Best cooker brands Cannon cookers
Cannon is part of the Indesit Company UK, which also owns cooker brands Indesit and Hotpoint. Cannon sells gas, electric and dual fuel freestanding and range cookers.
This guide focuses on Cannon freestanding cookers, but you can find out more about Cannon range cookers in our best range cooker brands guide.
Some Cannon cookers have the Cannon Precision Cooking System, which offers eight cooking functions aimed at cooking different types of food in the right conditions. But to what extent do these handy features make these cookers worth buying?
In our lab we’ve run extensive tests on Cannon gas and electric cookers - you can find out how each model scored in our reviews of Cannon cookers. You can also find out more about the key cooker features to look out for in our guide.
How much do Cannon cookers cost?
Cannon cookers typically cost between £350 and £650. But does this price tag mean you're paying for features you don't need or aren't worth having?
Our guide to choosing a cooker will help you decide what features will make your life easier, and once you've narrowed it down, our compare cookers tool will help you to find a model that suits your budget.
Which? verdict on Cannon cookers
Looking at all of the Cannon cookers we have tested since 2008, we have analysed how Cannon cookers do on average in our lab, and therefore whether they're worth buying.
Take a look at the table below to see the average score Cannon cookers obtain, how many are Best Buys or Don't Buys, as well as the pros and cons. You can also see what score Cannon gained for reliability when we asked members who own Cannon cookers.
We’ve tested cookers ranging in price from around £150 to just over £1,000, but our Best Buy freestanding cookers start at around £300.
When rating cookers we look at a number of elements:
- Oven - we use probes to test the accuracy of the temperature controls and bake cakes to check the evenness of baking at different levels in the oven. A good oven will produce evenly raised golden cakes no matter where they are placed in the oven.
- Hob - we heat a frying pan to 200°C then take a thermal image photograph to show the spread of heat across the hob. The best models will show even-heat distribution - meaning food will be cooked more evenly. We also see how quickly each model can heat a pan of boiling water and test the hob’s simmering ability by cooking rice pudding.
- Grill - we cover the grill tray with crustless white bread, place it under a hot grill and assess the size and evenness of the toasted area. Some poorly performing grills only manage to toast about 50% of the bread.
- Cleaning - we let a pan of rice water boiler over and heat a frying pan of oil so fat splatters on the hob. We also use chicken fat to dirty the inside of the oven and leave all these soils overnight. We then attempt to clean the oven using warm water, washing up liquid and a heavy duty scrub sponge. The best models can be cleaned up in a jiffy, while the worst will leave you scrubbing.
Read full reviews of cookers to find out how many in total have been awarded Best Buy or Don’t Buy status, in the Which? cooker reviews.
- See which models are Best Buy cookers
- Find out more about owners' views of Cannon cookers
- Watch our video on how we test cookers
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