Freestanding cookers: Compare features & prices Beko BDVG694SP review http://www.which.co.uk/home-and-garden/kitchen/reviews/freestanding-cookers/beko-bdvg694sp/review/
The Beko BDVG694SP is a freestanding gas cooker with two ovens, a grill and a four-burner hob. It also has a digital timer that can be used as a minute minder. But can it grill, simmer and bake as well as our Best Buy cookers? Read on to find out how this gas cooker fared when we packed it off to the test lab.
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Whether the cooker is powered by gas, electricity or both. Some people prefer the flexibility a gas hob and electric oven offer.
Whether the cooker has one oven cavity or two. Cookers with two ovens will usually offer more flexibility and space to cook with. Some single ovens will come with a very large cooking space.
Cookers with oven fans are usually better at distributing heat around the oven, heat up quickly and reduce cooking times.
Whether the cooker has a multifunction oven that offers fan, grill and conventional oven cooking ability
The type of grill the cooker has, some have a cavity all to themselves, others are built into the upper oven.
Whether the hob is electric ceramic, electric plate, gas or induction
Top oven usable volume (l)
This is the actual space that you can use to cook with in the top oven. It's the space available above the lowest shelf in its lowest position up to 3cm below the top of the oven.
Main oven usable volume (l)
This is the actual space that you can use to cook with in the main oven. It's the space available above the lowest shelf in its lowest position, up to 3cm below the top of the oven.
Cooker width (cm)
Four-ring freestanding cookers come in four standard widths, 50cm, 55cm and 60cm. Actual measurements show that some cookers are about 5mm wider, but should still fit into standard sized gaps. The measurement given here is the standard width of the cooker, rather than the exact width measurement.
Oven usable volume (l)
This is the actual space that you can use to cook with in the main and top ovens. It's the space available above the lowest shelf in its lowest position up to 3cm below the top of the oven.
Cookers can come with catayltic liners that absorb splashes, pyrolytic programs that burn of food spills at very high temperatures or conventional linings that need to be cleaned manually
Cookers usually come in more than one colour, so if you're looking for a black oven but we only have the stainless steel, check with the manufacturer.
Annual running costs (£)
This is based on roasting a chicken three times a week in the main oven.