Freestanding cookers: Compare features & prices Belling 356WH review http://www.which.co.uk/home-and-garden/kitchen/reviews/freestanding-cookers/belling-356wh/review/
The freestanding Belling 356WH electric cooker has a fan-assisted main oven and a top oven which can be used for convection cooking or as a grill. It is a fairly basic model so lacks some useful features such as an interior light - but does this electric cooker cook well enough to qualify as a Best Buy?
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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
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.
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.