Deal of the week: save over £80 on this freestanding gas cookerGet over 20% off this Zanussi gas cooker

01 November 2012

Zanussi ZCG561FW cut

This Zanussi ZCG561FW freestanding gas cooker is currently reduced at Electrical Discount UK to only £289, saving you over £80.

The freestanding Zanussi ZCG561FW gas cooker has an oven and a separate grill compartment, and Zanussi claims that the removable glass door makes it easy to clean and its multi-zone oven and variable grill means food will be heated evenly.

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At less than £300, it's reasonably priced. But will it really cook your food evenly and be easy to clean? 

Find out how this Zanussi ZCG561FW gas cooker did in our expert lab test to see if it's worth spending your money on. 

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How we test freestanding cookers

It's impossible to tell just by looking at this cooker in the shops how evenly it will heat your food. But that's where Which? comes in. When testing freestanding cookers in the lab we look at:

  • Useable capacity - we use fake turkeys, chickens and roast beef joints to see how much of the oven you can actually use, compared to what the manufacturers claim.
  • Heat distribution - we bake shortbread to reveal how effective the cookers are at spreading heat right around the oven.
  • Pre-heating and accuracy - setting the ovens to high and low temperatures, we measure how long they take to reach the target and how accurate they are.
  • Grill and hob - we see how evenly the grill cooks using white crustless bread, and measure how quickly the hob heats up a pan of water from 15°C to 90°C.
  • Energy use - so you won't inadvertently buy a cooker that costs a lot to run, we check how much energy each cooker uses.

See our video on what makes a Best Buy freestanding cooker. 

Deal of the week

Spotted this freestanding Zanussi ZCG561FW gas cooker for less elsewhere? Let us know – email with the details and we’ll update this page. All prices correct at 10am, 26 October 2012.

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