Which? reveals two new Best Buy range cookersDual-fuel, gas and induction range cookers tested

04 March 2014

Britannia RC-10XGG-QL-S range cooker

Is the Britannia RC-10XGG-QL-S range cooker worth its £2,600 price tag?

We’ve just tested 10 new range cookers costing from £520 to £2,600. Cookers on test include dual-fuel, all-gas and electric induction hob models - but which two scored high enough to be named Best Buys in our range cooker reviews?

The latest collection of range cookers we’ve tested includes models from Aga Rangemaster, Belling, Britannia, John Lewis, New World, Kenwood, Leisure and Smeg. As well as seven dual-fuel models, we’ve reviewed two gas-only cookers and one electric range cooker with an induction hob.

Whether you want a 90cm, 100cm or 110cm-wide range cooker, you can see all of the models we’ve tested that are currently in the shops by visiting our range cooker reviews.

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Best and worst range cookers

Our tests unearthed two high-scoring Best Buy range cookers, which were awarded 69% and 66% overall. One of them wowed us with its excellent grill and hob, while the other scored five out of five for how quickly it preheats and how easy it is to clean.

The worst range cooker we tested in this round scored a disappointing 57%, partly due to its poor grill, which heated little more than a third of the grill pan’s surface area.

The two gas-only range cookers we tested are cheaper to buy - as well as being cheaper to un - while the dual-fuel range cookers vary widely in price: the John Lewis JLRC906 is relatively cheap at £999 while the Britannia RC-10XGG-QL-S costs almost £2,600.

If you want to buy a range cooker and have a set budget in mind, you can filter your search results by using our compare range cooker features and prices tool.

New range cooker reviews

Below is a full a list of the range cookers we’ve just reviewed. To find out more about each model, just click the link:

Dual-fuel range cooker reviews

  • Britannia RC-10XGG-QL-S - £2,599
  • John Lewis JLRC906 - £999
  • Leisure CookMaster CK110F232K - £1,199
  • Leisure CuisineMaster CS100C510X - £1,199
  • Rangemaster Hi-Lite HLT90DFSS - £1,365
  • Rangemaster Elise 110 DF - £1,995
  • Smeg TR93P - £1,799

Gas range cooker reviews

  • New World 100GT CH - £651
  • Kenwood CK305G - £520

Range cooker with electric induction hob review

  • Belling DB490EI - £1,049

Typical online prices correct on 1 March 2014.

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