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Don't Buy freestanding cookers

by Jane Darling
Don't Buy cookers are the models that fared so badly in our independent tests, that we recommend you avoid them altogether.

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The image above shows the real-life implications of our testing. How our expert lab tests separate the freestanding cookers you should avoid from those recommended as freestanding cooker Best Buys.

Freestanding cookers to avoid

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Which? has reviewed the latest freestanding cookers, including models by AEG, Belling, Hotpoint, Indesit and Zanussi. Our test results reveal which combine a great oven, grill and hob, as well as being easy to use.

  • The Which? test lab puts all freestanding cookers through rigorous tests, including recording how quickly and accurately the oven heats up, whether the hob can boil water quickly but also simmer gently, and if the grill spreads heat evenly.
  • Each freestanding cooker gets awarded a Which? test score so you can see the best and worst cookers at a glance, and how they compare on features and specifications.
  • Our Which? freestanding cooker tests cover many brands, and a range of prices and types, including those with single and double ovens, and gas, electric and dual fuel models.

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