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Best kitchen brands

Wickes kitchens

By Liz Ransome-Croker

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Put us to the test

Our Test Labs compare features and prices on a range of products. Try Which? to unlock our reviews. You'll instantly be able to compare our test scores, so you can make sure you don't get stuck with a Don't Buy.

Interested in buying a Wickes kitchen? Read our Wickes kitchen review to find out what company's customers really think of its kitchens' quality and value for money.

We've compiled the views of 2,238 Which? members on their kitchen and sent kitchen units from all the major brands to the lab, including Wickes.

Which? members can log in now to unlock the tables below and see how Wickes was rated by its customers for durability, customer service and value for money.

You can also see how they rated its installation service, and read comments from Wickes kitchen owners, as well as get access to our best and worst kitchen brands page where you can see how all the brands compare.

Logging in will also reveal how Wickes' units performed when they were assessed in the lab by experts, and whether it made the cut to be a Which? Best Buy - only three brands were worthy.

If you're not a Which? member, you can join Which? to see this, plus reviews of thousands of products, from washing machines to ovens. 

Wickes kitchen units 

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Wickes kitchen unit lab test results
Unit Lab score Quality Loading shelves, drawers and doors Drawers and runners Hinges
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Ratings are overall and encompass a number of different assessments

Alongside our survey, we've assessed kitchen units in lab conditions to see whether they're worthy of a Best Buy logo. 

When these were combined with ratings from our survey, brands need to score more than 70% overall to be in with the chance of a Best Buy award.

You can find out more about our lab tests by visiting our how we test kitchens page.

Wickes customer satisfaction survey results 

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Wickes kitchens survey ratings
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Value for money Subscriber only content

In our survey, we asked people how satisfied they are with the brand and whether they would recommend it to a friend. We then combine these to create an overall customer score. 

We also asked customers to rate specific elements, including value for money and durability, on a seven-point scale from very poor to excellent.

Visit our page on the best and worst kitchen brands to see how Wickes kitchens compares with other brands for each area.

Wickes kitchen doors, drawers and worktops 

Wickes kitchen doors, worktops and drawers
Quality of doors Quality of worktops Durability of doors Durability of worktops Durability of drawers
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We also asked people to rate the quality and durability of different components of the kitchen they bought, as well as the quality of worktops and doors.

You can also visit our kitchen units, doors and worktops page to see how the different materials for components compare, as rated by kitchen owners.

Wickes kitchens installation 

Wickes kitchens customer installation ratings
Customer score Arranging Speed Installation quality and finish Mess during and after installation Keeping to arranged times Communication Resolving problems
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In our survey, we also asked kitchen owners about the installation process, asking them to rate the speed of installation, the quality, mess made and the communication from the installer, to see whether it was hassle-free or a total pain.

Log in or join Which? to see what Wickes' customers had to say about the service, and read analysis from our lab assessments to get insider knowledge on how easy Wickes' units are to install.

Head over to our kitchen installation page to see how Wickes, Ikea, John Lewis, Magnet and Wren Kitchens were rated.

Wren Kitchens customer comments 

As well as rating the brands, we asked customers to give us more details about their experiences. 

Log in now to find out what Wickes' customers had to say about the brand. If you're not a member, join Which? to gain access to this and all our expert advice and reviews across the site.

Wickes kitchens and services 

Click through our gallery to see a range of Wickes kitchens across different prices and styles, including modern and traditional kitchens.

Wickes has 37 kitchens which are split across into two categories: contemporary and classic/traditional. Its kitchens come with matt or gloss finishes and in a range of muted colours.

Its Ready to Fit range contains eight kitchens, some from the other ranges, that are flat-pack, and ready to take home and assemble, either yourself or by your chosen installer. 

Wickes says its cabinet edges are reinforced to provide extra protection and that its Blum hinges and drawer systems mean they close softly and are guaranteed for a lifetime.

You can order a free kitchen brochure online, and you can look at the kitchens in store or browse online. 

Cost of a mid-range Wickes kitchen: Log in now to discover the price of a mid-range Wickes kitchen when we went undercover to visit each brand to ask for a specific kitchen layout in summer 2017.

This will also unlock Wickes’s scores and our kitchen costs page, where you can see how Wickes compares on price with other kitchen brands and how we collected these prices. You can also find out how much the average kitchen costs and read our tips on how to keep costs down.

Planning/design service: Wickes offers a free design service at your home, where the designer will come and measure up and advise on what will suit your needs. Once plans are ready, go in store to see the design, discuss changes and get a quote. You can also go in store for general advice. Wickes doesn't offer kitchen design software.

Installation: Optional fitting service at extra cost, using its national network of Wickes Approved kitchen installers. 

Kitchen appliances, flooring and tiles: Large kitchen appliances from a range of brands, kitchen flooring and wall tiles, all fitted at extra cost - visit our home appliances page to find the best appliances for you.

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