With Christmas just around the corner, now is the perfect time to consider your cooker. The festive season is all about feeding family and friends. From December get-togethers to Christmas lunch, Boxing Day brunch and New Year’s entertaining, your cooker will really need to earn its keep in the coming months. Take a look at your current model and think about whether it offers enough capacity. Does it have one or two or more ovens? Is there a grill? What about the hob? Does it fit in with the fuel you like to cook with and what added features and functions does it provide? By considering your current configuration and thinking ahead to the big day, you’ll know if you need to upgrade. Thankfully, Rangemaster has a cooker for every cook. From those who just like to heat things up to aspiring chefs who go all-out, there’s a model to suit.
BEST FOR FAMILIES
Take the Nexus 110 Induction shown below. This cooker is perfect for families as it’s safe, energy efficient and easy to clean. Nexus is a sleek, modern cooker with an energy-saving induction hob. Induction is hugely popular for many reasons. As well as using minimal energy, as it’s the pan that heats up rather than the hob, it’s also safer for families with young children dashing about and it’s quick and easy to wipe clean. The Nexus looks stunning in a contemporary or industrial-style kitchen with high-gloss handleless cabinets and it comes in a choice of on-trend finishes - Slate, Charcoal Black, Black, White or Stainless Steel. It has a multifunction seven-function left-hand oven, a fanned right-hand oven, a drawer for warming plates or proving dough and catalytic liners for easy cleaning.
BEST FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY
With the cost of living still on everyone’s minds and energy prices on the up, the Classic 90 FX is ideal for those looking to save on their bills. This is thanks to its energy-saving panel, which is great when you don’t need to use a full oven to cook. The panel will divide the cavity in half so you’re only heating one side, saving energy and cutting down on energy bills. You can then use the other side to warm up plates before serving. The cooker has just one oven but it has a large capacity of 114 litres and it’s multifunction, so it can cope with all kinds of dishes, from mid-week meals to the Sunday roast. It also has a full-width storage drawer to keep baking trays and the energy-saving panel in, which saves space. And as it’s just 90cm wide, it’s great for smaller kitchens. The classic styling suits more traditional cabinetry, especially painted Shaker designs, and it comes in Mineral Green, Slate, Stone Blue, Black or Cream.
BEST FOR DUAL FUEL
Cooks who like the controllability and familiarity of a gas hob with the ease of an electric oven should look to the Rangemaster Professional+ collection. The Professional+ 90 design shown below is a dual fuel model that offers two spacious fanned ovens, separate glide-out grill and a five-burner gas hob with multi-ring wok burner. This cooker is ideal for those who love to whip up speedy stir-fries and sizzling steaks, as it’s perfect for cooking different types of dishes all at the same time. Choose from Stainless Steel, Black, Cranberry or Cream and benefit from the programmable oven, premium Catch-rite door mechanism and Nite-Lite clock that automatically dims during the evening, great for open-plan kitchens.
BEST FOR HEALTHY COOKING
Those who want to embrace a healthier lifestyle in the New Year will benefit from cooking with the Nexus Steam range cooker. It has a dedicated injection steam cavity so you can prepare meals that retain all those nutrients, vitamins and minerals as well as flavour and texture. Along with steaming, you can also use this cooker for roasting, batch baking and rapid cooking as well as grilling, griddling, boiling and simmering and there’s a proving drawer for dough so would-be Great British Bakers can practise their skills, too. The Nexus Steam comes in dual fuel or induction models as well as a choice of Slate, Black, Charcoal Black, Ivory and Stainless Steel finishes.
BEST FOR RURAL PROPERTIES
The Classic Deluxe 100 Induction is ideal for anyone living out in the countryside with no access to mains gas, as it can be converted to LPG. A traditionally styled cooker, there’s a huge choice of colours – White, Black, Charcoal Black, Cranberry, Cream, Mineral Green, Olive Green, Racing Green, Regal Blue, Royal Pearl, Slate and Stone Blue – with a brass or chrome trim. The bevelled doors, arched glass window, towel rail and chunky controls all add to the timeless design while the multifunction and fanned ovens plus grill allow for versatile cooking of all sorts of dishes. The perfect range cooker to complement a farmhouse kitchen.