Cooker Buying Guide
Freestanding cookers offer a handy amount of cooking flexibility and are designed to fit perfectly in between your kitchen units. If you’re not sure which type of cooker would be best for your everyday cooking needs, our buying guide will help point you in the right direction.
The first thing to consider before buying a new freestanding cooker is the space you have available to you. Measure the space in between your cabinet units to give you a clear idea of the cooker width you’ll need. We measure the widths of our freestanding cookers from side to side and in centimetres (cm). Our range of cookers offers two widths to help you find the perfect fit for your kitchen.
After you’ve decided which width would be best for your kitchen, you’ll next need to think about which fuel type you’d like. If you’re replacing your old cooker for a new one, be sure to make a note of the type of fuel you have in your kitchen- if it’s gas or electric, or a combination of the two. If you’re redesigning your kitchen on the other hand and are planning on converting to a different fuel type, our range offers dual fuel, gas and electric models to suit your needs.
Dual fuel cookers combine gas and electric power to offer the best results. An electric oven offers uniform and precise cooking while a gas hob offers responsive control for an authentic cooking experience.
An electric cooker is perfect for urban living or if you don’t have a gas supply running through your home. Most of our electric cookers come with a fan oven to offer uniform heat, while a ceramic or induction hob will add a modern touch to your kitchen.
A gas cooker is ideal for energy-efficient cooking with responsive control. Gas cookers are more cost effective to run than electric cookers and add a rustic and traditional charm to your kitchen thanks to the stylish gas hob.
The next thing to consider before buying a new freestanding cooker is the type of oven you’d like it to come with. Our range offers three oven types to suit your needs.
If you’re more of a traditional home cook, a conventional oven is ideal. Heat comes from the top and bottom heating elements, operating without a fan to circulate the heat. This provides a traditional style of cooking with hot air rising to the top of the oven.
If you do a lot of batch baking or often find yourself cooking different foods at the same temperature, a fan oven is the one for you. Heat is distributed evenly throughout the oven thanks to a fan (or in some cases multiple fans), being placed close to the heat source.
If you're a home cook who loves to experiment with different cooking methods, a multi-function oven is perfect for you. From grilling, to defrosting, not forgetting fan cooking and much more, a multi-function oven allows you to cook virtually any dish.
After you’ve decided on the fuel and oven type you’d like in your cooker, it’s time to decide which hob type would be best for you.
If you’re someone who looks for high efficiency and energy saving qualities in your kitchen appliances, then a Beko electric cooker with an induction hob would be perfect for you. A cooker with an induction hob will add a modern touch to your kitchen. You can find out more about our induction technology in the Extra Features section.
Moving a step up from our cookers with a basic electric hob, is our cookers that come with a ceramic hob. This type of hob is great for those who prefer excellent cooking results and are also after a sleek and stylish finish to be added to their kitchen. Our range of ceramic hobs offers models that come with dials as well as touch-control models, making them incredibly quick and easy to use.
For a more authentic cooking experience, our range of dual fuel cookers with a gas hob is ideal. The gas hobs on our cookers offer easy-to-use dials helping you control the heat levels of the cooking zones with precision. Offering models with cast iron pan supports and High-Efficiency™ gas burners, our cookers with a gas hob come with the features you need to help you every day.
Solid Plate Hob
If you’re after perfect cooking performance but are on a budget, consider our range of cookers with a solid plate hob. Their Rapidlite zones can heat up quickly to reach their maximum temperature to help you save time. Freestanding cookers with this basic electric hob type are very easy to use as well as easy to clean and are a great value for money option too.
Easy To Clean
The next factor you should consider when buying a freestanding cooker is how easy it is to clean. We’ve developed a host of self-cleaning and easy-clean solutions to help you save time in the kitchen.
We understand how time consuming it is to spend hours scrubbing your oven clean. So, we developed our SimplySteam™ technology. Simply set the oven to its steam cleaning mode and after just 25 minutes, all you’ll need to do is wipe away the dirt.
Easy to Clean Surface
We know that spillages on a hob can be difficult to clean up. So, we’ve added a specially designed glass to our induction and ceramic hobs which offers a flat and smooth surface, giving you the easiest of cleaning experiences.
The last, but far from the least, factor that you should consider when you’re looking for a new freestanding cooker, is the range of extra features that it will come with. Beko’s range of cookers offers a host of helpful and modern special features. Here are two of them highlighted:
Our cookers with an induction hob use electromagnetic waves to heat your induction friendly pan containing iron, to only heat the area of the pan which is in contact with the hob surface. By transferring heat to only the part of the cooking zone where the heat is needed, the induction hob offers quick, safe and energy-efficient cooking.
High-Efficiency™ Gas Burners
Some of our cookers with a gas hob come with highly efficient burners which direct the heat at a more precise angle, allowing for more heat to be transferred to your pan. Heat is quickly and evenly distributed across the bottom of your pan to help you achieve excellent cooking results while using up less of your gas, helping you save money on your energy bills.
Now that you have all the information you need to purchase the best cooker for you, why not browse our range of freestanding cookers?
Or if you’re planning on redesigning your kitchen, have you considered a built-in kitchen? Find out more about our built-in appliances here.