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Need a new gas cooker! - Recommendations?

Postby aero280 » October 17th, 2017, 5:59 pm

Our existing Cannon gas cooker has served us well for over 40 years, and it was secondhand when we got it!!

It all works OK, except the Regulo valve and gas feed seem blocked. The oven gas flow has become feeble. It doesn't really get hot enough.
Its advantages are that is is old enough to be gas only - no electric ignition, so it still works in power cuts. And it has an eye-level grill.

Any recommendations for a replacement?

There is a handy 13A socket for the gas ignition. But we would need a major operation to feed an electric cooker/dual fuel one.

And one with an eye-level grill. I like to see when things are cooked!
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Re: Need a new gas cooker! - Recommendations?

Postby Suelle » October 17th, 2017, 6:08 pm

Are you sure you'll get enough use out of a new one - I was reading recently that the government wants to phase out gas cookers by 2050! :lol:
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Re: Need a new gas cooker! - Recommendations?

Postby aero280 » October 17th, 2017, 7:14 pm

I'll only be 104 by then... :wave:
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Re: Need a new gas cooker! - Recommendations?

Postby StokeySue » October 18th, 2017, 9:09 am

Have a look at AO, even if you don't end up buying from them the descriptions and customer reviews are helpful, the Amazon of appliances!

I have a Stoves dual fuel, and like it, their all gas stove is one of the highest ratedby customers
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Re: Need a new gas cooker! - Recommendations?

Postby Seatallan » October 18th, 2017, 12:13 pm

aero280 wrote:And one with an eye-level grill. I like to see when things are cooked!


Oh me too... We really struggled to find a cooker with an eye level grill when previous one packed up. Not that this is any help to you I know.
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Re: Need a new gas cooker! - Recommendations?

Postby StokeySue » October 18th, 2017, 12:44 pm

I think the easiest way to get an eye level grill is to get a built in [double]oven with grill these days

Personally I agree with Michael Flanders, the advantage of an eye level grill is that the bacon can spit hot fat in your eye without the trouble of bending down for the pleasure :D

Seriously - I really never liked the blast of heat in the face, I had one that doubled as a rotisserie, cooked beautifully but I didn't enjoy using it
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Re: Need a new gas cooker! - Recommendations?

Postby suffolk » October 18th, 2017, 12:55 pm

StokeySue wrote:I think the easiest way to get an eye level grill is to get a built in [double]oven with grill these days


I agree ... I've had one in the past and it was marvellous ... when this oven dies I shall replace it with a wall mounted double oven with grill.
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Re: Need a new gas cooker! - Recommendations?

Postby aero280 » October 18th, 2017, 2:02 pm

Thanks for all the advice so far!

I'm wondering whether to go for a high level built-in unit. Then the grill would be high enough to look at without having to slide the tray out. I would have to add an extra unit to put it in.
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Re: Need a new gas cooker! - Recommendations?

Postby suffolk » October 18th, 2017, 2:19 pm

Aero ... that's what MIL has just had installed after years of having had a normal eye level grill ........ she loves the new one :tu:
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Re: Need a new gas cooker! - Recommendations?

Postby aero280 » October 18th, 2017, 3:23 pm

It would mean a separate gas hob though, and that would need a serious rearrangement of the kitchen. I will talk to OH!! :)
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Re: Need a new gas cooker! - Recommendations?

Postby suffolk » October 18th, 2017, 3:42 pm

But there'll be room for baking trays, roasting tins etc in a cupboard under the built in ovens, and the space under the hob will accommodate a normal sized under counter cupboard so there may well be more storage space than with a normal 'slot in cooker'. There certainly is in MIL's kitchen. :D
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