Cooker hob types

Electric Cooker Buying Guide

Electric cookers come in three different hob types, ranging from the uncomplicated and affordable solid plate cookers, to state-of-the art induction cookers that bring the wow factor into any kitchen.

11. Spectrum Lime Piece Pan Set: £3 Dunelm Mill

The quirky colour makes these purse-friendly pans aesthetically appealing (with other vibrant tones also available). Practically, they are on par with the Argos Home set, with all the same benefits (stay-cool handles and handy glass lids) – it’s just that you get two more for your extra tenner and they are also induction friendly. Also like the Argos ones, beware of occasional cold spots and wash up with care.

Most importantly, don’t put them anywhere near the dishwasher.

Choosing a Cooker Hood

What Type of Cooker Hood Do You Need?

Depending on your culinary prowess, cooking on a hob can produce a host of tantalising (or not so tantalising) aromas. What you can smell are tiny particles of your foo made airborne by heat. The bad news is that these particles will happily spread throughout your home and condense, causing unwelcome odours to seep into cushions, and moisture to work its way into walls and porous furniture.

Air extraction to outside

A Cooker Hood which extracts the air to the outside operates more efficiently than one that recirculates the air as a carbon filter (which removed the odours) is not needed with an extracting Cooker Hoo only a grease filter is necessary. However the heat in the expelled air is lost to the building and needs to be replaced by cold air drawn in in cold weather this will increase heating bills but in hot weather it can provide desired cooling.

The Number One Oven Cleaning Solution For All Cooking Appliances

A domestic oven takes a lot of flak through everyday use. Constant high temperatures, bubbling grease and dripping fat can leave your cooker caked in dirt and grime.