A range cooker is by no means an impulse purchase, but buying one can offer some great long-term benefits. As we mentioned in a previous piece, the kitchen can often be the key to halting home depreciation, and given that cookers are often statement pieces, they play a key part in this.
To guide you through your choice, we’ve compiled a list of important things to consider once you decide it's time to invest in a range cooker.
When you first start browsing, range cookers may seem expensive, but it’s good to remember that they are long-term investments. Nowadays, there is a large variety at different price points, offering you the flexibility to find one that suits your budget. It’s also worth keeping in mind that, unlike built-in units, a freestanding cooker means you don’t have to worry about the overall cost of purchasing multiple separate units.
Adding value to house price
As previously mentioned, an up-to-date kitchen can have a real impact on the value of your home. Investing in a robust range cooker that will stand the test of time can save you money in the long run, and it will keep your kitchen looking contemporary for years to come. Choosing the right range cooker adds extra ‘wow factor’ to your kitchen, and can become a real selling point for any house.
Contrary to popular belief, range cookers aren’t all grand affairs. Modern units can come in a variety of sizes to meet your needs. Our Delphi range cookers start at a width of 90cm for the smallest unit, meaning that they take up far less space than you might expect.
All of our range cooker models come with a choice of induction or dual fuel, depending on your needs. When selecting your fuel type, there are several things to consider. Gas hobs and induction hobs each have their benefits, and which one you choose will depend on what you consider important about a range cooker.
A gas hob, for example, gives your cooker a more authentic look, and it means you don’t have to worry about the compatibility of your pans. An induction hob, on the other hand, is easy to clean due to its flat surface, and it offers a sleek and polished look.
Style (modern vs traditional design, which colour?)
Being the feature piece of the kitchen means that the style of your range cooker is an important decision to factor into your purchase. Choosing a modern style will ensure that your kitchen looks stylish and contemporary, whereas a traditional style offers a retro, yet timeless look.
Once you have chosen your preferred style, there’s the question of which colour to opt for. Cream, red, and black are popular choices, but if you’re looking for something bespoke, our Colourange service allows you to customise your range cooker to your choice of colour, thereby allowing you to match your cooker to anything from your kitchen walls to your favourite dress.