Heart-of-the-home range cookers

Meet the workshorse models designed to create a statement and make cooking for crowds a pleasure

1 BEST FOR… French flair

Though smaller than some ranges, the Grand Maman 90 (H90xW90xD70cm) has a big personality. Its vaulted oven shape effectively circulates heat, without fan assistance, for maximum moisture retention, while its stainless steel hob is equipped with five 3.5kW burners. Choose from 30 standard colours or go for a custom finish in virtually any shade.

2 BEST FOR… Modern AGA-owners

Devoted AGA fans yearning for the speed and efficiency of induction will love the company’s latest launch. Now available on its 5-oven Total Control and Dual Control models (H91.3xW147.8xD69.8cm), available in 14 colours, the state-of-the-art induction hob fits alongside the trusted boiling and simmering plates, bringing a new dimension to AGA cooking.

3 BEST FOR… Easy basting

This flexible Classic 100 (H93xW99.4xD60.4cm) range cooker’s neatest feature has to be its Handyrack shelving system, which brings the roasting pan out as you open the door, making it easy to baste joints and grab hot, heavy dishes. The sturdy five-burner cast iron hob boasts a wok burner, and one oven has a porthole door for effortless cake monitoring.

4 BEST FOR… Contemporary styling

Don’t discount minimalist range cooker designs in a country kitchen – the clean lines can really pack a punch amid classical cabinetry. This slick SY931 Symphony range cooker (H89.5xW90xD60cm) has a streamlined five-zone induction top and the latest cooking function such as Circulaire – a high performance fan system with rotisserie-style results. Available in stainless steel or black.

5 BEST FOR… Healthy fry-ups

Channel your inner Master Chef on this seriously solid professional-gradeICBDF484CG range cooker (H93.7xW121.6xD74.9cm). Hob-top cooking is a particular joy thanks to the charbroiler (for BBQ-style griddling) and teppanyaki plate, both designed to minimise oil use while maximizing flavour. Both ovens have digital temperature probes and pyrolitic self cleaning. Cooking modes include convection grilling, proofing and roasting.

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