To want to know where all the gas ovens have gone??

(63 Posts)
RevoltingPeasant Sun 29-Sep-13 18:42:13

DH and I moved house recently and we need a new oven, as the current one makes an odd roaring noise when the grill is used hmm and also the seals on the door have gone so badly that last night DH actually sat on the floor holding the door closed whilst our dinner cooked.

I told him we'd laugh about it one day.....

Anyhow we are looking for a gas oven, but there only seem to be three brands available, most reviews (eg Which) are pretty uninspiring, and they all seem much smaller than electric ovens.

I always thought most people in this country had gas ovens, but AIBU to think it's quite hard to find a decent one now?

gordyslovesheep Sun 29-Sep-13 18:44:08

john lewis has loads

WorldPeaceAndFreeProsecco Sun 29-Sep-13 18:45:10

I've got one in my garage if you want it.

gordyslovesheep Sun 29-Sep-13 18:45:33

I see loads of them aren't gas though <pokes self in eye>

we have an electric oven with gas hob as have most people I know. My mum has a free standing gas oven/hob.

argos has loads - both built in and free-standing

RevoltingPeasant Sun 29-Sep-13 18:54:17

Gordy that's the issue! I've looked at John Lewis, Currys, Debenhams, and Appliances Online and they all sell only Belling, New World and Stoves, and the reviews online are basically not great.

I did try to convince DH to get electric with gas hob, but it would cost about 200 quid to get an socket out in, before the oven....

world that is unbelievably generous smile but I think we would want a new one with guarantee, etc. really kind of you though smile

FredFredGeorge Sun 29-Sep-13 19:03:36

Aren't electric fan ovens just that little bit better than gas (where fans are not an option unless more expensive and large) So it's more the fan that's the deciding factor that have biased the preference enough that you now only have a lot of choice in electric.

RevoltingPeasant Sun 29-Sep-13 19:04:40

Powerhoop, thanks! The problem seems to be that we have a hob which is fine, and then a double oven built under the workspace. The thing now seems to be built in ovens at eye level.....

mantlepiece Sun 29-Sep-13 19:06:06

We have just had the same problem!

You will find the stoves one has an electric grill in it I think which requires the expensive consumer unit to be fitted. We had a Stoves one which was great and wanted to replace it with the same, but not available now.

We did not want an electric consumer unit fitted as it would result in walls from 1st floor down to be chased, plastered and redecorated.

We couldn't go with a slot in because of pipework behind the kitchen units so had to be a built under model.

We basically ended up with a choice of 2.. we have gone with the Kenwood, a Currys own make. Is not ideal so don't think I could recommend it to you.

MousyMouse Sun 29-Sep-13 19:07:26

they all went to hell where they belong.
get a fan assisted electric oven. much better!

WorldPeaceAndFreeProsecco Sun 29-Sep-13 19:07:57

No problem.

We had to buy it when we moved in here and realised there was no electric oven point, only gas.

Then we replaced the kitchen and put in a new electric oven so the gas one has been sitting in the garage since then taking up space.

If anyone wants it, PM me. It needs a good clean (it's covered in dust) but works fine.

It can be my good deed for the day.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

DeWe Sun 29-Sep-13 19:12:39

If you can afford it induction hobs are brilliant. Never thought I'd prefer them to gas, dh talked me (very reluctantly) round and now I think they're much better. The instant reaction of gas, combined with the ease to clean of electric.

MaidOfStars Sun 29-Sep-13 19:13:49

Agree with MousyMouse, fan electric is the way to go.

MaidOfStars Sun 29-Sep-13 19:14:48

And agree with DeWe, induction hobs are the way to go.

RevoltingPeasant Sun 29-Sep-13 19:19:50

WorldPeace DH says Oooooh where do you live? grin we are in the South West.....

But I think we may have to save up and get elected.

The Zanussi one is a complete cooker, with hob, right? We currently had a fitted, built under oven and a separate fitted hob. So to buy that one, we'd have to rip the hob out of the workspace.

Lonecatwithkitten Sun 29-Sep-13 19:21:36

Gas ovens are rubbish and heat unevenly. Gas hob with electric oven that can be either fan or standard oven is the best option.

SomethingOnce Sun 29-Sep-13 19:21:49

I've always thought the lack of combustion gives a very dry heat in electric ovens and that's why they are not as good, but maybe I've only ever used crap ones.

Please, electric oven fans, set me straight and tell me what's what brands-wise! I will soon have kitchen decisions to make and I'm terrible at decisions.

WorldPeaceAndFreeProsecco Sun 29-Sep-13 19:22:32

grin We're in the South East.

Gas ovens are basically shit anyway.

I LOVE my fan oven. It cleans itself, you know.

MousyMouse Sun 29-Sep-13 19:24:19

we had a gas cooker and oven replaced earlier this year and needed new electrics for that.
didn't cost too much, considering that a 10m cable had to be fiddled below the kitchen floor, about 150£. nearly no mess. and totally worth it imo.

SomethingOnce Sun 29-Sep-13 19:24:24

Why did you want a gas oven, RP?

RevoltingPeasant Sun 29-Sep-13 19:26:28

WorldP I knooooooow <whingey>

I want an eleeeeectric one. That cleans itself, and pref will also do my ironing and water next door's garden when she is away.

Think I may needy go and wear DH down.

Something, Bosch, Smeg, AEG all good, I believe.

RevoltingPeasant Sun 29-Sep-13 19:27:28

Something, cause that's how the kitchen is fitted now, and we'd need a 20 amp wotsit put in to run the electric.

Lonecatwithkitten Sun 29-Sep-13 19:28:34

Look in John Lewis they have a range of self cleaning ovens that are made for them by the parent company of Bosch/Die Dietrich which are considerably cheaper.

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