How do you know what the ampage/wattage is for your cooker?

(3 Posts)
LadyAlysVorpatril Sun 03-Aug-14 18:32:24

I don't even know if I've phrased that correctly... our cooker broke, we're trying to buy a new one but one of the reviews says make sure you know what your ampage is. How do I find out?

I have tried googling it but to no avail. I can only conclude this is a really simple thing that everyone else already understands? Please enlighten me!

wowfudge Mon 04-Aug-14 08:04:18

I think this might be to do with whether the cooker just plugs into the electricity socket like any other appliance or whether it has one of those red switches specially for it - often marked 'cooker'. A lot of cheap slot in cookers are the former.

specialsubject Mon 04-Aug-14 14:32:11

most electric cookers draw a lot of current (amps) and need to be connected to the dedicated 30A circuit. You can get ones that will run off a normal 13A plug, Baby Bellings or similar. Don't do this if you don't need to!

have a look at your fusebox/circuit breaker box; you should have a dedicated ring main for the cooker labelled 30 amps. How i the current cooker connected?

(obviously don't touch anything live!)

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