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Rangemaster cooker question

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macherie Sun 12-Jul-09 22:59:01

Trying to decide between 2 models, the professional 110 which has a standard grill, and the elite se 110 which has the grill in the oven.

I like the idea of the grill in the oven as we cook a lot of fish, but hate the lingering fishy smell and thought that cooking with the door closed might cut down on that.

Have a range type cooker already, and it is awful, constantly breaking down and so hard to get anyone to fix it. The grill has been bust for about a year now and I really miss it!

Would love to hear any opinons, thanks.

stubbyfingers Sun 12-Jul-09 23:06:08

We have the excel and it's absolutely marvellous, I get so much enjoyment using it! But enough gushing, the grill is it's only weakness as the tray that rolls out on gliders is very close to the grill so, for example, a thick chop would be touching the element. I suppose with a grill in the oven you can put the grill pan wherever you want?

I also hate the lingering smell of fish and prefer to cook fish in the oven using those cooking bag things and the odour is v minimal.

macherie Sun 12-Jul-09 23:11:38

Is the excel the one with the slow oven? <flicks quickly through catalogue>

I love the sound of that!

I was searching through old threads and a lot of people seem to dislike the grill, but if you can't even cook a thick chop in it, it's a bit pointless.

stubbyfingers Mon 13-Jul-09 07:27:00

Yes it has the slow oven/plate warmer. It's this one We tend to do things like chops on the griddle now.

We got ours from the Boots website as though the price was similar to other sites, the £70 of advantage points made it the cheapest.

Fruitysunshine Mon 13-Jul-09 07:30:13

I agree with stubby fingers. I love my separate grill and it is really cool the way it rolls out but it is very close to the element and you can't get anything much thicker than a slice of break to cook without touching the element.

I won't gush too much about mine. Just yesterday morning I cooked a full english brunch for 6 people on it and used lots of my cooker! sigh

It's the little things in life!

stubbyfingers Mon 13-Jul-09 07:38:20

I justify the expense to myself by thinking that I spent loads more on my car and get exactly zero pleasure from it, whereas my fab cooker brings me joy every day.

How sad is that?!

macherie Mon 13-Jul-09 09:35:24

Definately agree it's worth spending money on something that is such a big part of your life!

It's the grill that's really putting me off. Our grill has been broken for ages and really miss it as there's no substitute for grilled rashers! Also find a grill invaluable for finishing off omlettes, gratins, cheese on toast, that kind of thing.

I don't want to spend a fortune and find I can't grill a lamb chop.

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