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Range Cookers under £1000 - what do you recommend?

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babysaurus Fri 02-Sep-11 22:50:25

We want to buy a range cooker, freestanding, our new house. We did like a Smeg one but have since read opinions on MN (and due to MN I seem to no longer have a mind of my own) which are less than flattering so am wondering about other makes / designs.
I know there was a thread on range cookers recently but a lot of them were more than £1500 / 2000 which we can't really afford.
So, any tips....?
Thank you

Sinkingfeeling Fri 02-Sep-11 23:15:18

Don't go for Smeg! We've had lots of problems with ours. Sorry, not helpful I know but will be watching this thread with interest ...

Mammonite Fri 02-Sep-11 23:29:06

Buy mine! But seriously I don't think you can go wrong with a Rangemaster, also people I know with Stoves ranges have recommended them. If I could find it I'd buy one secondhand, cookers are a good buy used as there's not much to go wrong and you can get all the parts if it does.

BMW6 Sat 03-Sep-11 09:28:51

Flavel Aspen - has 8 gas burners, 2 electric ovens (one is fan assisted), seperate electric grill & pan storage compartment. Got it via internet for 480.00 brand new (price varied up to 580.00 from Boots) last month & am really pleased with it. The only criticism I make is that the pan supports are all the same size, so very small saucepans are too unstable to use safely. Otherwise a great buy for the price & & various people in the know have told me that Flavel (aka Leisure) is a well respected brand.

babysaurus Sun 04-Sep-11 19:51:45

Thanks everyone.
I have gone off the Smeg idea since reading MN! Never thought of secondhand, but will look into it now and see. I love the Rangemaster one's but they are too much, when bought new anyway.
I have heard that Stoves can be a bit crap but it seems as if this is not the norm...?

babysaurus Sun 04-Sep-11 19:54:16

Had a very quick look on Ebay and there are quite a few Rangemasters for sale - up to about £600. Is this worth looking into? (We are a while off ordering an oven as not even got a kitchen fitted but would like to have a bit of knowledge for when the time comes!)

geraldine62 Sun 04-Sep-11 22:12:01

We've had our Stoves range for 6 years and it's fantastic. Agree that Smegs are useless, although they do look very nice.

babysaurus Sun 04-Sep-11 22:23:30

Cool - the Smeg we liked was cheaper than we thought it would be but clearly they are a bit of a liability! Need to research further! Want something as good as poss re cash, rather than spending on cheap that needs to be replaced so need to look into second hand I reckon.
May change mind again in 5 mins though! grin

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