Buying A Conventional Range Style Appliance

By on 14th June 2013 (updated: 10th March 2020) in AGA

Here at Ovenu we understand that buying a range style cooker is a huge investment. These large appliances are a timeless feature in any kitchen, so it’s important that you fully comprehend exactly what you’re getting for your money.

When it comes to big brand range style cooking, one name has dominated the market for many decades. AGA developed the range cooker during the 1920’s and although many other brands have long since taken the range cooker and developed their own style, AGA are still a popular household name, and their brand has become synonymous with range style cooking.

Of course this prestige does bring with it quite a hefty price tag, but luckily there are many other brands that offer fantastic alternatives. Many of these other brands have more than enough unique merits and features to make them serious competitors to AGA’s much admired cookers.

It’s good to know that if you’re looking for a range style appliance for your kitchen then you’re practically spoilt for choice. In fact, there’s so much variety on the market it can often be difficulty to choose exactly what you want, which is why we’ve compiled this comparison of four of the major kitchen appliance manufacturers in order to help you decide which is best for your kitchen.


Everhot have been producing powerful heat storage cookers for over 30 years now, and they now offer a wide selection of range style appliances, from their original Everhot 60 to their larger, feature-rich 150 Series. Since their conception, the brand has utilised their knowledge and expertise to deliver a truly unforgettable cooking experience.

The Everhot 100, for example, has the traditional style of an original English range cooker, with the modern twist of an electric oven. Featuring three top-of-the-range ovens, its beautiful cast iron design provides a perfectly balanced appliance that is sure to form the centrepiece of any kitchen. All of Everhot’s ovens are also available in a choice of 7 delectable colours, including strikingly rich burgundy and deep graphite; these cookers are designed to fit with all kinds of kitchens.

Everhot’s 100 Range can be bought here, prices start at £6,115 including VAT.


Belling’s Colour Boutique Classic 100GT showcases the very best features of the brand’s classic range style appliances, with a modern colourful twist.

With a remarkable 3.5KW wok burner, easy clean enamel and an extra storage compartment as well as two very powerful ovens, these traditional style ovens are the perfect blend of classic style with modern technology.

These retro-looking cookers are available in six stunning colours, including a floral burst pink and hot and hot jalapeno red.

Belling’s Boutique Classic range is available from all good electrical retailers and prices start at just £1,129.


Luxurious French cooker manufacturers Lacanche offer a huge selection of highly customisable range style appliances. No matter what the design of your kitchen, Lacanche will have something that suits you.

For those who are stuck for space but still want the prestige of a range style appliance, Lacanche have models that start at just 70cm wide. But if you’ve got the room, why not invest in their massive 220cm wide Vezelay cooker?

What’s amazing about Lacanche’s range is just how incredibly customisable they actually are. The brand’s ‘Build Your Cooker’ section allows you to make your appliance completely unique with a huge selection of colours and interchangeable features.

If you’re in the market for a traditional medium sized range cooker then their bestselling 100cm Macon model is perfect for you. With its three fast-heating ovens and dual fuel capabilities this oven is a powerful addition to any kitchen.

These awesome ovens begin at £5690 at can be bought directly from Lacanche.


Britannia has five different collections of range cooker available, all with varying styles and traits. Those looking for the full range cooker experience without sacrificing their kitchen’s modern aesthetic will appreciate Britannia’s Sigma range. It’s the perfect combination of that impressive range cooker power melded with modern design and technology.

For a truly traditional experience though users needn’t look any further than the Britannia Classic XG 100cm cooker, with ceramic, dual fuel, induction and LPG heaters. This cooker is fully kitted out, featuring six burners on its gas hotplate, two powerful ovens and a rotisserie. Combine that with the fact that almost every Britannia oven is ‘A rated’ for energy efficiency, and available in four different colours, including the sleek stainless steel, and you’ve got the perfect appliance for every kitchen.

The Britannia Classic XG cooker can be brought online or in all good home stores and prices start at just £4,119 including VAT.

Above are just four choices for traditional range style cookers, but there’s obviously a huge selection out there to choose from. Be sure to shop around and compare prices and you’ll find the appliance that’s right for you in no time.

Rik Hellewell is the Founder & Managing Director of Ovenu and a member of the Approved Franchise Association. He established Ovenu in 1993, cleaning 4,000 ovens and proving his concept over five years before starting the franchise business. Since then he has helped over 200 franchisees achieve their dreams of running successful businesses of their own. Established for over 25 years, the Ovenu concept has proven successful across the UK, New Zealand, Australia and the USA.