Cookers & Ovens

Find the best deals, discounts and finance options on cookers and ovens

Buying a Cooker

A cooker is an essential household appliance and when buying a new one there are a few factors you should take into account.

  • Buy New or Second Hand
  • Use a Finance Option: Pay Weekly, Monthly or Pay Later
  • Make Use of Sales & Discounts
  • Specs: Free Standing, Built in, Gas or Electric

The kitchen is often the heart of the home, and the centrepiece of most kitchens is the cooker. It’s important to make the right choice of cooking appliance to suit your home and your needs.

When choosing a cooker you need to be practical about the appliance in terms of capabilities and specification, but also you need to take into account it will be the main focus in the kitchen so it better look good too!

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Cookers on Finance: Spread the Cost

Cookers can be a very expensive purchase, even very basic cookers cost from around £200 upwards. Many people nowadays do not have the cash available to buy a cooker and pay for it all at once, particularly for decent, branded cookers and ovens.

Luckily there are many stores in the UK which offer a range of flexible finance schemes to purchase their appliances. Most high street store will have some kind of credit plan available, with some offering 0% interest free credit.

The trouble with the majority of these high street credit plans, is that you tend to need squeaky clean credit history to be accepted. Catalogue companies like Littlewoods and Very all offer flexible credit plans and you could get accepted even if you have a bad credit rating or no credit history whatsoever, however there is never a guarantee of getting approved.

Credit provided is subject to the customer successfully passing the credit and affordability checks.

Benefits
  • Spread the Cost of an Expensive Item
  • Get the Cooker immediately when you need it
  • Some stores let you pay nothing for 6 months
Negatives
  • Interest Rates & Deposits
  • Must Buy New rather than Second Hand
  • Could negatively affect credit rating if payments are missed

Things to Consider

There are of course a number of points to consider before buying a new cooker, the most obvious being gas or electric? Gas cookers are cheaper to run and generally offer more flexibility and control, but if you do not have mains gas this may not be the best option.

Whether you want a free-standing cooker to fit into a space between the existing kitchen units or would prefer a built-in oven and hob is the next decision. This will usually depend on whether you are replacing just the oven or are purchasing as part of a new kitchen or refurbishment.

Also, when comparing prices on cooker finance remember to always check the "total amount payable" figure to ensure you choose the best and cheapest deal.

One final thing to consider is whether or not to buy a used or refurbished cooker rather than a new one. You're likely to save quite a bit of money doing it this way but there is of course the added risk of the cooker not lasting as long.

Cooker Dimensions

Most cookers are fairly standard in size and so if you're simply replacing an old cooker you shouldn't have much of a problem, but it's always important to double check the cooker you want will actually fit in your kitchen!

Freestanding vs Integrated

Integrated appliances do give your kitchen a more modern and fitted look however some freestanding cookers can look fantastic too, it's really all about personal preference.

Energy Rating

Choosing a cooker that's energy efficient is a consideration that should be taken into account these days. Gas cookers are usually the most energy-saving option but check the specs before you buy.

Price

The cost of a cooker is always going to be one of the foremost factors when choosing the one for you. This being said, it's a good idea to shop around and compare prices to find the best and cheapest deal.

Brand

Some brands are better than others, and cookers are no exception. If you're not sure about a certain brand it's best to check recent reviews of customers who've purchased with them and see what they think.

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