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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.