Cookers Buyers Guide

If you’re thinking of buying a new cooker or upgrading your existing one Dalzells have put together the following cooker buyers’ guide. Take a look at the sections below and find out more. Alternatively why not visit our retail store at Markethill? We’ll give you the best advice, not to mention the best deals available in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. For cookers think Dalzells.   




Which cooker?

Nothing beats a good old Sunday roast with the family round the table to enjoy it. You need a cooker that will not only make short work of this but help you to prepare meals day in day out. You can choose from electric, gas and also dual fuel cookers which combine the controllability of a gas hob with an electric fan assisted oven for perfect results every time. Here are the most popular types of cooker on the market today with a description to help you choose the one most suitable for you. Dalzells retail cookers from all the top household brand names.

Electric cookers

Freestanding electric cookers have come a long way in recent years. Not only can you now choose from traditional solid plate rings but you can now opt for a ceramic surface which is sleek, smooth and easily cleaned. You can also choose to buy an electric cooker with an induction cooking surface which means that it only heats up once the pot is placed on it. This not only gives you greater cooking control and saves energy but also provides you with an additional safety features if you have young children around. Many electric cookers also have fan assisted ovens, high-powered grills and air-cooled double doors to stop them over-heating. 

Gas cookers

A freestanding gas cooker will include up to five burners often with a wok burner for stir frying. Most gas cookers are also fitted with a flame safety device which means that the gas supply will shut off should the flame accidentally extinguish. A typical gas cooker will also have two separate cavities – one for the gas oven and the other for the gas grill. Many freestanding gas cookers will also have a lid which doubles as a preparation surface when folded down and a splash back when opened.

Dual fuel cookers

The dual fuel cooker has been a favourite for years. Up to five gas powered burners give you complete control which works perfectly in tandem with the fan assisted oven. The best of both worlds.

Delivery & Installation

Dalzells offer free delivery across Northern Ireland and within counties Lough, Monaghan and Dublin. See our website for full delivery information. For details on installation see our appliance connection page.