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Which cooker is the best fit for your kitchen?

Cookers features, types, sizes, and capacities - eXtra egypt

The cooker is one of your kitchen essentials, so you must be careful and make the best decision! And to make the perfect decision for your home, eXtra knowledge hub will be happy to help give you wholesome advice.

Cookers come in different types of Fuel that can certainly affect your choice.


Different types of cookers

When buying a freestanding cooker, you need to know the difference between its types: the standard cooker and the range cooker. Cookers and range cookers are freestanding appliances, so we can fit them into an appropriate space between your kitchen counters. Cooker sizes usually come in three standard widths – 50cm, 55cm, and 60cm, while range cookers come in 90cm, 100cm, and 110cm.

Cooker different sizes - cooker vs range

A standard cooker of 50cm is Ideal for a kitchen with slightly less space; at the same time, the 60cm cooker is excellent for any family’s everyday cooking needs, especially for a big family.

A range cooker is a bigger unit than a standard cooker, and due to their extra size, they offer more features than a regular cooker.

Size up your Cooker

Before buying a freestanding cooker, you need to measure the space you’re keeping for it. Measure the distance between your cabinet units to know the necessary cooker width. Measure the widths of your freestanding cookers from the front and each of the sides.

1. To determine the height of the cooker, start by measuring from the bottom to the top.

Only measure to the top of the cooking surface if the oven includes a backsplash control panel.

2. To determine the depth, measure the cooker's front to backward.

Include them in the total depth of the oven but leave out any handles, knobs, or control panels that are on the front. Only measure the distance from the cooker's flat front to its back.

Don’t forget to allow space for gas pipes and electrical sockets at the back of the appliance. Leave 1-2 inches (2.5-5 cm) between the wall and the cooker in the back.

leave 1-2 inch behind the cooker - cooker installation tips

Measure the cooker depth - cooker installation tips

3. Measure from one edge of the oven to the other to get the width.

If the oven has an extended lip around the hob, don’t include it in your measurement.

4. Measure from Cabinet to Cabinet or wall to cabinet, depending on where you’ll put your cooker.

Measure the dimensions of the space the new oven will go in.

5. Measure the narrowest door along the path to your kitchen.

If you choose an oven that is wider than the narrowest door frame, you cannot fit it into your kitchen. You might be able to temporarily remove a thin door from the frame to provide additional room for the oven.

Measure the door frame along the path to your kitchen

6. Get a cooker with 1⁄4 inch (0.64 cm) smaller dimensions than the space.

It might not fit if you buy a cooker with exact measurements matching the free space in which you wish to place it. Avoid choosing an oven that is too much smaller than the available area to avoid having visible gaps on the edges.

Now you know whether you’re going for a range or a standard cooker and which size and type fit perfectly in your kitchen, it's time to go deeper and specify the oven and hob type before making your final decision.

Oven Types and Capacities

single oven or double oven - oven capacity

Single or Double Ovens?

You can decide this by considering the capacity and frequency of your oven usage.

Single ovens typically have a big cooking capacity of 64 liters, though they can operate up to 115L.

Standard ovens feature a grill, a regular oven, and a fan; pricier models may also provide unique cook modes and self-cleaning features.

The primary ovens of the double ovens have a capacity of about 50 to 75 liters, while the upper ovens, which are smaller, have a capacity of 35 to 60 liters.

Now, to the oven types, we all know the three famous ones: the conventional oven, the fan oven, and the Multi-function oven.

Conventional Oven

A conventional oven is the best option if you're more of a typical home cook. Without a fan to move the heat around, top and bottom heating components provide the heat in conventional ovens. With heated air rising to the top of the oven, this offers a traditional cooking method.

Fan Oven

baking in fan oven

A fan oven is the one for you if you enjoy baking or use the oven to cook several items at different temperatures. Because a fan is located close to the heat source, the heat is distributed evenly throughout the oven.

Multi-function Oven

If you’re a home cook who loves experimenting with different cooking methods, a multi-function oven is perfect. From grilling to defrosting, not forgetting fan cooking, and much more, a multi-function oven allows you to cook virtually any dish.

Stove Types

Induction stove - stove types

Induction Hob

A cooker with an induction hob might be ideal if you prioritize efficiency and energy conservation in your kitchen appliances. An electric cooker with an induction hob will give your kitchen a contemporary feel while merging with your worktops.

Ceramic Hob

Cookers with ceramic hobs are a step from those with a simple electric hob. This kind of hob suits people who value superb cooking results and want to add a sleek and fashionable finish to their kitchen. With the advent of dials and touch-control models recently, many ceramic hobs are now remarkably quick and simple to use.

5 burners Gas stove - stove types

Gas stove

Dual-fuel stoves with a gas hob are best for a more authentic cooking experience. The heat levels of the cooking zones can be precisely controlled on modern gas hobs, which also come in models with cast iron pan supports and High-Efficiency gas burners.

4 burner solid plate hob - stove types

Solid Plate Hob

If you want the best cooking results but are on a tight budget, have a look at cooktops with solid plates. You may save time by using their Rapidlite zones, which can heat up quickly to achieve their maximum temperature.

eXtra Features


Modern ovens include various useful cleaning options, like pyrolytic cleaning, which burns away food stains, and catalytic liners, which absorb grease so that you can put those marigolds away.


Smart ovens let you cook with a tap of your finger. You can select and adjust settings and keep an eye on your food’s progress from the convenience of an app on your phone.


Standard grills will give your dishes that lovely crisp finish, while a double grill is ideal for providing the perfect golden color to the large utensils and dishes, and a variable grill will let you set the precise temperature for complete control.

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