Choosing the right cooker for your home comes down to a number of factors. If you see yourself as the next Masterchef, you might see the need to invest in the latest gadget. Remember though, a new oven won’t guarantee you becoming the next Masterchef. If you have any questions about your next cooker purchase make sure to contact one of our experts. They’d be happy to help you find an oven that meets your requirements.

The following are just a number of factors you need to consider before you head to your local electrical store. 

Energy Rating. 

All cookers now come with an energy rating. Since 2004 all appliances in a store must have their energy rating displayed. This label indicates how much energy they use. Appliances are rated from A-G with appliances rated A been the most efficient.


 When choosing your oven there are 2 sizes you need to consider. The external size is important as you need to make sure that your oven will slot into the available space. You also need to consider the internal size of the oven depending on your cooking needs.
The standard size of a freestanding cooker is 50 cm wide and 90 cm height. The height is that standard height of a worktop counter.
Built in ovens or integrated ovens are installed directly into the kitchen units. The heights vary between 60,70 and 90 cm
The internal dimension of a cooker is measured in liters. The higher the number the more you will be able to fit in your cooker. Great for family occasions like Christmas

Fuel Source

 Often, when choosing a cooker for your home it comes down to what fuel sources are available as changing the way you power your cooker can be an added extra that needs to be accounted for. Typical types of fuels used for cookers are.
  • Electric Ovens.
  • Gas Ovens
  • LPG ovens.
Many of our customers who prefer to bake have a preference for Electric cookers when people who like to cook large roasts prefer gas for cooking.

Cooking Functions

 Cookers perform a wide range of functions. How you plan to cook will dictate which oven you should buy. Modern ovens can do many of the following.
  • Defrosting
  • Grilling.
  • Conventional Heating.
  • Fan Heating.
There are lots to consider when choosing a cooker. If you have any questions, contact one of our in-store experts.

Expert Portlaoise

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