Types of cooker: Choosing the right model for your kitchen

freestanding cooker open cooking food
(Image credit: Fisher & Paykel)

There are so many types of cooker available these days that knowing how to choose the right model can seem quite overwhelming. Luckily for you, our guide is here to simplify things so that you can start shopping around feeling confident of the model and design that will best suit your needs. 

Kitchen design is made up of many elements, from layouts that make the best use of your space to materials that cut down on maintenence. Of course your kitchen appliances play a huge role in how well your kitchen performs too, as well as contributing to the look of the room — and the cooker is, perhaps, the most important of all your appliances. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.