What is a range cooker and is this the best option for you?

Wolf range cooker in second hand kitchen
(Image credit: Used Kitchen Exchange)

Just what is a range cooker? We've all heard of them and probably seen them too, but do you know how they are different from other types of cooker and understand the features that set them apart?

To add to the confusion, along with range cookers there are also range-style cookers, which are actually different, although many people now use the two terms interchangeably.

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.