Range cooker on your radar? Check out these classic and colourful styles

Do you love the traditional, classic style of a range cooker? There’s just something so homely about it, isn’t there? I’ve heard many tales about kitchens that have taken shape with a decades-old Aga as the starting point. I always think it’s a great idea. It’s definitely an investment, so having it as the star of the show makes perfect sense.

Range cooker on your radar? They come in SO MANY sizes, colours and fuel types these days. So you can really make a design statement with a colourful design, a super-sized one or match the colour to your cabinetry. Some manufacturers like Ilve and Britannia can even colour match yours to any shade you desire. So which colour would you pick?

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You’ll also need to think about the fuel type before buying a range cooker. So, do you want oil like a traditional Aga; a mains gas range cooker, solid fuel (i.e wood) or an electric model? I know, lots of choice!

The benefit of this appliance (except its everlasting charm, of course), is the cooking capacity and flexibility of having different compartments – including ovens, grills and warming areas. Plus, if you go for an ambient design, it’ll act as a heating source for your home too.

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You can get the lowdown on everything you need to know about choosing your design with Stef’s handy guide here.

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Traditional range cookers you’re sure to love

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Start with a classic: The ER3 150 in Classic Green is from Aga and costs from £5925. It features the traditional-style cook plates on top plus a grill plate and four generous cooking compartments. This is the first Aga collection to feature models that combine both cast-iron radiant heat cooking and conventional cooking. Nifty.
Rayburn purple
This solid-fuel model is the Rayburn 300 Series 355M range cooker from Aga. Cast iron, it’ll act as a heating source for your home, too. It costs £6635. A generous hotplate takes up to five saucepans and is delightfully simple to use, offering gentle simmering at one end and rapid boiling at the other. It can also be used for toast, drop scones, pancakes, scallops – yum!
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Want a statement model? You’ve found it. Everhot’s 120 range cooker in Pillarbox Red costs £9530. Choose from a range of sizes and cooking capabilities to really tailor your cooker to your needs. Need help on how to decide on the best range cooker for your kitchen?
De'Lomghi Vintage Olive
Vintage by name, vintage by style. De’Longhi Vintage 90DF range cooker in Twin Olive is a lower-cost option at £975, available at Rangecookers.co.uk.

More traditional range cookers

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How’s this for a cosy colour? Namely Lavender – how lovely. It’s the 990 EL electric range cooker from Esse and costs £7695. It’s cast iron for that classic look, but has modern cooking technology for speedy cooking.
Falcon dual‐fuel cream
The Falcon dual-fuel 1092 Deluxe F1092DXDFCR/CM range cooker comes in cream and also a whole host of gorgeous colours. However, cream has that lovely country classic look that will never date.
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If you love blue, then how about the Richmond Deluxe S900G gas range cooker in Days Breal, £2099, by Stoves? It features five gas burners, three oven compartments and also comes in lovely colours from Thunder Blue to Mojito Mint.
Smeg's Victoria Pastel Blue
Smeg’s Victoria range cooker in Pastel Blue is a popular option thanks to its gas hob (induction available), range of sizes (this one is 110cm) and choice of oven configurations. It also comes in a nice selection of colours – this one costs £1500.
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If you’re in the market for a classic model for your forever home, enter the OGS188 cooking range from Officine Gullo. Made in Italy and available to fully customise to your exact space and cooking requirements, it costs £40,310.
Belling Farmhouse Silver
Marry classic range cooker style with a modern hob like this Belling Farmhouse 100E electric range cooker with ceramic hob in Silver. It’s available in three colours at John Lewis & Partners for £1029.

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