It used to be quite common for gas cookers to have the grill at eye level, but these days it seems that gas cookers with an eye-level grill are quite rare.
That’s a shame because eye-level grills have lots of advantages over grills built into an oven compartment.
With an eye-level grill, you won’t need to keep bending down, which could be difficult if you have back problems. It’s also much harder to forget you have something under the grill when it’s at eye level.
Furthermore, you’re much less likely to end up burning your toast, setting off the smoke alarm and having to bin the charred remains!
Thankfully, it’s still possible to get a gas cooker with an eye-level grill. Here’s a roundup of your best options.
Best Gas Cookers With an Eye-Level Grill
1. Beko KA52NEW 50cm Gas Cooker
Dimensions: 146 cm high x 60 cm deep x 50 cm wide
With a 62-litre oven, this cooker offers more cooking space than the other options reviewed here.
It also has a storage compartment underneath the oven, unlike the other models.
Like most gas cookers, the Beko KA52NEW has four gas burner hobs.
The eye-level grill means you’ll be able to keep an eye on your toast and won’t forget about it if you get distracted.
The oven in the Beko KA52NEW is relatively slow, so you may have to adjust the cooking times in your recipes.
As well as being available in white, you can also get this cooker in black (KA52NEK) or silver (KA52NES).
If you want to be able to grill and toast things without bending down, this cooker is very practical. It also offers good value for money.
2. Flavel FHLG51W Gas Cooker
Dimensions: 148 cm high x 60 cm deep x 50 cm wide
The Flavel FHLG51W is one of the most popular gas cookers with an eye-level grill on the market.
It has a single 51-litre oven and a 4-burner gas hob.
The high-level grill is great for making toast or cooking sausages without them burning.
You don’t need to bend down to check on what you’re grilling, which makes it ideal for elderly people.
One downside to this cooker is that the oven cooks things quite slowly. It’s also quite small, so it might be tricky to cook big meals such as roasts.
Another drawback is that there isn’t any storage space underneath the oven for saucepans etc.
While it has a few flaws, the Flavel FHLG51W is one of the best options if you want something with an eye-level grill.
3. Blomberg GGS9151W 50cm Single Oven Gas Cooker
This gas cooker from German brand Blomberg features a 61-litre single oven, offering a lot of cooking space. There is an oven light which can be turned on or off during cooking.
The hob has four burners: two medium-sized burners, one large burner for rapid cooking and a small burner for keeping things warm without burning them.
The design is straightforward and functional, with a white enamel finish that can be easily wiped clean.
The Blomberg GGS9151W is one of the more expensive gas cookers with an eye-level grill, but it is well made and easy to use.
FAQs on Cookers With Eye-Level Grills
Can you get a 55 cm or 60 cm gas cooker with an eye-level grill?
When researching the market, all of the gas cookers with eye-level grills we found were 50 cm models. If you know of a 55 cm or 60 cm gas cooker with an eye-level grill, please let us know in the comments below.
Can you get an electric cooker with an eye-level grill?
We could only find one electric cooker with an eye-level grill available in the UK, the New World 50HLGEWH. This is a 50 cm cooker that features four electric hobs and a single electric oven.
If you’re looking for a gas cooker with an eye-level grill, we think the Beko KA52NEW is the best option. It offers more cooking space than the other two models reviewed here, and also features a handy storage space below the oven.
For some more gas cookers to consider, see our roundup of the best gas cookers in the UK.
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