Top 10 Best Gas Cookers (2019 UK)

Gas cooker

Gas cookers are a great addition to any kitchen. They heat up quickly, offer some excellent control when cooking and are perfect for anyone serious about making meals.

Of course, we’re sure you already know that though. Most people who are looking for a gas cooker are replacing an older gas cooker.

Once you have cooked with gas, it can be quite a culture-shock to replace it with an electric cooker.

Now, let’s take a look at the top 10 best gas cookers in the UK in 2019! These are all freestanding cookers.

1. Hotpoint HAG60K 60 cm Gas Cooker

Hotpoint HAG60K 60 cm Gas Cooker

Top features

  • 60 cm width
  • Double conventional oven with grill
  • Catalytic oven liners
  • 4-burner hob

The main oven of this gas cooker features a catalytic lining which offers very easy cleaning compared to other oven linings.

This liner absorbs a lot of the grease and fat from the cooking process and then uses the heat of the oven to break it down.

This makes it is very easy to avoid a nasty build-up of grime and saves you loads of time on your hands and knees cleaning the oven.

The bottom oven alone has a capacity of 77 litres. A massive space to cook any family meal. Plus, the 4 gas burners on top can be used for any boiling or frying tasks you may have.

You can also have total control with the minute minder timer. So, whether you are baking a cake or cooking a complex meal, you’ll never burn a thing.

Pros

  • A+ energy rating
  • Easy to clean
  • Excellent build quality
  • Pan holders on the hob hold small and large pans very well

Cons

  • Instructions can be tricky to follow
  • Grill is a little slow to heat up

Summary

This gas cooker from Hotpoint is perfect for a busy family that loves to cook.

 

2. Zanussi ZCG43250XA

Top features

  • 55 cm width
  • Double gas ovens
  • Electric grill
  • Minute minder timer
  • Catalytic liners to make cleaning easy

This oven from Zanussi features two gas ovens. The main oven has 83 litres of space, while the smaller oven is 36 litres.

The main oven has a baking tray and five shelf levels, while the smaller oven features an electric grill that you can use with the door closed.

The gas hob has four burner zones in two different sizes.

The walls of this oven are coated with catalytic lining, which absorbs grease and then burns it off, making it much easier to clean.

Pros

  • Easy to clean thanks to catalytic lining
  • Stylish classy design
  • Electric grill heats up quickly

Cons

  • Relatively expensive

Summary

If you’re looking for a classy and well-made gas cooker, the Zanussi ZCG43250XA is a great choice. It’s got two separate ovens plus a handy electric grill, so it’s easy to cook all kinds of dishes.

This cooker is relatively pricey, but sometimes it’s worth investing more in a product that you can depend on.

 

3. Cannon by Hotpoint CH60GCIK 60cm

Top features

  • 60 cm width
  • Double gas ovens
  • Minute minder timer
  • Grill in second oven

This cooker has two ovens. The main oven has 77 litres of space, while the second oven (which also features a grill) is 32 litres.

The hob on this cooker has four burners in two different sizes. One of the best things about this cooker is how easy it is to remove and clean the hob burner rings.

The Cannon CH60GCIK has a very sleek black design and feels well made, though it’s a bit more expensive than some of the alternatives.

Pros

  • Smart-looking black design
  • Cooks evenly and quickly
  • Easy to clean the hob
  • Feels well made

Cons

  • Grill can take a long time (3 seconds+) to light

Summary

There isn’t much to complain about with this cooker. Overall, the Cannon CH60GCIK performs very well and could be a great addition to any home kitchen.

 

4. Leisure Gourmet GRB6GVC Gas Cooker

Leisure Gourmet GRB6GVC Free Standing Cooker

Top features

  • 60 cm width
  • Conventional main oven
  • Top cavity is conventional oven and grill
  • 4-burner gas hob

This gas cooker from Leisure Gourmet is perhaps the most stylish on this list. It looks wonderful and would suit a modern or traditional home.

This is the perfect cooker to buy if you would love a range cooker, but simply don’t have the space for one.

The conventional main oven has a capacity of 65 litres while the smaller top oven and grill has a capacity of 35 litres. This should be plenty of room for enough food for a family of four no matter how much you get through!

Plus, you have the four gas burners on top for all of your frying and boiling needs.

Pros

  • Iconic design
  • Excellent build quality
  • Easy to use and clean
  • Great to cook with
  • A+/A energy rating

Cons

  • Some find it complicated to use, most find it easy
  • Some think it is expensive

Summary

This may be the most beautiful gas cooker on this list, but it certainly isn’t lacking in substance!

 

5. Hotpoint Ultima HUG52P 50cm

Top features

  • 50 cm width
  • Double gas ovens
  • Grill in second oven
  • Catalytic liners for easier cleaning
  • Lid/splashback over hob

This cooker from Hotpoint is narrower than most at 50 centimetres. It could be a good choice if you’re looking for a cooker for a smaller space.

It has two gas ovens, the bigger of which has a capacity of 69 litres while the smaller oven is 19 litres. There’s also a grill in the second oven.

Pros

  • Cooks quickly
  • Smaller oven is handy if you’re cooking for 1-2 people
  • Ovens feel spacious despite slimline design
  • Easy to clean

Cons

  • Quite noisy

Summary

This slimline oven is a great choice for narrower spaces, and the small oven is perfect for cooking meals for one or two people.

The Hotpoint Ultima HUG52P cooks quickly and is easy to clean thanks to the catalytic liners in the ovens.

 

6. Hotpoint Ultima HUG61X 60 cm Gas Cooker

Hotpoint Ultima HUG61X 60 cm Gas Cooker

Top features

  • 60 cm width
  • 4-burner gas hob
  • Catalytic oven liners
  • Enamel pan supports

This Hotpoint gas cooker offers quite a lot of cooking space: the main oven is 77 litres while the top oven offers 32 litres.

This is a massive amount of space that when utilised right, can be used to prepared even the largest family meal.

However, if you would like to cook a smaller meal and save gas, you can too. The grill can be used either full width or half width, depending on the size of the meal you are having. This means that you can save on gas and still get a tasty meal!

You also have the advantage of the catalytic liners on this gas cooker, and so you can enjoy easy cleaning. You also have a very accurate timer, lovely styling and enhanced safety features like automatic ignition.

Pros

  • Excellent safety features
  • Easy to clean
  • Easy to use
  • Looks brilliant
  • Cooks food evenly

Cons

  • Some people have noticed that ignition is slower on this because of the safety features, but slightly slower ignition is a small price to pay for the safety of your family!

Summary

If you have a modern kitchen you need a modern cooker, and this Hotpoint is modern in every way possible! It looks great, works great and its safety is great too!

 

7. Beko ADVG592K 50cm

Top features

  • 50 cm width
  • Two gas ovens
  • Four gas hobs
  • Grill in second oven

This affordable gas cooker from Beko is 50 cm wide, making it a good choice for narrow spaces.

It’s has two ovens. The main oven has a capacity of 61 litres, while the second oven has a capacity of 27 litres.

There are four gas hobs in three different sizes.

Pros

  • Plenty of room despite the 50 cm width
  • Cooks evenly
  • Good value for money

Cons

  • Manufacturer’s warranty is only 1 year
  • No glass lid on the hob

Summary

This cooker offers good value for money and has enough space to cook for a family of four without taking up too much space in your kitchen.

 

8. Kenwood CK234DF SL 60 cm

Top features

  • 60 cm width
  • Four-burner hob including wok burner
  • Dual fuel: Gas hobs and electric ovens
  • Enamel coating inside ovens
  • Electric grill
  • Timer and alarm functions

The Kenwood CK234DF SL 60 cm is a dual fuel cooker that combines the convenience of gas hobs with the precision of two electric cookers.

If you’re into Asian cooking, the Kenwood CK234DF SL is ideal as it has a triple-ring wok burner with a cast-iron wok support to keep your wok in place.

One nice touch is that you can remove the glass from both oven doors to clean them more easily. This cooker also has useful timer and alarm functions.

Pros

  • Looks very professional
  • Useful wok burner
  • Good build quality

Cons

  • Relatively expensive
  • Ignition is quite slow

Summary

This cooker is relatively pricey, but it’s packed full of great features. It looks the business and feels like it’s built to last.

 

9. Cannon CH60GCIW Gas Cooker

Cannon CH60GCIW Gas Cooker

Top features

  • 60 cm width
  • 4-burner gas hob
  • Double conventional oven with built-in grill
  • Catalytic oven liners
  • Enamel pan supports

The hob on this Cannon gas cooker provides the heat you need instantly to fry and boil until your heart’s content.

This hob comes with four different sized burners to suit any pot, wok or frying pan you have, making any meal prep easy!

The two ovens on this gas cooker have a combined capacity of over 80 litres. So, the hob isn’t the only thing on this gas cooker designed with ease of cooking in mind.

The main bottom oven can be used to cook all manner of meals during the week, but come the weekend and the Sunday roast when you need a little more space, the top oven comes to the rescue.

You can also use the top oven for toast as it doubles as a full-width grill.

Pros

  • Economical
  • Stylish
  • Easy to clean thanks to the catalytic liners on both ovens
  • Glass lid on hob for extra counter space

Cons

  • The grill can take several attempts to ignite, but that could be user error!

Summary

This is the perfect gas cooker for a busy family home with a lot of mouths to feed. It is quick and easy to use and can provide everyone with a plate of food, no matter how many stomachs you have to fill!

 

10. Currys Essentials CFSGSV18

Top features

  • 50 cm width
  • Four-burner gas hob
  • Single gas oven
  • Gas grill inside oven
  • Enamel coating inside oven
  • Light inside oven

Unlike most of the products reviewed here, the Currys Essentials CFSGSV18 has a single gas oven rather than two separate cavities. The oven has a capacity of 51 litres, making it relatively small.

There is one shelf included, with a choice of five shelf positions.

Pros

  • Cheap
  • Easy to use
  • Compact size
  • Easy to clean

Cons

  • Only one shelf included

If you’re looking for a budget gas cooker, the Currys Essentials CFSGSV18 could be a good option. It’s one of the cheapest gas cookers on the market and is quite highly rated by users despite being so inexpensive.

 

Gas Cooker Glossary

Here’s a quick explanation of the main technical terms you will come across when researching which gas cooker to buy.

  • 13 Amp plug – Most gas cookers in the UK will use a 13 Amp plug. This is just a regular UK plug with a 13 Amp fuse. In the UK, 13 Amp fuses are used for devices with a wattage above 700 watts (such as cookers and washing machines), while 3 Amp fuses are used for devices with a wattage below 700 watts (such as televisions).
  • Catalytic lining – Catalytic liners are layers that coat the walls of an oven. They are usually made from ceramics. They trap grease and other cooking debris and allow it to be burnt off when the temperature in the oven goes over 200 degrees Celsius. This means you don’t need to manually clean the grease from the walls of the oven, as it simply burns away instead.
  • Cavity – When it comes to cookers, ‘cavity’ simply refers to the space inside the oven. The size of an oven is usually given in litres (the amount of liquid an oven could theoretically hold). In double ovens, the large oven might be referred to as the ‘main cavity’ and the smaller one might be referred to as the ‘second cavity’.
  • Double oven – A double oven is a cooker that has two oven compartments. This can be useful if you’re cooking a dish that requires things to be cooked at different temperatures, or if you want to bake something for dessert while cooking a main.
  • Dual fuel – A dual fuel cooker combines gas hobs with an electric fan oven. Lots of people prefer gas hobs as you don’t have to wait for them to heat up and you have much more control the heat. One advantage of electric fan cookers over gas cookers is that you can set the temperature more precisely and have the same temperature in all parts of the cooker.

Cooker Dimensions Explained

Normally the size of a cooker is given by the width. The most common sizes of gas cookers are:

  • 50 cm – A good choice for narrow spaces.
  • 55 cm – This is quite a rare size, but some 55-cm models are available.
  • 60 cm – The most common width of a gas cooker.

The size of ovens is given in litres. While obviously you wouldn’t fill an oven with liquid, using litres helps you to visualise the amount of space inside.

The average gas cooker will have a capacity of about 60-70 litres in the main oven. Bigger ovens are over 80 litres, whereas small ovens are around 50 litres.

 

Conclusion

We hope this look at the best gas cookers in the UK has been helpful in your quest to find your next gas cooker. If we had to pick just one product to recommend it would be the Hotpoint HAG60K 60 cm Gas Cooker.

It’s a very popular and reasonably priced cooker with hundreds of positive reviews from buyers, so you’re unlikely to regret choosing it.