With a combined total of 151 litres, the Stoves RICHMOND900EI is brilliant for homes with lots of people. It’s almost twice the capacity of a standard cooker, so it’s great if you like preparing more than one dish at once.
The ovens have the option of fan and conventional heat, giving you plenty of choice when it comes to making dinner. Things like roast beef and pies or pastries are best with the conventional setting – the top of the oven gets hotter than the bottom, which is what gives you that golden brown, rustic finish. The fan setting, however, lets you cook your meals much faster than normal. It gives you the same temperature in every part of the oven, which means your food cooks at the same rate from all sides. Very useful for chicken breasts and fillets of fish too.
Up on the hob you’ll find 5 individual induction heat zones – these use magnets rather than standard heating elements. They make the hob more efficient, and also help save you time by heating up faster too. This extra efficiency on your cooker will help keep your electricity costs down as well.
By using magnets to heat your pan, the hob surface itself doesn’t actually get hot. It’s a fantastic little safety feature that comes in very handy if you have kids in the kitchen with you. They can touch the zones without burning themselves, which gives you one less thing to worry about while you’re cooking.
You’ll save quite a bit of money with this model too, as it only needs hardwiring into a 32amp power supply. This means you won’t have to pay an electrician a fortune to upgrade to a 45amp supply, as you’d have to do with the majority of induction range cookers.