Stoves Richmond1100DFT Range Cooker
The Stoves Richmond1100DFT is huge. At the top you’ve got the gas hob with 7 burners, so you can make a fry up for the whole family at the same time. You even get a really powerful wok burner, which is great if you like a stir fry. The burners sit under cast iron pan supports, which are really sturdy and add a traditional look to the appliance too.
The top oven is conventional, which means it’s hotter at the top than it is at the bottom. This is great for traditional cooking like roast dinners, as you can pop the potatoes at the top to make them nice and crispy and the meat at the bottom to make it tender and succulent. This oven also functions as a duel circuit grill. You can use a small part of it to save energy if you’re just cooking for yourself, or all of it if you’re cooking bacon for the whole family.
Below this you have the main electric oven. This functions as a grill too and has many other handy cooking methods. The fan mode will make sure the whole cavity is the same temperature, so you won’t have to keep swapping trays round if you’re making a batch of muffins. If you’re a keen bread maker, you’ll make great use of the intensive baking setting. It uses heat from the bottom and the top as well as the fan to make sure your food keeps its moisture and fluffy texture. This model also has a handy defrost function, which is a much more hygienic method of thawing food than leaving it on the side.
If you’re having people round, you’ll want to make use of the third oven. It’s fan assisted, so again it will be the same temperature throughout. It’s perfect if you’ve got people over and you’re making a couple of lasagnes and an apple crumble, as thanks to the fan there will be no transfer of flavours or odours. If you want to make a stew however, the slow cook oven might be a better option. You can choose to slowly heat the food inside, or simply keep it warm whilst you’re waiting for your guest to arrive.