You’re getting 59 litres of space in the main oven, as well as a further 39 litres with the top oven, which means the Stoves is extremely generous on space for a standard 60cm wide model. It’s very well suited to a home of 4 people, as there are lots of different shelf positions inside. You can space out all the different parts of your meals quiet easily, and if you’re cooking something larger like a pork shoulder, adjust the space to suit is simple.
Both ovens use conventional gas heat, which means you’re getting varied heats around both the spaces. The top of the oven gets hotter than the bottom, so you can cook at two different intensities – it’s wonderful if you have something delicate below and something you want really crispy above. There’s even an electric grill which is brilliant for snacks or keeping smaller portions warm – very handy if you don’t want to use the full oven.
The Stoves models gives you true peace of mind, as it’ll turn off your gas supply should the pilot lights accidentally go out. Great to know your kitchen is in safe hands as well as preventing you from wasting fuel. You’re also getting halogen floodlights inside both oven spaces – they’re 20% brighter than normal bulbs, so you’ll be able to see exactly what’s going on with your food without having to open the door and let all the heat out.
An extra feature to help with your cooking, this Stoves models also comes with telescopic runner shelves. Extremely handy when you just want to check on your food, or if you’re cooking some rather hefty portions, the shelf will glide out and stay put. No wobbling or tipping, it’ll let you test whether your dish is cooked, without having to crouch down or risk burning your hand reaching into the oven.