Customer Reviews — Belling 90cm Dual Fuel Range Cooker - Silver - A/A Rated

Customer Reviews — Belling 90cm Dual Fuel Range Cooker - Silver - A/A Rated

Belling SANDRINGHAM90DFT 90cm Dual Fuel Range Cooker - Silver - A/A Rated
£1,099
  • 3 cavities to choose from
  • Main electric fan oven cooks food evenly on every shelf
  • Second electric fan oven cooks food evenly
  • 5 burner gas hob with wok burner and pan supports
  • Dimensions (cm) - H90 x W90 x D60
4.8 / 5
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The Beautiful Cooker of my Dreams

5/5
I've always wanted a classic black range-style cooker and the Belling Sandringham looked ideal. I was excited to see whether it would deliver on function as well as form and I'm happy to say the cooker didn't disappoint. It was lighter than I thought it would be which made it much easier to move in and install but it's also proven to be a very robust and well-built item. Multiple gas hobs with plenty of space in between have made it easy to prepare plenty of hob-top dishes (including the season's first mulled cider) in large pans at the same time, plus the wok burner is so useful! The multiple oven spaces have a rapid heat-up time so the cooker was a bit of a revelation when I used it to cook a large but quick meal for all my friends and family. The cooker has been very easy to use and has lovely little features like an electric timer and separate grill which I've found great for winter BBQ-style meals. Designed with smooth surfaces and clean lines, the Belling Sandringham has so far been very easy to clean, even after a big spillage on the hob top. The silver hardware compliments the black body really nicely and the handles and doors are all very ergonomic and easy to open and use. A great mix of traditional aesthetics with convenient modern features, this cooker is now the heart of my kitchen and I'm so happy with it. This year's Christmas dinner will make for a more serious road test but after my initial experiences with this lovely range cooker I have very high hopes.
Margaret1970
Colour: Black
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A Full range of cooking essentials…

5/5
I was interested to see how this Belling range cooker compared to my favourite of all time cookers. This cooker consists of 5 gas burners including a central wok burner, an electric grill, and two electric fan ovens. The width is 90cm making it an attractive focal point that doesn’t overwhelm my medium-sized kitchen. The design is tasteful with clean black edges and silver handles and detail. I was surprised at how light the doors feel, yet they are in no way flimsy. The knobs too have a light feel, but are still solid, look good, and are delightfully smooth to turn giving an ease to heat adjustment. The display clock/timer is set behind a glass touch screen that can also be used to programme the cooking times, and there is also a ‘lock’ feature that can be activated by holding the ‘+’ for a few seconds. An exciting feature on this range is the ‘slow cook’, which means you can put your food in the oven before you go out and arrive home to beautifully cooked meal. There is also a ‘defrost’ option that massively decreases usual defrost times. The variable grill cavity has a 5 adjustable shelf height. It grills both evenly and quickly. The main oven is below the grill, so a little awkward if wanting to open the door whilst using the grill, but not impossible. The other larger oven can cook up to a whopping 86 litres, so great for large households or entertaining. Both have fans, which I found speeded up cooking times immensely. Cooking is also even throughout the oven no matter what shelf the food is put on, so may affect how you cook if you’re used to putting something that needs less cooking on a lower shelf. The main oven also has a clear glass section (that can be removed for cleaning) and makes it easy to see how well your food is cooking, especially as it cooks so quickly! I am very happy with this dual fuel cooker. It is my first range cooker, which means I finally had space to cook everything with ease, which surprisingly made cooking less stressful. I really love the large oven, so everything can be served hot without the need to reheat and with the extra fast cooking times this low energy rated ‘A/A’ range cooker should be saving money too.
SH0709
Colour: Black
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Love it

5/5
Great oven Always wanted a range cooker, decided to treat myself and I am so glad I did The different functions make cooking a delight I love entertaining family now with my new oven. Can't wait for Christmas dinner as with this hob the various pans will be a doddle Large oven capacity and overall a must buy Careful with the doors though they do get hot
Tm1708
Colour: Silver
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Multi-tasking made easy

5/5
I was really curious about the Belling Sandringham because I wanted a cooker that looks good but also works well as I tend to do a lot of cooking and baking. The fact that this cooker is manufactured in the UK is a big plus for me as it means that it helps a tiny bit towards reducing my carbon footprint and supporting "local" manufacturers. I decided to properly "road test" the oven with some classics: sponge cake and roast potatoes, and the hob with something some struggle with: stir fry and browning meat for a stew. I believe that if a cooker can handle those things, it can handle pretty much everything. And it didn't disappoint. Where I had severe "hot spots" (cakes would bake more on one side than the other, potatoes would be burnt in one corner of the tray and still pale in the other) in my old oven, the Belling distributes the heat evenly making for great results and perfect roasties - super-crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside. I'm impressed! The time it takes to pre-heat is perfectly acceptable whilst the oven is also wonderfully quiet. Apart from the timer alarm. Yes, alarm. Because when at its loudest, it really does sound alarming. But it also means that it can be heard from another room, which is a good thing for anybody who doesn't want to spend the entire baking time in the kitchen or carry some sort of timer around with them. After all the baking and roasting, it was time to try out the hob for something a little healthier: a stir fry. The five burners mean that I can boil the kettle for that all important cup of tea, make a stir fry, boil some rice (you get the idea) all at the same time without all the pots and pans being too close together. The middle burner generates the kind of heat needed to really quick fry the food without it becoming soggy. Whilst the 90cm works well for a couple or small family, if you're regularly cooking for a large family, a larger model might be more suitable because there simply is a limit to the size of roasting tin that will fit into this oven. Overall, I'm really impressed with this cooker: it combines good looks with great usability at a price point that doesn't require a second mortgage. The only downside is that all the fun I'm having cooking and baking means that I now have to go on a diet.
CP2811
Colour: Cream
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Fab features! looks great!

5/5
Love this cooker (bought to replace a 12year old Belling duel fuel, still working, cooker) loving having a timer and clock on this. Plus having that 5th burner (a wok burner) for extra large pans is so helpful. Christmas Dinner for 12 is going to be a breeze with 2 Fan ovens! ?? one and only drawback no glass lid to shut the gas off when done in case you forget (paranoid kids lol)
Angela Singh
Colour: Black
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Fantastic

5/5
Large cooker which is a very eye catching addition to the kitchen. I love the gas hob and will never cook on anything else again! The two ovens really help when cooking for large events such as having the family around.
TB0801
Colour: Cream
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Range cooker

5/5
Brilliant range at a brilliant price. Had seen it in a shop for a lot more. Excellent communication and speedy delivery. Thank Q xx
Mrs H
Colour: Black
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Stylish

5/5
Really nice stylish cooker, well worth the money, cooks well, great purchase
Wendy Hill
Colour: Black
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