How Much will a New Cooker Cost Me?
Perhaps your cooker has packed up after years of faithful service. Maybe you’ve just moved into a new house and have no appliances. Either way, you’re in the market for a new cooker. One of the first things you’ll be thinking is, “what’s it going to cost me?”
Of course this depends on what sort of cooker you’re after, but this guide will give you an idea of what you can expect to pay, including information on delivery and installation charges.
If you’re interested in the long term running costs of the appliance, see our section on cooker energy efficiency.
Price – Freestanding Cookers
If you’re after a small, basic cooker, the cheapest price you can expect is just under £200.
This will likely be a single oven cooker with a conventional electric hob, although you can get gas models for under the £200 mark as well.
If you’re after something with stunning design and cutting edge technology, expect to spend at least £700. Some models even go into £1,000+ region. These models tend to offer spacious double ovens, snazzy induction hobs and a range of cooking features that will revolutionise your cooking experience.
Price – Range Cookers
Range cookers are usually much bigger than regular freestanding cookers.
They are also significantly more expensive. Expect to pay at least £1,000 for a good range cooker. Models with more ovens, burner zones or features can be several thousand pounds.
Another cost you might have to consider is whether the retailer charges for delivery.
Many retailers offer free delivery for products ordered online, but there may be a minimum spend to qualify for this. Some stores will also remove your old appliance and ensure it is disposed of responsibly.
Installing a cooker is not quite as simple as plugging it in, so you should probably let the experts do it for you.
This is particularly true of gas cookers – make sure you get an engineer who is Gas Safe registered.
Retailers frequently offer installation options for appliances bought through them. These vary in price, but expect installation for electric cookers to be cheaper than gas models. Prices usually include any kit that’s required to fit the appliance, and range from around £65 to £100 depending on the model and complexity of the job.
When installing gas cookers, make sure you get an engineer who is Gas Safe registered.