PRICE, INSTALLATION, AND DELIVERY
Perhaps your cooker needs to be replaced after years of faithful service. Maybe you’ve just moved into a new house and have no appliances. Whatever the case, if you’re shopping for a new cooker one of the first things you’ll be thinking is the price.
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.
PRICE – FREESTANDING COOKERS
If you’re after a small, basic cooker, the cheapest price you can expect is around £170. 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 £600. Some models even cost over £1,000. These cookers frequently offer spacious double ovens, 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 £700 for a good range cooker. Models with more ovens, burner zones, or features can be several thousand pounds.
If you’re after something with stunning design and cutting edge technology, expect to spend at least £600. Some models even cost over £1,000.
Another cost you should consider is whether the retailer charges for delivery.
Many retailers offer free delivery for products ordered online, but there may additional charges if you want it delivered over the weekend. Some stores will also remove your old appliance and ensure it is disposed of responsibly.
Installing a cooker is not as simple as plugging it in, so you should let an expert do the work safely for you. This is particularly true of gas cookers, as you need 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 a gas cooker, make sure you get an engineer who is Gas Safe registered.