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Cookers Glossary

Our glossary can help you to understand complicated cooker features, making choosing the right cooker easy. Why not browse through our glossary of terms and find a cooker which will be perfect for your kitchen. There is no need to be confused by cooker terminology anymore, so relax and choose your ideal appliance.

 
A list of glossary terms
Term Definition
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Air Cooled Doors The cooker doors stay cool meaning you and your family won’t burn yourselves while you are cooking, a great safety feature
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Child Safety Locks A convenient lock preventing your child from opening the door of the cooker
Conventional Heats from the bottom of the cavity only, great for baking as it is hotter at the top of the cavity
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Double Glazed Window These doors contain a reflective glass which helps to keep the heat inside the oven
Dual Fuel The best of both worlds, combining gas and electric fuel types giving you greater control and more options while cooking
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Electric A type of fuel which uses an electric source to while cooking your foods, great for a more instant heat
Energy Rating Cookers with better energy efficient ratings are awarded with an A+. A more energy efficient cooker will be better for the environment
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Fan A fan circulates the heat around the cooker providing an all round even cooking temperature, ideal for any kitchen
Freestanding All cookers are freestanding, slotting into a space in your kitchen wherever is convenient
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Gas A great cooking option which provides controllable heat, especially on the hobs
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LPG Convertible If you use liquid petroleum gas (LPG) in your home then this appliance is suitable and can be converted for use in your kitchen
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Multifunctional This type of oven heats from the top and bottom inside the cooker, also it has a fan which circulates the heat inside the cavity and provides a number of cooking options
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Pan Support Type Supports keep pots and pans secure during cooking, available in different finishes cast iron or enamelled. Both look great in any kitchen
Pyrolytic This burns any baked on food and grease into ash so it can be simply swept away, an easy cleaning solution
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Residual Heat Indicator On an electric cooker this illuminated indicator shows when the hob is in use, warning you when the surface is hot. Until the surface is cool enough to touch the lights will stay on
Requires Hard Wiring A cooker which requires hard wiring does not come with a standard plug, instead a qualified electrician will be required to install the appliance as it will connect to the main electricity supply in your home
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Stay Clean Liners These liners burn off any baked on food while the cooker is in use, a great easy cleaning method
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