The 5 best cookers for Christmas lunch
December 25 is the make or break for aspiring and experienced family chefs alike; shouldering responsibility for the annual Christmas lunch – in which everything from soggy sprouts to flaming brandy sauce are potential hazards – requires tenacity, timing and, most importantly, a top notch cooker.
We can’t help with the first two, but our goldmine of genuine, impartial customer reviews can help you find the best kitchen companion – a cooker with a range of settings and helpful gimmicks to make the big day go smoothly. These are the top 5 highest-scored cookers for features and programmes, by reviewers who have identified themselves as a family cook (NB the scores next to product are their average overall score).
The FSE60I is a solid electric fuel all-rounder, with an A energy-efficiency rating and family cooks rate is as the best cooker for its range of features and programmes.
Love the close down lid which means I do not have to polish ceramic hob every time I use it! Wendy, Co. Durham
The top rated of the cookers in this list in terms of design, confirmed owners of the Stoves Richmond 550E praise its ‘country kitchen’ look as well as its performance.
Light permanently on in bottom oven which is good. Knobs do not heat up when grill is on (like my previous double oven cooker did).Sarah, Stoke on Trent
A reasonably priced model, the FSE60MF scores well on value for money and our reviewers highlight its cooking efficiency.
This gas-fuelled cooker is the highest rated for ease of use in this list, and also has a helpful cool door, which won’t get hot while you cook.
Looks nice in my small kitchen. The handles are much more shiny and silver than I was expecting! Mairi, Hertfordshire
The most affordable cooker in this list, this gas-fuelled Flavel is well like for its performance and is also the thinnest model in this list; its 50cm width being useful if you’re strapped for space.
To see more pricing information and customer reviews for these cookers, go to this Reevoo.com list.