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Every week we analyse the technical specs, reviews and prices of every cooker on the market in the US to determine our top 10 list. In total we compared over 2,240 cookers, 956 reviews and 211 prices. Last updated 22 August 2017.

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$1,394.60
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#1 Samsung NE59J7850WG

NE59J7850WG
reviewed.com - Editor's Choice
A top-value and award winning electric freestanding cooker, with very good features and one of the biggest total oven(s) interior capacities on the market
98
Reviews
1 Award
92
Value for Money
Excellent
88
Features
Fully-Featured
90
Overall Score
Excellent
167L
Electric
5
Total Oven(s) Interior Capacity
Oven Types
Burners/cooking Zones
Electric Induction Hob
Nov 2016
Hob Types
Release Date
Appliances Connection $1,394.60
Best Buy $1,399.99
Overstock $1,993.99
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$419.97
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#2 Samsung NE59J7630SS

NE59J7630SS
A very popular and low cost electric freestanding cooker, with very good features and one of the biggest total oven(s) interior capacities around
98
Value for Money
Excellent
83
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Overall Score
Excellent
167L
Electric
5
Total Oven(s) Interior Capacity
Oven Types
Burners/cooking Zones
Electric Induction Hob
Apr 2015
Hob Types
Release Date
eBay $419.97
Appliances Connection $674.60
Best Buy $679.99
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$574.70
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#3 Samsung NE59M4320

NE59M4320
A top-value and enormous total oven interior capacity freestanding 5 burner/cooking zone cooker, with a recent release date and very good features
95
Value for Money
Excellent
81
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Overall Score
Excellent
164L
5
Electric Induction Hob
Total Oven(s) Interior Capacity
Burners/cooking Zones
Hob Types
May 2017
Release Date
Appliances Connection $574.70
Best Buy $579.99
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$715.10

#4 LG LRE3061ST

LRE3061ST
A bargain price and giant total oven interior capacity electric freestanding cooker, with good features
90
Value for Money
Excellent
78
Features
Good Features
76
Overall Score
Very Good
178.4L
Electric
5
Total Oven(s) Interior Capacity
Oven Types
Burners/cooking Zones
Ceramic Hob
Nov 2016
Hob Types
Release Date
Appliances Connection $715.10
Best Buy $719.99
Overstock $1,099.99
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$1,394.60
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#5 LG LDE4415ST

LDE4415ST
A cheap and top-rated freestanding 5 burner/cooking zone cooker, with good features and one of the biggest total oven(s) interior capacities on the market
89
Reviews
13 Reviews
77
Value for Money
Very Good
77
Features
Good Features
76
Overall Score
Very Good
207L
5
Ceramic Hob
Total Oven(s) Interior Capacity
Burners/cooking Zones
Hob Types
Jan 2017
Release Date
Appliances Connection $1,394.60
Best Buy $1,619.99
Overstock $2,089.99
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$985.10
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#6 LG LRE4211

LRE4211
A good spec but only middle of the road value for money freestanding 5 burner/cooking zone cooker, with a recent release date and a massive 178L total oven interior capacity
57
Value for Money
Average
67
Features
Good Features
57
Overall Score
Average
178L
5
Electric Induction Hob
Total Oven(s) Interior Capacity
Burners/cooking Zones
Hob Types
May 2017
Release Date
Appliances Connection $985.10
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$5,999.99

#7 Thermador PRD364GDHU

PRD364GDHU
reviewed.com - Editor's Choice
A good spec and award winning 135L capacity, 2 burner/cooking zone cooker, but representing not very good value for money
82
Reviews
1 Award
33
Value for Money
Mediocre
65
Features
Good Features
54
Overall Score
Average
135L
2
Gas Hob
Total Oven(s) Interior Capacity
Burners/cooking Zones
Hob Types
Apr 2016
Release Date
eBay $5,999.99
Appliances Connection $7,599.00
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$1,099.99
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#8 Samsung NE59M6850

NE59M6850
A good spec but inferior value for money freestanding 5 burner/cooking zone cooker, with a recent release date
44
Value for Money
Mediocre
64
Features
Good Features
52
Overall Score
Average
5
Electric Induction Hob
May 2017
Burners/cooking Zones
Hob Types
Release Date
Best Buy $1,099.99
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$1,099.00

#9 LG LDE4413

LDE4413
A huge total oven interior capacity and good spec freestanding 5 burner/cooking zone cooker, with a recent release date but representing not very good value for money
34
Value for Money
Mediocre
63
Features
Good Features
47
Overall Score
Mediocre
206L
5
Electric Induction Hob
Total Oven(s) Interior Capacity
Burners/cooking Zones
Hob Types
May 2017
Release Date
eBay $1,099.00
Appliances Connection $1,294.70
Best Buy $1,439.99
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$2,699.07

#10 Thor Kitchen HRG4808

HRG4808
A good spec but poor value for money cooker, with a recent release date
28
Value for Money
Mediocre
62
Features
Good Features
45
Overall Score
Mediocre
Jul 2017
Release Date
eBay $2,699.07
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Choosing The Best Cooker

A cooker is the central componant of many larger kitchens - they are usually made up of a freestanding oven, with a hob comprising of several burners on top. Their size mean that they have a sizable footprint in the kitchen, but can also be used to cook several dishes at once - making them invaluable for large families.

There are several different types and configurations of cooker, and your choice will be dictated largely by how much food you prepare on a regular basis, and whether you need the capacity for both oven cooking (such as baking cakes or pies) and hob cooking (such as boiling and frying).

Oven

The oven is the main section of a cooker, and is mainly used for baking, roasting and slow-cooking dishes. Most cookers will have a single oven with the hob placed on top - however some more expensive brands contain 2, 3 or even 4 ovens. In these cases there is usually one oven that is the larger 'main' oven (for cooking large dishes like turkeys or geese) and several smaller ovens.

The capacity of the oven(s) is extremely important since the larger the capacity, the bigger the dishes you can prepare. Oven capacity is measured in litres - we look both at the capacities of the individual ovens and the total capacity of the entire cooker to help you make an informed decision.

Hob

The hob is the second section of the cooker - a collection of hot plates or burners which allow several different dishes to be cooked at once. When comparing hobs on a cooker, it's important to look at the number of cooking zones (burners or hot plates) on the hob. Most cookers have 4 burners spaced evenly across the top of the machine - however some models have as few as 2, or as many as 7.

Another important consideration is whether to choose a gas or electric hob for your cooker. Both have advantages and disadvantages:

Gas Hob:Gas burners have no heat-up time, so are far quicker to use, and the heat levels are easier to control than electric. Gas flames tend to spread more evenly across the bottom of pans, meaning quicker heating and more even cooking. They are also cheaper to run than electric hobs, saving you money on daily use.

Electric Hob:Electric hot plates take time to heat up, and tend to have a far more concentrated heat radius, leading to uneven heat distribution with large pans. They are also more expensive to run than gas hobs - however they are easier to clean, and significantly easier to set up and use.

Power Level

The power level of both the oven(s) and hob is an important consideration - the higher the power level, the faster and more efficiently food can be cooked. All our ovens and cookers are measured in watts (W).

Energy Efficiency

All our cookers are graded on their energy efficiency. The higher the grade, the less energy will be used during cooking, and the cheaper the cooker will be to run. Look for a cooker graded at A++ or above for the best efficiency in daily use.

Extras

Finally, there are a multitude of smaller features and functions to consider when choosing a cooker. These can involve safety features such as child locks and automatic shut-off systems and pre-programmed settings to make cooking popular dishes extremely easy. We also have cookers in a wide range of colours and styles, so you can match it perfectly to the design of your kitchen.

Cooker Retailers, Prices and Features

Cooker Prices

Cookers range in price from $449 to $6,000 and in total we found prices for 10 cookers. A new cooker costs on average $1,664 and 80% of cookers are priced between $580 and $2,699. The Samsung NE59J7630SS is the cheapest cooker at only $450, and Thermador PRD364GDHU is the most expensive at $6,000.

Cooker Brands - Price Range

The %8highest average cooker price out of all brands is Thermador cookers with an average price of $6,000. Thermador cookers start at $6,000 and the most expensive Thermador cooker costs $6,000.

Thor Kitchen cookers range in price from $2,699 to $2,699, and the second highest average cooker price out of all brands is Thor Kitchen cookers with an average price of $2,699.

The average price of LG cookers is $1,104 which is the third highest average price of all cooker brands. LG cookers start at $715 and the most expensive LG cooker costs $1,615.

Cooker Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 2 expert reviews and 1,070 user reviews for cookers and used this data to evaluate the average rating for each brand of cooker. The top three cooker brands are Zanussi, Indesit and New World. Zanussi has an average rating of 97%, Indesit has an average rating of 93% and New World has an average rating of 93%.

Biggest Cooker Retailers

We found 9 current offers for cookers from Best Buy making it the biggest cooker retailer. That is significantly bigger than the second biggest retailer, Appliances Connection for whom we found 7 current offers for cookers. The third biggest retailer is Overstock with 4 current cooker offers.

When Are Most New Cookers Released?

We looked at the release dates for new cookers over the last 3 years, but couldn't see any obvious trend. In 2016 most new cookers were released in February, with 70 new cookers released that month. 326 new cookers were released in August 2015 making it the biggest month that year for new cooker releases. July was the biggest month in 2014 for new cookers, with 208 new cookers released that month.

How Fast Do Cooker Prices Drop After Release?

On average cookers drop in price by 8% in the first 6 months after release. If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of $140 on a typical $1,664 new cooker by waiting 6 months before buying.

Total Oven(s) Interior Capacities

This is a measurement of how much food can fit in all the ovens in the cooker, measures in litres (L).

The total oven(s) interior capacities of cookers range from 18L to 216L. The total oven(s) interior capacities of the majority of cookers range from 58L to 77L. The LGLDE4415ST has the biggest total oven(s) interior capacity. This cooker is a 207L capacity cooker and can be purchased for $1,615.10. The LGLDE4415ST has the smallest total oven(s) interior capacity. This cooker is a 135L capacity cooker and is on sale for $5,999.99.

A bigger total oven capacity will allow more food to be cooked and will allow larger items such as turkeys to fit inside the oven.

Oven Types

The category of oven e.g. gas, electrical.

We found 480 cookers that are electric cookers, which makes electric the most frequently found oven type amongst new cookers. The second most common oven type amongst new cookers is conventional. We found 227 cookers that are conventional cookers.

Product Types

Freestanding is the most common product type amongst new cookers. We found 705 cookers that are freestanding cookers. The second most frequently found product type amongst new cookers is range. We found 71 cookers that are range cookers.

Energy Efficiency of Cookers

A+ is the most popular energy efficiency rating amongst new cookers. We found 1,491 cookers that have an energy efficiency rating of A+. We found 1,491 cookers that have an energy efficiency rating of A, making this the second most frequently found energy efficiency rating amongst new cookers.

Burners/cooking Zones

This indicates the number of burners (gas) or cooking zones (electric) on the hob.

Comparing all cookers, the burners/cooking zones range from 1 to 8. The burners/cooking zones of the majority of cookers range from 4 to 5. The cooker with the most burner/cooking zone is the LGLDE4413, which is a 5 burner/cooking zone cooker and is available at $1,099.00. The LGLDE4413, which is available at $5,999.99, has the least burner/cooking zone and is a 2 burner/cooking zone cooker.

More burners/cooking zones mean that you can cook more food at once, making the cooker more efficient and meaning you can prepare large meals faster.

Hob Types

A hob (burner on top of cooker) can be gas, induction, ceramic etc.

Gas hob is the most popular hob type amongst new cookers. We found 518 cookers that are cookers that have a Gas hob hob type. The second most popular hob type amongst new cookers is Electric Induction hob. We found 348 cookers that are cookers that have an Electric Induction hob hob type.

Biggest Cooker Retailers

We found 9 current offers for cookers from Best Buy making it the biggest cooker retailer. That is significantly bigger than the second biggest retailer, Appliances Connection for whom we found 7 current offers for cookers. The third biggest retailer is Overstock with 4 current cooker offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Cookers?

Best Buy most frequently has the cheapest cooker prices (found to be cheapest for 4 cookers).

Proportion of Cookers for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

Best Buy most frequently has the cheapest cooker prices (found to be cheapest for 44.4% of its cookers).

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