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Looking at the ads for the Rangemaster. I have the very same in my kitchen. A Rangemaster 1100 all gas, two gas ovens, it is now about 15 years old, I love it but it has cost me a lot of money in repairs. ie the gas control for the oven needs replacing every six months so I'm not sure whether I would risk buying another
Very interested in what you said. All electric here but am contemplating (trying to persuade husband Tony) a rehash of the kitchen and fitting in a range cooker. Grateful for any advice. Thanks.
Hi Cherrypicker, we bought a 1100 RM about the same time as you(green) and we've had no trouble whatsoever(famous last words!) It's had alot of use, the only thing we miss is a wok burner which the newer models have I think. We bought a extra griddle for steaks and a panholder to replace the griddle if another ring needed.we love the 2 fullsize ovens and hope it keeps going a while longer yet. Foxy xx
I have a Rangemaster Elan in black.It is lovely to look at but I would never buy another and when I move I shall let it go with the house.The interior lights never work, as soon as you replace the bulb it goes again a few weeks later, the enamel on the burners chips easily and the silver dulls quickly and the burners keep going wrong and getting blocked.The temperature inside the ovens is very uneven and not consistent as well.Maybe I've been unlucky, it gets loads of use and I've had it about six years or so, but as it was quite pricey I would have expected it to be better.
Thanks for this thread. My 20 year old Carron Cordon Bleu (one of the first domestic gas range-type cookers) has given up the ghost and I am loking for a replacement. Any other suggestions/comments?It has to be gas - not duel fuel - and I'd like 3 or 4 ovens (Belling used to do one but not any more) but not sure if there are many of these about. I do a LOT of baking so need a lot of baking space and reliable thermstats
"Thanks for this thread. My 20 year old Carron Cordon Bleu (one of the first domestic gas range-type cookers) has given up the ghost and I am loking for a replacement..."Oh my goodness - I have one of these! It is much older than 20 though (or so I'm told) and I hate it with a passion! The oven has died, but before it did so had a field day ruining food with random hotspots.I have a wonderful Mercury range waiting for the new kitchen to be built. I can't rate it highly enough - gas rings, but electric ovens. Mercury only make one domestic cooker, the rest are commercial, so it is solid, made to last, very powerful, and faultless. For example the oven thermometer is actually accurate! As the salesman in John Lewis put it, 'this is not our most expensive range cooker, but it is our best'.
"Hi Cherrypicker, we bought a 1100 RM about the same time as you(green) and we've had no trouble whatsoever(famous last words!) It's had alot of use, the only thing we miss is a wok burner which the newer models have I think. We bought a extra griddle for steaks and a panholder to replace the griddle if another ring needed.we love the 2 fullsize ovens and hope it keeps going a while longer yet. Foxy xx"Are you all gas with the Rangemaster? I'm glad you are happy with yours. Let me know if you want to sell it! I wish I had bought the extra fittings you did at the time of purchase. If only I could get the ovens to be consistant I would be very pleased. A note to the person (sorry I forget to look before I started typing) who has trouble with the oven light bulbs. That sounds to me as though you are buying the wrong bulb, make sure you are putting in oven lamps and not just a lamp which is sold for other things like sewing machines. They look the same but the oven lamp is made to withstand the high tempratures.
Hi Cherrypicker, yes our RM is all gas. The lower oven does not get so hot on full as the other but after all these yrs we're used to this, all ovens have their "little ways" My sister has just had a Hotpoint double oven, it gets so hot, plenty of burnt offerings, if it says 180 she needs to drop it to 150. mines not for sale! foxy xx
I have a 3 year old rangemaster with electric ovens and gas hob. I think it's a 900 width, a normal sized oven plus a tall half width one too. I actually use the half one most of the time and the big one only when I am doing a roast or something. Nothing has gone wrong at all so far, original lights still going and everything. I wouldn't change a thing about it, am really pleased with all aspects, the size of the ovens, timings seem to be as expected, I like the different sized hobs (don't actually use the wok attachment, maybe one day), the whole shebang.FWx
Yes I bought the replacement bulbs from rangemaster so they are the right ones. My cooker is the 1100 with electric ovens and LPG hobs as there is no gas in our village but I love to cook on gas.It has 6 burners, 2 of which are large for woks and it has the wok cradle and griddle if I want to use them. The other thing I didn't take into consideration when I bought it is that my cooker fits in to it's space with just a small gap each side and it is in a chimney recess with a wall either side if you get my meaning. However both wok burners are on either side of the cooker and not in the middle so I cannot put the wok cradle on because my wok would be too close to the wall and would not fit! So I have to use it slightly to the side of the burner. I have 2 woks and even the smaller one wont fit with the cradle on!
I have an all-electric 900 on order and was keen to read your experience with it. I'd be grateful if you had time to measure the internal area of the 2 ovens, if it's not too much trouble. Any advice would be welcome. Thank you.
"". My 20 year old Carron Cordon Bleu Oh my goodness - I have one of these! It is much older than 20 though (or so I'm told) and I hate it with a passion! The oven has died, but before it did so had a field day ruining food with random hotspots.That is exactly what mine has done. I'm struggling with the little oven at the moment. No parts available due to age,
Gerry - pleased to:Big oven:38cm deep, 44cm wide, 40cm tallLittle oven:38cm deep, 26cm wide, 57cm tallThere's also a grill compartment on top of the big oven.FWx
Fishwife,thanks a million, very grateful.
Had my RM Pro. 110 for 15 years, love it. All gas as I am useless with electricity.Only a bulb and a widget for one oven door have needed to be replaced. The parts department are brilliant - still have no idea of the technical term for the oven door thingy but they knew instantly and charged me the grand sum of £2. 30.
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