Broadway, Cardiff, near the Cooker Spare Parts shop

While our website allows anyone in the UK and Ireland to purchase parts for their cooker, it's always nice when our local customers pop in to discuss their requirements in person. The Cooker Spare Parts shop is in Roath, just a short walk from the centre of Cardiff; if you live nearby and you don't want to wait around for your cooker spares, feel free to drop by and collect the parts yourself. If we've got them in stock, you can walk away with the replacement parts you need and get your cooker back in action straight away!

Here's our address:

67-69 Broadway
Roath
Cardiff
CF24 1QE

Our trade counter is open from 8.30am until 4pm every weekday except Friday, when we close at 12.30pm. We don't open on weekends, usually because we're elsewhere in town, enjoying everything else that the city of Cardiff has to offer!

Of course, there's no reason to panic if you can't make it over during opening hours because our attractive, user-friendly website (the one you're currently browsing) makes it easy to track down and order the cooker spares you need. We offer a wide variety of search options; you can search by manufacturer, you search by part type, or - if you're really on the ball - you can type in the relevant part number and go straight to the precise product you're after.

Whether you come to our trade counter in Cardiff or place an order through our website, we are dedicated to our customers and their appliances. If there's anything else you need from us, you'll find our contact details here.

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Save money with an oven door seal

A broken oven door seal is irritating and unsightly, but if you don't replace it quickly then appearances will be the least of your worries. The door seal, you see, is there to keep heat in your oven; if it breaks, your oven won't be properly sealed up and heat will be able to escape.

This is a problem for several reasons:

  • Your oven will take longer to heat up
  • Food will take longer to cook
  • The heat that seeps out can damage other parts of your cooker
  • It's a waste of energy

It's amazing how many problems a strip of rubber can prevent. You may not mind having to wait a little longer for your food, but nobody wants a gargantuan energy bill popping through their letterbox, and that's why it's well worth replacing your broken seal. Once your oven is properly sealed, it will heat up faster, you won't have to leave it switched on for such a long period of time, and as a result, you'll save money on your next gas/electricity bill. It's better for the environment, too!

If you need a new oven door seal, don't put it off for another minute. Head over to our Oven Door Seals section now, and use our intuitive search filters to find a seal that's suitable for your oven. Our prices are as low as can be, and don't forget, you'll be saving yourself quite a bit of money in the long run!

We also stock universal oven door seals, which saves you the trouble of finding one that's specifically for your model. We have a Universal 4 Sided Door Seal and a Universal 3 Sided Door Seal; be sure to check how many sides your existing seal has so that you don't order the wrong part.

Two contrasting oven door seals

Replacing your oven door seal is a pretty straightforward process: unhook the old one, replace it with new one, and you're pretty much done!

Of course, the part before that - finding and purchasing the right seal for your oven - threatens to be slightly more complicated. As with any cooker part, the wide range of brands and models on the market can make things very confusing, and then there's the question of whether you want a 3-sided seal or a 4-sided seal. Unless you own a triangular oven, you might well assume that you need four sides, but unfortunately that's not quite how it works.

The good news is that we're here to make it simple. Our snazzy search filters allow you to specify your cooker's brand and model number to make sure you're shopping for the right stuff. As for the 3/4 sides issue...well, we'll clear that one up for you right now:

  • 4-sided oven door seal will completely seal up the space around your oven door, keeping the heat in and making the whole operation a lot more energy-efficient. An oven with a broken door seal will take much longer to reach the designated temperature, and the longer your oven is on, the more energy you'll use and the higher your utility bill will be at the end of the month. With that in mind, it's not hard to see why you should seal up your oven! However...

  • Some ovens aren't supposed to be sealed up completely. These appliances draw air in through the bottom of the oven door, and that's why the 3-sided oven door seal exists: for ovens (mostly gas ovens) that rely on that gap at the bottom. Oh, and don't worry - since heat rises, very little heat is lost through the lower, unsealed side.

Hopefully, this explains the importance of establishing whether your oven needs a 3- or 4-sided seal. If you're interested in ordering one of our universal oven door seal kits, please bear in mind that, while they are compatible with the vast majority of appliances, they are not suitable for:

  • Ovens with curved corners
  • Ovens with more than one hole at each corner

Check your appliance first to avoid disappointment!

With such a gargantuan range of spares on offer, the Cooker Spare Parts website can seem a little bit overwhelming at first glance. But actually, it's astoundingly easy to navigate - finding precisely the part you're after is a far simpler task than you might have expected!

Before you start looking for a particular oven part, there are two pieces of information that you'll want to have handy. They are:

  1. The name of your cooker's manufacturer or brand (e.g. Indesit, Hotpoint, Stoves)
  2. Your cooker's model number (e.g. 335AN)

It shouldn't be at all difficult to establish who your manufacturer is - the company's name is usually emblazoned right on the front of the cooker. Tracking down your model number can be a little trickier, but don't worry, because that's what our Help Centre page is for. Follow the simple three-step guide on that page, and you'll know your model number in moments.

Once you know your brand and model number, simply go to the Cooker Spare Parts homepage and type in those key details to see a list of parts that fit your oven. You can then narrow this list down by part type, e.g. grill elements, control knobs. Simple!

A selection of hob control knobs

The hob is a crucial part of any cooker. Without hobs and hotplates, all sorts of great food would be off the menu: spaghetti, fried eggs, chicken soup, and – perhaps most importantly of all – bacon. Many people use the hobs more than they use the oven itself, and if you’re one of them then we hardly need to tell you how important it is to keep your hob in good working order!

Whether your cooker is fitted with gas hobs or electric hotplates, none of it would work at all without a functional control knob. And if your hob knob is broken, it’s high time you got around to replacing it! If your hob or hotplate control knob has snapped off, melted, or gone missing, the Cooker Spare Parts website is positively packed with high-quality hob knobs that will see you right in no time.

Head over to our Control Knobs section to browse our complete collection. Don’t forget to specify your cooker’s brand and model number – that way, you’ll only be shown the parts that fit your appliance and match the existing design. We want your cooker to look as good as new!

So grab a new control knob for your hob and get back to doing what you love (i.e. cooking and eating bacon). We’ve got genuine hotplate control knobs from a variety of major brands, including Stoves, Rangemaster, Belling, Cannon and more!

P.S. Cooker Spare Parts would like to apologise to any readers who were expecting this article to be in any way related to delicious oat biscuits.