Cooker Kobs

Are you searching for a new cooker but not sure which type to go for? The cooker you choose will depend on the previous cooker you have used and, of course, your personal preference when it comes to cooking. This blog highlight’s the pros and cons of gas and electric cookers, to inform you of which cooker is suitable for your needs. While both of these style cookers do a great job, they both have advantages and disadvantages.

Which is cheaper to run?

Both gas and electric cookers cost money to run, but they do differ greatly in how much they cost. If you use an electric cooker, you will use less energy but as electricity costs are more than gas per unit, you may end up paying slightly more for an electric cooker.

If you were to use your cooker for around five-hours per week, tests have shown an electric cooker will cost you on average £40 per week while a gas cooker will cost around £17 per week. Not to mention, gas cookers tend to retail cheaper also. While we understand, it’s not always about how much it will cost you, this will influence which cooker you purchase.  

Advantages and Disadvantages; Which cooker is best?

Gas Cooker

 

Gas Cooker

 

Advantages

  1. Gas cookers are great for simmering food as they offer quick and easy-to-control heat temperatures. Overall, the cooker hobs provide even heat for the base of your pan. Therefore, you spend less time preparing your dinner to get it cooked properly.
  2. They are also cheaper to run, compared to electric cookers. As a result, you’re going to save more money if you cook with a gas cooker.

Disadvantages 

  1. Gas hobs are a lot slower than electric hobs, meaning they take longer to warm larger volumes of food. If you’re planning on cooking large meals each night on your gas hob, we recommend you safe yourself some time and go for an electric cooker.
  2. Gas hobs can sometimes be harder to clean as they have raised burners and pan supports. Trying to clean them does become slightly trickier and time-consuming. As gas hobs have raised burners and pan supports they are more susceptible to collecting dust and excess food from spillages.
  3. A gas cooker has less even heat distribution in the ‘oven’ compartment compared to electric ovens, making it harder for the heat to circulate around the cavity of the oven. This means the heat will stay at the top of the oven, rather than the bottom. While this is seen as a disadvantage for some, others utilise this element as they cook different foods, with different cooking instructions, at the same time!
  4. Conclusively, installation of a gas cooker can also be a tricky one and you are required to have a qualified professional to install your appliance – this does cost, so bare this in mind if you are thinking of purchasing a gas cooker.

 

Electric Cooker

Electric Cooker

While there is no definite answer to which cooker is best, as experts, Cooker Spare Parts can advise you of the advantages and disadvantages of each cooker, to make sure you’re buying the most suitable cooker for your home and your requirements!

Electric cookers have a few more advantages than they do disadvantages and this is why;

  1. Electric cookers evenly distribute its heat, this is because they have fans, which help circulate hot air around the cavity. This means your food will tend to cook evenly and will take less time (this is a great benefit if you are cooking large meals or are looking to cook a meal quickly).
  2. Electric ovens also tend to have different heating elements that you can utilise to your advantage. With this element, you can cook multiple meals at the same time. For example, using your grill and fan to cook different meals (perfect for families with children or those with different food preferences).
  3. If you tend to cook a lot, have a large family or, are a messy cook (this is not a bad thing), then an electric oven would be the cooker we would recommend. Electric cookers are much easier to clean and take less time to clean – so, if you’re in a rush or cooking a lot, it saves you a lot of time and stress when it comes to the deep clean.
  4. If you purchase an electric cooker that has ‘induction cooking’ you can speed up cooking times; induction cookers heat up faster which is great if you’re in a rush and are looking to whip up a quick meal.
  5. Finally, it has been proven that electric cookers are better at grilling food to that of gas cookers. So, if you like to grill your food then we’d recommend an electric cooker.

Disadvantages 

  1. Electric cookers cost fractionally more, so your energy bills will be slightly higher if you opt for this cooker style.
  2. Electric cooker hobs tend to take longer to cool down as they retain heat after they have been switched off – be careful if you have little ones, as they can be very hot to touch after they have been switched off!

Cooker Spare Parts can inform you of the types of cookers available and how they can work for you. However, it really depends on your cooking preferences as to which cooker is best! Both gas and electric cookers do a great job at cooking but they do have different functions so, make sure before buying, you are aware of their pros and their cons.

If you do have any questions about which cooker is best, don’t hesitate to give our friendly advice team a call or email; you can find their contact details here. Additionally, at Cooker Spare Parts we stock a range of gas and electric cooker replacement parts so at any time you find your cooker in need of fixing, we can help too!

Range of Ovens

If your oven has stopped working or you have noticed a fault, then carry on reading. This blog post targets common oven problems and how they can be fixed. The majority of problems that occur among most ovens can be fixed independently and it doesn’t take too long either. I bet you’re thinking – “what oven parts do I need?” Well, think no further! Cooker Spare Parts provide a range of oven parts that help make fixing your oven that little bit easier and, a lot quicker. This post will explain the different replacements you will need if certain parts of your oven have stopped working and require replacing. 

  1. Not heating up

Firstly, if you have noticed your oven is not heating up how it should be, there’s no need to panic - this could be an easy fix.  

Gas oven:

If you have a gas oven, the issue could be down to a faulty igniter. In order to find this out, you can test one of the gas stovetops to see if it ignites. To check the temperature and turn on the gas of your oven, you more often than not press down on your dial, hear a few clicks and then the stovetops ignite. If this does not happen for you, you might want to consider replacing the igniter.

To replace the igniter, you can simply turn the oven off by disconnecting it from the main power socket. Remove your oven door so it’s easier for you to access your cooker’s igniter; remove the screws holding the igniter in place, and disconnect the wiring connection; connect your new igniter and then put everything back together – it’s as easy as that.  

If you’re still finding that your oven isn’t heating up as expected, you may have a problem with your thermostat. Your oven’s thermostat controls the amount of gas within the oven and allows the oven to reach a desired temperature (and of course, stopping it from under or over heating). If your thermostat is faulty, this can stop your gas oven from heating up correctly.

Electric oven:

If you have an electric oven, often, due to constant use, the heating elements can wear and stop working. You can often tell if an oven element is faulty if it doesn’t fully glow red/orange, or from its physical appearance. Visual indications are bulging; bright spots; or obvious cracks. If you notice any of these faults, then this is normally a sign that it’s time to replace your heating elements. Changing this only takes a short amount of time if you use the correct replacement part, and by following this step-by-step guide.

 

  1. It’s not heating to the correct temperature

It can sometimes be frustrating when your oven suddenly stops heating to the correct temperature but these appliances don’t last forever, and it is important to keep checking regularly, to make sure your oven is doing its job.

Gas oven:

If your gas oven isn’t heating up to the correct temperature, it may be because you need to change your oven thermostat. However, it could be simpler than that, and the part that could be causing you trouble could be as simple as a door seal. Heat may escape from your oven door and therefore, resulting in your food not being cooked properly.

Electric oven:

If you notice your food is coming out of the oven partly cold; or it’s not heating up at all, this is normally a sign that the temperature sensor inside your oven is broken. Before replacing your temperature sensor, make sure to check that your sensor is not touching the inside wall as this affects your ovens capability of measuring the temperature. If you find your oven is still not heating to the correct temperature, you can use an ohmmeter to test your sensor. Replacing the temperature sensor is also an easy job!

Both ovens:

If you have changed your temperature sensor and thermostat, and your oven still doesn’t heat correctly, one common problem is that it needs to be calibrated. To check that your oven knows when and how to heat up, you must test it by using an oven thermometer. Preheat your oven to 176°C and take the temperature reading after twenty-minutes, and every twenty-minutes or so for the next two-hours - make sure you write your temperature readings down as you go along. After your final reading, add up the total temperature heating and divide this by the number of readings you took. If you’re findings are different to the average 176°C, this will indicate that you need to adjust your oven’s temperature dial. Hopefully this will fix the job!

 

  1. It doesn’t cook food evenly

Another common oven problem is that it doesn’t cook your food evenly! If you have recently cooked some meals and noticed that they are cold in some parts and boiling in others, then this tends to sign that you have either a faulty heating element and thermostat, in your electric oven or thermostat and igniter, in your gas oven.

This problem can be easily fixed. All you have to do is preheat your oven and see if your heating elements light up (electric oven) or ignite (gas oven) and check that the temperature of the oven is the same as the temperature’s sensor. If after this diagnostic test your oven still isn’t working as desired, both heating elements and thermostats should be replaced, for electric ovens or thermostat and igniter, for gas ovens.

Additionally, if you are using baking trays or other trays whilst cooking, give them a clean or replace them. As trays are reflective, if they are not clean, the heat cannot bounce off them and therefore, cook your food as well. 

 

  1. Door won’t close properly

Lastly, the easiest fix and an extremely common oven problem is that your door doesn’t close properly. If you find your oven doesn’t heat up as well as it used to it may be because your oven has a loose door. As we use our ovens daily, the hinges; catches and seals can become faulty, especially if we open and close with some force. This is probably the easiest fix and can be done in minutes. All you need to do is replace the hinges and/or door catch/pin; and your oven will be as good as new! For help replacing your oven door hinge, check out this easy to follow guide.

There are many common oven problems that you encounter, but most of them are a really easy fix! All of the products advised to change faulty parts of your cooker are from Cooker Spare Parts. If you encounter further oven problems and would like guidance or advise, don’t hesitate to contact the Cooker Spare Parts support team.

Note: before ordering any parts, make sure they are compatible with your specific oven model/type. Your model type and details can be found on your oven and we have a search bar that allows you to directly search what you are specifically looking for.

 

Beko Oven Parts

Even a great oven such as a Beko cooker can have a fault at some point. Luckily, we have a huge selection of Beko oven spares that will help get your oven back up and running in no time! If your Beko oven has broken down, we at Cooker Spare Parts have a huge range of genuine spares and high-quality alternative parts that will have it up and running again before you know it.

Browse all Beko oven parts >

 

How to order your Beko oven parts

Here's how to find and purchase the part(s) you need for your Beko oven from the Cooker Spare Parts website:

 

Search by manufacturer / model number (recommended)

  1. Go to our homepage.

  2. Select your manufacturer (Beko) from the drop-down menu.

  3. Enter your cooker's model number (e.g. D533W). If you don't know your model number, visit our Help Centre to find out where it's located.

  4. Click 'Search Parts'. You will now be shown all of the parts we stock that are compatible with your Beko oven.

  5. Use the 'Narrow by part type' and 'Narrow by keyword' tools to narrow this list down and make it easier to find the exact part you need (optional).
 

For your convenience, here are some of our most popular Beko model pages:

 

Search all Beko oven parts

If you prefer, you can click here to view all the Beko spares we stock. You can then narrow down your search by selecting the specific part type you need (e.g. door seal, control knob).

However, we strongly recommend that you search using your appliance's model number - this is the only way to make sure that the part(s) you purchase will be compatible with your Beko oven.

 

What Beko oven parts do we sell?

We stock a huge variety of Beko spares here at Cooker Spare Parts, including:

 

 

 

View all Beko oven parts >

 

Having trouble finding the Beko oven part you need? Not sure how to order from our website? Get in touch with the Cooker Spare Parts team and we'll be more than happy to help.

Indesit ID60G2W Cooker Parts

Headquartered in Italy but operating throughout Europe and beyond, Indesit is one of the biggest names in the kitchen nowadays, and they manufacture a variety of popular, high-quality cookers and ovens (in addition to other white goods such as washing machines and fridge-freezers).

One of the company's best-selling models at the moment is the Indesit ID60G2W, a two-oven gas cooker with four gas hobs and a clean, modern look. If you've recently purchased an Indesit ID60G2W cooker and it is having a few problems, don't despair - after all, there's no need to replace your cooker with a new one when you can simply replace the part that's causing issues!

Here at Cooker Spare Parts, we stock a wide range of parts (including genuine Indesit spares as well as high-quality, cost-effective alternatives) that are compatible with the ID60G2W cooker. Click here to view our full range of compatible spares >

Common Cooker Problems


In case you're not sure which part to purchase for your Indesit ID60G2W appliance, here's a short list of common issues and the replacement part(s) needed to solve them...
If you need a different sort of part for your Indesit ID60G2W cooker, you can browse our full collection of compatible spares here.
Belling BI60F Spares

The Belling BI60F is a single electric oven that makes a sleek and compact addition to any modern kitchen. It is a very popular model that is still on the market at time of writing, and while Belling cookers aren't known for breaking down easily, any BI60F owners in the audience will be pleased to know that we have a comprehensive range of spares for this model here at Cooker Spare Parts.

Here are some of the Belling BI60F cooker spares that are available to purchase from our website at very competitive prices:

  • Cooling Fan Motor (082233400) - If your Belling BI60F oven is overheating, this may be because you need a new cooling fan. This part is a genuine Belling motor.

  • Circulation Oven Fan Motor (081581800) - Another genuine part, this fan motor is designed to circulate the heat around your oven to ensure that your food cooks evenly.

  • Black Control Knob (083240902) - Cooker knobs often need replacing: sometimes they snap off, sometimes they go missing, and sometimes the heat of the oven causes them to melt, leaving them looking rather unsightly. Whatever the reason, replacing your Belling BI60F's control knobs is as easy as pie!

  • Grill Element (081583305) - The element is the part of your oven that actually heats up. If you enjoy grilled foods, you'll definitely want to make sure that your grill element is in good working order.

  • Oven Shelf (082985702) - Need to replace one of the shelves in your Belling oven? No problem - we've got plenty of correctly-sized spares here at Cooker Spare Parts!
If these aren't the Belling BI60F cooker spares you need, click here to browse our full range!