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~*~ CANNON ~ History in brief ~*~
Established in 1826 by Edward and Stephen Sheldon, The Cannon Foundry was located at Deepfields, Coseley.
Specializing in the manufacturing of general ironmongery, cookware became the business' main product; the Cannon brand of cast ironware was globally known and used. Then, in 1884 the title of the company was changed from E.Sheldon & Co Ltd, to the Cannon Holloware Co Ltd. Fifteen years later, in 1895, Cannon introduced its first gas cooker.
Thirty-five plus years ago, I used to rent a coin slot telly, but I'd never heard of the 'Penny Slot cookers' that Cannon produced in 1898, that was suited to the gas cooker rental market! Handy in those frugal years...actually would be beneficial now! In 1963, Cannon was purchased by GEC, and in '89 becoming part of General Domestic Appliances, the joint venture company owned by GEC and GE of America.
To this day Cannon continue to be a prominent brand, continuing the standards of quality and innovation established over 184 years ago.
~*~ My story of the Cooker!~*~
I have seen this model going for £550 plus, but it cost me £0.00! I had recently moved and the rented accommodation I moved from came furnished. I had previously given all my furniture, including 'white goods', to my children and friends!
Therefore, I was moving into a flat with boxes of belongings and no furniture, not even carpets. Dear friends heard of my plight and travelled up country to collect this Cannon cooker from a couple who were emigrating abroad! What an amazing blessing to receive this little gem.
~The Cannon C60DTX~
> This beautiful cooker has a black enamel hob that affords spacious cooking facility. The hob areas are so easy to clean. I gently use abrasive cleaners & scourers with no adverse effects on the veneer.
> There are two larger sized burners and two smaller ones; perfect for heating smaller or larger pan/pot surface areas.
> Having four individual sturdy pan supports means that if only a single one needs wiping, you don't need to remove anymore. These supports and the fuel cover plates can be cleaned by means of hot soapy water using both by scour and wire pads. But the fuel cover plates need to be dried thoroughly as they tend to rust.
> I adore the toughened glass lid because apart from it being so easy to clean, I can place heavy cookware on the closed lid without any detrimental effects on its surface. In addition to this, the lid affords a safety cut-off feature if closing the lid before switching off the gas. This has been a real asset as I have on occasions forgotten to turn of the controls when finished cooking!
> The cooker has an automatic ignition that works immediately.
> The easy to hold, clearly numbered controls are user friendly in that they are large enough to turn comfortably without nudging others buttons. Alongside the controls is the clock and minute minder programmable electronic timer for the fan oven. I haven't used this feature but have been dependably informed that it works very reliably.
> The oven incorporates a high speed Solarplus instant electric twin grill, designed to reduce cooking times, including saving time in heating up food. It works! I now have to keep an eye on the bacon it grills so fast!
> Both ovens are adequately illuminated with the touch of the tiny button on the hob control panel.
> I haven't had a Fan oven before this one, so it was a completely new experience. I've actually burned quite a few meals because I found it difficult to regulate the change in cooking times, which is my error not the ovens.
> Although the cooker came with ovenware accessories, the couple felt that they were not suitable to pass on to me, through the condition from regular use. The cooker has an Energy Efficiency rating of B, which isn't bad as it's only two away from the top rating.
> The freestanding cooker's measurements of height 90cm, width 60cm and depth 60cm make it ideal to fit into my rather small 'galley' kitchen.
The cooker also has practical adjustable 'feet'.
> The heating type of the main oven is convection and Fan. The heating type of the second oven/grill is convection. Hobs are fueled by gas.
> I really am pleased with the removable inner glass door as it makes for far easier cleaning.
> The ovens are described as Self Cleaning, which means that the oven uses high temperatures of around 900 degrees F / 500 degrees C to burn off baking debris, without needing the use chemical agents. But I find that although this feature is useful, I still need to maintain a certain amount of cleaning process on the oven sides by soapy water. The rest, the enamel base and trays need to be cleaned using a scour pad and wire soap pad. As long as the ovens are kept clean, the slide trays remain easy to glide.
~*~ Conclusion ~*~
Cannon's slogan way back in 1895 aptly noted "The Progressive Cannon - Always to the front with modern improvements." That is true today as it was then.
I have found it difficult to name flaws in this sturdy, reliable, and practical featured cooker. Perhaps the only issue I would have is that it is not suitable for large amounts of food preparation as it is generally a standard sized cooker. But it is truly an asset in most kitchens for general family usage.
Short name: Cannon C60DTX