My boyfriend bought this cooker just over a month ago after painfully scouring the market for a good quality yet affordable dual fuel cooker.
As you can see this cooker is a vibrant colour described as Jalapeno by Stoves. This acts as a center piece to the kitchen. The metal black hob cover is solid and allows you to easily cover the 4 gas hobs when not in use. Also if you have a small kitchen it can act as work top space before cooking.
The mental handles are solid and fit well with the range style of this free standing cooker.
As you can see from the picture the control knobs are set three to each side with a digital clock in the center and its control buttons. The time is easy to set and the electric cooker won't work unless it is set. There is also a timer - both for letting you know your meal is ready and one for you to set when you aren't in the house. Though I haven't used either of these facilities.
The knobs are large and sturdy. There is a spark button on the left hand side.
The glass on the oven door is glass and not mirrored glass.
Duel fuel is the best combination for cooking. The gas hobs provide instant heat. The two back burners are medium size, to front left a small burner and front right a large burner. The burners are safe as the gas is not released unless you are pressing the spark button.
For me I find the burners are not in the correct positions but everyone is different and you can adapt as you get used to the cooker.
The electric cooker heats up quickly and cooks very well and evenly. I was very impressed by this and hope it doesn't deter as the cooker ages.
The grill is also heats up quickly and cooks evenly. The grill handle that comes with the cooker is different to what I have used before and takes a bit getting used to and only works with the grill pan given with the cooker. You have to slide the handle on before it will lock, so my advice will be work out what you are doing with it before you cook something and have to deal with a hot pan and a confused by a handle!!!
Things that I like that you wouldn't normally think about:
The knobs for the electric cooker and grill turn on from high to low temperature so when you need to heat up the over you are quickly at the correct temperature. I know this may seem insignificant but it is something I have liked about the cooker since my boyfriend got it.
This cooker also comes in a variety of colours to suit your personality.
This cooker is a fantastic affordable good quality cooker. Adds sophistication to any kitchen and does exactly what it should do. Although we have only had it for a short period of time I can tell that this cooker will be long lasting! Pizza cooks fantastically, crisp but soft inside. The colour is different from the norm. Generally a fashionable, good quality cooker that I would highly recommend!
This Stoves Richmond 550DF Dual Fuel Cooker is a mini range-style cooker finished in an attractive Jalapeno red. Equipped with a 4-burner gas hob and twin oven cavities, it's a delight to cook on and a beautiful addition to your kitchen! Cooking with gas The top hob offers the traditional benefits of gas cooking, such as instant heat adjustment and plenty of power when you need it. The Stoves Richmond 550-DF even has a wok burner for extra flexibility, and features cast-iron pan supports for extra durability. A little help from a fan The main cavity is a generous 69-litre electric, fan-assisted oven, lined with Pristine Enamel surfaces for effortlessly cleaning. The 39-litre top oven has an electric grill and conventional oven facility, while an LED clock/programmer makes preparing complicated dishes a relaxed affair. Brighten up your kitchen Despite its time-honoured appearance, the Stoves Richmond 550DF Dual Fuel Cooker offers decidedly modern energy efficiency, with an A-rated main oven and B-rated top oven. This mini rangestyle cooker brings top-class style and great cooking to smaller homes! Overview Type Freestanding ¦ Range cooker Fuel Dual LPG option No Hob Gas Number of elements 4 Oven Electric Number of cavities 2 (double oven) Controls Programmable Yes Timer Yes Digital/LED display 3 button LED clock & programmer Touch controls No Retractable dials No Hob Griddle No Wok burner Yes Warming plate No Pan supports Cast iron Elements Gas Ignition system Auto ignition Hob lid Cast aluminium lid with chrome handle Flame Supervision Device (FSD) This product has a flame supervision device fitted to each burner, a legal requirement if you live in a flat or multi-dwelling building. Ovens Heat 1 x fan oven (main) 1 x conventional oven (top) Size 1 x large, 1 x medium Capacity 69 litres (main oven), 39 litres (top oven) Energy rating A/B (main/top) Viewing window Yes (main oven only) Interior light Main fan electric oven with twin side lights Ease of cleaning Pristine enamel easy-clean surfaces Grill Separate No, grill/oven combo Features Dual circuit electric Other information Storage drawer No Dimensions 900 x 552 x 602 mm (H x W x D)