Now we are going to have a look at a great all gas range cooker from Belling. The Country Classic 100GT is a brilliant range cooker that offers some great features for the cooks that prefer to use gas ovens and hobs. The A rated cooker will be an efficient cooker to run helping you to save on your energy bills.
The Belling Classic 100GT Review
This British designed and built range cooker comes with fantastic customer service and is a cooker that will last you many years. The Belling reputation is second to none and you can buy with confidence knowing that your hard earned money is going back into the British economy for future generations. Have a look through the features and see if it has all of the elements you require for your kitchen and you might be surprised to find it has a lot more!
Why Use A Gas Oven
A lot of people love to cook with gas ovens. It is very different to cooking with an electric fan oven that is very consistent and gets the job done. There are some big benefits to cooking with a gas oven, the ovens are very efficient and heat up very quickly, no more waiting around for ages for the electric element to heat up. The gas produces moisture so the oven is not so dry which is a real benefit when trying to bake a very nice moist sponge. Once you are used to your gas oven you can move things around accordingly to take advantage of the hotspots. Its a personal choice really, some people love the convenience of electric while other swear by there gas oven.
Will It Fit In My Kitchen?
This is a medium sized range cooker that gives you a lot of cooking capacity and a little bit of compromise when it comes to space. For the average size kitchen this is a great cooker offering seven hobs and plenty of oven space without being to large a unit. The dimensions are below. Make sure you check you measurement before you buy!
- Height 900mm and 930mm to the top of the pan stands
- Width 996mm
- Depth 600mm
Style And Design
This range cooker has a more classic feel to the design and would look at home in an older style kitchen maybe not in a super modern kitchen. The lines are curved on the top of the oven doors which looks really nice and the badge at the back of the hob is written in a classic style font. This would fit well in most kitchens that are designed to look a little more old fashioned rather then lots of cold straight lines of the modern design. The great thing is that you get all of the modern features with the older feel. The Classic 100GT comes in many colours as well. The chrome finish is the most modern look finish then there are lots of colours available that will give you plenty of options to fit in with your kitchen. The colours available are chrome, black, purple, red, white, light blue, cream, dark blue and yes you read it right, pink! This is very comprehensive set of finishes for one model that you won’t find on many other models.
The controls are very robust and nicely finished to withstand heavy daily use from a large family and the pan stands are built using cast iron for longevity and style.
The Belling Classic 100 GT Features
Below we will run through the features offered by this model so that you can check they are what you require from a range cooker. If you think this is the cooker for you then why not click through to Amazon to find the best prices.
The Seven Burner Gas Hob
This hob gives you a great deal of capacity. It has seven burners which will prove to be invaluable when you are cooking for large groups of people, giving you plenty of space to have many pans cooking and also a good bit of space to rest hot trays from the oven. The largest burner is the very hot Wok Burner that give off 3.5kw of heat, one large burner offers 3kw of heat, three medium burners give off 2kw and then two small burners that offer 1kw of power. That is a lot of cooking power that you won’t use every day but when you need it you will appreciate it. The pan stands are cast iron for a tough finish that will take a lot of punishment and all elements are lit by and electric automatic ignition. A great hob for the family.
The Main Oven
The main oven is a large 62 litre capacity gas oven that can be programmed to run through a timer or run manually when you are in the kitchen. At 62 litres it will hold a lot of food and for a lot of meals will be big enough on its own. There are two shelves that can be arranged in five different positions for flexibility and these are lit with a bright light so that you can quickly glance and check on the food as it cooks. The easy clean enamel finish is a real bonus that makes cleaning a fast easy job. All in all a good standard gas oven.
The Auxiliary Oven
The auxiliary oven is a very good 62 litre standard gas oven that is exactly the same as the main oven apart from the fact that it doesn’t have a programmable timer. It’s a great back up oven that can be used as the main oven when you are in the kitchen.
The grill is a standard gas grill that has variable heat controls. At 32 litres it is more than enough space and can also be used to keep things warm. As with the gas ovens the grill will heat up very quickly rather then waiting for an electric element to heat.
The bottom right hand cavity on this model is a storage compartment for pans and other things. When the cooker is on this will always be warm which is great if you want to use it as a warm space for resting food or pre heating trays, pans or plates.
Summing It Up
A really good value gas range cooker suited to those who love to cook with gas ovens as well as gas hobs. The features are well built and cover the basics well. The customer care and service from Belling mean you will have a cooker that lasts a long time an should give you very few problems. The size of this model is great, offering two large ovens and plenty of hob space while not being too large like some of the bigger models. With a large number of finishes and a classic look this will be a great upgrade for many kitchens that have been installed for a good while and will also look good in new kitchens. Great value and highly recommended with many very happy customer reviews.