The Stoves Sterling 900DFT is a fantastic quality dual fuel range cooker that has many brilliant features which will make cooking an absolute breeze and will add a lot of style to your home. The British built range cooker is manufactured to the highest standard and is built to serve a large family with a busy schedule for many years.
The Stoves Sterling 900 DFT Review
The Dual fuel set up offers users the best of both worlds when it comes to cooking, the gas hob is brilliant for instant controllable heat for cooking with pans and the electric fan ovens give the ultimate in oven performance. This combination has been widely recognised as the optimal cooker set up by many top chefs!
Will It Fit In My Kitchen
The first thing that you need to consider is; will it fit in the space I have? If you are putting in a new kitchen from scratch it is a little easier to be flexible on size but if you are replacing an old cooker it is an important consideration.
- The height is 900mm going up to 930mm with the pan stands.
- The width is 896mm.
- The depth is 600mm.
These are not unusual sizes but make sure you check before you buy!
Style And Design
The Sterling 900DFT looks great and will be a great addition to any kitchen. It is available in a chrome or a black finish to suit the kitchen unit colours that you have and your taste. The finish of the cooker is very high quality and has a very modern look with large and easy to use controls on the front that are also robust for frequent use. The hob sits nicely into the top of the cooker so it doesn’t look clumsy and the oven doors are very understated with clean lines and nice handles. All in all a great looking range cooker that would look really good in most modern kitchens.
Below we are going to go through the features of this model. It has some great features that could really make your kitchen an efficient place to cook and save you considerable time. Have a read through and see of they fit your needs.
5 Burner Gas Hob
The gas hob has a very versatile set up of burners. The five individual burners consist of a large wok burner that kicks out an impressive 3kw to get the large pans nice and hot. There are two medium sized burners that produce 2kw and two small burners that give off 1kw of heat. This combination is energy efficient and covers the needs of cooking a large family meal. The pan stands are a high quality cast iron for longevity. The hob ignition is automatic. A great functional hob that gives you a lot of space, cooking power and versatility.
Electric Oven And Grill
The combined electric grill and oven is a handy 28 litre cavity that enables you to grill with the door open or closed and also use this as a third oven or area to keep things warm. At twenty eight litres it is plenty of space to grill a large amount and for really big meals you have a third oven as a back up. The grill is a dual circuit set up with telescopic arms which is really controllable and easy to use.
The Main Oven
The main and most used oven is very very impressive large space that has many uses. At 76 litres this is a large space for the biggest joints of meat. The space is spread over 4 shelves and allows for 25 individual shelf positions. The fan oven gives brilliant control of the heat temperature and circulation giving the best results. The oven light makes it nice and easy to work.
The Second Oven
The second oven is a super practical oven that has a capacity of 46 litres over 2 shelves. The is a good quality fan oven that can be used as the main oven when you are cooking smaller amounts of food. When added to the main oven it gives you a super large cooking capacity that really makes life easy when cooking a large family roast. It also doubles up as an electric grill if needed. The side opening doors and telescopic shelves make moving trays around between ovens and shelves very easy and safe.
Programmable Multi Function Ovens
Both ovens are multi function programmable ovens with many very useful setting for different types of cooking. There are nine functions for very easy set up. They are grill, fanned grill, intensive bake, base heat with fan, base heat, top heat, conventional oven, fanned oven and defrost. These are going to cover pretty much all of out cooking needs. Most of us are not chefs so having pre set functions makes life a lot more simple.
Halogen Oven Lights
The ovens have bright halogen lights that are on when the cooker is working making it easy to keep an eye on your food whilst also being efficient to run. This will stop you over cooking a lot of things as you can check it at a glance rather then having to open the oven door every few minutes.
As well as the great quality basics on this range cooker it also has a lot of other features that are very useful for day to day family life.
The ovens are fully programmable using the built in clock. You can set the ovens to come on at different times and come on when you are not at home so that the food can be ready when you arrive home.
There is a fan defrost setting to quickly defrost anything you need out of the freezer, very handy if you forget to get something out the night before and need it quickly.
The oven doors are side opening which makes life easy when moving trays around but is also very safe when you are moving things that contain very hot foods and easily spilled fat.
Cleaning is made easy with an easy clean enamel finish to make maintaining the cooker quick and easy. It will only stay looking good if it is cleaned effectively and the easier this is the better!
Summing It Up
This is a great looking very practical range cooker with everything a modern family could need. It has a very large cooking capacity for large family meals and many pre set functions to make cooking easy. At the same time it can be used to cook for one person by using the smaller oven and saving on your bills. The Stoves reputation and customer service is second to none so you can be rest assured that you are buying a brilliant British built product that will last you for many years to come.
We highly recommend these range cookers and for the cost they are great value for money and a great addition to your kitchen.