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Should You Buy a Stoves Cooker?

Updated 01 November 2019 by Matthew
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Stoves is one of the most popular cooker brands as well as being well known for its hobs, ovens and fridge freezers.

If you are thinking about buying a Stoves cooker then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of cooker brands is compiled by analysing over 28,000 user and expert reviews and 50+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 2,800 cookers.

Stoves are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular cookers. Their cookers start at £419 for the SDF60DO which has 4zone(s) burner / cooking zone, a main oven interior capacity of 65L and is a cooker that has an A++,A+ energy efficiency class and go up to £2,179 for the Precision DX S1100Ei which has 5zone(s) burner / cooking zone, a main oven interior capacity of 200L and is a cooker that has an A energy efficiency class. The average price of a new Stoves cooker is £1,156.

Stoves are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular cookers.

Is Stoves the Best Cooker Brand?

So are Stoves cookers any good? We give every cooker a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all cookers we are able to impartially rank all the cooker brands.

Stoves is ranked the No. 2 best cooker brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Stoves is the 2nd best cooker brand out there.

#1
United Kingdom
95%
95%
1,865 reviews
#2
United Kingdom
91%
91%
1,078 reviews
#3
United Kingdom
90%
90%
2,109 reviews
#4
Italy
89%
89%
493 reviews
#5
Turkey
89%
89%
2,306 reviews
#6
United States
88%
88%
3,684 reviews
#7
87%
87%
289 reviews
#8
Italy
86%
86%
1,735 reviews
#9
United Kingdom
85%
85%
484 reviews
#10
United Kingdom
85%
85%
212 reviews
#11
Italy
83%
83%
1,825 reviews
#12
82%
82%
2 reviews
#13
Flavel
81%
81%
2,035 reviews
#14
Logik
United Kingdom
80%
80%
833 reviews
#15
80%
80%
2 reviews
#16
Poland
80%
80%
149 reviews
#17
United Kingdom
79%
79%
1,599 reviews
#18
AEG
Germany
79%
79%
109 reviews
#19
Electra
76%
76%
356 reviews
#20
John Lewis
75%
75%
59 reviews
#21
United Kingdom
74%
74%
347 reviews
#22
74%
74%
0 reviews
#23
Cannon
70%
70%
133 reviews
#24
Ilve
70%
70%
0 reviews
#25
Servis
United Kingdom
69%
69%
24 reviews
#26
Fisher & Paykel
New Zealand
69%
69%
1 review
#27
Slovenia
68%
68%
5 reviews
#28
Baumatic
67%
67%
31 reviews
#29
Mercury
67%
67%
0 reviews
#30
Teknix
65%
65%
0 reviews
#31
CDA
United Kingdom
65%
65%
0 reviews
#32
Nordmende
64%
64%
0 reviews
#33
Simfer
64%
64%
0 reviews
#34
Germany
64%
64%
0 reviews
#35
Blomberg
63%
63%
0 reviews
#36
Hoover
United States
61%
61%
1 review
#37
61%
61%
0 reviews
#38
Tower
58%
58%
0 reviews
#39
Electriq
58%
58%
0 reviews
#40
AGA
United Kingdom
58%
58%
0 reviews
#41
Essential
57%
57%
0 reviews
#42
bexel
56%
56%
0 reviews
#43
Oranier
56%
56%
0 reviews
#44
La Germania
55%
55%
0 reviews
#45
De Dietrich
France
54%
54%
0 reviews
#46
TriStar
54%
54%
0 reviews
#47
Klarstein
53%
53%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Stoves cookers compare to the other cooker brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
All cooker Brands
Stoves Cookers

At an average purchase price of £1,156, Stoves cookers tend to be cheaper than most other cooker brands which makes them a popular choice with consumers. Stoves also have better reviews than the typical cooker brand, with the average rating of a Stoves cooker being 82%.

The average review score for a Stoves cooker is 82%.

Stoves have a number of great features including Zeus Appliance Control, Umbra Glass and PROFLEX Oven Splitter which sets them apart from the competition.

There's a smaller selection of Stoves cookers available compared to other cooker brands, with only 68 Stoves cookers currently on the market in the UK.

No. Of Cookers
Average Price
£1,181
£0 £500 £1,000 £1,500 £2,000 £2,500 £3,000 £3,500 £4,000 £4,500 £9,499
Price Distribution of All Cookers
No. Of Cookers
Average Price
£1,156
£0 £500 £1,000 £1,500 £2,000 £2,500 £3,000 £3,500 £4,000 £4,500 £9,499
Price Distribution of Stoves Cookers

What Do the Stoves Cooker Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Stoves cooker to work out the average distribution of reviews for Stoves and then compared this to the other cooker brands.

Stoves logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
2
4 stars
0
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Stoves logo

User Reviews

5 stars
766
4 stars
199
3 stars
51
2 stars
24
1 star
35

Over 100% of expert reviews and 90% of user reviews for Stoves cookers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 100% and 88% respectively across all Cooker brands.

Purchasers of Stoves cookers frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, carefully designed and fairly priced. Their cookers have also won a total of 2 awards.

Looking at just the expert reviews, in the table below we compare the average review score given to Stoves cookers by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other cooker brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score LG Smeg Stoves Rangemaster Leisure
Which? logo
100%
2 reviews
100%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
CNET.com logo
70%
1 review
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
84%
1 review
goodhousekeeping.com logo
80%
1 review
Average
75%
2 reviews
100%
2 reviews
100%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
84%
1 review

How Many Industry Awards Have Stoves Cookers Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 2 industry awards for Stoves cookers. This means that Stoves has more awards for its cookers than any other brand. The table below compares the number of awards given to Stoves to other popular cooker brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Stoves has more awards for its cookers than any other brand.
Number of Awards LG Smeg Stoves Rangemaster Leisure
Which? logo
2
2
1
Total
2
2
1

How Reliable Are Stoves Cookers?

We checked over 28,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Stoves cookers. 80+ of these reviews that mention reliability of which 84% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Stoves cooker owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

84% of reviewers think Stoves cookers are reliable.

So, most people think that Stoves cookers are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Stoves cookers that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

You don't need to leave a space either side for ventilation as you do with built in ovens
ao.com
I seems less well made although I was expecting a Stoves cooker to be better quality
johnlewis.com

NOT RELIABLE

Poor Build Quality
johnlewis.com
I love the lid over the hob which keep the ceramic hob safe from scratches
ao.com
hopefully fits one that isn't too badly damaged in the post
amazon.co.uk

Features to Look Out For On Stoves Cookers

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Stoves cookers that set them apart from the competition. These include Zeus Appliance Control, Umbra Glass and PROFLEX Oven Splitter.

Stoves Zeus Appliance Control

Stoves cookers that feature Zeus Appliance Control include the Stoves Sterling S900DF (£1,248), the Stoves Richmond S1000DF (£1,459) and the Stoves Richmond S900DF (£1,206).

Stoves Umbra Glass

Stoves cookers that feature Umbra Glass include the Stoves Precision DX S1000DF (£1,689), the Stoves S1000G (£1,529) and the Stoves Precision DX S900DF (£1,619).

Stoves PROFLEX Oven Splitter

Stoves cookers that feature PROFLEX Oven Splitter include the Stoves Sterling S900DF (£1,248), the Stoves Richmond S900DF (£1,206) and the Stoves Richmond S900Ei (£1,637).

Stoves Half Grill

Stoves cookers that feature Half Grill include the Stoves RICHMOND550E (£579), the Stoves Sterling 600DF (£569) and the Stoves SDF60DO (£0).

What is the Best Mid-Range Stoves Cooker?

Stoves Sterling S900DF

£1,247.97
Donaghy Bros
Stoves Sterling S900DF
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87L
1ST OVEN
3
OVENS
5
BURNERS /
COOKING ZONES
8,450W
TOTAL OVEN
POWER
54L
CAPACITY
£684
OVER 10 YEARS
A

A great mid range choice, priced at £1,247.97 is the Stoves Sterling S900DF, which has a Kagoo Score of 90.

Features We Love:
Zeus Appliance Control
PROFLEX Oven Splitter
Big main oven interior capacity (87L)
Big total oven power (8,450W)
Three ovens

An oven and top of the range electric oven gas hob hob type cooker, with terrific user reviews and main oven interior capacity. It has a wok burner, a cool door and a griddle and supports steam cooking function.

96
Reviews
4 Reviews
97
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Popularity
Widely Available
70
Value for Money
Good
87
Age
16 Months Old
90
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Purchasers report that Stoves Sterling S900DF has marvellous user reviews with an average user rating of 100%.

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What is the Best High End Stoves Cooker?

Stoves Richmond S1100DF

£1,547.10
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Stoves Richmond S1100DF
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64L
1ST OVEN
4
OVENS
7
BURNERS /
COOKING ZONES
8,130W
TOTAL OVEN
POWER
60L
CAPACITY
£665
OVER 10 YEARS
A

If you're looking for a high end Stoves cooker then the Stoves Richmond S1100DF takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 85, but is a bit more expensive at £1,547.10.

Features We Love:
Zeus Appliance Control
Big total oven power (8,130W)
Seven burners / cooking zones
Four ovens
Supports steam cooking function

An oven and fully featured freestanding electric oven cooker, with user reviews and burner / cooking zone. It has a wok burner, a cool door and a griddle and supports steam cooking function.

92
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Popularity
Widely Available
66
Value for Money
Good
87
Age
16 Months Old
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Stoves Richmond S1100DF has exceptional user reviews with an average user rating of 100%.

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