Glossary - Cookers

Cooker Glossary




Air Cooled Doors
The cooker doors stay cool meaning you and your family won’t burn yourselves while you are cooking, a great safety feature.



Auto Timer
A timer that allows you to set the oven to start and finish at pre-set times.



Built-In (or Integrated)
Means your machine is built-in or integrated into a specific kitchen unit.




These refer to the plates on a hob. Most have four burners - 1 large, 2 medium and 1 smaller one for simmering. Some cookers may have up to 8 burners, including a wok burner.



Catalytic Liners
They mean that the oven is self-cleaning at higher temperatures. Fat and grease are absorbed during cooking.





Cavity Size
This is the internal capacity of your oven measured in Litres.






Ceramic Hob
A plate of ceramic glass covers the electric element allowing the hob to heat up quickly. A ceramic hob is easy to keep clean.



Child Safety Lock
This feature means that the machine will not be able to be opened by children when the machine is in use or when the lock is enabled.




This is the process of heat rising and being replaced by cool air.





This is a term used by Neff ovens. Circotherm is the Neff version of a fan-assisted oven. This means that the oven heats up rapidly and needs little or no preheating.



Conventional Oven
Heats from the bottom of the cavity only, great for baking as it is hotter at the top of the cavity.



This is the Council for Registered Gas Installers, the regulatory body for gas engineers.




Corgi Registered Engineer
This is a professional accredited gas fitter required to fit any gas appliance.



Double Glazed Window
These doors contain a reflective glass which helps to keep the heat inside the oven.





Double Ovens
There are two ovens, one above and one below. The main oven is normally a multifunction or fan oven and is found below a smaller conventional oven.






Dual Fuel
the best of both worlds, combining gas and electric fuel types giving you greater control and more options while cooking.



Dual Grill
This type of grill has 2 elements, as opposed to 1 found in a single grill. When used together, the 2 elements offer a larger grilling area.




A fuel type that delivers quick, precise and constant results.





An electrician may be required for your installation. Fully qualified technicians will be able to deal with your electric mains when connecting your cooker.




Electric Sealed Plates
They provide excellent heat across the base of the saucepan. Heat is only conducted into the pans, making them more cost effective.



Electronic Controls
They provide greater accuracy and maintain a constant temperature.




Enamel Interiors
These are resistant to chipping and easier to clean as they prevent burning and grease or food particles from sticking.




Energy Rating
This refers to the amount of energy the appliance consumes. Appliances are rated for energy, with ratings between A (the most efficient) and C (the least efficient).



Fan Assisted Ovens
A fan at the rear circulates the hot air inside the oven. These ovens give the most even temperatures.



Flame Failure Safety Device (FSD)
A device required by law to be fitted to gas appliances in multi-dwelling properties such as flats, rented property and in all cases in the Republic of Ireland. The device cuts off the gas supply immediately if it senses the flame has been extinguished.



The front of the appliance is visible and can be placed anywhere in the kitchen, either underneath a work surface or stood independently.







Fixed Grill
The temperature of the grill is controlled by raising or lowering the pan.




Fully Programmable Timer
Giving you the ability to start and end your cooking time as and when you require on the range cooker by presetting this useful feature.



A fuel type famed for its responsive nature, particularly when used for hobs. Gas as a fuel source in ovens also helps maintain the moisture of food. Gas is available in two forms: Natural Gas (piped) and LPG (bottled). Please make sure you choose the correct type of cooker for your gas type.



A heating element type found in hobs. It is the nearest in control to gas and gives constant heat levels.



Hard Wiring
Most cooking appliances require hard wiring into the mains electricity supply as opposed to a plug and socket. You’ll need a fully qualified electrician to do this for you.



Induction Hob
An effective heating element found in hobs. They give instant, precise and even heat. They are easier to control than gas and cheaper to run than other electric hobs. You can only cook with iron cookware because they work by creating a magnetic field, causing the iron to heat.



A type of machine designed to be hidden from view behind your kitchen cupboards to maintain a seamless overall design in your kitchen.



Knob Control
This is a control type that is used to operate the functions of an appliance by both pressing and turning.




LED Auto Programmer/Clock
A 24 hour clock that allows start and end cook times to be set.



Liquid-Petroleum-Gas is a type of bottled portable gas which is used where a piped supply is not available.




LPG Convertible
Most gas appliances can only be connected to natural gas. Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) kits are available with some appliances allowing them to convert from natural gas to LPG.



Main Oven
The larger oven in a double oven appliance is classed as the main oven, great for cooking everyday meals and larger items.




Minute Minder
A popular type of timer that’s set for the length of cooking time you need. When it’s finished, an alarm goes off.



This type of oven heats from the top and bottom inside the cooker, also it has a fan which circulates the heat inside the cavity and provides a number of cooking options.



Natural Gas
Natural Gas is a piped supply of gas which is primarily available in larger urban areas.



Pan Support Type
Supports keep pots and pans secure during cooking, available in different finishes cast iron or enamelled.





Programmable Timer
This feature gives you the flexibility to start and end your cooking by pre-setting your requirements.



Push Button
This is a control type that requires buttons to be pressed to function.



Pyrolytic Liners
These are self-cleaning oven liners which clean every part of the oven’s interior. During the cleaning process, the oven reaches a temperature of about 500°. Any old food or grease is carbonised and left as a pile of ash on the bottom of the oven, ready to be wiped away. This process can take between 2- 3 hours and should be carried out every few weeks.



Red Spots
Found on some electric sealed plate hobs. Their purpose is to supply more power in that area than standard plates.



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Residual Heat Indicator
On an electric cooker this illuminated indicator shows when the hob is in use, warning you when the surface is hot. Until the surface is cool enough to touch the lights will stay on.



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Solid Plate Hob
This type of hob has solid plates that cover the halogen cooking zones. It is durable and offers excellent value.



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Stay Clean Liners
These liners burn off any baked on food while the cooker is in use, a great easy cleaning method.



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Touch Control
This is a sleek control type for hobs which is both stylish and easy to keep clean.



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Triple Glazed Window
This is a door with three panes of reflected and insulated glass which is designed to increase the oven’s efficiency and keep the window cooler to the touch.



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Variable Grills
You can set the temperature of the grill to the desired heat, rather than raising or lowering the grill pan.



warming zone

Warming Zone
Keep the plates or dishes warm on the warming zone until you’re ready to dish up.



wok burnerWok Burner
A specialist burner and pan support to accommodate a wok for oriental dishes.