Ten of the Best Electric Cookers For People on a Tight Budget

When your cooker goes it is not something you can put off for long because cooking is one of the essentials of life. But with everyone on tighter and tighter budgets, it can be hard to find one that is worth the money, does what you need it to do and is easily affordable. Every one of these ten standalone electric cookers is highly rated, has all the modern features you will need and many of them offer long warranties for peace of mind. If you are shopping around for the cheapest standalone electric cooker this is the post for you…

New World NWLS60TEB 60cm Twin Electric Cooker

New World NWLS60TEB 60cm Twin Electric Cooker

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New appliance. New style. New World. Ideal for hosting duty, you can enjoy plenty of cooking space with this 60cm electric cooker. In the generous 73-litre fan oven, you can evenly cook large pasta bakes with ease. Need a hand with breakfast, or are you fancying a fry-up for dinner? Then use the 32-litre grill to cook all your bacon and sausages without you needing to use loads of pans. And with 2 adjustable shelves in the main oven, you can even move things around to cook different dishes at once.

Refresh your kitchen. A stylish and sleek black finish is a great way to update a room. And with a contemporary design, your everyday appliance will have a modern touch. Be prepared for any culinary adventure. With 4 electric cooking zones on the ceramic hob, you can easily cook all your veg. Or whip up a stir fry using the dedicated wok support burner. For more precise heat control pick from one of 9 power settings to ensure you have the perfect heat for your dish.

ElectriQ 50cm Double Cavity Electric Cooker

ElectriQ 50cm Double Cavity Electric Cooker

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This ElectriQ cooker has a simple, no-fuss design, making it easy for all users to get to grips with and get straight down to cooking. The clean design fits easily into any kitchen and it provides plenty of space for couples and smaller families with its 4 zone hob, oven and separate grill.

The 43L capacity oven has plenty of space for a hearty family meal and is fan assisted, so wherever you place your dish inside you’re ensured delicious and evenly cooked results. With a separate 23L capacity grill you can cook sides at the same time to go alongside your main meal ideal whether adding a crispy top to your dish or making quick snacks like cheese on toast. This cooker features a 4 zone ceramic hob and being ceramic it’s not just stylish, it’s quick to heat up and super easy to wipe clean.

Essentials CFSESV18 50 cm Electric Solid Plate Cooker

Essentials CFSESV18 50 cm Electric Solid Plate Cooker

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The Essentials CFSESV18 50 cm Electric Solid Plate Cooker is a basic cooker that’s suitable for family cooking. It features a conventional oven, where the heat rises from the bottom. This makes it perfect for baking cakes and pizza, where you want a desirable crispy base and a moist middle. There’s also an integrated grill, which is great for cooking a quick snack whenever hunger strikes. It is probably the cheapest standalone electric cooker money can buy, yet still has a surprising amount of features.

Indesit IS5E4KHW 50 cm Electric Solid Plate Cooker

Indesit IS5E4KHW 50 cm Electric Solid Plate Cooker

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The Indesit IS5E4KHWUK single electric cooker is an easy to use oven which features 4 hob plates to help you in the kitchen. Thanks to the 61 litres of capacity in the main oven cavity, you will always have enough space for even the larger household dinners. You can easily cook a family roast and ensure it is all cooked to perfection and ready all at the same time thanks to the all-around heat which is given off. The Hob features four cooking zones which allows you to boil and fry anything that needs to be cooked all at one time. There are 2 different sized plate hobs which means you can easily use smaller and larger pots and pans.

Beko KDC653S 60cm Double Oven Electric Cooker

Beko KDC653S 60cm Double Oven Electric Cooker

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The Beko 60cm double oven electric cooker with ceramic Hob is equipped with plenty of cooking space and is generously sized. With two ovens and a combined usable capacity of 105 litres, it is ideal for multitasking. It has been rated ‘A’ for energy in both ovens, helping you save money on your bills, and protect the environment. The main oven has a 69-litre net capacity, plenty big enough to cook a roast or large stew. Fan cooking makes it quicker to heat up and provides a more even temperature distribution, for succulent food every time. There are two wire shelves, a full-size enamel cooking tray and an internal grill rack for added flexibility.

The secondary top oven uses conventional heating and has a 36-litre net capacity. For extra flexibility, it also has a four-zone ceramic hob. The rapid lite zones quickly and efficiently reach their highest temperature, ideal for whipping up something quick for the kids. Evenly spaced out zones mean you can cook multiple pans at once without them ever touching. And the smooth cooking surface is also easy to wipe clean after each use. Cleaning the KDC653S is a breeze thanks to the enamel lining in the oven and the easy-clean glass doors.

Hotpoint HD5V92KCW 50 cm Electric Ceramic Cooker

Hotpoint HD5V92KCW 50 cm Electric Ceramic Cooker

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All you need in the kitchen for serving up delicious meals, The Hotpoint HD5V92KCW electric cooker with a ceramic hob comes in a crisp white finish provides a stylish yet traditional cooking experience in your home, the 50cm width cooker is split between a large 62L cavity and a secondary 33L cavity. The main oven comes with catalytic cleaning liners, which use the heat of the oven to break down grease and fat, so you can spend more time cooking and less time cleaning.

Amica AFC5100SI 50cm Electric Cooker with Ceramic Hob

Amica AFC5100SI 50cm Electric Cooker with Ceramic Hob

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The ceramic hob features 6 power levels, along with residual heat indicators and a temperature limiter for added safety. The twin cavity is operated by rotary control, both doors are double glazed with removable inner door glass to help aid the cleaning process. It is even fan-assisted, so you’re ensured perfectly even cooking results wherever you place your dishes in the main oven, with a separate oven and grill you can whip up a meal and sides all at once

Leisure CLA60CEC 60cm Electric Ceramic Cooker Cream

Leisure CLA60CEC 60cm Electric Ceramic Cooker Cream

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Leisure CLA60CEC 60cm fully electric mini range cooker, finished in cream and featuring a ceramic hob and twin ovens. The ceramic hob features four Rapidlite cooking zones, with a hot hob indicator warning light and an easy clean ceramic glass surface. The conventional top oven has a 38-litre oven capacity and a full-width grill function. The multifunction main fan oven features a large 75-litre capacity, programmable timer, oven interior light and easy clean full glass inner door.

Both ovens feature A energy ratings and catalytic self-cleaning oven liners for ease of maintenance. The CLA60CEC comes complete with 3 wire oven shelves and a grill pan set. Sure, it is a little more pricey than the others on this list, but is still less than £500 and offers stylish looks and amazing features.

Montpellier Eco TCC60BK 60cm Twin Cavity Electric Cooker

Montpellier Eco TCC60BK 60cm Twin Cavity Electric Cooker

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The TCC60BK Twin Cavity Electric Cooker is a great option for those who want an affordable cooker that is both functional and easy to use and with an A energy rating, this cooker is also kind to your wallet too. With four ceramic zone hob and an electric oven, our Eco range has everything you need and nothing you don’t! Montpellier Eco range has been developed to offer an economical and energy-efficient option at the best price possible.

Zanussi ZCV66060XE 60cm Electric Ceramic Cooker

Zanussi ZCV66060XE 60cm Electric Ceramic Cooker

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This large-capacity oven is specially designed to cook several different dishes at once, taking all the stress out of preparing a meal. The ceramic cooking zones on this hob heat far more rapidly than solid hot plates, enabling you to boil water and cook meals even faster. Let’s face it ‒ in the kitchen, you don’t always have the luxury of being able to do things one at a time. Luckily, with two oven cavities, you can easily bake and grill simultaneously – getting your meal onto the table much faster.

Do you have any of the cookers on this list? Do you have another cheap electric cooker you would like to recommend to everyone? Do let us know in the comments below. 

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