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By matthewgribbin, Apr 20 2020 03:13PM

During the coronavirus lockdown we have all found weird and wonderful ways of keeping ourselves busy, dusting the guitar off from the loft, cleaning the mountain bike for new adventures or finding a passion for cooking. Wether you have found cooking your new passion or rekindled the old flame you could do a lot worse things than investing in one of the new Bertazzoni range cookers.

Bertazzoni have been manufacturing cookers for over 100 years in Bologna. A full history of the company can be found here https://uk.bertazzoni.com/, an interesting way to spend a few minutes.

They have plenty of selection to cater for all needs, the original Master series, the modern Professional series and the classic heritage series.

They all come in a variety of colours, sizes and designs and each one can be individualized to give it your own personal touch. A huge single 90cm oven, a split dual oven with rotisserie or the latest XG models with four compartments to cater for the whole street when we are allowed to socialize again.

A full selection can be found here https://www.rangecookers.co.uk/ who are based in Chester but deliver nationwide.

If you require any installation advice, commissioning or service assistance in a few years then please call us here at rangecookercare.

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By matthewgribbin, Apr 8 2020 07:19AM

We have now been appointed as the authorised Bertazzoni repair agents in the North West UK for all in and out of Warranty repairs.

Together with our partners we are covering the whole of the UK on this exciting new range cooker product.

Bertazzoni have big plans for the future with some innovative products soon to be coming to the UK market. These products are sold in many retail stores and online, a huge selection of the latest Bertazzoni range cookers can be found at www.rangecookers.co.uk.

Should you require your ne range cooker installing, commisioning or servicing at a later date the please call us here at rangecookercare.

Kind regards.

By matthewgribbin, Jan 11 2019 03:57PM

The beginning of another year and you can almost hear the wind whispering peoples’ vows of being kinder to themselves by eating healthier; doing more exercise; cutting down on the booze; eating less meat; losing weight; drinking more water, blah blah blah!

Forgive the cynic in me but enter mid January and those ‘well pondered upon’ resolutions have now been cast to the newly appointed ‘to do’ list which always starts on Monday! Whilst waiting for that glorious Monday to come and pave the way for our new us’ (again), we sit down in front of the TV with a glass of wine and a Dominos on route and start to consider what needs doing in the house. Then reality kicks in and we realise that our bank accounts haven’t even begun to recover from Christmas; we can kiss those thoughts of a new bathroom, sofa or kitchen goodbye...for now anyway!!

Until that sweet day comes when our bank accounts have been replenished we’ll have to make do with our old stuff and let’s face it, it could be a while. Speaking carbon footprints though, not everything NEEDS to be replaced and it’s often a case of WANTING to be replaced and if you’ve got a range cooker standing proud in the kitchen you’ll know what I’m talking about. Whether it’s a Britannia, Ilve, Falcon, Mercury, Bertazonni, Lacanche or Rangemaster, the chances are that beauty will still be standing proud 20 years on.

Having your range cooker serviced every 12 months will keep your appliance in optimum condition and ensure you’re getting the most out of it. Our engineers are based in the North West of England and cover Manchester, Sheffield, Blackpool, Liverpool and North Wales. For a more detailed area please click here. A service includes:

• Gas and electrical safety checks

• Oven temperatures tested and calibrated

• Door realignment

• Gas burner pressure/ignition/thermocouple checks

• Oven fan motors greased or replaced as required

• Seals checked and replaced if required

• 12 month warranty

For more information call us or book in with us for a service and give your range cooker a well deserved, new lease of life.

By matthewgribbin, Aug 13 2018 02:37PM

According to uSwitch, the cost of cooking accounts for around 4% of the average gas and electricity bill and by cooking a little smarter, we can reduce the amount of energy we use whilst cutting bills in the process.

The amount of fuel we use during cooking is pretty high compared with other household activities and if you've got an energy monitor, you'll have probably noticed how much more the oven uses! The oven uses far more electricity than virtually all other appliances in your home so its worth following these handy tips to make sure you're cooking as efficiently as possible.

1. Cook as much as you can in the oven in one go.

2. Try not to open the oven door mid-cooking as the oven loses heat and needs more energy to get back up to the right temperature; keeping the oven door glass clean will allow you to look through it rather than having to open the oven door to see how your food's doing.

3. Make sure the door closes properly - check for worn seals, hinges and door catches and if need be, get them replaced as soon as you can.

4. Get to know how long it takes for your oven to reach temperature so you can start cooking once it's at the right temp.

5. Pre-boil potatoes and root vegetables before roasting to cut down on the cooking time.

6. Reduce cooking time by cutting food into smaller pieces.

7. If you have a fan assisted cooking option, use it! This allows the temperature to be set lower than if you use the conventional oven option.

8. Turn off the oven ten minutes before the end of cooking time and leave your food in - your oven will keep to the same temperature and finish off cooking your tasties.

9. Using stainless steel skewers in food such as joints of meat and baked potatoes will speed up the cooking process.

10. Keep a clean oven! Food debris absorbs heat making your oven less efficient.

If your range cooker need replacement seals, door hinges or door catches then book an engineer visit with Range Cooker Care. We service and repair all range cookers including Britannia, Rangemaster, Ilve, Falcon, Lacanche, Bertrazonni and Mercury.

By matthewgribbin, Jul 7 2018 10:08AM

So this afternoon, England take on Sweden in the 2018 World Cup quarter-finals in Samara. Can England reach their first semi-final in 28 years or is this the end of the road for Gareth Southgate's young team?

Whatever the outcome, the match is set to bring the whole nation to a standstill with an expected 30 million watching it on TV and a staggering 38 million pints to be consumed!

It's gonna be a day to remember... the sun is shining, the BBQ's set to throw on a few burgers before the game and your mates are getting ready to descend on you as your TV's bigger than theirs and you've managed to grab yourself an extension lead so you can all watch it outside. But oh no, you've forgotten about the half time snacks (for those who can stomach eating during the game!).

Never fear, these simple tortilla pizzas are super easy and will go down a treat and what's more, you've probably already got most or all of the ingredients...


spray oil

4 wholewheat, plain flour or corn tortillas, or pitta breads opened and halved

1 small garlic clove, halved

400g tin chopped tomatoes (preferably with herbs)

¼-½ tsp chilli flakes (optional)

125g/4½oz pecorino cheese (or a mature cheddar), coarsely grated

280g jar roasted red and yellow peppers or fresh peppers

70g/2½oz rocket

small handful fresh basil leaves (optional)

2-3 tsp balsamic vinegar (optional)

2-3 tsp extra virgin olive oil (optional)

flaked sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


Turn the oven ideally as high as it will go, making sure two shelves are in place - about 240C/220C Fan/Gas 8. Spray a bit of oil on two large baking trays and put two tortillas on each. Spray a little more on top of the tortillas and then rub the cut side of the garlic all over the tortillas - this gives the pizza extra flavour.

Divide the chopped tomatoes evenly between the 4 tortillas, spreading them out but leaving a 1.5cm/¾in border. Scatter over the chilli flakes, if using, and divide the cheese and peppers evenly over the top.

Pop both trays into the oven to bake for about 4-6 minutes (depending on how hot your oven is), or until the cheese has melted and the tortillas are crisp and golden-brown on their edges. Swap the trays around on the shelves half way through for even cooking.

Remove the tortillas from the oven and slide onto serving plates. Top with the rocket and basil (if using). Season with a little scattering of salt and pepper, then drizzle with balsamic vinegar and some extra virgin olive oil, if you fancy it.

Come on lads, lets bring it home!!!

By matthewgribbin, Jun 12 2018 12:00PM

With Father's Day nearly upon us, we have only a few days to grab Dad a special little something to let him know how much we care. Whether Dad's an outdoor kinda guy, a Whiskey lover, a bookworm or an adrenaline junkie, a quick search on the internet will pull up loads of fab gifts.

But maybe you've left it just that little bit too late and missed the delivery cut offf or you can't get into town and didn't fancy buying him anything from the local supermarket, then getting creative in the kitchen might just be the answer. Cooking a delicious meal for your old man is sure to wow him and let him know how grateful you are that he's your Pop!

How about this BBC Good Food Great British breakfast bap to start the day? It's super easy and will go down a treat!


2 tbsp sunflower oil

4 pork or veggie sausages

3 handfuls frozen chips

4 rashers smoked back bacon or meat free slices

4 eggs

4 large floury soft white baps

400g can baked beans

butter, ketchup and brown sauce, to serve


Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Use 1 tbsp of the oil to lightly grease a large, shallow roasting tin. Scatter the chips over two-thirds of the tin and line the sausages up on the other third. Cook for 20 mins, then toss the chips around, turn the sausages and return to the oven 10 mins more until the chips are golden and the sausages browned. Push everything together to make room in the tin, then lay the bacon rashers in the space and return to the oven for 10-15 mins or until the bacon fat is crisp and sizzling.

Five mins before the bacon is ready, heat the remaining 1 tbsp of oil in a frying pan and fry the eggs however you like them. Heat the beans in a saucepan or in a microwave.

Split the baps so they are still hinged at one edge. Butter and sauce as you like, split each sausage lengthways and, building from the bottom up, layer the chips, sausage, bacon and egg. Present the bap open for extra sauce and to keep the yolk intact. Serve small pots of beans on the side for dipping and spooning over.

And remember to clean up after yourself and don't leave it for Dad!!

To maintain optimum performance of your range cooker regardless of brand, it is advisable to have your appliance serviced annually. So whether yours is a Britannia, Rangemaster, Ilve, Falcon, Bertazzoni, Mercury or Lacanche, treating your range to a service with Range Cooker Care will ensure your stunning bit of kit keeps on performing.

By matthewgribbin, Mar 3 2018 11:23AM

It's that time of year again when the world of kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms all descend to the national exhibition centre in Birmingham for the KBB show.

The areas which interest us are all of the latest innovations which can be seen in range cookers and extractor hoods. Nowhere better will this be illustrated than on th ILVE and FABER stand.

As the proud northern service division of the latest ILVE ranges we are really happy that ILVE are going from strength to strength, and they continue to grow so do we. ILVE are now in there seventh year of trading in the UK and this year they have added lots of new features to their top of the range cookers.

Go check them out at the Kitchen, Bedrooms and Bathrooms show at the NEC, Birmingham. I may see you there.

If you have an ILVE range cooker that needs a repair or service then call the exclusive

northern area service agents.

By matthewgribbin, Feb 13 2018 12:53PM

Shrove Tuesday falls 47 days before Easter, it immediately precedes Ash Wednesday and will always be between 3rd February and 9th March but what isit? Why do we celebrate it? And why pancakes?

The word shrove derives from the English word shrive, meaning to be granted absolution for one's sins through confession and penance. Traditionally, a bell would be rung to call the villagers to confession and Anglo-Saxon Christians would go and admit their sins to a priest. They were then 'shriven' or absolved from their sins. This bell later became known as the Pancake Bell and is still rung today.

Shrove Tuesday is the customary feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. It is the last opportunity to use up rich foods such as eggs, milk and sugar before the 40 day Lenten fast; these types of rich foods are not generally eaten during this period.

Each ingredient is thought to represent one of the four pillars of faith - eggs for creation; flour for the staff of life; salt for wholesomeness and milk for purity. The practice of mixing the ingredients for pancakes is disputed and for some, it has Pagan roots and for others, it is of Christian heritage.

Traditional English pancakes are made of batter, fried in a frying pan and served hot with sprinkles of sugar and a splash of lemon juice. Today there are a variety of pancakes to suit possibly everyone's dietary requirements including vegan, dairy free, paleo and gluten free. Pancake toppings have also been given a contemporary revamp where we see sweet potato, coconut, chia seeds and pumpkin seeds making an appearance.

Whether you have a Britannia, Ilve, Rangemaster, Mercury, Falcon, Bertazonni or Lacanche, why not get inventive and make some delicious pancakes on your range cooker tonight.....happy flipping!!

By matthewgribbin, Jan 9 2018 01:42PM

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a highly poisonous gas that is difficult to detect; it is colourless, odourless and tasteless and can cause serious health problems and even death. CO is a result of the incomplete burning of natural gas, LPG and other materials that contain carbon including wood, coal, gasoline and propane.

CO happens when gas appliances have been incorrectly installed, poorly maintained or badly repaired. Household appliances such as cookers, boilers and heater are the most common causes of accidental exposure to CO however; blocked chimneys, flues or vents - even though they are not the direct source - can stop CO escaping which can result in high levels of the poisonous gas in the air.

The symtoms of CO poisoning are not always obvious especially when exposed to low levels. There are six main symptoms to watch out for:

1. Headaches

2. Dizziness

3. Nausea/vomiting/stomach pain

4. Breathlessness

5. Collapse

6. Loss of consciousness

The initial symptoms are not dissimilar to those of food poisoning or flu however; CO poisoning does not cause a temperature and symptoms will be less severe or may even disappear when away from the source of the CO leak. Other family members will have similar symtoms that started around the same time and this applies to pets too.

If you suspect a CO leak then get some fresh air immediately: open all windows and doors, turn off the gas, leave the building and seek medical advice. Request a visit from your Gas Safe registered engineer to inspect your gas appliances, chimneys and flues to identify any dangers.

If you think it is an emergency, call the Gas Emergency Helpline on 0800 111 999.

There are on average 25 deaths a year from accidental CO poisoning in England and Wales.

Installing a carbon monoxide alarms will alert you of leak and can be bought from all good hardware shops however; a CO detecter is not a substitute for the maintenance and regular servicing of your appliances.

If you require any gas safety checks or would like your range cooker servicing then please contact us. We service and repair all ranges including Britannia, Ilve, Rangemaster, Mercury, Falcon, Lacanche and Bertazzoni.

By matthewgribbin, Dec 1 2017 03:53PM

A startling report by Gas Safe Register has revealed that on average, one in six gas appliances in the UK are deemed unsafe.

As we move swiftly into December's festivities, Gas Safe Register and the Fire and Rescue Services have joined forces and are urging everyone to have their gas appliances checked. December has been found to be the time when the most unsafe boilers, fires, cookers and range cookers are detected. Appliances that are not working safely and efficiently can result in gas leaks, explosions, carbon monoxide poisoning and fires.

The research went on to identify the UK's top ten cities and the percentage of gas appliances inspected found to be unsafe were:

Edinburgh - 40%

Birmingham - 33%

Norwich - 31%

Swindon - 29%

Ipswich - 28%

Wolverhampton - 27%

London (outer) - 25%

Sheffield - 24%

Coventry - 22%

London (central) - 22%

Gas Safe Register cannot stress the importance of having an annual gas safety check for all appliances so that "families can enjoy the holidays with peace of mind that their gas appliances are working safely and efficiently.” Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service have said that in addition to regular gas safety checks, ensure your appliances are well maintained and you have both smoke and carbon monoxide alarms installed.

To protect you and your family, always make sure the engineer who is carrying out any work or safety checks is Gas Safe registered.

To book your gas safety check for your gas range cooker, dual fuel range cooker or LPG range cooker with Range Cooker Care please contact us. We carry out gas safety checks and services on all range cookers including Britannia, Rangemaster, Ilve, Lacanche, Falcon, Mercury and Bertazonni.