Order Early and Avoid the Autumn Crush!

It is now September, and the start of the peak season for range cooker sales. The factories will be at full stretch, stocks will get very thin and delivery slots very scarce as the seasonal demand increases. It happens every year, and many customers will leave things too late and assume they can order at the last minute and it will all be OK, often with distressing results.

Our advice, based on years of experience, is to ORDER IN PLENTY OF TIME to ensure the cooker you want is built and a delivery slot allocated, even if this is a month or two away. Customers will often find that the Rangemaster, Falcon or Bertazzoni they had set their heart on cannot be delivered in time and they need to settle for a range cooker with a shorter lead-time, with resulting domestic tension as their picture of a perfect kitchen has to be repainted. For us, ensuring customers get the cooker they need is always a priority, so we hate to be the bearers of bad news and will do our best to prevent it, hence this salient message here and on our main website.


The heart of your home - make sure you get the range cooker you want - and stress-free - by ordering in good time

Order Deadlines

Order deadlines for guaranteed pre-Christmas delivery will vary according to the manufacturer - we have already passed the mid-August deadline for Lacanche, which take 8-10 weeks to build and deliver, but for Rangemaster this is usually the second week of November, for Stoves and Belling the first week of December, and we always aim to publish these on our website as soon as we know them. Leaving it to these dates may well be fine, but should your delivery fail for some reason (a bad winter can cause real problems, for example) another slot will be hard to find, and the prospect of no new cooker and a house full of dinner guests becomes very real.

So, far better to get things moving a bit early and avoid the added stress of all that. If you can take delivery early then great, we recommend you do, but certainly avoid arranging delivery in late December, which is when things can end up getting rather fraught. Browse our website or call us on 01244 402975 to discuss your needs and our expert team will guide you through the process.