How your Rayburn Works

Reliability and efficiency lie at the heart of the Rayburn concept. Designed by engineers and hand built by craftsmen, the Rayburn delivers assured performance year after year.

Around the UK thousands of homes depend upon Rayburn for central heating, domestic hot water and peerless cooking ability. It is a combination of a good product well made and the use of the very latest technology that help the Rayburn perform so well.

The first choice you need to make is whether you want your Rayburn to provide cooking only or hot water and central heating.

 

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The Rayburn Difference

  • Semi-heatstorage cooker, controllable, and flexible
  • Choice of continuous burning or on/off (intermittent) operation, dependent on model
  • Temperature can be varied - turned up and down
  • Rectangular hotplate, graduated in temperature from boiling to simmering
  • Available in natural or propane gas, commercial kerosene, solid fuel and woodburning
  • Wide choice of models available: cooker only, cooker and domestic hot water, or cooker with domestic hot water and central heating
  • The cast iron lower Cooking Oven (available on selected models) operates at about half the temperature of the Main Oven
  • The sheet metal lower Warming Oven (available on selected models) operates at about a third of the temperature of the Main Oven ideal for warming plates
  • The Thermodial on the main oven door gives a guide to centre oven temperatu
  • Balanced Flue option (Heatranger)

Rayburn Key Features

Cooker
From high-heat cooking which quickly brings out the best in vegetables to gentle roasting and brilliant baking; The Rayburn is master of all culinary styles. The cooker's strength is its versatility. The Rayburn is an authentic range cooker benefiting from indirect heat technology. We call this ‘kind-to-food’ heat because rather than allowing food to dry out it seals in the flavours and natural juices, creating healthier, more delicious dishes. Truly an object of desire, manufactured from cast iron and enamelled in an attractive choice of colours, a Rayburn will transform your kitchen into a warm and welcoming space.

Heatranger
The Rayburn Heatranger offers all the benefits of a Rayburn plus it delivers hot water and/or central heating along with great cooking performance. Thermostatically controlled to automatically maintain a constant temperature. The Heatranger saves space by combining cooking and heating in one compact unit. Truly an object of desire, manufactured from cast iron and enamelled in an attractive choof colours, a Heatranger will transform your kitchen into a warm and welcoming space.

The thermodial
Common to both the Cooker and the Heatranger, the Thermodial gives a guide to the internal oven temperature.
Simmer 90 - 150ºC
Bake 150 - 200ºC
Roast 200 - 250ºC

Flue Types

Conventional
Also known as Open Flue or Chimney Flue: The Rayburn needs to be installed with the flue piping going into a lined masonry chimney or a pre-fabricated twin-wall system.

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Balanced Flue
The Rayburn must be positioned against an outside an outside wall for this option. No chimney is needed; the flue pipe goes directly through a suitable outside wall.

Wall thickness

  • Standard: 250mm to 430mm
  • Optional Extension: 430mm to 880mm

 

 

    

Power Flue

Available on th 400KPF, the power flue system enables the cooker to be sited away from a chimney or an outside wall.

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Consumption

Rayburns are all about choice and flexibility. Some models are designed to burn continuously and are adjustable between idling and higher burning rates, whilst others are intended to be used as on/off cookers; fully programmable for intermittent use. It is, therefore, difficult to generalise on or predict fuel consumption, taking into account the variable factors such as amount of usage and size of heating system etc, which will vary considerably from household to household. The following figures are chosen as typical examples of average fuel consumption and may be of assistance. Figures quoted are approximate over a 24 hour period.

 

22 hours idling + 2 hours at full burning rate. Cooking + 455 litres (100 gallons) of domestic hot water + background warmth to the kitchen

Model   Cooking Cooking DHW Cooking DHW / CH
212SF
Continuous burning
10kg / 22lb Sunbrite smokeless solid fuel Yes Yes  

Full burning rate for cooking - 2 hours. Idle - 22 hours

Model     Cooking Cooking DHW Cooking DHW / CH
400K
Intermittent
Full burning rate for cooking - 2 hours. Off - 22 hours 2.8 Ltres / 0.6 gallon Kerosene oil Yes    
           
           
355SFW Full burning rate for cooking - 2 hours + full central heating for 6 hours + 44 litres of domestic water 30kg / 66lb Sunbrite smokeless solid fuel Yes Yes Yes

Full burning rate for cooking - 2 hours + central heating for 6 hours + 455 litres of domestic hot water

Model     Cooking Cooking DHW Cooking DHW / CH
480AG (CF)
Intermittent
Full burning rate for cooking - 2hours + central heating for 6 hours + 455 litres of domestic hot water >206kW/hr Natural gas Yes Yes Yes
480AL (CF)
Intermittent
  26 Litres / 13kg Propane gas Yes Yes Yes
480K
Intermittent
  20 Litres  Yes Yes Yes

Plinth

Plinths are only required if you want to alter the height of your Rayburn.

  • Rayburn 600 and 400 Series are of standard worktop height (910mm) and do not require a plinth.
  • 200 and 300 Series have a working height of 820mm and therefore require a plinth of 90mm if you wish to raise the cooker to standard work top height
  • The plinth must also be made of noncombustible material and be of the same width and depth as the base of the Rayburn.

Hotplate

The hottest side of the hotplate varies depending on the model. 400 and 600 Series models are hottest on the right hand side. Other models are hottest on the left hand side.

So to find out how your Rayburn works click on the appropriate product.