1. The Hotplate
A solid one-piece cast iron construction, with heat graduated along its length. Just like a professional chef’s hotplate, pans are simply slid from simmer to boiling, or any temperature in between, eradicating the need to be constantly handling controls and glancing under pans. Hotplate heat can be adjusted, and larger models will accommodate up to eight saucepans. A useful integral pan stand is an additional feature of powerflue Rayburns.
2. Heat Source/Burner Unit
Different models have different types of burners, from the traditional continuous burning Rayburn to advanced high power units which allow on/off operation for efficiency and convenience.
3. Insulated Lids
The characteristic insulated lids are a stylish feature of the true range. When in the closed position they retain Hotplate heat, leaving the highly polished finish warm to the touch.
4. Main Oven
Another authentic range feature is the Rayburn’s cast iron main oven. All models include this large oven, which is ideal for all types of cooking, baking roasting and slow cooking. Being made from cast iron and using indirect heat, the oven can cook in the gentle way that is unique to a real range. A thermodial in the main oven door shows a guide to the centre oven temperature.
5. Lower Oven
Models featuring a cast iron lower oven operate at half the main oven temperature; sheet metal versions maintain heat at one third of the main oven settings.