General FAQs

Do Thornhill Range Cookers that turn on and off really save money and cook as well as an Aga range cooker? Why don’t all you manufacturers give exact running costs?

YES, YES & YES! Our hot plate heats up in a few minutes, and the oven takes about 20 minutes to get from cold to 180C. In winter you might have it on 100C already to heat the room and so it would only take...

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How much is installation?

Our price includes delivery and installation in most cases, this is subject to conditions of course, mainly that you are ready for the cooker. A NACE, HETAS or OFTEC registered technician should be used to prepare the site, line a chimney if necessary, bring the...

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How close can I put cupboards and work tops to the cookers?

If you want to put wooden cupboards next to the cooker it is best to leave a 5-100mm gap and just put an infill panel in the front. Some people put cupboards right next to the cooker. We do not recommend this unless you at...

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Can any plumber fit your Thornhill Ranges?

Yes, provided he is registered or is supervised by a registered ‘competent’ person, or you apply for building regulations at your local authority. You can look up installers at the relevant web sites, OFTEC or HETAS. We also use all standard ‘of the shelf’ parts...

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Can I run underfloor heating from a Thornhill Range cooker, particularly the condensing boiler?

Yes, no problem. In fact it can help to improve the efficiency on the condensing model....

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Can I link up a wood fired boiler and solar panels with a Thornhill Range boiler?

Yes, this is just a plumbing layout / system. One of the best ones is shown on the COSI web site. Also look at Navitron, they sell extremely cost effective solar panels as well....

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Can I have a Thornhill Range on a mains pressure hot water system?

Yes, our condensing boiler is made by Eurocal boilers and will run on a sealed or unvented system. Alternatively you could use a thermal store type system to have an open vented radiator system but mains pressure hot water. See the COSI website....

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Is the boiler time controllable and programmable, if so, how many times per day can it be set to come on etc?

Yes, our condensing boiler can be connected to any clock available on the market. I have deliberately not put the clock inside the cooker, you can fit one where you want, usually in the airing cupboard. This is a deliberate policy. Clocks inside ovens tend...

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I have been looking at the Aga range cookers and one of things I like is that the flue takes the cooking odours out of the kitchen. I want a more eco-friendly cooker but do Thornhill Ranges have the same facility as the Aga range cooker in eliminating cooking smells?

Yes, all our ovens vent into the flue....

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Cooking and Heating

The great thing about ‘going green’ is it can be done without sacrifice. In fact, you can do it in style. If you dream of a country kitchen with a beautiful wood burning range cooker, technological developments have made the dream an eco-friendly reality. Picture...

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Going Green in Style – Your Eco Friendly Kitchen

We don’t need to be told the importance of choosing eco-friendly options. To reduce our carbon footprints we recycle our tins, switch the TV off rather than leaving it on standby and share cars whenever possible. But what can be done about the really big...

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