Best cooker brands in Kenya - what to look for when buying a cooker in Kenya

Best cooker brands in Kenya – Complete Guide

Best cooker brands in Kenya - Complete Guide

Best cooker brands in Kenya - what to look for when buying a cooker in Kenya

If you’re in the market for a cooker here in Kenya, this guide is for you.

With plenty of options to choose from, it can easily become overwhelming to pick a specific cooker model and brand.

In this guide, we’ll go over the best cooker brands here in the 254.

We’ll also discuss the key factors you need to consider when buying a cooker in Kenya.

Food is a basic human need. This means cooking is an activity many of us cannot avoid.

As you’ll be using your cooker for food preparation on an almost daily basis, it’s important to pick a cooker that you can live with for the foreseeable future.

We highly recommend saving up in order to get more options and features. While many buyers are biased and have a go-to brand for almost every home appliance they buy, we highly recommend trying a new brand for your next cooker.

Let’s first go over what to consider when purchasing a cooker here in Kenya. 

What to consider when buying a cooker here in Kenya

Buying a cooker here in Kenya
  1. Your Budget: This goes without saying since you can only spend what you have. As a cooker is one of those appliances you’re likely to use for a long time, it’s worth saving up in order to have more options to choose from.
  2. The cooker type you prefer: In terms of type, you can choose from a tabletop cooker or a stand-alone cooker. This will go hand in hand with your budget as tabletop cookers are cheaper than stand-alone cookers. 
  3. Your cooking space/kitchen size: If you have a very small cooking space, you’ll be forced to go for a smaller cooker even if you have the money to spend on a larger cooker.
  4. The features you need: If you’re into baking, a cooker with an electric oven will serve you better than a gas oven as you’ll be able to control the temperature more easily. Other features to consider are auto ignition, cooking timer, the presence of an electric plate as well as additional safety features such as a flame failure detector.
  5. Aftersale support: some cooker parts (mostly the control knobs) are prone to getting damaged. It’s worth considering how easily you can replace these parts by analyzing the specific brand’s aftersale services. Some companies with good aftersale services are Hotpoint Appliances and Ramtons.
  6. Delivery Options: Most retailers charge a delivery fee here in Kenya so it’s important to factor in these costs especially if you live in a hard-to-access area. It’s worth purchasing the cooker from a retailer near you to lower the delivery cost and avoid any additional delivery headaches.

Now that you know what to consider when shopping for a cooker, here are the top cooker brands here in Kenya:

Nunix

Nunix is a budget-friendly brand that has slowly grown in popularity here in Kenya. The company deals with consumer electronics and appliances such as cookers, microwaves, heaters, blenders and fridges, just to name a few.

While Nunix products aren’t the best quality, they offer very competitive prices and reasonable features for the price. If you’re on a budget, definitely consider this brand.

 

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Wide variety of options
  • Decent number of features
  • Positive ratings from past buyers

Cons

  • Questionable aftersale service support
  • Lack of premium quality

Roch

Similar to Nunix, Roch also offers budget appliances here in Kenya. Roch is headquartered in Dubai and has offices in Africa and India.

This brand hasn’t been in the Kenyan market for very long. However. their products are becoming poplar due to their decent specs, good performance and competitive pricing.

Pros

  • Reasonable specs
  • Competitively priced
  • Decently rated by past buyers

Cons

  • Aftersale service support isn’t the best
  • Lack of premium quality

Brühm

Bruhm is another budget-oriented home appliance brand with offices in Hong Kong, China, London, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. The company provides appliances with decent specs and quality.

Like Nunix and Roch, the brand mostly caters to buyers on a budget and their cookers are highly rated by past customers.

Pros

  • Highly rated by past customers
  • Reasonably priced
  • Proven track record of reliability

Cons

  • Not the best quality
  • Limited aftersale support

Mika

Mika commenced operations here in Kenya in 2011, meaning the company has over 12 years of experience in the home appliances market.

The company has come a long way here in Kenya to become a reasonably well-known brand in the budget end of the market. 

Mika products are slightly more expensive when compared to the likes of Nunix and Roch. The good thing is that you can easily get after-sales support through the Mika website here.

Pros

  • Good features
  • Wide variety of cooker models to choose from
  • Decent aftersale support

Cons

  • Not the best quality

Haier is a Chinese company that is present in Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, the Middle East, and other parts of the world. The company is mostly known for its fridges but it also sells cookers.

Haier’s cooker line is limited in terms of variety but you can get a model that will suit your needs, especially if you’re on a budget. You can access Haier’s Kenyan website here.

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Wide variety of options
  • Decent number of features
  • Positive ratings from past buyers

Cons

  • Questionable aftersale service support
  • Lack of premium quality

Ramtons is a well-known Kenyan brand that offers good quality products. The company has been in operation for over two decades.

Ramtons has a wide selection of cookers that cater to the mid and high-end segments of the Kenyan market. Ramtons also offers great aftersale support and cookers from international brands such as the Italian brand ELBA.

Pros

  • Good quality
  • Wide variety of options
  • Plenty of features
  • Positive ratings from past buyers
  • Great aftersale support

Cons

  • A high price tag means you’ll spend more compared to cheaper brands

Von

Von cookers are sold by Hotpoint Appliances Limited, a company that began operations in 1984 here in Kenya.

Similar to Ramtons, Hotpoint Appliances offer a wide range of cookers that cater to the mid and high-end segments of the market. Hotpoint also stocks cookers from brands such as Samsung, Simfer, Bosch and Kenwood. 

Hotpoint has a very responsive aftersale support team which comes in handy when you need to replace parts such as the control knobs.

You can shop for Von cookers on the Hotpoint Appliances website here.

Pros

  • Very Wide variety of options
  • High-quality products
  • Positive ratings from past buyers
  • Reliable aftersale support team

Cons

  • Von cookers are a bit expensive when compared to other brands

Armco Kenya Ltd, formerly known as Sanyo Armco Kenya Ltd, has operated for over 50 years here in Kenya and has a rich history of selling high-quality and durable home appliances.

Armco cookers offer a mix of affordability, decent features and reliability. Similar to Von and Ramtons, Armco targets the mid to high-end segments of the Kenyan market. You can check out Armco products on the company’s website here.

Pros

  • Wide variety of options
  • Plenty of features
  • Positive ratings from past buyers
  • High quality products

Cons

  • A bit expensive when compared to other brands

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