Q. Where are Rayburns made?
A. The Rayburn is a British invention and all the castings are
made in the Coalbrookdale foundry in Ironbridge, where we are proud
of our history, having been at the birthplace of the industrial
revolution. Every Rayburn is hand built in Shropshire by our master
craftsmen and delivered to the home ready assembled for easy
Q. Is a Rayburn controlled like a conventional
A. Very similar, apart from solid fuel
cookers - which are controlled differently.
They all offer supreme flexibility and complete
controllability for cooking, and on larger models hot water and
central heating. Twin burner, rapid-response models are extremely
fast to heat up, giving roasting oven temperatures in around 30
minutes. Models with integral programmes give total control to suit
modern lifestyles. Ovens can be regulated like a conventional
cooker. For peace of mind, all our best retailers offer regular
Q. Can I cook without running the central
Yes. All twin-burner models have separate burners for
cooking and heating. Certain models are also available with an
electronic programmer so you can set the heating and cooker to come
on independently in anticipation of your return home.
Q. Can I have a Rayburn that is for cooking
A. Yes, there are cooking only models for all fuel types, and
some don't even require a chimney with the power flue option. The
Rayburn family of cookers is the largest range available and there
is a perfect model to suit every home.
Q. Do I have leave my Rayburn on all the
Traditional models are designed for continuous operation and
are adjusted to provide the required temperatures. Rapid Response
models are designed to be able to be turned on and off as required,
and heat up is fast. If required these can also be operated on a
special low setting to give a gentle warmth to the kitchen and for
Q. Will the kitchen get too hot?
A. The amount of insulation in a Rayburn, depending on model, is
sufficient to provide some warmth to the kitchen as required.
Traditional models give a gentle warmth at an idling setting, and
more heat when at full roasting temperature. Rapid Response models
are designed to be turned on and off as required, but may also be
run on a low setting if required.
Q. Do you make balanced flue
A. Yes. Unlike many manufacturers we recognise that a balanced
flue installation is often an attractive proposition. Different
fuels and outputs are available. The Rayburn 480CD, 680CD and
780KCD use condensing boiler technology and feature balanced flues
meaning there is no need for an existing chimney. There is also a
power flue option for the 400G/400K or Rayburn XT.
Q. What about cleaning?
A. The cast-iron ovens are genuinely self-cleaning and a wire
brush can be used to remove any burned-on deposits and also on the
hotplate. Most spills simply burn off when the oven is at a high
setting. The vitreous enamel exterior is easily cleaned using an
approved proprietary vitreous enamel cleaner. The stainless steel
parts can be cleaned with the Rayburn Stainless Steel and Chrome
Q. What happens in a power cut when a Rayburn is in
A. Solid fuel models, as well as the 208G, 300K and the
308K will continue to provide cooking and domestic hot water.
All Rayburns will go into a safe mode when the electricity supply
is interrupted and should automatically restart when it is
restored. Neither the 400, 600, 800 Series or the 200G, will
operate during a power cut.
Q. Do the burners make much noise?
A. The Rayburn family uses both atmospheric burners (which are
virtually silent in operation) and pressure jet burners. Depending
on which model you choose, pressure jet burners are audible,
particularly when heating up, but the improvement in technology in
the last few years means pressure jet burners are becoming ever
Q. Is a Rayburn safe to use around
A. A Rayburn is generally safer than most conventional cookers
as there are no naked flames or very hot electric elements to
touch. Its controls are also hidden away. Although the 'body' of a
Rayburn is hot to the touch, its surface temperatures are not
likely to cause significant injury and children soon learn to avoid
hot objects. But as a general safety matter, children should not be
allowed to play with a cooker or its controls or to interfere with
fires or burners.
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