History of Lacanche Range Cookers

A foundry was established in the village of Lacanche, deep in the Burgundian countryside in France, over 200 years ago, and range cookers have been manufactured there by hand ever since, both for the commercial and domestic markets.

Apart from their extraordinary heritage, what makes Lacanche range cookers so different from other range cookers on the market today, is that they are still made to exacting standards by hand to order.

They are solid and built to last, offering years of service in a demanding environment. They offer phenomenal, truly professional performance, and extraordinary versatility. They have a deliberate, implicit simplicity, making them simple to use and maintain. There is an almost infinite variety of configurations combining the wide range of models with the various hob types, oven types, built in hob options, dual fuel options, shape and size. Lacanche range cookers are individual, made to your own specification. They are also renowned for their elegant looks with 25 beautiful enamel finishes to choose from (or stainless steel) and four different trims.

A few words from Jean-Christophe Novelli…

“The top end of the culinary world is a world without compromise. Whether it’s the ingredients used, the effort and time spent preparing and cooking food, the presentation – the highest standard is the goal.

That is why I have purchased a Lacanche range cooker for use in my own kitchen and the Novelli Academy Cookery School.

I need a cooker without compromise which will deliver the same performance as the ranges I use in professional kitchens. Lacanche offers just this, with power, performance and versatility elegantly dressed in a beautiful enamel exterior. Lacanche, with its commercial pedigree and long history, has a proud place in the tradition of French gastronomy, and will give you years of pleasure in your home.”

Jean-Christophe Novelli
Jean-Christophe Novelli with his Lacanche

Jean Christophe Novelli's Vezelay
220.05cm Wide Lacanche Vezelay Range Cooker Today

Please take a little little time to soak up some of the tradition and sense of purpose behind Lacanche range cookers. The factory is still independent and family-owned and is guided by a belief that it is still worth creating a product of substance, combining beauty with strength and practicality; tradition and heritage with the latest technological innovations, to create a true centrepiece to a kitchen and home. They are enormous fun to use, make light of even the busiest cooking schedules, are responsive, versatile and elegant range cookers.

The brand has been selling successfully in the UK for nearly 20 years, and as in other countries, many of our most respected chefs, cooks, cookery writers and journalists have a Lacanche range cooker. These include Raymond Blanc, Simon Rogan, Richard Hughes, Jean-Christophe Novelli, Rose Prince, Delia Smith, Rowley Leigh, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Anton Edelman, Lloyd Grossman, Kevin Woodford and Ken Hom to name but a few.

If you have any questions, would like more details, pricing or to see a display model or a live Lacanche demonstration then please don’t hesitate to contact us directly. Many customers have enjoyed years of pleasure and culinary fulfilment from their Lacanche range cookers.

We hope you will too.

Hand building Lacanche cookers today
Hand building Lacanche cookers today

Typical market day in Burgundy
Typical market day in Burgundy

The original foundry in the Lacanche factory today
The original foundry in the Lacanche factory today

Modern Lacanche cooker
Modern Lacanche cooker

M.Jacques-Etienne Caumartin
M.Jacques-Etienne Caumartin
1770-1825
Maitre de Forges de Lacanche
de 1796 a 1825

Lacanche factory late 19th Century

Lacanche factory floor circa 1900

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