The Italian Candy Group acquired the Rosieres brand in 1987 at which point it was one of the leading and most respected French appliance manufacturers. Rosieres was established 1837 in France, and is one of the oldest brands in kitchen appliances.
Before Candy bought the brand they were pretty much unheard of in the UK but have been marketed as an upmarket brand since that point by Candy. The signature appliance of the brand is the "Paul Bocuse" range of range cookers which were endorsed b y the famed French chef.
Many users swear by the product and they do appear to have a long lifespan, some cookers that we supply spare parts for are over twenty years old.
The iconic Paul Bocuse range cooker
Paul Bocuse is one of the most prominent chefs associated with the nouvelle cuisine, which is less opulent and high-calorie than the traditional haute cuisine.
He operates the luxury restaurant l'Auberge du Pont de Collonges in his home town, as well as a chain of restaurants under his license.
Bocuse also operates a franchise in Walt Disney's Epcot Centre in Florida as well as one in Euro-Disney, the United States one perhaps the reason that there have been several Bocuse range cookers found in the United States.
As is to be expected from an upmarket brand, irrespective of the brand owner, the prices on Rosieres appliances are steep. At the time of originally writing this article in 2006 the best part of £2000 will be required to purchase a Bocuse range cooker. At the time of the revision in 2012 that had creeped up to nearly £2500.
In recent times there has been some criticism levelled at the build quality and quality of spare parts used on current Paul Bocuse range cookers. It is also worth noting that Rangemaster may be a better alternative bet and will quite possibly cost less to buy however, the Bocuse is still a good range cooker.
The other products in the range seem to be normal re-badged Candy fare and are not really anything special in our opinion.
Service is not really a problem for Rosieres appliances, other than some even within the trade unaware of the brand.
Being under the wing of the Candy Group most repairers will repair a Rosieres machine as spares are relatively easy to obtain, even if they are expensive.
Most independent repairers from our engineer search will have no problem with the brand although the large range cookers can be hard to move, not allowing for easy servicing. The independent engineers will also prove to be very often substantially cheaper than Rosieres direct service.
As you would probably expect from the previous notes regarding retail prices of the appliances, spare parts can also prove to be expensive with some oven heating elements alone approaching £100 each. If you have or intend to buy a Rosieres branded cooker or other appliance please bear this in mind.
Spares for Rosieres Bocuse range cookers can be found from this link.
UK Whitegoods has access to most all Rosieres spare parts from the UK and ships these to other countries as well by arrangement.