Electrics - Replace full electric cooker with a duel fuel cooker

Hello all,
I've just bought a duel fuel (double oven) cooker. Gas Hob and electric ovens and I need some advice on connection. I am a competent DIYer but have not done any electric work before (so the terms I use may not be totally accurate).
At the moment we have a full electric cooker. Its on its own circuit to the consumer box with a 30AMP fuse. The cable goes from the consumer unit to a control unit. A 2nd length of cable then runs from the control unit to a cooker connector unit and then to the cooker.
The new cooker already has a flex connected and comes with a 3 ping plug with a 3AMP fuse (I would have thought it would be a higher ampage but the plate confirms this). Below is the technical specs:
----------- Top Cavity: Single circuit grill Variable 1.8kW Conventional electric oven 1.3kW
Main Cacity: Fanned Electric oven 1.7kW
Electrical connection - fuse size Cooker box - 30 amp fuse ------------
I'm planning to do the following and would like to know whether this is OK.
Detach the 3 pin plug from the booker flex and connect directly to the oven connector and then replace the control unit with 2 fused connection units (one for the oven and the other for the extractor fan).
I have some concerns: 1. Its the flex used for the current circuit suitable. 2. I'm assuming the flex size of the cooker is smaller. Would my idea of wiring the cooker flex to the connector be OK?
Any other concerns I missed?
Thanks in advance
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I'm guessing a bit here.
However, 3A is far too small for the ovens. My guess is that it powers only the gas hob ignitor and far some reason isn't internally connected to the ovens. You may find some terminal blocks on the cooker somewhere designed to take the high current cable for the ovens. Can you find such a terminal block?
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It has just occured to me that the 3AMP plug is likely to be for the Gas hob spark generator. I will check whether there is a seperate terminals on the cooker when I get home.
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I'm totally confused now.
I've taken off the metal box at the back of the oven and the only terminal block has the flex connected to it. As mentioned above, the flex has a plug with a 3amp fuse. Totally crazy! Any idea?
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How thick are the wires the other side of the terminal block? - the same as the ones going to the plug, or much thicker?
Are you SURE it is an electric oven!!
What do the instructions say?
Sparks...
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In my last property the oven was similar to this, the oven was simply wired into a socket and the socket in turn connected to a cooker switch. Never had any problem although I appreciate it wasn't very tidy to look at.
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I bet it didn't have a 3A fuse, though.
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Finally got to the bottom of this. They sent me the WRONG model. The model is a full gas range but the manual that came with with it was for the dual fuel model. I had a go at them over the phone today and they will be replacing it and compensating for the hassle.
Thanks for those who replied and sorry for the confusion
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I'd keep the all gas model. Cooking with electric is crap. Just ask any professional chef.
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Electric *hobs* are crap. Electric ovens are fine.
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Professional chefs don't have to clean the oven.
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London SW 12

True!
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