I am going to get an electric cooker (free-standing) and have been told it needs to be hard-wired. As I have been using a gas cooker for many years, I do not know if my flat has that or not. Behind my cooker is what was called a stubby by someone recently, and on the wall there is a red switch marked 'cooker' and an outlet for a plug. Can someone tell me if it is true I need only get a connector and hook it to the appliance and the stubby, being sure that the connector is the same, hell, sorry for swearing but I do not know enough about any of this to even frame the question! What is the fair amount to expect to pay an electrician to come and do this and check it is all safe? Gas has been used by me for 26 years in this flat, maybe the stuff that is in there is not powerful enough to cope with the load, if that makes any sense either. Please be serious, this is a serious question.