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#1 zzgirl

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:51 PM

I am in the process of selecting an oven and I am amazed at the price of some of them. (I've seen one for $11500!!!!)

If you have a pyrolitic oven, is it worth the extra money (I'm not talking the $11500 model), and if so, what brand/model do you have?

#2 *LucyE*

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:57 PM

I don't have one but soooooo wish I did.  I hate cleaning the oven.  I hate using nasty chemicals.  My MIL has one and it works brilliantly.

The only advice I suggest though, is to buy a good pyrolitic oven.  Those that aren't, don't get hot enough to satisfactorily burn off the gunk to ash.

#3 Rumply

Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:42 AM

We have one, it is awesome. I hate cleaning the oven, but this is so much easier. You will still have to clean the racks and shelves (the silver parts), which can be a pain, but beats sticking your head in an oven full of chemicals!

We have an Electrolux Pyrolux EPEE63AS*42

#4 LemonPie

Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:56 AM

Yes yes and yes - so worth it!

#5 AggyW72

Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:00 AM

Absolutely!!!  We picked up an ex-display AEG German made one when we renovated our kitchen - love it!!
Only thing to remember, don't clean it on a hot day! Mine super heats and the long clean goes for about 3 hours!!
Dooooooo it!!

#6 Guest_Dinah_Harris_*

Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:14 AM

I've just bought an Asko one and I'm looking forward to using it.   Although I haven't yet used it,   I obviously think they're worth the money.

#7 lozoodle

Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:20 AM

Have a look at smeg ovens, you can get non pyrolitic ones that still have the "vapour clean" setting which is awesome.

You take the racks out and soak in sink and clean as you usually would, and fill the bottom of the oven section with water, put water and soap (or usual spray and wipe or whatever you would use) on the walls and door of the oven, then turn on to the vapour cleam setting. It causes the water you put in the bottom section to evaporate and essentially steams the oven, making everything on the walls go soft and really easy to wipe out.

I LOVE it! Makes it so easy.

#8 *LucyE*

Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:02 AM

We have a Combi steam oven and the steam cleaning setting, although useful, doesn't clean off the built up, burnt on gunk.

#9 Luvmy4

Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:52 AM

We have a Gaggeneau. While I love the oven & the pyrolytic function is well worth the extra money, I wouldn't recommend the brand  as the after sale service is non existent to the point of having to go through consumer protection & then start legal proceedings for warranty issues to be sorted.

#10 josh2003

Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:05 AM

QUOTE (Luvmy4 @ 25/01/2013, 10:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We have a Gaggeneau. While I love the oven & the pyrolytic function is well worth the extra money, I wouldn't recommend the brand  as the after sale service is non existent to the point of having to go through consumer protection & then start legal proceedings for warranty issues to be sorted.


Wow... isn't Gaggeneau super $$$$? You'd think they'd have decent service then.

I'm currently trying to decide between a pyrolytic oven and and induction cooktop (because I can't find a freestanding one that is both!).

OP, my SIL has a Fisher and Paykal double oven that is Pyrolytic, and she loves hers.


#11 Boombox

Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:16 AM

We have a smeg pyrolitic oven and it is sooooo worth it. Cleaning ovens is easily my most hated job- I'd deep clean a toilet any day over cleaning the oven! I do the cleaning function over night, and wipe it out in the morning. It wasn't even that much more expensive. It also has a triple glazed door that stays cool to the touch.

To others with the pyrolitic function- do you leave your racks in while it's doing it? I take them out, but they are annoying to clean, it'd be nice to leave them in. I can't remember what the instructions were.

#12 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:37 AM

Whatever you do DO NOT buy a Westinghouse POR883S. The door locking mechanism activated on mine on Christmas Eve which meant we could not close the oven door (no oven over Christmas... grrrrrrrrr). When the service man arrived to fix the door he also replaced all electrics and control panel as apparently this model has a habit of losing power. The wretched thing cost us $1800 six months ago.

#13 MaMaPepper

Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:45 AM

Must be tired, was very confused by question but then realised what it really said. thought it was-
Polycycstic Ovaries - are they worth it? wacko.gif

#14 Appletree25

Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:53 AM

We have a Bosch Pyrolitic oven. Great oven to use and so easy to clean. I've just purchased the oven clean kit for the racks as I'm sick of scrubbing those with Jif and Jex.
Sure beats those horrible and unsafe oven sprays.

#15 Charli73

Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:46 PM

Yes yes yes they are worth it! We have a Bosch too, it cost about $2000 and its amazing. It has a quadruple glazed door so its cool to touch. I clean it once every few months and just wipe it when it's done its so much better than using chemicals esp around the kids.

Yes I do take the silver racks out while its cleaning, I find it sets our smoke alarm off too sometimes too..

Edited by Charli73, 28 January 2013 - 08:47 PM.


#16 crocodilessnap

Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:52 PM

We have an Ariston with this function. We had a few issues when we first tried to use it and the repairman had to return 5 times before it was fixed (they kept telling him the wrong part, then something else went etc etc). Now that its fixed though its awesome, definitely worth the extra $$ in my opinion

#17 marple

Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:02 PM

They are great but nobody told us before we first used it that the inside of the glass door has to be pretty much spotless or you will have trouble, the glass will go grey. We called out a service guy and he says it happens all the time. All  good now though, just clean the inside of the glass with that ceramic cooktop cleaner.

#18 becs34

Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:04 PM

We have a Fisher & Paykel pyrolytic oven - and I love it, especially the self clean mode. They also offer cooking classes to teach how to use the various settings properly (hmmmmm - maybe I should have done them and I would be a better cook...!). The door is cool to touch and it has a parental lock too which is great.

#19 *LucyE*

Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:24 AM

QUOTE
Wow... isn't Gaggeneau super $$$$? You'd think they'd have decent service then.

The quality of Gaggeneau is excellent but the distributors of the brand in Australia are woeful.  It's not Gaggeneau themselves who are in Australia.  The distributor also bring in a few other high end brands with equally poor after sales service.

We have found the service agents are not motivated to service Gaggeneau because they don't get much of a profit margin with warranty work and it isn't a frequent job (due to low numbers) so they have to spend more time researching for the job and also the paper work.  It just isn't worthwhile for them.  We have found it more effective to go directly to the distributor for parts ourselves and then calling out the service agent to repair.

But this lack of after sales service is the reason why I am now a big Miele fan.  The quality isn't quite as good as Gaggenau, but is still excellent and the after sales service is impeccable because the manufacturer themselves have a presence in Australia.

#20 caters82

Posted 13 October 2015 - 10:47 AM

Hello, how do you actually decide on a good pyrolitic oven? I did some searching online, and can't make up my mind. The price range varies a lot and I'm only looking to spend around $2000...

Do anyone have this smeg oven and can share some review about it? http://www.estrading...a6309x_1003902/

Cheers. :yes:

#21 ddasil

Posted 13 October 2015 - 12:14 PM

I have this one.  It is great, heats up fast, cooks beautifully.

http://www.estrading...42n3au_1003902/

It is more expensive but I only paid $1999 from Harvey Norman when it was on sale.  I also have the Neff pyroletic microwave/oven combination oven and it is amazing.




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