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Oven recomendations please.


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#26 fdab66

Posted 20 April 2012 - 06:45 PM

QUOTE (fdab66 @ 19/04/2012, 11:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Do not get a Blanco. I inherited one with our new house (only a couple of years old) and it has been a nightmare since day one. I actually want it to blow up properly so I have an excuse for an new one ;-)

I had a Westinghouse before that for 7 years - it was an older oven and never had an issue. That's what I'd be getting again.



Murphy's law. After I posted this my Blanco oven went again... 4th time in 8 months... and I'm catering for my son's birthday on Sunday... sigh... At least they are getting a different company to come service it on Saturday - I made sure free of charge too.

I must admit I am surprised with the Westinghouse reviews, granted my was probably about 10-15 years old when I inherited it. But, my sister just bought a new Westinghouse and loves it! I guess sometimes these things can be luck of the draw?

My advice then, as so many people have had various problems with ovens, it to ask the sales rep which company provides the best warranty and after service care!!! ohmy.gif

#27 Amanda_R

Posted 20 April 2012 - 06:58 PM

QUOTE (fdab66 @ 20/04/2012, 06:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Murphy's law. After I posted this my Blanco oven went again... 4th time in 8 months... and I'm catering for my son's birthday on Sunday... sigh... At least they are getting a different company to come service it on Saturday - I made sure free of charge too.

I must admit I am surprised with the Westinghouse reviews, granted my was probably about 10-15 years old when I inherited it. But, my sister just bought a new Westinghouse and loves it! I guess sometimes these things can be luck of the draw?

My advice then, as so many people have had various problems with ovens, it to ask the sales rep which company provides the best warranty and after service care!!! ohmy.gif

LOl damn, good luck with the service, hopefully it'll be the last.  Definitely luck of the draw sometimes, particularly with some of the cheaper brands.

I'd take anything a sales rep with a grain of salt too, they are often told to push certain brands over others, even if they aren't the best brand to buy.  And a lot of the time they'll just try and sell you extended warranties which most of the time are useless.  You are better off ringing a few companies that service kitchen appliances, they could tell you what brands they see more of.  But generally speaking, the two brands that have the least amount of problems are Miele and Bosch.  They have a very good reputation (and a price tag to match, lol).



#28 I'm Batman

Posted 20 April 2012 - 07:41 PM

Bosch, I actually got a 2nd hand bosch, no idea of the age but its the most reliable thing I have ever had.

I love it so.

Next, my bosch dishwasher, oh I dream about you, one day I will hold you in my arms.

#29 belinda1976

Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:52 PM

QUOTE
Do not get a Blanco. I inherited one with our new house (only a couple of years old) and it has been a nightmare since day one. I actually want it to blow up properly so I have an excuse for an new one ;-)

Really!!!  I'd have to disagree.  I've had a Blanco for about a year now and it's fabulous!!!

#30 WibbleWobble

Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:01 PM

Another vote for Bosch, ours is fantastic.

#31 ~strawberry~

Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:13 AM

Miele all the way. I put a Miele oven in when we did the kitchen in our last house, then when we moved here I couldn't afford to completely redo the kitchen so we just replaced the oven. If you look at Miele, keep in mind that the internal cavity size does vary between some models, so it's worth checking.

#32 niggles

Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:02 PM

We just decided on ours this weekend and we went with a Bosch. Started with the dishwasher, which everyone I know raves about and thought we may as well keep going from there and check out the basic oven and cooktop too. Very happy with the price. It would seem it's a good market for bargaining in. I got them all a good deal cheaper than even the online prices. And Bosch seem to offer an excellent warranty service including free call outs and replacement when parts are unavailable.

#33 KristyMum-

Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:01 AM

we have a Miele.  I drooled over it (well, not literally!) for about 10yrs before all things fell into place and we did our kitchen reno.  I had to kick myself a few times I was buying it but it's been well worth it.

When you're buying check the guarantee of parts availability.  Some only guarantee parts for a relatively short time, which means a repair out of warranty where no parts are available, could mean needing to buy a complete new oven iykwim.
The front is cool to touch and it's very well insulated.

Also how well insulated it is, how durable the dials are and what features you want or need etc (we didn't get the timer, the pyrolitic clean etc which doesn't bother me) and how easy it is to take bits and pieces out or off, to get access to the interior to wipe out.

QUOTE
Agree that Miele ovens are good but if I was buying one I wouldn't buy a 60cm one - maybe a 90cm one instead. Their oven space is so tiny the 60cm one will barely fit a muffin tray.

I can get a roast and the extra deep 'cookie' trays and the large muffin trays in mine and it's not the 90cm (that would have been awesome but I couldn't lol)  

What I loved about it was that I never had to turn anything to cook it evenly lol (only ever had old terrible ovens that you had to rotate things so they didn't burn at the back and raw at the front).

Edited by KristyMum-, 24 April 2012 - 02:07 AM.


#34 littlemen

Posted 04 June 2015 - 11:02 PM

Recently renovated my kitchen and have Siemens Pyro ovens and warming draw- I LOVE them :-)

#35 caters82

Posted 14 December 2015 - 05:10 PM

I did have an old Miele oven but I left it at my previous house. I sold the house and moved to a smaller place last year and I am hoping to get another Miele again soon... Any recommendations for Miele oven though? http://www.estrading.com.au/miele/

Cheers,
Claudia

#36 antiq

Posted 18 December 2015 - 05:03 AM

I recently did the same exercise.  Ended up getting the VZug Combi Steam oven.  Great oven, food never turn out dry.  The only thing is that internal space volume is smaller than standard oven.

#37 Literary Lemur

Posted 18 December 2015 - 05:11 AM

This resurrected thread made me miss Amanda_R  Does anyone know if she's okay???

#38 AdelTwins

Posted 18 December 2015 - 09:20 AM

I love my Electrolux pyrolitic oven. 4 glass panels thickness in front so it's not hot if the kids accidentally touch it.

We had a cheap Westinghouse one when we brought the house. It had no fan and was crap. I pestered DH for a new oven before my kids turned 1 - didn't want the bday cake all burnt & still undercooked in places.

When it comes to Electrolux/Westinghouse/AEG there seems to be different quality levels based on the price.

Edited by AdelTwins, 18 December 2015 - 09:20 AM.


#39 Collymum

Posted 18 December 2015 - 09:47 AM

We have an e series electrolux 1.5 drawer oven and love it.  It was basically the only one which fitted into the space of our old oven so we didn't have a lot of choice!  It's 7 years old and has never missed a beat. We also have the matching 2 door fridge and gas cooktop (only 3 years old) and have never had a problem with any of them (so far...).  I can't comment on customer service as we have never needed it.  Our other appliances are all bosch and these have been super reliable as well.

#40 dolcengabbana

Posted 18 December 2015 - 10:19 AM

I have a DeLonghi and I don't recommend it the door, handle and knobs get so hot I have to use a teatowel or oven mit to turn the oven off.

I don't cook in it if we have our nieces over or they understand the kitchen is off limits.

#41 livesarah

Posted 18 December 2015 - 10:37 AM

View PostAmanda_R, on 19 April 2012 - 11:49 AM, said:

<!--quoteo(post=14501790:date=19/04/2012, 11&#58;28 AM:name=The Old Bag)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (The Old Bag &#064; 19/04/2012, 11&#58;28 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&amp;pid=14501790"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Sorry to the pp who loves Westinghouse but that's a brand I'd avoid.  I've moved into a house with a pretty new looking Westinghouse oven and it's rubbish, the door doesn't close properly so I have to crank the dial up to 250c to do a roast and it cooks the whole house while I'm at it :\<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
Just on the door not closing thing, is it just loose?  Have you tried fiddling with the hinges, sometimes you can alter the hinges so the mechanism/spring is tighter which might help the door stay shut (depending on what your exact issue is).

And yeah, for ovens I'd avoid Westinghouse.  And Smeg.  And Euro.  And Fisher &amp; Paykel.  And lots of other brands. <img src="style_emoticons/default/Tounge1.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="Tounge1.gif" />  But not Bosch and Miele, super reliable, and work well.

I'd avoid Westinghouse too. Blanco is worse, but when we went from a godawful Blanco to a brand new Westinghouse, the element died after only 6 weeks. The real kicker was that they 'didn't have any replacement elements in the country' (!!!!) and took over 8 weeks to replace and repair our new Westinghouse oven. We weren't impressed.

Performance-wise it has been reliable since in the sense it hasn't broken down, but it has always had a terrible hot spot that will leave biscuits and cakes burned at one end and completely raw at the other if you don't watch and turn it at the right times. Wouldn't buy another Westinghouse.

#42 ednaboo

Posted 27 December 2015 - 08:50 AM

Ooh topical thread bump. I need to choose a new oven in the next week or so for the new house.  I'm looking at a Siemens pyrolytic oven that's on clearance due to new model. My main concern is that I  currently have an 80cm gas freestanding oven and I'm worried about the size. I could get 2 ovens but that feels like overkill.

#43 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 28 December 2015 - 03:15 PM

View Postednaboo, on 27 December 2015 - 08:50 AM, said:

Ooh topical thread bump. I need to choose a new oven in the next week or so for the new house.  I'm looking at a Siemens pyrolytic oven that's on clearance due to new model. My main concern is that I  currently have an 80cm gas freestanding oven and I'm worried about the size. I could get 2 ovens but that feels like overkill.
i'm getting 2 ovens ....

#44 fraidycat

Posted 28 December 2015 - 03:37 PM

So technika is the trade builders line.  It is on its way out due to faults so we have gone elsewhere.  Electrolux is Westinghouse and their budget line is chef.  I have pulled them out of a number of builds for faults . I have gone to smeg.  Steer clear of the microwave oven as they are craps.

#45 Moonl!ght

Posted 28 December 2015 - 03:45 PM

I too have a Westinghouse and would never get that brand again.

#46 ednaboo

Posted 29 December 2015 - 08:53 PM

Yeah Yoda I decided on 2. Two pyrolytic Siemens ovens.  Very chuffed.




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