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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.

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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.





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