Price is often a big factor when buying any appliance. Find out here what you should look out for your budget.
In this category you’ll find entry level ovens, which some people prefer as they aren’t overloaded with complicated functions. If you are trying to save pennies I would advise you to get a model which is A energy rated as it will save you money in the long term on energy bills. If you’re looking to spend in this price bracket look out for functions such as a programmable timer and a defrost function as they make life easier by saving you time and effort.
You can get some really impressive ovens for this price, generally multi-functional, giving you more cooking variety. Although you can pick up a cheap multi-functional oven for half the price, an experienced cook can tell the difference. Keep an eye out for the biggest cavities, which can go up to 70 litres. The Hotpoint Open Space for example offers 20% more space than a standard single oven with the same dimensions.
Also look out for what cleaning functions the ovens have because in this category offers pyrolytic, which takes cooking stress out of your hands.
When you get into this category you’re looking at the best technology the market has to offer. If you want to stick in this price bracket you’ll probably need to compromise on something, for example a model may have an impressive 13 functions but only 51 litre cavity space. Or has really impressive functions, such as rapid heat but stay clean liners rather than pyrolytic. But overall the ovens are massively impressive; you just need to choose what is the most important for you.
The Siemens HB75AB550B for example has pyrolytic cleaning, a fully programmable timer,
heat reflective glass, 65 litres, 8 cooking functions and telescopic shelves. If you want to look in more detail at this price bracket and what it offers, then please refer to our elite page.
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