"Watch your toes!"
Pros: Value for money, Easy to use, Good build quality, Quiet, looks good
Cons: tall people may have a problem seeing the switches
"I replaced my dead Tricity Bendix oven with this BEKO model and although I have only been using it for 2-3 weeks it is already proving to be a very worthwhile purchase.
Compared with my previous oven the BEKO hob and ovens heat up rapidly. My cook books (Mary Berry) suggest using 20' lower temperature with a fan oven, but I am finding that BEKO'S tip to cook for a few minutes less, works well. I have found that the fan oven is probably the quietest I have ever come across, such that had to check that the fan was in fact working!
The grill gives relatively fast and even heat. Would be better if a grill pan was included; I kept hold of my old one which fits perfectly well.
I agree with a previous reviewer that the timer/alarm signal could certainly be louder; once the radio is on with John Humhreys banging on about the latest economic disaster and the washing machine is spinning away, it's virtually impossible to hear. But once one is aware of that, another type of alarm can be used.
One other gripe I have with this otherwise good piece of kit, is that unlike my last oven, which had a door opening at least 3" above floor level, the BEKO's door skims just above the floor; and when opened with gusto practically decapitates the little toe in the process...or on a later occasion (some people are slow to learn!!) splits the big toe nail down the middle!
However,this does provide the gathered company with a great source of amusement, to see their evening's chef , hopping around like a demented rabbit .BUT beware of the low swung door...wear steel toecap boots when cooking, if like me you are forgetful and vigorous!.
Otherwise I am delighted with the appliance. The build quality is much more robust than I anticipated. It sits well in my cottage type of kitchen and it has given the husband, daughter and son-in-law a great laugh!
Would certainly recommend as value for money."
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