A new oven - advice please!

(11 Posts)
Marrow Fri 04-Oct-13 00:55:04

Do not buy Smeg! Something goes wrong with our oven on a regular basis. We also have a Smeg dishwasher and hob which are awful. We did have a Smeg fridge but... it broke down.

fossil971 Thu 03-Oct-13 20:05:09

I would buy a Cannon Harrogate tomorrow if I had the money. I bought a Stoves all gas and I hate the ovens! Previously I had 2 Cannons and they were really reliable.

EastwickWitch Thu 03-Oct-13 19:10:07

The 2 singles are great, side by side on an island for cooking big meals for lots of people but TBH one is mostly used for storing baking trays etc.
Not sure I'd have 2 again.

IceCreamForCrow Thu 03-Oct-13 18:43:03

Oh snap! I also have an AEG double oven and AEG induction hob. Had them nearly a year and also love themsmile

I've just replaced my smeg one, it was a thing of beauty & extremely well made, but the top oven thermostat (?) broke when it was about 7 years old and then the bottom oven stopped working about 6 mths ago. My brother had the same one and his also stopped at about 8 yrs old. Neither of us experienced the water issue though.

I've just replaced mine with an AEG double oven with an induction hob. So far, love it! The induction is way more controllable than gas and boils much much quicker.

Size10tobe Thu 03-Oct-13 18:32:15

Thank you for the advice - it looks like smeg does not have a very good reputation so I had better steer clear.
I dont think I would have room for 2 singles, presumably they are side by side in your kitchen.
Still would love to hear of a goood dual fuel free standing double oven if it is out there.

Pinkje Thu 03-Oct-13 17:05:41

Just been on John Lewis website looking for a range cooker, they seem to have some deals on but I can't vouch for the quality, only that JL have some of the best after-care.

EastwickWitch Thu 03-Oct-13 16:53:52

Ive got Siemens which I love.
Self cleaning, all the functions etc but I have 2 singles rather than a double.

MadeOfStarDust Thu 03-Oct-13 14:51:20

Another one who would not buy Smeg.... sorry... we have just replaced ours and gone for a Belling really good... --really, really, really good.... wish we had gone for it before....

wonkylegs Thu 03-Oct-13 14:48:07

I'd not buy a Smeg oven, not known for their quality. Yonks ago I had an oven from them which was mediocre. In my last house I had a dishwasher by them which caught on fire, my dad had the same one in his house 300miles away which did the same thing. Smeg claim it's not a product fault! I wouldn't have their products in my house if I was given them for free.
I had a decent zanussi freestanding dual fuel cooker but that's going back a few years. I now have an amazing built in Neff.

Size10tobe Thu 03-Oct-13 14:44:15

My built under double oven has packed up and needs replacing. We are a large family with a smallish kitchen space so I have decided to go for a freestanding dual fuel double oven to maximise oven space - Christmas is coming and it needs to fit a Turkey.
Ideally I would like it to have the following:
Self cleaning oven liners
Large fan assisted main oven
Gas hob with 1 wok burner / powerful burner + 3 normal ones.
The Smeg oven appears to fit the bill but has some terrible reviews about water leaking from the oven which worries me.
Does anyone know if my dream oven exists or whether the Smeg reviews are accurate!

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