Oven reviews - $850 to $1900

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02.Results

The following models scored the best results in our test.

What to buy
Brand Price
Chef EOC644S $849

Smeg SA504X (A)

$1490
Miele H 4212 B $1599
Westinghouse POP668S $1319

(A) Discontinued, but may still be available in some stores.

 

 

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Results table

Full results for all models are shown in the table below.

  Performance Cost
Brand / model (in rank order) Overall score (%) Oven score (%) Grill score (%) Ease of use score (%) Running costs ($ / 10 years) Price ($)
Chef EOC644S
www.chefappliances.com.au
85 90 90 78 96 899
# Smeg SA504X
www.smeg-australia.com.au
81 80 95 70 125 1490
Miele H 4212 B
www.miele.com.au
78 82 90 65 97 1699
Westinghouse POP668S
www.westinghouse.com.au
78 77 73 83 93 1379
# Bosch HBN430551A
www.bosch.com.au
76 75 83 73 107 1949
Electrolux EOEE62AS
www.electrolux.com.au
76 76 75 78 96 1959
Whirlpool 6AKZ452IX
www.whirlpool.com.au
73 82 70 68 111 1469
# Fisher & Paykel OB60SCEX1
www.fp.com.au
70 83 65 65 129 1299
Blanco BOSE67X
www.blanco-australia.com
69 77 60 70 130 1600
# Glem GF69PI
www.glemgas.com.au
68 73 65 68 113 1899
 


  Features
Brand / model (in rank order) Number of shelf positions Self-cleaning liners Pyrolytic function Smokeless grill tray Controls / Clock
Chef EOC644S
www.chefappliances.com.au
5 Dial / •
# Smeg SA504X
www.smeg-australia.com
4 Dial / -
Miele H 4212 B
www.miele.com.au
4 Dial / •
Westinghouse POP668S
www.westinghouse.com.au
8 (A) Dial / •
# Bosch HBN430551A
www.bosch.com.au
5 Dial / •
Electrolux EOEE62AS
www.electrolux.com.au
8 Touch / •
Whirlpool 6AKZ452IX
www.whirlpool.com.au
4 Dial / •
# Fisher & Paykel OB60SCEX1
www.fp.com.au
4 Dial / •
Blanco BOSE67X
www.blanco-australia.com
5 Dial / •
# Glem GF69PI
www.glemgas.com.au
4 Dial / •
 


  Functions Specifications
Brand / model (in rank order) Half grill Bottom element only Useable oven volume (L) Internal useable dimensions (mm, H x W x D)* Claimed external dimensions (mm, H x W x D)
Chef EOC644S
www.chefappliances.com.au
45 260 x 470 x 370 595 x 595 x 566
# Smeg SA504X
www.smeg-australia.com
42 270 x 440 x 350 595 x 596 x 566
Miele H 4212 B
www.miele.com.au
• (C) 34 255 x 380 x 350 596 x 595 x 566
Westinghouse POP668S
www.westinghouse.com.au
50 230 x 460 x 370 595 x 595 x 566
# Bosch HBN430551A
www.bosch.com.au
46 300 x 450 x 340 595 x 595 x 548
Electrolux EOEE62AS
www.electrolux.com.au
50 290 x 470 x 370 595 x 595 x 567
Whirlpool 6AKZ452IX
www.whirlpool.com.au
(B) 40 270 x 440 x 340 595 x 595 x 564
# Fisher & Paykel OB60SCEX1
www.fisherpaykel.com.au
43 265 x 430 x 380 597 x 595 x 567
Blanco BOSE67X
www.blanco-australia.com
• (C) 42 307 x 320 x 320 594 x 592 x 561
# Glem GF69PI
www.glemgas.com.au
33 250 x 420 x 310 591 x 597 x 547
 

Table Notes

* Internal width is from runner to runner; height is bottom shelf in lowest possible position to the grill element; depth is the depth of the shelves.
# Discontinued but may still be available in stores. It's replaced with model SCA504X which has more functions.
(A) Six shelf positions and two telescopic runners for the grill tray and baking tray.
(B) Multiple heat levels.
(C) Bottom element and fan only.

Using the table

Scores
The overall score is made up of

  • Oven performance: 30%
  • Grill performance: 30%
  • Ease of use: 40%

Features
See What to look for and How to get the best from your oven, for more on features in the table.

Running costs
Based on running the oven 150°C above room temperature for one hour, three times per week for 10 years at 15 cents per kWh.

Price
Recommended retail, as of May 2010.

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