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Meet My New Oven


Yes! Yes! Yes! I’ve finally bought an oven. It all started when I was looking through The Star paper few weeks back and chance upon an advertisement by Kee Huat Radio showcasing their free standing Europa OvenMate electric oven.

We visited Kee Huat Radio’s showroom at Sea Park last Saturday. Our main objective is to have a look and get information about that oven. From what I gathered from the sales person, Europa OvenMate is an Italian brand, all internal oven parts are made from Italy but is assemble in Kee Huat Radio’s plant at Shah Alam.

Would you have a yellow or red oven in your kitchen? No right? Ugly hor? That’s why they stop selling color oven. But my mom said they’re pretty.

There are also free standing cookers (cooker + oven),

Clothes dryer and washing machine samples at the showroom.



This free standing electric oven, Valencia retails at RM1198 but is selling at a discounted price of RM980.

VALENCIA 688E specification:
* Dimensions : 675 (H) x 500 (W) x 575 (D) mm
* Electric Oven
* Electric Grill
* Thermostat Control
* Bell Timer
* Oven Lamp
* Jet Cook System (produce even heat distribution)
* Oven Sliding Grille : 2 Sets
* Oven Capacity : 52 litres

We didn’t plan to buy the oven on the day itself. But due to the persuasiveness of the salesperson and my dad (would you believe it he said: Buy now la. Since we’re already here. Do you want to make another trip here?), we bought the oven.

Come meet my new oven, Europa OvenMate VALENCIA 688E. Yeah it’s cute and short hor. We placed Miss Valencia on a wooden stand. To make her taller, we place our microwave on her head.

Currently I’m looking for a dog cake recipe. I promised Chester I will bake a cake for his birthday. As for you guys, I can only show ‘mouth-watering’ cookies and cake pictures lor.

p/s: I would like to express my displeasure at the staff who attended us. This is the first time in my life as a customer that I was told to unpack our purchase from the store room all by ourselves. It wasn’t easy unpacking the oven because the oven was surrounded by planks that are nailed together. We were brought to the back room and dad was asked to disengage the planks with a hammer. Where was that staff? Attending another customer outside.




Too bad I’ve already paid for the oven. If not I would storm out of there immediately.

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74 Comments

  • Reply Mo-C August 16, 2007 at 1:01 pm

    cute oven. no wonder you fall in love with it.
    looking forward for your cakes and cookies…
    πŸ˜€

  • Reply dreamcatcher August 16, 2007 at 1:23 pm

    hmmm, what’s a radio shop doin’ selling ovens? does the oven have radio features too? :thinking: that shop sure overstretch the diy concept, heh!heh! :skull: :skull:

    me to want cookies u bake!!!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  • Reply saoirse August 16, 2007 at 2:23 pm

    Don’t forget bout me, che-cheh. :party:

  • Reply Jemima August 16, 2007 at 2:39 pm

    Oh No! You’re gonna make me drool at all your baking from now on. πŸ™

  • Reply Gallivanter August 16, 2007 at 4:18 pm

    I remember the name Kee Huat radio from the Radio 4 days. Was the tagline, “That’s what you buy always”?

  • Reply MonkeyWong August 16, 2007 at 4:31 pm

    Wow! Very good one! Have u used it? Bake any cake? Show us plz! πŸ˜›

  • Reply wuching August 16, 2007 at 4:54 pm

    ahh…why did u have to unpack the oven?

  • Reply Neo August 16, 2007 at 6:30 pm

    I thought their name is Kee Huat Oven? Haha… when you want to bake some cakes for us? :skull:

  • Reply Che-Cheh August 16, 2007 at 8:57 pm

    Mo-C, yeah cute eh.

    Dreamcatcher, they don’t sell radio now. But according to my parents they used to sell radio. Ask your parents they might have heard about this company. Mom said this company has been in existence since she was a teenager.

    Saoirse, forget what? I dao tai ha wor.

    Jemima, hmm I’ll purposely make it look ugly. ok? :tongue:

    Daniel, no. “We back what you buy – always” πŸ˜€

    Monkey Wong, yes I have. Will show next week.

    Wuching, kena ‘hap’ lo. :crying:

    Neo, nope. You pay me in USD then I bake for you. :kaching:

  • Reply hcfoo August 16, 2007 at 9:27 pm

    Wow, u r into baking eh? Show us some cakes and cookies pix soon! :drool: :drool:

  • Reply babyfiona August 17, 2007 at 12:46 am

    eh! the ketuhar not bad le wei! really cute woh, never seen a ketuhar got so many colour of choices before! How much you bought that? :star:

  • Reply vhanded August 17, 2007 at 1:03 am

    what can you do with oven? I just know how to use microwave oven only…

  • Reply narrowband August 17, 2007 at 11:18 am

    Wow congrats on your new oven! The service really terrible leh!!

  • Reply Che-Cheh August 18, 2007 at 10:17 am

    Hcfoo, hey you’re back. :hug: Soon I will show.

    Babyfiona, yeah indeed very cute. I bought it for RM980.

    Vhanded, same stuff you can do with a microwave oven.

    Narrowband, thanks. Yup horrible. πŸ™

  • Reply Neo August 19, 2007 at 2:04 am

    How’s the cake coming along? :dog:

  • Reply Che-Cheh August 19, 2007 at 6:34 pm

    Neo, really good. I’ll show you my cookies next week. But can only see lor can eat. :devil:

  • Reply Hijackqueen November 19, 2007 at 9:59 am

    If I were you, for that price, I will get a microwave oven. Don’t you think paying for just the oven is not worth it? Plus that oven is quite bulky ler.

  • Reply Che-Cheh November 20, 2007 at 1:18 pm

    Hijackqueen, we prefer those conventional oven because they are more spacious because they can bake alot more. Plus we already have a normal oven at home. Somehow we don’t really like using mircowave a lot…not really good for health lor.

  • Reply akok_kelate September 7, 2008 at 7:03 am

    Last year sy tercari-cari info for this oven finally my hunny buy one for me for make buskut raya plz refer for this link

  • Reply Che-Cheh September 7, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    Akok_kelate, hi do you like this oven?

  • Reply che ross September 10, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    first time i heard bout this brand on sept9 08 in metro. my wif is talking about owning an oven a few days earlier. yes,i think europa valencia 688e is the one we’re looking for. reliable, good looking and affordable. :applause:

  • Reply Che-Cheh September 10, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    Che Ross, ahh yes this oven is good. Get it before raya…can bake lotsa cookies. πŸ˜€

  • Reply akok_kelate September 14, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    Che-Cheh, i sangat-2 suka this oven, semua benda i masuk dlm oven nie hasilnya woooo bagus. Ayam, daging, lamb & biskut raya also kek semua menjadi. Plz visit my blog http://mygg2u.blogspot.com/ hihihihi. Emmm satu soalan yg masih x dapat solve. bagaimana cara nak bagi kek gebu kat bahagian atas, biasanya i buat berkerak sikit. any tips want to share.

  • Reply Che-Cheh September 15, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    Akok_kelate, I dah jump to your blog. Nampak sedap kuih-muih. Sorry tak dapat help you sebab I jarang buat cake. Biasa I buat biskut.

  • Reply lee ping December 7, 2009 at 11:36 am

    Hi, I’m looking for electric oven and google search results brought me here πŸ™‚

    Just would like to know what is your review for your Europa oven thus far? Mind to share the experiences?

    Thanks πŸ™‚

  • Reply Che-Cheh December 7, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    Hi Lee Ping, I’ve been using this oven for over 2 years. Still loving it. So far no problem whatsoever. πŸ™‚ I would recommend this oven to anyone. Affordable and it did best for what its built for. Don’t have to buy those expensive one.

  • Reply lee ping December 7, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Wow! Great to hear that~ thanks!
    Okay, my next to-do is to visit Kee Huat πŸ˜€

  • Reply Che-Cheh December 8, 2009 at 10:12 am

    Lee Ping, you’re welcome πŸ™‚

  • Reply joanne December 12, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    hi, stumbled upon this writeup on europa oven.. was driving around look for oven with budget around 1k. its either butterly, europa or zanussi.. glad if you can feedback. need to purchase soon.

  • Reply Che-Cheh December 13, 2009 at 10:36 am

    Hi Joanne, I’m very satisfied with my Europa oven. Been using it for 2 years plus.

  • Reply Naz09 March 14, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    hi there, i’ve been looking for a europa oven and found your comments here..very useful indeed..tq, but i wonder if u can tell me how much was the price last time? many thanks.

  • Reply Naz09 March 14, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    hehe..i wrote that message before seeing others’ inquiry to you..i got it already..its RM980..but im not sure if we can get that price now.. i ask around and its 1K++ i wonder if that price is ok..thanks again.

  • Reply Che-Cheh March 15, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    Hi Naz09, I bought the oven at RM980 during sales. Retail price is RM1198. I saved RM218! Hmm depending whether you need to use the oven urgently. If you don’t need to use the oven now, why not wait during sales period?

    But then RM1198 is cheap compared to other ‘branded’ ovens.

  • Reply Simonne May 20, 2010 at 11:12 am

    congratulations on ur new oven
    so this oven must be good ? close to RM1K wor
    I’m thinking to get a new oven too ^_^

  • Reply Simonne May 20, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Oh forgot to ask, what is the max pan size ur oven can fits ?
    Thanks!!

  • Reply Che-Cheh May 21, 2010 at 9:25 am

    Simonne, Hi it’s not a new oven. 3 years old already. πŸ™‚
    I’m not sure about the max pan size but looking at the dimension, probably it can fit more than 40cm pan size I guess. [Dimensions : 675 (H) x 500 (W) x 575 (D) mm]

  • Reply Fiza Nordin May 25, 2010 at 10:58 am

    ello che cheh…i search ‘europa oven’ and they drop me here…nice to ‘selak2’ your blog..its already 2 years u beli that europe oven tp i baru nak tercari2 ni…ramai yg sajes me to buy this brand tp i belum survey berape harganya sekarang…

  • Reply Che-Cheh May 25, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Fiza, hi there πŸ™‚
    This is a good oven and valued for money. I’ve not had any problem with this oven even after 3 years plus of usage. You can go ‘tinjau2’ the price. Not sure increase or not ya.

  • Reply wan August 7, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    hai che cheh..I find parts for my oven. Mirror door is broken. where I can get these parts? kindly advice me.

    tq…WAN

  • Reply Che-Cheh August 7, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    Hi Wan, you can contact Kee Huat Radio. I’m sure they will help you to find the parts for your Valencia oven.

  • Reply Zai October 5, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Hi, Che-Cheh.

    Good choice for oven. I’ve used mine for almost 19 yrs now, only twice ‘broke-down’ but repair was less than RM100 each time. Really worth it, considering sometimes I bake for 12 hrs straight. Back then, it was only RM600. Hehe.

    Cheers frm me.

  • Reply Che-Cheh October 6, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Zai, Wow 19 years?!? wohoo that good eh. Guess we both made the smart choice. Haha. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Amna May 11, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    After reading this all comments i can’t wait to go and buy this oven……….Thanks for all info πŸ˜€

  • Reply Amna May 15, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Have one question can u please tell me oven size…i mean can we put two 12 muffins pans in one time?

    • Reply Che-Cheh May 31, 2012 at 2:06 pm

      Hi Amna, you can put two 12 muffins pans. One on top and one below the tray.

  • Reply zilla August 4, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Hello Hai,

    May I know where to buy the wooden stand like your?

    • Reply Che-Cheh August 5, 2012 at 10:24 am

      Hi, I ask a carpenter to custom-made for me.

  • Reply Poh Ling March 27, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    Hi Che-Cheh,

    Do you mind sharing the info on which carpenter that made the wooden stand for you?

    • Reply Che-Cheh March 27, 2013 at 11:48 pm

      Hi Poh Ling,

      Unfortunately my mom couldn’t remember the carpenter’s name. The wooden stand is over 20 years old. The wooden stand were initially use for our old fridge.

  • Reply jaypee November 24, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    I bought one of these ovens too two years ago. Gave me good service. But recently started giving me problem. It would die off half way through the baking, about an hour or so after starting. Very infurating to have half-baked (literally) cakes!
    Electrician said plug of the power cord and also the wall plug could be the problem but didnt work. Anyone experienced this problem? any suggestions

    • Reply Che-Cheh November 24, 2013 at 10:29 pm

      Hi Jaypee, maybe you can try contacting Kee Huat for advice or try another electrician.

  • Reply christine July 21, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    I have the above said ovemate which I hardly used, would like to sell for RM500,
    anybody interested please email me. My model is 328E Europa Valencia.

    Good condition, bake very precisely accordingly to temperature set.

  • Reply Fieza June 23, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Hi Amy, I know this is an old post, but I was researching for this oven cause I wanted to buy it (originally wanted to buy the new one, but it’s out of my price range πŸ™ )and I found your blog πŸ˜€ I was wondering how many oven racks can fit inside this oven? Do you use all the racks or just the middle one? Cause usually people will complain about the top and the bottom racks cause food can get burnt. Do they sell all the racks to you, or do you have to buy extra racks? Thanks!

    • Reply Che-Cheh June 23, 2015 at 10:31 pm

      Hi Fieza, the oven can fit 4 racks and 1 tray and they provide all 4 racks and 1 tray to us. I usually use the middle rack. The top rack and bottom rack are rarely use… depending on recipe. If your oven is too hot, you can reduce the temperature. So it’s good to have an oven thermometer.

      • Reply Fieza June 26, 2015 at 2:49 pm

        Thanks for the reply! May I know what is the size of the tray that you use? So that it can fit inside the oven? And you said that the oven can only fit 1 tray, does that mean if I want to fit in 2 trays, it can’t fit?
        Cause I want to buy extra trays so it’ll be faster to bake cookies for example.

        Thanks!

        • Reply Che-Cheh June 26, 2015 at 9:07 pm

          Hi Fieza, I have various tray sizes. Don’t worry normally the tray size is standard so it should be able to fit into the oven. Just don’t buy longer tray. The oven has 4 racks and 1 tray. The tray is a dip tray I think. I’ve never used it before. It has 4 racks, meaning you can fit 4 baking trays into the oven.

          • Fieza June 27, 2015 at 1:38 am

            Oh that makes sense. Thank you so much Amy! You’ve been really helpful! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Che-Cheh July 8, 2015 at 10:12 am

    Hi Fieza, you’re most welcome.

  • Reply Usha September 26, 2015 at 12:15 am

    Hi Che Che. I bought this oven today. I’m still not good in operating it. Can you give some guidance. Tq

    • Reply Che-Cheh September 28, 2015 at 7:50 pm

      Hi Usha, follow the guideline provided by the instruction book and you’re good to go. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Tay November 5, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    Hi Che-Cheh, is your Europa still going strong? I am considering the same model. Heating is still even?

    • Reply Che-Cheh November 11, 2015 at 1:43 pm

      Hi Tay, sorry for the late reply. Yup my Europa is still going strong. Heating is not even but manageable. Just need to turn the baking tray at half point of baking. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Oven Hopping January 24, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    Hi che cheh.. i love to have one like you. Before i really buy it, can you give some tips in baking cokies or puff, because many of comment say that this oven can baking them evenly. How about the way you baking cake? Do they rise and bake nicely. Hope you can share with me the way to handle this oven. Tqvm

    • Reply Che-Cheh January 24, 2016 at 10:55 pm

      Hi Oven Hopping, after nearly 9 years of usage I’m still satisfied with the oven. Handling of oven depends on each oven as they have their own characteristics. If you want to see my bakes good, you can visit messywitchen.com. All baking in my food blog was done with this oven.

  • Reply Oven Hopping January 24, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    Im sorry.. wrong typing. I mean this oven can’t bake cookies and biscuit evenly..

  • Reply Ahmootha February 27, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    Hi I m very keen w the Europa oven. Does it has a
    Fan mode ?

    • Reply Che-Cheh February 27, 2016 at 8:43 pm

      Hi Ahmootha, yes it does.

  • Reply Irene November 30, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    Hi, I recently bought this oven but realised it doesn’t come with a plug. I contacted the manufacturer and was told we have to get an electrician to install it. Did this happen to you as well? It’s so uncommon so I wasn’t sure if the manufacturer was telling the truth. Thanks!

    • Reply Che-Cheh December 8, 2016 at 4:22 pm

      Hi Irene, Sorry for the late reply. Mine came with a plug.

  • Reply Mohd Saiful Mad Aripin July 18, 2017 at 3:25 am

    Hi che cheh,
    How to get and buy new oven europe brand?
    I staying in JB area.

    • Reply Che-Cheh July 23, 2017 at 1:55 am

      Hi, Sorry for the late reply. It’s best you give them a call.

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