Oven Hopping

We (sis, mom & me) spent our Saturday oven hopping around Klang Valley. Yeah we hopped from Bukit Raja to Kelana Jaya to Puchong and finally Klang searching for the perfect built-in oven for our home kitchen.

We had a Zanussi gas cooker cum electric oven but gave it away 2 years ago because the electric oven’s thermostat often malfunction. So you can imagine 2 years of inactive baking has made our hands getting itchier and itchier and our thoughts run wild. We so wanted to bake cookies, pastries and cakes. Besides Carnival Sales is just around the corner. Tee hee.

My sis has her eyes on Fagor and Electrolux but most probably she will choose a Fagor built-in oven. The reason was because I kept adding salt and water about Fagor and she also realised that Electrolux only has 2 or 3 built-in oven models compared to Fagor (9 models). She’s weighting which brand to buy in terms of service, spare parts, the availability of a certain models and price range.

There are other famous built-in oven brands such as Teka (made in Germany, very pricey), Ariston and Fujihome but believe it or not, out of 7 shops that we visited 5 shops display Fagor built-in oven in their shop!?!

Do share with me your tips regarding which built-in oven brand is better and what are the function and feature that I should look for in an oven.

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  • Reply Laksa July 24, 2006 at 12:01 pm

    hmmm, i’m not sure what new features there are in the new generation of ovens but i’m using an Electrolux built-in model and so far it hasn’t let me down.

    i have friends who have the convection microwave oven but i don’t think the efect is the same – i still prefer the traditional oven. I guess it depends on what you’re using it for ie baking, grilling, heating up etc but for a normal sized family, i’d say get the bigger models instead of the single tray compact types.

    as for the brands, yeah there are so many on the market and some have really nice designs but just go for what you need and at the price that’s right for you πŸ™‚

  • Reply hedonistics anonymous July 24, 2006 at 12:18 pm

    i’ve got a highly under-used samsung convection microwave oven at home, which is alot easier to clean compared to traditional built-in ovens.

  • Reply Pille July 24, 2006 at 1:36 pm

    We have Ariston at home..since our house was completed less than a decade ago. :battlingeyelashes:

    I don’t like to bake with convection microwave oven..the outcome of my baking or grilling is simply not it.. :doh:

  • Reply tj July 24, 2006 at 3:18 pm

    cookies pastries and cakes…yummy

    perhaps yr chester will get some homebaked doggy treats. heh ^^

  • Reply wuching July 24, 2006 at 6:33 pm

    aiya, soli lah..what do i know about ovens!

  • Reply Neo July 25, 2006 at 2:30 am

    No idea. Haha… I prefer going to a bakery πŸ™‚

  • Reply Che-Cheh July 25, 2006 at 6:57 pm

    Laksa, ohh thank you for the tips.

    Hedonistics Anonymous, nowadays built-in oven is super easy to clean(with the non-stick function).

    Pille, yup the outcome will be very different.

    Tj, yes I plan to bake some doggie cookies for Chester.

    Wuching and Neo, wei ask your wife and gf la.

  • Reply ummizz July 28, 2006 at 1:49 pm

    hehe sorry cant help much. I also dont have any oven. But I think both Electrolux and Fagor are good. Well, if you are interested in bread making as well, I will introduce one to you. :battlingeyelashes:

  • Reply Che-Cheh July 28, 2006 at 2:13 pm

    Ummizz, those conventional bulit-in oven cannot be use for bread making?

  • Reply Farra August 10, 2006 at 8:28 am

    Hi, how about Indesit? Indesit totally from Italy. I think the quality not so bad. Price also reasonable.I also looking for a built in oven. I’ve made some study but still not make any decision which brand to buy.

  • Reply Che-Cheh August 11, 2006 at 11:42 pm

    Farra, hello…Thanks for the tips. We have not made our mind yet. :thinking:

  • Reply also shopping December 26, 2006 at 6:40 pm

    Currently, I am also planning to buy an oven, built-in gas hob, and a hood. I have narrowed down a few brands for oven, must have self cleaning function for me:1)RHOYXON(Italian with cooling fan, supposedly to keep oven handle and door cool and I’m looking for someone who has this oven to tell me if it really is the case),

    For hob,does anyone use the PACIFIC (Taiwan) brand? Any problem with the fan clogging up with the self cleaning models? :wave:

  • Reply Che-Cheh December 26, 2006 at 8:58 pm

    Hi hi! I’m sorry I have no experience with the models you mentioned. But good luck in hunting your dream oven. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Apfoong May 1, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Hi all. So many years later, how is the hood, hob and oven performance? Any regrets or strong recommendations? I am surveying coz going to purchase… 3 brands that I am keen, fujioh, electrolux and fagor.

    • Reply Che-Cheh May 1, 2011 at 2:57 pm

      Nearly 4 years and my Europa oven is still going strong.
      No regrets. πŸ™‚
      Happy that I bought this and not the other expensive brand. Hehe

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