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Advice on a new oven

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Depreciator, 17th Mar, 2016.

  1. Depreciator

    Depreciator Moderator Staff Member

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    I have to do a reno next month. Another reno I don't want to do. It's a small flat that is going to get a new kitchen (and some other stuff).
    I've long been a fan of second hand Smeg ovens because I like the look of them. I'm not as particular with this flat. So I'm looking for a reliable, simple, reasonably priced stainless steel oven and a cooktop.
    What brands are people favouring these days?

    Scott
     
  2. EN710

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    ILVE?
     
  3. WattleIdo

    WattleIdo renovating Premium Member

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    Westinghouse OK
     
  4. Azazel

    Azazel Well-Known Member

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    I haven't heard great things about the Smeg stuff.
    Someone I know had one that constantly had problems with the thermostat.
     
  5. Depreciator

    Depreciator Moderator Staff Member

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    I have 4 Smeg at the moment and they've all been great. Three of them were second hand. I'm thinking new this time, but new Smeg are well over $1,000.
    I'll have a look at Westinghouse. Ilve don't tick the 'reasonably priced' box - they're twice as expensive as Smeg.
     
  6. Azazel

    Azazel Well-Known Member

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    Well there you go.

    Edit: Thought Ilve was some sort of typo ;)
     
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  7. Richard Williams

    Richard Williams Buyers Agent - Southeast QLD Business Member

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    I look for a small retailer that specialises in selling run out stock of Westinhouse/Chef aussie made stuff (google is ur friend). They are usually reliable and the last one I bought in Brisbane was about $500, brand new Westinghouse... I haven't heard great things about Smeg, maybe second hand might be ok if cheap and good nic.

    We have in a PPOR with 2 Ilve ovens, one 80cm one the door recently fell apart, the glue let go on the brackets for the outer glass/pivot, they are not cheap ovens so Im not that happy with them. Also the Ilve badges fell off not far from new, same thing on the cook top.

    Can't beat an aussie BASIC Westinghouse/Chef.

    Cheapest I could find in Brisbane:

    Wall Ovens | Online Cooking Appliances Store | Branded Kitchen Ovens
     
  8. Chrispy

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    I have the split Westinghouse in one of my rentals. It is terrible. Even the Appliance Technician told me it is very weak metal. If the oven door in closed too hard, it bends the metal and the door will not close. If a tray is rested on the open oven door when it is open, it again stretches the metal and technician has to come and fix it. I have had it repaired 7 times in 2 years. I only purchased this style of oven and hot plates because it was replacing exactly the same and I did not want to have to replace the cupboards. The one I have copied is electric, whereas mine is gas.

    Tenant just phones PM and says oven has the usual problem.

    I have phoned and complained and told that if treated correctly the problem will not happen.

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  9. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Ilve freestanding 900 gas/electric - 16 yrs going strong - $5k back then. NFI $ now.
     
  10. alexm

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    ILVE or Gaggenau. Be prepared to pay up for Gaggenau though.
     
  11. Richard Williams

    Richard Williams Buyers Agent - Southeast QLD Business Member

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    Gaggenau for a rental? The OP doesn't state if PPOR or IP.
    Even for a PPOR I'd be happy with a $550 westinghouse as I am not a master chef :mad:
     
  12. Azazel

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    That sounds about right.
    I'd be more likely to whack one of them in, but if it's not a cheapie house it might look out of place.
     
  13. sanj

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    did u just suggest gaggenau to someone looking for a well priced options for a rental?
     
  14. alexm

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    Where does it say rental in the orignal post?

    I suggested an OPTION particularly if the orignal poster can find them second hand.
     
  15. EN710

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    Never heard of Gaggenau o_O are they good?
     
  16. Richard Williams

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    One of the best apparently...
     
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    Bosch is another good one but about $200 dearer than Westinghouse. I wouldn't touch chef, they are too cheap.
     
  18. Depreciator

    Depreciator Moderator Staff Member

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    Westinghouse appears to be winning (but not the one Chrispy used).
    Yes, it's a rental. I don't live in a small flat. I just realised my avatar is my kitchen at home - the deeply unfashionable kitchen that people said unkind things about.
    Scott
     
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  19. Richard Williams

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    They are made in the same factory I think, not sure on the quality difference, looked pretty much the same to me, but that is only an inbuilt oven I can comment on. For $550 I reckon you cant beat the Westinghouse.
     
  20. Angel

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    That's about what we paid last year for our townhouse oven. Depreciator's flats are in Marrickville though, his tenants might want something more exotic, like a café downstairs.