I moved house nearly two years ago and found myself in the situation of having to buy a new cooker, as not only does my new (actually quite old, 1930's) not have gas installed, but neither does the whole area.. typically I had been cooking with gas, to coin a phrase, for a few years - so I was on the hunt for a new cooker that wouldn't break the bank.
I chose this Beko - the catalogue picture attached to this review shows it as being black, but it is actually a white cooker.
It has a double oven and a ceramic hob and is 50cm wide.
The double oven is a fan convection oven, meaning that the hot air is distributed throughout the oven evenly, it comes with two shelves and a glazed door, with a light, so you can keep an eye on things without having to open the door.
The smaller, single oven is a traditional one, very small and doubles up as a grill - also very effective.
The hob is ceramic and starts to heat up instantly, there are four "rings" two large, two small, and they seem to give out different degrees of heat - ie, one of the larger ones does not heat up as much as the other large one.
The ceramic hob, whilst effective, is quite hard to keep clean, even a small spill - if left to dry - can take quite a bit of work to make the hob look pristine again, but you can buy products (I use Hob Clean, in an orange bottle)which seem to make the job considerably easier.
The grill/single oven comes with an internal shelf, which can be put into the main oven as there is room for three shelves in the main oven should you need it.
The Oven is free standing and needs wiring into the special Cooker socket in the kitchen, this needs a professional electrician to do so in my opinion - electrics should not tackled if you are not a professional.
The main oven capacity is 58 litres and the second oven capacity 28 litres.
Now we are a family of four adults living at home and this size oven has proven to be perfect size for us, particularly when you put the shelf from the grill into the main oven, this obviously means that there would not be enough room for three shelves worth of large (high) items though.
Main Oven 0.79 kwh
Secondary 0.89 kwh
Energy Rating A
The Oven came with a grill tray and handle and a heavy duty baking tray
We paid nearer £350 for this cooker two years ago, but we did have to buy it from Kays Catalogue sadly, which as you know can be over priced, but this oven is currently for sale in Currys and is now £279.99
So in summary, I got forced to buy a new cooker and forced to buy electric!!!
This, as it has turned out is not a problem, this Beko is great, the fan oven heats quickly and very effective, two years on it is going strong with no problems, the ceramic hob is great, tricky to keep clean, but with the right products not really a problem.
All in all, very good and for £279.99 I would say very good..
Easy to use and smart in design the Beko BDVC563AW Freestanding Electric Cooker in White features a main fan oven a 4 zone electric ceramic hob and a separate full width grill / This product features 57 litres in the main oven cavity and 28 litres oven cavity in the top oven cavity / It has everything you need for cooking meals and has been given an A/A rating for its energy efficiency / This model uses 0.59kwh of energy all of which will help you when it comes to saving money on your running costs.The main oven has been fitted with an interior light allowing you to see the cooking progression of the food through the window of the oven door / Cooking options include static cooking fan cooking and grill cooking.The Beko BDVC563AW also features removable glass inside the front door making it much easier for you to clean / Another valuable addition to this model is a special diamond quality easy wipe enamel on the oven interior / With this coating spillages and other food residues are unable to stick to the sides of the oven. / Short name: Beko BDVC563A