“ Manufacturer: Hotpoint-Ariston / Range Type: Free-Standing / Fuel Type: Electric / Element Type: Burner / Additional Elements: Grilling / No. of Cooking Elements: 4 Elements / Oven Amount: Single / Self Cleaning: With Self Cleaning / Oven Functionality: Grill / Additional Features: Oven lights / Additional Features: Oven Door Window / Exterior Color: Black „
I bought this as a replacement for my old oven, it was actually a down grade in size because I didn't have much money, which is the first thing you should know, it's good value for money. It has all the good points you'd find on a more expensive oven such as good space, very accurate temperature control and multiple oven features, but the down side is that it can be troublesome to clean.
It would be simpler to just throw it away and buy a new oven but that's simply not an option. The hardest place to clean is around the sides and the top of the door where the seal meets the metal.
There are two small gaps in the side where the trays fit in, and unless you have a Cotton bud or fingers the size of a two year old, you can't get in them and grease just builds up endlessly. Very unhygienic, so it does take much longer to clean than most ovens. It does have "self cleaning", but it does miss numerous spots, these two holes being one of them.
For power consumption, it's pretty good, it uses about 1kw on a low temperature once it's heated up. I have to say for space, it's more than enough for a small family. Me, my wife and my son can have dinner this Christmas no problem, fitting a small turkey in with some Yorkshire puddings but for a family bigger than us, I would recommend looking at something bigger.
It takes very little time to set up, it really is just one of those "plug and go" ovens, with the exception of finding all the packaging bits everywhere - which by the way are slightly overkill with the whole thing being packaged in more plastic than is needed
Overall as a day to day easy to live with oven, it's a charm.