“ Brand: Hotpoint / Fuel Type: Electric / No. of Cooking Elements: 4 Elements / Oven Amount: Double / Exterior Finishes: Stainless Steel / Oven Functionality: Bake / Oven Functionality: Grill / Additional Features: Oven lights „
We've had this cooker for nearly half a year now and it is perfect.
The cooker is great and having two ovens, means that you can cook and warm at the same time. The lower oven is fan assisted and heats up very quickly. It cooks nicely and to save a little of the heat, when you open the door the fan stops, preventing you losing the heat.
It is fairly large inside and we have no problem cooking on 2 smaller trays per shelf.
The top oven is also the grill and isn't fan assited but again heats up quickly and is also a decent size.
Both ovens are quiet enough although the main oven is obviously a bit louded due to the fan.
The hob is ceramic and heats up in seconds. The rear left is a dual zone heater, with either a smallor large circle, depending on which you need at the time. The front left and rear right are both smaller but the front right is a large element. They all heat up much quicker than previous cookers we've had and cool fairly quickly. There is also a small light that indicates that the hobis hot still which is useful, unless the bulb goes.
Unfortunately there is no top cover, which I found with most ceramic top cookers but the surface is hard and cools quickly so not a major problem.
The cooker is very easy to clean and the hob is a breeze. We bought some HobBrite cleaner (you also get a small sample with the cooker) and it isn't really needed as a quick wipe after it has cooled usually does the job.
Clock and programming
The cooker is fitted with a large digital clock and has lots of cooking
programmes which are easy to set and use. We only really use the Minute Minder function which has a countdown with a bleeper to signify that the cooking is done. It also has a delay start setting but we haven't needed to use this so far.
The only downside to the whole thing is that the cooker pumps out heat at the front of the cooker, between the two ovens and while not a huge problem, it is a bit weird having a jet of warm are blown at you at waist height. This fan also remains on after the oven is turned off.
Overall a good cooker which gets hot quickly, cooks well and isn't too badly priced. We paid £360 from a local dealer having price matched the internet. Definately worth the price for a well made and nice looking cooker.
Short name: Hotpoint C367E