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Hotpoint ?Creda? Double Oven Electric Cooker 60cm
I bought this cooker in 2006 when I moved home from a house with a built in oven and hob. Mid range pricewise I am very pleased with my choice, but it has not been trouble free.
I arranged for the cooker to arrive the day after we were due to move in and hung around waiting for the delivery, it eventually turned up 10 days later. Well packaged we found polystyrene in places I never new cookers even had. The cooker finished in Polar White, with a black ceramic hob and graduated tint to the glass oven doors it looked stylish and shiny. I called an electrician to wire it in to the mains and fortunately everything worked.
The controls, situated along the front of the machine are very easy to use and consist of clearly marked simple dials for each function.
The ?Solarglo?ceramic hob has 4 heating areas consisting of a large front and rear with the faster/warmer ones at the front. There is a useful warning light that warns when the top is still hot.
The bottom is a fan oven and is large with it being a 60cm cooker and I have bought an extra shelf for mine, it comfortably cooks a Christmas dinner or allows me to do lots of baking.
The top oven is less efficient, due to doubling as a grill, the door does not seal well and I have never got on with using it for anything other than plate warming.
The grill has the useful half only or full width function and has multiple level and a robust grill pan. We use this a lot for keeping bacon warm and making cheese on toast.
One month after I bought the machine the oven went wrong and the Hotpoint engineer fitted a new thermostat and fan. Whilst he was there I mentioned that the top oven still smelt terrible when we used it and he removed some packaging we?d not found and said it was a common problem
After about 9 months and despite being very careful with cleaning and the cleaning products used we noticed that there was a build up of grease under the fascia front that we could not get to in order to clean. This has been an annoying feature of the cooker. At about five years old we had to fit a replacement oven light and then two weeks later a new fan to the oven. These were fairly easy for us to do ourselves and given that we use the oven several times every week it was not a hardship to replace those parts. A few months ago I bought a steam cleaner and have now managed to remove the grime from the fascia.
The oven is rated A.
I would recommend this model highly and recently looked at new cookers, could not find anything as stylish and useful at an affordable price.
I purchased this Hotpoint Electric Cooker last year after my trusty old one died on me. I paid around £450 for it so worth shopping around or finding discount codes.
You will need a qualified Electrician to wire up the cooker to the electric supply and then it was just a case of flipping the red switch on my wall and it was ready to use. The top of the cooker is a gorgeous ceramic hob with 4 ring burners, 2 small ones, a large one and an energy efficient dual burner. The dual burner can be used as either a small hob or a large one, saving electric. Underneath the hob is the control knobs, one for each burner, the dual dial you can turn either way depending whether you wish to use the small or large zone, took me a while to figure out which way was which! Then there are the dials for the twin grill and the main oven.
The clock display doubles up as a handy timer which I always use, very simple to set, just press the clock button and then + until you get to how many minutes you need and then the clock button again to set. The beeping it makes when the timer has finished is not all that loud, if you're in a different room with the doors shut for example, you probably wouldn't hear it.
The twin grill has the same concept as the dual zone hob, can be used as a single grill or double grill depending on your needs. Heats up quickly and grills food evenly. Comes with a grill pan which is easy to clean. The grill compartment also doubles up as a top oven for when you're cooking lots of food (Christmas is a time this comes in useful for me)
And then the main oven, which comes with 2 wire racks. Again heats up quickly and as it is fan assisted cooks food evenly. The outside of the oven door doesn't get hot either which is helpful. Although when you open the door, be careful, the heat initially just whooshes out so give it a second before you bend down to get something out.
Both compartments are easy to clean, the bottoms are non stick and I have never had to scrub off burnt on food like in previous cookers I have had. I bought a special cleaner for the hob but to be honest standard kitchen cleaner and water are just as good.
Yes it is a pricey cooker but it's definitely worth it as it is very well made!
Hotpoint HUE62P Electric Cooker White / Incl.Install / / The Hotpoint HUE62P Electric Freestanding Cooker in polar white is a double oven with a grill combined with the top oven.The grill comes with a grill pan.There are 4 ceramic hobs with the latest Solarglo technology.The main oven doors are triple glazed to assist with energy conservation.The HUE62P uses circulaire fan cooking in the main oven to ensure even cooking.Fan assistance reduces the cooking time by 10 minutes and means you can cook food on lower temperatures!The HUE62P also has the Hotpoint 'Intelligent Cooking System' in the main oven,which has 8 cooking programmes, including Cake/Bread and Meat cycles,which are designed to make cooking easy!The Solarglo dual zone hobs can accommodate either small or large pans.The programmable timer means you can start and stop the oven to suit your convenience and Includes a clock!