WHAT IS IT?
An electric cooker that is made by Zanussi.
This was the cooker I used for the last 4 months while my kitchen was being designed. We have had the kitchen enlarged so could not use our gas cooker but the kitchen design company loaned us this electric powered one to use while they was working. It is not a very attractive cooker I do not think and the ceramic top does not look very good quality and has got a smoked finish that I do not like.
The inside of the oven is not very big and I was happy when I could use my new gas cooker because that has got a capacity of double. There are 2 shelfs and they can be moved or removed. It takes a long time to get hot and I dislike that.
WHAT I THINK
I did not like to use this cooker because the oven and grill were very slow and I thought it was hard to control the temperature for cooking my food. The hob is very strong and it burned some of my saucepans because I am used to cooking on a gas hob and not one like this, this cooker is alot faster for food on the hob than my gas cooker is but I do not think that is advantage all of the time because I thought it was hard to make stir fry and simmered pot meals on this hob.
I do not like the way my food cooks unevenly in the oven and I had to turn big pieces of meat or pies many times to make sure it cooked all the way through and did not burn. That is not very good and made me unhappy because I spoiled meals in this oven and I usually am a good cook.
The grill is slow and does not cook even so I did not use it very much. There was a funny smell from the grill when I used it also and it did not make my food taste funny but I did not like it.
I liked how easy the hob was to clean and the sides and front of the cooker also because it is made of steel so was easy to wipe and didn't smear very much unless I used too much cleaning spray on it.
I would not like it if this was the cooker that I had to use all the time. It was a shock to see that it costs £450 and I think that is a very lot of money because the cooker is not very high in quality.
2 Dooyoo Stars.
Having received this cooker as a present from my in-laws (in order to replace the breaking-but-would-never-quite-die 1980s monstrosity that we had before), I can say that I am thoroughly impressed with this model.
Quite simply, this is an easy-to-use, good value product that is powerful and has everything you need for a basic cooker.
The ceramic top is very easy to wipe clean and comes with four hobs, in two different sizes. They heat up very quickly and when simmering stews, and sauces etc, I find that the lowest settings of 1 or 2 (out of 6) are more than enough, which proves to me the cost and energy efficiency (rated A).
The oven and grill compartments both heat up quickly and there is just enough space for a family roast (although don't expect to get a lot of veggies in if you're cooking a turkey). The shelves are easy to take out and the whole oven compartment cleans up very well, due to the enamel liners. It is also really handy to be able to check on the food without opening the door, thanks to the glass front and light inside.
All in all, I am extremely happy with this product. It provides very good value for a basic oven that cooks efficiently and scrubs up nicely.
Make cooking more enjoyable than ever before with the sleek stainless steel Zanussi ZCV561DX Electric Cooker / ideal for a compact kitchen space! The Zanussi ZCV561DX Electric Cooker has a dynamic single fan oven with a 48 litres capacity and a 26 litre capacity grill / The large cooking capacity, combined with the variable grill and 4 fast ceramic zones in two different sizes let you easily handle different kinds of food products cooking at the same time / The ovens have enamel liners making cleaning up and maintenance easy, and the glass doors allow you to keep an eye on progress! This cooker has various helpful features like the Thermaflow system in the oven that cooks with even temperatures throughout / With its sleek design and equipped with a host of dynamic features, the Zanussi ZCV561DX Electric Cooker is sure to serve any discerning cook long into the future / Type: Freestanding / Fuel Electric / LPG option: no / Hob Ceramic/ Number of elements: 4 elements in 2 different sizes Oven Electric / Number of cavities: 2 / Controls Programmable: no / Timer: no / Digital/LED display: no / Touch controls: no / Retractable dials: no / Hob Griddle: no / Wok burner: no / Warming plate: no / Pan supports Ceramic Elements Ceramic-glass Hob lid No Ovens Heat, 1 x Fan, 1 x Grill Size Main Oven: Medium Second Oven/Grill: Small Capacity Main Oven: 48 litres Second Oven: 26 litres / Energy rating A / Energy consumption 0.76 kWh (Main oven) / Viewing window: yes / (both ovens) / / Interior light / : yes / (both ovens) Ease of cleaning Enamel Liners (both ovens) / Safety Features: Cooling fan Grill Separate Yes Features Variable / Storage drawer: no / Minimum distance required 685 mm / Dimensions: 895 x 495 x 600 mm (H x W x D) /