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We purchased this oven just over a year ago - at the time we were tight on money so I had to go for the cheapest electric oven on the market - and I must say its been a revelation! Normally I would look for an oven with a separate top oven / grill, but lack of budget made that impossible - and I have been amazed by how great this Beko oven is. Amazing value for money.
What you lose out on in having a separate second oven and grill you more than make up with the size of this oven - It's huge! It comes with 2 metals shelves - making a refreshing change from previous ovens where I have had to purchase extra. In addition to that the grill pan is not designed just to sit on one of the shelves, but actually slots in and is essentially a third shelf, as a result, the grill pan is also huge as it is the full width of the oven.
The hob and the oven are very easy to clean - I have not had to clean the oven with any noxious chemicals - just wipe it down and the occasional bit of elbow grease. The ceramic hob is indestructible too, I am not a massive fan of ceramic because in the past (and previous oven cost more than £500) they have marked very easily - and always seems to take a lot of elbow grease to bring back to a good shine. The Beko does mark if you boil over, but it cleans much easier. In a blonde moment, I once left a wooden spoon on a hot hob without realising - the spoon burnt to a cinder, the house filled with smoke, but not a mark on the ceramic hob!
There's a useful storage compartment under the oven - a real bonus and a great place to hide all my baking trays and free up much needed cupboard space.
The fan oven is quick to heat up and quiet - we eat in the kitchen and if I've put a pudding in to heat, we can sit in the kitchen and eat our meal without noticing - our last oven made a steady hum, but this one you wouldn't know it was on. Its got an oven light which is bright and its great for watching cakes rising - our last way more expensive oven didn't have this and I wouldn't do without it now.
Downsides - a couple of niggles really. Before I bought this I was worried about not having a second top oven/grill - and having to open the door to grill - I have to say it has not been an issue at all. You only have to open the door a small amount for the grill mode, and it doesn't get in the way at all. I also found at Christmas that as the main oven was so big, I had no need for the smaller oven - and also less fussing about 2 ovens which don't seem to keep temperature (this one does!)
Only other downside is the temperature dial - it only shows the big numbers e.g 50, 100, 150, 200 etc - and doesn't break down to 170, 180 etc. This concerned me to begin with, but to be honest i have got used to it, and it doesn't seem to have had any impact on my baking.
The attractive silver Beko BSC630S Electric Cooker brings efficient performance to your kitchen! Keep things cooking! With a generous capacity fan oven, you have plenty of room for whatever you're cooking, from the humble jacket potato to a full roast dinner for the whole family / You can even cut down on the time you spend cleaning it as the oven boasts an easy-clean enamel coating / There's also a variable grill, so you have lots of cooking options! There are also four ceramic hobs which provide ample space for your pots and pans, allowing you to whip up a feast with ease / Kitchen-friendly The BSC630S will also fit into spaces only 60cm wide and helps you to save energy / It is A rated for energy efficiency, meaning it'll be kind on your bills! Bring home great cooking with the Beko BSC630S Electric Cooker ! Overview Type Freestanding Fuel Electric Hob Ceramic Number of elements 4 Oven Electric Number of cavities 1 Controls Programmable No Timer No Hob Elements Ceramic Hob lid No Ovens Heat Fan Size Large Capacity 65 litres Energy rating A Energy consumption 0.79kWh Viewing window Yes Interior light Yes Ease of cleaning Easy clean enamel Grill Separate No Features Variable grill Other information Storage drawer No Bar handles No Minimum distance required 600mm Dimensions Height x width x depth: 900 x 600 x 600mm / Short name: Beko BSC630S