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I have had this for a few years, I did not buy it was already installed and I know why the previous occupants wanted to leave it. It was nearly brand new when I moved in so I have had no need to change it.
Lets be clear it works, it has never not worked.
The better features are the fact you can remove the door for cleaning and the grill is ok.
The not so good is as you can see on the photo the fan is placed to one side which I guess is the reason that the temp differs around the oven so nearer the fan you get burnt food and away from the fan food is undercooked. Opening the door and turning roasting trays is not something I want to do every 15 minutes.
The quality of the fascia is however the worst feature and drives me crazy. The stainless steel is not so stainless. It is more of a mottled effect no matter how you try and clean it. I have not used abrasive cleaners and have scoured the web for best ways to clean stainless and no matter which method I have used the results are the same.
If I could justify the expense of changing this oven I would. A part of me hopes it packs up so I have that excuse!
We had this oven fitted in our kitchen when we moved into it 7 months ago, it was brand new when we started renting the flat, and since then we've had a few problems with it. For starters, after just a couple of months, the timer buttoms on the front fell out, and although they're easy to fit back in, its not a good sign! As well as this, the door on the front dropped by about an inch on one side, which means when it cooks the smoke can escape through a small gap!! For an oven which is £340, I don't think this is something which is good!!!
It gets very very smokey despite been correctly cleaned every week, which i think is a problem with the fan. One good thing, is that when we approached Zanussi about the problems they were happy to come out very quickly to service the oven, but to be fair it shouldnt have the problems in the first place!
The oven is very easy to use, the timer is a simple and efficent system of just pressing a simple button and adding or minusing the minutes to cook for, and two dials one to determine temperature and one for the type of cooking (grill/fan oven etc). Its easy to clean even though it does need cleaning normally twice a week to stop it getting too smokey!!
The oven is very "pretty" and good looking, its brushed stainless steel which looks fantastic and is easy to maintain, and the oven space itself is plenty big enough for your everyday needs...it has two "shelves" inside which will fit one baking tray on each, or two small trays. Which is usually plenty big enough for the average home!!! :-D
Despite this though, I suggest looking for another oven rather than this one!! I wouldn't recommend it to anybody.
The Zanussi ZBF560X Electric Single Oven is a self-clean oven, with a capacity of 1.87 cubic feet / Short name: Zanussi ZBF560X