Hi Team Workshop,
My cheapie Bellini 60cm wide built in oven borked itself last night - lots of sparks and noise, it looks like the centre element at the back (where the fan is) has cooked itself.
I’m not sure I want to repair it, because it’s only been in use for 3 years, and if this is an example of component longevity, then it’s not worth buying the same thing again.
I’m a proficient cook who can make the oven do what I want to do, I don’t multi-function everything. It has to be 60cm wide, because that’s the cupboard it’s going in, and I don’t need wider because I cook for me, and three others max. And I prefer manual knob controls, not touch.
Anyone got some brands they’d like to throw in the mix for the replacement? I’m currently looking at Chef, Westinghouse and Omega. I know Bunnos sells Blanco, but they’ve got some horrible reviews.
Have at it. All opinions and thoughts welcome, cheers Deb
Love my smeg oven. Had it about 15 years now. Recently replaced the back element but otherwise no issues.