3 SEVERIN TO 2036 (28-LITRE)
$249, from Tangs
EASE OF USE Setting the timer was easy. However, the temperature dial was marked at 100, 150, 200 and 230 deg C, but at odd intervals in between, making it hard to set precise temperatures like 165 deg C. There was also no light to indicate when the oven had reached the desired temperature. GRILLING Chicken fillets came out the driest of all but had a slightly crusty exterior that I liked. BAKING Each muffin had a nice mound and was evenly browned. The slightly crispy crust gave way to an inside that was moist and fluffy. TOASTING Place bread nearer to the oven door to avoid charring, as heating is more intense towards the back. VERDICT A no-frills oven with basic functions. It bakes better than it toasts and grills.