Unreliable appliance, absent customer service.
I've had this oven 4 years. In that time, the rear right hand element stopped working, smell of electrical burning, oven racks distorted and the ceramic top is discoloured despite proper care. Best of all, when company was emailed I received no response. Very disheartening as I thought I was getting a quality British built product and the price isn't exactly cheap.
Purchased in March 2015.
Junk - don’t waste your money
We purchased our Belling Stive about 12 months ago. We like the look, it went well in our home. That’s where our positive impressions end. It’s junk!
Poorly made, poorly designed. Nothing fits together properly, sliding drawers / shelves keep failing, burners light one day but not the next. Everything about it feels cheap and nasty. It’s like paying for an exotic sports car and receiving a cheap Chinese runabout!
Save your money. Don’t buy Belling. Cheap and nasty crap!
Worst experience with Belling oven 90cm
I am very much disappointment with this product. I bought it 3 years ago. I had some difficulties with the stove. It showed some error. It was within the product care. The electrician attended and stated he cannot fix it. The company do not product the spare parts. The product care company gave me the value of oven. I looked the price at Harvey Norman. It is doubled. I cannot afford it that much now. The product care company that they will replace it the appliance with no extra cost. Now, they changed their statement. They agreed to give me som...e credit and I have to pay what ever on the total price. It is unfair. I trusted on Belling company and I thought it would run longer than three years. I will not advise others to buy the Belling product as it is expensive and expensive to replace it. I am stuck now and do not have money to buy new one. I am surprise the company cannot replace the spare parts. I thought the product care would replace the product with no extra cost. Disappointed.
If you want to form a new friendship with your repair guy then this is the oven for you.
I have had nothing but continual issues with this oven in the 18 months that I have had it. First the door wouldn't close properly and heat was escaping. The door was replaced. Then the rusting started. Now every couple of weeks I find new rust spots. It is actually beyond a joke now. And the service department have closed off claims without actioning them!!! So I submit a claim and hear nothing and then call them after patiently waiting and the girl at the end of the line tells that the claims been closed off. No repairs done. Just closed. I a...m now trying to get the oven returned as after 18 months I no longer have any faith in the product and I shouldn't have to be submitting warranty claims for rusting on an expensive 18 month old often every few weeks. And who knows for how long I will continue to find new rust. And that is proving just as hard as apparently no-one at Belling is able to be reached or make a decision. My best advice is stay away from the products as the quality and service just is not acceptable for the price of the product.
Purchased in September 2017 for $4,000.00.
Best oven I have ever owned , just love everything about it ,size , heating times . The only thing after 12 solid years of hard work the timer has gone so soft you can hardly hear it
Cooks nicely and looks good
Brought the older style to match our house. It was on sale like around 40% off so got a good price and it came with gift cards as a promo. After we brought it someone told us we would regret it because they are unreliable BUT 8 mths on and happy to say the opposite. It's a bit fast/hot but cooks things the best out of any oven I've owned. It's been easy to clean and I like the 3 different sized sections, they are fantastic. Nil problems at this stage.
- Richmond BR900DFCNG/LP (Black)
- Verified purchase
Worst oven ever!!!
I decided to replace my 10 year old oven with what looked like the perfect oven, the Belling Richmond 900DFT. The oven was so hot that it melted the side cabinets next to it. A very unsatisfied customer, buyer beware. It’s a dodgy piece of eyesore that’s destroying my kitchen.
i'm actually pretty happy with this
got it a few days back via express delivery. haven't had a chance to try it yet so i will leave a more detailed review when i do try it later. heard really good reviews on this before so i'm actually pretty excited to give it a go. maybe it could be the best oven ever lol...
the best dont know why they stopped it
is is the best oven I’ve owned - and that’s a few! I mostly use the small bottom oven. It cooks pork belly so well. The grill is great and the long oven is great for quiches and cakes etc. it look kills and very luxurious
i am very very pleased
Easy to use and set up highly recommend it it heats up quickly and easy to use sleek design affordable cooks food evenly takes time to heat up when grilling would recommend doesn’t use much power. The front glass door gets hot and wouldn’t recommend using it around kids they might burn them selves on the glass
This free standing oven is amazing. We purchased it in our new home as we have an open kitchen. Not only does it look stylish ( we think its the best visual out of them all ) But the food comes out with perfection. Very easy to use. Very basic manual and also has great reviews and comes highly recommended. I have an acquaintance that has also bought this after having a sophisticated dinner at mine. Heats up really quickly! No complaints as yet!
I love this oven!
This is the best oven I’ve owned - and that’s a few! I mostly use the small bottom oven. It cooks pork belly so well. The grill is great and the long oven is great for quiches and cakes etc. it’s also lovely to look at. The black works really well with my granite benctops.
I’m in love with my oven
This is the best ever
I’m enjoying cooking making cakes and bbq
The top of stove is gas and oven is electrical
Three different oven sizes give you chances to cook three different meals in same time specially when you have party ahead
It’s stainless and easy to clean it
Serious safety issues
Purchased a property with this oven already installed as part of a 56k kitchen makeover which is lovely, however the oven is appalling , 1.oven sides overheat 2.doors have warped because the door magnets aren't strong enough to support the door close. 3. heat escapes above the warped door which has caused knobs to perish ,4. fans seize up and stop the oven from heating up and all this has been observed within a 12 month period. Today I have written to Belling via their online form for someone to come and look at this oven . A 2 year warranty ...for an oven costing over 5k is shocking and the amount of people experiencing the same faults over and over again should warrant a recall. I will be taking this further (https://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/) if a satisfactory resolution from Belling is not forthcoming. Will keep you posted on the outcome ! Update to this situation. Belling contacted me , shortly after this complaint was made arranged an inspection of the oven , the repairman Identified each of the problems l had mentioned and assessed that the problems were NOT connected to incorrect installation or user misuse. The repairman ordered in a new fan , dials and magnets for the door . The oven was fixed within one week free of charge ! The one thing that l will say is that once the faults were acknowledged the company acted in good faith to resolve the issues .It may be that this particular model is not the best representation of Bellings products however the swift action taken to address my complaint had restored my confidence in how important Belling take the aftersales of the product . Thank you Belling very happy that this has been resolved .
love this oven it cooks my fish perfectly and is very quick. Not loud at all and my food somehow taste better after. My favourite features are the buttons and the heat. Perfect size and perfect colour for my kitchen as well. Would definitely recommend to my mum and dad its perfect.
I love this oven it cooks my chicken perfectly and is very quick. Not loud at all and my food somehow taste better after. My favourite features are the buttons and the heat. Perfect size and perfect colour for my kitchen as well. Would definitely recommend to my friends. Love
Fast heating speed. I cooked the whole chicken for only 40 min. This is good.I am happy with the way your food is cooked.This is really fascinating for the cook lovers. We don not need microwave, we only need oven. Oven is better than the microwave. Please save cash for this product.
wow what can i say
The fiery dark depths of eternal damnation be upon us. This oven is overwhelmingly and positively hot as pancakes. You know what, its hotter than the bottom of my laptop. This oven is hotly recommended, no words can describe the heat of my passion for this product. Please buy it.
Controls are straightforward, temperature exactly as per settings as I have used a thermometer to test accuracy. We are very happy with the way it cooks, the space in the cooking areas and the access to the oven area. There really is very little extra that we would want from an oven as it has all the features we desire
amazing at cooking and easy to clean. If you're looking for a good thing to use just look at this one because I've never been so happy before. You pay for quality, heats quickly. Cooks well and consistently, has great functions. would definitely recommend purchasing one of these. Pricey but worth while.
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Questions & Answers
there is a vent on the rear of the oven for the bottom left hand side oven, can anyone tell me what it is for as this is a direct tube from outside to inside??
according to our tech team this is for ventilation
hi mark, no issues at all, but if you ever feel unsure please give our customer care team a call on 1800 444 357 and we can assist :)
Hi there when I have a frying pan on the stove top the oil or butter goes to the back of the pan can the legs at the front be adjusted to level the stove top please???
Please give us a call on 1800 444 357 so we can assist :)
My oven door on the right won’t stay shut when in use. It seems to be a magnet issue. Is there a fix for this please
Hi lindsay. Unfortunately you will need to put in a service request. They replaced my door when i had the same issue. I no longer have the belling had it refunded after 18 months due to all the faults it had. Start checking for rust bubbles now too. Good luck
sorry to hear, please give us a call on 1800 444 357 so we can discuss :)
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