We purchased a new Belling Stove and on my first introduction to using the stove, I switched each oven on - one at a time and switching one off before turning the other on to get rid of the burn off smell of the new stove. I turned each oven to 160-180 degrees and left them on for 15-20 minutes. When I finished trialing the large right hand oven, I felt the side of the oven wall and to my horror it was so hot I could barley keep my hand on it. Not only was the oven outside wall extremely hot the whole kitchen had become extremely hot. What ...a shock? I have had a St George free standing stove for 30 years and even after 2 hours of cooking the side walls are only slightly warm to touch and there is no excessive heat in the kitchen from the stove. We left a small space between the stove and sides of the kitchen benches, but worry what the excessive heat will do to my new kitchen. The instructions say that people can install a Belling Stove tight between kitchen cupboards with no space needed. WORRIED! These people can not feel the heat on the side of their stove and would not even know it is excessively hot on the outside wall, heating the walls of their kitchen cupboards. I bought a Belling stove because I wanted to buy a great product that worked well and would last for many years. The front looks great, cook top works, 3 ovens good idea, only the structure and outside skin of the stove resembles a biscuit tin with poor to no proper insulation. The ovens are not usable if after cooking for only 15-20 minutes the sides are excessively hot, so hot in fact that a child would burn their fingers. TAKE MY STOVE BACK!
Worked well for a few years
I bought this oven 3 years ago and has worked very well. It heated fairly quickly and looks sleek and nice. A few months ago the oven started to heat really slowly and cooking and baking had to be planned a while before starting (to get it to heat up). At first it was good but it just cannot last.
Never ever again
Positives? Looks sleek. Top heats quickly. But... Years of ringing, two cassettes changed in the hob and still I have intermittent problems. Staff at the warranty centre are pleasant and try to help but the product is not up to scratch. Electronics seem flawed as it won't turn on, alarms and lights activate after use, won't respond to you have. Trouble from day one. The shelf racks in the smaller oven are difficult to get in an out to clean. The racks are good in the long oven. The door on the long oven is touchy and does not close consiste...ntly. It slip open at the top magnetic catch. Endless adjustments and it still slips open slightly. The ovens are narrow and do not hold some standard roasters and biscuit trays. Overall it is not a good product. I have given up on it, will persevere until the nextajor problem and then send it where it belongs... The metal recyclers.
After 2 years and several repairs - a lemon
We first bought the oven in Dec 2015 and, when it is working, it was great. However, during this time each oven has 'died', and in the largest oven on the right-hand side has needed repair twice. Parts are also an issue - often have to wait eight weeks for a part to arrive from OS. If the next repair does not fix issues it looks like it will be time to evoke consumer guarantee rights under the Australian Consumer Law and ask for a refund or replacement for this unit from Harvey Norman. It is disappointing that our previous 'cheap' ovens have been more reliable and consistent than this purchase.
I chose this cooker because it is dual fuel. Other factors that influenced this purchase after looking at many other similar size cookers were:- The grill shelf and the left hand oven shelves are on glides improving access to cooking food, and therefore safety in handling hot trays. The shelves in the tall right hand oven are not on glides but they slid smoothly nevertheless. In comparison,the wire shelves in all the other cookers I looked at grated and grabbed the shelf supports,which meant there was more chance of spilling hot food because th...e shelf had needed more force to slide it a quarter way out. The grill and left oven are very efficient and cook well. You can cook quickly on the grill around mark 4 to 5 and you get virtually no spatter. I find the right hand oven harder to cook with if roasting as the larger volume is harder to keep consistently hot. The gas hob is great apart from the work burner. This just doesn't provide enough heat for stir frying. For some reason some of the hob controls, especially those for the grill, are intermittently easy or stiff to turn. I haven't had these looked at because Murphy's law will spring into effect the moment I do so, and they will operate flawlessly. The hob has retained it's new look even after four years. I wash the trivets and burners in hot soapy water. Then I wet the top to soften dried on spillages, and wipe to remove. I rub over again with neat shower power, wipe and rinse,and then buff with newspaper. Hey Presto!
This is a great product
Yes its perfect my sister bought this product and recommended to me I wasn't shore but when I purchased the product and I try it is worth it
Yes I'm more than happy thank you for offering such good price and best quality together
You are simply the best
- Verified purchase
Woeful Customer Service!!
Bought the oven 3 years ago to be centrepiece of our brand new and very expensive kitchen. While oven has performed well a couple of issues recently arose. We noticed rust around the outside skin of the bottom left oven door. The rust was on the inside between the inside panel and the outside skin. Secondly, the floor of the oven developed some "pitting" which went through the enamel floor. I forwarded pictures to Glen Dimplex for assistance. No response for 7 weeks!! This was despite me following up 3 times looking for something - anyth...ing. Eventually, after it became obvious I wasn't simply going to let this lie, I was forwarded an extract from the manager's meeting indicating that the rust was due to build up of cleaning product in the door and that the pitting was due to us chipping the interior floor of the oven. This assessment was made without any physical inspection, and was incorrect. I followed up with another polite email seeking a review of their decision and again received no response - not even an indication that my email had been received. After 2 weeks I rang again, and was placed on hold while the relevant manager was located. The response was simply that they still believed the causes were as stated in first response and they would not consider any action. No apology for their non-response and certainly no physical inspection to be arranged. I was however offered a discount on a new door skin - still waiting for that to be advised. This is the worst example of customer service and customer management I have experienced. To simply remain silent on a customer issue and not respond - not even acknowledge receipt of emails - is the most frustrating way for a customer to be treated. Add to this the high and lofty attitude of management to make an uninformed verdict on the issue was insult after injury. The assessment that somehow we had chipped away at the oven floor is ridiculous. We are in our late 50's and have great pride in our renovated kitchen. To assess that somehow I get down on hands and knees to furtively chip away at the oven floor is simply ridiculous. Neither do we drop or bang things onto the oven floor. I will never purchase another Belling product, neither will I buy or recommend to anyone any of the products managed by Glen Dimplex as their customer service attitude is deplorable.
I am so happy to use this for cooking. It is so convenient! It is has a amazing work! I really recommend it cause it is so awesome! The function is so nice and easy to use! I love this so much! Oh I really like this! I really like the appearance, it is so cool! How beautiful it is
Great product IMO. Basic tech, but reliable, well made and easy to maintain.
Not sure what the bad reviews would be talking about, haven't experienced any consistent manufacturing issues. They are expensive but have a value range available if you don't want the ultra chunky look.
Great cooking tool and easy to clean.
- Richmond BR900DFCRNG/LP (Cream)
- Verified purchase
We have had four Belling 900's. Apart from one which needed a stronger magnet on the right hand door, we have not had a problem and have cooked whatever we needed. Fantastic ovens, cooktop and results. We purchased all four from Harvey Norman Moss Vale and the service has been great. Highly recommend Belling.
Incidentally, our first free standing oven was a Falcon which only had two ovens with the right hand oven too narrow.
Fairly standard oven
Had this put in when I built a new house, fairly standard oven I wouldn't rave about it but at the same time have no real complaints, its fairly roomy and has fairly good heat, haven't had any of the problems noted in other reviews but then again I don't use it a whole lot. Overall if you can get it for a reasonable price id certainly recommend
Don't waste your money.
I feel your pain. Long oven was door not shutting . I got mailed the new magnets as well. Still didn't fix the problem. Then sent out a brace for the inside of the door. Knobs peeling, rust has occurred on the bottom of the door skin. The middle hob works when it wants to. The paint finish is coming off the top of the stove top. We purchased an extended warranty and the hob is covered, but I was informed it had to defective all the time before it can be repaired. The rust and paint peeling we were told is cosmetic and therefore not covered.
Great product! Heats up really quickly and cooks the food perfectly. Looks very nice in the kitchen and has such a nice finish to it. Doesn't fool you with the cooking time or the temperature it cooks exactly how you like it! Easy to navigate and some storing space. Would recommend!
Main part of the kitchen
OMG what a fabulous oven I love the fact that I am able to cook separately at different temperatures, this oven is easy to use and the company is fantastic to deal with just wondering how I'm going to take it with me if we ever decide to move!! Plenty of room in both ovens and the grill is decent as well with the added bonus of being able to use that as a small oven as well.
It easy to use and easy to clean it. Very comfortable use it to cook food. Much better than my last one. Enjoy use it to bakery food! It also good to cook meat and try something new! Love love love love love love this one one one one one
BEST EVER OVEN I HAVE BROUGHT
I have wanted this oven for a few years now and we purchased a 12 year old home and decided to put in my dream oven. I now have 3 ovens in one or 2 and a griller (this can be an oven as well)
My favourite features are you can heat up one oven in 5 mins the tall long oven on the right has four shelves it is the one I would use the most. The main oven at the bottom heats up so fast and cooks your food to perfection.I love this oven and if I ever move again I will be buying another one. Everything I have cooked so far has been excellent
I am in my sixties, so I have used a few ovens over my life but this is by far the best ever
Last thing I brought the Red one it gave my cream kitchen the WOW factor.
Excellent Range Oven.
We have had the Belling Range oven for just over a year and it is great. The three oven options let us cook a variety of food at the same time and with five gas cookers, including a hot plate, on the stove top, we are spoilt for choice!
We are very happy with our Belling & it really adds to our kitchen aesthetically as well.
Had an induction top repair new part $800 plus labour. Have been pleading for a report so I can claim from my insurance. Keep getting passed from Belling approved repairer to Belling and back! Really bad service! i gave up!!! I own 2 Belling one induction one gass I love both but I will think twice if I ever have to replace any of them! Parts are expencive.
With 3 ovens I can host a dinner party and still be part of the larty
Yes very happy
My very favourite features are the fact that I CAN host
a large dinner party and not have to be in the kitchen for most of the time so can enjoy my guests
The versatile oven grill a special bonus as is the fact I can warm plates at the same time
Excellent cooking performance
Catering for a large dinner was so easy, main oven was able to cook two roasts plus a tray of vegetables.
Then the multi function oven took care of the fish entree while the roasts were cooking, then took over for the deserts.
Meant we could be with our guests instead of being in the kitchen all the time
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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