Love this oven
Easy to use; quick heating; plenty of preset options and easy to set custom settings; even baking at all oven levels using fan bake. Absolutely no complaints and would recommend as a non expensive all rounder without the bells and whistles of steam cooking etc.
Quiet, but worst designed oven, uneven cooking hard to clean.
Good little oven because It is soooo quiet. Preheats quickly and bakes ok. Trays are good size and clean easily. Oven gets VERY steamy and sometimes there is water dripping from the bottom shelf into the door hinge after the cook. The dial does not behave most times -- gets jammed and it is hard to move it to change temperature or time. Baking is usually uneven for cookies on the trays or cakes....one side gets cooked more. The on/off button is extremely sensitive and when I am cooking at the stove above the oven, oven turns on by my clothing...or movements. Oven seems to steam up a lot when cooking roast vegetables especially Pumpkin. You really have to be extremely careful to not get steam burned when opening the door of the oven. Allow the steam to pour out before sticking your face closer to see items in oven. It asks to be eco cleaned too often. For that you have to take out the side rails which is tedious and very hard. To fit rails back is real pain and impossible to do even after multiple attempts. Even electrician who installed struggled and even scratched surface trying. Hate eco cleaning which oven requests almost monthly. Worst design. Would NOT recommend.
Purchased in April 2017 for $1,700.00.
Very Good So Far
Did recent kitchen renovation so farewelled 37 year old oven (still in good working order!)
However am enjoying fast heating of this new oven, though told not to expect same lifespan as old one. Would prefer 2 racks to be supplied rather than only one. Seems easy to clean, though access to top surface above griller would be impossible to do. Pity it wasn't hinged to drop down as some other brands do.
Great oven although a bit slow at top/bottom heating mode
Great product overall. Working well and nicely designed. The only thing which could have been better is the power at the top/bottom heating mode - it's way lower than one at 4D mode. So it takes longer to cook same meals. It also beeps a bit too loudly when finishes the program. Otherwise excellent oven.
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Not as advertised. Doesn't have door lock feature!
I bought this model specifically for its door lock feature as I have young kid. However, the oven does not have the Door lock feature as advertised in The Bosch Kitchen Appliances Catalogue - June 2018 edition (http://v3au.zone-secure.net/drive/5424/815432/#page=84). This model can only lock the control panel, not door and control! False advertising!
If I activate the Childproof lock, only the control panel is locked, the door can still be opened. When I go to Basic Setting, the 'Childproof Lock' option, where I'm supposed to be able to choo...se between Control only or Door & Control Lock is not there. I can only see 13 options as opposed to 14 in the manual. I have tried to contact Bosch's customer support via phone and email several times but all I got is 'if you can't see it in the settings, then it's not available on this model'. They're not willing to check further with product demonstrator, or the technical division, or even apologise!
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Great Oven, easy to use and full of programs.
I recommend this oven. Very quiet, and my favorite feature is the quick heating, it heats so fast it's unreal.
The oven is quiet and well constructed. The soft close door is fantastic.
My unit came with the rotary dial full of gunk and dust, I could not rotate the dial I had to use a crazy pressure to rotate it, after calling Bosch they advised me to clean the dial.
Great value & easy to use
Used my new oven this week - cooked beautifully, and the independent timer worked well too. At first glance, dials, etc. looked confusing, but if you're like me and not particularly interested in the many included cooking programs, and just want to use as a regular oven, it's not difficult to use at all. Just turn oven on, select fan-forced, dial your temperature, then press start. It doesn't come with a useful telescopic shelf, but I can order that separately (1 or 2 shelf) RRP from $149, which still makes the appliance good value.
Good oven, but controls are a bit confusing
I've had this oven for about 6 months now, and Im happy with how it cooks my food. It heats evenly, and there are a few different types of heating functions available. The controls can be a little confusing, and don't seem completely intuitive when changing the settings during cooking. For example, I've tried to change the heating method mid way through cooking, from top/bottom heating to the super charged heating setting, and even though i followed the instructions on the LED display, it didn't seem to change to the new cooking function. I had...to attempt to change the setting a few times before the oven changed over to a different cooking setting. However, all my previous ovens have been controlled using analogue dial buttons. This is my first where all the controls are electronic, so it might be a matter of getting use to newer technology. Overall, Im happy with the purchase, and would consider purchasing Bosch again.
Professional kitchenware, overwhelming technology but easy to use
This Bosch oven was an upgrade and has surprised us with all the high tech features and technology. It's so incredibly thorough in the little things that Bosch has thought of; from childproof locks on the doors, a way to tell if the oven is preheating or at it's optimal temperature, a way to cook for a certain amount of time and many different ways to cook. It feels like a professional oven in that there are many cooking options from slices, cakes, pizzas, meat, reheating, etc. I was and am still quite overwhelmed with what to use; but we tend to stick with a couple of features. Overall happy with the purchase and great value for money.
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Really happy with my two new ovens. They sit side by side in my kitchen and are fantastic! They heat-up very quickly and cook brilliantly. We were lucky to have a cash back offer on both ovens so they were really well priced. The only draw back was that I had to read the manual in order to work out how to use them - it was not an intuitive process. You also need to press the start button in order to change the settings - very much like hitting the enter key on a computer. But, overall, I am very happy. I think that these issues are minor as ovens these days are so much more sophisticated. I would have preferred to give a 4.5 out of 5 as I see this as a minor issue.
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Great value especially with cashback
Definitely a step up from the F&P, Chef etc. ovens. We bought the Bosch Series 8 as it was really great value with the $200 cashback. It is made in Germany, unlike the cheaper Bosch unit (around $700) which I am told, is made in Greece. Easy to use buttons, heats evenly and most importantly, looks good. Can't go wrong.
We didn't need a new oven but when we came across this one we just needed to upgrade. We love it, no regrets. It cooks great and it is nice and quiet, We really like the rapid pre-heat and the four way cooking style. Our last oven, was still working great but it took a long time to pre-heat and the cooking time was a lot longer too.
cash back still waiting
We are very happy with our Bosch appliance they are great looking and cooks very well, we bought double ovens and 8 and 6 series and 8 series induction cook top. our only issue was the cash back offer, still after 2 months no eftpos card which on their web site said was dispatched. i have sent 3 contact forms and not even a reply from them, this obviously would factor in buying any bosch products again as not to sure what customer support would be like.. and then intern resorts to social media and reviews like this which can only hurt companies.
Great Modern Oven
After buying a F & P 'touch and slide' hobb I wanted an oven with no knobs and a similar cool/modern way to interact with it. The Bosch series 8 stood out as having a really unique 'user interface' with touch options and spinning ring for temp and other selections. In addition it looked to have a solid build quality.
Initial impressions after only cooking a few meals - the Pizza function is superb! Some relearning of old temp settings is needed (I didn't get a great surface brown on pasta bake as I used 'top and bottom' setting with temp too...low), but am continuing to experiment. In general - even if I'm choosing the wrong mode and/or temp the oven's vastly better temp stability is making meals even *look* better than results from my old oven (e.g Pizza top beautifully golden and I can taste the individual flavours whereas my old oven tended to burn the crust and muddy the flavours). Some further notes: - 4D hot air (i.e fan bake) is amazingly quiet - extremely well insulated, so need to adjust *down* temps from previous/older ovens - options/ temp setting via finger spinning ring really nice way set up cooking
Questions & Answers
I just have a few questions about the HBG633BS1A oven.
1) Can the ecoclean liner on the back wall be replaced? If it can be replaced, does Bosch sell the replacement liner?
2) Can the oven light on this oven be replaced? Is it easy to replace it?
Bosch H.Bosch Home Appliances
Thanks for your question regarding your Bosch HBG633BS1A Oven.
Yes, both the back wall panel and light globe can be replaced.
Please contact us direct on 1300 369 744 to discuss further.
Regards, Bosch Home Australia.
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