Easy to use and works well
We purchased our Ilve oven from Winning Appliances online on a Friday lunchtime and it was delivered Monday to the south coast NSW. We mainly use the bake oven function which is a non fan forced setting that gives even baking and better results than our old Bosch fan forced oven. This setting works well with everything from roasts to cakes and biscuits. I have tried the fan force full and half grill functions which work well. I haven't tried all the functions as yet. I initially had some concerns about whether the temp of oven was correct as...something I cooked on a fan function didn't seem to cook through in a timely way. Ilve was great with a quick response and offering a service - but I think I chose the wrong function and oven rack position. I decided to test the oven temperature myself by purchasing a cake mix and cooking at the recommended time and temp. The oven cooked it perfectly and evenly in the correct time. The oven takes a few minutes to preheat. The rack positions are important and the manual explains what position to put various dishes and recommends the best functions. At the end of cooking it blows out the hot air through vents to cool down the oven. It is a very attractive oven and the build quality seems excellent. My only suggestion would be to include more types of recipes in the manual. We were able to get free promotional items included with our purchase but haven't yet recieved the items from Ilve.
Purchased in May 2021 at Winning Appliances NSW, Taren Point for $2,021.00.
Ilve delivers on all their promises -Wonderful Oven
We were mid-reno to another room when the stove actually blew up. It was a Blanco 600 with 16 years of service so replacement was essential. As I had chosen an Ilve oven in a previous home that was top of my research. We looked at all other options, eventually settling on IlVE SPYKYI (Pyrolytic). We decided on the self-cleaning oven as we bake a lot - our days of being able to scour and scrub appliances are long gone. We bought online but had the old one removed by Service Today who upgraded our fusebox (again, an overdue process). Despite loc...kdown, the delivery and installation happened without a hitch. We tested it out on a batch of quick muffins, then 2 loaves of rye bread cooking at once. Wow, the difference a good oven makes! The Ilve has an intuitive time, clock function and is quiet. Settings include a door lock (pyro and non-pyro) to protect kids and the door is cool to touch when on. You can set the buzzer to levels of sound to suit yourself. There is an eco-bake function. Baking can be either automatic or manual, there's a defrost setting and so many useful functions, but all quite easy to set and wrap your head around. Design wise - it is sleek and stylish but now, alas, it makes my cooktop and range-hood look shabby. Initially, had bought our first Ilve on the recommendation of the Clive Peeters staff (taking our cooking habits into consideration) and I applied their wisdom to appliances online who were excellent, discounting on the spot. Excellent customer service there too. Ordered late afternoon and it was delivered next morning. Note also that we were stuck with having a 600 or replace our granite bench-tops but were pleasantly surprised at the bigger internal space than our clunky old oven (good for its day). Does cakes, pastries, roast pork crackling and florentines so evenly that this is now my favourite appliance. The seamless process made us very happy. (Oh and there was a special promotion - extra rack plus baking dish which I needed to apply for. Did that straight away. Note that this does not come in the box. UPDATE: Now it is mid December and has not turned up yet.)
Purchased in September 2020 for $1,999.00.
Questions & Answers
I love this new oven but am having a problem with the temperatures. I was slow roasting a shoulder of lamb on 160 degrees C for just over 3 hours, the lamb should have been fall apart tender but it wasn't cooked through. I had it on the Convection Bake setting. Folks at Ilve can you help please?
Are you sure that you didn't knock the timer to a point where it turned the oven off prematurely? That happened to me once. The knobs are very responsive and easy to reset. Oven cooled down and my chicken didn't cook through.
Hi thanks so much for your response! I didn't knock (or use) the timer because the solid red light indicating oven fully preheated was on throughout. The lamb had foil over the baking dish could that affect it esp on convection bake? Also I didn't remove the big baking pan that came with oven from the bottom position and I used the shelf just above (position 2). Could that affect it? Lots to learn about the new oven!
Linda, can I please ask you to contact us at email@example.com with a copy of the issue and your phone number and we'll contact you with some hints and tips. ILVE Customer Care
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|Dimensions||594 x 594 x 556 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Stainless Steel|
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