Miele exploding oven door forced us to purchase a new oven - so, so happy with our new Siemens
The oven has many highlights. Love how quickly the oven preheats. Food is heated and cooked evenly. The design of the oven fits in perfectly with the appliances around it. It is easy to keep clean.
Purchased in May 2019 at Winnings, Crows Nest, NSW.
Cooks well but difficult to remove door panels for cleaning.
The oven works very well cooks to perfection, controls are easy to use the 4D mode is excellent. A few crumbs have fallen between the door panels and we are finding it impossible to remove the door panels to clean. We followed the instructions in the book but still cannot remove the panels.
High quality oven with Pyrolitic cleaning and 5 year warranty
Owned this oven now for two years. Cosmetically very modern and high quality appeal. Has worked flawlessly with no issues. Good range of heating/cooking options. The 4D hot air mode is a good all-rounder. Oven heats up very quickly. Cooking is even. The automatic cleaning is heaven, particularly after cooking a splattery, oily roast. Jif works well on the enamelled trays for any stains left behind. Soft close door is good. Improvements (Siemens, do you read these reviews?) include: buttons could be larger and more precise; round dial is OK but ...sometimes feels a bit wobbly; and timer works fine but I reckon usability could be improved. OK once you've worked it out, but one way is countdown timer to alarm and then switches oven off/the other way is countdown timer to alarm and NO oven switch off. The timer increments are different for both which can be confusing and fiddly. I have the oven installed at below-bench level because it was a retrofit. In a new kitchen I would definitely install it more towards eye-level as I think it would be easier to use and read the screen (probably like most other new ovens with a digital screen). Have not needed warranty support thankfully so I can't comment on Siemens service support. However the 5 year warranty is very reassuring. I had to deal with Miele for a dryer repair just after the 2 year warranty expired and that was not pleasant. Based on my experience I would definitely buy another Siemens oven.
Very disappointed in the cleanliness
I gave a 3 review only due to the ovens I purchased cook well. I purchased HB 673GOS1A and HR 676G8S2A My issue is the inside of both ovens mark , it is almost impossible to remove the marks. The self cleaning function is noisy has a very strong odour and does not clean. I have taken care when using the oven lining the trays yet it still comes out with marks. I have brought cleaners suggested by the Siemens representative when attending a cooking demonstration , unfortunately they did not help. My trays look like they are old yet only installed in December 2017. I would appreciate if I could be given a contact to take this further.
Recently we remodelled our kitchen and chose Siemens appliances . I brought the pigeon pair oven and also the combination steam oven. I am in love with both. This review is for the oven model listed above. The best feature in my opinion is the self clean option. This is the first oven I have owned with this feature and I have to say that I am now spoilt for life. The double glass doors mean no more scorched fingers or radiant heat loss into the kitchen area. Great in summer. There are 13 heat selections to choose from which means perfect food every time. Ultra sleek design. Easy to use. Heats up super quick
Cooks very well and fast
We bought this oven for pyro function but have yet to use it. Also got it since t's made in Germany and has a 5 year warranty. Compared to the one we had in our old apartment, this one is much much better. It's quite easy to use and has just the right functions for different cooking options. The best thing about it is how quick it cools the food and how quick it cools down. It appears to cook evenly depending on what you cook and how you do it. That is, you need to select the correct cooking setting. Our previous oven heated the room up so much...whereas this one cools down real quick and doesn't leave the room heated. Another plus is the soft close and the fact that you can touch the outside even when it's very hot in the inside. We haven't come across any issiws with cooking yet. Only issue we noticed from the beginning is that some Stains from cooking cannot be cleaned off the trays. Not sure if the pyro function would do the job but stain cannot be removed with washing and we don't want to scratch it.
Some good, some not so good
I have been using this for a few days now and I like the even cooking, and fast heat up times. I don't like that my door has little chips on the inside of the glass (service call booked), and that the thin oven trays warp and do not slide easily into the racks. Obviously I was meant to fork out extra for the pull out racks. For a premium product I expected higher quality fittings. I also find the wheel frustrating to use, requiring lots of turning to set longer times. Using the timer can be confusing as if you press start/stop after setting your time it turns off the heating. I will need to follow the instructions carefully for a while to get used to it. A Question - why did the oven come with three trays and only one wire shelf?
Which function shoudl I use - top/bottom heating? Or 4D?
I have owned my Siemens oven since March. I have to confess that I am struggling to use it, as I always have to get out the manual to know which function/rack position to use. My question is is there a go-to setting to always use as a default option?
Questions & Answers
Can I leave the wire racks and the universal tray in the oven when I run the self clean
Thanks for the question regarding your Siemens HB673G0S1A Oven.When using the cleaning function, you can clean the enamel accessory provided at the same time. You cannot clean any of the wire racks when using the
cleaning function. The wire racks are not suitable for cleaning using the cleaning function; this will discolour
them. Further accessories suitable for cleaning using the cleaning function are listed in the table for special
accessories in your user manual. If you need any more help, feel free to contact us on 1300 167 425.
Regards, Siemens Home Australia.
Recently my oven has steamed rather than baking roast poultry and vegetables. Setting is 4D on 200 degrees; tray 1 with diced potato, pumpkin, etc, and tray 2 with chicken pieces. Result is (cooked) watery food with little or no browning, and certainly no crisp skin - what I would expect if I had steamed the food. This has started just in the last month; prior roasts were perfect - cooked food with a crisp an brown exterior. Could an exhaust vent be blocked prevent the steam from escaping during cooking?
Thanks for the question regarding your Bosch HB673G0S1A Oven.
We'd like to help you investigate, so could you please contact us on 1300 369 744 to discuss further.
Regards, Bosch Home Australia.
Hi John, I would definitely be in touch with Siemens regarding this issue. You are right, the food should not be watery. Assuming you have the Add Steam function turned off or to Low, you should still have a nice roast. Contact Siemens is my best advice.
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