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Bung it all in, shove on lid, set temp, set timer, wait til it pings, get it out, chuck in some water plus wee bit of detergent, shove on lid, set temp, set timer, nosh the grub, finish grub, tip out water, leave bowl to dry, sit down, relax with a good ol cuppa. Dinner done and dusted. P.S. Don't forget to de-cobweb your conventional oven occasionally. P.P.S. Even if it only lasts a year who gives a flyer! At that price ($87 from Hardly Normal) it's not gonna break the bank!
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Very noisy, rattly fan
Fan startling rattling after first week & is so loud it's unbearable even when in the next room. Nice roasts, best chicken wings & snack foods but best to get to know your machine & not rely on recipes which result in burnt food. Should've paid the extra & got a better oven. Think I'll try to return it.
Works well but not for long and poor warranty respons.
Brought 1 and found it great the n a 7mth a noise fan bearing started then fail .
2nd one 7mth same thing .respons from sunbeam 1 year from the first purchase
So if you buy 1 it will go for 1 year and 2 months after warranty claim then you will need a new one
Don't buy it's twice as dear and last half as long. A hung of crap hope you put better bearing in you next model.
A great device
This is a great device for a old guy living alone (: I cook roast dinners and even bake a cake such are my culinary skills, its good to watch your dinner cooking and even better no dirty oven , clean ups a breeze, so don't listen to negative comments just buy one, only negative point temperature indicator has worn (so Sunbeam if you read this perhaps you send be stickers)
It was great til tonight when it cracked while cooking!
Have had this for sometime now. Loved it until tonight. Cooking a roast dinner and heard a crack sound. Didn't know what it was ignored it. The timer went off so I proceeded to go to serve dinner to find that the glass bowl had cracked and broken in 2. The only thing keeping it together was the base it sat on. Not very happy. Do have photos to show. Cannot find the receipt therefore have put this date just to submit. Can probably get the receipt from the good guys
Do NOT follow the heating instructions
This was a gift from my husband. As a foodie, I had been looking to try this when we travel on the road. But what a disaster. The small 1kg roast pork recipe saw burned outside and very undercooked inside. (Req 200C) The roast veggies were so overcooked they were almost inedible. As a disaster, it rated right up there with some of the results I had as a young teenager over 40 years ago. I'll experiment with it, because I don't like anything beating me, but it is glaringly obvious that whoever wrote the recipes for the book provided for it nev...er tested them. I also cooked the big breakfast, which was fine because I watched that like a hawk... but as for roasts; not happening. I'm a little afraid to try other mains because of the extent of getting it so wrong.
Love the unit
Yes, the warm up light is almost always on, in my last unit it did not work at all (different manufacturer), and the lid was on a hinge, but I don't care the unit works fine and it cooks what I want when I want it, no probs, it is not rocket science, it is a tool to learn about and use, all the directions are maybe's not set in stone, so have fun and experiment, I do and am
higher prices than others but does the same job
I bought this from Myer ($85) to replace my old from from Harris Scarfe (used 4 years, $39). First impression is - they are the same.
same dial, same function, same design.
One thing that I don't like about Sunbeam is it doesn't have any "light" in the oven. So you can't really see too clearly if the area is not bright enough.
I have only used the Sunbeam for 2 days, so far so good. It does the job but so did my cheap one from HS.
I will report back in 6 month time to see how it is travelling.
We absolutely love it, but we've had it about 2 years and all the writing has rubbed off the machine still works beautifully but we have to guess the settings. Would be good if we could get a stick on with settings on.
Oh one big tip don't leave lid on after finished cooking as the steam can effect the motor.
When it works its Great!! BUT!!!
Last time I used it,after maybe only 7 or so uses, it appears the fan in the cooking lid unit packed it in.
Got smoke from the cooking lid,obviously the cooker section was overheating.
Its out of warranty now,so not much one can do.
Servicing in australia can now cost as much as the product cost originally,still i'm not willing to cough up another 190 bucks for another new replacement.
Good so far
First lamb roast did on top shelf as per directions, cooked nicely but burnt on the outside. Next two roasts did on bottom shelf...perfect. Best pork crackle I've ever had. Once meat removed I cooked the veggies on the bottom shelf basted in meat juice,they cook very quickly. Purchased this for caravan trips as van only has cooktop. Next will try cakes ect will let you know how it goes
Doesn't work, poor customer service
I have had 2 of these in 2 months. Both bought from Myer and neither of them even turned on. Rang sunbeam and they won't issue a recall. They said its "probably" a bad batch and to buy my third one from a different store. Absolutely no help. How am I supposed to go to another appliance retailer with a myer refund card to purchase another one? Will never buy sunbeam again if their after sales support is so unhelpful.
WOW. It has made my life very easy
I just pop my chicken, fish and chips or lunch stuff and before i know it, its done. No need to turn the food. It browns excellently cos of the fan. Food is succulent and does not dry out. No need for fats and oils and excess oils from food drain out. It easy, economical and healthy. I recommended it to my friends. They love it too.
OK but deteriorated very quickly.
I wrote a review on another brand that died within 18 months and this unit is nearing that vintage. It is working OK but the heat markings have worn off (common problem) and it came minus a silicone plug that helped steady the bowl on the unit. This was actually needed as the whole unit would vibrate t certain times but do you think I could get any sense out of Sunbeam? No way. They initially replied that they had a unit in their work kitchen but the support staff said he wrecked it trying to get it out. He just pulled at it and sheared off the...flange at one end. Didn't think to push it out! This led to many emails and they had no idea and just stopped replying to me. The concept of these bench top ovens is brilliant and the Sunbeam unit is OK but I wouldn't buy another. Plus if you have a problem good luck with getting any sense from their 'technical' staff.
Ok if you are desperate
I bought this item,as my wall oven was unrepairable, and I was trying to avoid buying a new one until I had the kitchen completely renovated. Unfortunately it is not really good enough. You can't fit much in if you are trying to bake something on a rack ( e.g. 6 muffins at a time only or one very small frozen pizza) and things burn on the top and undercook on the bottom ( even on setting and rack position as per instruction book). I did try a number of recipes and different settings, but it was next to impossible to get it right, so in the end ...I gave up and bought the wall oven. As a result, I never tried to cook a roast in it like the claim on the box, but it also says you can bake in it and you really can't. On the up side it heats up quickly and comes with enough accessories to use it for many functions so if you had to have a bench top compact item, and you had the time and patience to learn how to avoid burning the top of things, it's OK for the price.
Starting to emit a plastic smell when cooking
Please note that what I'm about to review probably applies to many other convection ovens.
I recently purchased a sunbeam convection two months ago and I often cook with it over the last 2 month. FIrst of all, it performed well and cooks food well and its easy to use. I was able to cook a size 12 chicken within an hour from near frozen.
Unfortunately cleaning is a problem. Now what the ads and others say about self-cleaning is only partly true. The large glass tempered bowl is easy to clean and can easily cleaned via the self cleaning fu...nction. What they don't tell you that is that the top unit where all the motors and heating element is nearly impossible to clean without using a screw driver. Over the last week, I also noticed some of the grease has gotten onto the heating ring and white holders securing the heating ring and it looks like both have black stuff against them in some areas. When cooking of course, there will occasionally be some grease splashing against the unit especially if you use the higher rack. Unfortunately it seems as if it the build up of grease against the unit overall is causing the unit to give off a mild burning smelling that is quite irritating (its a mild plastic smell) or possibly a loose wire somewhere. Now I can't cook because my whole apartment stinks of this strange smell which is irritating to my nose and throat. There's no smoke or anything indicating anything is amiss but since last week as mentiined, I haven't been able to use it without coughing. I've run the cleaning cycle a few times but it doesn't really seem to affect it. The grill is attached by screws and there is nothing in the manual which suggests I should be unscrewing them to clean behind or to use anything stronger than standard liquid detergent and water to clean. If this were a 'normal' oven, I would suspect a baking with jif or baking soda would sort it out.
Great but broke way to soon
Bought one of these, had at holiday house for 18 months, cooked fine but after maybe 6 times used just stooped. The idea that Sunbeam means quality seems a little ridiculous now. Will probably just buy cheap brand in future.
Recently bought the product, cooking seems to be super easy and quicker compared to our normal oven and usually less mess. I have only had this product for a short time but has worked well so far and will try and cook meals more often using the NutriOven
I would not buy again
I have only had my nutri oven less than two years The fan has fused so i can no longer use it i would not buy again
No longer love this machine. Its no better than the cheap microvecs half the price.
I wish to add to my review of May 2012 (which was somehow wrongly attributed to Jill0353).
After less than 2 years my Sunbeam NutriOven has stopped working, so it actually lasted no longer than my previous 2 cheaper microvecs, less actually. The cheaper ones at less than half the price lasted longer than 2 years. Disappointed with Sunbeam.
Questions & Answers
Can I cook a Turkey Roll wrapped in alfoil in the Cooker?
Yes you can cook Turkey in the CO3000 cook on between 65-75 degree's & for around 25-30 minutes.
However please don't use foil as it can restrict the airflow. We do say not to use oven bags or silicone bakeware either.
Went to use my new nutriOven for the second time to cook a roast. Lined the base with alfoil and turned oven up to 250c within 7mins I heard a pop,turned around and the lid had shattered! How could this happen when I’ve followed instructions to the T. No mishandling at all. Very disappointing.
I have just sent you a private message of you could kindly respond via this please.
Where can i get the controll knob stickers
If you go onto our website attached https://www.sunbeam.com.au/ & if you scroll to the bottom you will find service agents locator if you tap on that it will show you any service agents in your local area they may be able to assist you.
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