Glass on cooktop cracked when cooking
Have had issues with the cooktop and not turning on all the time. Then worse the glass on the front element simply cracked when it was in use which was shocking to say the least. The crack then run to the back one as well. Not impressed with this model and not sure I would buy another Westinghouse cooker again.
Cook top is TERRIBLE
Oven is great. Cook top drives us nuts! Once you get the element to the temperature you want it, you cannot reduce heat down or it stops working. We've had an electrian out twice at our own cost & he says there's nothing wrong with it. He's wrong! Grrrrrr
I would have loved an induction cooker this size but they were so over the top in price I went for the ceramic which I was used to in any case. If you're not to sloppy and clean regularly the top is easy to look after. I love the width of the oven as it maximises what's available and just looks so good with no knobs or buttons. Can be a little sensitive to touch and sometimes turns on/off too easily and often need a firm press on controls with dry fingers but otherwise thumbs up.
When things go wrong you see how good a manufacturer is. Recently our 3 year old oven developed a problem and the efforts of their tech that came to fix it was nothing short of spectacular. His patience, perseverance and professionalism was something any employer would be very proud of. Up until the problem and since being repaired the product has been fantastic and a great buying experience. I highly recommend Westinghouse and will put them at the top of my list for future purchases.
Had trouble with 2 of these
We bought this in April 2016. The cook top is fine and operates as it should but the oven doesn't. When the door is opened while cooking the alarms go crazy and the display flickers on and off. Sometimes it shuts down totally and other times goes into SAFE mode. The function has to be reset each time. To my untrained eye it looks like the steam builds up in the oven and then when the door is opened it causes the display to go nuts. Electrolux replaced the first unit after 1.5 years of trying to repair it, with a new unit. Unfortunately the 2nd unit is now doing exactly the same. I'm starting to feel that it is a waste of $2,500. Love the look of it and when it works it works really well. It bakes evenly also. Just need to be able to cook continuously without alarms and being frightened out of my wits.
Dream oven.....nightmare cooktop
Cook top is so bad that it stops cooking or burns things. It is so bad that I had it checked by a service man but it was not faulty. Grrr. I know a lot of people with ceramic tops that don't have my issues. Going to replace it I hate it that much.
Worst purchase ever!!
If you're considering buying this cooker...DON'T!!! I've had mine for 6 months...worked okay for 2 weeks and then started turning off for no good reason...beeped at me...then turned off....and would not go back on! The 'H' came on to show that the top was hot...and that was it...nothing!!
Rang the service centre...it was suggested that I had the timer on...I bumped something...every excuse under the sun...except that the heap of junk had stopped working. Gave me the number of the local service guy...they said they'd call back...they didn't...rang the service centre again and threatened fair trading...finally got a service guy here. He didn't even look at it...just said...'needs a new main board...we'll order one in'...and left. We were told that my husband would need to be here because he couldn't lift the stove out on his own...bit difficult when we both work...and a service call on a Saturday was out of the question. The service guy has messaged quite a few times to come and fix it...but has said that my husband will have to be here to help with the lift...that isn't going to happen because he can't take time off from work...especially when the service guy doesn't arrive when he says he will!
So now I have a big chunk of stainless steel junk in my kitchen...it looks beautiful...would be great if it worked!!
I'll be ringing tomorrow...again...and if I get no satisfaction...then off to fair trading I go...biggest waste of $2700 ever!!
Terrible after purchase service
Don't purchase Elextrolux or Westinghouse, do yourself a favour. Nothing but trouble with this oven and the pathetic customer service isn't any better. Purchased 3 years ago, have had several repairs in the meantime, one of which was glass shattering for no reason. One of the repairs they even made us pay because the technician twisted it and said it was our fault which is absolute rubbish. Now it is out of warranty, the stainless steel is discoloured, the inside has rust on it. We use water and dish soap to clean and this pathetic oven can't seem to handle it. The customer service rep said we need to pay to have someone come out because it's out of warranty. How can you think it's normal for an oven to rust after 3 years. What a joke. I'll be calling Fair Trading to see what my rights are because they simply don't care. Don't waste your money on this brand and Electrolux because if something goes wrong, and it will, you'll be kicking yourself because their technicians are trained to make you pay and not repair under warranty. Good luck.
Nothing but trouble
Purchased mid 2013, had 3 repairs done in the first 2 years under warranty now it is 3 years old the oven keeps switching off cannot cook properly got in touch with Westinghouse/Electrolux and was told in so many words BAD LUCK $2500.00 down the drain. I wanted to Buy Australian now I have regrets.
Controls on ceramic top intermittent.
CONS We had to run two separate power cables one to the oven and one to the ceramic top. Plus beef up the fuse box$$$, the main concern is how much the ceramic top is rated for. It needed a cable the same size as what comes to the house fitted which Had to coil up into the wall as it was really thick and couldn't flex enough behind the stove. Wish the department store (HN) had explained what extra power needs were required. The electrician was shocked at the high KW s .Also the controls on the ceramic top are very intermittent. Very annoying when something starts to boil and you try to bring down the heat with no response on the arrows. Also you can't see the oven display completely when standing ie you need to bend down to see if the grill bar is selected.Blue protection wrapping on stainless was a nightmare to remove as it went between the joins of the panels.The included back small stainless spashback is not fingerprint proof which is a let down as this is were the most oil etc sticks to when cooking and wiping it leaves streaks Kick Panel is the same.
PROS Easy to clean and the fingerprint proof stainless on front areas is awesome.Cooks really well.Ceramic top seems to clean up well and included scrapper is good.
Everything we expected.
stumbled upon this purchase whilst looking for wall oven, Price reduced to $2200 from $2890 at JB hifi clearence centre, Checked some reviews quickly before deciding to purchase, not many ovens get decent reviews & this one seemed to rate ok, We love it & it works great on all functions, Could not be happier, took extra 4 years giving us 6 years warranty so fingers crossed we never need it.
Great oven. But needed a repair after 2 months... :(
This is a very feature-rich oven and is amongst the biggest available in Australia with an electric cooking top (as opposed to gas). It is self-cleaning, programmable and looks good. All the bells and whistles. We bought it 2 months ago and it worked very well for 6 weeks or so.
Then, 2 weeks ago, it died halfway through cooking dinner. In summary it needed a new main board which took just short of two weeks to get sorted out.
Very disappointing. It could just be bad luck, but it has left a bad taste. I would not buy it if I could go back in time.
Westinghouse WFE946SA Ceramic Cooktop and Oven
Great, my wife is very happy with it and I'm happy with the cooking that comes out of it.
Slight criticism is that the Oven Globes lasted less than 6 months and one of the touch Cook-top controls is a bit dodgy
Can't believe how great this appliance is. The ceramic cooktop takes a little getting used to because of the touch buttons but within days I had tried each cooking element & as size does matter the variety of sizes is fantastic. Now it's like I've had it for years instead of weeks.
Now for that oven. The cooking is so even & the amount of different functions was staggering. 10 different settings plus self clean! Perfection in an oven & cooktop in one!?
Oh & just when you thought it couldn't get any beer, it does! It has a compartment at the bottom for storage of cooking trays etc.. They really have thought of every thing. Thank you for making my life so much easier!
I love it. It heats up beautifully, has a bunch of settings and looks great. The fast heatup function uses more power, but makes preheating really quick. It's easy to clean. The storage compartment is great for baking trays. There is plently of room on top for multiple pots. I'm really glad I bought it.
Fast heat up, easy clean.
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