After more than a year, this stove has been very good for us. With a natural gas connection the burners work well, only occasionally needing a gas gun when the igniter switch won't work. One thing to note: the fan in the oven is quite loud. It's not problem for us since we don't use it often but it may be an issue for others.
Overall, highly recommended.
A good small stove
This stove was bought after many years with an all electric cooker. The top burners are easy to light as is the grill and oven. The oven however has no temperature gauge so you don't know how hot it is. So one star less for that. The separate grill is a real plus if you're also cooking food in the oven. Many gas stoves on the market today have the grill in the oven and they're not truly gas stoves. The hob is gas but the grill (in the oven) and the oven itself are electric. The timer bell is a little quiet on this model.
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Great gas oven
We bought this gas oven for our kitchen . . And it is a great gas oven . . The oven itself cooks foods cakes breads meat very nicely.. easy to adjust the temperature and the burners are very easy to light with push button ignition . Lots of space on the cooktop and easy to clean
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Exactly what I wanted
I bought this stove for a small holiday cabin, and particularly wanted all gas because of a limited power supply. The cooktop burners are easy to light with push button ignition, and were adjusted for low simmer from the factory. The trivets are very sturdy and easy to remove for cleaning. Christmas turkey, as well as cakes, are perfectly cooked in the fan forced oven. I have two older but similar Westinghouse stoves with electric grill in rental properties. The only problems have been a failed switch for a grill, and damaged knobs probably caused by improper use. I certainly would recommend this stove based on my experience so far.
I bought the stove from Appliances Online - very easy, prompt delivery and install. The installer removed the old unit and installed the new one effortlessly up the back stairs of our elevated Queenslander. I had organised the electrical GPO prior. He checked for gas leaks, checked each burners operation and starting, and gave me a run down on the safety features - the main being flame fail safety shut-off on each burner. He gave me the certificate of compliance with Aust Gas Reg. It took a few goes to get used to holding in the knob for a few...seconds after ignition - I guess that's the thermocouple heating up (linked to safety device). We used the oven today - all good - no handles heating. Overall the design seems good to me - excellent really. The mech timer is probably more durable than an electronic - they've been around forever. I did notice the bottom and top of the seal does not fit tightly in the recess, I expect it should. It appears to get pushed in when the door gets closed. I tried pushing it in gently with a smooth object but it won't stay in - I'll see how it goes.
This is an excellent oven
Design great, solid cast iron trivets are good burner layout well thought out, lighting of all burners faultless, grill cooks very well, oven cooks perfectly, cooks evenly as well. Removable inner oven door glass is a great idea for cleaning. I've repaired ovens for 30 years so I know a little about them, this is the first new oven we have purchased in that time & we're very happy with it.
Questions & Answers
is this stove fan forced?
Yes, there is a button to turn the fan on and off. There is no indicator light, but you can tell it is on by the button depressed detant, and the sound of the fan. May not be good for older people who may not be able to discern these factors.
Yes, it is. It works very well to help the food cook evenly. My oven light stays on during operation no matter how low I've set the temperature. This is handy as I can see whether I've left the oven on after I've finished baking.
Yes, it is fan forced. I have since got used to every so often having to use the gas gun to light a jet. I also have got used to the stove top layout. Maybe I was a little harsh in my original judgement and probably should have given it another star or 2.
the griller will not stay ignited. How can I troubleshoot this?
You need to press the control for at least 20 sec or else it will go out.
We've had this problem with some of the burners. My husband pulled the knobs out a little which seems to alter the connection. If it's under warranty and won't stay on even if you hold the knob for a few seconds I would get them out to modify it. We had to have a serviceman out shortly after installation because the wok burner wouldn't stay lit and he made some simple alteration. It's very annoying and a poor reflection on Westinghouse that such a crap design made it onto the market.
Sorry - mine has an electric grill but sometimes the gas burners on top have to be lit with either a match or a gas gun. I recommend contacting your installer to re-adjust the griller jets.
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|Dimensions||916 x 596 x 632 mm|
|Number of Burners/Zones||4|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Stainless Steel|
- MPN: 2471, 2472, 36511951, WFG617SALP and WFG617SANG
- GTIN13: 9315538553432 and 9315538573133
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