Simple and practical oven that is easy to use
I absolutely love this oven! For a small oven it does what I need it to do. There is plenty of room to cook dinner and also bake snacks at the same time. It cooks the food evenly and quickly which is important at dinner time. Easy to clean and maintain.
Super happy with the purchase of this oven :)
Purchased in April 2020 at Harvey Norman for $690.00.
Humans can't make good stoves anymore
Prior to this I had an old New World electric stove from about 1960. It was not fan forced, it had no fancy features, it just WORKED! PERFECTLY! My shortbread, bread, pies and cakes were the envy of the town. Unfortunately after 60 years the switches were failing, the large burner wouldn't work, spares were unobtainable so I had to buy something new. ;-(
The WLE525WB was cheap and had all the tried and true features of my old New World unit... except it was fan forced ONLY. Everyone said "fan-forced is wonderful" except my mother who warned me...against it. There was little real choice though so I bought it. The first unit that arrived had a factory damaged oven door surround making it useless, so back it went. It is not a good look for a company when obviously faulty units are passed by QC and sent out. Thanks Thailand! The second unit had some minor factory damage to the rear but since that was not visible I let it go and had it installed. I did notice that the steel was considerably thinner than the old New World which was built to last! Everything worked, the unit looks fine and the price was right BUT things didn't work as well as they did on my old New World:
Purchased in March 2020 at Bi-Rite Electrical Physical store for $739.00.
Does its job
I bought this as a replacement for Westinghouse Kimberly that came with our house - must have been 10+ old :).
For a small oven, it has plenty of room.
The oven cooks food evenly - cooks my lasagna in exactly the time the recipe says. I like that the big burner is at the front unlike other brands that it's at the back - when you use a wok, it doesn't fit properly, this one.. does nicely.
The oven door is a step up as well - no panel is removable and spatters won't get in between panels - looks like in one piece. This will be easier to cle...
In my rental
Note: I didn't buy this product but it was in my rental. I am not sure when my landlord put it in but it seems fairly new. I was worried because its not fan forced and I love to bake. However cakes come out lovely in this and it pre-heats quickly. Grill is bit slow. Stovestop is good. Some plates work better than others but none heat up excessivly like ive seen with other cooktops. Im pretty sure its one of the lower range westinghouse stoves but its pretty good.
This oven is the worst oven I have ever had.
I had the non fan forced model before I got this one as the other model was deemed not suitable for baking cakes. The fan forced model is slightly better but you have to keep turning the cake regularly during cooking otherwise it cooks unevenly. I can't wait till I have enough money to buy another brand.
Brand New 1 Day Old: Enamel top getting hot like Oven
Just bought a new and got it installed today. After the electrician left just got it started to check, the enamel top gets extremely hot in 15 mins. Customer care says its normal and technician may charge $145 call out fee if its not manufacturing fault. I wonder whose fault is it for a brand new oven 1 day old.
Perfect to cook on
My favourite features on the Westinghouse oven is the hot plates get really hot easy and cook to the right temperature making my food nice and juicy and lovely to eat I also think of the oven is perfect cooking because I've already cooked roast in it and my roast turned out absolutely perfect
My top of the range is Westinghouse I have had a few ovens over the past few years which only last for around 4 Year’s compared to my previous Westinghouse which lasted for years.
I have now purchased the Westinghouse and love the way it cooks
Top elements go on fast and when turned off don’t take too long in heating up
Love the grill
Love how easy it is to clean the top and that there are no element trays just one large tray that slides out for easy cleaning
Only thing I don’t like is the oven door with the double glass that has a divide between them which stuff get in and is very hard to clean almost like one glass needs to slide off for cleaning, but that is the only problem
So great cooking and easy cleaning
Decent oven, well built at a reasonable price
I bought this oven to replace the aging Westinghouse upright that I had in a rental property that I own.
I would have preferred to buy the WLE547 with the ceramic glass cooktop, but for some strange reason the design of this one places the large heating element at the back where it is impossible to centre a large pot.
The 537 has solid hobs, so they are the next best thing as far as cleaning goes.
The cooker is easy to operate, however the manual is not very good and I have been unable to set the clock to the correct time following the direc...
Not Happy. Have a WLE525 stove. Rang helpline, but lady did not seem to understand. Oven set to 220. No hotplates on whatsoever but all hotplates and stovetop heat to 50deg. when oven is on. Lady told me what size saucepans to use on hotplates. Not relevant. Only oven on.
Love that it heats up quickly. Easy to clean, both inside and outside. The oven's temperature is spot on. I like the big oven space. This is value for money. Good for the budget conscious. It is not fan-forced but it is still ok. The oven cooks evenly. Love it.
Does everything we want well
We live in a small unit and wanted to upgrade the old stand alone unit. We wanted fan forced, easy to clean and control knobs out of reach of grand children.
Can't fault the oven, I like to bake and have cooked many slices and cakes to perfection in this oven. Cooktop coils are easy to clean and cook timer is simple to use.
Grill is also easy to use and clean.
All in all very happy with this purchase
It's not a good stove top
The hot plates have gone rusty the second time I used it and I can't get them clean . It looks terrible . It was new when we moved into the house . The hot plates take too long to cool down and food starts to burn if I don't take it off the hot plate
I recently needed an upgrade of my oven and i have always used Westinghouse. Again i purchased a Westinghouse oven and to be honest im happy with my oven for the price it cooks pretty even, its easy to clean which i really happy with as my last oven was alot harder to clean.
Overheating top with no appropriate customer service
The stove looks nice and appears easy to clean, but the top solid elements heat up for so long and take a while to cool down. I noticed INSTANTLY a massive spike in my power bill and the risk of burning as the top enamel heats up to scalding. I rang customer service who advised me I can gamble the $145 call out fee to be advised if this was normal or not. Being a rental my landlord won't care and neither was customer care.
This is not helpful and not safe.
Okay it's a cheapy but this stove is not even worth the cheap price tag. The hot plates take a good 5 minutes to cool down by this time your food is burnt if you don't remove it from the heat and if you do the food has stopped cooking.
Off to the dump with this one as I wouldn't sell it to anyone else.
Good for the price but not perfect, the cook top don't heat like it should, the oven heat circulation is not so good, you have to be close when baking as it can burn the food. The hot plates changes colour after the first use and turn to yellow immediately.
Great addition to a functional kitchen!
This is a great oven for its price and features - heats food well and the hot plates are effective and easy to clean. Fan force feature speeds up cooking and makes reheating a breeze. Highly recommended, particularly for ease of use, price point and ability to clean. A nice addition to a small, though functional, kitchen.
Fast, efficient, and it looks so good
I purchased this oven for my elderly mother. I needed an appliance which was not too technical to use, but also efficient. It has delivered everything we needed, plus it looks so good! Both the stove top and oven functions are intuitive, fast heating, and easy to clean. I'd have no hesitation in buying one for myself when the time comes.
Good & does its job
Our new WLE527WA cooker actually replaced an old version of same brand, though this new one has a fan forced oven.
With the many cooks so far, the oven cooks great & food cooks nice & even. The hot plates work well also & am pleased this model has the large hot plate coil ring at the front of the stove, so large pots can be used.
My only very slight negative comment would be the outside of the oven & surroundings of hot plates seem to become hotter than the old model use to, so one must beware.
So far so good & would recommend to anyone wanting a good general overall oven.
Questions & Answers
How do I do a warranty claim on this model purchased on 9-02-19. Trouble with grill causing extreme heat onto top of cooktop and switches.
|Category||Freestanding Ovens||Freestanding Ovens||Freestanding Ovens||Freestanding Ovens|
|Features||Separate Grill||Separate Grill||Separate Grill|
|Colour / Finish||White||White||White|
|Dimensions||1150 x 540 x 620 mm||1150 x 540 x 620 mm||1150 x 540 x 620 mm|
|Number of Burners/Zones||4||4||4|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
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