Excerpt: We cook a lot and have so far enjoyed the variable heat output of the stovetop, from a very low flame to possibly the biggest I've seen on a stove in this price range (great for searing). The oven heats up quickly too and the ciabatta I make has turned out great. The cast iron stove top grates seem hardy and it's easy to balance even smaller pans on them.The only drawbacks in my opinion are the flimsy stainless steel detailing, which you can depress with a finger, and...
Pros: broad variance of heating modes, good cooking and baking results
Summary: Ranges with the oven vents at the top of the door are a major issue. Any spills from the burners go right between the glass in the door. Impossible to clean without taking the door apart. Bosch and other manufacturers need to redesign this soon.
Summary: When we started looking for a replacement for our old gas range, I put in a few hours of research on the Internet and came up with BOSCH. They have a strong reputation for well-built, reliable appliances (and tools), and the customer reviews are for the most part more favorable than for all other brands.
Summary: First of all make sure reviews you read are specific to the model featured here. This is not a slide-in model with the oven controls in the front...so the venting issue mentioned is non-existent. Too many reviews on products on Amazon tend to be for different model numbers or similar devices that don't pertain to the models. So based on this free-standing oven with the oven controls in the rear I will say this... I've own a Bosch dishwasher for about a year and love it.
Summary: Expensive and not worth a cent. The knobs are plastic and the springs on the door are not strong enough to keep the oven door closed. Therefore, the door does not completely close, the light stays on and the plastic is completely burned off of the burner, since so much heat is escaping from the oven door that does not close completely. While under warrantee I had a tech come to look at it on 2 separate occasions.
Summary: I have had this stove for about a month now and I am very pleased with it. It's very good looking, easy to use, and was a great price! I love the convection mode for the oven - if I want to speed things up a little... Overall I think this is one of the best buys out there in the appliance world. Love it!! (Don't forget to also buy the converter kit with it!
Great, but one deal-breaker for me, and one inconvenience
3 July 2012
Summary: This unit is very good looking and seems durable and solid so far. It has a power burner that is enormous -- it makes no sense unless you have a huge pot or pan (at least 12" if not more across), as otherwise the flames will shoot around the sides of your pan. This is the right front burner, which for me was my most commonly used burner.
Bought Unseen - Got the Simple Quality Product I Desired
W. Dwyer, Amazon
1 July 2012
Summary: Firstly, let me say that I bought this as a special order item from the blue box store. My order was something of a gamble due to the relative shortage of online reviews, so I hope that I can be of help to others interested in this product who may be shying away from the same gamble.