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Electronics & Appliances Countertop Oven vs Glass Turbo Oven?

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  1. AlwaysRt

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    Will be moving soon and will have enough countertop space for an oven. Want to be able to bake pastry/dessert items as well as dinner rolls/biscuits and casserole/meat dishes. I saw a topic like this a few months ago but my searches are missing it.

    Please share experiences including reference to make/model with both the countertop type oven (not the little toaster ovens but large enough to use standard casserole bakeware, not talking about a full size oven to take a full cookie sheet either though) and the typically glass bowl 'turbo' cooker in the lid thing.

     
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    Thank you for this post! Hands on my lap to listen to the replies. I hope somebody can also recommend a good brand and where you can get it.
     
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    I recently searched online for a stand-alone bench top Oven (preferably Gas) and after many days of searching Google browsing ALL Philippines Online sellers, I could not find anything apart from combined Stove top/Oven combinations or Sandwich Toaster Ovens and the likes, there were some Wall Ovens but not a stand alone unit. From memory I did see a couple of nice combos, but I am sure they were over 200,000php! I would really love a stand alone Oven that can cook a Leg of Pork as well as Pies/ Pastries/ Cakes etc...

    I will also be waiting eagerly for experienced replies! :smile:

    Just some examples from my previous search I saved;

    Microwave & Oven for sale - Large Microwave & Oven prices & brands in Philippines | Lazada

    Range Cookers for sale - Range Hob prices & brands in Philippines | Lazada
     
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    We use a la germania oven full size and bake pretty much everything in it,not best of quality and parts not easy to come by. The one thing i dont like about ovens here is the lower burner runs from front to back instead of along the back. But we have had for 6 yrs now and still good.
    As goes for cooking casseroles buy yourself a slow cooker p1000,cheap to run and makes great food.
     
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    I use a Rotor-Oven (Convention Oven) by Hanabishi. I remember the cost at a little over 1,0000 P. When checking out cost alternatives, I found the Rotor Oven to be about 5% to 10% of the full blown oven cost. I use it primarily for meat, and some times potatoes. The temperature and timer make it easy to start and walk away from once you get your temperatures and time worked out. I probably use it more a barbecue system. Being single most of the time it works great, very easy to clean (without bending your back down). That large glass bottom is extremely easy to clean and determine that it is clean then you know nothing is growing inside it while you are not using it. Speading sauces on meat is very easy, with the top lifted off).
    I have friends who have very happily used it for cakes, pastries etc. but I have not experience with those, other than cooking some great porkchops for a "Filipina cupcake" (d0es that count :o o: ?)
    I would heartily recommend you invite yourself over to someone's house for dinner and watch them use it. It is simple. I have not met anyone who uses the rotor-oven who is not enthusiastic about it. (You are welcome to invite yourself and one guest to my house for dinner, just bring along 4 Kiligrams of porkchops cut two bones to a slice, one case of Tanduary Light Rhum, with one bottle slightly cooled) and you are more than welcome. (Of coarse Imp and Uggy require the normal 4 cans of Fansy Feast Cat food as an entry fee at the front gate).:smile:
     
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    I have noticed this seems to be a preferred brand here when reading some of the comments and ratings left by buyers, but reading several online comments, it would appear that the La Germania brand here is somewhat different to the brand known abroad and parts are harder to obtain. I have to wonder why some of the better known/ more reliable brands are not stocked here? I know buying Bench top Gas burners and trying to buy what appears to be a more expensive better quality build has failed miserably with them lasting less than 12 months before the seals let go blowing flames everywhere under the burner. I would like to try and avoid that when buying a more expensive oven. Yours lasting 6 years says a lot!
     
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    We have an electric oven that draws 4 K watts. I think 4 K watts is a typical for a full sized oven. This 4 K watt oven draws 18.2 amps. I could not find a suitable plug. I settled on installing a 20 amp surface mounted breaker on the wall and connecting the power cord of the oven directly.
    The wiring in the walls should be at least #12 AWG.
     
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    Indeed they are at the Outlet you purchase from but Mataio Marketing on St Catalina Street ( a few doors up from Ace logic) are the Service centre for La Germania And a visit there is well worth a visit, they keep a comprehensive stock of Spares It does not look much from the Outside but it really is a little Aladdin's cave inside.
    Call (035) 422-7556 / 419-9888 :wink:
    Matiao Marketing, Inc. :thumbsup:
     
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    1. They cost a lot.
    2. Most of these "reliable brands" aren't very reliable in the Philippines because many/most operate on electricity. Electricity is stupid expensive (and unreliable) in the Philippines and it just doesn't make sense to use electric appliances when gas alternatives are available (and they even work during brownouts...remember that 1 good sized typhoon or earthquake can knock out the electricity -and water - for WEEKS OR MONTHS).
    3. The taxes to import Western goods/products is outrageous, making "reliable" and expensive brands even more expensive.
    4. The average Filipino can't afford them and most expats rent and just use what is in the place they are renting....or they are also broke and can't afford them either.
    5. It is notoriously difficult to have a business honor the warranties that usually come with these more expensive products that make them worth more money. ("Sorry sir, we have to send it to Manila to have the warranty honored. It should be repaired and returned in 6 months to 1 year.")
    To be perfectly honest, I don't think Filipinos aren't missing out on anything with not having these "high end" appliances from the West available. They are not made like they used to be. Companies do not profit off a product that only has to be purchased once every 20-40 years by a household. Most are designed to last around 5-10 years these days before you need to throw it out and buy another.
    I do not like any cooking appliances that are powered by electricity. Electricity is just too d*mn expensive in the Philippines. I'd stick to a cheaper full-size burner/oven combo unit that uses gas (I know you weren't asking for that). I personally use as little electricity as possible just to keep my money out of NORECO's hands.
     
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    I like that! I'd like the oven only for cakes & bread.
     
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