Need an inbuilt oven/hob

Hi. This oven set here (http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/479070/samsung-pkg001-stainless-steel-elec) looks really good, I need a new one and my kitchen is being refitted so I need a new one asap.

Unfortunately, the two deals mentioned on that thread have shot up in price to about £500, which is annoying as if I do a google search for BF641C1, it still finds results for prices in the £300-odd range.


I even tried phoning appliances online to try to get it at the google advertised price, but no good.

The best alternative I've found is this for £370:


Never heard of trueshopper, and the site looks a bit poor. Any opinions?


Original Poster

Also, while I'm at it, electric or gas? The reason I ask is that I've always gone for gas.

Until finding the deal I'm mentioning here, I'd never considered electric at all as I was certain that gas is much cheaper and cooks a lot better. My experience with electric grills for example, is slow cooking, mediocre bacon.

But, I have little surface room in my Kitchen, so a flat electric hob would be very useful in that it creates a bit of extra flat surface space.

Also, I'm now wondering. Most oven sets sold these days are electric. Today's gas prices probably mean that running costs on a gas cooker are no cheaper anymore. Also, the experience I have with electric cookers are probably old cheapo electric cookers. Have advances been made in the last 10 years? Will a modern electric cooker give me a tasty bacon sarnie?

I think that gas still cost less per joule.

I cook on electric and the only real issue is that you have think ahead when cooking as the hob retains a lot of energy so turn things down a min or two in advance etc.

OK, 1st of all I am not going to get into the cooks debate about electrice 'vs' gas.... BUT (NOte contradiction in terms coming on! LOL!) ......

I have 'heard' that a lot of pro's swer by gas hobs and electric ovens.... HOWEVER - I am not entering my plea - as I don't proclaim to be a pro...

Now then, with respect to your plight of finding another one.....

have a look at offeroftheday.co.uk/kit…ers they often have some seksi deals there that may be what you are after.

Good luck buddy!


Original Poster

Thanks for the above advice. I'm looking through that offeroftheday website now.

As I said I've always gone for gas. I suppose I was hoping someone would convince me that electric was much better now.

The thing is, the surface space is a real issue, so I'm probably going to go electric based on that factor alone.

...Hold the phone. That deal I linked to... What do you do if you need to grill AND use the oven? ******! What do you do with a single oven? Bung everything in together to oven cook?

Original Poster

That swear filter's a bit harsh. I only said bu**er. ...The censoring just makes me look more foulmouthed!

Double oven........ Grill and oven or oven and a half ELECTRIC OVENS ARE BETTER THAN GAS! Thats why you have so many turbo ovens and fan assisted and so on......


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Well the top of the list on that site you gave me is this double oven: currys.co.uk/pro…Day

Looks like the job. I'll e spending a bit more though seeing as I have to find a hob seperate. But hopefully it's for a much better set.

Original Poster

I think I might go for a combo of this hotpoint double oven for £350 (reduced from £750 apparently) from currys:

And this samsung hob £195 (a bit annoying as it's only £140 less than with the single oven included in the earlier deal I was looking at) from pixmania:

Total: £545

...I'm spending £180 more than I thought, but getting a double oven and hopefully a much better quality oven than the samsung.

I used to have a very similar double oven (BD41 I think) and loved it !!!!!!!

Original Poster

Nice to know. Thanks.
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