Review of Blanco ovens

Blanco is one of the major providers of home appliances and electronics, both domestically and worldwide. Its aim, the company says, is to deliver the best in European styling and quality German craftsmanship with products that have outstanding form, function, innovation and precision. This mission statement is underpinned by its four key value of innovation, design, quality and customer focus. But how does all this talk translate into your next oven? Canstar Blue digs into the detail in this review of Blanco ovens.

What ovens does Blanco offer?

According to Blanco’s website, there are 12 different ovens for sale in Australia. This is a good amount as it strikes a reasonable balance between having too many – which means deciding between them just becomes overly confusing – and still having a good range to choose from, with ovens left to stand out because of their respective features.

These 12 Blanco ovens are separated into three different categories:

  • Single ovens
  • Steam ovens
  • Microwave ovens

Let’s look at each category closely and try to identify which ovens are going to offer the best value.

ovens review blancoSingle ovens

The majority of Blanco’s ovens belong here, with 10 of the 12 oven selections being single models. Single ovens can be built-in or build-under, and have just one compartment. This type of oven is ideal if you’re short on space or only need a small oven. Conveniently, the Blanco website has a useful compare tool that allows you to compare each of its ovens. So we recommend you check that out for a more detailed look at everything their ovens have to offer.

The key features associated with Blanco ovens are as follows:

  • Large capacity of 72+ litres, accommodating even the biggest meals
  • Triple-glazed thermo-reflective door, which increased the energy efficiency as heat is retained in the oven
  • Fully programmable timer, which enables you to set the start and finish time of your meal and will automatically turn off when done
  • Black enamelled interior, making the oven easier to clean
  • Easy installation, which doesn’t require an electrician
  • Catalytic self-cleaning liners, which cleans the oven for you by burning off grease and dirt
  • QuartzClean Enamelled Interior, which allows the interior to withstand temperatures of up to 600°C
  • Night mode, which dims the light and silences the buzzer after 10pm
  • Heat boost, which quickens the amount of time spent pre-heating the oven
  • Quad glazed door, which increases energy efficiency and cools the surface even faster than the triple-glazed door
  • Control panel child lock
  • PyroVari, a highly efficient cleaning system that allows you to choose the time that the self-cleaning process takes (1-3 hours)
  • Interchangeable telescopic runners, which means the shelves can be fully pulled out for loading purposes

As you can see, there are lots of impressive features here, which certainly supports Blanco’s mission statement about innovation! Fear not though, because not every oven has this many features. We have separated each of Blanco’s single ovens into two separate tables based on their price to make it easier on your eyes.

Blanco ovens: > $1000

Brand name Description Price Features

 

BOSE714PTX 75cm, 14 function pyrolytic oven with touch control operation $2,899 ·         QuartzClean Enamelled Interior

·         Pyrolytic self-cleaning options

·         PyroVari

·         Quad Glazed door

·         Fully programmable timer

·         Heat Boost

·         Night Mode

BOSE97X 90cm, 7 function built-in electric oven $2,499 ·         84 Litre Capacity

·         Triple Glazed Thermo-reflective Door

·         QuartzClean Enamelled Interior

·         Catalytic Self-cleaning Liners

·         Fully programmable timer

·         Interchangeable Telescopic Runners

BOSE79X 75cm, 9 function electric oven $1,999 ·         84 Litre Capacity

·         Triple Glazed Thermo-reflective Door

·         QuartzClean Enamelled Interior

·         Catalytic Self-cleaning Liners

·         Fully programmable timer

·         Interchangeable Telescopic Runners

BOSE610PX 60cm, 10 function pyrolytic oven $1,899 ·         QuartzClean enamelled interior

·         Pyrolytic cleaning options

·         PyroVari

·         Quad Glazed door

·         Control panel child lock

·         Fully programmable timer

BOSE667X 60cm, 7 function built-in electric oven $1,099 ·         Triple Glazed Thermo-reflective Door

·         Fully Programmable Timer

·         Catalytic Self-cleaning Liners

·         QuartzClean Enamelled Interior

·         Telescopic Runner

As you can see, Blanco’s premium range of ovens doesn’t come cheap, but its top models certainly pack enough features that you should have confidence you’ve getting value for money. Nevertheless, if you want something a little more modest and less expensive, Blanco also offers a sold range of cheaper ovens.

Blanco ovens: <$1000

Brand name Description Price Features

 

BOSE665X 60cm, 5 function built-in electric oven $899 ·         Triple Glazed Thermo-reflective Door

·         Fully Programmable Timer

·         Catalytic Self-cleaning Liners

·         ETC Black Enamel Interior

BOSE65XM 60cm, 5 function electric oven $849 ·         Triple Glazed Thermo-reflective Door

·         Fully Programmable Timer

·         ETC Black Enamel Interior

BOSE65M 60cm, 5 function built-in electric oven $799 ·         Triple Glazed Thermo-reflective Door

·         Fully Programmable Timer

·         Catalytic Self-cleaning Liners

·         ETC Black Enamel Interior

BOSE652X 60cm, 5 function built-in electric oven $749 ·         Triple Glazed Thermo-reflective Door

·         Fully Programmable Timer

·         ETC Black Enamel Interior

BOSE651X 60cm, 5 function built-in electric oven $649 ·         72 Litre capacity

·         Thermo-reflective door

·         60 minute timer

·         Baked enamelled cavity

·         Easy installation

What’s the verdict on cheap Blanco ovens?

When comparing Blanco’s cheaper ovens, it’s apparent that there isn’t much variation in their features. So you might think there is little reason to go from the $649 version (pictured near the top of the page) to the $899 one since they both look fairly even. However, once you dive into the detail, you will find a few distinct differences between these cheaper models, including the BOSE65M model featured in the following video:

PYROLYTIC OVEN WITH TOUCH CONTROL OPERATION by blancoWhat’s the verdict on Blanco’s more expensive ovens?

Upwards of $1,000, things get a little more interesting. The more advanced models like the $2,899 BOSE714PTX oven (pictured) contain a host of innovative features, such as night mode and heat boost, which both contribute to overall energy efficiency. By looking at the product descriptions, you can also see that the cheaper versions only have five functions, whereas the more expensive ones have up to 14. This means that you can select certain modes of cooking depending on what you’re putting in the oven, and it will cook it for you without requiring any intervention. Overall, the key difference between the cheap and more expensive Blanco single ovens is the presence of additional functions and features. As with any household appliances, you get what you pay for in the features department.

Microwave Ovens Review & Ratings

high capacity blanco steam oven reviewSteam ovens

The remaining two ovens Blanco has are steam and microwave ovens. Steam ovens – as the name suggests – steam large quantities of food such as fish, veggies and rice that you ordinarily couldn’t put in an oven. Blanco’s steam oven is the BOSS382X (pictured) – a 23 litre capacity oven that will set you back $2,229. It contains the following functions:

  • Steam cooking
  • Touch control LCD panel
  • Removable water reservoir to produce steam – no plumbing required
  • Steam evacuation, which releases steam in the last 3 minutes of cooking to minimise the amount that gets released when the door first opens. This is for safety purposes.
  • Control panel lock, which prevents children from accessing the steam oven functions
  • Defrost function, which maintains the food’s integrity by not dehydrating food during a defrosting
  • Auto-pause and alert, which signals you when the water reservoir is low

microwave blanco ovens reviewMicrowave ovens

Blanco’s single microwave oven is the BM32CX (pictured), which is a 32 litre, fully built-in convection microwave with 10 autocook options. This oven costs $649 and has the following distinguishable features:

  • Built-in to your cabinetry
  • 10 power levels, giving you ideal power levels for all types of foods
  • Auto-cook programs, which sets the time and power level accordingly
  • Convection function, which uses microwave power with a grill and a fan
  • Auto-defrost, which automatically defrosts food depending on which food you put in there

Now that we’ve had a look at each of Blanco’s ovens, it’s time to decide if they are worth the money.

Are Blanco ovens good value for money?

When it comes to single ovens, Blanco has a superb range available. Its models are not too expensive compared to what you would find from the likes of Miele or Bosch for example, costing no more than $2,900 at most, which isn’t too bad by oven standards.

Innovation is a key component of Blanco’s ovens – there are no boring ovens around here – and it’s something that really sets the brand apart from competitors. For example, the BOSE714PTX model has a total of seven additional features, some of which like PyroVari and QuartzClean are unique to Blanco. Other features like Heat Boost and Night Mode will save you money down the line, so if you’re looking for an oven that has a host of features that will make your life a little easier, and aren’t abject to spending a bit extra for quality, then Blanco single ovens are definitely worth it.

It’s a little harder to determine the answer to this question for the steam and microwave ovens, since there isn’t much of a sample size to draw from. For a better comparison, you should compare these two products with other market leaders in steam and microwave ovens, such as Westinghouse and LG. The Blanco microwave oven already comes with a host of different features and only costs $650, so on that basis it seems like it could be value for money. Consumer reviews have it on an average score online, but again, there are only a few examples to infer this from.

The same goes for Blanco’s steam oven, which is a bit pricier at $2,229. Steam ovens have a very specific purpose, so you should only consider buying one if you are likely to be steaming your food often. If you are, then Blanco’s ovens definitely seem like good value for money. It’s just that the lack of range could hurt them with regards to other providers.

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