Hotpoint DY330G

Summary

User Score

Pros

  • Dual oven/grill
  • Energy efficient
  • Electronic clock/minute minder

Cons

  • Small capacity
  • Grill pan is flimsy
  • Cannot change temperature of the grill

Review Price £629.00

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Key Features: Top oven doubles as a grill; A Class energy efficiency rating; Double glazed door

Manufacturer: Hotpoint

Hotpoint DY330G

The Hotpoint DY330G is a built-in double gas oven which is easy to use and has a decent amount of space.

With a 52 litre capacity in the bottom cavity and 20 litres in the top, the DY330G might not be as large as some of the competitors, but it should still fit the needs of a family household. The oven is gas, therefore it uses conventional heat, meaning the heat comes from the bottom of the oven, which is good for heating several items at once, making it ideal for cooking larger meals involving several dishes. However, the top oven is great for use when there is just one dish being made. The top oven is also a grill, which lights instantly compared to electric grills which take time to get hot.

This oven has easy to read and easy to control dials, with an automatic gas ignition and two different cooking functions. The oven also features an electronic clock which doubles as a minute minder, to keep tabs on how long your food has been cooking. For safety, the oven has a flame failure safety device, to shut off the gas supply if the flame is extinguished, and double-glazed windows in the doors to prevent loss of heat. The oven is easy to clean and is energy efficient for a gas appliance, scoring a high rating of 'A'.

This oven is let down on space, which could be better, especially in terms of depth. Also, the grill pan provided is fairly flimsy, with a poor handle design and no wire rack. The grill itself has no variable temperatures, which seems to be quite a large oversight from Hotpoint too; however, the grill pan can be placed at various distances from the flame, which compensates for this issue slightly.

Overall, this is an efficient, easy-to-use oven, which works reliably and safely, and is well-designed.