Updated 17 Apr 2018

AEG

BPK742320M

Snapshot: The AEG BPK742320M single oven has pyrolytic self-cleaning. But how did it perform in our test kitchen?

BPK742320M
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$2997

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Test results

Overall score
86
Oven performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Toast
?/10
Scones
?/10
Roast chicken
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent baking and grilling performance.
  • Easy to use.
  • Visibility through the oven door is excellent.
  • Controls are easy to use.
  • Door and glass can be removed for easy cleaning.
  • Grill element can be lowered for easy cleaning.
  • Has pyrolytic self-cleaning.
  • Has a child lock.
  • Has 3 sets of telescopic runners.
  • Oven shelves have stoppers.
  • Has cleaning reminder function.
  • Has pre-programmed automatic cooking programmes.
  • Extra functions include frozen food setting and drying (for dough proofing).
  • Comes with a temperature probe.
  • Can keep food warm for 30 minutes after cooking has finished.

But

  • No smokeless grill tray.
  • Grill tray can accidentally be pulled out when not using telescopic runners (even though grill tray support has stoppers).
  • No shield in front of grill element.
  • Shelves move out loosely.
  • Shelves are raised at the front and back so trays can’t slide out (need to be lifted).
  • Telescopic runners can be fiddly to remove and clean.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Oven performance (60%): Based on toast, scones, meringues, roast chicken and pizza.
Ease of use (40%): Evaluated controls and displays, ease of using the grill and oven shelves, replacing light bulbs, and cleaning.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$2997
Type
Single oven
Width
Standard (600mm)

More test results (/10)

Meringues
10
Pizza
9.5

Specifications

External HxWxD (mm)
594 x 595 x 567
Internal usable dimensions (HxWxD, mm)
340 x 480 x 420
Annual running costs
$31
Usable volume (L)
69
Shelves
2
Shelf positions
5

Functions

Classic bake
Yes
Fan grill
Yes
Pizza mode or bottom element with fan
Yes
Fan assisted
No
Fan forced
Yes
Bottom element only
Yes
Grill only
Yes
Half grill
No
Defrost
Yes
Warm mode
Yes

Features

Clock
Yes
Timer
Yes
Baking tray
2
Smokeless grill tray
No
Telescopic runners
Yes
Child lock
Yes (controls)
Pyrolytic self-cleaning
Yes
Catalytic liners
No

More Info

Notes
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Availability
Exclusive to Harvey Norman.
Price surveyed
March 2018