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
10.0
Pizza
9.5
Overall steaming
n/a
Boiled eggs
n/a
Fish, rice and vegetables
n/a
Steamed pudding
n/a

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
Tank capacity (L)
n/a

Functions

Classic bake
Fan grill
Pizza mode or bottom element with fan
Fan assisted
×
Fan forced
Bottom element only
Grill only
Half grill
×
Defrost
Warm mode
Bread baking
n/a
Steam reheat
n/a
Steam only
n/a
Succession cooking
n/a

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
From Harvey Norman only.