Updated 10 Nov 2016

Miele

DGC 6800 XL CleanSteel

Snapshot: The Miele DGC 6800 XL CleanSteel combi-steam oven has a steam cleaning function and child lock. But how did it perform in our test kitchen?

DGC 6800 XL CleanSteel
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$8199

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Test results

Overall score
82
Oven performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Toast
?/10
Scones
?/10
Roast chicken
?/10

Good points

  • Very good oven performance.
  • Very good for steaming.
  • Easy to use.
  • Has very easy-to-use touch controls with clear diagrams and prompts.
  • Very easy to refill water tank during cooking.
  • Has a wireless food probe to indicate when meat, fish and poultry are cooked.
  • Has a steam-cleaning function.
  • Glass and fingerprint-resistant stainless steel exterior is easy to clean.
  • Visibility through the oven door is good.
  • Very comprehensive instructions with recipe book.
  • Has a child lock.

But

  • No separate grill tray (the oven tray is “universal” and used as a shelf and a grill rack).
  • No telescopic runners.
  • Oven shelf rolls out loosely and both oven shelf and tray can be accidentally pulled all the way out (even though they have stoppers).
  • The oven shelf has a raised bar at the front which makes it difficult to slide out dishes and flat baking trays.
  • Touch controls may not respond if moisture and grease are on the controls.
  • Grill element can’t easily be lowered for easy cleaning.
  • Difficult to view food cooking on top shelf.
  • Need to maintain water tank regularly.
  • Steam escapes when the door is opened so you need to step away once the door is opened (danger of steam burns).

How we test

Overall score includes:

Oven performance (30%): Based on toast, scones, meringues, roast chicken and pizza.
Steaming (30%): Assessed on boiling eggs, steaming fish, rice and vegetables, and steaming a pudding.
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
$8199
Type
Combi-steam oven
Width
Standard (600mm)

More test results (/10)

Meringues
8.5
Pizza
8.5
Overall steaming
8.6
Boiled eggs
8.0
Fish, rice and vegetables
9.7
Steamed pudding
8.0

Specifications

External HxWxD (mm)
455 x 595 x 573
Internal useable dimensions (HxWxD, mm)
212 x 475 x 415
Annual running costs
$27
Useable volume (L)
42
Shelves
1
Shelf positions
3
Tank capacity (L)
1.4

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
Yes
Steam reheat
Yes
Steam only
Yes
Succession cooking
Yes

Features

Clock
Yes
Timer
Yes
Baking tray
4
Smokeless grill tray
n/a
Telescopic runners
No
Child lock
Yes
Pyrolytic self-cleaning
No
Catalytic liners
No

More Info

Notes
-
Availability
-

Member reviews

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