Updated 25 Oct 2017

Belling

Sterling B900DFSS

Snapshot: The Belling Sterling B900DFSS is a freestanding electric stove with a 33L internal volume and gas cooktop. But what’s its cooking like?

Sterling B900DFSS
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$5798

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Test results

Overall score
75
Oven performance
?/10
Cooktop performance
?/10
Oven ease of use
?/10
Cooktop ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Oven performance is excellent.
  • Cooktop performance is very good.
  • Grill performance is very good.
  • Oven and cooktop are both OK to use.
  • Cooktop layout is very good (simmer and wok burners at front).
  • Grill and oven shelves have stoppers and move out smoothly.
  • Has 2 sets of telescopic runners.
  • Good visibility through main oven door.
  • Has a separate grill compartment and 2 oven compartments.

But

  • No shield in front of grill element.
  • Grill element can't be lowered for easy cleaning.
  • No catalytic liners or pyrolytic self-cleaning function.
  • Stainless steel and reflective glass exterior can show smudges.
  • Controls at front (so can be reached by children).

How we test

Overall score includes:

Oven performance (25%)
Cooktop performance (25%)
Oven ease of use (25%)
Cooktop ease of use (25%)

Key data

Cooking test results (/10)

Pizza
10.0
Roast chicken
9.0
Scones
8.5
Meringues
10.0
Toast
8.0
White sauce
9.0
Rice
7.0
Melting chocolate
10.0
Stir-frying
6.5

Model

Avg price
$5798
Cooktop type
Gas

Specifications

Internal useable volume (L)
33
External HxWxD (cm)
900-930 x 896 x 600
Internal HxWxD (cm)
Main oven 240 x 420 x 330
Tall oven 530 x 350 x 380
Width (cm)
90
Oven running costs ($/yr)
$32
Oven shelves/trays
2/2 (main oven) 4/2 shelves (tall oven)
Storage compartment
×
Pyrolytic self-cleaning
×
Catalytic liner
No
Telescopic runners
Yes (2)
Cooktop surface
Stainless steel
Dual elements
n/a
Cooktop residual heat indicator
n/a

Functions

Conventional bake
Fan-forced baking
Fan-assisted baking
Bottom element + fan

Features

Grill
Half grill
×
Fan grill
Rapid heat
×
Warm
×
Defrost

More Info

Notes
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Availability
Harvey Norman only.