Updated 28 Feb 2017

Bosch

HCA854450A

Snapshot: The Bosch HCA854450A is a freestanding electric oven with a radiant ceramic cooktop and an internal volume of 59L. But what’s its cooking like?

HCA854450A
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$3999

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Test results

Overall score
80
Oven performance
?/10
Cooktop performance
?/10
Oven ease of use
?/10
Cooktop ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Oven performance is excellent.
  • Grill performance is very good.
  • Cooktop performance is good.
  • Oven and cooktop are easy to use.
  • Element layout is very good (small and large elements at the front).
  • Door and inside glass can be removed for cleaning.
  • Excellent visibility through oven door.
  • Pyrolytic self-cleaning function.
  • Controls are retractable.
  • Oven-door lock.
    • Has storage drawer.

But

  • No telescopic runners.
  • Oven shelves roll out loosely and stoppers don’t prevent them from being pulled all the way out.
  • No shield in front of grill element.
  • Expensive.

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
9.0
Roast chicken
8.5
Scones
10.0
Meringues
10.0
Toast
8.5
White sauce
8.5
Rice
7.5
Melting chocolate
10.0
Stir-frying
5.5

Model

Avg price
$3999
Cooktop type
Radiant ceramic

Specifications

Internal useable volume (L)
59
External HxWxD (cm)
900 x 600 x 600
Internal HxWxD (cm)
300 x 490 x 400
Width (cm)
60
Oven running costs ($/yr)
$28
Oven shelves/trays
2/3
Catalytic liner
×
Pyrolytic self-cleaning
Telescopic runners
no
Storage compartment
Cooktop surface
Ceramic
Dual elements
yes
Cooktop residual heat indicator
yes

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
-
Availability
-