Updated 17 Sep 2015

DeLonghi

DEF905GW1

Snapshot: The DeLonghi DEF905GW1 HSB738356A is a freestanding electric oven with gas cooktop. How did it perform in our test kitchen?

DEF905GW1
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$2800

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Test results

Overall score
73
Oven performance
?/10
Cooktop performance
?/10
Oven ease of use
?/10
Cooktop ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Oven performance is good.
  • Cooktop performance is very good.
  • Oven is OK to use.
  • Cooktop is easy to use.
  • Very good burner layout.
  • Grill tray rolls out smoothly and has stoppers.
  • Door and inside glass panel can be removed for easy cleaning.
  • Oven floor can be removed for easy cleaning.
  • OK visibility through door.
  • “Step-down” oven shelf accommodates high-sided baking dishes.
  • Has storage compartment.
  • Comes with a wok trivet and a small pot trivet.
  • Has flame-failure protection (the flame automatically re-ignites).

But

  • A small child could reach the cooktop and oven controls.
  • Comes with only one oven shelf.
  • Oven shelf rolls out loosely (though has stoppers to prevent it being pulled all the way out).
  • No shield in front of grill element.
  • Grill element can’t be lowered for easy cleaning.
  • No catalytic liners or pyrolytic self-cleaning.
  • Burner surround is aluminium and stains easily.
  • No rapid heat, fan-forced baking, half grill or warm function.

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
8.5
Roast chicken
9.0
Scones
7.8
Meringues
6.0
Toast
7.0
White sauce
9.0
Rice
6.5
Melting chocolate
10.0
Stir-frying
8.5

Model

Avg price
$2800
Cooktop type
Gas

Specifications

Internal useable volume (L)
97
External HxWxD (cm)
(900 -925) x 900 x 600
Internal HxWxD (cm)
292 x 777 x 428
Width (cm)
90
Oven running costs ($/yr)
$61
Oven shelves/trays
1/1
Catalytic liner
×
Pyrolytic self-cleaning
×
Telescopic runners
no
Storage compartment
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
-
Availability
-