Updated 17 Sep 2015

Parmco

AR 900-LEG

Snapshot: The Parmco AR 900-LEG HSB738356A is a freestanding electric oven with gas cooktop. How did it perform in our test kitchen?

AR 900-LEG
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$2999

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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 mostly good.
  • Oven is OK to use.
  • Cooktop is easy to use.
  • Excellent burner layout (includes a fish burner in the centre).
  • Grill tray rolls out fairly smoothly (but doesn’t have stoppers to prevent it being pulled all the way out).
  • Grill element has a shield.
  • Door can be removed for easy cleaning.
  • OK visibility through door.
  • Comes with a wok trivet and a small pot trivet.
  • Has flame-failure protection (the gas shuts off).

But

  • Poor results in our stir-fry test.
  • 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).
  • Grill element can’t be lowered for easy cleaning.
  • No catalytic liners or pyrolytic self-cleaning.
  • Door is very stiff to open.
  • No storage compartment.
  • No fan-assisted baking, rapid heat, 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
7.0
Roast chicken
8.5
Scones
8.5
Meringues
8.0
Toast
7.0
White sauce
9.0
Rice
8.0
Melting chocolate
10.0
Stir-frying
4.0

Model

Avg price
$2999
Cooktop type
Gas

Specifications

Internal useable volume (L)
94
External HxWxD (cm)
(760-ns) x 900 x 600
Internal HxWxD (cm)
312 x 696 x 433
Width (cm)
90
Oven running costs ($/yr)
$47
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
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Availability
Model discontinued. Replaced by Parmco AR900-LEG-1.

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