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Versatility5***** Reliability 1 *
on 29 May 2012
First off-it is a fabulous piece of equipment. The oven heats up in less than 5 minutes and the temperature is always reliable. It cooks fantastic cakes, yorkshire puddings, etc on the cook function. The steamer is excellent. The microwave bit is as good as any microwave, and the crisp function is just brilliant. You can cook a whole chicken on the crisp function in an hour, done perfectly and beautifully moist.It can also do things like hash browns, onion rings, chicken nuggets, fishfingers, anything you would normally grill or fry on the crisp plate fat free. Pizzas can be cooked or reheated on the crisp plate after heating the plate for 3 minutes. No pre-heating ovens for ages for 10 minutes of cooking. I bought a specialist cookbook from NZ to get the most out of all the functions and it was definitely worth it to learn how to use it. I have used my main oven far less, and have come to rely on the jetchef for so much it is hard to live without it.
BUT after 9 months the display started to fade out when it got hot. And now that it is 2 months over the warranty it has died completely! It is such an expensive machine that it is a hard decision to make-repair at some extortionate cost, replace at even more expense, or settle for a lesser machine when I have enjoyed this one so much.
So I really don't know where to put it on the star rating. It really depends whether my experience of it giving up so soon is typical or whether I am unlucky.