Review of IKEA FRAMTID OV5 Oven: A Basic Oven Does the Job

Blossom S By Blossom S, 27th Apr 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/8e6q5tfo/
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In conclusion IKEA FRAMTID OV5 is a very basic oven, which does its job. I’m pleased to recommend it if you are looking for an oven in this price range.

Review of IKEA FRAMTID OV5 Oven: A Basic Oven Does the Job

One day my old oven stopped working, so I had to buy a replacement. After a careful search on the internet the IKEA oven caught my eye. However I thought better to see it before I buy. So I planed a visit to IKEA in Croydon, in which a Chinese superstore Wing Yip is nearby.

About IKEA:

IKEA is the world's largest furniture retailer. It was founded in 1943 in Sweden. IKEA mainly designs and sells ready-to-assemble furniture such as beds, desks, appliances and home accessories, etc. The one I’m writing about is one of IKEA kitchen appliances, given the full name, IKEA FRAMTID OV5 Oven.

Packaging and Features:

My IKEA oven comes in a recycled box. It contains an oven, a drip tray, a grid, an instruction for use and other documents. The oven is approximately 65cm wide, 63cm high and 69cm deep. The oven is 41.2kg and in a black colour.

The oven has three turn buttons. From the left to the right they are functions, timing and temperature. It provides 5 functions: top and bottom heating, Grill, Dual grill, Turbo grill and Pastry function. It has one 25W light bulb inside and the usable volume is medium. The area of the largest baking sheet is 1200 cm². The voltage is 240V and the efficiency class is A.


Usage:

IKEA is not responsible to assemble it. So I paid a qualified technician to do it for me. Before using the oven you should remove the accessories from the oven and heat it 200 degree for about an hour to eliminate the smell of the protective grease and insulating materials. Keep the window open during this operation.

After the operation you can combine the 5 functions for different ways of cooking. The oven turns off automatically at the end of the set cooking time.

Price and Availability:

In the UK you can buy IKEA FRAMTID OV5 Oven in IKEA stores as well as their website. As a guide, I paid £209 in July 2011, £60 less than the original price. It’s currently priced at £239.

My personal experience:

I have to say I don’t have much experience about oven. In IKEA oven area there were some choices. The one I bought was the cheapest. There was a white oven in same model too. However it was sold at the original price. I would not like pay extra £60 just for colour. So although the black oven doesn’t match my kitchen, I still chose it. After almost one year use I’m satisfied with its performance.

The five functions can totally meet my needs. Inner glass on oven door is smooth and the door is removable for easy cleaning. The oven door has a child-proof lock, which is not useful for me though.

The only downside to me is the oven does have a timer, but it doesn’t have a clock to show you the time. I was used to a clock on oven. Out of habit I like to look at the clock when I cook, even I don’t use the oven.

In conclusion IKEA FRAMTID OV5 is a very basic oven, which does its job. I’m pleased to recommend it if you are looking for an oven in this price range.

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Basic Oven, Chinese Superstore, Croydon, Ikea, Ikea Framtid Ov5 Oven, Ikea In Croydon, Ikea Oven, Oven, Sweden, Wing Yip

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Blossom S is a writer and economist from the United Kingdom. She likes writing and travelling.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
28th Apr 2012 (#)

Very informative review, thank you blossom...

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author avatar Buzz
28th Apr 2012 (#)

Thanks, Blossom. Informative.

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author avatar Denise O
20th Jun 2012 (#)

Good review on the IKEA FRAMTID OV5 oven. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Barry S
17th May 2014 (#)

The grill is on all of the time!!!I bought one in mid-2010.I never got to use it because I had to go to America urgently at very short notice due to family illness.I have just returned to my home(in Spain)and when I tried to use the oven I found that the grill element was on on ALL of the function settings.Has anyone else heard of any problems like this?There is nothing on the recall site.I am about to go to IKEA in Murcia,where I bought it,but I don't expect to get much joy from them!

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