A premium-looking dual-fuel cooker, the Hotpoint HDM67G8C2CX/UK is sweet to take a look at and provides quite a lot of area in its two ovens. It’s good to see that each are fan ovens, delivering glorious leads to each. The underside grill might cook dinner extra evenly, however that minor criticism apart, it is a nice cooker for those who need quite a lot of cooking area and a fuel hob.
- Properly constructed
- Numerous oven area
- Twin fan ovens
- Temperature dial not very effectively marked
- Backside grill is uneven
CapabilityThere’s a 70-litre backside oven and a 44-litre prime oven – greater than sufficient room to cook dinner massive dinners.
HobFeatures a four-burner fuel hob.
Though typically seen because the cheaper choice for built-in home equipment, the Hotpoint HDM67G8C2CX/UK exhibits that dual-fuel cookers may be trendy and highly effective.
With as a lot cooking area (if no more) as built-in home equipment, a four-burner fuel hob with a lid, and twin fan ovens, this versatile cooker will address your entire cooking wants.
Design and options
- Two massive ovens
- Easy controls, though temperatures might be higher marked
- Built-in fuel burner
Kitted out in chrome steel, the Hotpoint HDM67G8C2CX/UK appears good and can complement just about each model of kitchen. It additionally feels exceptionally effectively constructed, from the robust doorways to the chunky management dials.
Area is an enormous cause why dual-fuel cookers stay so widespread, as they take up the identical bodily flooring area as an under-counter oven and built-in hob, but provide comparable cooking area to built-in ovens.
Right here, the highest oven has 44-litre capability, whereas the underside oven has a 70-litre capability. Collectively, that’s a mixed 114 litres of area, which is analogous should you purchased separate built-in home equipment, such because the AEG KMK968000M combi microwave (43 litres) and AEG BPK948330M oven (73 litres).
The highest oven operates like an everyday oven, with a fold-down door. Inside, there’s area for 2 oven cabinets. This oven has convection, fan and grill choices. That’s good to see, as typically the smaller oven gained’t have a fan setting.
A transparent door and brilliant gentle make it simple to see inside whereas cooking.
As the underside oven is near the ground, it doesn’t have a fold-down door, however a swing-open one as an alternative. That’s good when it comes to area saving however it does imply that there’s no door to relaxation a scorching tray on, comparable to for turning over meals whereas cooking. That’s a minor difficulty with all dual-fuel cookers, so a close-by trivet on a counter is a should.
This oven has 5 shelf positions, permitting a higher vary of cooking choices or totally loading massive meals, comparable to a roast dinner. There’s convection, fan, and grill cooking out there on this oven, too.
Hotpoint supplies loads of equipment, with 5 wire cabinets offered, suitable with the highest and backside oven. As somebody who’s needed to exit and purchase further cabinets for an oven earlier than, it’s good to get all the things within the field.
There’s additionally a grill pan with a deal with, which makes it simpler to make use of both grill, though I did discover myself veering in the direction of the highest oven for this. And, there’s additionally a stable baking tray.
There aren’t any slide-out rails, which is a disgrace. These make it simpler so as to add and take away meals to the oven, notably heavy casserole dishes and the like.
This oven is straightforward to make use of, with clearly marked controls for the highest and backside ovens. Hotpoint has used customary symbols for oven features. I feel that they’re simple sufficient to grasp, however the guide explains what every one does.
Devoted temperature controls can be found, however these aren’t that clearly marked: there’s a setting for 200°C after which 250°C on the underside oven, however the steps between aren’t clearly marked, so there’s a little bit of guesswork concerned.
A easy timer is out there, which may be set to beep when it hits zero or to show the ovens off. The timer does flip off each ovens without delay, so watch out how you utilize this.
Catalytic liners assist hold the oven clear and grease-free, however there’s not a extra hardcore pyrolytic choice on this mannequin.
I just like the glass lid, which sits above the hobs, giving further counter area if you want it, folding as much as present a splashback and entry to the 4 hobs. Forged iron grates sit above the burners and supply a steady cooking platform, even for my smallest pans.
Once more, fuel controls are simple to make use of, with devoted controls for every burner, and computerized ignition igniting the fuel as quickly because the hob is turned on.
- Good vitality saving with small oven
- Backside grill isn’t very even
- Good temperature dispersion
I put the Hotpoint HDM67G8C2CX/UK by a sequence of assessments to see how effectively it will probably cook dinner. First, I cooked a batch of oven chips utilizing the smaller prime oven, set to 210°C and working for 24-minutes.
Ignoring the heat-up time, this oven used 0.382kWh of energy (round 13p). Due to the fan oven distributing warmth evenly, my chips cooked superbly and evenly.
Switching to the bigger backside oven for a similar activity, the cooking was simply nearly as good, however energy jumped to 0.465kWh (round 16p). Having the smaller oven out there for smaller jobs could make for fairly the associated fee saving over the yr, whereas the bigger oven turns into helpful for larger jobs.
Setting the highest oven to 200°C, I loaded it with a tray of ceramic beans, after which took a thermal shot of it. There’s barely extra warmth on the again (the place the factor is) than the entrance, however warmth is properly distributed. I measured the entrance of the oven at 198.4°C and the again at 207.6°C – a small temperature vary.
Transferring to the underside oven, the temperature take a look at produced comparable outcomes when utilizing the center shelf, as you possibly can see from the thermal shot beneath. I measured the temperature on the entrance of the shelf at 199.9°C and 208.6°C on the rear.
On the highest shelf, the oven acquired fairly a bit hotter: 209.8°C on the entrance and 217.8°C on the rear, with the right-hand barely hotter than the again. Total, temperature distribution and management is nice.
Transferring onto the grills, I put slices of bread throughout the cabinets. Outcomes from the highest grill had been very spectacular. The underside left was barely underdone, however the different slices of bread toasted effectively.
I didn’t discover the underside grill nearly as good. Right here, the center of the grill was extremely popular, giving me burnt toast, whereas the highest left slice of bread was solely simply cooked. If I had been grilling right here, I’d want to show meals repeatedly; I’d largely use the highest oven, although, primarily based on my outcomes.
Do you have to purchase it?
You need high quality cooking and beauty:
A premium dual-fuel cooker with twin fan ovens offers you loads of cooking choices.
You need further cooking features:
In order for you steam cooking, an induction hob or good options, different selections could swimsuit you extra.
For those who’ve acquired an current dual-fuel cooker that wants changing or need one for a brand new kitchen structure for area causes, then the Hotpoint HDM67G8C2CX/UK is a superb alternative.
Twin fan ovens enhance flexibility, and there’s quite a lot of room for cooking. I’m not so impressed with the underside grill, however with the highest one offering glorious outcomes, that’s not a lot of a problem.
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Used as our predominant oven for the overview interval
We use ceramic beads and a thermal digital camera to see how evenly the oven heats.
We use slices of bread to see how evenly the grill cooks.
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