Written on: 01/07/2012
To be fair, the Stoves free-standing cooker was included when we bought the house. However, it was in perfect condition as it was almost new then, part of a full and fairly expensive kitchen refurbishment completed to sell the house. The control knobs are poor quality plastic and after a year half are broken. Replacements cost over £7 each! The cooker surface scratches very easily, and the top oven has stopped working. Apart from that.....! Unfortunately I can't think of many... (read more)
Written on: 31/05/2011 by studio500 (3 reviews written)
I have owned several Stoves Ovens in the past. Our latest purchase was the Electric Stoves 61 ehdo. This was not a cheap oven by any means however I was happy to pay the premium in a trusted name like Stoves. All my previous ovens were excellent but sadly this model falls far short in terms of quality, reliability and performance. As other reviewers have stated the knobs do indeed all break and crack within the first 12 months. The glass top cooking surface of the oven scratches very... (read more)
Written on: 26/04/2011
I have a Stoves model 61GDO and although it is not the same model as the other reviews they all share the same problem as I do THE RUBBISH KNOBS. For a cooker that is as expensive as these models are the knobs are appalling and as I said to their customer services if I continue to replace the knobs at the present rate at around £40 a time in 6 years I could have bought a new cooker. TIME TO LOOK AT THE DESIGN, STOVES, as we can't all be wrong. I will say that when I complained by e.mail they... (read more)
Written on: 18/04/2011
I have had my cooker for about 3 years now and all the knobs have cracked. They are made of plastic and do not last. I also complained to stoves and they advised me to buy new knobs!!! I did this .....and 6 months on the 2nd set are cracking. 2 out of the 6 have gone again!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will complain again but I totally agree DO NOT buy this cooker. (read more)
Written on: 06/12/2010
My Stoves gas oven is less than 2 years old and I hate it.
The useless 'foil' coating on all the knobs has come off, revealing the plastic underneath, which in turn has even melted to a bubbly blob on one and cracked clean in half on another!
I contacted Stoves to tell them how appalled I am with my purchase and even sent them pictures of the ruined control knobs...they just said I could buy new ones for £7 each!!
Why should I pay out £42 just for them to go the same way? (read more)
Written on: 09/11/2010
Control knobs are too weak and made of plastic. They disintegrate and break very quickly and at £13 each to replace thats over £80 extra you will need to pay!
Rubbish build quality and not what you would expect from stoves! (read more)
Written on: 06/06/2010
We have owned this cooker for just over a year and the built quality is appauling. The control knobs are now splitting and becoming useless at the rate of one a week. Please do not buy this cooker find one with sturdy metal compotents.
The grill tray distorts when hot! great idea what else do you expect it to do. I cannot wait to replace this and i will certainly not be buying from this manufacturer again. (read more)