First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.
Samsung's twin convection oven
- — 30 July, 2010 14:43
Recently we toured Samsung's white goods showroom and had a change to browse the company's range cook tops and ovens.
Pricing for the Samsung Oven range starts at around the $800 mark and finishes below the $2000 line; somewhere in the middle sits the Samsung BQ1D4T081 oven priced at $1299. The BQ1D4T081 features twin convection technology, ceramic enamel interior, three cooking zones and steam cleaning.
Twin convection coupled with the divider shelf opens up the option of cooking multiple foods at once without odours transferring from one food to another
Samsung’s 'twin convection technology' allows you to cook multiple dishes at once with two independently controlled temperatures. Additionally, a removable shelf inserted in the middle separates the top of the oven from bottom eliminating the transference of odours from one dish to another.
The BQ1D4T081 has a total capacity of 65L (30 upper and 32 lower) and also packs in two grills and a heater at the bottom for warming up plates or keeping food items warm while you wait for other foods to finish cooking.
Helping you keep track of temperatures and cooking times is a twin LED display that sits next to the obligatory settings knob. The Samsung BQ1D4T081 also includes a child safety lock and quadruple glazed oven door, meaning it’s safe to touch while the oven is in operation.
According to Samsung, the BQ1D4T081 requires little to no chemical cleaning agents at all, with the company incorporating a steam clean function into the BQ1D4T081. The combination of heat and steam work to soften greasy residue meaning all you should have to do is wipe the interior down with cloth or paper towel after the steam cycle has completed. The door of the BQ1D4T081 has no joints or screws and removes for cleaning if required. The company claims the ceramic enamel interior offers increased resistance to scratches, and the surface is non-stick.