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Saturday, 24 January 2015

Europa Ovenmate Professional




My new kitchen toys....a giant oven.  It is 84L capacity that allow max up to 5 tray to bake at the same time.  Love its outlook as it looks quite elegant too no doubt it is really giant. Look at how it is compare to my kitchenaids artisan. 

Here is some sharing how I end up settle with this oven during oven selection.  I started my baking journey with a small oven about 30L. And it last for about 2 yrs before I give it to my MIL and upgrade it to bigger oven about 45L which is still very cheap. It is about RM300++. 2nd oven last me for quite some years until it's turning knob for timer become brittle and end up broke recently. I have to use needle nose plier to twist the timer each time I want to bake something. And my oven door no longer able to close tightly after back from door repair during warranty period.  I make up my mind to upgrade myself with a professional oven this round. 

At first, I started to look for the commercially used oven but in smallest size. I was introduced by a brand called Soner. It coz about RM2200 before negotiation. The size and capacity is about the same as this oven and it claimed that the baking results are extremely even. However, the quality of its built out look a bit cheap. It is made from Taiwan. I still hestitating whether to buy it or not but decided to give myself somemore time to search for others brand. Then, I saw another brand called Eka (Italy parts assembled in Taiwan) in the baking ingredients shop I used to go most of the time. That oven really look good on its finishing. The stainless steel look much more quality and its door feeling more solid when open/close it compare to Soner brand. Of course the price also not cheap. RM3500 before negotiation.  At that moment, deep in my thought already choose it but step back due to its price. I went to another kitchen supply shop to check for the same brand but their price even higher. Then they recommended me a brand called Unox model Anna which also cost RM3500. Before  I decided to go back to settle down with Eka brand from baking ingredients shop, I went to get some advice from a Sifu(ex-hotel chef) who currently open a baking ingredients supply shop now. He then advice me just look for brand Europa, Zanussi or Elba within price range RM1100 to 1300 is pretty enough for home based used. In case that if u plan to expand to home business, you can still buy another same model to improve productivity. 

Below is the precise learning that he shared with me. I really appreciated it and would like to share to my blog reader too.
1. We should reserved space about 1-2 inches each surrounding the oven tray during baking. In the other word, do not too greedy buy max tray size for your oven. Typically those oven(~RM1k) should able to produce even baking result if we bake it correctly. 
2. The black slightly deep tray that come with the oven is not for cookies baking. It is to collect the liquid flow out during cooking food.

After talking to him, I directly went to the electrical shop to find Euŕopa oven. They have 2 Europa model ovens, one is around 50+L capacity and another one is this 84L capacity.  I was attracted by this bigger size oven from its look first. Then I compare their power consumption. Smaller on consume 2.67kw but bigger one consume 2.4kw. I  ended up settled with this ovenmate professional. ☺. The oven come with only one set of baking tray, grill and drip tray. I purchased an additional grill so that I can bake in mutiple racks. 

I still in progress adjusting all my recipes with this new oven as all oven behave differently.  I did gain some learning from my first multi racks baking (from my first attempt failure)!


54 comments:

  1. Hi! I m considering to buy Eka Oven, and currently I m using built-in oven. Just because the function can bake 4 trays at one times, it really attracts me.
    May I know this Europa Ovenmate can bake 4 trays at one times? My built in oven when bake biscuit (max. 2 trays).... its uneven colour. Darken at side, lighter colour in middle tray. Hopes to hear from your recommendation. Thank you.

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  2. This model got support up to 5 trays but u need to purchase additional rack with about RM35-38 per rack before GST. I only tried up to 2 trays. Honestly, I still not very pro on using it yet. During CNY when i bake cookies, certain cookies i still need to rotate tray in order to make sure it is even. I didn't switch tray but rotate the inside to outside only. Result still quite satisfied,

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  3. Can I know if you have successfully adjusting your recipe on your new oven, I need some know if this oven bake evenly and what is the good and bad about this oven. I am considering buying it in few days time.

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    1. Sorry for late reply. I never adjust my recipes so far beside the need to tune the baking time and temperature a bit. To be safe, i usually start with the following the same temperature suggested in the recipe. If the outcome doesn't compromising, eg: brown too fast or too slow, i will adjust the temperature accordingly. Bear in mind that for some recipes, baking too long will make the internal of the food too dry even though we manage to get the nice golden result on the cookies or bread surface.

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  4. May I know where did u buy the oven?

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    1. Bought it from here.
      http://www.banhuat.com/option/mod_product_detail/cid/12791

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  5. Hi. May I know how much u buy it? How is the result I fee baking cake? How big cake mold can it fit in? Can it bake two cakes in once? Thanks.

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    1. Hi, i bought the oven with RM1780 (at end of year 2014). This oven has no issue baking cake so far. The biggest cake mold i use is only 9 inches diameter. I never tried to bake 2 cakes at the same time. You may be able to do it with 2 racks but you definitely need to swap the rack in the middle of the baking process. No comment on how will be the cake output. =P

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  6. Thanks for the information, it is helpfull for me

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    1. welcome. it is some sharing....=)

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  7. Hi, may i know the europa oven where you brought from? Because my area can't get this brand.
    Tq.
    Eunice

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    2. Bought it from here.
      http://www.banhuat.com/option/mod_product_detail/cid/12791

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  8. Hi I am currently looking for an oven. May I know the model and the size(l x w x h) of your Europa oven?? May I know if the oven has an adjustable 上下火?? May I also know if there is a fan at its back?? Thanks.

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    1. Hi, you may get the dimension and information of the oven from below URL.
      http://www.banhuat.com/option/mod_product_detail/cid/12791

      Yes, it did has 4 or 5 modes for user to adjust the heat.
      The fan is on the back of the oven but the air blow out from front of the oven. it is a counter top oven instead of build in cabinet oven .

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  9. Hi lee may, i wish to have one like you. Can this oven bake cake nicely? You still need to rotate tray while baking for cookies/pastry/bread/cake??. Tqvm for your sharing

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    1. Hi cikguzila, Sure you can have one, =).
      Yes, the oven able to bake cake nicely. I will rotate once when bake any of about, just to make sure I get evenly golden result.

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  10. 你好,我想请问你一下 你的rack35-38
    是在哪里买的?

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    1. I bought it from Tanjung Bungah, Penang from Europa distributor.
      Sales & Service
      Office : PENANG
      6L, Jalan Tanjung Tokong
      Tanjung Tokong
      10470 Penang
      Malaysia

      Tel: 04-8908262

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  11. may i know where you bought the oven?thank you.i'm planing to buy ...

    weiyen1129@hotmail.com

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    1. Here you go. But it is at Penang. Others state I have no idea.
      http://www.banhuat.com/option/mod_product_detail/cid/12791

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  12. LeeMay.. how is your Europa Oven Mate oven so far? Will like to get one multipurpose oven for myself...but no idea which to get...might to share ur experience on this oven? much you bought?

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    1. I have no bad comments so far with the oven. It did able to provide me all the baking results as i expected. I'm satisfied with the oven.
      As mentioned in above comment, I bought it at RM1780( year 2014)

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  13. Hi how much you bought ur europa oven?

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  14. Hi how much you bought ur europa oven?

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  15. Hi is this Europa nice to use? Can clean easily?

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    1. Yes. I am still very satisfied with the oven. It doesn't require much cleaning for typical baking.
      I will say it is easy to clean it.

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  16. Hi...Sorry to disturb you. I just bought the same oven but don't know how to use it. Pls help me!
    1) Cake: which tray should I use
    2) Cookies : Which tray and how many tray at a time.

    Thanking you in advance.

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    1. There are a few combination i will use.
      For single tray baking:
      For cake : I will put the tray at 2nd rack from bottom for cake( as cake tin took some height)
      For cookies/Pastries: I will put the tray middle of the rack, 3rd rack from top or bottom( as the tray for this type of baking very thin
      only)

      Then, for baking multiple trays( so far i only tried 2 trays for cookies, pastries/bread)
      I will use 2nd from top rack and 2nd from bottom rack.

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  17. Hi I just bought the same oven like you, but i have no idea how to use it... would you mind to write a blog for this topic how to use it base on your experienced? Thank you

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    1. Hi, can you specifically tell what kind of topic you would like to know? Probably I should consolidate all above comments into a page. =)

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  18. Hi I just bought the same oven like you, but i have no idea how to use it... would you mind to write a blog for this topic how to use it base on your experienced? Thank you

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    1. Hi, can you specifically tell what kind of topic you would like to know? Probably I should consolidate all above comments into a page. =)

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  19. Hi, may I know how much u bought this Europa oven? Thanks

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  20. Hi, may I know where can I order this oven?

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    1. here is where I bought it.
      http://www.banhuat.com/option/mod_product_detail/cid/12791

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  21. Hi,I'm looking for a good oven as well to bake multiple trays of cookies. Thanks for the advices about getting an oven. May I know where did u bought it and how much? Thanks

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    1. I only able to give comments on 2 trays baking with this oven.
      I bought it from
      http://www.banhuat.com/option/mod_product_detail/cid/12791

      RM 1780 ( year 2014)

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  22. Hi LeeMay, how much you pay for this 84L oven ?

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  23. How much you bought this oven? From where?
    Hows your bake at this moment? Is the oven good?

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    1. RM 1780 ( year 2014).
      From http://www.banhuat.com/option/mod_product_detail/cid/12791
      So far so good as i 'm satisfied with this oven. Personally, i like this oven. =)

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  24. Hi, may i know do you bake bread? what function you used, can bake how many tray in one time, thank you for your sharing . i bought it recently. :)

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    1. I bake using top and bottom heat with fan function. I bake 2 trays each time but required to swap the trays when the bread started to turn golden in order to get the even and nice output

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    2. Thank you for your reply :)

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  25. Hi, may i know. Can the fan switched off and on manually? Because cakes are preferably need the fan to be switched off while cookies and meringues and pavlova may prefer fan to be switched on.

    Thanks for help

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  26. Yes, there is a knob to control the heat and fan.

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  27. Hi, i am interested with this oven, thinking to get this or unox...
    Just wanna to ask you, how you feel with this oven?

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    1. I like this oven..it did give me the result i want.

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  28. Hi sis, i am planning to buy a new oven as im still considering either europa ovenmate or europa valencia. Im still newbie in baking. Is the oven good for pastry as well. How is the result?

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    1. Pastry baking shuould be alright on either one oven. This oven did output very even pastry. You may find the pastry post in my blog. =)

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