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Neff Ovens - Are they worthy of the hype?

Neff ovens are a popular choice among kitchen retailers and the general public, no doubt helped by the brand's starring role as the oven of choice in the Great British Bake Off tent.

Neff is especially known for its 'Slide&Hide' oven door, which slides under the oven cavity for easy access. Its higher-end models include extras such as pyrolytic cleaning and steam cooking.

Neff ovens aren't a budget option, even if you go for its most basic offering, and we've seen both brilliant and underwhelming models from this brand over the years. If you're on a strict budget, find the best options available in your price range by speaking to our expert product advisors.

Neff ovens range in price from around £440 to more than £1,600, depending on whether you go for a simple single or a double with all the bells and whistles. With an average price of around £600, it's a brand aimed at keen cooks.

Slide & Hide with Pyrolytic

This has to be one of the most requested products we get at Applizmo and Neff has listened! The Slide & Hide door has now been redesigned so that it’s safe to use with the high temperatures a pyrolytic oven can get to.

No chemical cleaners are necessary as at 500°C everything turns to ash. When the programme is over, you just let the oven cool down and wipe it down with a damp cloth. That’s all there is to it.

Additionally, all the racking can now be kept inside the oven when using the pyrolytic function, so all you need to do is whip out the shelves.

Circotherm Is Better Than Ever

You can now use Circotherm on 4 shelf levels instead of three. The powerful motor has been redesigned to move air around the entire oven cavity by blowing hot air clockwise for 3 minutes then anti-clockwise for 3 minutes to produce a perfect, consistent result.

TFT Fascia Panel

The touch control fascia panel is exceptionally responsive and uses the same technology that you find on the best smartphones. The intuitive display is housed in a beautiful black glass fascia panel which matches the entire oven and compact range, so that you can produce a seamless design when stacking appliances or having them side by side.

Vario Steam

Aqua Assist has been superseded by the new and improved VarioSteam. VarioSteam gives dishes just the right amount of moisture by adding steam at three intensity levels for baking, roasting or just heating. Foods come out with a more intense flavour and an appetising appearance.Believe it or not, the two loaves below were made in exactly the same way and are of the same weight. The only difference was that the larger one was cooked with VarioSteam enabled!

Full Steam Available In Full Size Ovens

100% steam is now available in a full size single oven due to a brand new enamelled cavity. Unlike VarioSteam, the evaporator is located outside of the oven cavity which means it is pure steam only that is injected into the cavity. Full steam and VarioSteam also includes an automatic drying function which means that you no longer have to wipe out and dry the cavity manually.

Multipoint Meat Probe

Now you are guaranteed a perfectly roasted joint every time with Neff’s brand new meat probe! The meat probe measures the temperature of the meat at 3 different points on the probe. This means that it doesn’t matter if the probe is not inserted properly, as it will only ever take the lowest temperature reading. This is a fantastic function as it removes the guess work completely and means that you will never be at risk of over cooking and drying out your joints. You could also use this when reheating chilled foods to make sure that they reach a safe temperature to eat.

Baking And Roasting Assistant

This innovative assistant makes preparing a variety of dishes even easier and more convenient. For each one, the Baking and Roasting Assistant serves up a cooking suggestion at the touch of a button. It also recommends the ideal cooking mode, temperature and time to ensure perfect results. Naturally, you can change all of the suggestions at the touch of a button.

ComfortFlex Rails

FlexiRails are one of our most popular Neff accessories and they’re now even better! As you slide the shelf out the oven the rail will extend and then stop, so that you can leave your food there if you wish to. But, you can now gently raise the shelf and slide it completely out of the rail for easy removal of heavy meals.

A Seamless Design

As mentioned earlier, the new Neff range does not include a double oven option but there is an optional accessory: seamless combination strips. You can use them to aesthetically join two appliances together to create a seamless look.

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