MY NEW BENCH TOP OVEN: ROWENTA OC7868 38L ELECTRIC OVEN

Finally after much consideration and thoughts, I had finally decided to buy a bench top  electric oven instead of  the build in type. Previously I am using the Panasonic microwave with convection baking mode to bake my cupcakes, cookies and cakes. However, the quantity I can bake at a time is not as much and it will take a few rounds to finish baking. I find that it is quite time consuming. Thus with my interest in baking, I had decided to buy a bigger capacity oven so that I bake more in a shorter period of time. Especially during festive season like Christmas and Chinese new year.

So the question is : Bench top oven or build in oven?

Initially we thought of the build in oven. Frog and I had looked through the kitchen to see which are the possible space / area for the oven. We had go around to source for the build in oven and checked with the staff on how to re ‘renovate’ the cabinet space for the build in oven.

Advice from the staff:

1. Get a carpenter to do up the space for the build in oven ( Re renovate – involves knocking down of existing cabinets etc)

2. Go to ikea to buy the ‘box’ to contain the build in oven. Ikea do sell this kind of ‘box’ that fits most build in oven.

We had checked on the price for the carpenter and it cost about $200 or more for the carpentry work. The ‘box’ from Ikea cost about $160 or more depends on the laminate that you choose. Option 2 was out due to space constrain in the kitchen.

After much thinking and planning, frog and I thought that it will be quite troublesome to re renovate the kitchen and not to add on more cost to our pockets. A build in oven ranges from $700 plus and more Thus the idea of getting build in oven was out. So next question which brand of bench top oven is better? Any additional space to place the oven? Another round of sourcing the bench top oven , reading up online for bench top oven review an space allocation for the oven. I am so glad that frog go through all the sourcing and planning with me.It makes the buying process fun! 2 brains is better than 1.

After looking through reviews and shopping around, we had decided to buy Rowenta OC7868 38L Electric Oven. So far, it is the only bench top oven with internal fan for even distribution of heat. This is a plus point as temperature of the oven is a very important factor for baking. I had bought the oven from Tampines Mega Courts. Courts sales person told us that there will be a Rowenta promoter station at their outlet and he will answer any queries on the oven. Not only that, we can call him in advance to tell him what cake / cookies we are interested to learn and he will buy the ingredients and give a demonstration on how to bake. The promoter is on leave when we went to purchase the oven.  I will definitely call and ask him to show us how to bake butter cake.

Rowenta OC7868 Bench Top Electric Oven

I had started to bake cookies and cakes using the new Rowenta OC7868 oven. Stay tune for oven review.   :)

Counting down to weekend! Cheers! :)

  428 comments for “MY NEW BENCH TOP OVEN: ROWENTA OC7868 38L ELECTRIC OVEN

  1. joey
    April 2014 at

    Hi scharlie,

    Are the demos still done at courts mega? Or you have moved?

    Jo

  2. Scharlie Lim
    April 2014 at

    Hi

    Demo still on at Court Mega daily except Tuesday which is my off day

    1.30 pm daily

  3. Scharlie Lim
    April 2014 at

    Hi

    Jess: You can alway come down to see the demo and ask question.

    Lynn: The steamer is solely for steam dishes eg. chicken and fish

  4. Lynn
    April 2014 at

    Hi Scharlie,

    Thanks for clearing my doubt.

    I am thinking of getting the oc7891 but would like to know the after warranty support for rowenta oven? May I know ,so far, anyone has any issue with the support? I don’t seem to find any presence of its support centre in singapore… Cause the price is pretty steep, would want to be more assured for its support should there be a need.

    Thanks.

  5. Poky
    May 2014 at

    I saw recently there is a Harvey Norman sales at expo hall 6a that is selling the oven on promotional price.

  6. kim
    June 2014 at

    Any other scheduled demo besides at Tampines Mega Store?

  7. Scharlie Lim
    June 2014 at

    HI

    I will doing Demo at Court Mega for the whole of June.

    Good day

  8. Aren
    June 2014 at

    A question for Scharlie. When will you be doing a demo in Courts in Nex @ Serangoon? I just bought Rowenta oven 7868. My very first oven for baking! I would like to learn how to use it properly. Would love to see your demo.

  9. Angie
    June 2014 at

    Hi Scharlie, recently i starr baking some cup cakes for my children . I put the tray on the second shelf and i bake for 20 minutes. Middle parts is becoming nuce golden brown but the side is over burn. Is that means something wrong with the oven?? Please advise… thank you very much……

  10. Scharlie Lim
    June 2014 at

    Hi

    My demo schedule for July 2014

    1 to 10 July NEX Upper Serangoon
    11 to 31 July Mega Store Tampines
    Time: 1330 hrs to 1800 hrs approx.
    No Demo on 1 and 10 because of set up and closing.

    Aren: You can visit me at NEX

    Angie: Please pay a visit so that I can show you the rack placing and mode for baking

    Good day

  11. crick
    July 2014 at

    Hi I just received the Oc 7868 oven last wed and started using it on sunday. I have done the endurance test . I would like to check is it normal to see condensation at the digital display?

    TQ.

  12. Dariel
    July 2014 at

    Hi Crick,

    Yes it is normal to see condensation at the digital display. It will goes off after a while. Happy using the rowenta oven. :)

    Cheers,
    Dariel

  13. Crick
    July 2014 at

    Hi Dariel,

    Thanks for the info.

    Crick

  14. Crick
    July 2014 at

    May I know if I need to apply online warranty for the oven? Don’t seem to find hardcopy warranty card to mail to local office.

    Crick

  15. Scharlie Lim
    July 2014 at

    Hi Crick

    Keep the receipt as your warranty. No more sending or register on line warranty in Singapore.

  16. Crick
    July 2014 at

    Hi Scharlie,

    Thanks for the reply.

    Crick

  17. Priscilla
    July 2014 at

    Hi scharlie,

    I just bought a rowenta oven (digital black) and I have difficulties using the oven. I used it to bake 2 trays of Swiss roll and I noted that the top of top tray is burnt is nt fully cooked and the bottom tray is not cooked. I used the natural convention mode.

    The next day I used the natural convention mode to bake a chiffon cake but this time round, the top is burnt and the cake is uncooked. The same happens when I try to bake the egg tarts using the pastry mode. The bottom of the egg tart is nt cooked and my custard is cooked. Additionally, I realized that tarts baked on the right side of the oven get burnt already. It seems that the temperature is nt even.

    Is this an oven problem or the wrong mode being used? Appreciate your advice.

  18. Priscilla
    July 2014 at

    Hi scharlie,

    My email add is wrong in the previous post. Updated for follow up emails.

  19. Scharlie Lim
    July 2014 at

    Hi Priscilla

    Please come to my Demo Counter so that I can assist you better ; during our phone conversation.

    Good day

  20. Celine Wong
    August 2014 at

    Hi Scharlie, I bought the Rowenta OC7868 and tried baking. The results were worse off than my Sharp oven. The baking time does not correspond with the recipe book. It takes much longer. Why is this so when my previous oven can meet the instructions set by the recipe book. Also, please advise which mode I should use :
    1. Macaron
    2. Choc sponge cake
    3. Lava molten cake
    4. Quiche
    5. Chiffon cake
    When do I use fan mode or convection?

    Looking fwd to yr reply

  21. Chee Yong
    August 2014 at

    Hi Scharlie, what’s your Aug schedule ? Where can we see your demo ?

  22. Scharlie Lim
    August 2014 at

    Hi
    I will be doing demo at Mega Store Tampines till 17 August.

    19 to 20 August , I am on leave

    21 to 31 August Court Clementi

    Any Rowenta oven customer, especially those staying in the West side and central of Singapore can pay me a visit to understand and how to operate the oven. Demo is on daily from 1300 hrs to approx. 1800 hrs.
    I am off on Every Tuesday.

    Good day

  23. Ng
    August 2014 at

    Hi Scharlie,

    Will try to see you when you are at clementi. Any idea what are you going to demo there?

  24. Barnaby
    August 2014 at

    Hi Scharlie,

    I am currently looking at replacing my old Microwave Convection Oven with a Convection Oven and have been reading about your posting here. Was at Courts over the weekend and realised that the promo is over for the Rowenta Oven. Any idea if they are having any other promos soon?
    Thanks.

  25. Scharlie Lim
    August 2014 at

    Hi

    Due to the limited facilities at Clementi, you will see bread, few macrons, swiss roll and cake lapis

    Don’t come on the first day because equipments might arrived late.

    Good day

  26. Jessie Ang
    August 2014 at

    Hi Barnaby
    Just saw your post. Courts is having a road show at Singapore Expo ending today (24 Aug). I just bought the model OC7868 @ $649.

  27. Cheryl
    August 2014 at

    Hi Scharlie,

    Clementi is too far for me. Going anywhere near Punggol soon?

  28. Scharlie Lim
    September 2014 at

    Hi Cheryl

    I am now station at Court Mega Tampines doing Demo. At least 2 weeks or whole month. Is yet to confirm for 2nd half month.

    Daily 1.30 pm to 6 pm

    Off on Tuesday.

  29. Chong
    September 2014 at

    Dear Scharlie ,
    how can I contact you?
    Can I know the schedule of your demo ?

    Chong

  30. Scharlie Lim
    September 2014 at

    Hi

    My Demo for the month of September

    14 to 21 Sep 2014 Court Mega Tampines

    22 to 28 Sep 2014 NEX Upper Serangoon

    29 Sep to 12 Oct 2014 Court Mega Tampines

    13 Oct to 19 Oct 2014 Lot 1 Chua Chu Kang

    20 Oct to 31 Oct 2014 Court Mega Tampines

    Time: 1330 hrs to 1800 hrs

  31. Michelle
    October 2014 at

    Hi
    I have recently purchase the OC 7868 and not very sure on using the functions though i have started using the oven.

    I lived in Clementi. When will you be at clementi so that i can ask you personally.

    Thank you.

  32. Scharlie Lim
    October 2014 at

    Hi

    I am doing demo at LOT 1 Chua Chu Kang from 28 Oct to 2nd Nov

    3rd Nov to 30 Nov I will be doing Demo at Court Mega Tampines

    1300 hrs to 1800 hrs daily except Monday my off day

    Michelle

    I will not be at Clementi at the moment. You can pay me a visit at Lot 1 this week. Please come and prepare your baking question.

    Lot 1 dishes: Macrons, Focaccia bread etc.

  33. Michelle
    October 2014 at

    Hi Scharlie

    Thank you. But i could not make it at that timing. How do I get updated of your schedule pls?

    Thank you.

  34. Scharlie Lim
    November 2014 at

    Hi Michelle

    You can alway refer to this blog because I alway up date my monthly schedule here.

    I will be doing Demo at Court Mega Tampines for the whole of November 2014

  35. Nic
    November 2014 at

    Hi Scharlie ,

    Can i know what items will you be demo-ing at Courts Tampines? Will there be macarons or cakes and what days will that be?
    Also to confirm, you will be around 1300 hrs to 1800 hrs daily except Monday for the month of Nov, is that right?

    Thanks a lot for replying

  36. daphne_yew@yahoo.com
    November 2014 at

    Hi Scharlie

    is your schedule for Dec fixed? any chance to do demo in central area like TPY?

    Thanks!
    Daphne

  37. daphne
    November 2014 at

    Hi Scharlie

    May i know if your schedule for Dec has been fixed pls? any plan to have demo in central area like orchard or TPY?

    thanks.
    daphne

  38. jean
    November 2014 at

    Hello, i’m looking for an oven for baking. I’m wondering whats the difference between brands like cornell(Cheaper kind) in comparison to rowenta?

  39. Scharlie Lim
    November 2014 at

    Hi

    I will not be at Court Mega for the Whole of December 2014 and probably January 2015 but will be station in few places as follow:

    24 to 30 Nov 2014 Court Clementi

    2nd to 7 Dec 2014 Takashimaya Dept – Basement 1

    8 to 14 Dec 2014 NEX Upper Serangoon

    15 to 20 Dec 2014 On Leave

    21 to 28 Dec 2014 Mega Tex – Singapore Expo Hall [Changi]

    Will up date further on January 2015 Schedule

    Still working on the dishes because certain Demo area don’t have fridge or space constraint.

    Dishes; Macron, Rainbow Cake, Roast Turkey, New York Cheese Cake, American Carrot Cake,Roast 2 large Chicken, Christmas Log Cake and probably some steam dishes.

    Please visit my Demo Counter if you have any queries on Rowenta Oven.

    Good Day

  40. Adelina
    November 2014 at

    Hi

    I am new to baking and desperately needs a decent oven. I am keen on built in but did not do that during renovations. I am looking at OC7891. What is the difference between 7868 and 7891?

  41. Dariel
    November 2014 at

    Hi Adelina,

    7891 comes with steamer function. Hence depend on what is your intended usage. For me, I am using the oven for baking purpose. Hence I do not choose 7891. :)

    Cheers,
    Dariel

  42. Dariel
    November 2014 at

    Hi Jean,

    Depending on the size of the oven that you are looking at. For me, I am looking a bench top oven with build in fan. The size of the rowenta oven and the build in fan had attracted me to buy this oven. :)

    Happy Shopping!

    Cheers,
    Dariel

  43. Adelina
    November 2014 at

    Hi Dariel,

    Thanks! I will probably use it to bake more than anything else. Maybe a roast or pulled pork once in awhile. Does the steam function affect the oven in anyway? Sometimes that additional function may make the oven more complicated hence it gives more problems. Looking forward to your reply!

  44. Dariel
    November 2014 at

    Hi Adelina,

    I guess it will not affect the oven. For me, I will rather not spend additional $$$ for steam function that i may not use. Hope my reply helps.

    Dariel :)

  45. Jessie Keng
    November 2014 at

    I like to see you at takashimaya re demo for rowenta 7868 pl give me the dates and time also considering to buy 3838 model smaller in size but not so sure if it a great model cf to 7868 I have issue with space Love to bake and cook now only depend on my micro convection oven which is difficult for baking 2 trays at one go

  46. Scharlie Lim
    November 2014 at

    Hi Jessie

    Demo at Takashimaya : 2nd Dec to 7 Dec 1200 hrs – approx 1900 hrs

  47. Patricia Fong
    December 2014 at

    Hi Miss Celine Wong,

    Rowenta is a superb oven and bakes excellent cakes, cookies, macarons, pizzas and pastries. I am using model 7891 (white).

    If you wish to discuss further on Rowenta oven, kindly contact me at my email at
    ipatfong888@gmail.com.

    Rgds/Patricia

  48. December 2014 at

    I just got the OC 7868. Has anyone faced the problem of rough edges in the drip tray? It just scratched the wall of my new oven !

  49. CC
    December 2014 at

    Hi,

    I just got my Rowenta OC7868. I’m new to electric oven as I have been using microwave convection which comes with preheat function. May I know how do I preheat my oven?

    I also hear “clicking” sound on and off when the oven is running, is this normal? (I did not experience this with my previous oven)

    I also noticed that the LCD backlight is always light up even if the oven is not being utilise and the clock setting will be reset to 00:00 if I off my power supply. Is there a way to dim the LCD display when the oven is not in use or on standby?

    Thanks.

  50. Dariel
    December 2014 at

    Hi CC,

    You can set the desired temperature and press start. From the LCD display, you can see the ‘thermometer’icon blinking while raising to the set temperature. Once it has stopped blinking, the oven has reached the set temperature. For me, I do not hear any ‘clicking’sound when the oven is running. Perhaps you may want to check with the store that you had bought the rowenta oven. I am not too sure if there is a way to dim the backlight. Hope my reply helps. :)

    Cheers,
    Dariel

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