ROWENTA OVEN OC7868

I have been using the Rowenta oven OC7868 for one year plus and I have not regretted buying this oven. I can still remember the time when frog and I had brainstormed for space in our kitchen, deciding on which oven to buy, if we are buying build in oven or bench top oven and so on. Finally we had decided on getting the Rowenta oven and you can see the post here on why we had decided on this bench top oven. I had used this oven to bake a lot of stuff such as egg tarts, quiche, almond finger cookies, Oreo cupcakes, orange chiffon cake, walnut bread, sponge cake, cream puff, chocolate butter cake  and I am very pleased with the final baked products. Since the Rowenta oven can allow me to bake more quantity as compare to my LG microwave oven, I have also make used of this oven to bake for cats welfare society charity know as Bake Off For Charity. Such a meaningful event and how I have utilised the Rowenta Oven OC7868 for baking!

I have also heard the wonders of the Rowenta in roasting of meat but I have yet to try out the grill mode. I hope to fully utilize this oven and try out grilling / roasting of meat soon. I am looking forward to bake more stuff and to share more recipes with my readers.

Have a great week ahead! Cheers!

  22 comments for “ROWENTA OVEN OC7868

  1. Foong Yee
    July 2013 at

    Hello Dariel
    Need your enlightenment.

    Have you tried baking Swiss Roll with the oven before? I had problems when using a sponge cake recipe , baked on an 10″ by 10″ square aluminium pan using the Rowenta OC8768 oven set on 180C, for 12-15 mins.

    The bottom of the cake is left unbaked! but churned out a rubbery-texture layer at the bottom even though the top of the cake is nicely done!!

    this is puzzling becos given that the pan is no more than 1″ thick, the batter is really shallow and should bake fast and complete, but 3 flops proved me wrong.

    Failed on three attempts. Varied the following factors to experiment what went wrong :

    (I) using good parchment paper
    (ii) using grease tracing paper lined with oil.
    (iii) increasing temperature to 200C
    (iv) switch from “fan+lower element” mode to “Traditional oven – top+lower element” only.

    I had no problems baking 13″thick tube pan chiffon cakes on many attempts, cream puffs, hokkaido cakes, paper sponge cakes with grease paper lined in ice-cream cups, other cupcakes either lined with paper cups on muffin tins, etc.

    Could you offer some tips and advice.

    Desperately need help. thank you so much and deeply appreciate.

  2. Dariel
    July 2013 at

    Hi Foong Yee,

    I have not tried baking Swiss Roll with the oven before. However for baking of cakes, I have always used the fan mode. I had learnt to make swiss roll before and the chef had set the oven temperature to 200 degree celcius and bake for 10 – 12 mins. Since the batter is really shallow, perhaps you can try to bake the batter at the lowest rack away from the heating element for uniform baking. If you do not mind you can send your recipes to my email address @ yummyfoodbook@yahoo.com and i can take a look. Cheer up and I look forward for your reply.

    Cheers,
    Dariel

  3. Jon
    August 2013 at

    I just got 2 cats (1 followed us home). CWS really helped a lot to teach us how to handle them.

    I’m about to buy the Rowenta OC7868 today. Not $609 anymore, obviously. Maybe $899. If u know any cheaper, u can give me an emergency SMS at 96387450. :-p

    I wanted the oven for baking meats. But it seems it is pro enough to bake cakes and such. I’ll see if we have time to check in with Chef Anna of Sugar Inc.

  4. Dariel
    August 2013 at

    Hi Jon,

    I guess that the rowenta oven oc7868 is less than $800.

    Cheers,
    Dariel

  5. August 2013 at

    you could buy online only S$699 for ROWENTA ELECTRIC OVEN (38L) OC7868

  6. Jon
    August 2013 at

    Yup $699 at Courts. Temperature very consistent and accurate! Thanks, you all.

  7. Sha-Ron
    November 2013 at

    Hello everyone…. just bought the Rowenta OC7868 a few days ago. Can I check how do you ‘pre-heat’ the oven? I’m currently selecting the mode, the degree and set to 30mins plus ‘start’ to pre-heat it. If I am not ready in 30mins, I extend the same by another 30mins. Just checking if I’m doing it correctly. Thanks!

  8. Dariel
    November 2013 at

    Hi Sha-Ron,

    Once the oven reach the set temperature, the thermometer icon on the display will stop blinking. This mean that the oven is ready to use. You can place your items in the oven and set the desired time for baking.

    Cheers,
    Dariel

  9. Chloe
    December 2013 at

    Hello! Just wondering… How do you know if your oven temperature is accurate? I have the black color model (the one w/o steam function), but I’m not sure if the temperature is accurate. I even bought an oven thermometer to test, and it doesn’t really point to the correct temperature. :(

    Another thing is, I’m always confused as to which mode to use to bake cakes/breads, I.e., either convection or traditional (top bottom heat). For example, I used to use convection mode (is this considered as fan mode as well?) to bake muffins but it is always done way before the baking duration stated in a recipe. Plus, the force of the fan somehow “blow” the top of my muffins giving them uneven dome. Then subsequently I changed to use top bottom heat and I do not a face these problems anymore. So, in your experience, would you suggest that the traditional mode is much preferred when following a baking recipe? When should I use the convection oven then?

  10. Dariel
    December 2013 at

    Hi Chole,

    So far I find that the temperature of the oven is accurate as I am able to follow the recipe temperature and bake the cake. I had not tried placing the thermometer into the oven and verify the temperature. For baking of bread, I have used traditional mode and for cakes n cookies convection mode. Hope my reply helps.

    Cheers,
    Dariel

  11. Louisa
    February 2014 at

    Hi Dariel,
    Enjoy reading your blog and reading about the delicious bakes you turn out. I just got the rowenta OC7868 3 weeks ago and still trying to figure out the oven. Tried using fan mode for cakes (used the middle rack or per instruction manual, it was rack 4) and the top comes up dry and cracked but the inside has yet to be fully cooked. Would you know what could be wrong?

  12. March 2014 at

    Hi

    Do you think the Rowenta bottom heat is spoilt as tried to bake lapis which the salesman say can do. At first layer we preheat the baking tin and then use the top and bottom heat at 200 for first layer and then second layer 250 top heat.

    But the bottom still sloggy and not baked. Then i shift to the baking tray to the lowest and still the bottom is not bake on second new lapis..

    So should i send the oven to service or is there anyway to check whether the bottom heat is working.

    Thank you.
    Joeline

  13. Dariel
    March 2014 at

    Hi Joline,

    I guess it will be better to check with the salesman on this. I am sorry that i could not help you on this as I had not tried baking lapis. Hope you can solve your problem soon.

    Cheers,
    Dariel

  14. Michelle
    October 2014 at

    I would like to know which mode should I use to bake chiffon cake?
    I have not succeed baking chiffon cake using OC7868.

    Thank you.

  15. Dariel
    October 2014 at

    Hi Michelle,

    I am using fan mode. May i know at what temperature you are using for baking chiffon cake?

    Cheers,
    Dariel

  16. Beth
    November 2014 at

    Hi Dariel,

    Me too having prob like Michelle, I ever baked very nice chiffon cakes with my last Tefal but currently still unable to figure out my Rowenta 7868. I normally use fan mode 160 but the top crack and dry too fast.. Same experience when I bake cotton cheese cake using water bath (I had try 160 and reduce to 150 bottom level still crack fast.. Sad! Can u advise me?
    Thanks
    Beth

  17. Dariel
    November 2014 at

    Hi Beth,

    I had baked chiffon cake using fan mode at 180 degree and placed the cake at the lowest rack. So far the chiffon cake is ok.:)You can refer to the below link for banana chiffon cake.
    http://www.yummyfoodbook.com/banana-chiffon-cake-recipe/

    Ufortunately I have not baked cotton cheese cake before. So sorry about this. Hope my above replies help.

    Cheers,
    Dariel

  18. Amanda
    February 2015 at

    Hai , I have just gotten the oven today . I have not use an oven before but I love to bake . I read the instructions book and I realise they didn’t teach us how to preheat the oven . I have watch lots of youtube baking videos and they would always ask to preheat the oven to certain degree . Since youh have bought this oven for 1year plus , may I know how to preheat the oven ?

  19. Dariel
    February 2015 at

    Hi Amanda,

    For the rowenta oven, there is no Pre heat button. You got to select the mode and your desired temperature and press start. The thermometer on the display will blink till it had reached the desired temperature. After which, you can set the baking time.

    Hope my reply helps. :)

    Cheers,
    Dariel

  20. Teresa
    May 2015 at

    Hi Scharlie,
    I’m trying to bake a Japanese Cotton Cheesecake. But my cake always turn out very brown and shrink when cooled. The recipe says to bake it using traditional mode at 160C for 70mins using a water bath.

    I hope you can advise me what to do. Thank you.

  21. Rene
    July 2015 at

    Hi Dariel,

    I am thinking of buying Rowenta oc 7868, can I check if u have any issue of fading of the print on the oven button?

    Regards,
    Rene

  22. Dariel
    July 2015 at

    Hi Rene,

    Indeed the print will fade with time. For mine, some of the buttons had already faded.

    Regards,
    Dariel

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