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Balay 3HB557 Oven

60L Electric 1 270°C Feb 2013
Interior Capacity Oven Type Separate Oven Conventional Maximum Temperature Release Date
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£3,070.72 Electricity cost over 10 years. Calculate
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6 Reasons For

Quite High Conventional Maximum Temperature

The average conventional maximum temperature of medium interior capacity ovens that have been on the market for more than two years is 260°C. With a conventional maximum temperature of 270 degrees celcius, the Balay 3HB557 has one of the higher conventional maximum temperatures amongst comparable spec ovens of this age.

If you would prefer an oven with a higher conventional maximum temperature then you might also want to look at the BO9950A (£987.00) (275°C), or the BO73ORA (275°C) both from Gorenje.

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Very Low Forced Convection Energy Consumption

The lowest forced convection energy consumption of ovens that have been available for around the same time as the 3HB557 is 0.66kWh, the highest is 2,000kWh, and the average forced convection energy consumption is 19kWh. The Balay 3HB557 has one of the lower forced convection energy consumption (only 0.71 kilowatt hours) amongst medium interior capacity ovens of this age.

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Fairly Large Grill Surface Area

The grill surface areas of medium interior capacity ovens that are a comparable age to the 3HB557 range from 1,100cm² to 1,300cm², and the average grill surface area is 1,300cm². At 1,300 square centimeter, the Balay 3HB557 has a fairly large grill surface area compared to most of the other ovens of a comparable spec and age to the 3HB557.

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Electronic Timer

This oven has an Electronic timer, which is typical of many ovens of this age and spec.

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Shallow

The Balay 3HB557 is one of the shallower ovens of a similar spec and age to the 3HB557 (only 515 millimeters) amongst comparable spec ovens of this age. The shallowest comparable spec oven that has been available for a similar time to the 3HB557 is 400mm deep, the deepest is 620mm, and the average depth is 550mm.

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Quite Shallow Depth When the Door is Open

The Balay 3HB557 has a quite shallow depth when the door is open (only 985 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium interior capacity ovens that have been around for a comparable time to the 3HB557. Across all the ovens that have been around for a similar time to the 3HB557 the depths when the door is open range from 960mm to 1,100mm, and the average depth when the door is open is 1,000mm.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Feature Top and Bottom Heating

Like most of the other ovens of a similar age and type to the 3HB557, the Balay 3HB557 does not feature top and bottom heating.

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Very Short Cable Length

At only 0.95 meters, the Balay 3HB557 has a quite short cable length compared to most of the other ovens of this spec and age. The average cable length of ovens that have been around for a comparable time to the 3HB557 is 1.2m.

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Quite Small Primary Oven Capacity

The average primary oven capacity of ovens that are a comparable age to the 3HB557 is 64L. The Balay 3HB557 has one of the smaller primary oven capacities (only 60 liters) amongst medium interior capacity ovens of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Balay 3HB557

Average Running Costs

The efficiency rating of this medium interior capacity oven is A. The average 1 year running cost of the 3HB557 is £3,071 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 65 medium interior capacity ovens that were released more than two years ago.

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Balay oven has been on the market for over three years.

One Separate Oven

The number of separate ovens on the Balay 3HB557 is one. That's average compared to the other 297 comparable spec ovens that are a similar age to the 3HB557 that we have assessed the number of separate ovens of.

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Average Height

The Balay 3HB557 has a fairly standard height (595 millimeters) compared to most of the other ovens of this type and age.

If you would consider a oven with a taller height then you might want to look at the Bosch HBA41B350J (£559.00) (595mm).

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Average Width

With a width of 595 millimeters, the Balay 3HB557 has a pretty average width compared to most of the other ovens that are a similar age to the 3HB557.

If you are not worried about having a wider width then you might want to consider the HBA41B350J (£559.00) (595mm), or the HBA21B262J (595mm) both from Bosch.

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Specification

Oven
Interior Capacity
Oven Type
Separate Oven
Delayed Start Timer
Interior Light
Self-Cleaning
Shelf
Primary Oven Size
Primary Oven Capacity
Design
Grid
Lamp
Effective Tray Surface Area
Grill Surface Area
Door Hinge
Built-In Display
Cable Length
Integrated Clock
Control Position
Control Type
Oven Colour
Case Design
Ergonomics
Easy to Clean
Auto-Off Timer
Timer
Performance
Conventional Maximum Temperature
Maximum Convection Temperature
Power
Energy Efficiency Class
Current
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Forced Convection Energy Consumption
Conventional Energy Consumption
Typical Power Consumption
Weight & Dimensions
Package Weight
Height
Depth
Packaging Height
Width
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Weight
Maximum Installation Compartment Height
Minimum Installation Compartment Height
Installation Compartment Depth
Installation Compartment Width
Interior Size
Depth When the Door is Open
Packaging Content
Packaging Data
Other Features
Cooking Functions & Programs
Auto Program
Conventional Cooking
Grill
Bread Machine
Technical Details

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £3,070.72
Electricity cost when on standby
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Total running cost over 10 years £3,070.72
Running costs for this oven have been estimated based on other similar ovens. If you know how much electricity and water the Balay 3HB557uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Energy Rating
15T
Running this oven over 10 years will generate 15 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
391
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 391 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 3hb557, 3hb557x, 3hb557xm, balay 3hb557, balay 3hb557x, balay 3hb557xm
Barcodes 04242006220891

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