A well-functioning oven is an indispensable assistant in the preparation of any dish. In recent years, the Gefest company from Belarus has been actively positioning itself in the market of inexpensive and high-quality ovens. The growing sales growth over the past 5 years confirms that the company's products are of high quality and no worse than their foreign counterparts.
In many households you can see Gefest ovens. Products from this manufacturer have excellent performance characteristics. Ovens Gefest can be part of the stove, there are also freestanding stand-alone units. The purpose of ovens is the preparation of various dishes. Similar devices have the following additional functions:
- Microwave, when products are heated using infrared radiation;
- ventilation system when cooking is accompanied by hot air blowing;
- high-speed heating;
- accelerated defrosting of products;
- setting a specific period of time required for cooking.
A Gefest oven is most often presented in high-tech style. Almost all models have a metallic shade, only the popular Gefest DA 602-02 K has a dark brown color. The main advantage of all equipment from Belarus is the excellent combination of price and quality. A normal unit, which will last more than 1 year, can be purchased for only 15,000 rubles. And also Gefest ovens have simple mechanical controls.
Popular models and their features
The Gefest built-in electric oven is characterized by rich functionality that allows you to cook dishes quickly and efficiently. All models have the following elements:
- temperature switch (accuracy up to 0.95 degrees Celsius);
- non-stick device;
- shelves "telescopes";
- time relay;
- built-in grill.
YES 622-04 A
In the top of the ranking is Gefest ДА 622-04 A - this is the most popular model, which has a volume of 52.2 liters. The door closes tightly, all odors remain inside the workspace. There is an effective ventilation device that allows you to evenly heat the meat, pastries, and game. The unit can operate in 8 modes (there is also the ability to defrost products). There are two layers of tempered glass on the door; it reliably withstands high temperature. The unit is easy to manage, all technical information is displayed on the LCD display, you can set the desired heat treatment mode on it. There is a special blocker that does not allow young children to thoroughly "study" the device. The kit contains components such as:
- baking sheet (3 pcs.);
- cast-iron grates (2 pcs.);
- barbecue preparation (1 pc.).
The unit is painted in black color, it looks very impressive. The cost is only 23,000 rubles. The machine is cleaned without any difficulties. Of the shortcomings - if the unit is actively working for several hours, then the door heats up a bit.
Gefest DA 622-02 is a retro model that has been in great demand on the market for many years. Especially 7 cooking modes work well. This model compares favorably with modern design, functional “shelves”, simple and rich functionality. The gas-electric oven is not tied to the hob. The electric oven has capacious dimensions. There is a bright backlight and even a skewer. Cost - 19 500 rubles.
DEG 601-01 H1
Gefest DEG 601-01 H1 is also very popular, it has features such as:
- time relay;
- bright backlight.
The machine is perfectly assembled, no worse than German Bosch models, while the price is quite affordable, and the design is modern. And also in the kit there are all the necessary accessories, namely:
Of the benefits, it is also worth remembering the economical energy consumption. Such an assembly costs only 11,400 rubles. Of the shortcomings, it can be noted that the door heats up after 2 hours of operation.
Gefest ДГЭ 621-01 attracts, first of all, with a standard set of functions and low price. And also users note the following advantages:
- silent operation of the unit;
- good convection;
- the presence of a grill and skewer;
- economical power consumption.
A positive quality of this model is also functional baking sheets (3 pcs.) And heating in a short time. The cost of equipment is a little over 15,000 rubles. Important! There is no lock - protection from children, and also the door can often get very hot, but this can be called a one-time occurrence when the device works for a long time.
Design and principle of operation
An electric oven with a microwave function gives you more opportunities to cook a wide variety of dishes with high quality. Even a novice cook can cope with this task. Electric ovens can be multifunctional or very simple to operate. The unit is heated from the heaters arranged in a specific order, they are mounted at the bottom and top of the chamber. An electric unit compares favorably with a gas oven in that the temperature conditions can be set very accurately.
Modern electric ovens, as a rule, are equipped with four thermal blocks, they are located on the sides, bottom and top. The fan can also be effectively used when defrosting meat or fish, as well as for drying mushrooms or berries. In the normal convection mode, products such as:
- bakery products;
If the oven is chosen correctly, then cooking turns into an exciting game, and time is reduced by at least half. After cooking, the unit is cleaned without fail. In recent years, models began to be produced where there is a self-cleaning function. Ovens with catalytic self-cleaning are also found, when all the waste accumulated on the unit walls and trays is burned using high temperature. In such aggregates, a certain additive “catalysts”, a catalyst that allows you to loosen the remains of fat, vegetable oil and other products. Over time, the catalyst does not work so efficiently, but there is always the opportunity to supply new ones instead of old ones.
Important! There is pyrolytic cleaning; it can only be in an electric oven. The disadvantage of this method is that it is accompanied by smoke and pungent odors.
Nuances of installation and connection
Connecting the oven is not very difficult. First of all, you should check the electrical wiring in the house. The network must meet such requirements as:
- good level of resistance;
- the wires must have a cross section that can withstand the given power of the unit;
- the wiring should not be old;
- must be properly mounted grounding;
- in the event of an overload, the protective device must be activated.
Important! The magnitude of the voltage and current should be selected individually.
The wire must withstand a power of 15 to 22 amperes (perhaps a cooking stove will be installed separately to the oven). The wire must be single, powerful and made of copper. For the oven to work, a lot of energy is required (all parameters are in the technical passport of the product), and it will also be necessary to put special sockets that can withstand the corresponding voltage. It is recommended to remember that wires that connect “twisted” should not be used. Various materials (e.g. copper and aluminum) must not be used. Joints of wires are realized with the help of special terminals (on screws). For the oven, you need to mount a separate automatic shield.
Particular attention should be paid to grounding, it ensures safety. It is also important to correctly put the “plug”. The cable has three cores, one is grounding, the other two cables are connected to the plug. During installation, the contacts are tightly crimped, which will guarantee that the insulation does not melt, and there is no short circuit. The oven is usually installed in a niche and securely bolted. The following tools are used:
- hammer drill;
- drill / driver with a chipper;
- adjustable wrench;
- a hammer;
After installation is complete, the unit should carry out test starts, as well as “calcine” the oven, heating it to maximum temperature. It is recommended to mount a gas oven with the invitation of specialists from the corresponding service. During operation, the gas supply is shut off. The gas source is located from the oven at a distance of at least 125 cm. The gas stove is also connected to the electric network, an automatic machine is lit from it, as well as lighting.
Any Gefest cabinet is mounted for no more than fifteen minutes, if there is a niche prepared for it. Therefore, thorough preparatory work should be done so that the installation process becomes a simple routine. The oven is fixed firmly by four special locks so that there are no deformations or backlash.
To start using the Gefest gas oven, check the gas pressure in the line. All necessary parameters are indicated in the technical passport. The Gefest gas oven operates on any type of gas. When connecting, it is important to consider that all additional devices work, namely:
- time relay;
- electric ignition;
When connecting, unscrew the blue fuel switch to the maximum value. Check if gas is flowing - by opening the oven door, bring a lit match. Then turn on the burner, the oven should heat up in 9-12 minutes, the minimum temperature is +220 degrees Celsius. To turn on the gas stove, delegate this work only to professionals from the appropriate service. To make preventive repairs, it is most rational to call a master at home.
The algorithm for working with the oven is as follows:
- press the lever of the safety block and turn it counterclockwise to the 270 mark if the burner ignites; if you want to light the grill, the lever rotates in the clockwise direction;
- it is necessary to press and bring to the maximum value of the position of the lever PU or crane TUP;
- at the same time, immediately press and release the automatic ignition key;
- keep the button of the safety unit for 12 seconds;
- after the burner has started, it is necessary that the protective mechanism works;
- after that the keys should be released.
You can not mount the plate on a wooden stand, you should make a cement screed and screw the unit to the floor with screws. The distance between the slab and the wall should be at least 55 mm. There should not be any rags or towels near the working stove. PVC material should not be present on the stove, it will certainly melt, it will release toxins. In units where there is a shield, it should be fixed before placing the plate. The plate is best "exposed" with the help of a small level (German or Russian production, since they are the best). You can control the level of the unit using the built-in screws, while using an adjustable wrench and level.
If the gas pressure is too high, an additional gearbox should be used, which will reduce the maximum pressure. After installation, it is worth testing the operation of the unit. Particular attention should be paid to hoses. They must be certified, have a certificate and certificate when these products are manufactured. The length of the hose should be at least 1.55 meters, while the accessory should not have cracks or any defects. It is impossible to check the tightness of the joints with an open flame, it is life threatening. When insulating joints, use special tapes and materials that are certified and suitable for use. The electric oven is powered by 225 volts (50 Hz). The socket should not be blocked by a stove, access to it should be free.
The subtleties of care
An electric oven differs markedly from a gas or induction unit. The operation of the device is due to the heating (using electricity) of a spiral made of refractory material. Like any other appliance, a kitchen oven requires timely care. First remove all optional accessories and utensils. During cleaning, the following is forbidden:
- metal brushes;
- strong abrasives;
- chemical potent compounds (acids and alkalis);
- devices that wash surfaces using high pressure and hot steam.
Important! You should use only those funds that are indicated in the instruction memo, and it is attached to each unit of goods sold.
The following recommendations of specialists should be adhered to:
- glass and the LCD screen are washed with a sponge soaked in hot soapy water;
- you can not use "chemistry", liquid for washing windows and so on;
- if fats, vegetable or butter, egg yolk or starch fall on the stove, they should be removed as soon as possible from the surface with a damp cloth;
- it is not recommended to scrape the glass of the oven door with a knife or wash with abrasives; you can use a sponge dipped in soapy water; all additional equipment is also cleaned with rags dipped in soapy water;
- grates and burners can be cleaned using a metal washcloth or sponge with baking soda;
- ceramic arresters can easily be damaged, so you should carefully work with them;
- It is better not to wet electric ignition, as it may fail.
Before purchasing a Gefest oven, it makes sense to decide on such parameters as:
Most devices have a standard configuration. It is most rational to opt for an electronic mini-oven. It has several cooking modes. It is important that the door glass can be easily removed. Before choosing the final model, it is recommended to read the performance characteristics of different units. There are many nuances that should be considered when buying. For example, if there are preschool children in the house, then it is desirable that the oven has an automatic lock function.
Products from the Belarusian corporation Gefest have an oven volume of 50 to 64 liters. This indicator is also important and should be taken into account. Power from 2.4 to 4.2 kW is enough to cook all the necessary dishes. And also during installation, you should take into account the power of the unit, what real power exists in the network. Only specialists who have the appropriate instruments in their hands can do this job.
Gefest products look aesthetically attractive, they are reliable, and in terms of build quality they are in no way inferior to units from the best world manufacturers. Among the disadvantages, the following can be distinguished:
- the quality of pallets and grates is poor;
- non-stick coating may be defective;
- the grill is not characterized by high power.
See how to use the Gefest oven in the next video.