New 90 cm oven from Miele sets new standards
When Senior Management in Germany decided Miele should develop “the best oven in the world”, their R&D experts quickly came to the conclusion that this task was not simply a matter of applying some cosmetic changes to the design of existing products, or incorporating trendy and fanciful gadgetry, which may look good on the showroom floor.
Instead, they realised that it would be far more appropriate to literally start from scratch with a blank sheet of paper, taking into account the diverse customer requirements from the more than 3 dozen countries where Miele operates its own sales subsidiaries, whilst at the same time drawing on more than 100 years of experience in the development and manufacture of major household appliances.
The end result is truly remarkable and groundbreaking in more ways than one. The new Miele H 5981 BP is a true genius in a class of its own, offering not only exceptional usable space but an unparalleled match of innovative features and useful technology, combined with the proverbial quality, durability and timeless, elegant design for which Miele is renowned around the world.
The huge cooking chamber comfortably accommodates three large chickens on its integrated rotisserie and is ‘fired’ by two powerful fans to guarantee uniform cooking results and rapid heat-up.
The oven features ‘Moisture Plus’, where the oven automatically takes in the right amount of water via a filler tube on the door frame to ensure perfect roasting and baking results. The moisture is dispensed as steam into the oven cavity, allowing bread to rise better and have a gleaming crust, or, when roasting meat, it ensures the fat is baked out to create an appetising crust.
Automatic programmes control the time at which the steam is added or, alternatively, steam can be injected to cycles manually. For many meat dishes, this function can also be combined with the cordless temperature probe, which transmits the actual core temperature readings to the electronic controls.
The oven incorporates special programmes for low-temperature cooking ideal for ensuring that roast beef, for example, is particularly tender by being cooked for several hours at temperatures ranging from 65C to 80C.
Miele’s automatic programmes with auto-sensor operate like magic. Simply select the required dish on the touch display. There are more than 100 automatic programmes available, from ‘noodle bake’ to ‘apple pie’, in addition to 20 favourite recipes, which can be stored in the oven under their own name. The oven then takes care of setting the cooking function, temperature and time to ensure perfect results every time.
The three-dimensional control panel is tilted towards the user. The oven awakes with a polyphonic melody at the touch of the display. A narrow strip of LEDs below the control panel gives a visual signal to indicate the oven is ready to use, while the SpeedLight atmospheric lighting goes out once the oven has reached the set temperature.
Purists who may be disturbed by the visual and acoustic signals can simply turn them off to limit communication with the oven to the text display, offering 13 operating modes.
Enthusiastic chefs, who may believe that automatic programmes are an insult to their art, do not have to despair either. There are many manual operating modes, which allow precise individual adjustment of the temperature and time, right down to the degree and minute.
An AirClean catalytic converter effectively prevents the release of cooking odours, keeping greasy vapours from depositing in the kitchen, whilst a sophisticated pyrolytic cleaning programme ensures the oven remains clean. Miele’s pyrolytic cleaning programme is sensor-controlled, facilitating energy savings compared to time-controlled pyrolytic cleaning processes used in more conventional ovens.
Unique products awake envy because there are no alternatives. Innovative features such as the easy-to-clean stainless steel fronts with CleanSteel surface, quadruple halogen illumination and FlexiClip telescopic runners all add up to an uncompromising cooking experience with what Miele expects will be recognised by many users as the best oven in the world.
The new Miele H 5981 BP will be presented at the forthcoming designEX exhibition in Sydney and is scheduled to be released for sale in Australia later this year for $10,499.
Further details go to www.miele.com.au