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Which oven should I buy?

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AbeNW11

Which oven should I buy?

I have a small kitchenette with only a simple microwave and electric hob. I did invest in a bread maker but after 6 months that stopped working and wasn't much fun baking bread with it anyways. Bread is an artwork! Now I want to trade in my microwave for a mini electric oven or a microwave combo. There are so many out there so would like advice. My budget is £80 - £100 and, of course, I should be able to bake bread with it. 

Any advice?

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adri

I don't have a mini oven but some friends have.
They seem to quite like the Steba brand ovens. Maybe it is just because they are local here. They go up to 230 degrees which is ok for baking bread.
The KB 28 costs about 110€ on amazon.de which is just a bit more than 90 Pounds.

A friend put in some tiles (plural) as these ovens seem to heat very slowly and not being that well isolated. I cannot remember if he ever baked bread in there. But his cake testes delicious.

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AbeNW11

Thank you Adri.

For now i've opted to buy the Lakeland's Compact Breadmaker while I decide on which oven to buy. I am considering the Steba but needs a little more thought. While i'm deciding I think the breadmaker will be good as it can also be used as an oven (for bread and cakes only) and I can choose to make my own dough or one of their recipes.