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What Oven Do They Use On MasterChef UK?

After watching MasterChef UK the other night, I thought I’d take a closer look at the oven that they use on the show.

Yes, this involved quite a lot of rewinding and pausing the television to figure out what the exact oven is, but I think I’ve cracked it. 🤓

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What oven do they use on MasterChef UK?

The oven that they use on MasterChef UK is a Küppersbusch Oven.

How do I know what the MasterChef oven is?

Well, I spend way too much of my life looking at ovens as part of my job and sadly I’m able to spot the different types.

Admittedly, this was a tricky one as Küppersbusch is not a very well-known brand here in the UK. However, it was those glowing oven controls that gave it away. Then it was a case of narrowing it down through their product line to the EEB 6300.5 model.

The task was made all the more difficult as the show airs on the BBC and they don’t show any brand names. If you look close enough at the image below you can see the black tape they have used to cover up the branding.

The oven they use on MasterChef UK - Küppersbusch Oven
A screen grab of the oven on the show and the Küppersbusch oven next to it.

You can see from this capture during the show that the two ovens are the same, however, the oven that they use on the show is now an older model and no longer available to buy new.

Küppersbusch has since updated the look of its ovens and has changed the style of the fascia and control panel.

The latest version of the oven used on MasterChef is probably the Küppersbusch BP6350.

Küppersbusch BP6350

Küppersbusch B6350.0S1 Single Oven

The BP6350 built-in single oven from Küppersbusch is a multifunction oven with 10 different cooking functions and comes packed with features such as pyrolytic self-cleaning, bread-proving function and baking and even a mode designed for making yoghurt.

It also comes with some great safety features like its quadruple-glazed oven door, which keeps the front of the oven door cool to the touch. Very handy if you have any little ones who like to get their hands on things.

As well as this, it has rapid heating, a retro-styled clock and actual temperature indications and temperature recommendations.

It’s not surprising they’ve been selected as the oven of choice for MasterChef UK.

Why MasterChef UK Might Have Chosen the Küppersbusch Oven

Küppersbusch is a name that, although may not be immediately recognizable to the average British household, carries with it a legacy of over a century in the world of kitchen appliances.

Founded in 1875 by Friedrich Küppersbusch in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, the brand has built its reputation on the principles of innovation, quality, and design.

When it comes to selecting the right oven, several factors might have contributed to the decision to opt for the Küppersbusch brand.

  1. Reliability & Performance: At the heart of any cooking show, especially one as prestigious as MasterChef, is the need for equipment that performs consistently and reliably. Küppersbusch ovens are known for their durability and consistent heating, ensuring dishes are cooked perfectly every time.

  2. Advanced Features: Küppersbusch ovens come packed with a range of advanced features, from precise temperature control to multifunction cooking modes. Such versatility can be essential for a show that requires chefs to showcase a vast array of culinary techniques.

  3. Speed & Efficiency: Time is always of the essence on MasterChef. With features like rapid heating, the Küppersbusch ovens ensure that contestants can get to cooking without unnecessary delays.

  4. Safety: Given the fast-paced nature of the show and the number of contestants working simultaneously, safety becomes paramount. Features like the quadruple-glazed oven door that keeps the exterior cool to the touch can prevent accidents in the heat of the moment.

  5. User-Friendly Interface: MasterChef often has chefs who come from various backgrounds, some not familiar with particular kitchen equipment. The intuitive controls and user-friendly interface of Küppersbusch ovens make them accessible to all, ensuring contestants can focus on their cooking rather than grappling with complicated oven settings.

Final Thoughts…

So there you have it! Now you know the oven they use on Masterchef UK.

They used to use AEG a few years ago, so I was a little surprised to see a new oven. Which led me down this rabbit hole.

It was a tricky one to figure out but I got there in the end. 👍

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Michael from Kitchinsider.com

Michael is a kitchen designer from the UK. He's been designing and project managing new kitchen installations for over 10 years. Before that, he was an electrician and part of a team that fitted kitchens. He created Kitchinsider in early 2019 to help give people advice when it comes to getting a new kitchen.