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We buy a Bompani prepare dinner stove (variety or cooker)

Bompani Philippines.  We had to purchase a prepare dinner stove for our new Philippine dwelling.  Here’s our working experience acquiring an Italian BOMPANI variety.

Bompani 90x60 "giant oven" stove

Carol is a excellent prepare dinner.  One of her goals was to have a good kitchen area stove.  Typically kitchen stoves in the Philippines are 50 or 60 centimeters large — 20″ to 24″.  While these may have four burners they are very cramped for significant cooking.  We determined we wished a 90cm (36″) extensive stove.  The main manufacturers in the Philippines are La Germania and Elba.  A 90cm variety fees  P70,000 or more.  This was just a lot more than we needed to pay out.  The Citi Components chain is internet marketing a scaled-down Italian brand name — Bompani (  A good wanting 90 cm stainless metal Bompani was offered for about P54,000.  The style and excellent seemed equivalent to the other brands.  We were attracted by the lessen value, but worried about the availability of sections and provider.  When we questioned Citi Hardware profits people, they gave us the name of an Iloilo equipment restore store who they stated could source sections and assistance.  We went to the spot.  They told us they experienced in no way read of Bompani and had no idea where to get components.  We emailed Bompani buyer assistance in Italy and in no way obtained a reply.  This was discouraging, but our longing for a deal saved us targeted on Bompani.  Finally we achieved a Citi Components assistant manger who experienced much more answers.  He explained that:
  • Citi is the Philippine vendor for Bompani
  • Bompani elements and assistance are out there by means of Citi Hardware
  • Citi has professionals experienced in installing and servicing Bompani
  • Citi delivers a prepared 6 months pieces and labor warranty.
  • We could have a 5% discounted on the vary we required — the Bompani 96N Fornio Gigante (Big Oven)
  • Citi would deliver and set up the array for P450

Based on these reassurances we purchased the Bompani.  Here’s our report so far.  The stove was shipped in exceptional problem.  A several days later on the “technicians” arrived to do the installation.  They appeared usually professional about the basic principles, but admitted that they had hardly ever installed this unique product, only lesser Bompanis.  There have been two issues we were specially concerned with.  Gas stoves are normally shipped with two forms of  jets or “injectors” — 1 set for purely natural gas and a single for propane.  Natural fuel is shipped at a decreased gasoline strain and so requires bigger jets.  Propane is shipped to the stove at a better force and so requires smaller jets.  The experts did not seem entirely up to pace on this, so, immediately after they remaining, we looked above the jets in the stove and the spare established and determined that the stove appeared to be previously set-up for propane.

Almost straight away we popped a pizza in the oven.  After discouraging attempts at pizza-baking in stoves in our rental residences, we were being delighted with the general performance of the Bompani.  The stovetop burners are beautifully strong.  In the U.S. we experienced endured with propane stoves which could not get a pan warm enough for stir-frying or much larger sautes.  That’s unquestionably not going to be a challenge with the Bompani.  The large middle burner definitely is tremendously impressive.  So, so considerably we’re pleased that we were able to buy a massive fashionable Italian range at a cost which we could afford.

UPDATE: We have experienced a possibility to dwell with the Bompani for just about a 12 months.  We are Pretty pleased with it. The oven worked flawlessly.  The temperature manage was exceptional.  So also the cooktop.   It would seem perfectly built.  The burner controls are precise.  The burners have a basic safety unit which prevents them from releasing gas unless of course they are lit  — these types of as when a boy or girl fiddles with the knobs.  Overall we’re really joyful with the stove.  Be mindful that not all sections of the stove that glimpse like they are stainless metal, are stainless metal.  The vital parts are stainless — the leading and the front panels, but the sides are not.  We understood this just before we acquired the Bompani as we introduced a magnet with us when we shopped.  This is not a 100% foolproof examination for stainless as some fantastic stainless is magnetic.