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No, I just assumed that all ovens nowadays would have an alarm - especially one with a digital display and 'function' knobs. It never crossed my mind that an oven would not have an audible alarm.
I just saw the oven in their showroom and picked it with the rest of the kitchen I ordered from them. Are you saying that unless I double check, say, that a shower has both hot and cold water before purchasing, but then realise it only has not, the onus would have been on me to check whether or not it supplied both...? In the oven manual, it states it has a 'timer' (which is the inaudible little beep that lasts a second or two), so I guess that even though it is useless, it is classed as a 'timer' and therefore its okay for them to say they've included one, even though it is useless?
Actually there is no mention of an alarm - only a timer (which is useless). As the timer (which I presume should be able to be used as an alarm too) is short and quiet, could I argue that it is ineffective? If so, who would I argue this with? IKEA or Electrolux?
I am amazed that it is left to the purchaser to check whether an item has something that should be installed as standard, but I guess I'll just have to live with the bad design. Can you just clarify whether or not - if the oven turns out to be faulty with regard to the other functions that, according to the manual, should be there e.g. a fast pre-heating facility, but are not there, would Electrolux be responsible for replacing the oven or IKEA?