When you decide to buy any electrical appliance for your home, it is necessary to get it straight in your head, how it should be, depending on your lifestyle and the needs of your home.
To cook good food, it is necessary to have a high quality cooking range and for baking good electric oven is a must. Before buying an electric oven there are a number of things that should be considered so that you may get your required one and do not regret your decision later. Five most important things to consider before buying an electric oven are as following.
1. Built-in vs Free Standing Ovens
Free-standing ovens are available in a wide range of sizes, including slim line models. They are a complete unit with stoves on the top and oven underneath. A freestanding oven is often a good choice for smaller kitchens. On the other hand build in ovens can be mounted into a wall recess or under the kitchen bench. Therefore built-in ovens suit a wide range of kitchen styles and layouts.
2. Choose the Right Size
It is important that you should have a clear idea of the area your oven will occupy, as this will determine the size of your oven. The most common oven width is 60cm. If you are looking for a larger oven, 90cm will suit you. You also have an option to get a double oven, it has two separate ovens either on top or alongside one another. Double oven is a very good option for large families, as you can bake different dishes simultaneously.
3. Self Cleaning Ovens
Two types of self-cleaning ovens are available in the market; pyrolytic ovens and catalytic liners.
i.Pyrolytic ovens feature a self-cleaning mode, which heats the oven the oven to extreme temperatures like 500C. Fats, food residue etc. are all reduced to a thin white ash, which can easily be wiped away once the oven is cool.
ii. Catalytic liners utilise specially developed oven liners, which absorb fats and food particles. At temperature over 250 degree C the fats and residues are burned off. The liners will need to be cleaned with a damp cloth after this process.
4. Internal Grill or External Grill
An internal grill is built into the oven, they take up less space but limit the oven’s use to one dish at a time. On the other hand, external grill is a separate compartment, so you can cook an item in the grill, while roasting something in the oven
5. Look for Proper Shelves and Doors
Having a range of self-positions gives your oven versatility especially when you plan the preparation of several courses at once. Look for solid shelves that sit flat and don’t slide out or sag forward. There should be safety stops to prevent the shelf from sliding out completely .The door should be light and easy to operate. Look for a door that has a large clear view window with three layers of glass as it will be cooler to the touch as compared to two layers glass. Also check that the door stays open in any position and do not shut itself while you are taking out a hot dish from the oven.
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