More than ever, people find themselves confused about which oven is best for their home when they are redesigning it or building one. Hopefully, the information presented below will assist you in making the decision of what oven is best for your kitchen. More about the author!
We start with the standard oven, which is heated by either gas or electricity (heating element). The heat may not be distributed equally throughout this oven style, and it is possible that only one food can be cooked at one time.
We then move on to the convection, where a fan is used to circulate the heat around the oven. It allows for all of the shelves to be efficiently utilized. The convection system is more energy efficient. It can be used to cook food at low temperatures and still reach the desired temperature. In order to disperse heat evenly, these ovens use either a system of fan assisted delivery or fan force. If you have a fan-assist oven, then the heater/gas flame is located on the bottom while the fan sits at the back. You will notice that if your oven is fan assisted, both the heat source and gas flame are encircled by the air flow. It is possible that you have a convection/conventional combination oven. You can also find combination ovens with a microwave as well as a convection function. These have many benefits over conventional convection appliances, including the ability to cook food faster.
A kitchen oven’s location is also important to take into consideration. You can install some ovens in a cabinet, under a counter or even as part of an integrated stove/oven unit. Some people are interested in the ease of cleaning an oven. Cleaning a standard oven the old-fashioned way is required (with oven cleaner, scrubbing pads and elbow grease). Self-cleaning Ovens are available with an extra high temperature that is activated when the door of the oven is closed and it is not in use.