An oven is one of the most common kitchen appliances used in various forms of cooking, such as the following:
Ovens are generally grouped in 2 common types: gas ovens and electric ovens. Then there are also microwave ovens (using microwave radiation for cooking or heating food) and convection ovens (using a circulating fan to move hot air around the food in the oven).
With this range of choices, not to mention the various features and patterns found in the furnaces, it can be difficult to trade for one. Below are some guidelines that you must consider - helpful tips to help you buy the right oven.
Place. Whether its stand-alone (in a range) or built-in walls (so-called wall stoves), make sure you measure the oven size toward the location where you plan to install it. The site should not only have enough space; It should also be robust enough to support the device.
Capacity. Ovens actual size is defined by its capacity. Oven capacity refers to the amount of food or the size of the container it can hold. The size you have to consider when purchasing an oven is the size of its interior (cavity). Note that some ovens seem large on the outside but are actually smaller inside.
There are many things to consider when deciding on a particular ovens capacity to buy. Some of them are as follows:
The amount of food you need to cook at once (ie the oven capacity) depends on the number of people in your family. Below are some of the recommended oven ratios (in liters) for different family sizes (indicated by the number of members):
2 members - less than 29 liters
4 members - 20 to 29 liters
6 members - more than 30 liters
Oven capacity should also depend on how you intend to use the oven. An oven that will be used for actual and all types of cooking will of course require a higher capacity than the one to be used as an add-on only (such as thawing or heating of food).
Make sure that the dishes (such as baking sheet, pan and other kitchen utensils) that you use regularly fit comfortably (and circulate freely) in the oven.
The control panel is where you handle and control the features and features of the oven, which may be one of the following:
Analogue mechanical switches using knobs. Is cheaper but more durable can also be less accurate, because everything is set manually.
Digital - electronically controlled pushbuttons. The most common today can be more expensive and less durable. but they have more accurate and accurate settings, as everything is set automatically.
Different ovens have different (and sometimes complicated) control panels, but all generally contain these basic components:
Clock or timer is displayed - sets how long the cooking time is
Temperature settings - Allows you to set the temperature of cooking.
Thermostat - senses and maintains a set temperature to stop or continue the heat flow. This prevents overcooked food and a superheated oven.
Oven lamp - allows you to see the oven in the oven to check the status of the food you are feeding.
Additional components. Some ovens may come with additional components, such as the following:
Ovställ - allows to place more than one dish in the oven at the same time; should be thick and durable.
Rotisserie - a removable grill with twist; for better and even grilling.
Additional functions. In addition to the basic features, most ovens are today designed with additional (and advanced) features, some of which are as follows:
Clear window - it allows you to watch the cooking process without having to open the door.
Self-cleaning options - located on the control panel, by pressing this button, the oven can clean itself.
Lock function - can be a button in the control panel or door lock, prevent abuse or accidental and accidental operation, especially when cleaning the control panel or when there are children in the house.
The price. Everything is obviously affected by the price, so its important for you to set the amount you want to spend.
With these guidelines, you will probably be able to find the oven that is perfect for the value of money.