Electric range cookers not only make a statement in your kitchen, they have a number of advantages over gas cookers including increased safety and better efficiency. Plus, they’re a lot easier to clean. Result!
What are the benefits of an electric range cooker over gas?
Electric cookers give you more control over the oven temperature and, if it’s a fan oven, the heat is more evenly distributed. Because there are no cold spots, it’s perfect for baking, and you can make use of all of the cavity space because there’s no loss of heat.
Electric range cookers usually have one-piece ceramic hobs which are far easier to wipe clean. Your pans are safer too as you don’t have to balance them on supports.
What’s the difference between a fan, conventional, and multifunction oven?
A fan oven has a heating element at the back that heats the air circulated by the fan to give you even temperature distribution. You can make use of every shelf as you’ll get the same results - perfect for baking.
Conventional ovens have a heating element at the top and bottom of the cavity. It’s good for foods that need a crispy top, like pies and pizzas. The oven is hotter at the top so you can cook food with different temperature requirements at the same time.
A multifunctional oven, as the name suggests, gives you several options including conventional, fan cooking, conventional and fan, defrost, base heat, and grill.
What are self cleaning/catalytic liners?
Catalytic liners are featured in a lot of range cookers and differ slightly depending on the manufacturer. They can cover the sides, back, top of the oven, or all at the same time. These liners are designed to withstand extreme temperatures to prevent food from burning on, meaning you can remove any residue really easily. Because of this, there’s no need to scrub your oven for hours every time you want to clean it.