So, you’ve finally bought that new oven or cooker and it fits beautifully in your kitchen. But now you want to know what all those fancy new buttons do, and more importantly, how they’ll turn you into a master chef. Don’t worry, we’ve put together some handy videos that’ll explain all the main features and settings, so you can get the most out of your new cooking appliance.
A fan oven or cooker combines a fan with a heating element at the back to spread heat evenly around the cavity for perfect cooking across all shelves. This means that roast and all the trimmings will be beautifully cooked all at the same time. Find out more about fan cooking in our short video.
With so many settings on your new oven or cooker, it’s easy to be overwhelmed with choice. From standard grill and fan functions for day to day cooking, to more premium options such as the much-loved pizza mode and pyrolytic cleaning. These settings can make your life a lot easier. Check out our handy video to find out the names and benefits behind the symbols.
From pyrolytic cleaning which burns away food stains to catalytic liners that absorb grease, modern cookers and ovens come packed with a host of great self-cleaning features that’ll make life easier. Find out more about the different cleaning methods in this quick video.
You might have noticed that your new oven has some clever smart features. Yep, a lot of new ovens now let you control your appliance from your phone, using special apps. Check out this quick video that’ll help you make the most of these cool smart features.
A fan oven combines a fan and a heating element at the back to move heat evenly around the entire cavity. This means that there is a consistent temperature throughout the oven, giving you even results across all shelves.
Fan ovens can only be used with the fan, unless you are using the grill function, which can be used on its own. However, multifunctional ovens will give you the choice to cook your food with or without the fan.
Multifunctional ovens and cookers come with lots of different cooking functions, making them great for any budding chef. Standard models include both fan cooking, conventional cooking and a grill function, whilst more premium models will also include things like a pizza mode and steam cooking.
This is called a warming drawer and they’re usually used to keep your food warm once it has finished cooking.
No, you shouldn’t clean your oven’s catalytic liners with anything, otherwise they’ll stop working. But you can re-activate them by turning the oven up to full temperature for 90 minutes, make sure there is nothing in the oven when you do this.
If you have a pyrolytic cleaning function, you should use it once every 6-8 weeks. If you have catalytic liners, manufacturer’s usually recommend using them once a month. If you want to know the exact recommended timescales, check out the user manual.
Yes, when you’re using the pyrolytic function the door on your oven will automatically lock for your safety.
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