The different styles and types of ovens are causing more confusion than ever before. This is especially true for people who want to redesign or build a kitchen. We hope that our site following information will make it easier for you to decide on the oven type best suited for your home.
First, we have the traditional oven. This oven uses electric or gas to heat it. There is a downside to this type of conventional oven, which is the fact that the heat doesn’t always dissipate evenly. This means that it may be difficult for you to cook more than one item at once.
Convection ovens use a fan within the oven to disperse heat more evenly around the entire unit. All shelves are able to be effectively used. A convection-oven is also energy-efficient. Not only can they heat up faster but they’re also able to cook at lower temperature. The heat is distributed evenly throughout the oven by either using a fan assisted system or a fan driven delivery system. You will notice that in fan assisted ovens the flame or heating element are separated from the fan. The fan is usually located at the back of the oven. In a conventional oven with a blower, the flame/heating element is enclosed by the fan. Some ovens are a hybrid, meaning they can be used as both convection and conventional ovens. Some combination ovens are also microwave and convection, and have a few advantages over normal convection. Food can be cooked much faster and the energy consumption is lower.
The space in which the oven will be installed is another thing to consider when purchasing an appliance for your kitchen. Other ovens are built into a wall. Some are under the counter. Still others are part of traditional stove/oven combinations. Others will consider how easy it will be to maintain the oven. Standard ovens will need to be cleaned using the old-fashioned method (oven cleaner, scrub pad and lots of elbow grease). You can also buy self-cleaning ovens with super-high temperature settings that you use when you lock the door and empty the oven.