What are the different cooking functions of my oven?
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Unsure of what the symbols mean on your oven? Explore the functions and what they mean.
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|Directs radiant heat from the powerful upper element onto the food. The grill function is best suited for cooking different cuts of meat such as steak, chops, sausages and fish, or for making toasted sandwiches and other quick-cooking foods. For the best results, allow the grill to preheat for 3 minutes before placing food inside. This will help to seal in the natural juices and maintain tenderness of meats. Always grill with the oven door closed.
|Directs radiant heat from the 2 powerful upper elements onto the food. Maxi grill allows you to use the full size of the grill tray for cooking larger meals, and will cook faster than the grill function. Maxi grill is best suited for cooking different cuts of meat such as steak, chops, sausages and fish, or for making toasted sandwiches and other quick-cooking foods. For the best results, allow the grill to preheat for 3 minutes before placing food inside. This will help to seal in the natural juices and maintain tenderness of meats. Always use maxi grill with the oven door closed.
|Generates heat from the upper element which is circulated throughout the cavity by the fan. This combination helps to distribute the heat more evenly onto the food, which helps to avoid burning or overcooking. The fan grill function is ideal for larger cuts of meat which require longer cooking times and will achieve results similar to rotisserie cooked meat. Use the fan grill function with the oven door closed.
|The oven is heated using two elements, one located at the top of the cavity and the other below the floor of the oven. This traditional baking function achieves the best results when cooking on a single oven shelf, to ensure even heat distribution to the food. It is ideal for cooking single trays of biscuits, muffins, cakes and roasts.
|The oven is heated using two elements, one located at the top of the cavity and the other below the floor of the oven. The fan circulates the hot air around the cavity for better heat distribution, allowing you to place food in different positions in the oven to cook at the same time. It is suggested to use a maximum of two shelves with the fan assist function and avoid using the bottom shelf to prevent overcooking the base. Food placed on the upper shelf will cook more quickly than the lower shelf.
|Uses the rear element surrounding the fan to generate heat. The fan then circulates the hot air to maintain a consistent temperature throughout the oven cavity. This allows you to cook food in different areas of the oven at the same time. Fan forced is a very versatile cooking function which can be used for most types of cooking and baking, and will cook foods faster and at a lower temperature than standard bake functions.
|Is an energy saving baking mode. Like the ‘Fan Forced’ function, the rear element and fan distribute heat evenly throughout the oven. The heating element cycles on and off in stages to use less power, while the residual heat inside the oven cooks the food more efficiently
|Is a unique cooking function which uses heat from all cooking elements as well as the fan to surround the food and lock in flavour. This function ensures food is cooked evenly throughout with excellent browning, which makes it perfect for roasting meats or baking lasagne.
|Combines the fan forced function with the lower element, to create an ideal setting for cooking pizza’s, tarts and quiches. The fan element and fan distribute the hot air to cook food thoroughly and melt the toppings, while the lower element helps to crisp the base. For the best pizza results, pre-heat a pizza stone or baking tray for 1 hour before placing food inside
|Delivers the benefits of a bench top Air Fryer into your built-in oven. This premium function generates heat from the powerful upper and fan elements, which is circulated by the fan to rapidly heat the oven cavity. The hot air ensures food is cooked quickly and thoroughly without having to turn it, while the radiant heat from the upper element helps to achieve the crispiest results. The Air Fry function is ideal for oven frying your favourite frozen foods such as chips, wedges or chicken nuggets without any oil.
|Uses the fan to circulate room temperature air around the cavity. This function helps to defrost (thaw) different kinds of food before cooking. Using the defrost function will reduce defrosting times by up to 50%.
|Gentle heat is generated from the upper and lower elements, to provide an ideal warm and draft-free environment for proving dough. This function helps to proof more quickly than at room temperature.
|Uses gentle heat from the lower element to provide a consistent low temperature between 30 - 70 degrees. This function can be used to keep hot food warm before or after serving, or to warm plates and serving dishes.
|Turns on only the oven light, the light remains on when the oven is operating.