Best Built-In Ovens
- What is a built-in oven?
- How does a built-in oven work?
- Advantage and field of application
- What are the types of the built-in oven?
- Rotary heat oven
- Natural convection oven
- Combi-steamer oven
- Double-cavity oven
- Pyrolysis oven
- Catalytic oven
- What should we pay attention when purchasing a built-in oven?
- Alternative to a built-in oven
Present in all kitchens, the built-in oven has almost become an essential piece of equipment. It is one of the essential major household appliances. But its functionality can vary a lot from device to device. Also, it may seem challenging to choose a model that exactly matches your expectations. For this reason, our consumer portal has looked at your setbacks and annoyances by writing this article. To make your choice based on a good foundation, we invite you to read our work. In this article, we will discuss the advantages of built-in ovens.
What is a built-in oven?
A built-in oven is an appliance designed to be housed in a niche. This niche is generally installed in kitchen furniture or in a wall. The built-in oven is supplied with gas or electricity. Its door is tilting in the majority of the configurations. It consists of two or three layers of glass to avoid the risk of burns, as well as a handle for opening. The oven is equipped with one or two cavities with a grid and a baking tray.
The temperature and heating mode can be selected using buttons on the fixed panel above the door. Besides, on most built-in ovens, the start and time of baking can also be programmed.
Beko was founded in 1955 by Bejerano and Koç. This firm is currently present in more than 100 countries. The company designed freestanding household appliances and televisions. It is now part of the Turkish group Arçelik. Despite its difficult start, Beko became the second most popular brand in Europe in 2017. Nowadays, it offers small and large household appliances, including built-in ovens.
How does a built-in oven work?
An oven is a household appliance. The oven is used for cooking or reheating food. It is equipped with heating resistances on the upper and lower parts of the cavity. The built-in oven has a tilting opening, as in almost all configurations. A handle is located at the top of the door and allows it to be opened without getting burned.
Usually, the door is designed with two or three layers of glass. The more glass there are, the warmer the outer glass will be.
The oven is delivered with at least one removable plate and grid. Slides on the sides allow you to choose the cooking height according to the volume of the dish to be cooked. It is necessary to preheat the oven before putting the food to cook. The temperature and the cooking mode are set with the control knobs located on the strip fixed above the door. These are to be adapted according to the foods in the oven and the chosen recipe. The cooking time can be delayed using the programmer. Once cooked, the food is removed for consumption, and the oven must be turned off.
Advantage and field of application
What is the field of application, and what is the advantage of a built-in oven? Its height. Indeed, it does not take up unnecessary space because it is integrated into the furniture. It usually has a neat design that underlines the beauty of your kitchen. The functionality of the oven lies in its cooking modes. The built-in oven can bake roast pieces as well as pies, cakes, or pastries. Furthermore, often equipped with a spit, it can also roast a chicken. With some oven models, you also have the option of steam cooking.
With programming, you have the power to put food to cook, program the start time and the cooking time. When you return, your dish is ready to eat!
What are the types of the built-in oven?
To keep you informed better, we have listed some of them.
Rotary heat oven
These ovens can be either stirred heat or pulsed heat. The operating principle is based on the use of a fan located at the bottom of the oven. The pulse-heat one has a circular resistor on the back of the fan in addition to the conventional resistors. There is then a better distribution of heat throughout the cavity, which allows faster cooking of poultry meat, thicker pieces of meat and also pies, cakes or pastries.
Natural convection oven
Natural convection is the technology used by cheap ovens. This cooking method is best for grilling lean meats or for preparing a gratin. With this mode, it is possible to bring the dish you want to gratinate upwards or, on the contrary, to lower it if you want better cooking underneath, as for a pie, for example.
We can also recall that this cooking mode can be selected by the rotary heat ovens.
These models are increasingly popular and are the new trend. They can not only cook like a traditional oven but also steam. It offers the particularity of gentle cooking that preserves the best nutrients. Thanks to these combi-ovens, you can prepare complete meals. They can replace multiple pots and cooking tools.
Double cavity ovens are becoming increasingly popular for better economy and the possibility of simultaneous cooking with different temperatures. Each cavity has its dedicated control panel and can be programmed separately. In simultaneous cooking, smells and splashes do not mix. The only downside is that you cannot cook large pieces.
Pyrolysis is the best cleaning system thanks to the production of high heat (500 °). This burns all the fats and sugars that have been projected on the walls of the oven. At the end of the cycle, simply remove the ashes.
Like pyrolysis, catalysis is a cleaning method with, however, less heat (200 ° C). The catalysis burns the fats projected on the walls, but not the sugars.
What should we pay attention when purchasing a built-in oven?
Nothing looks more like an oven than another oven. Still, there can be notable differences between the two models. There are, therefore, some essential points to pay attention to when purchasing your built-in oven.
Connected ovens: They are more and more fashionable for fans of new technologies. These ovens allow, to let your appliance adjust itself, according to your dish to be cooked. You can also program it when you are not there, directly on a smartphone.
If using apps and programs tends to annoy you, stay away from those high-tech ovens equipped with Wi-Fi.
Built-in ovens with cold door: If you have young children, it is a good idea to select an oven with a “cold door” to avoid the risk of burns.
Pyrolysis ovens: For some people, cleaning the oven is a real ordeal. In this case, it is preferable to opt for a pyrolysis oven that frees you from this chore.
Programmable ovens: The programming function can be handy for reheating or cooking food while you are away and being ready when you come home. Some ovens are a bit more complicated than others about postponing cooking – something to consider when buying. If you don’t need this feature, direct your research to ovens that don’t.
Hot air: Apart from the entry-level, almost all the built-in ovens in our comparison offer hot air. But some people are resistant to it and prefer cooking with natural convection. In this case, you might as well choose an oven without convection heat.
Alternative to a built-in oven
If you realize that the built-in oven does not meet your needs or your expectations, we suggest here some interesting alternatives that may overcome your selection criteria.
The mini countertop oven: It offers the advantage of being placed where you want. With an average weight of 10 kg, you can transport easily. Some models also offer hot air. The doors are double glazed. The openings can be tilting or lateral. Some models also offer delayed programming.
The microwave and grill combination: Like the countertop mini-oven, it has the same dimensional characteristics but with a higher weight. Its difference lies in a more flexible use. It can reheat dishes with microwave mode or cook in grill mode. This type of oven is however less efficient in cooking mode than the mini-oven.
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