Gas ovens offer a number of advantages:
- Gas is a cost-effective alternative to electricity
- Gas ovens retain moisture (as opposed to electric ovens, which produce a dry heat)
- Fast heat up times
- Still operational in a power outage
Here are some features to consider when shopping for a gas oven:
Please make sure you measure the cavity before you buy.
You should also look into the oven’s capacity to make sure you are getting a large enough model to suit your needs. (Small households of around 1-3 people should be fine with a standard 60cm width oven, whereas large families might want to look into getting a wide 90cm oven or a double oven).
If you do a lot of cooking, it’s worth investing in an oven with a programmable timer.
A fan forced gas oven will provide an even heat to cook your food perfectly. The fan circulates hot air evenly to every corner of the oven.
Oven Door Glazing
The more layers of glass in your oven door, the more heat will be retained. This will lead to more efficient cooking, and less heat transfer from the oven to the kitchen.
Look for an oven with a tangential cooling fan – which will circulate cool air around the carcass of the oven. This helps to keep the temperature inside your kitchen comfortable.
Some ovens offer a defrost function – which basically just operates the fan without the heating element. This provides a healthier alternative to microwave defrosting.
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