A Quick Guide to Oven Cooking
An oven is a chamber that is thermally insulated and its mainly used for baking, heating or drying of items. Europe can be said to be the first founders of ovens used for roasting and boiling substances. However the most recent ovens are highly improved in terms of their cooking speed.
Ovens are of different types. A double oven is made up of either two ovens or one oven and a microwave oven. The double oven is usually attached to the kitchen cabinet.
A gas oven was mainly used for food preparations. After some time a temperature regulator was added to the gas oven. The enamel coating added to the gas stove was meant to make cleaning work easier.
Microwave oven uses waves as their source of heat energy used in cooking food.
Toaster ovens are small in size and have a baking pan that can be removed. A pit is dug into the ground and then heated to make the earth oven. These types of ovens are slow in cooking.
The form of ceramic oven depends on different traditions.
Wall ovens are constructed of the walls and are large enough to huge roasting pans.
. There are some Factors to consider when buying an oven. A the self-determining test lab is important. Give the right info to the manufacturer for contacting in case of any possible danger. Proper installation of your oven is important.
Protection measures when using the ovens. Make sure you are around the cooking area when cooking is taking place. The oven should be kept clean since food particles can cause fire. Make sure you watch how you are dressed such as tie long hair on the back and roll up clothes that may be long to prevent them from catching fire. When using gas as the source of energy make sure it has been properly fixed to prevent fire outbreak.
Storing food in the oven is wrong. Racks should be well positioned before preheating the oven to prevent burning.
If fire outbreaks in the oven keep the door closed then turn off the source of heat.
Benefits of cooking using an oven. Cooking using a microwave is energy saving since it cooks fast. When food is reheated using an oven it doesn’t change taste or texture. Less nutrients are lost when cooking using an oven compared to pan cooking. Food is uniformly cooked since the heat is evenly distributed. Food doesn’t stick on the sides of cooking dishes and this makes cleaning easy. The vessel used for heating do not get heated when heating the food.
Its healthy to eat baked food rather than deep fried foods since they are low in fat.