Find the ideal oven for you
AN APPLIANCE THAT SUITS YOUR NEEDS
The oven is a key component of any kitchen. There are a few factors to consider when looking for a new oven that best suits your needs. The space available, the types of cooking you prefer and your cleaning habits all influence which oven you should select. Follow our simple buying guide and you find the ideal oven for you.
SPACE & LOCATION
Start by measuring your space. All ovens require at least 60 cm of width while height requirements can vary. See which oven you can select based on the following heights:
72-80 cm – a large capacity oven or a double oven
60 cm – a single standard size oven
45 cm – compact ovens fit neatly into a smaller space
Top-tip: You can save space without compromising on functionality. A compact microwave oven allows you to cook, grill, re-heat or defrost any dish with the same results as a larger oven.
If you have a big household or entertain often, you probably need an oven that can cope with cooking larger meals. Oven capacity is measured in litres.
70+ litres – perfect for a bigger household of four or more
40 – 70 litres – best suited to a house of three to four
35 – 40 litres – ideal to cook for one to two people
Top-tip: Select an oven with extra shelf positions - this allows more dishes to be cooked at the same time.
How do you like to cook?
Steaming – Steam ovens take your cooking to the next level. While heat browns and crisps the outside, steam locks in the moisture on the inside. The result is a whole range of incredibly succulent dishes including meat, fish, vegetables and even desserts.
Grilling – An oven with a separate grill gives you more space to play with and is an optimal choice for larger meals.
Baking – A fan oven delivers excellent tarts and cakes thanks to perfectly even heat distribution. Also consider at steam oven for professional grade results.
All of the above – A multifunction steam oven can do all of the above.
Save yourself from having to clean the oven with chemicals.
Self-cleaning ovens – Pyrolytic ovens will heat up to 500°C, reducing dirt to a fine ash that you can simply wipe away with a cloth.
Catalytic liners – The catalytic lining absorbs the grease stains and is activated by regular heating to 220°C. The grease is oxidised leaving the surface clean.
Top-tip: Antifingerprint coating looks immaculate and requires less cleaning.
Cook like a professional. Steam oven seals in the flavour, improves the texture while preserving the crispiness. Baked bread will rise better, chicken stays tender, vegetables keep their bright colour, and with the SousVide technique you can experience a whole new world of cooking.