A Quick Guide to Oven Cooking
An oven has various uses heating, drying and baking being the major ones. The oldest ovens originated from Europe and they were mainly used for roasting and boiling items. The digital ovens cook faster.
There are various types of ovens. A double oven being one of the types of ovens has two ovens or an oven and a microwave oven. The double oven is built into the kitchen cabinet.
A gas oven being another type of oven was being used by various people as a gas stove to prepare food. Later improvements were made on the gas oven such as addition of a thermostat for regulating temperatures. Cleaning of the gas ovens was made easier by an enamel coating that was added to them.
Microwave oven uses waves as their source of heat energy used in cooking food.
Toaster ovens have removable baking pans. An earth oven is made of the earth surface and then subjected to heat. They are not fast enough when it comes to cooking.
Ceramic oven is made up clay and other earthenware material and its form depend on different cultures.
Wall ovens are mounted on the wall, and they accommodate big roasting pans due to their large size.
When purchasing an oven there are things to look for. Make sure it has an independent testing lab. Make sure you give the correct details to the seller to make contact in case of any potential danger. Make sure your oven is properly installed.
Safety measures to take when using an oven. Make sure you don’t leave cooking with no one around. Wipe all dirt on the oven since they can cause fire. When cooking keep your hair well tied and long sleeved clothes rolled up to prevent them from catching fire. When cooking make sure the gas is well fixed to prevent leakage since this can cause fire.
No food should be left in the oven since an oven is not meant for storage. The oven should not be heated if the racks are not properly positioned to avoid scalding
If the oven happens to catch fire make sure to keep the door closed and switch off the heating element.
Using an oven in cooking is of great advantage. Cooking using a microwave is energy saving since it cooks fast. The flavor or texture of food is not affected by being reheated in an oven. Less nutrients are lost when cooking using an oven compared to pan cooking. Food is uniformly cooked since the heat is evenly distributed. Cooking vessels used to cook in an oven are easy to clean. Prolonged heating can be the only reason a vessels can get heated, otherwise only food is heated.
Its healthy to eat baked food rather than deep fried foods since they are low in fat.