Choosing an oven
Choosing an oven doesn’t have to be difficult when you know what to look for. At Brisbane Appliance Sales, we believe that our customers should select an oven with these considerations in mind
Type of Heat
Some people prefer electric ovens while others like their gas ones. Those were the two choices for years until recently when steam/combi came into the market. The heating type you select all comes down to a matter of preference or what already exists i.e. if you are replace an existing oven.
People have been cooking with gas ovens since the 1800s. While more homes are coming with electric ovens, gas is something still very much preferred amongst many homeowners. They have a fast preheat and provide even heat that retains moisture. This helps cook roasts and stews better, keeping the meat juicy and tender.
Electric ovens had big invasive coils when they first came onto the scene, but since then has developed into a more sophisticated design with flat surfaces.
Modern electric ovens preheat just as quickly as their gas counterparts. They’re also capable of reaching higher temperatures than gas, which is great for crispy pizzas and pies.
If a lot of baking takes place in your kitchen, then an electric oven is ideal. They provide the perfect environment for making cakes and cookies.
This is a new heating type making waves on the market. Steam will cook your food in a beautiful and healthy way while retaining moisture. It also keeps those essential vitamins and nutrients found in our food.
Steam cooks the quickest out of the three heat types and is ideal for cooking vegetables and meats, and even amazing pastries! The steam/combi ovens are quite large and will hold a large roast or a couple of dishes and sees that entire dinner done quickly, making it a very convenient way of cooking for large or busy families.
Space of Your Kitchen
If you have a large kitchen space, then your options are more varied than smaller ones. Large kitchens can go for a freestanding oven unit, a classic choice with a contemporary design and oven top. If preferred, go for a wall mount oven. They make for a sleek design in the kitchen but also very easy to access.
Smaller kitchens don’t have to go without. There are still small free standing oven choices to suit a contemporary design. If you are limited in floor space, then a wall mount might be ideal, stacked with a compact microwave oven, coffee machine or steam oven. You would only need to make sure there is enough room for the door.
The downside is that a wall oven does not have a cooking range on the top. You would need to consider a freestanding cooker or cooktop.
Brisbane Appliance Sales can help you determine what is best for the space you have. Gas and electric have different installation needs, and we can advise as to how to go about it the safest way with one of our recommended installers.
Consider the types of heat you already have. It can be expensive to switch from gas to electric, vice versa.
Latest Brands and Options
Our ovens come with the latest in cooking technology. You can have a look at our gas, electric and steam/combi ovens for yourself in our showroom. We offer free cooking demonstrations to show you what you can expect. These are done with the products from top brands to help you decide what suits your cooking style and kitchen best.