Built-in ovens are designed to fit in seamlessly with your kitchen theme, decor and function. These sophisticated appliances come with state-of-the-art technology that ensure perfect cooking results while making your life easier. But which oven features are worth the extra money?
Take a look at some of the best functions of an oven below and see how they can improve your quality of life:
Steam Cooking. Multi-function ovens may come with a water tank that’s used when you need bursts of steam or hot water vapor to cook your dishes. Steam cooking is great because the moisture that cooks your food also evaporated, leaving the surface crisp while making the insides soft and moist. With steam cooking, you’ll be able to bake bread or do a healthy roast whenever the occasion calls for it.
Automatic Cooking Controls. A high-end oven may come with touchscreen controls and automatic cooking options. This feature makes precision cooking real easy, as the oven can control moisture levels, heat sources, temperature and even cooking time.
Programmable Timer. This function could be a part of Automatic Cooking Controls or as a standalone. With a programmable timer, you can set the oven to cook for as much as 24 hours in advance. Moreover, an oven that has a programmable timer can be left to slow cook stew, meat and veggies and have it ready for you by the time you get home.
Triple or Quadruple Glazing. Premium built-in ovens will have triple or quadruple glazed doors for efficient energy consumption and for preserving heat and insulating the space. Heat is less likely to escape, which contributes to a better-cooked meal.
Slide-Away Door. Some ovens have a feature that makes the oven door slide underneath the unit. The unique mechanism costs more but it’s well worth it if space is at a premium.
Telescopic Runners. The runners make sliding shelves and removing trays or baking racks easier and smoother.
Self-Cleaning Oven. A built-in oven that cleans itself is a wonderful technology. With this feature, you can save more money by buying less cleaning products and save time with less elbow grease.