TO FIT THE TOP OVEN SHELF
The cranked shelf MUST only be used in the top
oven compartment, but a straight shelf from the main
oven may be used to provide alternative positions.
The shelf should be fitted with the straight rods
uppermost on the frame and the forms towards the
back of the oven. If not fitted correctly the anti-tilt
and safety stop mechanism will be affected.
HINTS AND TIPS
Most cooking should be carried out using an
oven shelf positioned in one of the shelf runners.
Larger roasts and casseroles should normally
be cooked in the main oven. However, they may
be cooked on a flat shelf placed on the base of
the top oven provided there is sufficient room for
air circulation around the food.
Stand dishes on a suitably sized baking tray on
the shelf to prevent spillage onto the oven base
and to help reduce cleaning.
There should always be at least 2.5cm (1")
between the top of the food and the element.
This gives best cooking results and allows room
for rise in yeast mixtures, Yorkshire puddings etc.
When cooking cakes, pastry, scones, bread etc.,
place the tins or baking trays centrally on the
shelf directly below the element.
DO NOT place dishes or baking trays directly
onto the oven base as it becomes very hot and
damage may occur.
The material and finish of the baking trays and
dishes will affect the degree of base browning of
the food. Enamelware, dark, heavy or non-stick
utensils increase base browning. Shiny
aluminium or polished steel trays reflect the heat
away and give less base browning.
DO NOT use the grill pan as a baking tray as
this will increase base browning of the food.
Because of the smaller cooking space, lower
temperatures and shorter cooking times are
sometimes required. Be guided by the
recommendations on page 26.
For economy leave the door open for the
shortest possible time, particularly when placing
food into a pre-heated oven.