Hints and Tips

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Cookware
Use any oven proof cookware which will withstand
temperatures of 250
°
C.
Baking trays, oven dishes, etc. should not be
placed directly against the grid covering the fan at
the back of the oven, or placed on the oven base.
Do not use baking trays larger than 30 cm x 35 cm
(12 in x 14 in) as they will restrict the circulation of
heat and may affect performance.
The effects of dishes
on cooking results
Dishes and tins vary in their thickness, conductivity,
colour, etc. which affects the way they transmit heat to
the food inside them.
A Aluminium, earthenware, oven glassware and
bright shiny utensils reduce cooking and
underneath browning.
B Enamelled cast iron, anodized aluminium,
aluminium with non-stick interior and coloured
exterior and dark, heavy utensils increase cooking
and underneath browning.
Condensation and steam
When food is heated it produces steam in the same
way as a boiling kettle. The oven vents allow some of
this steam to escape. However, always stand back
from the oven when opening the oven door to
allow any build up of steam or heat to release.
If the steam comes into contact with a cool surface on
the outside of the oven, e.g. a trim, it will condense
and produce water droplets. This is quite normal and
is not a fault with the oven.
To prevent discoloration, regularly wipe away
condensation and also soilage from surfaces.
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Hints and Tips
Cooling fan
The cooling fan operates during cooking.  Air is
expelled through vents between the oven door and
the control panel, as shown in the diagram.
The cooling fan may run on after the oven is switched
off to keep the controls cool. This is quite normal.