Nowadays, people are getting use to using the microwave with additional functions like toasting or baking when they need to reheat the food or making some simple toasting. However, microwave can’t be the perfect replacement of the regular oven that excels in toasting and baking because the heat is spread out evenly and make the food toasted better. Below is some basic knowledge about this type of kitchen appliance that you might want to know. They are collected from best toaster oven reviews as well as convection oven reports from home improvement experts worldwide. You can use this helpful knowledge to put into consideration before investing your money into a type of oven that suits your needs of cooking.
According to the energy source, ovens can be divided into 2 types: electrical ovens gas ovens. However, according to the surveys lately, the electrical oven is the trend of markets while gas ovens can hardly be found anywhere.
In terms of controlling functions, there are 2 types of oven: electrical circuit ovens (with LCD screen displaying numbers about time, temperature, pan position and functions) and the other one use direct physical contact to control (with button to adjust the heat while spinning)
In general, today’s ovens are separate into 2 kinds: built – in ovens and counter table ovens. Built – in or wall oven is the high class product with electric circuits and LCD screen for adjustments while counter table ovens are sold with low prices and often controlled by buttons. In this post, we will concentrate on the portable oven that can be put into the kitchen counter.
- Toaster Oven: This is the smallest kind of portable oven. It is designed to toast and sometimes bake some food in small size such as bread or slices from chicken or fish. The volume inside the oven can take up to 10 liters. This is not the one you want to choose when you’re making some bread. However, the price and the functions are remarkably good if you notice, so it’s a reasonable choice for people who take this as an alternate solution for their low budget.
- Convention Oven: This is one of the most popular kinds of oven on the market with the internal volume from 20 up to 40 liters which is very suitable for making toasting food or baking bread for the whole family. This type of oven often has two source of heat: one is on top and another is at the bottom. You can adjust and freely decide the heating source as well as the heat levels, the time or even some other additional functions. You can use the convection oven to make most of the toasts in general or bake some cakes if you like.
- Convection Oven: Generally speaking, there are no big differences between convention and convection oven except for the fan system inside the convection oven. They are called Convection fans. This type of oven is very energy efficient because the heat is spread evenly inside the oven by the fan systems so that you won’t have to put the temperature to high level in a long amount of time. This will help you save money on bills for a rainy day. The price could be relatively higher than the convention model without the Convention fan.
How Can I Choose The Right One?
If you have a deep pocket plus a large kitchen, the best choice is still the wall oven – convenient, easy to clean and the best quality of toasting food.
Toaster oven with small size just can be used as small food toasting and bread baking so you should consider when choosing this type of oven.
Convention oven is not suitable to bake cakes as well, and if it is, the products would just stop at simple results. The small volume will make you to waste more time making more sets of cakes leading to inconvenience.
Convection oven with the volume of about 40 liters is considered the most suitable choice to almost all families and meet the basic requirements. It can toast loaf of meat or whole chicken and fish. Although the quality can’t compare with the wall oven, it’s still acceptable.