Simple-shaped, single-color ovens are today replaced by sophisticated shapes and bold colors. However, apart from the futuristic and silver ovens, we also have industrial models and inspired by the most avant-garde design.
The current market offers ovens of various dimensions and capacities. Standard models are typically cube-shaped and 59.5 cm wide and high, so they will fit in a standard 60 cm high, 60 cm wide and 60 cm deep housing unit.
As you analyze dimensions, pay particular attention to the interior capacity of an oven. In typical compact models, it ranges from 35 to 50 liters, which means that the main difference is in the size of the cooking space – a cavity. Most standard size oven compartments are 65 to 71 liters. Larger ovens consume much more energy (even up to 30% more) and are ideal for professional kitchens.
Currently, we can find three types of programmers:
Traditional control knobs.
The ovens with two separate control knobs: one allows us to set the correct program and the other is for the temperature. Very often there is an electronic screen located right between them; it can show, for example, the clock and the delay start time.
Traditional programmers are widely used due to their comfortable and intuitive operation. The accuracy of the thermostat is based on the knob and enables professional cooking and culinary experiments at home.
This type of programmer works similar to the traditional control knob programmer; only instead of knobs, it has buttons.
This is an excellent alternative for button programmers. All functions are presented on a digital or TFT display controlled by a touch screen or additional sensors. The display panel can even be the size of a tablet screen.
Modern ovens, in addition to having essential functions and custom styling, can also have additional functions. Some of those functions may be the following:
Temperature Probe – This device gives you the exact internal temperature once plugged into the oven and stuck in the food you are preparing in the oven.
Delayed start function – surprisingly popular in modern ovens. This function allows you to delay the moment when the appliance starts to heat up.
Choice of temperature – the wider the range, the better. Lower temperatures work best for long cooking without losing essential nutritional values, and higher temperatures allow you to prepare traditional Asian dishes.
Others: steaming or defrosting. These new functions become an alternative to what was previously a standard in design.