What kind of oven do I need?
- You're looking for a basic oven for baking: ovens with only top and bottom heat
- You like to cook large, elaborate meals in your oven: fan oven
- You want to prepare oven and microwave dishes: combi oven
- You want to retain all taste and vitamins: steam oven
Only baking function
Do you mainly want to bake cakes and loaves in your oven? Then choose an oven with only top and bottom heat. Then you get a decent oven without bells and whistles. This type of oven allows your cakes to heat and rise simultaneously. Your apple pie will be just as tasty and beautiful as the one your grandma always made.
Hot air function
A hot air oven distributes hot air through the entire oven space, so that you can bake at multiple shelf heights at the same time. Useful if you prepare several oven dishes at the same time. You can also prepare large dishes easily with a convection oven: this is how you put a perfectly cooked turkey on the table during the holidays.
You're doubting whether to get an oven or a microwave, but you only have room for one appliance in your kitchen. Choose a combi oven. This type of oven has all the oven functions, but also has a microwave function. That way, you'll not only bake delicious cakes in your combi oven, but also heat up ready meals and defrost your food with the microwave function.
A steam oven is an oven with steam function. The oven converts water into steam with which you prepare different dishes. You probably think mostly of preparing fish and vegetables in steam ovens. But did you know that you can also make baked goods with a better baking result? Taste, vitamins and the shape of your food are preserved so that your food is tastier and looks nicer. Curious about all kinds of steam ovens? Then read the advice article about this.