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What kind of oven do I need?

A combi oven, steam oven or perhaps a fan oven: which oven fits you best? Choosing the right oven type is a difficult job. In this article I explain which type of oven suits which usage situation. This way you know for sure that you will choose an oven that meets your personal requirements.

In short

  • 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.

Microwave function

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.

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