Which oven is best?

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sunshine49

Which oven is best?

Hi everyone,

I need to upgrade my oven. It is a fan oven and from day one I have problems when baking, items are either undone or hard. I usually have to bake a recipes a few times before its right, at this stage I am so sick of it. It has turned me off of trying new recipes with the cost of ingredients plus electricity.
So friends what do you suggest, what do I purchase, I want it to last a lifetime at this stage and I want to enjoy cooking all Delia's lovely recipes.

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Liz from Cumbria

Oven

My oven is 2 and a bit years old and it can be used both with and without the fan facility (it's a Hotpoint.) Prior to this one I'd had a fan oven for several years and I much prefer having the choice now. Sometimes a conventional oven is much better than a fan and vice versa so if you can, get one that does both.

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Nausea Bagwash

Ovens

Kick electric into touch and buy a gas oven if that's viable. Much more reliable and the gas creates a certain degree of moisture in the oven which improves roasted and baked goods. Obviously, you can't have a fan assisted oven but I've cooked on electricity both with and without fans and don't find fan assisted ovens particularly useful.

After all, unless you are doing mammoth baking sesions every week why would you want an oven with only one temperature zone? A bit useless when you want to cook a meal with a number of dishes that need different temperatures.

As I say, I've cooked on both gas and electricity (and fought with a solid fuel rayburn!) and if my fairy godmother granted me a kitchen re-fit with no expense spared I'd choose gas even if the main had to be brought to my house!

Absolutely no contest.

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sandra

Oven

Totally agree with Nausea. Would never cook with electricity unless no other option. It dries food out a treat !
I know others will disagree but in my view, as Nausea said, no contest !

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which oven is best

For me it'd have to be an electric oven every time. The very best oven I ever had was a mercury range, which had the option of fan or no fan, and cooked everything perfectly. The very worst was a gas one (sorry NB). It took me about 6 months of ruined food to work out it's quirks, and hot spots. As the heat source is at the back, things like tray bakes had to be turned round regularly or the back practically went on fire before the front had even started to cook. Absolute pain.

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Pork Chop

Ovens

For the last 30 years I have had Neff circotherm ovens and am abt to replace the last one which I have had for 21 years with an updated version. I can't fault them and would fully recommend them.

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sunshine49

Which oven is best?

Good idea Liz

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sunshine49

Which oven is best?

"Fan is a very different experience but all the ones I've used can also be used in non-fan mode. Some of them are so complicated you'd find it easier to land a Jumbo Jet ..... grill elements on top, elements below, fan settings.

Before chucking it out, can I suggest that you read the manual cover-to-cover very carefully, try using it in conventional mode, and share the make and model number of it here -- could be that another person here has the same or a similar model and can help?"

Hi. I had a look at the manual and unfortunately it is just the fan setting.

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sunshine49

Which oven is best?

A big thanks to all of you.
I don't think I would like gas as it would have to be one of those drums (its not piped where I live) and it could run out while baking. I would like one that was dependable so I guess friends I will go for plain electric, now for the fun in picking one.

I will keep my present fan one for roasting and such.
Thank you all so much.

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JAMES

Ovens.

I'd always go for electric myself, don't like gas at all.

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JaneMR

Ovens

I have heard that gas ovens tend to have temperature zones depending upon how high up in the oven and that electric don't. I've used an electric oven for years now and am very happy. I use the fan for things like roast potatoes, but generally not. As far as the hob is concerned though (not the question I know)there is absolutely nothing better than gas, given the choice

 
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