What to look for Key features to help you buy the right oven
✱ Capacity 60 ℓ used to be considered huge for a single oven, but thanks to thinner, more efficient insulation you can now fit as much as an impressive 74 ℓ in your kitchen. If looking for a double oven, the second cavity is generally between 30 and 25 ℓ .
✱ Hobs If you’re buying an all-in- one cooker, choose from gas, electric, ceramic and induction rings. Induction and gas offer the fastest heat-up but induction is the safer choice and comes with smart timers (and even the ability to boil and simmer automatically).
✱ Fuel Despite the fact that gas ovens will be better for your electricity bill, they are being replaced by electronic options that heat up more quickly, are easier to install and are more accurate, plus you can enjoy more features such as top/bottom heating and fan grilling.
✱ Energy Most main ovens are A rated these days – second ovens and range ovens can be less efficient due to their size but it’s worth buying A+ to save energy. Two A-rated ovens can use different amounts of energy, so look at the kWh/cycle figure before you buy.
✱ Easy cleaning Enamel-coated oven walls can be wiped clean, while catalytic liners help absorb and break down food spills, which are then burned away during cooking. Pyrolytic cleaning – on top-end designs – burns away any dirt, leaving just ash to wipe up.
✱ Smart features App- connected appliances offer the ability to adjust the temperature and check on progress from your phone. Some even let you pre-heat the oven before you get home!