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The Difference Between a Fan and Conventional Oven

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It was back in 1945 when the first fan ovens were used. The purpose of the fan oven was to speed up the cooking process to allow the US airline industry to prepare hot meals more quickly. On the contrary, it is said that the very first conventional oven was invented in 1826. By the 1920s, most households had use of a gas oven. Nowadays, fan ovens are widely used in domestic households, with many added benefits in comparison to conventional ovens.

The Differences

As mentioned, fan ovens were developed with speed in mind. Consequently, when cooking with a fan oven, the cooking time can often be reduced and the heat turned down, making this appliance suitable for any busy, modern day home.

Another difference between a conventional and fan oven is in the way they cook food. Whilst a conventional oven will surround the food with hot air, it will rise, meaning that food in the lower part of the oven is likely to cook slower than food places on the top or middle shelves.

On the other hand, a fan oven will distribute heat evenly throughout the oven, providing more even results. If you have a conventional oven that you are using for baking, you may find rotating your food at least once during cooking will give you a more even result.

Features of Fan Ovens

Aside from evenness and speed, fan ovens can also help minimise the cross-contamination of flavours as the air in the oven is constantly moving. Additionally, many fan ovens will let you use the fan part of the oven, without the heat, making defrosting your food items much quicker.

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No matter the age, make or model of oven you have, if you’re in need of oven repair or installation across London, we can help. For more information on our services, please browse our website. To make an appointment with us, please call 0203 478 0883 or send your enquiry through to our online contact form.