Modern ovens come with a range of features that ensure it’s easy to make delicious food.
With new ideas being developed all the time, you might be surprised by what’s available, even if you bought your last cooker only a few years ago.
Adjustable oven racks let you alter the available space to suit what you’re cooking.
Slide-out racks can be easily removed and cleaned, while telescopic racks are fixed to chrome side racks for a smooth sliding motion. They also support heavy dishes even when the rack is fully pulled out.
Some Neff models have SLIDE&HIDE® doors, which are great if you’re low on space or like to be a hands-on cook. They can be hidden away under the oven after opening to give you better access to your food. They also solve the problem of burning yourself on the door whilst leaning in.
Steam cooking is a growing trend. Add water to a small tank and the oven will produce steam to cook your food, ensuring everything stays moist and tender.
Warming drawers are a great way of keeping your food hot until your guests arrive or warming up plates.
If you’re into baking, you can also prove dough with them.
Double, triple or quadruple glazing helps keep the heat in, for more efficient cooking. It can be coupled with a cooling fan function to ensure that the outside of the door remains safe to touch.
Powerful oven lights and a clear glass door let you keep an eye on your food – perfect for nervous cooks.
Powerful oven lights and a clear glass door let you keep an eye on your food.
Timers and minute minders provide a helpful countdown of how long your food has left to cook.
All timers have an audible alarm to tell you when your food’s ready, but you can also find programmable timers that automatically turn the oven on and off at a certain time. This is sometimes known as a delayed start function.
Safety features such as an automatic turn off are helpful if you’re prone to getting distracted by the TV. Ovens with this feature will turn themselves off after a certain amount of time, although it can be overridden by periodically adjusting the temperature.
Many people are familiar with safety locks installed on oven controls to stop curious fingers from changing any settings.
Electronic controls, LED displays and touch screens allow for greater accuracy when programming temperatures and functions. They’re usually really easy to use, even for the biggest technophobes. Other models may have rotary knobs and simple push buttons.
Safety features such as an automatic turn off are helpful.