HINTS AND TIPS
Arrange the shelves in the required positions
before switching the oven ON. Shelf positions
are counted from the bottom upwards.
There should always be at least 2.5cm (1")
between the top of the food and the element.
This gives best cooking results and allows room
for rise in yeast mixtures, Yorkshire puddings etc.
When cooking cakes, pastry, scones bread etc.,
place the tins or baking trays centrally on the
Ensure that food is placed centrally on the shelf
and there is sufficient room around the baking
tray/dish to allow for maximum circulation.
Stand dishes on a suitably sized baking tray on
the shelf to prevent spillage onto the oven base
and to help reduce cleaning.
The material and finish of the baking tray and
dishes used affect base browning. Enamelware,
dark, heavy or non-stick utensils increase base
browning. Shiny aluminium or polished steel
trays reflect the heat away and give less base
Because of the smaller cooking space and lower
recommendations given in the cooking chart.
Do not place baking trays directly on the oven
base as it interferes with the oven air circulation
and can lead to base burning; use the lower shelf
For economy leave the door open for the shortest
possible time, particularly when placing food into
a pre-heated oven.
Do not place cookware and cooking pots
with rough bases e.g. cast iron on the oven
door as damage to the glass may occur.