Gas ovens are efficient and will usually save you money due to the low cost of natural gas. Even though this type of oven is a popular choice, there are people who have yet to optimize its performance. Utilizing a few gas oven tips can help you operate yours smoothly from here on out.
Since gas ovens have one main burner giving off all of the heat, hot spots can occur. Instead of putting your food in the oven and leaving it until the timer goes off, rotate it. This will ensure that one area is not cooked more than the other. If you have multiple trays of food in the oven, rotate them from top to bottom, bottom to top, and spin them around.
Are you looking for your food to have a nice crisp, brown top? Keep the food towards the top racks of the oven. The heat from the oven will bounce off its interior ceiling back onto the food, browning it faster. As a secondary option, use the broiler option for just a few minutes. However, be careful that your food does not burn using this setting.
Oh boy, do gas ovens get hot quick! Due to the extreme heat from the burner, the bottom of your food can burn faster than the rest. If it’s possible, avoid all dark metal cookware. Darker colors absorb more heat, leading to an increased cooking rate. The result: brown bottoms with tops that don’t match. Instead, opt for glass and silicone cookware.
Using a gas oven can be a tad tricky, but with a few tips and tricks, you’ll be an expert! If you’re looking to switch to a gas oven, or would like yours to be repaired, contact the pros at Tri-City Appliance, Heating & Cooling. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (203) 303-5700.