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HINTS AND TIPS
DO NOT place dishes or baking trays directly onto the oven base as it becomes very hot and damage may occur.
Most cooking should be carried out using an oven shelf positioned in one of the shelf runners.
Larger roasts and casseroles should normally be cooked in the fan oven. However, they may be cooked on a flat shelf placed on the base of the top oven provided there is sufficient room for air circulation around the food. Stand dishes on a suitably sized baking tray on the shelf to prevent spillage onto the oven base and to help reduce cleaning.
When cooking cakes, pastry, scones, bread etc., place the tins or baking trays centrally on the shelf directly below the element. The material and finish of the baking trays and dishes will affect the degree of base browning of the food. Enamelware, dark, heavy or non-stick utensils increase base browning. Shiny aluminium or polished steel trays reflect the heat away and give less base browning. DO NOT use the grill pan or meat tin as a baking tray as this will increase base browning of the food. Because of the smaller cooking space, lower temperatures and shorter cooking times are sometimes required. For economy leave the door open for the shortest possible time, particularly when placing food into a pre-heated oven.
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If it is unavoidable that several dishes are placed on the shelf, for your safety DO NOT withdraw the shelf when removing food or dishes from the oven. 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.