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Cooking functions

The settings in the following chart are guidelines only. Follow the instructions in your recipe or on packaging and be prepared to adjust the oven settings and baking times to achieve the best possible results for you.

 OVEN LAMP

Only the oven light comes on. It remains on in all the cooking functions.

 BAKE

The upper and lower heating elements come on. BAKE is the traditional method of cooking. It is best to cook on only one shelf at a time in this function. Ideal for large cakes and dishes that bake for several hours.

 GRILL

Grill is the most suitable function for ‘finishing off’ many meals, for example browning the top of potato gratin and frittata. Use Grill to toast bread or to grill your favourite chicken, fish and steak. Use with the oven door closed and the temperature set to a maximum of 225°C. For best results, use the topmost shelf position when you want quick browning (eg toast).

 DEFROST

this is not a cooking function
Only the oven fan comes on. The fan circulates air around the oven, speeding up the defrosting process by approximately 30%. Note: this function is not for cooking food.

 FAN FORCED

The circular heating element and the fan come on. The oven set on FAN FORCED can cook several different foods together. Use FAN FORCED for multi-shelf cooking.

 FAN GRILL

Both the grill and the fan come on. Use with the oven door closed and the temperature set to a maximum of 225°C. Ideal for roasting tender cuts of meat and poultry. Use lower shelf positions for larger items eg a whole chicken.

 PASTRY BAKE

Excellent for sweet and savoury pastry foods, for moist breads and brownies and cookies that you want extra chewy.

 FAN BAKE

The upper and lower heating elements and the fan come on. Ideal for dishes like lasagne that need to brown on top and also single trays of small cakes or biscuits that bake in less than an hour.

Safe food handling: leave food in the oven for as short a time as possible before and after cooking or defrosting.This is to avoid contamination by organisms which may cause food poisoning. Take particular care during warmer weather.

Notes on baking:

  • Preheat the oven before baking.
  • Do not place anything, including water or ice, on the oven floor.
  • Remove the fat filter before baking.
  • Use the fat filter when roasting meat and poultry on FAN BAKE, FAN GRILL or FAN FORCED. It helps to keep your oven clean and reduces splatter and smoking.
  • Always clean the filter after every use. See ‘Care and cleaning’.
  • Remove the fat filter before baking.

Fig. 18 Fat filter

Baking chart

  • The settings in the following chart are guidelines only. Follow the instructions in your recipe or on packaging and be prepared to adjust the oven settings and baking times to achieve the best possible results for you.
  • Shelf positions are counted from the oven floor up (1 is the lowest, 4 or 6 the highest).
  • Arrange oven shelves before you turn the oven on, then preheat the oven to the required temperature (until the temperature indicator light goes out).
  • Single shelf positions below use the flat oven shelf; where a multi shelf arrangement is recommended, the higher position uses the step-down shelf.
  • Due to the width of the oven, a single shelf can usually accommodate double the standard recipe.
Food  Note on arrangement Shelf position(s) Best function Temperature (oC) Time

Small cakes

single shelf  2 Bake  180-190 20-30 mins
multi shelf 1 and 3 Fan Forced 160-170 30-40 mins

Scones
 

single shelf 2 Bake  210-230 15-20 mins
multi shelf 1 and 3 Fan Forced 210-230 15-20 mins

Sponge

 

two small pans (20 cm), on single shelf 2 Bake  170-180 30-45 mins 
one large pan (26 cm)  2 Bake 175 30-40 mins
Light fruit cake two pans (21 cm) on single shelf 2 Bake 155-165 1 hr 30 mins
Rich fruit cake  exact baking time will depend on size 2 Bake 130-150 3-6 hrs

Apple pie

single shelf

1

Bake

185

35-45 mins

Custard tart

single shelf

1

Bake

180-200, then 140-150

15, then 30-40 mins

Quiche

single shelf

1

Bake

180-200

30-40 mins

Meringues

single shelf

1

Bake

100-120

1 hr

Bread rolls

single shelf

1

Bake

210-230

15-20 mins

Muffins

2 x 12 muffin trays on single shelf

3

Fan Forced or Fan Bake

190-200

10-15 mins

Pastry case (baked ‘blind’)

one 21 cm flan tin

1

Pastry Bake

200

10 mins with beans, then 10 mins without

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