Which Oven Is Best For Your Kitchen?

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You can do so much with an oven – bake a chicken or crunchy cookies; make roasted beef; or even whip up a healthy meal of steamed fish. To avoid feeling overwhelmed by the sheer selection of ovens in store, start by deciding between the electric or gas powered one. The former runs on electricity and tends to produce drier heat, whereas the latter requires a gas connection to work and sports a slightly more humid environment within its cavity.

Wall oven
Also known as a built-in, this is a favourite with many because of its versatility – you can install it according to your kitchen’s layout and at your preferred height.

Image credit: Gaggenau

Image credit: Gaggenau

Freestanding oven
This type of oven comes with a cooktop, thus removing the need for a separate purchase. It does bite into precious space, but it can easily be moved and positioned anywhere.

Image credit: La Germania

Image credit: La Germania

Double oven
Best for big families or those who are big on entertaining, the double oven allows dual cooking – so you save more time prepping and gain more time relaxing.

Image credit: SMEG

Image credit: SMEG

Steam oven
Combine the heat from a conventional oven with the right amount of steam, and you get food that’s moist and full of flavor and nutrients.

Image credit: Bosch

Image credit: Bosch

Toaster oven
As a compact alternative to a full-sized oven, the toaster is better fitted for lighter tasks like grilling hot dogs, not so much baking an entire birthday cake.

Image credit: Tefal

Image credit: Tefal

This was adapted from an article originally written by Fidz Azmin published in the November 2017 issue of SquareRooms. 

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