Cooking is the process of preparing food, often with the use of heat. Cooking techniques and ingredients vary widely across the world, reflecting unique environmental, economic, and cultural traditions. Cooks themselves also vary widely in skill and training. Cooking can also occur through chemical reactions without the presence of heat
There are very many methods of cooking, most of which have been known since antiquity. These include baking, roasting, frying, grilling, barbecuing, smoking, boiling, steaming and braising. A more recent innovation is microwaving. Various methods use differing levels of heat and moisture and vary in cooking time. The method chosen greatly affects the end result. Some foods are more appropriate to some methods than others. Some major hot cooking techniques.
There are a lot of choices when it comes to how you’ll bake or simmer your dinner. You can have your cook-top and oven in the form of one appliance, called a range, or separated at different locations in your kitchen. Each situation involves a myriad of choices including size, style, fuel source, energy consumption, heating method and added features. The consequences of incorrectly choosing or installing these appliances can be expensive and dangerous. This is one appliance area that you should definitely seek the advice and assistance of true experts. Make sure you find a store that specializes in appliances to help you shop for your new oven, stove, or range.
The first decision you need to make is what form you want these appliances to take. Do you want them together in one central location? Do you want the oven and stove separated? How will these appliances fit in with the architecture of your kitchen? There are three distinct options for this most basic question.
Oven is a large cavity with a door that is used for baking and broiling food. Your oven can be part of a range, or can be separated and built into a wall or cabinet space.
Stoves have four or more burners on which pots are placed to cook food in. Stoves can be part of your range or can be built into your kitchen separately on a counter-top or even in a kitchen island.
Ranges are a single appliance unit that combines both an oven and a stove. These are themost traditional forms of ovens/stoves.
Read about the type of appliance you are thinking about purchasing for more information about the many varieties available, their pros and cons and helpful tips to choosing the correct model for you and your family. Expect to be overwhelmed; there are a variety of options in styles, sizes, features and fuel sources. Feel free to contact the experts at Slyman Bros for more assistance as you shop for your new oven, stove, or range.
Ovens can be part of a range or stand alone as a separate appliance. Though this section mostly addresses ovens as separate appliances, many of the same features and choices are available in ovens that are part of a range as well.
There are three main choices when it comes to ovens: the size, cleaning method, and heating method. We encourage you to read about the choices available and weightheir pros and cons.
Ovens come in three main sizes: single, double and combination. Consider the following questions:
How many people like to cook at the same time in your home?
How often do you entertain large numbers of guests?
Do you or your family members have any physical limitations that make opening the oven or taking pans in and out of the oven difficult?
Single ovens are the most traditional model of ovens. They have one door which almost always hinges at the bottom of the oven opening from the top down. Single ovens are great for those that have limited space in their kitchens. However, only one temperature is available at a time, meaning longer cooking times if multiple items must be baked at different temperatures.
Double ovens have two separate cavities. Each cavity can be heated to any temperature independent of the other, allowing cooks to bake food at different temperatures simultaneously. They take up more space than a single oven, but are great for prolific cooks.
Combination ovens are a single or double oven combined with a microwave installed on top of the oven. This provides a very sleek kitchen design by puttingall these appliances in one central location. These units are usually quite large and usually require a custom space in the kitchen cabinetry.