No matter what oven you decide to buy, attention must first be given to how it will suit your cooking style. Does it heat evenly and hold true to its temperature settings and does it provide the features you want to use- not fancy bells and whistles you won’t use. The self-cleaning aspect of the oven is certainly a benefit, but it’s not necessarily for everyone. Below is a brief comparison between standard and Hydroclean ovens.
Hydroclean Ovens -
Teka’s Hydroclean ovens are also self-cleaning ovens only they use steam rather than pyrolysis (elevated temperature) to clean your oven. The Hydroclean process is a gentle yet effective method of cleaning your oven. There is a small concave section in the floor of these ovens and by pouring a small amount of water into this section of the oven, it is heated to 100°C and steam is created. This loosens grime and food spatter inside your oven making it easy to wipe out after the Hydroclean cycle. The Hydroclean process of self-cleaning ovens only take 24 minutes to run, so it’s a process that can be done regularly. This of course depends on your cooking style and how often you use your oven, so you only need to run the cycle every 6-8 weeks to keep you oven looking like new. Hydroclean ovens, just like Pyrolytic ovens take the effort out of cleaning your oven and save you valuable time and don’t use harmful chemicals or create hazardous fumes.
Standard Ovens -
A standard oven will do pretty much everything a pyrolytic oven does except clean itself. They may be a little cheaper to buy and will more than likely still have cooking functions such as fan-forced, conventional, grill, bottom element etc. They will also have digital display, timer functions, telescopic racks etc. but it is the self-cleaning aspect that is missing. Oven cleaning products are expensive as well as potentially hazardous to your health – so care needs to be taken when cleaning your oven. To keep your oven in good operating order, it should be cleaned regularly.