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Tips to Get the Best Use Out of Your Oven

by Ashu Chadha 10/13/2019

A lot of people no longer cook with open fires in the world of today with natural gas, electricity, temperature controls, and other kitchen appliances. When you get a new oven for your kitchen with all the latest features and upgrades, there's not a lot you can't use it to do. Are you getting the best out of it though? Here are some tips to make sure that your new oven delivers the most utility to you:

Get rid of that new-oven smell.

New appliances come with that lovely smell that tells you that they are straight out of the production line. After removing all the packaging materials, wash the interior and racks to remove any substances that may remain from the factory like oils or manufacturing liquids. Open up your windows, turn up the oven to the highest temperature and let it run for about an hour. Let it cool down, clean it again. Repeat these steps once or twice more so that your food will not come out with a funny smell when you use your new oven.

Use the bottom drawer to warm food.

Most ovens come with a nice little drawer at the bottom. The drawer isn't a place to keep food while you are waiting to eat it. You should only use this drawer to warm food, not store your racks and baking pans. This warming drawer helps you to keep your food warm until it is ready for serving.

Rotate your cooking pans

After turning on your oven, the way the heat moves may be unpredictable sometimes. After preheating your oven and the heat starts to move around evenly, put your pans in for some time. Halfway through your cooking time, open the oven and turn the cooking pans around. And then swap the top pan with the bottom one if you are cooking with two pans at the same time. Rotating the pans helps to ensure that your food cooks evenly without getting overcooked on the bottom and under-cooked at the top.

Clean your oven regularly.

One way to know that your oven is due for cleaning is when you are unable to see the interior clearly through the glass. Not only does this mean that your oven is dirty, but it also prevents you from seeing how your food is cooking.

If you notice any irregular signs with your oven, contact an electrician for maintenance to get it back to optimal conditions.

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Ashu Chadha

Ashu has over two decades of experience in the real estate industry. She is well versed with the Bay Area housing market. Her forte lies in the high-end market in communities like Los Gatos, Saratoga, Los Altos, Atherton, and Pleasanton to name a few. In her years of working in the real estate Industry, she has the experience and is familiar with the ups and downs of the market.

She is very patient with first-time buyers. Ashu also acts as a consultant and an advisory capacity to several real estate investors and entities. She has numerous professional awards and distinctions under her belt. Based on Ashu's track record and skill sets, she was offered management positions with several real-estate firms. Ashu is a devoted mom and an avid golfer, she is a rising star of the amateur golf circle in the Silicon Valley. She is also an ardent supporter of several non-profit charities.