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How to correctly use oven shelves

How to correctly use oven shelves

Learn how to use your oven’s shelves to your advantage and according to your recipe.


Just bought a new oven? Do you know how to use it properly? Then this article might come in handy. Today we will discover how oven shelves are used depending on the type of recipe and cooking, ensuring that you avoid overcooked (or undercooked) food and enjoy your dishes at their best.


Higher, central and lower shelf


  • The higher position is useful if you wish to cook quickly at high temperatures or to use the grill. Good examples include potatoes to accompany chicken or gratin recipes, such as delicious, baked prawns.
  • The central shelf is suitable for cooking dishes that require moderate temperatures for extended periods of time, such as roasts or various types of cake.
  • Finally, the lower shelf, which is close to the heat source, is great for bakery products such as bread and pastries, but also for pizzas and quiche Lorraines that require a short exposure to intense temperatures.


Oven Internal capacity


If you have a double cavity oven, you will no longer have to wait for a dish to be ready to prepare the second one. These ovens have a greater internal capacity that will allow you to multilevel cook thanks to the perfect hot airflow that will guarantee maximum flexibility in the kitchen. If instead, you’d rather not mix flavors and smells, you can use a special separator to  transform your oven into two separate and independent ovens. Amazing, isn't it?


Choose the perfect oven


When choosing which oven shelf to use, keep in mind the type of recipe that you are following. Usually, the last steps of the recipe will include cooking instructions for an optimal result.

And if you still need to buy a new oven, discover Candy Connected Oven starting from £299 , which is equipped with connectivity features and voice commands that have never previously been integrated in an entry-level oven. Candy simply-Fi App features over 200 dedicated recipes, allowing you to talk to your oven and remotely control it wherever you are. This connectivity system will allow you to cook delicious meals for your family and guests faster and easier! Additionally, you can also choose the new Connected Oven with a steam function , enabling you to home-bake bread that is crispy on the outside and soft inside: your guests will love it!