Best Electric Ovens for D&T Rooms

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Submariner703
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Mar 2021 27 09:12

Best Electric Ovens for D&T Rooms

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Need advice on whats is the best electric oven to use as under counter ovens. Needs to be able to maintain correct heat for baking /cooking. Currently have 11 Indesit ovens and they vary greatly when checked at 180 degrees.

Any information on what you are all using in your schools would be greatly appreciated.

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Mar 2021 27 15:35

Re: Best Electric Ovens for D&T Rooms

One of the 'oven things' I learnt, was not to go down to a shop and buy a domestic oven. You need to go to a dedicated catering supplier and have catering ovens installed. Putting domestic ovens (from Curry's/PC World) in a school environment voids any warranty you normally have. They are also not likely to last as long as you hoped and could be a false economy. Yes, it will cost a lot more for proper catering ovens, but in the long run it will be worth it. They will also be easier to take apart and clean as they have the ease of use built in.

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Re: Best Electric Ovens for D&T Rooms

thecaretaker wrote: Sat, 27th Mar 2021, 3:35pm One of the 'oven things' I learnt, was not to go down to a shop and buy a domestic oven. You need to go to a dedicated catering supplier and have catering ovens installed. Putting domestic ovens (from Curry's/PC World) in a school environment voids any warranty you normally have. They are also not likely to last as long as you hoped and could be a false economy. Yes, it will cost a lot more for proper catering ovens, but in the long run it will be worth it. They will also be easier to take apart and clean as they have the ease of use built in.
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Mar 2021 29 07:00

Re: Best Electric Ovens for D&T Rooms

A curve ball idea but would it not be cheaper to get separate oven thermometers that go in the oven permanently then each user can know their oven?
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In my experience, getting ovens, even same make and model, to consistently read the same temperatures is virtually impossible.

The best you can do is to make the food techs aware of any disparity.
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Re: Best Electric Ovens for D&T Rooms

Is it possible to re print the dial indicators so the ovens are temperature regulated to one thermometer if you do it at say 150 C the rest will be close enough.

Use your thermometer to get the oven to 150 C then stick on the new dial indicator with the knob pointing at 150 C then move on to the next oven..

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