What You Need to Know about Ovens
When you decide to go ahead and purchase an oven, the first thing you must know is whether you require an electric or gas oven. Although an electric oven has a lower price tag, the overall low operating costs and amount of control provided by gas ovens are preferred. As technology progresses, there are also newer types of ovens that have been manufactured containing both types of heating viz. electric as well as gas. A convection oven is one such example of a dual fuel range as it runs on electricity, while at the same time making use of heated air for warming.
Irrespective of the type of oven that you purchase, you have to make sure that the controls located on the front of the oven are easy to reach. At the same time, these controls should also be located in such a way that even a senior citizen who might be in a wheelchair would be able to use them. Another important point to remember is that the instructions should be easy to follow and that there should also be temperature controls that could either be dials or knobs for adjusting the amount of heat in the oven.
It is also vital to remember that it is necessary to have a ventilation fan above your cooking range. If this is not possible, you would require a cooking range with an inbuilt ventilation fan. The main reason for this is so that all cooking grease could be drawn into a special duct and then blown outside.