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Rescued By My Oven
April 4, 2023 at 2:00:00 AM
Learning to Make Your Ovens Work for You
While a cookbook can be helpful, it’s much more important to take the time to learn about the features of the appliance you cook with and how you can benefit from them.
For example, I often use my Steam oven to cook 3 meals in a day. Sometimes I poach eggs for breakfast or make oatmeal or I might reheat something left over from a previous meal or heat a muffin that I have baked and frozen. When lunch comes around I might steam some vegetables and frozen Chinese dumplings, bake an individual frittata, make some grilled hot sandwiches, or reheat something I have previously cooked.
When dinner comes around I have a whole repertoire of easy one-dish meals that I can cook in under 30 minutes. There are times I like to cook my dinner in the Convection oven and use the Steam oven to slow-cook a braise or bake a casserole to get a head start on cooking for another meal. Now that I am exploring the wonders of a Speed oven I am finding even more options for creating delicious easy oven meals.
What I want to stress is that recipes won’t tell you how to get the best out of your oven and it’s a shame if you can’t make good use of the great tools in your Convection, Steam, or Speed ovens to cook great meals and simplify meal preparation. I have found that when you understand the tools you are cooking with you can better understand how those tools can work for you.
Larissa, Your Convection Enthusiast