I've just "inherited" a fan assisted range style oven and cannot get the blessed thing to work. The hob's ok, but the ovens are beyond me. It's all dials and symbols and I don't know what any of them mean and even if I did I don't know what the temperatures mean and I just want my old gas cooker back. I can't even get a manual for it cos it's some poncey Italian brand and no-one in the UK seems to have heard of it (Terim anyone?)
Is it like washing machines with 20 settings and you just use the one after a while?
Can you cook without the fan? (whatever I do seems to have air coming out!)
Don't they normally come with a grill pan? Has ours gone missing therefore?
Should I try and use the smaller oven most of the time, or does that do something different???
I've got a double oven recently - the main oven is a fan oven. As far as I can tell, it is fan all the time. The smaller oven is a "normal" oven though (plus grill). The main difference with a fan oven is you set the temperature about 10 degrees or so lower.I have to say I use the smaller oven the most but this may change in the winter when I'll do more roasts and casseroles. Think you should have a grill pan so maybe you can order a "universal" one from somewhere?
Well mine's not a range and not italian (exactly how helpful am I gonna be?!) but for the fan oven there's a symbol with a fan in a circle, then for fan-assisted grilling (ie it grills but circulates air all around too) it's the same symbol with a wiggly line above it for the grill. Grill only is a horizontal wiggly line....You would normally have a grill pan but you could get one, or use a baking sheet?
Slow cooker a good idea anyway, but LOL at idea of really flash unusable oven and lots of oven avoidance gadgets .
Got lots and lots of symbols. Will print this out and sit next to the cooker later. Anyone fancy telling me about any more - there's certainly more than three! (am at work and computer not working either - Lord I'm missing MN)