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A GUIDE TO THERMOFAN COOKING

Ek probeer “Rotisserie” hoender vandag. Die naam dui aan dat hy in die rondte draai, maar hoendertjie lê plat in die waaieroond. Die wonder van die waaier ☢️ Ek sal kom wys hoe hy lyk as hy klaar gebak het.
Hier is ‘n paar riglyne vir bak in jou waaieroond.

Thermofan ovens, which were developed and registered by DEFY in 1978, use the
principle of forced convection within the oven cavity. This offers a variety of benefits. A number of baking trays may be used simultaneously, thereby increasing the effective
capacity of the oven and reducing overall baking time. Different dishes may be prepared at the same time without flavour transferring from one to another. The oven door may be opened at any time for inspection purposes without affecting baking performance. Chickens may be grilled effectively without the use of a rotisserie.
Thermofan ovens require a slightly different technique from conventional ovens.
These notes enable the first time Thermofan user to get the best results.
OVEN TEMPERATURES
The airflow in a Thermofan oven allows lowered temperatures to be used. This results in roasts being more succulent and baking having a better texture. At the same time a small saving in electricity consumption is made.
BAKING TIMES
Baking times in a Thermofan oven are the same as for a Conventional oven.
CONDENSATION
The Thermofan oven can bake up to three times as much as a conventional oven and therefore more moisture may be released than usual. Evidence of condensation may appear around the oven vents. This is normal.
USE OF BAKING TRAYS
Thermofan ovens are supplied with two baking trays.
Additional trays may be purchased from your nearest Defy Spares Centre.
The position of the shelves will be determined by the size of the items to be baked.
Ideally, unused trays and shelves should be left in position to optimise the airflow in the
oven.
EXAMPLE 1: Biscuits, Sausage rolls, Scones….
These items do not require baking tins and may be placed directly on the trays. For bulk baking both trays may be used simultaneously.
The recommended positions of the trays are :
Bottom and second support from the top.
An additional tray may be purchased from your nearest Defy Spares Centre in which case baking may be done on three trays simultaneously.
EXAMPLE 2: Layer cakes
Do not use baking tins with elevated bottoms. The cake tin bottom must touch the baking tray. Both trays may be used simultaneously. The recommended positions of the trays are :
Bottom and second support from the top.
EXAMPLE 3: Larger Cakes , Bread, Fruit Cakes, Date Loaves. These items should be baked on two trays. The recommended positions of the trays are: Bottom and second support from the top.
CAKE TINS
These should be placed at the front corner of each baking tray and as near to the oven door as possible.
LOAF TINS
These should be placed across the front of the baking trays, equally spaced left to right and as near to the oven door as possible. If two or more loaves per tray are baked, place the tins lengthwise on the trays and near to the oven door.
BISCUITS
Excellent results may be obtained by using both trays and reducing recipe temperatures. Baking time could be slightly prolonged. The door may be opened for inspection purposes, after half the baking time has elapsed.
“Rotisserie” CHICKEN
Two or more chickens, depending on size, may be done simultaneously in the Thermofan oven. The chickens should be placed directly on a chrome wire shelf and a drip tray should be placed on a second wire shelf directly below each chicken. Place 250ml of water in each drip tray. Set the oven to 200°C. The Thermofan will circulate hot air around each chicken, browning it to perfection. The time will vary depending on the mass of the chicken. For example a 1,5kg chicken would take approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.
GRILLING
Grilling in a Thermofan oven is the same as in a conventional oven. Heat is supplied by the Grill element at the top of the oven and the fan does not operate during grilling. All the bake trays must be removed during grilling as the intense heat could cause them to warp. The roast pan and/or smokeless broiler supplied with your oven should be placed on a wire rack as close to the grill element as possible.
With a little practice excellent baking results will be obtained.
Inligting van Defy se webblad.
Hulle gee ook beraamde baktye vir verskillende kossoorte, gebak, ens.

Posted by LOUISE GROENEWALD

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