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Re: Oven not hot enough
The thermometer is most likely the problem, the calibratation is probably off. If you have access to a accurate digital thermometer it is relatively simple to do. If you do have one just take and set the knob to 250 degrees and when the oven gets to 255 it should go off and come back on at 245 degrees. If it's a digital there shopuld be a potentiometer that you have to adjust. good luck
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How to change lower element in DeLonghi Airstream Convectio Oven??
Preheat ovens only when necessary. With conventional ovens, keep the preheating time to a minimum. Unless you're baking breads or pastries, you may not need to preheat the oven at all.
Food cooks more quickly and efficiently in ovens when air can circulate freely. Don't lay foils on racks. If possible, stagger pans on upper and lower racks to improve air flow.
Use glass or ceramic pans in ovens. You can turn down the temperature about 25°F and cook foods just as quickly.
Do not open the oven door often to preview the food. Each time you open the door the oven temperature drops by 25°F. Watch the clock or use a timer instead.
Full-size ovens are not very efficient for cooking small- to medium-sized meals, it generally pays to use toaster ovens or microwave ovens.
Check to be sure the oven door gasket is tight. Adjust or replace gaskets as required.
If you have a self-cleaning oven, consider using the self-cleaning feature immediately after regular baking when the oven is still hot. Less energy will be required to reach the cleaning temperature. Try not to use the self-cleaning feature too often.
Keep range-top burners and reflectors clean; they will reflect the heat better and save energy.
Match the size of the pan to the heating element; more heat will get to the pan and less will be lost to the surrounding air. A 6-inch pan on a 8-inch burner will waste over 40% of the energy.
On electric stove-tops, use only flat-bottomed pans that make full contact with the element. A warped or rounded pan will waste most of the heat.
When cooking with a gas range-top burner, use moderate flame settings to conserve gas. Also make sure the pilot light is burning efficiently, with a blue flame. A yellowish flame indicates an adjustment is needed because the gas is burning inefficiently.
Whenever possible, use a pressure cooker. By cooking food at a higher temperature and pressure, cooking time is reduced dramatically and energy use is cut by 50-75%.
Two possible problems. If the oven has two or more elements for normal operation then one of these elements may be faulty. The thermostat may also be faulty and only heating to a far lesser temperature than required. The way to tell is turn the oven to a normal cooking temperature. If the oven indicator light stays on all the time and doesn't cycle off then it may be an element problem, meaning that the oven can't reach the temperature setting desired. If the oven indicator light goes off after a while and then cycles on and off then the thermostat is working correctly but the temperature may not be hot enough. You may have to purchase a small oven thermometer and check the oven temperature against the thermometer to get a better idea of what the problem is.
Press the "Clock" button, then the correct number buttons to set the desired time. Press "Clock" again to confirm.
"Timer" to set the timer function. Choose the desired countdown time by
pressing the number pads, then the "Start/Stop" button. Press "Timer,"
then "Reset" to cancel the timer.
Press the number pads to select a cooking
time. Press "Power" to use a power less than 100 percent using the
number "9" for 90 percent of full power, "8" for 80 percent, "7" for 70
percent, and so forth. Press "Start" to begin cooking.
"Defrost by Weight" to defrost a food item by the weight of the item.
Enter the weight of the item, then touch "Start" to begin. Enter the
food weight by pounds and ounces, using a "0" for a decimal. For
instance, if the food weighs 1 pound, 2 ounces, enter "1," "0," "2,"
Select "Speed Defrost" to defrost food quickly. Enter the desired cooking time and press "Start."
The top of whatever food you're cooking should be in the center of the oven for the most effective cooking. Do you have the oven set on bake or broil? Broil is a direct heat method and if the food is on the lower shelf and the oven is set on broil, the food is not getting enough heat to cook it properly. Baking heats the lower element and the heat rises to surround the food. Broiling heats the top element and since heat rises, it is not getting down to the food to surround it and cook it.
You can set the timer on a single oven slow cooker to automatically switch to a warming setting when you estimate foods will finish cooking.The programmable features allow you to leave food stewing at home while
you are out of the house, freeing up your day. Set the timer on a
Corningware slow cooker to let the kitchen appliance do all the work, and come home to a fully cooked meal.
the insert of the single oven slow cooker with food and cover it with
the lid. At least a quarter of the insert should be filled with liquid
to keep the environment moist during long cooking times.
the "On/Off" button on the left side of the electronic control panel in
the front of the appliance. This will turn on the slow cooker to the
low heat "Warm" setting.
the "Cook Time" button on the right side of the electronic control
panel to add hours to the timer which will show a total time in hours
with a red digital display. Continue to press the button until the
display indicates the desired cook time in one-hour increments up to 10
hours. The cooker will automatically adjust the temperature setting
based on the amount of time you programmed on the timer. Cooking times
of six hours or less automatically start on "High" heat and times of
seven hours or more will start on "Low" heat. A small indicator light
will come on below the word to tell you the cooking temperature.
For TOuch Control oven: 1. Press Finish Time touch pad 2.press ^ touch pad until clock displays the required am or pm finish time. 3. Press Cook Period touch pad. 4. Adjust the cooking time as in step 2, using up and down arrow touch pads. (hours and minutes needed to cook food) 5. Press Automatic touch pad. Press Fan touch pad to select fan speed. Red indicating light shows normal speed. 7. Turn oven thermostat to desired setting. 8. Press Keep Warm touch pad if keep warm function is required at end of cooking. 9. At end of cooking time a buzzer will sound for 1 minute and the KEEP WARM cycle will now operate until the meal is ready to be served. 10. To cancel the Automatic cycle, press Manual touch pad and turn oven thermostat off.
For Multifunction oven: 1. Set time of day. 2. Turn Function switch to Finish. 0.00 will be displayed. 3. Turn display switch + to give the required am or pm finish time. (an illuminated bar in the bottom left corner indicates when the clock display is pm). 4. Turn Function switch to Cook then turn Display switch to + till desired cooking period is displayed (hours and minutes needed to cook food) 5. Turn Function switch to Auto. The automatic programme is now ready to use. Turn upper oven thermostat to desired setting. If keep warm function is required, turn function switch to Cook (optional)
the oven is not really able to cook on the fly,it is pre programmed so the times are set due to weight and mass.try to use the programs already set up and then trial and error will show which 1 to use,hope this helps
When you first use your Oven, the Oven will need to "settle". That is, it needs to burn off production residues and dust. The metal used in the Oven will also expand slightly when first used. You will experience some crackling and a strong smell. This is perfectly normal and we advice you anticipate this "settling" prior to use. Using an empty Oven, select Function 4 and set a temperature of 250°, allow the Oven to "settle" for hour, turn to function 3 and heat for a further 1/2 hour. Multifunction Oven Function Selections
2. Defrost - This function activates the fan only, (no heat is used) to allow controlled and hygienic defrosting. 3. Conventional cooking - Normal or traditional cooking functions using the top and bottom elements. When using this function set the thermostat between 50 - 250°C. When the desired temperature is reached the yellow light will go out and then alternate between lit and unlit as the temperature is controlled. 4. Fan-Forced cooking - This selection is best for multilevel cooking as the heat generated by the central element is circulated around the Oven, creating an even heat environment. You will need to set the thermostat dial between 50-250°C for this function. 5. Center Griller - For best results set the thermostat to MAX. The door may remain closed or completely open. 6. Large Griller - For best results set the thermostat to MAX. The door may remain closed or completely open. 7. Fan Griller - This function combines the grill element with fan assistance and is used in conjunction with the thermostat. The Oven door must remain CLOSED during cooking. The thermostat dial should be set between 50-250°C for this function. 8. Fan-assisted Baking or Patisserie Setting - Combines the concealed bottom element with fan assistance and is used in conjunction with the thermostat. The Oven door must remain CLOSED during cooking.
Advanced Oven Features Cavity Cooling The Oven has an advanced cavity cooling system. A cylindrical fan is mounted on the rear outside frame of the Oven. This fan assists the movement of air through the Oven cavity keeping it cool. In addition to reducing the temperature in the Oven cavity, the air is blown out around the Oven door handle which keeps the door handle cool. The cooling fan is activated when the Oven light or any cooking function is selected and will switch off after all Oven functions have been turned off. Triple Reflective Door Glazing Some Ovens have two levels of removable door glass. The two inner layers are removable and are made of a reflective glass which, in effect, reflects heat back into the Oven and results in a significant reduction in the outside door surface temperature. To clean the door glass, use a coin or large screwdriver to remove the screws. Wipe both sides of the inner, middle and outer glass. Wipe the sealing gasket. Don't forget to replace the rubber sealing gasket around the centre glass layer before replacing the glass. Ensure the narrow air gap lies between the inner and centre glass layers and the wider gap lies between the centre and outside glass layers. Tighten each screw gradually, one then the other until firm. Do not overtighten.
Wipe Clean Enamel (Extra Optional) Some models have easyclean blue enamel paint throughout the internal cavity walls. Other models have baking trays and grill pans finished in the soft grey super tough "wipe clean" enamel. This enamel is less porous than conventional, so that food does not adhere as easily. Simply wipe clean with a soapy cloth or creme cleanser when cooking is finished. For baked on residue, use a smooth scraper or if necessary a non-caustic Oven cleaner.
Drop Down Grill Element (Extra Optional) The removal of a single screw at the front of the upper grill element in some models allows the element to drop down so that cleaning of the roof of the Oven is made easy. On completion of cleaning, simply replace the grill element and secure with the screw, finger-tight.
Function 3: Normal Oven baking using heat from both the upper element and concealed lower element.
To bake, place the Oven rack in the appropriate position according to the type of food to be cooked. Turn the Function Selector to Position 3 and the thermostat knob to the correct temperature, and allow the Oven to fully preheat for best results.
Ideal for cooking casseroles, soufflés, roast, meats, and other items which require a slow method of cooking.
Function 4: Fan-forced central element cooking requires slightly different timing techniques than normal cooking. The fan draws the air in and over the central element which is positioned around the fan and then circulates it back around the Oven cavity. The even distributor of heat allows foods to rise and cook simultaneously regardless of shelf level. Lower cooking temperatures and in some cases less cooking time is another advantage of this feature.
Turn the Function Selector to Position 4 and turn the thermostat to the desired temperature. Pre heating takes much less time than a normal bake Oven.
Note: When cooking meats, for best results always preheat the Oven to ensure the meat surface is sealed to lock-in juices for a moist and tender result.
Fan forced cooking is ideal for multilevel cooking e.g.. patty cakes. Another advantage of fan forced cooking is that different types of food may be cooked simultaneously without mixing the aromas or flavours. When using the Oven in this way, ensure that all the foods require the same cooking temperature and check the finish times of each dish for best results.
Please note that fan-forced cooking is faster than conventional methods, so take care not to burn your food when you first start using this method.
Function 5 & 6: During grilling the door may remain closed or completely open.
This function offers the traditional grilling method necessary to achieve proper browning without overcooking the interior of the foods.
Position 5 activates the centre section of the upper grill element only, which is ideal for browning smaller portions or thinner cuts of meat.
Position 6 activates the entire upper element for the grilling of large quantities or thick cuts of meat.
Allow the griller to pre-heat for approx. 2 minutes before sliding the tray into position.
Place the grill tray into the roasting pan and arrange food according to the function you have selected, either in the centre of the tray or spread across the full width of the tray. Position the tray at the correct grilling level and turn the thermostat control to MAX for best results.
As the temperature is set to MAX you may need to adjust your grilling shelf height to suit the desired cooking result. If the tray is too close to the element, the food will be exposed to the full effect of the element and may burn and create smoke.
consealed bake means that the bake element on the bottom had a metal plate above it to make it easier to clean and to allow you to use the lower racks without burning the bottom of your food. To use, you want to make sure that the oven temperature that you set has been reached before putting in your food to be cooked. You also should put the racks one notch lower than you normally would. If you do this, you should have no problems with your food cooking unevenly.