The Science Behind Healthy Cooking
- 03 October, 2018 06:00
In multicultural Australia, the opportunity for home cooks to expand their culinary horizons is too tempting to resist. Technologically advanced ovens are now the norm and home chefs are reaping the benefits, plating up both local and international fare, much to the delight of family and friends.
Feature-rich ovens for personalising your style
Cooking is easy and healthy thanks to advances in oven technology. And there are so many types of oven from which to choose. They include: Pyrolytic, steam, steam-assist, combi, craft and microwave ovens.
Today’s cook can personalise their kitchen décor, showcase their style, and enjoy using the latest oven technology including:
Dozens of programs, modes and settings for tailored cooking.
Interactive touch-screen digital interface for easy navigation.
Additional insulation, multiple door-glass, and child-safety features.
Programmable step-cooking where the oven automatically adjusts with each phase.
Favourites menu for easy retrieval of recipes and precise cooking every time.
High energy-star ratings, integrated design and minimal radiant heat.
Oven self-cleaning programs that do the hard work while you relax.
Intelligent energy efficiency
When investigating oven options, it is important to pay attention to the energy efficiency of the appliance. Only the best appliances such as ASKO Ovens are feature-rich, easy to maintain and environmentally friendly.
The best ovens are seamlessly manufactured and built for easy exterior cleaning and a cleaner kitchen where crumbs and spills have nowhere to hide. Healthy cooking is a breeze with programs such as auto-roast and eco cooking modes, and sous vide and guided cooking programs. Whatever your style, adaptable cook programs use precisely targeted heat, allowing the home chef to prepare healthy meals and save money as well.
Healthier cooking using steam
Formerly only found in upmarket restaurants and commercial kitchens, steam and steam assist ovens introduce healthy cooking options to everyday Australians. Steam is also the secret behind crusty breads and superior pastries. Intermittent bursts of steam cause the dough to rise and aerate evenly, resulting in a high quality end product.
ASKO Steam assist ovens combine steam with traditional fan-forced convection cooking, making them ideal for busy households. Whether it’s succulent vegetables, the perfect roast or a quick pasta reheat while on the go, a steam assist oven will do it in style.
Fully automated self-cleaning ovens
Unclean equals unhealthy, and appliances are often under-used simply because they look dirty or in poor condition. Enter the automated self-cleaning oven which is ever-ready to grill, roast or bake, and has no messy surfaces or leftover unwanted flavours.
They are easy to use: Input the pyrolytic or steam oven self-cleaning program on the user interface, and the oven will get on with the job. When the clean cycle is finished, and the oven cavity sparkling, all that remains is to brush or wipe away a small amount of residue. Self-cleaning ovens are ideal for the health conscious, and people with sensitive skin or who suffer from allergies. Advantages include:
No abrasive solvents, chemicals or harsh detergents.
No harsh scrubbing or scouring on hands and knees.
No cross-contamination of foodstuffs or aromas.
Environmentally friendly oven cleaning.
Fully automated, including child-safe automatic door locking.
The science behind healthy cooking is designed to encourage home chefs to both enjoy cooking and serve up good food to family and friends. And who knows, with so many oven programs, modes and features to explore, everybody in the household may well want to showcase their culinary skills, as well.