The following tips can come in handy when cooking with your oven in the kitchen over the Christmas Season.
• When baking cookies (or anything in batches), make sure the next batch is ready to put into the oven as soon as your first batch is done.
Ensuring you are prepared, means less wasted time with an empty oven between batches, reducing your overall cook time and energy consumption.
• Many foods that need a long time to cook can actually go into the oven before it is fully preheated,
The next time you book a casserole, ensure it is ready to go in the oven before you start pre-heating it.
• Use the oven light to see how your food is doing rather than repeatedly opening the door.
Every time you open the oven door the temperature goes down and the oven needs to turn on to maintain the set temperature.