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- Zanussi Ovens and Cookers
We have a wide range of ovens and cookers; each model will have its own range of cooking functions to choose from.
Using the correct function for the food type you want to cook can make a big difference in taste, texture, and overall finish to your end result.
Understanding the functions will allow you to get the best results from your appliance.
Below are some of the Cooking Functions on Zanussi ovens and cookers, the number of Cooking Functions on each model can vary,
More Cooking functions can be found on the links below which take you to the appropriate appliance type and show functions and some tips to help get the best from your appliance.
For detailed information about your specific oven or cooker model functions and recommendations, check the user manual supplied with your appliance.
Zanussi Single and Compact Oven Functions
The most commonly used cooking functions, and a description of each one is listed below. Useful recommendations regarding why and how to best use each cooking function have been provided to ensure optimal results.
|Conventional cooking (Top & Bottom heat)
Using top and bottom heating elements only, this Conventional cooking function is ideal for traditional recipes or for baking breads and fruitcakes.
|True Fan cooking / FanCook
This function is used for cooking everyday meals. With FanCook, you can reduce the cooking time by 10 minutes for each hour that you’re cooking, reduce the temperature by 20°C and cook on multiple shelf positions whilst still achieving even cooking/baking results
|Moist Fan Baking
This is an energy efficient cooking function which retains moisture in the oven, so is particularly great for achieving light and fluffy results when baking. Ideal for baked soufflés
|Bottom heat only
Bottom Heat Only is ideal for finishing the base of pizzas, flans and quiches. Only the element in the bottom of the oven comes on when using this oven function
|Top Heat Only
Using the top oven element only, this is a great function for browning or finishing dishes such as giving a lasagne or a flan a little more browning without cooking the whole dish further.
|Grill (Full Grill)
Using the Grill function and cooking on the middle or top shelf positions with the oven door closed will be perfect for making small quantities of toast or grilling delicious cheese on toast. It can be used for browning too.
|Turbo Grilling / Fan Grilling
This function uses both fan and grill and is a great function, particularly for cooking meats. The oven will distribute heat alternately between fan and grill to give you juicy meats with a crispy skin..
AirFry is a great way to crisp up your favourite meals. With the specially designed Zanussi AirFry tray, the hot air cooks the top and bottom of your food at the same time. For crispy fish fingers and golden chips, AirFry is a great way to cook your favourite crispy meals without the need for turning.
|Fast Heat Up
This function provides quick heat up of the oven cavity which reduces pre-heat times by up to 40%.
|PlusSteam (steam ovens only)
PlusSteam is perfect for achieving great bakes, whether you’re baking breads or making Yorkshire Puddings or delicious cakes. Bread will be fluffy on the inside and have a crispy and golden crust on the outside while cakes will be moist and tasty.
Combining the fan and the heating element in the bottom of the oven, this function will give you a perfectly cooked pizza with a crispy base
The Defrost function is a great option when you want to reduce the defrosting time of your food. The time of defrost can be reduced by as much as 50% when compared with food being defrosted on a kitchen worktop. No heat is used in the oven while the fan circulates room temperature air around the food which gives an even and quicker defrosting result.
A great function for producing juicy and tender roasts.
Keeping the oven at 80°C, the Keep Warm function is the perfect setting to hold the food at the ideal eating temperature without further cooking or spoiling your meal.
|Microwave (combination ovens only)
Microwave at low to medium power levels (100w to 600w). Ideal for reheating meals and warming bowls of soup.
Special Cleaning Functions
The Pyrolytic Cleaning function heats the oven cavity to 500°C and turns food residue into fine ash. The door will lock at 300°C during this process and unlock when the oven reaches 300°C during cool down. The oven glass will be hot but safe and cooling fans will continue to operate after the cleaning process is complete
Catalytic Cleaning involves turning the oven to the Conventional function and then turning the cavity to the maximum temperature the oven will allow (around 250°C-275°C). This activates the liners situated on the sides, top and rear of the cavity. This is the rough textured material. The heat activated liners absorb food residue which is then oxidised.
Diamond-glazed enamel liners are strengthened liners and are found across all Zanussi ovens. The tough yet smooth finish to the enamel liners means oven grime can be wiped away easily either with a wet microfibre cloth or using a Zanussi oven cleaner for the more stubborn oven grime.
Using steam and heat to loosen food debris in the oven cavity to make cleaning the oven easier
Oven / Cooker Clock Symbols:
Time Of Day
To show or change the time of day. You can change the time of day only when the oven is off.
To set the length of cooking. Use only when a heating function is set.
To set the oven turn-off time. Use only when a heating function is set.
The links below will take you to the appropriate appliance type and show functions and some tips to help get the best from your appliance.
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Energy-saving tips when using your oven and hob
With energy prices soaring, it’s never been a better time to rethink how you use the appliances in your home to save energy and money. Besides helping your household budget, it will also benefit the planet, reducing CO2 emissions. Here are some helpful tips on how to reduce energy when using your oven and hob
- Don’t open the oven to check the cooking process. You will lose heat and humidity and the food will take longer to cook, consuming more energy
- Cook at a lower temperature. It might take longer, but reduces energy consumption by 20% and gives you better food taste and quality
- Take unused accessories out of the oven when cooking – they just consume more energy
- Put your saucepans in the centre of the cooking zone before turning it on. Put the smallest cookware on the smaller zones
- When possible, finish cooking on the hob with the residual heat
See other helpful tips to save energy and money