When choosing an oven, there are many things to consider. The most important is the oven capacity, followed by whether it has a lighting system, if the upper and lower temperature controls can be adjusted separately, the material of the interior, other functions, matching tools, and so on.
A 30-liter oven is suitable for beginners. A smaller oven will not heat evenly and will burn food easily, while a larger oven is unnecessary. If a love of baking develops, or if baking becomes a profession, then a larger oven can be purchased later. Additionally, the oven can have a lighting system, independent temperature controls for the upper and lower areas, a stainless steel interior, a defrost and fermentation function, and come with a baking tray, grill, rotating spits, and handle for the baking tray.
Baking Tray and Grill
An oven generally comes with a baking tray and grill, which can be purchased separately if needed.
Accurate temperature control is essential for baking. Although ovens have temperature indicators, they are not always reliable, so an oven thermometer is more accurate.
Heat-resistant gloves are used to remove baking trays. Particularly when using bowls or plates to carry food, using the handle with the gloves is safer. Gloves should always be worn when removing food from the oven, not just from the microwave.
Manual Egg Beater
A manual egg beater is used to beat eggs or other liquids together, and is more efficient than using chopsticks. Even if not baking, it is useful for making scrambled eggs, so it is recommended to invest in a quality one.
When baking, an egg separator is essential for separating egg whites and yolks, such as for chiffon cakes. It often comes attached to an electric egg beater.
Electric Egg Beater
An electric egg beater is necessary to beat egg whites or cream. Do not compare hand- and electric beaters, as electric ones are much more efficient.
A silicone spatula is often used for mixing, stirring, and transferring food, and it is best to choose one that is easy to clean by being molded in one piece.
Square Cookie Mold
A wooden mold is essential for baking square-shaped cookies. Before filling the mold with cookie dough, line it with a cut-open plastic bag to keep it clean. When taking out the frozen dough, just pull the bag to easily remove it.
A 10-inch pizza pan is shallower, so it is good for pizzas with a lot of toppings, such as ham and bacon.