An Efficient Oven for Greener Living

Jan 13, 2012

Recycling can be a mess, and carpooling can be inconvenient, but being “green” doesn’t always have to be difficult. Sometimes a single choice can save both time and energy. Choose an oven with features that use energy efficiently to help you prep, cook, and even clean in no time flat. Maybe it can be easy being green, after all.

A Perfect-Size Oven, No Matter What’s Cooking

Ovens have always followed a one-size-fits-all approach, but a space that’s large enough to accommodate a 20-pound turkey suddenly seems too big when you’re baking a single tray of muffins. Samsung’s Dual Cook technology solves this issue by giving you two ovens for the price of one.

A removable shelf allows you to split the large-capacity oven into two independently controlled chambers, each with its own temperature and time settings. All three spaces (whole-oven, and upper and lower chambers) have been separately certified with an “A” grade for energy efficiency.

Dual Cook technology means you can confidently broil a fish in one half of the oven while you slow-bake meringues in the other—flavours and smells won’t transfer between the two. You can also utilise just half of your oven for smaller dishes, an efficient use of space that shortens preheating and reduces energy usage.

Save Time and Energy with Convection Cooking

Choosing an oven with a convection setting will allow your food to cook faster and at a lower temperature than in a conventional oven. That means less time in the kitchen and less electricity consumed. Since convection ovens cook food by circulating heated air throughout the oven, they can also help to eliminate the “hot spots” and uneven cooking that sometimes occur in a conventional oven.

Harnessing the Power of Steam for Healthy Cooking

If cooking food with steam brings to mind limp, soggy vegetables, it’s time for you to rethink steam. Samsung ovens with steam cooking functionality not only keep foods succulent; they can actually produce foods with a crispy, golden-brown exterior. Steam-cooking food is more energy-efficient than many other methods, and helps food retain its vitamin and mineral content. Plus, by reducing the need for extra oil, it can make meals lower in fat and calories.

Let Steam Do Your Dirty Work

Don’t turn to harsh chemical oven cleaners or an energy-hogging self-cleaning cycle to help with your cleanup. Let your oven do its own dirty work with the power of steam. Ovens that self-clean with steam use less energy than conventional heat-only methods, take only 25 minutes to clean, and leave behind loosened residue that can be easily wiped away with a sponge. No expensive oven cleaners or special cleaning equipment needed—just plain water. Now that’s thinking green.