It’s always nice to treat yourself to a feasting weekend where roasted turkey, cakes, and all of that goodies makes it way around, with some good music in the background while the merrymaking continues. All of those and more sounds nice until the party ends, friends and family leaves, and then you are left to clean up.
Technology is once more smiling at us as we no longer have to deal with the difficulty that comes with cleaning the conventional oven. There are now self-cleaning ovens that are programmed to turn whatever it is you want to get cleaned into easy-to-wipe ash. These kinds of ovens can either be the catalytic or pyrolytic self-cleaning ovens. They make life and cooking easier.
The Catalytic Oven is a self-degreasing oven with porous interior walls and special catalytic liners in the oven. This oven undergoes its clean process by absorbing the cooking grease; operating at more than 200 degrees Celsius, it destroys splashes of fat by oxidation when you are roasting or cooking.
Research indicates if you hardly cook at temperatures that’s above 200 degrees Celsius, it is advised that once a month you should heat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius for about 30 minutes for the liners to stay effective.
Pros and Cons of the Catalytic Oven
Investing in the Catalytic Ovens is a luxury almost everyone can afford. This is because they are relatively cheaper than pyrolytic ovens. It means you can have that slice of self-cleaning luxury, in your kitchen space at a budget-friendly price. Also, the Catalytic liners can last for a very long time, on very rare occasions does it needs to be changed. You do not need to think about routine maintenance costs.
Furthermore, the interesting part is that most leading brands of this amazing appliance often ensure that the oven is designed to sink away from the bad smell. As such, it doesn’t give any unpleasant odor.
While the temperature is very high, in an attempt to activate the self-cleaning process, you will not experience any overwhelming smoke in your kitchen space as well. Interestingly, it takes just about twenty to thirty minutes to complete the cleaning process. One thing notable about this type of oven is that it still requires additional manual cleaning.
Pros and Cons of The Pyrolytic Oven
The Pyrolytic Oven is another self-cleaning oven. However, it is subtly designed to surpass the technology of the catalytic oven. This is because it adopts high temperature to be the only self-sustaining agent that is needed, within an oven cavity, to activate self-cleaning. How does this work?
As soon as you activate the self-cleaning function, this oven begins to rise in temperature, and with the temperature of the oven rising to 500 degrees Celsius, all dirt and cooking residues begin to fall off. With this type of oven, the temperature turns all the food into ash, hence, the only thing required of you is just to sweep them when the oven cools.
The pyrolytic oven is regarded to be most effective, as it eliminates fats and even sugar. However, unlike the catalytic oven, it takes a longer time for its self-cleaning process to be complete.
Interestingly, the safety measures designed as an integral part of this oven are intense due to how high its temperature can go. Hence, the oven door remains locked until it reached a safe temperature, a safety measure for curious children in the house that might want to open it while it’s on.
The catalytic and pyrolytic ovens are both great, but depending on what you want, they may present different options. If you want a self-sustaining oven that requires just a routine cleaning, then the pyrolytic oven seems to be your best option. If you are working with a budget and you wouldn’t mind assisting your oven in cleaning, then buying a catalytic oven will be just fine.