Ovens are a staple in the home. Knowing which one is right for your home is critical. We can help!

At Bell’s Appliance Service, we offer many appliance installation and repair services that you can trust. With stores in Greenville and Jacksonville, North Carolina, we also service areas such as Kinston, New Bern, Swansboro, Atlantic Beach, Surf City, Topsail Beach, Tarboro, Pine Knoll Shores, Onslow County, and Pitt County in North Carolina. We offer excellent household appliance installation. If you need your refrigerator repaired or a new oven installed, we’re here to help! We’re a locally owned, family-operated business, and we specialize in appliance repair, installation, and maintenance services.

There are five types of ovens you should be aware of before you make the decision for your home. 

Conventional gas oven

The most common type, conventional gas ovens can either be gas or electric, and come in various sizes, styles, and designs. Moreover, conventional ovens can be freestanding, built-in (fixed into a wall), or a part of a kitchen range. In other words, they provide you with plenty of options to choose from. Conventional gas ovens are heated from the bottom to the top. Typically they have a gas flame as the heat source. Basically, they cook the food from underneath. They also have a separate top compartment for broiling. Although, some models will allow you to use both the top and bottom features simultaneously. This type of oven is known for heating food quickly and facilitating easy temperature control, which is why it is a crowd favorite among the pros. 

Conventional electric oven

Conventional gas and electric ovens share a lot of similar characteristics, including the bottom-up heat transfer and the wide availability of options. The main difference between the two lies in the heat source. Conventional gas ovens rely on a gas flame to cook your food, while electric models make use of a burner element, which, as you may have guessed, is powered by electricity. Electric ovens are often less expensive than their gas counterparts. They also don’t release a lot of moisture into the air and are less prone to temperature fluctuations. In other words, you won’t have to worry about hot spots and burnt edges that much. 

Convection oven

These heat food faster and more evenly, reducing the likelihood of hot and cool spots. This type of oven comes with a fan and exhaust system, which circulates the hot air inside the appliance and promotes more consistent heating. The increased air circulation also makes it easier to crisp or brown the exterior of your food – while ensuring that it stays nice and juice on the inside. Another reason why convection ovens are appealing is that they are highly versatile and available in different types. For one, you will be glad to know that they are available in both gas or electric types. Furthermore, they can be a standalone or a feature of conventional, microwave, and toaster ovens. If it is the latter, you typically have the option of turning off the convection setting whenever you want for greater convenience. 

Microwave oven

Microwave ovens – or simply “microwaves” – are a type of oven that is designed for heating a variety of food instantly and efficiently. As the name suggests, they rely on high-frequency microwaves – a form of electromagnetic radiation – to heat food in a matter of minutes or even seconds. 

Toaster oven

A toaster oven is a countertop appliance that is slightly smaller than a microwave oven. It is typically used for simple cooking needs, such as baking bread or pizzas, roasting vegetables, or grilling meat. 

As you can tell there are lots of different kinds of ovens for your home. Let us help you make the best decision! With stores in Greenville and Jacksonville, North Carolina, Bell’s Appliance Service services areas such as Kinston, New Bern, Swansboro, Atlantic Beach, Surf City, Topsail Beach, Tarboro, Pine Knoll Shores, Onslow County, and Pitt County in North Carolina. We want to help you with all your installation, repair, and maintenance needs when it comes to household appliances. Give us a call today!

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