We’ve got a lot of spare oven shelves in stock here at Cooker Spare Parts, and the people who order them generally do so because they’ve broken or misplaced their existing shelf. But even if your oven still has all the shelves it came with, there are several good reasons to invest in a new one anyway. Reasons like...
- More cooking space
Adding an extra shelf to your oven will give you more room to cook without actually making the oven any larger. When you’re catering for a large group of people, it’s nice to have the option of cooking two or three dishes at the same time.
- Less energy use
Most modern cookers come with two ovens – a main oven and a top oven – and when you do have a lot of food to cook, you probably use both of them to get everything done in time. But adding an extra shelf to your main oven may allow you to cook everything in the same place, which would mean that you could leave the top oven off and save a fair bit of energy in doing so.
- Easier cleaning
So you’ve already got all the shelves you need – why would you bother buying another one? Two words: stainless steel. Quite a few of our spare oven shelves are made from stainless steel, which is much easier to clean than wire and other metals. If cleaning your oven has always been a nightmare, you may find that stainless steel shelves make the job that much easier.
To find an appropriate oven shelf for your appliance, pop over to this page and select your manufacturer from the ‘Narrow by Manufacturers’ menu on the left-hand side. For even more accurate results, you can also specify your model number.
There are few things more infuriating than unevenly cooked food. Whether it’s meat that’s half raw and half well-done or pizzas that have to be rotated to ensure that every slice is right, getting an even cook can sometimes be tricky.
Fan-assisted appliances use fans to distribute heat evenly around the oven space; in theory, every part of your meal should be equally cooked, but it doesn’t always work out like that.
Let's be honest, there are some of us who can't cook food evenly because we're not the most capable in the kitchen. There are many factors that contribute to evenly cooked food, ensuring you're utilising the correct rack position could be a good place to start before we start dismantling things. That being said, if you know that the unevenly cooked food is not a product of your kitchen incompetence then it's probable that there's a problem with the components of your oven, more often than not, the fan.
A full-functioning fan should cook everything, not just the stuff nearest the back of the oven. If you’ve invested in a top-of-the-line fan oven and your dinner is still coming out inedible, replacing the fan motor may be enough to fix your unevenly cooked food for good. A new motor will bring your broken oven back to life, so it's worth giving this a try before replacing your oven completely. Take a look at our guide to see exactly how to replace your oven fan.
Here at Cooker Spare Parts, we have all kinds of oven fan parts available for a vast range of appliances. Use our search filters to specify your manufacturer and model number. We’ll only show you the fans and motors that are compatible with your cooker.
For help resolving your unevenly cooked food problems, take a look at our cooker spares or alternatively, give us a call. We can help you identify and resolve your oven problem quickly, so you can enjoy evenly cooked food once again!
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A flame supervision device (also known as a flame failure device) is essential for any gas cooker. It helps to prevent wastage and, crucially, averts a lot of the hazards that flammable gas can cause.
Gas ovens, gas grills and gas hobs operate by burning a steady supply of gas - this produces the heat that cooks your food. But sometimes, the flame that burns the gas is unexpectedly extinguished (perhaps due to a draught, some spilt liquid, or a momentary interruption of the gas supply). What happens then?
Well, if you have a working flame supervision device or thermocouple, the gas supply will be shut off until you re-ignite the oven. However, if you FSD isn't functioning properly, the gas valve may remain open, in which case the flammable gas will continue to seep into your oven or, worse, your kitchen.
It isn't hard to see why this is an issue. If you want to avoid a dangerous build-up of flammable gas in your kitchen, you must ensure that your gas cooker is fitted with a working flame supervision device (a minimum safety requirement for most gas-burning appliances). If your cooker needs a new FSD, you can purchase one from Cooker Spare Parts - visit our Flame Failure/Thermocouples page below.
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A broken oven can cause serious headaches come teatime, robbing you and your family of quite a few meal options. Of course, our wide range of oven spares makes it easy to get everything working again, but while you’re waiting for your replacement parts to arrive, here are a few delicious meals that you can do on the hob. No oven required!
- Spaghetti Bolognese
An Italian classic that can be cooked entirely in saucepans. Boil the spaghetti in one pan, cook the sauce in another (recipes vary, but this is a good one), and slap them together for a yummy meal that everyone will enjoy. Vegetarians can use Quorn mince instead of minced beef, while vegans might swap the mince for peppers and use egg-free whole wheat spaghetti.
- Chilli Con Carne
Spag bol’s Tex-Mex cousin, if you will. Here’s a recipe for you to follow – chilli con carne is a tasty mixture of mince, diced vegetables, red kidney beans, and sauce. Oh, and you can boil some rice to go with it, too. Again, veggies can replace the mince with something more suitable, although as ‘chilli con carne’ is Spanish for ‘chilli with meat’, you might want to call it something different.
Another one from down Mexico way. This one is simple; just throw some chicken, some peppers, and whatever else you fancy into a frying pan. Then, once everything’s cooked, spoon the mixture into flour tortillas, wrap ‘em up, and enjoy!
Oven failure is a nuisance, but on the upside, such occasions can give you an opportunity to broaden your repertoire a little. Still, if you just want to get your oven working again, bear in mind that we do offer a next day delivery option – your parts will be with you ASAP, and your oven will be up and running again before you know it.
Replacing your oven door seal is a pretty straightforward process: unhook the old one, replace it with new one, and you're pretty much done!
Of course, the part before that - finding and purchasing the right seal for your oven - threatens to be slightly more complicated. As with any cooker part, the wide range of brands and models on the market can make things very confusing, and then there's the question of whether you want a 3-sided seal or a 4-sided seal. Unless you own a triangular oven, you might well assume that you need four sides, but unfortunately that's not quite how it works.
The good news is that we're here to make it simple. Our snazzy search filters allow you to specify your cooker's brand and model number to make sure you're shopping for the right stuff. As for the 3/4 sides issue...well, we'll clear that one up for you right now:
- A 4-sided oven door seal will completely seal up the space around your oven door, keeping the heat in and making the whole operation a lot more energy-efficient. An oven with a broken door seal will take much longer to reach the designated temperature, and the longer your oven is on, the more energy you'll use and the higher your utility bill will be at the end of the month. With that in mind, it's not hard to see why you should seal up your oven! However...
- Some ovens aren't supposed to be sealed up completely. These appliances draw air in through the bottom of the oven door, and that's why the 3-sided oven door seal exists: for ovens (mostly gas ovens) that rely on that gap at the bottom. Oh, and don't worry - since heat rises, very little heat is lost through the lower, unsealed side.
Hopefully, this explains the importance of establishing whether your oven needs a 3- or 4-sided seal. If you're interested in ordering one of our universal oven door seal kits, please bear in mind that, while they are compatible with the vast majority of appliances, they are not suitable for:
- Ovens with curved corners
- Ovens with more than one hole at each corner
Check your appliance first to avoid disappointment!