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 food that won’t cook evenly. Whether it’s meat that’s half rare 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 more trouble than it’s worth.
Okay, so uneven cooking can sometimes be a symptom of chronic kitchen incompetence, but if you really can’t get anything to cook evenly, you may have a problem with your oven fan. 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.
If you’ve invested in a top-of-the-line fan oven and your chicken kievs are still coming out wrong, replacing the fan motor may be enough to make the problem disappear. A full-functioning fan should cook everything, not just the stuff nearest the back of the oven, so check your motor today and get a new one if needs be.
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, and we’ll only show you the fans and motors that are compatible with your cooker.
Yesterday was the 31st of October - Halloween - which means that it's only a few days until the 5th of November - Bonfire Night! Obviously, this annual event would be nothing without the fireworks, but food is also a big part of the fun.
To that end, here are a few tasty treats that you might be tempted to try this Guy Fawkes Night:
Not the skinny, rubbery hotdogs you get at big firework displays, but proper British bangers. If there’s one thing that warms the heart even more than a blazing bonfire, it’s tucking into a good pork sausage (housed in a white finger roll, naturally).
If you are heading out to a public display, you’ll want to wrap up warm and bring a thermos of hot soup along to keep you toasty. We recommend carrot and coriander for maximum ‘winter warmer’ effect.
- Jacket Potatoes
A Bonfire Night classic, no matter what you put on top. If you’re cooking for a group of people, beware of baked potato politics: some people like them soft, some people like them crispy, and neither faction will keep quiet if you get it wrong.
- Apple Crumble
When the fireworks have finished and you go back indoors, a generous helping of apple crumble will warm you up instantaneously. It will also take the edge off that melancholy feeling, inevitably experienced at the end of any good fireworks display. Don’t forget the custard!
Don’t worry if your oven is broken - since Fireworks Night is still a couple of working days away, you’ve still got a chance to get your oven working in time for a Guy Fawkes feast. Check out our comprehensive range of oven parts and order ASAP to avoid disappointment.
Oh, and Happy Halloween for yesterday!
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 spilled 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 now.
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.