When it comes to cooking up a storm in the kitchen, it’s hard to understate the culinary importance of the humble oven.

A key piece of kit for a variety of purposes – be it baking a batch of cookies, roasting a Christmas turkey or crisping up a few potato smilies – the kitchen oven is virtually irreplaceable.

That being said, knowing which oven is right for you can be equally important and choosing one type over another can have a dramatic effect on the way you cook.

To help you get to grips with what’s what, here’s a head-to-head overview of the two primary oven types: fan oven vs conventional oven.


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What is the difference between a fan oven and a conventional oven?

At its most basic, the difference between a fan oven and a conventional oven is simple and almost self-explanatory.

Also known as convection ovens, fan-assisted ovens are – as the name suggests – equipped with a fan inside which forces hot air to circulate around the oven.

Conversely, a conventional oven simply heats up the inside to the desired temperature, cooking the food by blanketing it in a layer of heat.


Is a fan oven better than a conventional oven?

Circulated air transfers heat faster than still air, making fan ovens more energy efficient. Not only will this reduce your carbon footprint, but it will also reduce the size of your bills as well.

That being said, fan ovens aren’t perfect. Overfilling your fan oven can impact the way air circulated and lead to an uneven cook, while the fan can also make cooking times inaccurate.

Moreover, it’s important to note that, due to the way it circulates the heat and the necessary exhaust system, fan-assisted ovens remove the moisture within the oven as you cook.

While this moisture removal can be great for crisping up a pasta bake or firming up a lasagne, it can be adversely effective when baking items like cakes and bread.

However, some fan-assisted ovens feature a baking setting that lends itself better for bake purposes. This option uses a lower fan speed to more accurately mimic the traditional method.

Conversely, such fan-assisted ovens often also come equipped with a roast setting that utilises a faster fan speed to actively remove the moisture for a crispier surface finish.


The Verdict: fan oven vs conventional oven

Like most kitchen appliances, there are pros and cons to each option and ultimately the preference can be simply down to taste.

Meanwhile, the cooking purpose can also have a heavy influence on which route you take, with both options providing food for thought in terms of cooking quality.

For example, a baking connoisseur may lean more towards the conventional option for its moisture maintaining qualities, while a typical 9-5er might prefer the efficiency of a fan-assisted oven.

In terms of speed and all-round oven use for a variety of cooking purposes, the fan-assisted option is a great Jack of all trades solution; however, if you

For the true best of both worlds, it’s well worth finding a fan-oven that includes conventional settings as well for complete freedom to cook a variety of dishes to the highest standard.


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A noisy oven can be a major annoyance for any homeowner, particularly if you spend a lot of time cooking or hanging out in the kitchen.

However, a riotous racket from your cooker could be an indication of something far worse than just audio irritation.

If your oven is turning your kitchen into a clamorous karaoke of cooker noises, don’t chalk it up to being “one of those things” – it’s likely a sign that your oven is need of some overdue TLC.


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Investigating a Noisy Oven

In addition to ruining the kitchen ambience with its dinnertime din, a loud cooker can also raise serious alarm bells over the health of your appliance.

A noisy oven can be a tell-tale sign of a serious problem with your cooker. Think of it as a cooker’s cry for help and your oven’s way of alerting anyone in earshot that it’s in dire need of assistance.

If your oven is making such a piercing plea, don’t read it the last rites and fork out on a replacement. The solution could be a lot simpler and a lot less expensive!


Diagnosing a Noisy Oven

More often than not, an uncharacteristically noisy oven typically points to an issue with the oven’s fan motor. That being said, most ovens have two fans: namely the cooling fan and the circulation fan.

Like any appliance, these components can and will wear over time as they reach the natural end of their lifespan. For oven motors, this often causes them to make a loud rattling noise when the oven is on.

To get to the bottom of it, it’s time to channel your inner sleuth and get inspecting. But remember, safety first, kids - be sure to disconnect your appliance from the mains before you do so.


Fixing a Noisy Oven

A noisy oven fan can be the result of something as simple as a loose blade or fixing nut. To eliminate this possibility, it’s worth tightening any loose screws/bolts to ensure everything is securely held in place.

Oven fans usually consist of three separate parts: the fan motor, the blade and the fixing nut. If all parts are securely in place and the noise still persists, you may need to replace a fan part.

If you have diagnosed your issue and would like a replacement fan/motor component, click the button below to browse our stock of replacement parts.

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Replacing an Oven Fan

Once you’ve diagnosed the problem and identified the part that needs attention, you can now tackle the task of solving the issue and replacing the problem part. That being said, it’s often not as easy as you might think.

Replacing an oven fan can be both difficult and dangerous, particularly if you don’t know what you’re doing. What’s more, with so many oven brands, models and variations on the market, prior maintenance knowledge of one oven can be entirely different for another.

A botched DIY job could void your warranty, while a failed attempt of fixing the issue could exacerbate your problems even further. As such, if you’re unsure, your safest bet is to call in a pro to check it out for you.

That being said, if you are intent on flexing your mechanic muscles and intent on doing your own oven overhaul, be sure to do your homework beforehand. Consult your manual and research your oven’s make and model thoroughly before getting your hands dirty.


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Fan ovens allow us to cook our meals far more efficiently. With a fan the oven can heat up more quickly, giving you more control over the food you are cooking. However, when this oven part becomes faulty the whole cooking process can be compromised!

How do I know my oven fan isn't working?

The easiest way to know that your fan is not working in your oven is if you hear it being louder than usual or moving much slower. Your oven will also heat up much slower, so if you can see the over lights and elements heating up it's most likely a problem with your fan. 

How do I replace my oven fan?

Luckily, here at Cooker Spare Parts, we have an excellent range of replacement parts to replace your oven fan. The quicker you replace your oven fan the quicker you can get your oven back up to its top performance. To see our full range of replacement oven fans click here.

We have a wide range of oven fan replacements so be sure that the one you purchase will fit your model by searching for it through our parts search feature and by checking the product description thoroughly. 

There’s no need to get a new oven or spend a lot of money hiring an engineer to come out and fix it. Replacing this oven part doesn’t need to be difficult, in fact, we have a whole blog post dedicated to explaining how you can replace your oven fan, that you can find here:

For any other information about your fan not working in your oven, feel free to get in touch with our expert team. We are more than happy to help so give us a call on 02920 452 510

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Your oven fan is an essential part for maintaining the function of your appliance, so when this becomes faulty, you're sure to notice a problem straight away. The telltale sign that your oven fan is not working is unevenly cooked food. Because your oven fan is responsible for distributing the heat evenly inside your oven cavity, to ensure your meals are cooked accurately. So what could be preventing your oven's fan from working?

Why is the Oven Fan Not Working?

Faulty oven fan performance is usually due to one of two parts that your fan relies upon in order to function correctly:

The Oven Fan Motor 

If your oven fan is not working, it is likely that your oven's fan or fan motor has become faulty. These parts are the main components of your oven fan, and they help to ensure your food is cooked evenly. Some signs that these parts have failed include excess noise coming from the fan, along with the element successfully heating, but proving ineffective in circulating this heat around your oven. To view our range of oven fan spares please click on the link below.

The Oven Fan Element 

Another common cause for your oven fan not working is oven fan element failure. You may pick up on the faulty element if your oven appears to be working fine, but fails to generate heat. You may also notice some visual signs that your oven fan element has failed, such as burning or bulging. For instructions on how to replace your faulty fan oven element, click here. To view our range of oven element spares, please click on the link below.
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