Tada! Here’s my very own Elba Electric Oven; model EO-3586. Bought it at Carrefour at RM259.00. Considered a good price because at Jusco, it was RM279.00 and HSL Electrical shop RM270.00. Thank God both places have no stock. If not bought from them already.
Unfortunately, it is a lil bit small to bake a batch of muffins (12 pcs). I can’t place 2 muffin’s tray side by side like what I did with my mom’s electric oven. Like what I did at the above, the bottom tray bakes slower and the surface of the muffins did not crack like it should; just flat like cupcakes surface. I did switch their places after 12 minutes but it is too late for the cracking part.
Since the muffins are for our own consumption, we have no problem with the look of our muffins. My children picked the non-crack one first to eat. Main thing, must save electricity.
Since that a few left comment about the control knob, here’s how I uses it.
The control knob:
At 12 o’clock is the Rotate Only.
At 3 o’clock is the Blow Only.
At 6 o’clock is the Rotate and Blow.
For baking cakes, cookies and muffins, I use the Blow function so that the temperature will be distributed evenly. So that the surface of our creation will be nice and brown. Oh ya! For cakes and cookies, I uses Bottom heating (the 3rd knob from above) only because if you use the Top and Bottom heating, the top of your cakes and cookies will get burnt very fast. As for muffins, I use Top and Bottom heating coz muffins get cooked within 15 minutes times and we need the heat to make the top of the muffins crack. About the temperature, I use between 150′c to 170′C. All this you got to trial and error.
For Pizza, I use Top and Bottom Heating at 250′C.
Roasting Chicken – Use top and bottom heating for the first half an hour. The other half, use bottom heating only. So that the top of the chicken does not burnt.
Baking Cookies – Use bottom heating only.
Baking Cake – Use the top and bottom heating for 10-15mins (depending on the thickness of the cake) or until the cake has risen. Then bottom heating till done. This is to avoid the top part being burnt and cracked.
The above is the result of my trial and error for a few years.
For recipe and picture of my burnt chicken, visit my recipe below at www.simpledishonline.info. Btw, I am a Nyonya; so if you wanna try some Nyonya dish, they are there too.