f you own a Beko oven, you might wonder how to use it properly. Since a standard cooker has so many different features and programmes, it can be difficult to know what every button and symbol means or how to get the most out of your appliance.
You can read through your user manual for detailed guidance on how to use the specific type of Beko fan oven that you own. But to make things easier and quicker for you, this manual will cover the basics of how to get the best results when cooking your food.
You’ll find the control panel at the top of your Beko cooker, and it’s where you’ll select your desired cooking programme, time, and temperature. You may also turn the hob on and off via the control panel.
You can use the function knob to select a specific operating mode when cooking your food inside a Beko oven. The standard operating modes include fan heating and full grill.
With this setting, the fan inside the appliance circulates warm air through the back heating elements. The fan increases the energy efficiency of the cooking process and enables you to cook food on multiple shelf positions.
Preheating isn’t required for this type of fan heating setting, and you can use this programme for roasting and baking most types of dishes.
The full grill setting uses multiple heating elements and is suitable for grilling large joints of meat. You can also use this setting for grilling kebabs, gratin dishes, and vegetables.
You’ll need to set the oven to the maximum temperature when you you’re grilling food for optimal results. Turn your food over halfway through the cooking process to prevent it from burning on one side.
You should always check your user manual for the appropriate cooking times and temperatures for different programmes. You can adjust the temperature of your Beko oven using the thermostat dial that you’ll find next to the control panel on your appliance.
All you need to do is turn the dial to the correct temperature before you turn your oven on to cook your dishes.
Setting the Clock
To use a Beko fan oven or grill, you must first set the time. You can do this using the time adjustment knob next to the control panel.
Depending on how long you want to wait for your dinner to be ready and the cooking duration specified in the recipe that you’re following, you’ll need to choose the appropriate time on your appliance.
Simply place the time adjustment knob at the right time and put your food in the oven. Select the operating function and close the front glass panel door to keep the heat in and improve energy efficiency during the cooking process.
There will be a countdown timer, and when the cooking process is complete, the time adjustment knob may automatically rotate back to its default position.
Some Beko oven models make an audible sound to inform you when the total cooking time is up and your food is ready and can be removed from the oven.
Maintenance and Cleaning for a Beko Oven
It’s important to perform regular maintenance and cleaning to prolong the lifespan of your appliance. Before cleaning, unplug the oven from the main power supply to reduce the risk of electric shock.
You should only ever clean your oven when cold and be careful when using strong chemicals and potentially toxic substances. You don’t need specific or specialised cleaning products to wipe down a Beko oven.
Ideally, you should clean your cooker once a week, especially if food has splashed onto the glass panel or the sides of the oven. Clean spillages as quickly as possible before the food dries and becomes much harder to remove.
What to Avoid
To keep yourself and your cooker safe, avoid using and cleaning products that contain high amounts of acid or chloride, as doing so can damage your oven.
Use warm water and soap that is suitable for ovens, and wipe with a soft microfiber towel (not an abrasive sponge) to avoid scratching the glass.
Don’t forget to regularly clean your hob, especially if there are food splashes and stains on it. Aim to clean spillages from the hob as soon as they occur to make the cleaning process quicker and easier.
If you need further guidance on how to properly maintain your cooker after reading this brief manual, read through your user manual or get in touch with the Beko customer service team directly.