If you’ve recently purchased a Hotpoint oven, you’ll be excited to know about all the great features and functions that come along with this reliable and durable appliance.
Each Hotpoint oven offers various features, and the details on how they work will differ, but there are a few similarities between them, too, and you’ll find that the instructions are all very simple to understand.
This article will explain what your Hotpoint oven can do, how you can use it, and the steps you need to take to get the most out of your new oven.
Hotpoint Oven Basics
Before you can start enjoying all the exciting functions and settings on your new Hotpoint oven, it’s crucial to get a grip on the basics first.
If you want to know how to use Hotpoint oven, you’ll need to start by turning it on and getting it running via the control panel. You can do this by pressing the power symbol and selecting between the Top Oven/Grill and the Main Oven.
Once you have selected which part of the oven you want to use, you can use the selector knob on the control panel to choose the desired mode.
When you have made your selection, press Start/Pause to begin cooking. Once you press this button, your oven will preheat, a buzzer will sound, and an indicator light will alert you that the preheating is complete.
During the cooking process, you can always modify the temperature with the Thermostat knob and set a time duration for specific modes.
Finally, when you are done using the oven, you can press the Start/Pause button again to turn off the heat and hold the power button for three seconds to turn the oven off completely.
Hotpoint Oven Cooking Modes
Aside from simply turning on and off with adjustable temperatures, your Hotpoint oven also has various cooking modes that you can set depending on the recipe you are following or the type of heating you want to do.
There are manual modes that allow you to set the time and temperature as you see fit, as well as automatic cooking modes, designed to heat various foods in specific ways.
Manual Cooking Modes
Your electric oven has a default cooking temperature which can be adjusted to any value between 30°C and 250°C for the top oven and between 80°C and 230°C for the main oven.
Conventional Heating (top oven)
This mode has upper and lower heat and is best suited for roasting and baking on the top shelf only.
Variable Grilling (top oven)
This mode can be used for conventional grilling with a full or half-width fully controllable grill. When using this mode, the top oven door should be fully open.
Traditional (main oven)
As the name suggests, this mode uses a more traditional cooking method and heats both the upper and rear heating elements.
You can use different shelf positions and varying temperatures to control and manage the heat flow and take control of your cooking.
The Multilevel mode will regulate the heat flow throughout the oven cavity, which will enable you to use two racks at the same time and achieve an even and consistent cook.
Rising (main oven)
The final manual mode on your oven is the Rising mode, which you can use to prove bread and yeast-based doughs and mixtures.
Automatic Cooking Modes
Your oven also has optimised automatic functions for different types of food, in which the oven sets the appropriate temperature and cooking duration automatically, so you don’t even need to think about it.
Your Hotpoint oven can automatically cook:
- Baked cakes
- Roast meats
Hotpoint Oven Extra Settings and Functions
Most Hotpoint oven models also come with various exciting functions and features. These will vary across models, so you must check in with your user manual to confirm which settings are available on your oven.
Here are some of the most useful ones to look out for.
Some Hotpoint ovens have the renowned Hotpoint Multiflow technology installed, which can be a true game-changer in the kitchen.
If you tend to struggle with burnt edges and raw centres when you’re baking and cooking, this function will be a lifesaver. This function releases hot air into the oven cavity from vents at the back, which is then evenly circulated to ensure even heating throughout and a perfectly brown top on your casseroles.
This goes hand in hand with the oven’s ‘soft close’ door function, which prevents slamming and maintains the heat inside the applianc
Automatic Meat Function
If you want to perfect your Sunday roast for the family, then using the turnspit and the automatic meat function is a way to achieve the ultimate roast with ease.
This setting automates the cooking temperature and time for your meat and intermittently activates the fan at low speed to prevent the food from drying out.
Yes, your Hotpoint oven is self-cleaning.
Needing to clean an oven caked with grease is nobody’s idea of a fun Saturday afternoon. However, your Hotpoint oven eliminates this chore by performing its own maintenance.
The oven door locks itself securely and uses high temperatures to burn off excess grease without cleaning solutions. All you’ll need to do afterwards is give it a wipe to remove the last of the grease and residue.