Updated: May 31
For many, the process of cooking or baking is not just to put supper on the table, but it is a religious experience. You wake up on a leisurely Sunday morning intent on making your secret family rtisan bread recipe. You dust flour on the cutting board with and methodically begin to kneed the dough. You lovingly move your hands, with pushing and pulling motions over and over again - knowing that each turn yields a divine texture. You prepare it for the oven and anxiously await how it comes out. You open the oven door anticipating a buttered crust that cracks slightly with a twist and a pillowy texture that has a nice chew. Instead, you instinctively feel that it did not turn out the way it was supposed to. Too much moisture escaped during the baking process.
The vital technique that experts use for superior results, is the ability to control water vapour and humidity in their oven.
Chefs add moisture during roasting to create delectable roast meats, which are crisp on the outside, yet juicy on the inside. Moisture renders fat producing mouth-watering proteins like pork belly and roast duck.
Professional Bakers create bursts of steam during the baking process to achieve flaky croissants, layered pastries and bread loaves that have a crunchy crust and a light fluffy centre.
ActiveVent™ retains and releases moisture from the oven at the right time to create dishes that are succulent and juicy, while cooked to perfection on the outside. Moisture Control
allows you to create the perfect cooking environment with the automatic moisture control of ActiveVent™ technology that retains or releases moisture based on cooking function.
Meet the Maker - Lauren Palmer, Chief Designer, Fisher & Paykel
An oven's performance can't be measured by temperature and heat alone - moisture is a vitally important but often neglected factor in the cooking performance of your oven. If your oven holds too much moisture or too little, your gastronomic creation can quickly turn to disaster.
Lauren describes how our ovens are built for the extremes. At one end of the scale if you're baking you want to contain the moisture in the oven, whereas if you're doing a roast you want to be able to extract that moisture at the right point so you get a crisp end result. What is ActiveVent™ Technology? An oven's performance can't be measured by temperature and heat alone - moisture is a vitally important but often neglected factor in the cooking performance of your oven. If your oven holds too much moisture or too little, your gastronomic creation can quickly turn to disaster. That's why this Built-in Oven features the unique ActiveVent™ system. Fisher & Paykel's ActiveVent™ system allows you to control the removal or retention of moisture from the baking or roasting environment to get the very best cooking results and energy consumption.
Convection is cooking through the movement of heat. From baking to roasting to steaming, all manner of cuisine can be created with this principle. Fisher & Paykel draws on a rich heritage of innovation, research and development to craft ovens that give absolute control of temperature throughout the oven cavity, providing flawless multi-shelf cooking.
AeroTech™ technology removes the guesswork by delivering consistent heat to all corners of the oven, reducing hotspots for the perfect result.
It's the perfect balance... and the reason to purchase a Fisher & Paykel range today.