No matter what’s on your menu, there’s probably a Wolf cooking mode that will help you create a perfectly cooked dish. In fact, the Wolf oven is jam-packed with cooking modes (10 distinct cooking modes to be exact). In this blog, we cover the two most common Wolf cooking modes: Bake Mode and Roast Mode.
Wolf Oven Bake Vs. Roast Mode
Of the various modes featured with the new ranges, bake and roast are the two most popular and commonly used. Before you start using your new oven, let’s take a quick look at Wolf’s oven bake vs. roast settings to help you gain a better understanding of each one, as well as how and when to use them.
Wolf Oven Bake vs. Roast
The bake mode is the used most often when you are baking items such as delicate desserts, custards, puddings, and flan. You can also use it for quiches, potatoes, and squash.
With the bake mode, the heat used to cook your dish comes from the bottom of the oven. Meanwhile, a small amount of heat is generated from the top element to allow for a light browning.
When using the bake mode, it is recommended that you use single rack and place the item in the lower half of the oven. Keep in mind that the lower you put the rack, the closer your food is to the heat. This means the bottom will brown more than the top. Bake mode is ideal for those recipes that are hard to perfect using the convection mode.
Like bake mode, the bottom of the oven is used to help heat the oven. However, unlike bake mode, in Roast Mode the top element will be used to provide the majority of the heat.
The heat coming from the top rather than the bottom is perfect for those dishes that require slow roasting, such as chuck roast. It is also ideal for braising tougher cuts of meat, such as lamb shanks and stew meats.
In Roast Mode, it is best to only cook on a single rack. If you cook on more than one rack, your food has a higher chance of uneven cooking and browning.
With roast mode, the heat comes from the top, so the closer an item is to the top the more it will brown, especially if it is left uncovered.
Now that you know the basics between the Wolf oven bake mode and roast mode, you can take your knowledge to the kitchen. Happy cooking!