Cooking without an oven is something that I often espouse. After all, the first reason I joined Yahoo! Answers (a place where people answer questions) was to get tips that would help me save money! So naturally, the very first question I asked was, “What’s the best way to cook without an oven?” This led me to discover several ways to do just that!
The first cooking method without an oven involves placing the foods you wish to cook in a large pot with an insert in the lid for drip trays. These pots are called hob or drip hobs because they have a hole in the top that allows steam to circulate around the food as it cooks. By placing your foods in this manner, you can ensure that the foods are fully cooked in a fraction of the time it takes in the oven.
Another method for cooking without an oven involves using a slow cooker. A slow cooker is like an oven, except that it uses natural convection to cook food. This means that the food cooks at the same temperature and is cooked steadily for a longer period of time. Because of the slow cooker’s special combination of heating elements and techniques, you can use this type of cooker for any type of cooking experience you want.
One of the greatest advantages of cooking without an oven is that it allows you to bake faster and with less mess. Most people who bake by the pan or stove take much longer to finish their baked goods than those who use a slow cooker. If you use your slow cooker to add liquid to the mix, such as water, flour, or baking powder, your baked goods will finish quicker than if you bake by a pan or stove.
Another great benefit of slow cooking is that it allows you to make a more individualized dish, allowing you to control its texture and flavor. For example, some people prefer a crisp taste in their baked goods, while others prefer a soft crunch. Some also prefer their dishes to be thicker than others; if you use a slow cooker for cooking your dishes, you can choose a lower heat setting and not have to deal with scorched foods. You can also decide how long your dishes should cook.
Many people are surprised to learn that you can also use your slow cooker to determine when your dish is done simply by noting its finished temperature. This makes it easy to know when to turn the hob off so you can serve. If you follow these few simple tips and guidelines, you will be able to determine your disk’s completed temperature accurately.
One of the most important factors to keep in mind when deciding to use your slow cooker for cooking without an oven is to always set your timer before you leave your house. Remember to put the hob on the same level as your oven to ensure a safe heat transfer. Also, keep in mind that your oven’s timer is not considered a timer for your hob. Once both have reached a temperature level that’s comfortable for you (comfortably low for your oven), set your slow cooker to ‘ready’ and wait for the food to be fully cooked.
Cooking without an oven is a lot of fun but can be challenging if you don’t remember to follow the tips above. Always be on the lookout for bad cooking times, and try not to overheat your slow cooker. Good luck and happy cooking!