Self-cleaning pyrolytic oven: how it works, advantages and disadvantages and the best models on the market. Operation of self-cleaning technology.
Self-cleaning pyrolytic oven, how it works
A oven that cleans itself it is the joy of every cook who unravels himself in the kitchen in the four domestic walls. Thepyrolytic oventhanks to its technologyself-cleaningit allows to obtain an ecological cleaning that starts automatically after each use.
How does the pyrolytic technology of the oven work? Pyrolysis is a chemical process that exploits high temperatures to "pulverize dirt" and any cooking residue anchored to the internal surfaces of the oven.
Within thepyrolytic oven the temperature can reach about 500 ° C reducing the dirt to the gaseous state. During the automatic cleaning process, the door of theovenit closes hermetically so as to ensure maximum safety both from the point of view of high temperatures and for optimal management of the gases produced by pyrolysis.
The gases produced by pyrolysis are eliminated thanks to a catalyst filter. At the end of the process, an acoustic signal warns the user that it is possible to open the oven to remove the ashes resulting from pyrolysis (carbonization of dirt).
All processes that take advantage of high temperatures areenergy eatersand therefore require a certain electrical consumption. On the other hand, cleaning the oven does not require water expenditure or the use of detergents. In addition, for a more efficient use of resources, theself-cleaning pyrolytic ovenit has several cleaning programs: generally there are three different levels, the "lightest" is used to eliminate bad smells from the oven while the other two deal with a more or less thorough cleaning.
The timing of technology programspyrolyticrange from 60 minutes to 120 minutes. The first program for the management of vapors and odors lasts 60 minutes while the second program lasts 90 minutes and allows you to remove medium-sized dirt. The third program is more tenacious, acts within two hours and is suitable for oven encrustations and to remove stubborn dirt.
Pyrolytic oven, consumption
Self-cleaning technology requires an energy expenditure to achieve high temperatures, however ipyrolytic ovensthey absorb a small amount of electricity because they are equipped with intelligent cycles.
How much does a pyrolytic oven consume? They range from a few euro cents required for the lighter program to around 80 euro cents for the two-hour cleaning program. The values indicated are entirely indicative because the cost of energy depends on your supplier and type of electricity contract.
Self-cleaning pyrolytic oven, advantages and disadvantages
The energy consumption is minimal for cooking and can be compared to that of traditional ovens of the same energy class. The advantages of a pyrolytic oven are obvious: having an oven at home that is capable of cleaning itself thanks to the automatic cleaning programs.
There are no particular disadvantages other than the duration of the cleaning programs (from 60 to 120 minutes) and the higher price compared to traditional ovens. Another disadvantage, you cannot use non-stick pans but only specially enamelled dripping pans to deal with cycles at high temperatures.
Self-cleaning pyrolytic oven, prices and models
That of oven pyrolyticit is a well established technology on the world market but in Italy these devices are spreading only in recent years. The Smeg and Whirlpool pyrolytic ovens are much advertised and well-known, less known is the AEG line.
AEG built-in Pyrolytic oven
Price: around 600 euros
Thermo-ventilated oven from the German company AEG, aesthetically it is very similar to the Electrolux pyrolytic oven but is distinguished by the components produced exclusively in Europe (made in Germany) and for the quality materials used. It has different cooking programs: static, ventilated, grill, ventilated grill, lower resistance only and ventilated…. It offers a maximum cooking temperature of 300 ° C very useful for those who love to cook pizza: a pan of pizza, with a temperature of 300 ° C, cooks in 6 minutes!