Slow CookandHold Ovens

The traditional oven is nothing more than a heated box equipped with a thermostat. Some modern ovens have more sophisticated features, such as computerized electronic controls and special probes that sense when a roast is done and tell the oven to switch from cooking temperature to holding temperature.

Many of these ovens are designed to be especially useful for low-temperature roasting (see p. 288).The sensitive controls make it possible to cook at steady, reliable temperatures of 200 F (95C) or lower and to hold foods at 140F (60C) for long periods. Large cuts of meat take many hours to roast at a low temperature like 200 F (95C).By setting the controls in advance, the operator can even let meats roast overnight, unattended.

These ovens are available as convection ovens and as regular stationary-air ovens.

Continue reading here: Barbecue Ovens or Smoke Ovens

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