Neff Oven Functions Explained

Neff Oven Functions Explained

Neff ovens are some of the best on the market and come complete with a wide range of functions for you to cook almost any dish. Below we talk you through how to use your Neff oven to it’s full potential by explaining what each of the settings are and how they work.

What is Slide&Hide?

Slide&Hide is Neff’s unique door system – you simply the slide the door underneath the oven cavity to hide it. This gives you much better access to the food you’re cooking and also reduces the risk of burns. Its space saving design means it’s the perfect choice for narrow kitchens too.

What is CircoTherm?

CircoTherm is Neff’s patented fan technology that you won’t find on any other oven. CircoTherm works by drawing air in from the oven via a powerful stainless steel fan. It then heats up the air and forces it right back into the oven cavity through strategically placed ducts in the rear wall.

The desired temperature is achieved quicker and more evenly than in a conventional oven, saving time and energy as little or no pre-heating is required. The hot air is also focused directly onto the food being cooked, wrapping the shelves to ensure the surfaces of baked and roasted items seal quickly. This keeps moisture in and prevents flavour transfer, so you can cook an entire three-course meal using all levels of the oven at the same time.

You’ll find CircoTherm on all of Neff’s ovens.

What is CircoTherm Eco?

Optimised for cooking and baking on one level only for maximum energy and efficiency. Opting for this setting saves 30% energy when compared to the maximum consumption allowed for A rated models. It’s perfect for frozen or convenience foods, bread, cakes and meats.

What is Circo Therm Intensive?

CircoTherm Intensive uses a combination of CircoTherm and bottom heat, ideal for foods that need a crispy underside like pizzas or speciality breads. It can also be used for one stage pastry such as lemon meringue pie, eliminating the need for blind baking.

How does the Bread Baking function work?

Bread baking temperature varies between 180ºC and 220ºC. Ideally suited to baking crusty bread with an open texture. Up to three levels of bread can be baked at the same time.

What is Top/Bottom Heat?

Top/bottom heat provides a conventional heat at the top and bottom of the oven. Heat travels to the centre of the oven by natural convection. This setting is perfect for baking pastries and scones.

What is Circo Roasting?

Circo Roasting is an ideal function for cooking meat and poultry for a perfect crispy skin and rotisserie flavour. The grill and fan distribute heat alternatively, reducing cooking times by 35-40%.

What is Low Temperature Cooking?

This setting is used for prime cuts of meat and poultry. One you’ve sealed your meat on the hob, placed the joint in a preheated dish and transfer to the oven. The low temperature setting uses a fixed temperature to gently tenderise resulting in meat/poultry that is juicy and melts in the mouth.

How does the Plate Warming function work?

You guessed it, it’s for warming plates! Hot air is circulated at 65ºC to safely warm up your dinner service.

How does the Reheat function work?

Reheat allows you to gently warm dishes again. The moisture in the oven means that they will look and taste freshly prepared.

What is the Steam Setting?

A setting to be used with the Neff system steamer accessory Z19DD10X0.

What is the Centre Surface Grill function?

When the Centre Surface Grill function is activated, only the centre grilling elements will heat up. This is perfect when you only have small quantities to cook.

What is Full Surface Grill?

This will heat the entire surface of the grill. The heating elements are thermostatically controlled and will cycle on and off to maintain the required temperature.

What is VarioSteam?

VarioSteam gives dishes just the right amount of moisture by adding steam at three intensity levels, for baking, roasting or just heating up. VarioSteam works by adding the desired amount of steam, through ducts in the back plate, during the CircoTherm, top and bottom heat, bread baking and grilling modes. There are pre-set programmes to provide a moist cooking environment and help achieve beautiful food that is perfectly succulent and tender.

What is Full Steam?

Neff’s full steam setting allows you to cook with 100% pure steam. The patented two pump system ensures that only fresh water is vapourised, without scaling or dripping in the oven’s interior.

Cooking with steam is ideal for fish and vegetables. The nutrients are retained and food is left beautifully flavoursome. The water tank is concealed behind the fascia panel and does not need to be plumbed in. With the press of a button the fascia panels lifts, ready for to simply slip out the container and refill.

What is Circo Therm Power Boost?

The PowerBoost function speeds things up even more when cooking for short periods of time – just put the food in and start the oven.

What is the Baking and Roasting Assistant?

Neff’s Baking and Roasting Assistant makes preparing a variety of dishes even easier and more convenient. For each one, the Baking and Roasting Assistant serves up a cooking suggestion at the touch of a button. It also recommends the ideal heating mode, temperature and time, to ensure perfect results.

What is the Multipoint Meat Probe?

Neff’s multipoint meat probe allows you to cook a joint of meat with precision – all you need to do is pierce the meat with the probe and allow the oven to tailor the cooking duration and temperature. The probe comes complete with 3 gauges, meaning that an even reading is always achieved, ensuring your meat is safely cooked without being dry.

What is Coventional Heat Eco?

Thisheats up the centre of the oven for single shelf cooking. The oven maintains its average temperature in a more economical way so that the oven cooks on residual heat.

What is Dough Proving?

This function provides a warm, moist environment, perfect for proving yeast dough while improving the texture and quality of pastry foods, such as cakes and breads.

How does the Keep Warm function work?

An ideal setting for keeping food warm without drying it out before serving. Typically set between 66°C to 100°C.

How does the Defrost function work?

The CircoTherm fan circulates air through the oven to speed up defrosting times while retaining food colour and moisture. Ideal for delicate foods as well as fish and poultry.

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