Our food habit and life style are changing. People want to have restaurant like tasty & delicious food at home also. So many modern kitchen appliances find a place at our kitchen. OTG oven is also one of them. OTG means Oven Toaster Griller. This appliance is used at home and also at office too for multiple purposes. You can prepare almost all grilled foods in OTG oven instead of microwave oven. Anybody prepare delicious paneer (Indian cheeze) tikka with this OTG oven. Toasting can be easily done with this excellent kitchen appliance. In small offices it is used to make food warm also.
Factors to check before selecting OTG oven :
These are the factors to be considered before buying OTG oven.
Price is an important factor. You can get a good quality OTG oven withing range of Rs 4000 to Rs 6000. If you want to use it for very limited purpose and will not use so frequently, then you can buy this appliance at a very lower price. You can have a OTG at Rs 2000 to Rs 10,000 or even more. So understand your need and fix your budget.
Anything approx 20 ltr will be sufficient for a family with 4 members. If you need more inner space or your family size is bigger then you can look for more bigger sized OTG oven.
You should look inner design and available racks or trays inside OTG. This is a smart trick. You should not miss this thing to check.
Design & style :
|Material : Generally OTG oven made of stainless steel.
Door : Door size and material are factors to be considered here. Full size door made of glass is advantageous.
Color : Color and powder coating finish is preferable.
Inner design : Check effective space utilization option to keep food. Aluminium plated interior is perfect for your kitchen.
Temperature control knob & display : Check number of knob to control temperature and other things.
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Wattage or power consumption :
Generally it comes withing power range of 1000 watt to 2000 watt. So if you use OTG oven of 2000 watt for 30 min then it will consume only one unit of electricity.
Ease of maintenance :
Ease of maintenance depends upon style and design of OTG. So simple design is always preferable for maintenance and cleaning point of view. A sliding breadcrumb tray is very useful, so that users can remove the tray anytime and clean with warm water and detergent.
Safety features :
Two types of potential hazard are possible during use of OTG. These are electric shock and extreme heat. So all user contact points should be made with high resistant material for heat and electricity. So ensure all these things before selecting right OTG for your kitchen.
Technical features :
|Timer : This feature enables to select setting according to types of food to cook or warm
LED Display : LED display is an advanced feature. It helps users to control multiple functions so easility. A OTG with this feature may priced higher.
Turntable : For even cooking of your food, this feature is very helpful. It rotates the dish automatically while cooking
Motorized Rotisserie : For tandoori food lovers and non vegetarian people should go for this feature, others may avoid this feature.
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Brand is essential for trust that product is good and performance of product will be maintained for longer period. Brand is also important for availing post sale services like warranty, product parts availability and trained service personnel for regular servicing of product.
Popular brands of OTG oven :
|Morphy Rechards | Panasonic | Bajaj | Prestige | Usha | Kawachi | Lifelong|
Warranty offers by manufacturer. Check minimum one year of warranty availability with OTG oven before buying that. Number of service centers in your city and distance of nearer service center from your premise always should be checked.
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Quickly Wrapping Up :
I have used both local and popular branded OTG ovens. Performance of Bajaj OTG oven was very good what I have used few years back. If you have used any other popular brand and want to share performance of that product then you are welcome. Please share your experience here by leaving a comment below.