We are a big family of 8 with growing boys that are always hungry.
Our old standing cooker which came with electric oven has been serving us for more than 16 years. We hardly used the electric oven any more because it consumed electricity like no tomorrow. However, we regularly use an electric air fryer.
We purchased this standing cooker with gas oven to combat the electricity tariff's increase. Boy we glad that we made this jump. The burner (the fire) looks efficient and we find that foods taste better. May be our old cooker was just tired.
The oven is big (70L). With the top element (the western calls it the broiler), we can cook more drumsticks and wings with shorter time than the air fryer. The air fryer usually took 25 minutes per side while this oven only takes 15 minutes. Ikea roasting pan (KONCIS 40x32 cm) fits nicely in the oven and can fit 14 pieces of mixtures of drumsticks and chicken wings. The chickens are very juicy and tender because of the use of fire instead of an electric heating element. Moving forward, we will be using more of this broiler instead of the electric air fryer.
We no longer crave the commercially sold chicken wings.
The bottom gas heating element is a surprise to me. Despite not connected to the electricity, the oven adjusted the fire volume by itself. We just need to set the temperature.
When the unit is connected to the electricity, there is a blowing fan inside the oven which keeps the inside temperature balanced. I enclosed a photo of our banana cakes that we cooked using this convection oven. They are very moist and soft on the inside, taste better than any banana cakes that we ever tried. This was our first attempt ever in baking a banana cake.