180 degrees fan forced, oven is good to go. Or is it? Smeg says we aren’t making the most of our oven.

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Smeg reveals that Australian home cooks aren’t making the most of their ovens, with nearly half of respondents who use an oven (49%) admitting to not fully understanding how to use the majority of their oven settings.

Interestingly, when it does come to putting their ovens to use, the research found that two-thirds (64%) of Australians who use an oven will set theirs to 180 degrees fan-forced, regardless of what they’re cooking, despite a host of other functions available for use. Among the complete list of settings, conventional, fan-forced, and fan-forced full baked are the three main functions most commonly used (86%).

Despite home chefs not making full use of their oven, there is a hunger to learn more about the different settings, with 44% of respondents who use an oven indicating so. To encourage Australian kitchen enthusiasts to go beyond their culinary comfort zone, Smeg has released a six-part mini-series hosted by Italian chef and actress Silvia Colloca.

The series follows six Australian personalities as they create different recipes and trial new cooking techniques with the brand new Smeg Galileo oven:

Erin Holland, presenter
Anthony Callea, singer
Tim Campbell, actor
Dilruk Jayasinha, comedian
Eliza Stankovic-Mowle, Paralympian
Adam Le Fondre, footballer

Each episode aims to debunk common misconceptions and give home cooks the confidence to explore new recipes and methods while putting the new Galileo’s multi- cooking technology to the test.

Celebrity chef and actress Silvia Colloca comments, “Sometimes life gets so busy that we stick to the comfort of the 180°C fan-forced settings when it comes to cooking. With Smeg’s new Galileo multi-cooking technology, creativity is reborn. The new oven gives home cooks the confidence to discover different ways to create delicious meals, all at the touch of a button.”

The Galileo multi-cooking technology represents a new generation of Smeg ovens, incorporating the latest innovations set to revolutionise cooking as Australians know it and saving up to 70% of cooking time. Alongside traditional oven settings, this new technology from Smeg allows users to barbecue, air fry, steam, microwave and even cook on stone in a full-size oven.

In addition to a range of settings for every home cook, the Smeg Galileo multi-cooking technology introduces two cooking game-changing features, Multistep and Sametime.

Multistep is the answer for stress-free cooking by letting you take culinary control. Ideal for busy families or people on the go, users can set their oven once to effortlessly master even the most complicated recipes by sequentially setting up traditional steam and microwave technology. Sametime takes the stress out of entertaining for home entertainers to make it easier than ever to create a feast timed to perfection. As the ultimate cooking coordinator, Sametime allows for two dishes to be planned, synchronised and cooked simultaneously, with no transfer of taste or smell.