The fundamental process of pyrolysis is a thermochemical decomposition of organic material at elevated temperatures in the absence of oxygen. It involves the simultaneous change of chemical composition and physical phase, and is irreversible.
What is a pyrolytic oven
The pyrolytic function takes all the hard work out of cleaning an oven. When you select this function, the oven temperature is raised to approximately 500°C for up to two hours. This ensures all food and grease residue is burned off, with only a little residue of ash left to sweep away. The oven cavity is left spotlessly clean. For safety during use, the pyrolytic control securely locks the oven door, and only releases the lock once the temperature drops below 300°C. Because pyrolytic ovens are well insulated, efficiency is assured.
The main advantages of a pyrolytic oven are:
- It saves you time
- It saves you effort – no more scrubbing!
- It reduces your exposure to harsh chemicals
- In ordinary ovens, chemical traces left the oven walls after cleaning can contaminate food – a pyrolytic oven solves this problem
- Fewer chemicals used in the home means fewer chemicals in the environment
- Pyrolytic ovens are generally very well insulated, which helps to prevent energy wastage
- Good insulation prevents the outside of the oven from getting excessively hot while in use
The only disadvantage is that before you start the pyrolytic cleaning cycle, you need to remove all racking, shelves, and other accessories from the oven. This is because high temperatures can buckle metal objects.
The oven door should also be wiped clean before you begin. Most pyrolytic ovens come with removable glass doors, making them easy to clean in the sink or dishwasher.
Pyrolytic cleaning cycles usually last for around 1.5 – 2 hours. Be sure to read the operating manual thoroughly before you use it for the first time.
Process of Pyrolysis
Pyrolytic Oven Features
Running a Pyrolysis Function