How to save an hour on your Sunday roast

Get out of the kitchen and win back an hour of precious family time

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There’s nothing better than sitting down to a roast dinner on a Sunday, especially if you can cut back on the time it takes to prepare and cook. We’ve come up with some ingenious ideas to help you save time in the kitchen, so you can spend it with your family instead. After all, with the right appliances equipped with the latest technologies, your cooking potential is limitless!

Make the most of technology

A versatile oven like Beko’s handy Split&Cook oven will give you superb efficiency and results. It has a special internal divider so you can roast a joint and cook a crumble at different temperatures simultaneously – with no transfer of flavours, which is a great time and energy-saving solution.

Use a fan oven

A fan oven is every cook’s best friend when it comes cooking a Sunday roast because the fan distributes heat evenly around the food and cooks it faster, saving both time and energy. Use a Beko fan oven and you’ll find your joints of meat and roast potatoes will be thoroughly and evenly cooked for meat that’s succulent and tasty with potatoes crisped to perfection.

Cook veg on an induction hob

The quickest way to cook your veg is on an induction hob because it uses electromagnetic waves that emit heat to the surface of the pan only, which means heat is directed exactly where it’s needed so it’s speedier and more energy efficient than gas or electric hobs. As only the pan is heated, other benefits are that the risk of accidents is reduced and spilt food doesn’t become burnt on – making the hob easier to clean

Use your induction hob for steam cooking – it’s one of the healthiest methods of preparing food because the vegetables retain most of their nutrients, plus they keep their shape, colour, taste and juice. An induction hob will also save time on prepping roasties. Just place unpeeled potatoes into a pan of cold water, bring it to the boil, remove the potatoes and plunge them into cold water. The skins should slide off easily.

Use a chopper where possible

Forget time-consuming chopping by hand and let a machine do the hard work. As well as the obvious time saved on manual chopping, cutting your food into smaller proportions will reduce cooking time. Alternatively, to save even more time, use frozen vegetables that have already been prepared.

Serve food straight from the oven

Save time decanting and washing up by choosing attractive and practical oven dishes that can be taken straight from the oven to the table – just don’t forget to use heat-resistant mats. Even better, invest in oven-safe serving dishes that can be put in the dishwasher, microwave and freezer, too.

Make the clean-up easy

Most of us love spending time cooking, but, once the meal has been devoured and the plates are piled high in the sink, the dreaded cleaning awaits you. If you’re still chained to the kitchen sink, invest in a dishwasher. It’s much more efficient than washing up by hand, and it will save you both time and money. Short of space? Opt for a slimline dishwasher.

And if you’re still slogging over an old-school oven, it’s time to upgrade. Beko’s self-cleaning oven is revolutionary — just press a button and grease, stains and spills will be burnt to dust. All you have to do is wipe the oven clean with a damp cloth. Now, if only there were self-mopping floors!

Check out these and more time-saving appliances at beko.co.uk.

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