How to Use a Morphy Richards Oven Toaster Grill

What is offered by the Morphy Richards OTG? Oven baking, crisp toast, and a tiny (yet fully functioning) grill! This oven was created to fit as many niches as possible in a home kitchen, using the least amount of counter space possible.

However, with many possible functions and modes of operations, comes complex controls. It may be very easy to look at the knobs included in your new oven toaster, and feel immediately confused by the symbols, bells and whistles.

So how to use a Morphy Richards Oven Toaster Grill? The answer is much simpler than you imagine.

How to Use a Morphy Richards Oven Toaster Grill

Follow this guide carefully in order to learn how to reap the full benefits offered by this appliance!

Understand what your new OTG does

At first glance, the oven toaster grill looks like any regular mini-oven. Next to its big glass door, it has three knobs that allow you to twist its operation settings.

The knob on the top is the temperature control. It ranges from 10°C (50°F) to 230 (446° F).

The second knob is the function control. It offers 6 different options. However, instead of words, it uses small icons to represent each mode. Here’s the full list, moving clockwise;

  • Defrost mode: This uses slight, steady heat to defrost meats
  • Broil / Rotisserie / Convection: This mode offers a strong heat source from the top coil only. It also activates an internal fan that helps the hot air move around the food. Finally, it allows you to use the rotating motorized rotisserie rod.
  • Toast/convection: This is the standard toaster grilling function. It also used mild heat (just slightly stronger than the defrost mode). In this mode, you can also activate the convection fan to better distribute the heat.
  • Toast / Convection / Rotisserie: This mode uses higher heat than the first toast option. It also uses both heating coils (at the top and bottom of the oven) in order to cook food from both sides. This mode also allows you to start rotating the rotisserie rod and the convection fan.
  • Bake / Convection: This mode uses a very strong source of heat, using both heating coils. It also allows you to activate the convection fan.
  • Bake: Finally, this option uses the full range of temperature controls offered by your Morphy Richards oven. However, it does not activate the rotisserie rod or the convection fan.

Finally, the bottom knob is the timer. The scale is in minutes.

This toaster oven also includes a full set of accessories, which will make cooking more comfortable and easy to control. In addition to the standard baking tray and crumb tray, it also includes a wire rack, a rotisserie set (which combines both a rotating rod and a set of tongs meant to hold a whole chicken, and a kebab rod set that can fit up to 6 kebab sticks.

Install your new oven

Before you start cooking with your Morphy Richards oven toaster grill, you will need to set it up. In order to do this:

  • Choose the right location for it. You want a flat table or countertop that won’t allow the oven to wiggle. It should have enough space to ensure the back of the oven is not touching another appliance or a wall
  • Remove all the packaging and protective film. Make sure you spot the one on top of the glass and to the sides of the oven!
  • Wash the trays and accessories in warm, soapy water.

Don’t leave these tasks to the last minute – you only need to do them once.

Preheat your oven

Before you cook anything with your oven (but not for toasting or defrosting), you will need to preheat the oven. In order to do this, twist the function knob to the “toast/convection mode” position and twist the temperature knob to the one required by the recipe.

Then, set the timer to 10 minutes and wait for the bell to ring!

Take care of the food

Cooking pizza

The next step will depend on what you are trying to accomplish. All function modes follow the same pattern, but you will need to be mindful of the details.

To defrost food:

  • Set the function knob to the “defrost” position
  • Leave the temperature knob alone
  • Place the food on the baking tray
  • Place the baking tray on the middle rack
  • Set the timer to the desired defrosting time. For meats, this will be at least 5 minutes per pound. For fish, it will be around 2 minutes
  • Wait for the bell to ring!

To broil food

  • Set the function knob to the “Broil / Rotisserie / Convection” position
  • Set the temperature knob to the desired temperature
  • Insert the wire rack on the top rack of the oven
  • Place the food you want to broil immediately below the wire rack (in the middle position)
  • Set the timer for the desired cooking time. Follow your recipe for it.
  • Wait for the bell to ring!

To make toast

  • Set the function knob to the “toast/convection” position
  • Leave the temperature knob alone
  • Place the crumb tray on the bottom rack
  • Place your bread on top of the baking tray
  • Set the timer depending on how dark you want the toast: 2 minutes for light, 4 minutes for medium, 5 for dark toast
  • Wait for the bell to ring

To bake

Check your recipe to see if it requires convection heat or very high temperatures

  • If it does, Set the function knob to the “Bake / Convection” position
  • If it doesn’t, set the function knob to the “bake” position
  • Set the temperature using the top knob, according to the recipe’s instructions
  • Place the food you want to bake on the baking tray included
  • For pastries, cakes or cupcakes, you can replace this with a non-stick baking tray of the right shape.
  • Set the timer to the right temperature, according to the recipe
  • Wait for the bell to ring

To make rotisserie chicken

  • Set the function knob to either “Broil / Rotisserie / Convection” or “ Toast / Convection / Rotisserie” positions
  • Adjust the temperature using the top know
  • Place the crumb tray as a dripping tray on the bottom rack
  • Insert the rotisserie rod through the chicken
  • Pinch each end of the chicken using the rotisserie tongs
  • Insert the entire chicken inside the oven and into the rotating rotisserie holder.
  • Start from the left side, and attach the tongs to the support screw on that slide.
  • Then, slide the right side and let the end of the rotisserie rod rest on top of the socket. You will hear a click when it’s on the right position.
  • Close back the oven
  • Set the timer to the desired cooking time
  • Wait for the bell to ring!
  • To remove the chicken, hold it it by the tongs (wear oven mittens) and lift them from the right side first to remove the rod from the socket
  • Then, push the chicken towards the left, and lift the tongs from the left side

Final Thoughts

The Morphy Richards OTG goes above and beyond what oven toasters usually offer. It is meant to bring the magic of an outdoor barbecue straight to your kitchen counter.

Keep this instruction at hand, and start collecting recipes!

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