I have a question about the oven racks for Vougeot. Perhaps the AC staff or other Lacanche owners can enlighten me on the proper installation and use of those supplied with the range.
For the large gas oven we have one rack that is flat in front and back, measures about 3/4 the depth of the oven and slides into the side grooves via bent side ledges.
We also have two other racks that have one side flat and the other side has a raised edge and metal stops on the lower sides, as well as small jut-downs about 1/2 inch from the back. These racks are about 2 inches shy of full oven depth.
Intuition and past oven experience would tell me that the raised edge belongs in the back of the oven, but the jut-downs and stops belong in the front. Perhaps this is just a unique european configuration? We can't seem to install the racks with the raised edge in back, they do slide in with raised edge front but this causes a couple of problems for us.
First, the raised edge in front makes it difficult to place and lift a sheet pan in the oven without getting burned or tilting the pan excessively.
Second, the gap in the back seems to provide less support than might be necessary for a full tray or roaster and allows for losing cooked food as it slides off the sheet pan- example our olive sourdough breadsticks from a tray that had to be tilted to remove.
So the question is have we done something wrong with the oven rack installation or is this the standard setup? If standard, how are other owners getting around the awkwardness of sheet pan baking and the rack gap? If I recall, the supplied pastry sheets don't fit well on the 3/4 depth flat rack.