Do you have a convection setting on your oven? Are you not sure how to use it or when it should be used? This blog will go over everything you need to know to use your convection oven properly.
What is a convection oven?
A convection oven is an oven that has a special fan on the interior that blows hot air around. It also has a vent on the back of the appliance. You can’t tell the difference between a convection oven and a regular oven just by looking at them.
How does a convection oven work?
When using the convection setting in your oven, the inside fan turns on and circulates air around your food. This action keeps the temperature even throughout the oven and around your food, which results in more even cooking. This consistent temperature cooking can happen because the setting blows hot air towards the food you’re cooking and directs cold air away from it. For example, when cooking a 20-pound turkey, a convection oven allows you to cut an hour or so off the cooking time compared to a regular oven.
How do you properly use a convection oven?
Before using your convection oven, the most important thing to do is to read the manual for your specific oven. Most convection ovens require you to set it at a lower temperature than you would for a regular oven. So, if your recipe requires you to set your oven to 350, you may need to set your convection oven to 325 instead. However, the difference in temperatures could depend on what you’re cooking. Your convection oven manual should explain how you need to set the temperature for different dishes.
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