Convection Ovens?

posted 3 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
975 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

They are great!  I don’t have any recipes for you, I haven’t used one in years.  But I lived off one for several years when I was young.

I babysat for a woman when I was 13-15 in the summers.  She would have a recipe and the ingredients ready every day for me to make her kids at lunch time.  It was those that I lived off of.  Stuff like bagel pizzas.  I don’t remember the recipes (I haven’t had a convection oven in a decade), but I know when I first moved out I lived off the stuff I learned from her.  Easy to make, fairly cheap, and fairly heathly.  She wasn’t a vegetarian so some stuff had pre-cooked meat (mostly chicken, I think she made it the night before), never raw… looking back she was pretty darn smart.  All I had to do was follow the directions, turn the thing on and off at the correct times.  Everything was pre-cut and measured. 🙂

I’m sure with some internet searching you could find a bunch of good recipes (most people didn’t have internet back then… she was a genius in the kitchen).

At my last job we had one, but it was only used to toast bread and then there was one lady who would make 8-10 cookies in it at a time.  It would usually make our day.  It’s really like an oven just smaller (usually).

Post # 4
3570 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would say anything you cook in your regular oven, you could cook in this.

Post # 5
347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I believe the only difference between a normal oven and a convection oven is that the convection oven has a fan at the back to circulate the warm air more efficiently. That way, your food cooks quicker, because there aren’t any ‘cold spots’ in your oven.

… at least, I think that’s what they are?

Anyway, I’m also pretty sure that most convection ovens let you use the oven like a ‘normal’ one too.

Post # 6
8387 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@UsagiTsukino:  Convection ovens work just like regular ovens, the difference being they circulate the air for more even cooking.

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