5 Tips for Baking with the Convection Setting
- Lower the temperature by 25°F.
- Check food frequently toward the end of cooking.
- Don’t crowd the oven.
- Use low-sided baking sheets and roasting pans.
- Don’t use convection for cooking cakes, quick breads, custards, or soufflés.
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What are the pros and cons of a convection oven?
- The Pros and Cons of an Oven with a Convection Setting Pro: They cook faster, and more evenly. Pro: You don’t have to worry about rotating pans. Pro: Food crisps up better. Pro: It’s more energy efficient. Con: You’ll have to adjust recipes when cooking on the convection setting. Con: You may be so confused, you never even use the setting.
What foods are best cooked in a convection oven?
These are the types of dishes that will have best results in a convection oven
- Roasted meat.
- Roasted vegetables (including potatoes!)
- Sheet-pan dinners (try this chicken dinner)
- Multiple trays of cookies (no more rotating mid-way through the baking cycle)
- Granola and toasted nuts.
When should you use a convection oven?
When to Use the Convection Setting
Any time you’re roasting: Foods that are roasted, like meats and vegetables, really benefit from convection cooking. They cook faster, more evenly, and the drier environment yields crispy skin and caramelizes exteriors much better.
Can you use aluminum foil in a convection oven?
Answer: The oven trays supplied with the Convection Steam Oven can be covered in aluminum foil. Aluminum foil pans can be placed on the oven trays supplied, provided they do not touch the back wall of the oven. Cooking with aluminum foil is safe as long as contact with the oven cavity is avoided.
Do you cover food in a convection oven?
Most convection ovens will have the fan mounted at the back, so the air blows forward. But in practice, the air just swirls around and around in all directions. Use pans with low sides to maximize the effect, and avoid covering your food (depending on the recipe, of course).