Question by  shalini (79)

What is a convection oven?

I recently purchased a new home that has a convection oven.


Answer by  rubycantfail (74)

It's an oven that uses a fan to circulate heated air; this makes the food cook faster at a lower temperature, because the movement of the air strips away the cool, inert air that would normally surround cold food. You often find them used in restaurants. Starbucks, for example, uses a combination microwave and convection oven for its hot sandwiches.


Answer by  patti (29325)

Convection ovens use a fan to circulate the heat. Food cooks faster because the moving heated air moving air pushes away the thin layer of cooler air that surrounds food to insulate it. The effect is the opposite of wind child.


Answer by  monkeyz (3150)

A convection oven is an oven that uses fans to circulate hot air around the item you're cooking. This ensures even heating and cooks food faster and at lower temperatures.


Answer by  alanschech (256)

convection ovens carefully create an even temperature with internal fans that circulate hot air. this creates a better end result than a microwave but still cooks as fast


Answer by  dhuoda (1431)

A convection oven is usually electric and has an additional fan built in alongside the heating elements. The fan moves the warm air around the oven, increasing its heating ability and ensuring a faster and more even heat dispersal round the inside of the oven. It can save on power and time.


Answer by  esteban (1334)

A convection oven uses heat and air circulation to cook. Where traditional ovens just have a heating element in the bottom of the oven, a convection oven circulates the heat. This cuts down on baking time quite a bit. Convection ovens are often used in restaurants.

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