Question by  sodman (28)

What is the difference between a convection oven and a regular oven?


Answer by  Harry (27)

It's all about how the heat is distributed. With convection and conventional ovens, they are powered by gas or electricity. But the heat source in a conventional oven just stays still, usually coming from the bottom, while in a convection oven a fan circulates the hot air around.


Answer by  cutiebee15hotmailcom (129)

A convection oven has a fan that circulates the air within the oven that intensifies the heat and decreases the length of cook time. A regular oven is just a stove with no fan for circulation. They both are good for baking, roasting, heating, or drying foods.


Answer by  embockjr (709)

The regular oven just heats the environment in which the food is placed. A convection oven heats the air that is then blown over the item to be cooked. The cooking process is faster with the convection oven.


Answer by  Gfaaw (143)

A convection oven uses a fan to circulate heat evenly thoughout the oven, which in theory cooks more even and quicker than a regular oven. People I know that have one like it very much. I think the huge difference is the price, with a convection oven costing $600 to $1000 more than a regular oven.


Answer by  Cocoa (32)

A convection oven has a fan that circulates the heat throughout the oven. It is much better than a regular oven for melting cheeses in meals like lasagne. A convection oven also cooks faster than a regular oven.


Answer by  jackie (276)

Both rely on heating elements. A regular oven relies almost only on radiant heat; a convection oven blows air around to distribute the heat more evenly.

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