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Old 12-19-2010, 06:35 AM
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Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Good luck with that. When I had one, I never knew when anything was going to be done, so I didn't use it. If I were doing banana bread that takes an hour conventional, I'd check it after 45 mins. convection.
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Old 12-22-2010, 10:55 PM
 
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I agree, it is so hard to estimate the timing of the food in a convection oven. Mine says it reduces the temperature by 25 degrees but never says how much less time it will take to bake.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Emory, Texas
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I have a nuwave oven, i love it, still learning how to cook some things though, for you that have one, have you ever
tried to cook brown and serve rolls, in it, i can do cinammon rolls but that is not the same thing, have baked bread too, like pumpkin bread and such, for a small kitchen, even for a big kitchen, try it you will like it
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Old 12-21-2017, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Pure Michigan
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Default Convection Oven

I will be getting a convection oven tomorrow. I've never even used one. I purchased the GE oven. After dealing with Samsung appliances, never again. What are some things I need to be aware of when cooking and baking with convection?

Here is the oven. I'm excited.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/GE-5-3-c...SLSS/302557708
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Old 12-21-2017, 08:14 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I will be getting a convection oven tomorrow. I've never even used one. I purchased the GE oven. After dealing with Samsung appliances, never again. What are some things I need to be aware of when cooking and baking with convection?

Here is the oven. I'm excited.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/GE-5-3-c...SLSS/302557708
When you make cookies, you'll want to use a baking sheet with no edges, or the cookies won't bake right. Also, cake doesn't come out good with the convection setting, but it's nice for making golden brown rolls.
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Old 12-21-2017, 10:57 PM
 
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Thanks for the replies ladies (and guys!)...though your responses are disappointing.

I am moving in to a new apartment in September, and I went to the real estate agents yesterday. There was an oven in it when I toured it. However, yesterday they told me that the oven did not work and I was not allowed to turn it on! It's one of the rules of the city since there are so many units in that building, we can't have ovens!! I love to bake!

So, the landlord will pay $100 towards a convection oven. Are there any convection ovens that cook things well? Is there a such thing as a portable oven I can buy instead? Cooking time does not mean anything to me...I just want something that cooks yummy cookies and muffins and breads.

Any advice would be appreciated!
I think you are talking about a counter convection oven? I have had a Cusinart counter top convection oven for about 9 years. I use it quite a bit. It baked biscuits this morning. It makes toast. I would bake anything in it with confidence. It preheats quicker than a regular sized oven. You do have to use smaller pans, in some cases.

I have also had a regular sized convection oven in a former kitchen, and I loved how it browned a chicken. It had a great broil function that made delicious chops. I never had any problems with timing things. I started checking five minutes before the time given in a recipe. It was a great oven.
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:18 PM
 
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Default Beginner question about buying my first convection oven - what can they cook?

Hi,
I was thinking about buying my first convection oven (convection NOT conventional), however, I don't really know what you can cook with them besides the usual pizza, turkey, chicken, lasagna, ham, garlic bread and maybe a pot roast I always see them advertised with being cooked. Is that all they can cook? ...... is just these 7 items?
Thank you
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Old 01-13-2018, 10:46 AM
 
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You mean a countertop convection oven? Mine works like a regular conventional oven, but on a smaller scale. We reheat things in ours, especially leftover pizza. You can certainly cook a small pizza in one of these. Bake potatoes, bake a pie, bake anything you would bake in a larger oven, with less time to preheat.

You should also be able to broil.

I make toast almost every day in mine. I got rid of my crummy toaster when I bought my counter top convection oven. I can make up to 6 pieces of toast at one time.

If something needs to be reheated and you want to maintain crispness, one of these will preheat fast, and crisp and reheat very well.

If you are considering buying a regular convection oven, then please know that you can cook anything in them that you would cook in a regular oven. I had one for about a decade and I enjoyed using it. However people complain about having to set the temps back and other stuff. Find out how you would use it before you buy it. Full size ovens are expensive.
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Old Yesterday, 08:39 PM
 
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It really depends. When I was 23 I moved to Los Angeles from Washington DC. My first apartment was a efficiency apartment with no oven. I never been a fan of microwaves. So I brought a convection oven. My came with with 2 stove tops also. It worked the same as a oven and did the job. However I never cooked a actual meal in it. It was usually frozen food.
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Old Yesterday, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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We have a full-sized convection oven and it's quite handy.
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