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Old 10-14-2011, 04:29 PM   #1
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Anybody use a convection oven?

I moved into my house ten years ago and it came with a built-in microwave/convection oven. I have never once used the convection setting. What do you use it for. What does it do best?

I saw someone post about dehydrating in one in the dehydrator thread.
What temp and time would you use for a couple trays of jerky?

Mine has a probe and an auto setting too. I assume for meats mainly.
Is a conventional oven roast better? I always assumed so.

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Old 10-14-2011, 04:34 PM   #2
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From what I've read, a convection function in a regular oven has the most positive effect when used for baking. That's not to say there is no benefit for roasting, just that it's a less significant.
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Old 10-14-2011, 04:52 PM   #3
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I have one and I love it......it cuts the time or temp. Either reduce the time by a third or the temperature by a third. It has a fan and keeps the temp consistent.
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Old 10-14-2011, 04:57 PM   #4
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I have one and I love it......it cuts the time or temp. Either reduce the time by a third or the temperature by a third. It has a fan and keeps the temp consistent.

What are you making in yours?
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Old 10-14-2011, 07:48 PM   #5
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My range is a convection model and it is fantastic for baking.

It has a "convect roast" feature that uses the fans and and cycles the broiler elements on and off. It roasts chicken with a really crisp and brown skin, and it is wonderful for roasting vegetables.
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:00 PM   #6
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I've been wanting to post this same question for many months. Been too embarrassed, like admitting that I'm still dialing into a 56K copper wire for the internet, or that my phone doesn't have a built-in camera. I've never used the convection setting on my Jenn-Air oven... have no idea what it's for...
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Remember to adjust the temperature accordingly, if your typical recipe calls for 350degrees, your convection should be set to 300. . .there is normally a 50degree off set, IIRC. You can count on things cooking 25/30% quicker.
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My range sets to 25 degrees lower than you originally set it at, you can override this if you want to though
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