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Old 05-02-2012, 09:00 PM   #1
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Preheating a microwave convection oven?

Hello everybody!


Bear with me if I ask silly questions...I am new to the world of cooking as well as baking! :)


Anyway, here is my question:

My mum had this microwave convection for over 10 years I guess and used mainly to reheat food and to grill. I would love to know how to bake in it instead of going out and spending money on another oven.

Most of the dishes that I want to make asks for preheating the oven and I have absolutely no idea how to do it in the microwave.
Yes, I googled it a bit and found that microwaves do not need to be preheated but I guess they are referring to some old microwaves. I heard that the new microwave ovens start acting like conventional ovens when you choose a certain option.

In my microwave,there are 4 options to choose from:
1) Combination
2) Convection
3) Grill
4) Micro Power

In addition, it also give the option to choose the temperature, weight and time.

So I guess there is a way around and I would really appreciate it if someone could explain me.


Thanks for reading so far! :D


PS - Another little question I had was about substituting baking soda with baking powder. So my research tells me that for every teaspoon of baking soda, I should use 2-3 times more baking powder but what if my recipe calls for both baking soda and baking powder?

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Old 05-02-2012, 09:08 PM   #2
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No microwave of any kind or age needs to be pre-heated.

A convection oven is is a regular oven with a fan to distribute heat more evenly. A convection oven should be pre-heated. There is no need to turn on the microwave function of a combo oven while pre-heating the convection oven.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:35 PM   #3
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Look what I found!


You think this will work in my microwave oven?
Do you have a screen shot of the doc, so that those with no Google/google.doc account can see?

Without seeing the doc, I agree with Andy, 110%
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:38 PM   #4
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What brand is your oven?
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:59 PM   #5
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Do you have a screen shot of the doc, so that those with no Google/google.doc account can see?

Without seeing the doc, I agree with Andy, 110%
Does this link work better?

http://products.geappliances.com/Mar...e=49-40428.pdf
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Do you have a screen shot of the doc, so that those with no Google/google.doc account can see?

Without seeing the doc, I agree with Andy, 110%


Here you go!


PrincessFiona60, the brand name is Shivaki
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PrincessFiona60, the brand name is Shivaki
Thanks, though I am not sure that really helps solve anything, lol.

I am standing by Andy on this, as well as personal experience with having a combo micro/Convection "oven".
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Thanks, though I am not sure that really helps solve anything, lol.

I am standing by Andy on this, as well as personal experience with having a combo micro/Convection "oven".
I logged out of my gmail account and I can read the PDF in the link I provided.

It gives complete instructions. It does mention using the microwave and convection or microwave and grill at the same time. I have never seen any recipes that do that.
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Wow! I can understand your frustration. I have to give up searching, time for bed! Sorry, wish I could devote more time to this problem!
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:55 PM   #10
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Thank you guys!

Each one of you guys have been very helpful.


Tattrat, I guess I will give this one a shot today and post updates here!


Thanks again! :D
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