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Old 10-07-2016, 04:10 PM
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So my 10 year old Frigidaire oven finally called it quits.

I have a budget of $750 for a new oven and have found covection are about $50 on average higher than conventional. Narrowed it down to a few choices but want to hear what the THT brethren have to say.

Yea or nay on convection and any models recommended.
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Some dishes call for a convection oven while others don't, if you've never used one before your apt to burn some food. Also some dishes you'll find you need to turn the dish half way through the cooking/baking process especially if the air doesn't circulate well in the oven itself. It can be more difficult with larger portions ie. using more then 1 rack to bake on.

(I Baked in a commercial kitchen for 4 years)
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Yes.
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I have a convection oven and convection microwave and never use that feature. Don't know why, just never think to set the convection when I use either one.
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Originally Posted by MakoMike236 View Post
So my 10 year old Frigidaire oven finally called it quits.

I have a budget of $750 for a new oven and have found covection are about $50 on average higher than conventional. Narrowed it down to a few choices but want to hear what the THT brethren have to say.

Yea or nay on convection and any models recommended.
Mako 236, isn't that the coolest of all boats?

anyway, I look at that convection feature as just another thing to break. Without some need, I would skip it.
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Convection. Never use Conventional anymore
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Old 10-07-2016, 06:32 PM
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Yes. Convection is definitely the way to go. Heats the food more uniformly - and quicker. We had them on our aircraft and would heat our meals up extremely quickly. We'd take frozen pot pies with us and they would cook them from frozen to ready-to-eat in about 20 minutes.

I've got one now and use it all the time.
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I discovered the convection feature of our microwave when I was cooking some chicken nuggets one day... I've never used it in the real oven, but it made a world of difference cooking the nuggets.

It took a little longer, but they came out much better.
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Convection in an oven!!!!
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I'll never own a "non-convection" oven ever again.

Even heat, multiple rack utilization to the full effect.

Makes not sense not to get one.
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Originally Posted by swat1 View Post
I have a convection oven and convection microwave and never use that feature. Don't know why, just never think to set the convection when I use either one.
Same here. I would use it but have no clue how much shorter I should cook
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We had a microwave/convection oven in our motorhome for about six years. It's a nice convenience if you use it, and know how to use it. When it died we replaced it with a microwave only, and frankly we have never missed it. We have discovered that you can do almost anything in the microwave that you could do in the convection oven if you simply know how. There's lots of info on the internet about cooking in a microwave. My wife bakes cakes in ours. So you really don't need a convection oven.
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