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    Terry Pulliam Burd Guest

    Default Anyone Have a Combo Microwave/Convection Oven?

    Well, color me stupid, but I didn't notice until today, when I went
    through the last inspection walk-through of the new house we're moving
    into, that the thing has a combination microwave/convection oven. I
    just assumed initially that it was a microwave, period. Are these
    things any good? Anyone have any experience with them?

    Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd

    --

    "If the soup had been as warm as the wine,
    if the wine had been as old as the turkey,
    and if the turkey had had a breast like the maid,
    it would have been a swell dinner." Duncan Hines

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    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default Re: Anyone Have a Combo Microwave/Convection Oven?

    Squeaks wrote:

    > Well, color me stupid, but I didn't notice until today, when I went
    > through the last inspection walk-through of the new house we're moving
    > into, that the thing has a combination microwave/convection oven. I
    > just assumed initially that it was a microwave, period. Are these
    > things any good? Anyone have any experience with them?


    I have one. I like it a lot. The "high roast" combination
    convection/microwave setting is especially good for chicken.

    Bob


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    sf Guest

    Default Re: Anyone Have a Combo Microwave/Convection Oven?

    On Thu, 11 Mar 2010 20:44:52 -0800, Terry Pulliam Burd
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Well, color me stupid, but I didn't notice until today, when I went
    > through the last inspection walk-through of the new house we're moving
    > into, that the thing has a combination microwave/convection oven. I
    > just assumed initially that it was a microwave, period. Are these
    > things any good? Anyone have any experience with them?


    I don't own one, but according to what I've read here a lot of people
    have them.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    projectile vomit chick Guest

    Default Re: Anyone Have a Combo Microwave/Convection Oven?

    On Mar 11, 10:44*pm, Terry Pulliam Burd <ntpull...@spambot.com> wrote:
    > Well, color me stupid, but I didn't notice until today, when I went
    > through the last inspection walk-through of the new house we're moving
    > into, that the thing has a combination microwave/convection oven. I
    > just assumed initially that it was a microwave, period. Are these
    > things any good? Anyone have any experience with them?


    Oh fer Chrissakes, what other *things* didn't you *notice* until your
    *last inspection*? Do the toilets have flush handles and not pull-
    chains? Is there a basement and not a root cellar? Are there
    ceilings? Is there a front door?

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    ChattyCathy Guest

    Default Re: Anyone Have a Combo Microwave/Convection Oven?

    Terry Pulliam Burd wrote:

    > Well, color me stupid, but I didn't notice until today, when I went
    > through the last inspection walk-through of the new house we're moving
    > into, that the thing has a combination microwave/convection oven. I
    > just assumed initially that it was a microwave, period. Are these
    > things any good? Anyone have any experience with them?
    >
    > Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd
    >

    I have one, and I agree with what Bob said about the chicken. IME, most
    things that you'd roast/bake in a conventional oven can be done on the
    convection setting (as long as it fits in the MW).

    I'd say you got lucky there.
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    Cheers
    Chatty Cathy

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    Ed Pawlowski Guest

    Default Re: Anyone Have a Combo Microwave/Convection Oven?



    "Terry Pulliam Burd" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Well, color me stupid, but I didn't notice until today, when I went
    > through the last inspection walk-through of the new house we're moving
    > into, that the thing has a combination microwave/convection oven. I
    > just assumed initially that it was a microwave, period. Are these
    > things any good? Anyone have any experience with them?
    >
    > Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd


    We rarely use the micro/convect combination cooking, but is sure is nice to
    have a second oven at times.


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    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Anyone Have a Combo Microwave/Convection Oven?

    Bob Terwilliger wrote:
    > Squeaks wrote:
    >
    >> Well, color me stupid, but I didn't notice until today, when I went
    >> through the last inspection walk-through of the new house we're
    >> moving into, that the thing has a combination microwave/convection
    >> oven. I just assumed initially that it was a microwave, period. Are
    >> these things any good? Anyone have any experience with them?

    >
    > I have one. I like it a lot. The "high roast" combination
    > convection/microwave setting is especially good for chicken.


    Could you just roast the chicken without the microwave option?
    If you can, I will be getting that combo when my microwave kicks
    the bucket.

    nancy

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    Ophelia Guest

    Default Re: Anyone Have a Combo Microwave/Convection Oven?



    "Nancy Young" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:eoqmn.322982$[email protected]..
    > Bob Terwilliger wrote:
    >> Squeaks wrote:
    >>
    >>> Well, color me stupid, but I didn't notice until today, when I went
    >>> through the last inspection walk-through of the new house we're
    >>> moving into, that the thing has a combination microwave/convection
    >>> oven. I just assumed initially that it was a microwave, period. Are
    >>> these things any good? Anyone have any experience with them?

    >>
    >> I have one. I like it a lot. The "high roast" combination
    >> convection/microwave setting is especially good for chicken.

    >
    > Could you just roast the chicken without the microwave option?
    > If you can, I will be getting that combo when my microwave kicks
    > the bucket.


    You can with mine. Just use the convection option. You get the same
    options as with a conventional electric oven. The only problem is size.
    Choose your chicken with that in mind.


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    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Anyone Have a Combo Microwave/Convection Oven?

    Ophelia wrote:
    > "Nancy Young" <[email protected]> wrote


    >> Could you just roast the chicken without the microwave option?
    >> If you can, I will be getting that combo when my microwave kicks
    >> the bucket.

    >
    > You can with mine. Just use the convection option. You get the same
    > options as with a conventional electric oven. The only problem is
    > size. Choose your chicken with that in mind.


    Cool! Thanks. That sounds like a really useful feature. Not that
    I'm planning for my over-the-range microwave to fail, but it is some
    18 years old.

    nancy

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    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default Re: Anyone Have a Combo Microwave/Convection Oven?

    Nancy wrote:

    > Could you just roast the chicken without the microwave option?
    > If you can, I will be getting that combo when my microwave kicks
    > the bucket.


    Yes, there's a convection-only mode available.

    Bob

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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Anyone Have a Combo Microwave/Convection Oven?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Ophelia" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Nancy Young" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:eoqmn.322982$[email protected]..
    > > Bob Terwilliger wrote:
    > >> Squeaks wrote:
    > >>
    > >>> Well, color me stupid, but I didn't notice until today, when I went
    > >>> through the last inspection walk-through of the new house we're
    > >>> moving into, that the thing has a combination microwave/convection
    > >>> oven. I just assumed initially that it was a microwave, period. Are
    > >>> these things any good? Anyone have any experience with them?
    > >>
    > >> I have one. I like it a lot. The "high roast" combination
    > >> convection/microwave setting is especially good for chicken.

    > >
    > > Could you just roast the chicken without the microwave option?
    > > If you can, I will be getting that combo when my microwave kicks
    > > the bucket.

    >
    > You can with mine. Just use the convection option. You get the same
    > options as with a conventional electric oven. The only problem is size.
    > Choose your chicken with that in mind.
    >
    >
    > --


    I just recently purchased that toaster/convection oven on clearance for
    $50.00. Have not experimented with it much yet tho'.
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    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Anyone Have a Combo Microwave/Convection Oven?

    Bob Terwilliger wrote:
    > Nancy wrote:
    >
    >> Could you just roast the chicken without the microwave option?
    >> If you can, I will be getting that combo when my microwave kicks
    >> the bucket.

    >
    > Yes, there's a convection-only mode available.


    I'm one of those people who only uses the microwave for reheating
    food, I don't really cook in it. It would be handy to have a more useful
    appliance there. Thanks.

    nancy

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    Zeppo Guest

    Default Re: Anyone Have a Combo Microwave/Convection Oven?



    "Ophelia" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >
    >
    > "Nancy Young" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:eoqmn.322982$[email protected]..
    >> Bob Terwilliger wrote:
    >>> Squeaks wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Well, color me stupid, but I didn't notice until today, when I went
    >>>> through the last inspection walk-through of the new house we're
    >>>> moving into, that the thing has a combination microwave/convection
    >>>> oven. I just assumed initially that it was a microwave, period. Are
    >>>> these things any good? Anyone have any experience with them?
    >>>
    >>> I have one. I like it a lot. The "high roast" combination
    >>> convection/microwave setting is especially good for chicken.

    >>
    >> Could you just roast the chicken without the microwave option?
    >> If you can, I will be getting that combo when my microwave kicks
    >> the bucket.

    >
    > You can with mine. Just use the convection option. You get the same
    > options as with a conventional electric oven. The only problem is size.
    > Choose your chicken with that in mind


    I've got one in the kitchen we did a couple of years ago. We somehow ended
    up with a combo convection microwave and a combo convection/oven. It took me
    over a year to explore the microwave convection, but I finally did.

    I've been using mine to roast smaller dishes, veggies, potatoes etc.
    Unfortunately, my DW just noticed the inside of the unit is covered in a
    fine glaze of baked on grease. I've been trying to find something that will
    remove it without harming the SS interior. I'd love to figure out a way to
    prevent it from happening.

    Other than that issue it works great. As others have mentioned the
    combination function really works for shortcutting the cooking time while
    still ending up with a nicely browned exterior.
    Jon


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    aem Guest

    Default Re: Anyone Have a Combo Microwave/Convection Oven?

    On Mar 12, 5:42 am, "Nancy Young" <rjynly...@comcast.net> wrote:
    >
    > I'm one of those people who only uses the microwave for reheating
    > food, I don't really cook in it. It would be handy to have a more useful
    > appliance there. Thanks.


    In addition to micro-convection combinations, there are toaster oven-
    convection combinations. I already have the non-convection version of
    each appliance and I think getting a convection toaster oven would be
    more useful for me than a micro-convection combo. This is because I
    use the micro often when I'm cooking other things on the stove.
    Little things, like softening butter or heating milk or melting
    something or other. If the appliance is tied up roasting a chicken
    then the micro is unavailable for these little time and effort
    savers. In contrast, if the toaster oven is tied up roasting a
    chicken, fine, I didn't have any other tasks for it anyway.

    Recent example: "oven-fried" chicken was in the oven, potatoes had
    been boiled and were waiting to be mashed, gravy was being made. I
    scraped a couple of carrots, diced them, and zapped them for one
    minute. Set them aside while I zapped some butter and milk for the
    potatoes. While I was beating the hot milk and butter into the
    potatoes, the carrots were back in the micro with some frozen peas.
    -aem

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    Steve Pope Guest

    Default Re: Anyone Have a Combo Microwave/Convection Oven?

    projectile vomit chick <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Mar 11, 10:44*pm, Terry Pulliam Burd <ntpull...@spambot.com> wrote:


    >> Well, color me stupid, but I didn't notice until today, when I went
    >> through the last inspection walk-through of the new house we're moving
    >> into, that the thing has a combination microwave/convection oven. I
    >> just assumed initially that it was a microwave, period. Are these
    >> things any good? Anyone have any experience with them?


    >Oh fer Chrissakes, what other *things* didn't you *notice* until your
    >*last inspection*? Do the toilets have flush handles and not pull-
    >chains? Is there a basement and not a root cellar? Are there
    >ceilings? Is there a front door?


    I made an offer on a house once even though I had no memory
    of what the bathroom looked like. ("I didn't notice the bathroom,
    did you? "Well it is realllly small").

    Steve

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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Anyone Have a Combo Microwave/Convection Oven?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Zeppo" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I've been using mine to roast smaller dishes, veggies, potatoes etc.
    > Unfortunately, my DW just noticed the inside of the unit is covered in a
    > fine glaze of baked on grease. I've been trying to find something that will
    > remove it without harming the SS interior. I'd love to figure out a way to
    > prevent it from happening.


    Have you tried oven cleaner? Or would that hurt stainless steel?
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    --Steve Rothstein

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    Damaeus Guest

    Default Re: Anyone Have a Combo Microwave/Convection Oven?

    Reading from news:rec.food.cooking,
    "Zeppo" <[email protected]> posted:

    > I've got one in the kitchen we did a couple of years ago. We somehow ended
    > up with a combo convection microwave and a combo convection/oven. It took me
    > over a year to explore the microwave convection, but I finally did.


    We've got a very old microwave/convection combo oven -- so old that it
    only has two twist knobs and two settings sliders for the heat. You get
    one "ding" when the timer is up. I think the microwave is only 650 or
    maybe even 600 watts. With two conventional ovens, I've simply never had
    a reason to use the convection oven. What's it good for as opposed to a
    conventional oven? Maybe I can find a reason to use ours.

    > I've been using mine to roast smaller dishes, veggies, potatoes etc.
    > Unfortunately, my DW just noticed the inside of the unit is covered in a
    > fine glaze of baked on grease. I've been trying to find something that will
    > remove it without harming the SS interior. I'd love to figure out a way to
    > prevent it from happening.


    I've always wondered how you can get away with having a stainless steel
    interior for a microwave/convection oven, yet you're not supposed to put
    stainless steel cutlery, bowls, foil, or other metal objects inside it
    when microwaving.

    > Other than that issue it works great. As others have mentioned the
    > combination function really works for shortcutting the cooking time while
    > still ending up with a nicely browned exterior.


    The only time I use the microwave for a shortcut is if I want to melt or
    soften butter, boil water, or thaw something frozen just enough to allow
    me to cut it up.

    Damaeus

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    Dan Abel Guest

    Default Re: Anyone Have a Combo Microwave/Convection Oven?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Damaeus <[email protected]> wrote:


    > I've always wondered how you can get away with having a stainless steel
    > interior for a microwave/convection oven, yet you're not supposed to put
    > stainless steel cutlery, bowls, foil, or other metal objects inside it
    > when microwaving.


    You can put some metal objects in a MW as long as you know what you're
    doing. I don't know, so I don't. The walls of a microwave are always
    metal. That's what keeps the energy in, so you don't get microwaved
    yourself. The waves just keep bouncing around inside until they get
    absorbed by the food.

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Anyone Have a Combo Microwave/Convection Oven?

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    Dan Abel <[email protected]> wrote:

    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > Damaeus <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    > > I've always wondered how you can get away with having a stainless steel
    > > interior for a microwave/convection oven, yet you're not supposed to put
    > > stainless steel cutlery, bowls, foil, or other metal objects inside it
    > > when microwaving.

    >
    > You can put some metal objects in a MW as long as you know what you're
    > doing. I don't know, so I don't. The walls of a microwave are always
    > metal. That's what keeps the energy in, so you don't get microwaved
    > yourself. The waves just keep bouncing around inside until they get
    > absorbed by the food.


    My favorite new microwave egg cooker is plastic, but has an aluminum
    lined inner chamber to hold the eggs. The cooking is done partially that
    way, and partially with steam from the water chamber under the eggs.
    It's Nordic brand and totally awesome imho!
    --
    Peace! Om

    "Human nature seems to be to control other people until they put their foot down."
    --Steve Rothstein

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    Larry Guest

    Default Re: Anyone Have a Combo Microwave/Convection Oven?

    Terry Pulliam Burd wrote:
    > Well, color me stupid, but I didn't notice until today, when I went
    > through the last inspection walk-through of the new house we're moving
    > into, that the thing has a combination microwave/convection oven. I
    > just assumed initially that it was a microwave, period. Are these
    > things any good? Anyone have any experience with them?
    >
    > Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd
    >
    >

    It's the best - as only you would have!

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