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  1. #1
    Syke Guest

    Default Combination microwave question

    I have a combination microwave oven (Sharp 959, UK) My question is, if
    I am using a recipe or preparing a ready-meal, do I use the
    temperature for conventional oven or fan oven, bearing in mind that the
    Sharp does have a fan. The manufacturer's helpline wasn't very
    convincing, saying, "Oh, it's got a fan so it'll be the fan
    temperature". Any advice on this?

    Regards and thanks in advance

    Syke

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    JeanineAlyse Guest

    Default Re: Combination microwave question

    On Jul 6, 2:15*pm, Syke <h.macgu...@CRUIVEvirgin.net> wrote:
    > I have a combination microwave oven (Sharp 959, UK) *My question is, if
    > I am using a recipe or preparing a ready-meal, * do I use the
    > temperature for conventional oven or fan oven, bearing in mind that the
    > Sharp does have a fan. *The manufacturer's helpline wasn't very
    > convincing, saying, "Oh, it's got a fan so it'll be the fan
    > temperature". *Any advice on this?
    >
    > Regards and thanks in advance
    >
    > Syke


    I very likely have the same Convection Micro you have. It is a
    Convection Oven, you will use the temp/time for "fan oven." The
    convection (fan) feature merely blows the oven heat around, which
    speeds cooking a bit but also may be quicker to dry things out.
    ....Picky

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    James Post Guest

    Default Re: Combination microwave question

    On Wed, 6 Jul 2011 15:36:47 -0700 (PDT), JeanineAlyse
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Jul 6, 2:15*pm, Syke <h.macgu...@CRUIVEvirgin.net> wrote:
    >> I have a combination microwave oven (Sharp 959, UK) *My question is, if
    >> I am using a recipe or preparing a ready-meal, * do I use the
    >> temperature for conventional oven or fan oven, bearing in mind that the
    >> Sharp does have a fan. *The manufacturer's helpline wasn't very
    >> convincing, saying, "Oh, it's got a fan so it'll be the fan
    >> temperature". *Any advice on this?
    >>
    >> Regards and thanks in advance
    >>
    >> Syke

    >
    >I very likely have the same Convection Micro you have. It is a
    >Convection Oven, you will use the temp/time for "fan oven." The
    >convection (fan) feature merely blows the oven heat around, which
    >speeds cooking a bit but also may be quicker to dry things out.
    >...Picky


    I have to get out more often. I didn't even know that there were ovens
    that were both convection and microwave. I thought it was one or the
    other. The turntable in mine has quit working, so I might get one of
    those as a replacement. I'll have to do more checking on them first.
    How do you like yours? How well does the convection type of cooking
    work in it?

  4. #4
    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: Combination microwave question

    On 7/6/2011 4:15 PM, Syke wrote:
    > I have a combination microwave oven (Sharp 959, UK) My question is, if I
    > am using a recipe or preparing a ready-meal, do I use the temperature
    > for conventional oven or fan oven, bearing in mind that the Sharp does
    > have a fan. The manufacturer's helpline wasn't very convincing, saying,
    > "Oh, it's got a fan so it'll be the fan temperature". Any advice on this?
    >
    > Regards and thanks in advance
    >
    > Syke

    My Sharp microwave/convection is not the exact same number as yours but
    close. I use the temperatures for regular conventional ovens. The fan in
    the combination unit is to ensure circulation of the heated air. I have
    a cookbook that came with mine that tells you temps and times for
    various foods. You might look for one online and then download it.

    George

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    JeanineAlyse Guest

    Default Re: Combination microwave question

    On Jul 6, 4:15*pm, James Post <JamesP...@Mars.org> wrote:
    > I have to get out more often. I didn't even know that there were ovens
    > that were both convection and microwave. I thought it was one or the
    > other. The turntable in mine has quit working, so I might get one of
    > those as a replacement. I'll have to do more checking on them first.
    > How do you like yours? How well does the convection type of cooking
    > work in it?- Hide quoted text -

    The price for one is higher than a Micorwave of the same size, but
    comparible to a Convection-only oven. I was advised to buy mine, and
    have never been sorry to have done so. It does everything a Micro can
    do, and all that a Convection oven can. The best and worst parts?
    I live in the desert and Convection "oven-ing" anything is faster and
    produces far less room heat than does my non-convection gas oven. But
    it's too small for some things I'd like to use it for, and it takes up
    more counter space than I'd like in my one butt kitchen where space is
    premium. The Microwave is at least as good or better than a micro
    only unit can be.
    As to size being a small problem, it cannot accomodate the common
    cookie sheet, nor can a 9x13" pan/dish fit into it and turn. When
    microwaving, non-metal dishes have to be used, but metal is fine
    otherwise. I have had mine for over 15 years and only once has it
    needed repair when the turntable motor [or whatever] had to be
    replaced after ten years of use. Do look into getting one, and any
    appliance repair people I've talked to about the Sharp models highly
    recommend them over any other.
    ....Picky

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    Stu Guest

    Default Re: Combination microwave question

    On Wed, 6 Jul 2011 20:09:52 -0700 (PDT), JeanineAlyse <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Jul 6, 4:15*pm, James Post <JamesP...@Mars.org> wrote:
    >> I have to get out more often. I didn't even know that there were ovens
    >> that were both convection and microwave. I thought it was one or the
    >> other. The turntable in mine has quit working, so I might get one of
    >> those as a replacement. I'll have to do more checking on them first.
    >> How do you like yours? How well does the convection type of cooking
    >> work in it?- Hide quoted text -

    >The price for one is higher than a Micorwave of the same size, but
    >comparible to a Convection-only oven. I was advised to buy mine, and
    >have never been sorry to have done so. It does everything a Micro can
    >do, and all that a Convection oven can. The best and worst parts?
    >I live in the desert and Convection "oven-ing" anything is faster and
    >produces far less room heat than does my non-convection gas oven. But
    >it's too small for some things I'd like to use it for, and it takes up
    >more counter space than I'd like in my one butt kitchen where space is
    >premium. The Microwave is at least as good or better than a micro
    >only unit can be.
    >As to size being a small problem, it cannot accomodate the common
    >cookie sheet, nor can a 9x13" pan/dish fit into it and turn. When
    >microwaving, non-metal dishes have to be used, but metal is fine
    >otherwise. I have had mine for over 15 years and only once has it
    >needed repair when the turntable motor [or whatever] had to be
    >replaced after ten years of use. Do look into getting one, and any
    >appliance repair people I've talked to about the Sharp models highly
    >recommend them over any other.
    >...Picky



    We have both a convection/microwave and a convection/toaster oven, both are
    used daily. I'm not sure what we did before we bought both, because it cuts our
    cooking time in half.


    -----

    Stu

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    Ophelia Guest

    Default Re: Combination microwave question



    "George Shirley" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:4e14f8f3$0$32459$[email protected] .com...
    > On 7/6/2011 4:15 PM, Syke wrote:
    >> I have a combination microwave oven (Sharp 959, UK) My question is, if I
    >> am using a recipe or preparing a ready-meal, do I use the temperature
    >> for conventional oven or fan oven, bearing in mind that the Sharp does
    >> have a fan. The manufacturer's helpline wasn't very convincing, saying,
    >> "Oh, it's got a fan so it'll be the fan temperature". Any advice on this?
    >>
    >> Regards and thanks in advance
    >>
    >> Syke

    > My Sharp microwave/convection is not the exact same number as yours but
    > close. I use the temperatures for regular conventional ovens. The fan in
    > the combination unit is to ensure circulation of the heated air. I have a
    > cookbook that came with mine that tells you temps and times for various
    > foods. You might look for one online and then download it.


    Mine is a Panasonic and excellent too. I use the same convection temps I
    use on my big ovens.


  8. #8
    James Post Guest

    Default Re: Combination microwave question

    On Wed, 6 Jul 2011 20:09:52 -0700 (PDT), JeanineAlyse
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Jul 6, 4:15*pm, James Post <JamesP...@Mars.org> wrote:
    >> I have to get out more often. I didn't even know that there were ovens
    >> that were both convection and microwave. I thought it was one or the
    >> other. The turntable in mine has quit working, so I might get one of
    >> those as a replacement. I'll have to do more checking on them first.
    >> How do you like yours? How well does the convection type of cooking
    >> work in it?- Hide quoted text -

    >The price for one is higher than a Micorwave of the same size, but
    >comparible to a Convection-only oven. I was advised to buy mine, and
    >have never been sorry to have done so. It does everything a Micro can
    >do, and all that a Convection oven can. The best and worst parts?
    >I live in the desert and Convection "oven-ing" anything is faster and
    >produces far less room heat than does my non-convection gas oven. But
    >it's too small for some things I'd like to use it for, and it takes up
    >more counter space than I'd like in my one butt kitchen where space is
    >premium. The Microwave is at least as good or better than a micro
    >only unit can be.
    >As to size being a small problem, it cannot accomodate the common
    >cookie sheet, nor can a 9x13" pan/dish fit into it and turn. When
    >microwaving, non-metal dishes have to be used, but metal is fine
    >otherwise. I have had mine for over 15 years and only once has it
    >needed repair when the turntable motor [or whatever] had to be
    >replaced after ten years of use. Do look into getting one, and any
    >appliance repair people I've talked to about the Sharp models highly
    >recommend them over any other.
    >...Picky


    Thank you for all that information.

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    sf Guest

    Default Re: Combination microwave question

    On Thu, 07 Jul 2011 11:40:42 -0400, James Post <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > Do look into getting one, and any
    > >appliance repair people I've talked to about the Sharp models highly
    > >recommend them over any other.
    > >...Picky

    >
    > Thank you for all that information.


    I've had a Sharp Half Pint microwave now for years and never had
    trouble with it.

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    Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.

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