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  1. #1
    Cheryl Guest

    Default What does a convection oven do?

    I bought a toaster oven with a gift card I got for Christmas and it's
    also a convection oven. What can you do with this other than
    toasting things?

  2. #2
    phaeton Guest

    Default Re: What does a convection oven do?

    On Jan 9, 10:58*pm, Cheryl <jlhsha...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > I bought a toaster oven with a gift card I got for Christmas and it's
    > also a convection oven. *What can you do with this other than
    > toasting things?


    Convecting things also.

  3. #3
    Cheryl Guest

    Default Re: What does a convection oven do?

    On Sun 10 Jan 2010 12:20:44a, phaeton wrote in rec.food.cooking
    <news:[email protected]
    ..com>:

    > On Jan 9, 10:58*pm, Cheryl <jlhsha...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >> I bought a toaster oven with a gift card I got for Christmas
    >> and it's also a convection oven. *What can you do with this
    >> other than toasting things?

    >
    > Convecting things also.
    >


    LOL! I guess I don't know what that means. )

  4. #4
    Stu Guest

    Default Re: What does a convection oven do?

    On Sun, 10 Jan 2010 04:58:02 GMT, Cheryl <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I bought a toaster oven with a gift card I got for Christmas and it's
    >also a convection oven. What can you do with this other than
    >toasting things?


    An Oster?

  5. #5
    Cheryl Guest

    Default Re: What does a convection oven do?

    On Sun 10 Jan 2010 12:29:26a, Stu wrote in rec.food.cooking
    <news:[email protected] >:

    > On Sun, 10 Jan 2010 04:58:02 GMT, Cheryl <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>I bought a toaster oven with a gift card I got for Christmas and
    >>it's also a convection oven. What can you do with this other
    >>than toasting things?

    >
    > An Oster?
    >


    Cook's Essentials.
    <http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp.aspx/v...params.CM_SCID.
    coll.item.K25067.desc.Cooks-Essentials-6Slice-Stainless-Steel-
    Convection-Oven>

  6. #6
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: What does a convection oven do?

    On Sat 09 Jan 2010 09:58:02p, Cheryl told us...

    > I bought a toaster oven with a gift card I got for Christmas and it's
    > also a convection oven. What can you do with this other than
    > toasting things?


    You didn't give us many details, Cheryl. Mine is large enough to bake a pie
    in a 9" pan. I bake potatoes, grill chicken, chops, hot dogs, sausages, etc.
    Recently I bake a 9x9 pan of gingerbread.

    BTW, I *never* use it to make toast.

    --

    ~~ If there's a nit to pick, some nitwit will pick it. ~~

    ~~ A mind is a terrible thing to lose. ~~

    ************************************************** ********

    Wayne Boatwright


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    Stu Guest

    Default Re: What does a convection oven do?

    On Sun, 10 Jan 2010 05:29:15 GMT, Cheryl <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Sun 10 Jan 2010 12:20:44a, phaeton wrote in rec.food.cooking
    ><news:[email protected]
    >.com>:
    >
    >> On Jan 9, 10:58*pm, Cheryl <jlhsha...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >>> I bought a toaster oven with a gift card I got for Christmas
    >>> and it's also a convection oven. *What can you do with this
    >>> other than toasting things?

    >>
    >> Convecting things also.
    >>

    >
    >LOL! I guess I don't know what that means. )


    Convection ovens all have a fan built inside the oven cavity, which circulates
    the heated air throughout the oven and around all of the food.

    This does the following:
    1. Heats the inside evenly throughout, from level to level and back to front.
    2.Speeds up the cooking process by forcing the heat around the food constantly.
    3.Creates a surface "skin" of heat around the food, which prevents flavor
    transfer.

  8. #8
    ChattyCathy Guest

    Default Re: What does a convection oven do?

    Cheryl wrote:

    > On Sun 10 Jan 2010 12:29:26a, Stu wrote in rec.food.cooking
    > <news:[email protected] >:
    >
    >> On Sun, 10 Jan 2010 04:58:02 GMT, Cheryl <[email protected]>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>>I bought a toaster oven with a gift card I got for Christmas and
    >>>it's also a convection oven. What can you do with this other
    >>>than toasting things?

    >>
    >> An Oster?
    >>

    >
    > Cook's Essentials.
    > <http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp.aspx/v...params.CM_SCID.
    > coll.item.K25067.desc.Cooks-Essentials-6Slice-Stainless-Steel-
    > Convection-Oven>


    IME, a lot of things you can bake in a "normal" oven can be baked
    or "roasted" in a convection oven with equally good results. (If you
    can fit them in there <grin>).

    But judging by the dimensions/specs of your oven listed on that site, I
    reckon you might be able to "roast" a small chicken in there (2-3lbs) -
    or some chicken pieces if you can't get such a small chicken - or a
    even a small chunk of beef using the convection setting. I often bake
    spuds in my convection ovens. (My MW has a convection setting and I
    also have one of those 'flavorwave-type' ovens). Butternut is good
    cooked that way too. Lasagna, cakes, muffins etc. are also a few other
    options. Dunno if yours would get hot enough for pizza - but some of
    the reviews reckon it can be done...

    Didn't it come with some sort of User Guide and/or a few recipes to give
    you some ideas?
    --
    Cheers
    Chatty Cathy

  9. #9
    dsi1 Guest

    Default Re: What does a convection oven do?

    On 1/9/2010 6:58 PM, Cheryl wrote:
    > I bought a toaster oven with a gift card I got for Christmas and it's
    > also a convection oven. What can you do with this other than
    > toasting things?


    A convection oven makes it possible to have a relatively small,
    lightweight, standalone appliance that's able to roast and bake instead
    of just warming and toasting. I think that one of these could make a lot
    of sense if you want to do some light, small-batch baking or don't have
    or want a regular range. I used one for a few months when my oven broke
    down. A good-sized convection oven that's capable of cooking a large
    chicken can be pretty handy.

    This is referring to the sheet metal ovens built like a large toaster
    oven, not one of those plastic dome thingies with a blow drier as a heat
    source. I've never used one of those noisy contraptions.

  10. #10
    ChattyCathy Guest

    Default Re: What does a convection oven do?

    dsi1 wrote:

    > This is referring to the sheet metal ovens built like a large toaster
    > oven, not one of those plastic dome thingies with a blow drier as a
    > heat source. I've never used one of those noisy contraptions.


    Heh. I have one of those "noisy contraptions". Sat in a cupboard for
    years until somebody mentioned them here, so I dug it out and tried it.
    Turns out it works just as well as the convection setting on my MW; of
    course it's considerably smaller than my MW so I am a bit more
    restricted as to what I can cook in it.
    --
    Cheers
    Chatty Cathy

  11. #11
    Stan Horwitz Guest

    Default Re: What does a convection oven do?

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

    > I bought a toaster oven with a gift card I got for Christmas and it's
    > also a convection oven. What can you do with this other than
    > toasting things?


    Read the directions that came with the oven. Also, the old saying
    "google is your friend" applies ...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convection_oven

  12. #12
    --Bryan Guest

    Default Re: What does a convection oven do?

    On Jan 9, 11:54*pm, Stu <i...@foodforu.ca> wrote:
    > On Sun, 10 Jan 2010 05:29:15 GMT, Cheryl <jlhsha...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > >On Sun 10 Jan 2010 12:20:44a, phaeton wrote in rec.food.cooking
    > ><news:[email protected]
    > >.com>:

    >
    > >> On Jan 9, 10:58*pm, Cheryl <jlhsha...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > >>> I bought a toaster oven with a gift card I got for Christmas
    > >>> and it's also a convection oven. *What can you do with this
    > >>> other than toasting things?

    >
    > >> Convecting things also.

    >
    > >LOL! I guess I don't know what that means. *)

    >
    > Convection ovens all have a fan built inside the oven cavity, which circulates
    > the heated air throughout the oven and around all of the food.
    >
    > This does the following:
    > 1. Heats the inside evenly throughout, from level to level and back to front.


    Not "throughout," all around. It does not heat the inside directly,
    like microwaves somewhat do.

    > 2.Speeds up the cooking process by forcing the heat around the food constantly.
    > 3.Creates a surface "skin" of heat around the food, which prevents flavor
    > transfer.


    --Bryan

  13. #13
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: What does a convection oven do?

    "--Bryan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    On Jan 9, 11:54 pm, Stu <i...@foodforu.ca> wrote:
    > On Sun, 10 Jan 2010 05:29:15 GMT, Cheryl <jlhsha...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > >On Sun 10 Jan 2010 12:20:44a, phaeton wrote in rec.food.cooking
    > ><news:[email protected]
    > >.com>:

    >
    > >> On Jan 9, 10:58 pm, Cheryl <jlhsha...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > >>> I bought a toaster oven with a gift card I got for Christmas
    > >>> and it's also a convection oven. What can you do with this
    > >>> other than toasting things?

    >
    > >> Convecting things also.

    >
    > >LOL! I guess I don't know what that means. )

    >
    > Convection ovens all have a fan built inside the oven cavity, which
    > circulates
    > the heated air throughout the oven and around all of the food.
    >
    > This does the following:
    > 1. Heats the inside evenly throughout, from level to level and back to
    > front.


    Not "throughout," all around. It does not heat the inside directly,
    like microwaves somewhat do.

    --Bryan


    Stu meant (and stated above) it heats the *oven* throughout, not the food.

    Jill



  14. #14
    James Silverton Guest

    Default Re: What does a convection oven do?

    phaeton wrote on Sat, 9 Jan 2010 21:20:44 -0800 (PST):

    > On Jan 9, 10:58 pm, Cheryl <jlhsha...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >> I bought a toaster oven with a gift card I got for Christmas
    >> and it's also a convection oven. What can you do with this
    >> other than toasting things?


    > Convecting things also.


    I don't have a "convection oven" but, as I understand it apart from
    broiler and microwave ovens, all ovens function by convection of hot
    air. A convection oven uses a fan to move the air more efficiently and
    will usually be faster at cooking than an ordinary one.


    --

    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


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    Christopher Helms Guest

    Default Re: What does a convection oven do?

    On Jan 9, 11:54*pm, Stu <i...@foodforu.ca> wrote:
    > On Sun, 10 Jan 2010 05:29:15 GMT, Cheryl <jlhsha...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > >On Sun 10 Jan 2010 12:20:44a, phaeton wrote in rec.food.cooking
    > ><news:[email protected]
    > >.com>:

    >
    > >> On Jan 9, 10:58*pm, Cheryl <jlhsha...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > >>> I bought a toaster oven with a gift card I got for Christmas
    > >>> and it's also a convection oven. *What can you do with this
    > >>> other than toasting things?

    >
    > >> Convecting things also.

    >
    > >LOL! I guess I don't know what that means. *)

    >
    > Convection ovens all have a fan built inside the oven cavity, which circulates
    > the heated air throughout the oven and around all of the food.
    >
    > This does the following:
    > 1. Heats the inside evenly throughout, from level to level and back to front.
    > 2.Speeds up the cooking process by forcing the heat around the food constantly.
    > 3.Creates a surface "skin" of heat around the food, which prevents flavor
    > transfer.



    I've had a Euro-pro convection for a year now and the only problem
    I've had with it was learning to step down the heat for things. I
    can't go with the package directions for things because they will get
    incinerated. A frozen pizza that says bake for 40 minutes in a pre-
    heated conventional 350 degree oven would be a smoking cinder in the
    convection. 25 minutes or so at 225-250 will heat it perfectly though.

  16. #16
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: What does a convection oven do?

    Christopher Helms <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I've had a Euro-pro convection for a year now and the only problem
    > I've had with it was learning to step down the heat for things. I
    > can't go with the package directions for things because they will get
    > incinerated. A frozen pizza that says bake for 40 minutes in a pre-
    > heated conventional 350 degree oven would be a smoking cinder in the
    > convection. 25 minutes or so at 225-250 will heat it perfectly though.



    Same here!

    Practice makes perfect, usually!

    Andy

  17. #17
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: What does a convection oven do?

    To err is human, to forgive is devine!

    Andy


  18. #18
    Sky Guest

    Default Re: What does a convection oven do?

    Cheryl wrote:
    >
    > I bought a toaster oven with a gift card I got for Christmas and it's
    > also a convection oven. What can you do with this other than
    > toasting things?


    Spouse and I just love our Krups convection toaster oven! It is used
    daily and several times at that. Funny thing is, we don't use it often
    as a toaster <g>, but it does toast bread pretty well, too. Our
    previous toaster ovens (usually B&D) did not toast bread very well, so
    we've had a separate bread/bagel toaster on the kitchen counter.

    We often bake frozen french fries, frozen breaded shrimp, pork
    tenderloin roasts, baked potatoes, chicken breasts, leftovers and
    anything else that's really too small to practically cook in the large
    range oven. We have the option to use or not use the convection
    feature. What I especially like with this Krups toaster oven is it has
    six heating elements instead of the usual four.

    http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/prod...1&SKU=13562741

    or

    http://tinyurl.com/ydzrrwg

    Sky, who rarely uses her large oven

    --
    Ultra Ultimate Kitchen Rule - Use the Timer!
    Ultimate Kitchen Rule -- Cook's Choice!!

  19. #19
    Stu Guest

    Default Re: What does a convection oven do?

    On Sun, 10 Jan 2010 04:50:18 -0800 (PST), --Bryan <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Jan 9, 11:54*pm, Stu <i...@foodforu.ca> wrote:
    >> On Sun, 10 Jan 2010 05:29:15 GMT, Cheryl <jlhsha...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >> >On Sun 10 Jan 2010 12:20:44a, phaeton wrote in rec.food.cooking
    >> ><news:[email protected]
    >> >.com>:

    >>
    >> >> On Jan 9, 10:58*pm, Cheryl <jlhsha...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >> >>> I bought a toaster oven with a gift card I got for Christmas
    >> >>> and it's also a convection oven. *What can you do with this
    >> >>> other than toasting things?

    >>
    >> >> Convecting things also.

    >>
    >> >LOL! I guess I don't know what that means. *)

    >>
    >> Convection ovens all have a fan built inside the oven cavity, which circulates
    >> the heated air throughout the oven and around all of the food.
    >>
    >> This does the following:
    >> 1. Heats the inside evenly throughout, from level to level and back to front.

    >
    >Not "throughout," all around. It does not heat the inside directly,
    >like microwaves somewhat do.
    >
    >> 2.Speeds up the cooking process by forcing the heat around the food constantly.
    >> 3.Creates a surface "skin" of heat around the food, which prevents flavor
    >> transfer.

    >
    >--Bryan


    Acording to the manufacturer it does

  20. #20
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: What does a convection oven do?

    On Sun, 10 Jan 2010 06:20:27 -0800 (PST), Christopher Helms wrote:

    >>>> On Jan 9, 10:58*pm, Cheryl <jlhsha...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >>>>> I bought a toaster oven with a gift card I got for Christmas
    >>>>> and it's also a convection oven. *What can you do with this
    >>>>> other than toasting things?

    >>

    >
    > I've had a Euro-pro convection for a year now and the only problem
    > I've had with it was learning to step down the heat for things. I
    > can't go with the package directions for things because they will get
    > incinerated. A frozen pizza that says bake for 40 minutes in a pre-
    > heated conventional 350 degree oven would be a smoking cinder in the
    > convection. 25 minutes or so at 225-250 will heat it perfectly though.


    i have found this conversion site useful:

    <http://www.convection-calculator.com/>

    your pal,
    blake

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