A convection oven works by constantly circulating heat through the entire oven. This is different from a traditional oven, in which the heat is primarily centered around the heating element at the bottom. The constant circulation of hot air through the entire interior of the oven helps food to cook more evenly, providing better results than a traditional oven.
A regular baker will know about what we are mentioning here. When baking a cake, sometimes the bottom of the cake becomes hard and burned, while the inside of the cake is still partially liquid batter. The evenly distributed heat in a convection oven solves this problem. Convection ovens heat the entire interior evenly. Convection ovens also cook meat and poultry more evenly, resulting in juicier food to present at the table. The same principle of even heating is an advantage here. Meats brown better and more efficiently and no more tough presentations! The even heat distribution in a convection oven means you should think about chipping off a bit of baking time off from your favourite recipes. The easiest way to get used to your convection oven is to use it with your usual dishes. When converting the baking time, use a slightly lower temperature and cook the food for a few minutes less than you normally would. As you get better at using the convection oven, you can alter your recipes to account for the more efficient heating and cooking of your meals.
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