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Difference between a convection oven and a conventional oven

A convection oven is equipped with a fan to speed the circulation of heat around the food, thus cooking it faster and more evenly than conventional ovens.

Conventional ovens rely on radiant heat that rises from the bottom up to the top of the oven. Convection ovens cook foods approximately 25% faster than conventional ovens, and the oven temperature can be reduced by 25°F for most foods.

No special cookware is required. Just like conventional ovens, convection ovens can be gas- or electrically-heated. As with any major appliance, it is always best to carefully read the manufacturer's guidelines and instructions for operating the oven.

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What does convection cooking mean?


A convection oven cooks food with heat; much like a conventional oven. It is faster, though, as it circulates the air around inside the cavity.

So, it's faster than a conventional oven, but slower than a microwave oven.

Conventional ovens which also microwaved at the same time, have also been manufactured.
They were also faster than a conventional oven, but slower than a microwave. But they were not the same as a convection oven as they did not circulate the air.

May 28, 2016 | Microwave Ovens

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What is convection cooking?


Similar to cooking in a conventional oven, but heated air is circulated in the cavity. This causes the food to cook faster.

May 28, 2016 | Microwave Ovens

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What is convection cookong


A convection microwave is a combination of a standard microwave oven and a convection oven. It allows food cooked in the convection microwave to be cooked quickly, yet come out browned or crisped as in a convection oven. However, most cakes cannot be baked in a microwave oven - only those without an open grain structure, such as brownies. There are microwaves which contain electric browning baking elements. A true convection microwave has a high velocity forced air fan to circulate the hot air uniformly.

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Exterior of oven , top and both sides gets very hot to touch, when cooking +- 10 minutes or more the last couple of days; no Error ( E41/42/45 or 47 are being displayed. Fan is normal, functions: OK


There could be food or oil buildup around the door frame which will absorb some of the radiant and microwave energy whilst cooking. Give it all a good clean and see if that helps. If everything else is working properly, it may be a problem with the cooling fan. Microwave ovens have a "stirrer fan" inside the roof or rear of the cooking area to disperse the microwaves and some convection / microwave ovens also have a cooling fan which assists in dissipating heat within the cabinet.

Jan 04, 2016 | Microwave Ovens

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