5 Tips for Baking with the Convection Setting
- Lower the temperature by 25°F.
- Check food frequently toward the end of cooking.
- Don’t crowd the oven.
- Use low-sided baking sheets and roasting pans.
- Don’t use convection for cooking cakes, quick breads, custards, or soufflés.
What can you cook in a convection oven?
When to Use the Convection Setting
- Any time you’re roasting: Foods that are roasted, like meats and vegetables, really benefit from convection cooking.
- When baking pies and pastries: Convection heat melts fat and creates steam faster, which helps create more lift in pie doughs and pastries like croissants.
How much faster is a convection oven?
The short answer to the question of which cooks faster is simple: the convection oven cooks faster. Studies show that though cooking times vary slightly from oven to oven, generally convection ovens cooks 25% faster than conventional ovens at a lower cooking temperature of about 25 degrees F.
Can you use aluminum foil in a convection oven?
Answer: The oven trays supplied with the Convection Steam Oven can be covered in aluminum foil. Aluminum foil pans can be placed on the oven trays supplied, provided they do not touch the back wall of the oven. Cooking with aluminum foil is safe as long as contact with the oven cavity is avoided.
When should you not use convection oven?
In American baked goods, convection should never be used unless a recipe specifically calls for it. In a home oven, the hot, dry air accelerates crust formation in cakes, cookies, and biscuits which is generally counterproductive to desired rise.