So, you’ve had that oven in your kitchen for some time now, but you still don’t know how to use all its features. The convection setting, for example, still baffles you. How is it different from the normal setting? One type of commercial catering equipment is the convection oven. Home kitchen ovens also have this setting, but not everyone knows what it’s for, or how it works. It’s an oven that has fans that help circulate the heat in the oven to distribute the hot air evenly, cooking the food at a lower temperature, and in less time. Here are a few other things you’ll need to know about convection ovens and settings.
1. If you’re half-way through your cooking time, check how quickly your food is cooking so you can gauge how much longer you’ll need.
Since these types of ovens cook food faster than usual, the suggested cooking time may not always be right. It will depend on what kind of food you are cooking before deciding to serve it. Check more frequently if you’re more than half on cooking time because food tends to cook faster at that stage.
2. Crowding will defeat the purpose of convection cooking.
Since these ovens rely on the circulation of air to cook the food evenly, filling up your oven with trays may block the flow of air resulting in uneven cooking.
3. Baking cakes and bread can be tricky.
Since cakes and bread need to rise, it could turn be difficult to bake such dishes in this type of oven. It’s not entirely impossible to bake in a convection oven. You just need to know the right temperature and positioning of trays to get the perfect fluffy cake. It’s an efficient way of cooking, but it is vital to know the proper way to use it before you can enjoy the delicious food you’ve cooked to perfection.