When should you use 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.
They cook faster, more evenly, and the drier environment yields crispy skin and caramelizes exteriors much better.
How do you cook with a convection oven?
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 is the best thing to cook in a convection oven?
These are the types of dishes that will have best results in a convection oven
- Roasted meat.
- Roasted vegetables (including potatoes!)
- Sheet-pan dinners (try this chicken dinner)
- Multiple trays of cookies (no more rotating mid-way through the baking cycle)
- Granola and toasted nuts.
Can you cook a pizza in a convection oven?
A convection oven circulates the hot air throughout the oven, cooking all sides at more or less the same time. Therefore a pizza turns out with the cheese really browned before the bottom is well done. Prefer hot hot oven – 500 degrees – preheat pan or stone on bottom rack, then slide pizza onto hot surface.