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Understanding the Convection Oven - Appliance Rescue Service

Let’s say you remodeled your kitchen a few years back, did hours of research, and then settled on high-end, gorgeous appliances – including a convection oven. You knew convection as the best and you bought it, but do you know how to use it?

At Appliance Rescue, we’ve seen this scenario play out time and again. Our Dallas appliance repairmen will show up to repair a cooktop, dishwasher, etc. and frequently get the question, “do you know anything about convection ovens?”

As appliance experts in Dallas, we certainly do! Here are a few frequently asked questions to help you understand your convection oven:


What is Convection Anyway?

There are 2 key differences between a convection and conventional oven. First, convection ovens use both the top and bottom element to cook food. A conventional oven will use only a bottom cooking element 90% of the time, leading to uneven cooking. Secondly, convection ovens use fans to circulate air throughout the oven during cooking. This feature will wick away moisture on the food, creating food that is more tender and full of color.


Is “True Convection” a different feature or a marketing gimmick?

True convection – or European Convection as it can also be called – is really the best form of convection. A True Convection oven has an additional 3rd heating element in the back on the oven, helping food cook more evenly.


But isn’t it Hard to Convert Recipes to Convection?

The answer is no! Many homeowners avoid using their convection feature because they don’t want to figure out how to convert their tried-and-true recipes! We get it. But what you may not realize is that most convection ovens on the market today come with a built-in automatic converter. Meaning, you can set it to convert the time and/or temperature automatically.

Still not sure how to use your convection oven or need convection oven repair in Dallas? Call the appliance experts at Appliance Rescue Service!