A lot of people have a convection oven but rarely use this setting. I find that people tend to shy away from the convection setting because they are not familiar with it. When baking or cooking it is typically with a purpose so you want it to turn out well! If you have a convection oven but haven’t use it yet for this reason go to the store to buy some cheap frozen cookie dough and try it out! I promise, you will love it. Here is a list of major benefits of having a convection oven:
- Faster pre-heat time
- More even heating throughout the oven
- Less hot pockets on one side or the other of the oven
- The ability to cook/bake on multiple racks at the same time
- Better browning
- Reduces cook time
Now, keep in mind that there are dishes you still would not want to use convection with. A cake for instance is very delicate. The additional movement of air introduced with the convection setting can affect the outcome.
The KitchenAid wall oven offers a great feature to acquaint you with convection. They call is the EasyConvert. Here is how KitchenAid explains the feature to us:
EasyConvect™ Conversion System
Takes the guesswork out of convection cooking by ensuring exceptional results when experimenting with new recipes or familiar favorites
The feature will automatically adjust your recipes to use the convection setting. It may eliminate time or adjust the temperature just slightly.
We know that change is scary, but sometimes it is worth it! Give us a call at 440-449-2650 if you have any questions or would like any further information.