How do convection microwaves that also broil work? I am researching (SharpR1874 and Sharp R1881LSY) such ovens that boast a broil feature. One clearly states it has an element in the top, the other never does say, only convection heating distributed by a fan. So, do they both have an element?

  • It probably has a resistance for broiling function.
    – zetaprime
    Oct 17 '18 at 10:05

Generally speaking the same element is used for both broil (grill here in the UK) and convection. In the latter mode a fan distirbutes the heat evenly around the oven, but for tall items in particulart the top heat from the element can be a little fierce. I've got 2 Panasonics that work this way, and when investigating those all major rivals seemed to be the same.

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