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How long to cook at turkey for at low temperature in a conveciton oven?

It is turkey time in the good 'ol US of A. (Apologies in advance this will refer to F and lbs...). For the past few years I have been doing a low temperature cook. Using the Spendid Table recipe. In ...
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Turning on oven's fan for preheating - Oven turning off by itself - How to preheat properly

Should I turn on my oven's convection fan for preheating? Or should I only turn it on when I put the cake inside? Because my oven OFTEN turns off by itself when preheating, I think it might be the ...
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If only one choice - convection microwave, convection oven, regular micro, conventional oven?

Can a convection microwave along with an induction cooktop effectively replace a microwave, conventional electrical oven and cooktop? I'm creating a small kitchen for a guest suite. One approach has a ...
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What exactly do all the extra modes on my oven do?

My KitchenAid dual fuel/dual oven has, in addition to bake and broil a few advanced modes. Some are self explanatory, bread proof and keep warm, however a few others aren't and the manual says "best ...
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What is the difference between a conventional oven with air circulation and a convectional oven? [duplicate]

As far as I understood the concept, a convectional oven circulates the air and heats it in a third heater, located near or behind the fan, whereas a conventional oven rotates the air, but heats it ...
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Convection microwave oven in office setting?

Our office recently moved and we have no break room, i am trying (unsuccessfully) to convince them to get a convection microwave oven. Is there something i need to know about putting one in a space ...
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How do I need to alter a recipe if I am using a convection oven? [duplicate]

How do I need to alter a recipe if I am using a convection oven as if a recipe calls to use a regular oven? Do I need to alter the recipe or there would only be the differences of baking time/...
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convection microwave that also broils

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 ...
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Fan oven temperature conversion and biology/chemistry

Many recipes call for a lower temperature in a fan oven (usually by 20°C), which makes sense as these ovens transfer heat more effectively. However there would appear to be exceptions: When the ...
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Should I keep the microwave turntable and plastic turntable support ring in the microwave oven when using convection mode?

I am trying to operate a microwave convection oven for the first time. It is a GE Profile convection/microwave oven. I am wondering if I am supposed to keep the glass microwave turntable and plastic ...
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Do I need the turntable in a combi microwave when using convection mode?

I have question. I bought a microwave oven that has a grill and convection oven function. It comes with a grill rack and turntable. 2 days ago, I tried to cook frozen pizza with the grill rack ...
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Why would I ever use my oven's 'bake' setting when it also has a 'convection bake'? [duplicate]

Whenever I bake something I use the convection bake setting of my GE range because the fan is supposed to make for more even baking. The range also has a 'bake' setting. I'm just wondering why would I ...
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What utensil (material) to use in Convection + Grill mode of Microwave Oven?

My Microwave Oven (Samsung DE68-03387M) has three modes: Microwave, Convection and Grill. It has various combinations of those. There is a Pre-heat option which uses Convection and Grill modes ...
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Temperature gradients in boiled/baked eggs?

In my Science of Cooking class, we were asked to do a lab involving hard-cooked eggs using two forms of convection heat, dry (in the oven at 450 degrees) and wet (boiling water). For both the boiling ...
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Macarons with no feet in convection oven [duplicate]

I made a french macaron (french meringue) and the result was aweful. The recipe is: 275 g almond with 250 g powder sugar 6 egg whites with 210g sugar 10 minutes on 160 Celsius. What was wrong
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Macarons Problems because of convection gas

I tried the pierre herme macaron ispahan recipe: 250 g de poudre d’amande 250 g de sucre glace 6 blancs d’œufs (180 g) 3 g de colorant rouge carmin 250 g de sucre semoule 65 g d’eau minérale ...
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Eggs in a convection microwave

I'm trying to cook eggs in a convection microwave. It is NOT using microwave to do it - I've made bread, pies, etc in it. Any recommendations on timing and temps?
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Convection microwave oven capable of only 200C

I am thinking of getting my first convection microwave oven but the specs indicate it's only capable of a maximum of 200C in convection mode. Is this good enough for roasting chicken and baking pizza, ...
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The glass door on my convection oven broke. Can I still use it?

I have a KitchenAid microwave + convection oven combination. I was cooking a pie (350F), and this happened: The inner glass shattered; the outer glass and all other parts seem fine. I'm getting a ...
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What is the use of a convection broiler?

My oven has a convection broil setting. Why? Under what circumstances is it useful to have a breeze blowing over food under the broiler?
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How do I use a Convection Microwave Oven Hybrid?

I just moved to a small studio apartment, and it has a convection microwave/oven. The top half has a metal rack like you would find in an oven, while the bottom has a round glass rotating thing that ...
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Foil Wrapping BBQ Ribs in Convection?

Can you wrap spare ribs in foil and convection bake or should it be conventional baking when wrapped in foil?
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Replacing toaster oven with convection oven or convection microwave?

I am getting new counter tops and want to move the toaster oven off the counter. Would an oven with a convection function be an equivalent replacement for the toaster convection oven? Alternately, ...
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Multi-step Programmable Comercial Convection Oven

I have some Turbofan convection ovens which I use for baking. They have a program mode but it only supports one time and temperature setting. What I really need is to be able to create a program with ...
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Can I save time by baking banana bread using the convection setting of my oven?

I am following a banana bread recipe that calls for you to heat a conventional oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and cook the banana bread batter for one hour. I want the bread to be done sooner then ...
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Can I bake in a convection microwave?

I have microwave oven, but I can't bake cakes and cookies in it. So I need an electric oven, but people are suggesting I buy a convection microwave to do both baking and normal microwaving. Will that ...
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How can i optimize the use of my convection oven?

Is there a resource i can use to learn how to bake in my convection oven? I know that it can improve the results greatly and i am just not understanding it. I know that you are supposed to bake at ...
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How to Bake Cookies Without a Convection Oven?

I'm used to bake cookies in a convection oven and they bake well. However, now I have a normal oven (without convection) and I am unable to cook them well: The bottom of the cookies is burnt and the ...
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Baking a pie in air grill / electrical convection oven?

I got a following device, apparently not too common one. :) Marketed here as air grill, but also named electrical convection oven. It took me a bit of trial and error to learn to cook meat in it (it ...
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Baking Electric Fan Oven

I have just moved to a kitchen with a electric fan oven and I have always been use to using a gas oven. I have always done a lot of cake baking and have put a sheet of grease proof paper on top of ...
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What is the difference between microwave and convection microwave combo?

I have been using microwaves for a long time and just a few weeks ago, I saw a convection microwave combo in my office. I didn't know before that it existed. I saw people putting aluminum foil in it, ...
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Difference between conventional oven with fan assisted and convection with fan assisted?

For all my recipes I have been baking using convention plus fan assisted option and my bakes turn out to be good. But now I have moved to new house where there is a convection oven. I tried my cookie ...
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Can I use microwave turntable glass plate in convection mode?

I bought a Singer SMW25GCQ6 model microwave oven. It has convection and grill features. For baking cakes and for grilling we don't use the glass turntable plate since we thought it could cause the ...
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Sous-vide without a pump using convection?

I'm currently planning on creating a sous-vide setup using an induction cooktop and a PID controller. I will be an Arduino micro-controller setup similar to this openschemes.com-manual control of ...
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Toaster oven features - convection/rotisserie

I need some help in buying a toaster oven: My needs are primarily to roast/grill vegetables, occasional baking (bread, brownies, muffins). I am vegetarian and this is for a 2 person home. I'd like it ...
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Is it okay to use a microwave in convection mode without the turntable?

I just bought a muffin tin which is too large and certainly won't rotate on the turntable. My microwave doesn't have a "stop turntable" button. So is it okay if I remove it altogether and use just an ...
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Uneven baking in a convection microwave oven

I'm just starting to learn to bake. I have a convection microwave oven and I've read at a lot of places that a convection microwave can be used for baking. But, everytime I bake something, it gets ...
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When to use convection/fan bake vs bake

Are there any general rules to follow when choosing between bake and fan bake to cook something in the oven? What effect does each have and what are the advantages and disadvantages of both?
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Can a convection microwave be used to dry fruit

My wife has been wanting a dehydrator and our conventional microwave just went up. I did some research and found a new breed of microwave that I was previously unaware of, namely, the convection ...
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Can I roast peanuts in convection microwave?

I found a small bag of raw un-roasted peanuts, around 200 grams, in my cupboard. Any idea how can I roast these peanuts in my convection microwave oven? Would appreciate if some one can add ...
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How can I avoid windswept muffins in a convection oven?

I have a very small multi-function oven (about the size of a microwave) and for baking, the recommended setting is the "convection" one. Things bake fine in terms of taste, but muffins and cupcakes ...
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When should I use convection when baking? [duplicate]

I think I understand what convection does, and (some) of the benefits, such as eliminating hot/cold spots, and being more efficient overall. Does this mean that I should always take advantage of it? ...
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What are the pros and cons of Convection Microwave Ovens?

Are convection microwave ovens a useful item to have? Or are they not good as a microwave and not good as a convection oven either? I understand that a regular convection oven helps to cook things ...
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Can you use a convection oven to make a Soufflé?

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