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Best way to get consistent results when baking a purposely underbaked mud cake

I'm not a fan of convection for cakes and brownies, in my experience it tends to dry them out or burn them, I would usually only use convection for brownies when I am concerned about consistent ...
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Is there a difference between a Convection Oven and an Air Fryer?

Yes, when you switch the fan on, it is essentially a large air fryer. The only real difference is that air fryers have a smaller volume of air to heat, which makes them more efficient. It's not all ...
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What exactly do all the extra modes on my oven do?

Okay, both of the answers from Greybeard and Manu have part of it. I know this is an old question, but I assume others with fancy ovens may wonder about such settings too. Let's put it all together. ...
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Temperature gradients in boiled/baked eggs?

Presumably the question is referring to temperature gradients within the egg, i.e. the difference in temperature between the outside and inside. That is actually pretty relevant cooking-wise, because ...
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How long should I bake the pizza in a microwave oven?

Convection simply moves air around to heat evenly. I don't suggest cooking pizza in a microwave oven at all. If you don't want to use a conventional oven I would suggest trying to cook the pizza on a ...
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Can Le Creuset Dutch Oven be used in the microwave in convection mode?

Le Creuset and convection ovens work well together. One issue may be that some microwave ovens turn on the microwave part even in convection mode. More honest ones call this combination mode, and have ...
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Is combination Microwave oven capable of doing all food types?

I can't speak for the particular model you're asking about (I can't access the link, but that's not relevant) but I have been using one of these combi-ovens for a few years. I've done many things, ...
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Is combination Microwave oven capable of doing all food types?

I have only owned one combination oven and will not be purchasing another. Like many things, these ovens are a compromise. I got an "access denied" message when I tried to follow the link to ...
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When to use convection/fan bake vs bake

To add to the excellent answer already provided, I will just point out that the only times I have ever needed to turn the fan off on the connection oven was when baking something fragile. For example ...
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What exactly do all the extra modes on my oven do?

Having read the instruction manual for this oven, it is far from clear what they mean by the different modes. However, there are some clues and the generic design of most modern appliances should ...
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How long should I bake the pizza in a microwave oven?

If all you have is a convection microwave to cook with and the choice is microwave or convection mode then do convection mode as it's closer to baking. Microwaving a pizza will most likely turn it ...
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If only one choice - convection microwave, convection oven, regular micro, conventional oven?

IMO only a good convection microwave can replace a normal oven. They're not cheap, but I often use mine rather than heat up the big oven for something small *. The heat is a bit too much from the top ...
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Turning on oven's fan for preheating - Oven turning off by itself - How to preheat properly

After so much trial and error, I found the solution, and yet, it's so simple: Leave the oven door open for 2 minutes when preheating, then close. And I also turn the fan on for preheating, I think ...
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Can I use microwave turntable glass plate in convection mode?

Microwave uses radio waves extremely short wave radio waves. Heat is hot it will break glass. The answer was embossed on the glass "for microwave use only". Just because it came with the microwave ...
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Can Le Creuset Dutch Oven be used in the microwave in convection mode?

I don't have a pot of that specific brand, but I've several enamelled cast iron and steel pots and they work fine in my microwave combi oven when used in (convection) oven mode. Of course you have to ...
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Is it normal now for convection to cycle on and off?

I believe that the modern oven only uses the fan when actively heating up the interior or when the heat is not equally distributed anymore. That way it would save some electricity. If that's the case, ...
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Heat/Fire hazard with over the range convection oven?

The manual for any sort of oven should specify the necessary clearance required in each direction. Since different machines will differ in operating temperature, insulation, construction etc., there's ...
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Replacing toaster oven with convection oven or convection microwave?

Please correct me if I'm wrong, but if I've read your question correctly, you already have a toaster oven with a convection function and are considering options for replacing it. If that's the case, ...
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Temperature gradients in boiled/baked eggs?

A temperature gradient is the variation of temperature along some distance. Maybe I took one too many semesters of thermodynamics in college, but on first blush, this is a tricky question. There are 3 ...
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Eggs in a convection microwave

Assuming that you are going to use your convection microwave without the microwave function, your question boils down to "How do I boil or bake an egg in a (toaster) oven?". The answer? Slowly. In an ...
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What utensil (material) to use in Convection + Grill mode of Microwave Oven?

Preheat should be done with an empty oven, afaik. And indeed, a grill isn't nice to plastic; and I avoid plastic also when using the convection mode (alone or with microwave): where the plastic ...
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How do I use a Convection Microwave Oven Hybrid?

It depends what mode of cooking you're doing. There are a few possibilities: convection: heating with a heating element (no microwave power), circulating with the fan microwave: heating with ...
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Should I keep the microwave turntable and plastic turntable support ring in the microwave oven when using convection mode?

I cannot vouch for your specific GE oven, but I've been using my combination oven with the turntable and turntable support in Microwave, Convection Bake, Convection Roast and Combination Fast Bake for ...
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Should I keep the microwave turntable and plastic turntable support ring in the microwave oven when using convection mode?

If the plastic part is non-removable, then better leave the glass plate in place. Better some spots on glass, than grease. crumbs and other stuff dripping from the convection-cooked food jamming the ...
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Turning on oven's fan for preheating - Oven turning off by itself - How to preheat properly

As far as I know, pre-heating to 25°-30° allows for the decrease in temperature when you put whatever in. It looses 10° every second that your oven is open. There's also another suggestion saying. ...
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Why are my cookies undercooked in commercial oven?

There's something else that you may need to test -- how many pans you have in the oven at one time. Most home ovens only have two racks, so you're never cooking more than two sheets of cookies at a ...
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Why are my cookies undercooked in commercial oven?

I think there are a couple things to troubleshoot here. Check that the oven is working. you can buy an in oven thermometer to verify that you are getting accurate readings. seems you have done this ...
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Do I use the Air Fry fan when baking with the Emeril 360 Air Fryer/Oven?

The fan isn't for frying only: it helps to regulate the heat more consistently and hastens the cooking/baking process. Turning off the fan doesn't turn off the element, however, so it will only slow ...
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What does this function symbol on my Cylinda convection oven mean?

TL;DR The other symbols are fairly industry-standard, even though specific names will change based on where you live & who manufactured the oven. I believe symbol #2 is similar to #4, with the ...
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How long to cook at turkey for at low temperature in a convection oven?

I've never cooked anything that low and slow in a convection oven. But a cursory lookabout led me to this Sysco chart, https://impacweb.cbord.com/reportsets/~common/Cooking%20Times%20For%20Convection%...
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