You may be wondering what a convection oven is and if it can make a difference in baking. If you're lucky enough to own an oven with a convection setting but don't know how to use it, or you're considering buying a new oven and wondering if spending the extra money on a convection oven is worth it, we have your answer! Read on to learn all about convection ovens and how to use them.
What is a convection oven? Without a convection setting, your oven heats from the bottom up. This fills the oven with warm and cool air, making it difficult to cook food evenly. If you've ever had to turn your cookie tray to get everything evenly browned, you know what I'm talking about.
On the other hand, ovens with convection settings have a fan and exhaust system that moves hot air around your food, allowing your food to cook evenly and quickly. Because the exhaust system pulls air out of the oven, excess moisture that has built up in other ovens is removed, browning and caramelizing your food while keeping the interior moist.