What are the benefits of convection cooking?
Convection creates a dry atmosphere that caramelizes the sugars faster when roasting, so foods like meats and vegetables get browner, but the interiors stay moist. It saves energy: Because food cooks faster in a convection oven, and generally at a lower temperature, it’s a bit more energy efficient than a regular oven.
Is a fan forced oven the same as a convection oven?
Most ovens today are convection ovens, which means they use a fan to speed up cooking. A fan forced oven uses a fan at the back of the oven to distribute heat evenly. The heating element around the fan equalises the temperature inside the oven, heating every level or tray inside the chamber equally.
How do I know if my oven is a convection oven?
The heat source in a regular oven is stationary, usually radiating from a heating element in the bottom of the appliance, while in a convection oven a fan circulates the hot air all around the place. (An air fryer is basically just a countertop convection oven.)