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Comvection timing

VAfoodie Jun 2, 2010 05:47 PM

My new range has a convection option but no timing chart, and I have no idea what temperature to use. Any one have the solution to this problem?

  1. Caroline1 Jun 2, 2010 10:04 PM

    You don't say what brand your convection oven is, but mine is a GE, and it does all of the math for me. I enter the temperature and length of time I would use if I were doing standard thermal mode, then the oven converts the temp reduction and cooking time accordingly, then beeps just a little early and tells me to check whatever I'm cooking for doneness. Your owner's manual doesn't tell you what to do?

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    1. re: Caroline1
      VAfoodie Jun 9, 2010 04:50 PM

      It's a Maytag, and the manual is useless in terms of the convection directions. The automatic feature that the GE has sounds great. I need to check my manual and see if there is an 800 number.

      1. re: VAfoodie
        goodhealthgourmet Jun 9, 2010 05:05 PM

        i did a quick Google check, and it appears as though the convection feature on Maytag ovens varies according to model. what's the model # on yours? maybe i can look at the manual online & help you figure it out...

    2. CindyJ Jun 2, 2010 06:31 PM

      When I use the convection setting, my oven automatically lowers the set temp by 25 degrees.

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      1. re: CindyJ
        DGresh Jun 3, 2010 03:45 AM

        Same with mine. The automatic seems to work really well. I have a GE Profile.

      2. Jennalynn Jun 2, 2010 05:59 PM

        Usually I lower by 25 degrees.

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        1. re: Jennalynn
          Chemicalkinetics Jun 2, 2010 06:34 PM

          The 25 degree must be a just rule of thumb because I cannot imagine the correction effect from 450F -> 425F is the same as 200 -> 175.

        2. goodhealthgourmet Jun 2, 2010 05:58 PM

          really? no guidelines in the manual?

          this should help:

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