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Wanted: Over oven built-in Convection Oven (not microwave)

chezron Mar 8, 2011 04:46 PM

I know there are a preponderance of above-oven convection microwave ovens. I do not wish to have a microwave. I have been reading they deleteriously change food. This could be completely wrong information, but I am willing to believe.
Anyway, what I want is a built-in convection oven over my regular oven. Do they make such a thing? Or less desirable is a convection/ microwave that allows one to choose convection only. Does such a thing exist? I thank you for clearing this up for me.

Do you have any specific recommendations if either of the two scenarios exist?

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    E_M Mar 8, 2011 05:41 PM

    Many many ovens now are convection. You can mount them in the wall or under the counter. The next oven I buy will be convection. There is really no need to have one that isn't. One way to search is to go to AJ Madison's website, and choose ovens, and on the left of the screen where is says "Convection" click "yes."

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      chezron Mar 8, 2011 11:49 PM

      I looked on AJ Madison and under "convection" is just lists "microwave convection." I just want "convection." Is it possible?

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        E_M Mar 9, 2011 02:00 AM

        Yes, choose Cookware > Ovens and then, halfway down on the left, there is a section for oven features in yellow. Under Convection click yes. There are 221 of them listed.

        For example, the KitchenAid Architect has the convection feature: http://www.ajmadison.com/cgi-bin/ajma... . The description reads, "30" Single Electric Wall Oven with Even-Heat True Convection System & Glass-Touch Oven Display."

    2. JEN10 Mar 9, 2011 04:28 AM

      I have a Sharp M.W. convection oven, I am able to convection bake only with it. I believe most of the conv. M.W. ovens work this way.

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        cutipie721 Mar 9, 2011 08:08 AM

        People do make 1.5 ovens and half ovens. They just don't sell them to the US for some reason.

        http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/appl/msg041253186497.html
        http://www.fisherpaykel.com.au/produc...

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          E_M Mar 9, 2011 08:22 AM

          Ditto. Ditto. Why oh why oh why????

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          ferret Mar 9, 2011 08:28 AM

          Depending on the cook applying heat to food can deleteriously change it.

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            chezron Mar 10, 2011 10:42 AM

            Ferret,
            Studies with microwaved broccoli and carrots revealed the molecular structures of nutrients were deformed to the point of destroying cell walls, while the cell structures stayed intact after conventional cooking. There have been few studies since.

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              ospreycove Mar 10, 2011 10:45 AM

              You can double stack a full sized convection over, or under a full sized standard unit.. See double oven specs. from the manufacturer.

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            Rick Mar 10, 2011 10:49 AM

            I have an above oven microwave that is also a convection oven. You take out the spinning glass tray and insert an oven rack. Really handy when having a party.

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              chezron Mar 10, 2011 10:55 AM

              Hi Rick,

              What brand of oven did you buy?

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                Rick Mar 10, 2011 11:52 AM

                I'm not at home to double check, but I'm almost certain this is the same model:
                http://products.geappliances.com/Appl...

            2. LaureltQ Mar 10, 2011 12:12 PM

              I have a Kenmore Elite convection/microwave oven.

              It's a fine microwave, but it sucks as a convection oven only. I tried cooking brownies in it and even at the normal oven temp (should be lower?) they took 3 times longer than in my normal oven and they were still uncooked in the center. I would not recommend this to someone hoping for a usable convection oven.

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                JEN10 Mar 10, 2011 04:45 PM

                I had the same problem, have your thermostat checked. Mine was off by 150 degrees on a brand new unit.

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                  LaureltQ Mar 11, 2011 09:59 AM

                  Holy cow! I didn't even imagine that there could be that much variance! I'll throw my probe in there and see what it looks like!

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