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Feb 23, 2012 09:55 PM

Convection conversion baking - temp is auto; what about time?

I just purchased a new GE Profile dual fuel range wth convection.

The manual says that when using convection bake, the TEMP converts automatically (you enter in the temp from the recipe and the range automaticaly adjusts it down) but it says the TIME does not convert.

So my question is: do I need to adjust the time? If so, how much?

I'd like to bake both cookies (supposed to be 8-10 minutes in a regular oven) as well as bread (1 hour 10 minutes) tomorrow and I have no idea if and how to adjust the times.

Thank you!!

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  1. I have a GE Profile electric oven. When I use the convection mode for baking, I usually check the cookies or cake 5 minutes prior to the suggested/usual baking time. I have found that this sometimes works. However, for most baked goods, I have found that it takes the same exact time. The biggest difference with using the convection mode, in my opinion, is that you do not have to rotate the cake pans or sheet pans back to front or from lower to upper racks.

    The bottom line: you will just have get in there and start baking to see how your oven performs. There's a bit of a learning curve, but in no time at all you'll get used to it.