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Old 10-19-2015, 06:22 PM   #15
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One other thing to consider: How accurate is the oven temperature? A home oven can easily be off +/- 25 degrees, likely the same possibility here. You might consider investing in an oven thermometer (about $3).
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Old 10-19-2015, 08:20 PM   #16
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Do what I do.
Mix up the ingredients
Put in additional chocolate chips
Turn OFF oven
Eat cookie dough.

I never get to the oven part!

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(I am still struggling with the convection oven too)
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Old 10-19-2015, 09:19 PM   #17
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It was very easy for us to get wrapped-up in "convecton oven". Actually it is only a 15A(1,875W max) electric oven, with a fan to circulate hot air (this is the "convection" part). Because of the fan running constantly, the electric heating element is usually 1,500W. The owners manual will list the actual wattage draw for your oven.
Preheat is critical for these puny electric ovens, as previously stated. Ours has 2 different metal racks for baking, most often the tall one (4") is called in, the other one (2") is seldom specified in baking instructions. Even at that, halfway through the baking cycle the pan should be switched end-for-end for even browning.
Some newer "convection ovens" have a feature that allows using the microwave part simultaneously. I know nothing more about those though; DW and I are still learning our 16 yr old unit.(it's an ongoing process unless we go full-time)
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Old 10-19-2015, 09:31 PM   #18
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Wow, thanks for all the comments. Definitely discovered my two big no-no's. First, I didn't preheat. Second, I put the round pizza pan right on the turntable with no rack. Swear I saw a picture in a book where that was done but I need to go look again. I also need to buy a rack. Where do I find those round racks at?
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Old 10-20-2015, 06:54 PM   #19
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Look around kitchen supply stores, Dollar stores, online, etc for a round rack a bit smaller than the diameter as your turntable, so the legs will sit inside the turntable, but not so small a pan or tray will not be stable atop the rack.
I suspect any Kitchen appliance store that sells micro/convection ovens will have a source for racks.
A big no-no, is using paper or plastic bowls, plates in a "convection" oven. I will not tell how I learned that.
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Wow, thanks for all the comments. Definitely discovered my two big no-no's. First, I didn't preheat. Second, I put the round pizza pan right on the turntable with no rack. Swear I saw a picture in a book where that was done but I need to go look again. I also need to buy a rack. Where do I find those round racks at?
What's the make and model of the oven? I'd go back to them and see what might be available. Ours has a round rack that goes on the turntable and a square rack that clips into the middle of the oven.
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A quick rule of thumb for convection baking is to lower the temperature 25 degrees from what your recipe or instructions state. Bake for the recommended time. That informtion was in my Sharp Microwave/Convection oven instructions and it works well.
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When we got our coach the racks were missing. DW googled it and ordered 2-a tall one and a short one. She got wrapped around the axle a little over the convection part until she realized that was exactly what she had been using as a flight attendant for years-just without the built in microwaves. As others have said order a book or two. She wouldn't trade hers for a regular oven now for sure.


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What bake ware should you use in a convection oven? I have been using a glass casserole dish afraid to use the metal cooking sheets I have. But the biscuits and other things are not getting done. Bottoms still doughy. HELP
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When using the convection only function of your unit you may use metal bakeware.
1 be sure to use the metal rack. This will allow for proper air circulation and promote even baking. your biscuits may not be baking properly if you are placing them directly on the turntable.
2 if you use a bakeware that will stop your turntable from moving then turn the turntable to off. If your unit does not have that function you need to use only bake ware that will turn

I use pizza pans for all my cookies etc. it's a very versital item.
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As kids, about 30 years ago my sister and I would "compete" making the best cookies using a GE Toaster Oven.



It didn't have a fan. Just heat and a cheesy thermostat setting that was about 30F degrees off.

However, we both learned how to use it to make fantastic and perfect cookies!

And, as mentioned, the trick was to preheat. The second trick was to use a separate oven thermometer that was much more accurate.
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Some new units can incorporate both micro and convection to do the cooking and my wife and I soon realized this was not the best way to go. We now push the button for convection only, use the rack, pre heat and treat it like any other oven and things turn out perfect. Same for micro, push the button and use it like any other microwave oven.
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Thanks everyone for your help. I was just afraid to use the metal pans in the convection oven Guess I needed to be reassured before trying it. I do use th rack.
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Assuming this is a regular (Propane powered) RV oven and not one of the modern "Convection" types

#1 complaint about RV ovens is: The cookies do not bake properly.\\
#1 cure is a pizza stone, or an unglazed clay tile placed on the very bottom of the oven (the metal floor just above the burner)
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