What is the difference: Convection Oven vs Conventional Oven?
Let’s first define what a Convection Oven is and what a Conventional Oven is, then we will discuss the pros and cons of each one.
A convection oven is an oven that heats food with two heating elements as well as has a fan that helps to circulate air around the food.
A conventional oven is an oven that heats food with only two heating elements and does not have a fan.
Here is a photo of the interior of a convection oven:
Pros of a Convection Oven:
- Food cooks faster due to the circulated air
- Ability to cook multiple dishes at one time on multiple racks
Cons of a Convection Oven:
- Adjustments of recipes and cook times
- Typically more expensive than conventional ovens
Pros of a Conventional Oven:
- Most recipes are created with directions that relate to conventional ovens, so directions can be followed exactly.
- Less expensive than convection ovens
Cons of a Conventional Oven:
- Longer cooking times in comparison to the convection oven.
- Only able to cook one dish at a time