For Electric & Natural Gas Customers
If you are looking for an energy efficient oven, consider a convection oven. A convection oven uses a fan to circulate the hot air inside the oven while cooking. By circulating the pre-set heated air throughout the oven, the food has even cooking from all sides reducing the total cook time saving energy.
If you are using a conventional cookbook, most temperatures for cooking in a convection oven can be lowered or reduced down 25 to 39 degrees; but you may need to still follow the time given in the cookbook. The use of the fan in the convection oven creates a more even heat that surrounds the food. As each cooking situation is different so you’ll need to experiment to see what works best in your oven.
Cook time estimates for convection cooking may be reduced by 25%. However, do not use this cook time method if the cooking time for your food is less than 15 minutes. In this case, you should reduce the temperature and keep the time as called for in your cookbook. Another cook method is to adjust the temperature down 10 to 15 degrees and reduce the cooking time 10% to 15%. Prepare for some trial and error to find the method that works best for you.
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