Convection settings can be found on full-size ovens, as well as wall-mounted andmicrowave ovens. Convection lets you make pizza, rotisserie chicken, casseroles, and desserts in less time, but what makes a good convection oven? The following list includes a selection of the best convection ovens, each with features and functions to diversity your cooking options.
- 总体上最好：Breville BOV800XL Smart Oven
- 巴克最好的爆炸：Oster Toaster Oven Digital Convection Oven
- BEST TOASTER OVEN:Eoster超大型数字台面对流烤箱
- BEST MICROWAVE OVEN:东芝台面微波炉与对流
- BEST AIR FRYER OVEN:Breville BOV900BSSSmart Oven
- BEST COUNTERTOP OVEN:Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Airfryer
- BEST WALL OVEN:Empava 24“电气对流单墙烤箱
- BEST WITH ROTISSERIE:COSORI CO130-AO 12-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven Combo
What to Consider When Choosing the Best Convection Oven
Convection ovens come in many sizes and with a wide range of features. Some are simple and straightforward, and others are 12-in-1 models with presets and accessories that let you use a variety of cooking methods.
Size and Capacity
The convection function is available in different kinds of ovens, ranging from wall ovens with 6-cubic-foot capacities to small countertop convection ovens with .5-cubic-foot capacities. Many countertop models measure size in terms of slices of bread—as in how many pieces of bread the oven can toast at once. The capacity of these countertop ovens ranges from 4 to 18 slices of bread. Wall ovens and full-size ovens with a convection setting generally have a capacity of 4 to 6 cubic feet.
A good rule of thumb is to buy the largest convection oven you can afford that fits within the available space. Convection ovens rely on heat circulation to evenly cook food. The more space there is for that air to freely move and circulate, the more evenly the food cooks.
All convection ovens have a fan to circulate air. True convection ovens have a heating element near the fan to warm the air and maintain a more consistent temperature. The terms “third-element” and “European convection” mean the same thing as “true convection.” If you’re comparing convection and true convection, true convection offers the most accurate cooking temperature.
Countertop vs. Wall-Mounted
Countertop convection ovens are typically less expensive than wall-mounted models. They’re also portable and often come with a long list of extra functions like air frying, browning, roasting, rotisserie, and toasting. Many people use these ovens as second ovens in addition to their full-size ovens.
Wall-mounted convection ovens can be more expensive, but they are full-size ovens that can cook larger dishes and meals. Many of these ovens also function as conventional ovens, giving cooks the flexibility to make foods like bread and souffles that don’t cook as well with convection.
Both countertop and wall-mounted ovens can be convection or true convection. Gas ranges may also have a convection option. However, to use it the oven must also work with electricity because gas cannot power convection.
Fan and Exhaust System
Convection relies on a fan and exhaust system. The fan blows while the exhaust pulls the air and heat throughout the oven. As the hot air circulates around the food, it maintains the oven’s temperature, reducing cooking times while crisping and browning food. True convection adds a heating element near the fan to more efficiently regulate the temperature.
Convection oven displays range from bright LED-lit buttons and backlit displays to mechanical dials with no digital display. Backlit displays are the easiest to see, with LED-lit displays and buttons coming in close behind them.
High-tech countertop convection ovens may have touch screens instead of manual dials or knobs to adjust settings, time, and temperature. In general, the more settings and presets an oven has, the higher quality and more complex its display. However, that also means its price tag is probably higher, too.
There’s a wide variety of settings on convection ovens. A simple countertop oven may roast, broil, bake, and toast. Newer models boast air frying, rotisserie, dehydrating, fermenting, and warming modes, too. It’s worth spending a little more on a fancier oven if you’ll actually use those extra settings. If baking pizza and roasting meat and vegetables is as adventurous as your cooking gets, however, you really only need a basic convection oven that will cook enough food for your family.
Cooking modes aren’t the only extra settings to think about. Many convection ovens simplify your baking even further by including preset options for bagels, toast, pizza, or cookies. These settings are handy for some home cooks but may not be necessary for others. The best convection oven for your needs is one that simplifies and improves cooking you’ll be doing anyway, not one that complicates a simple culinary routine.
The more settings a convection oven has, the more likely it will come with extra accessories like a rotisserie fork, fry basket, one or two removable wire racks, food trays, and cookbooks. The kind of food you plan to cook in the oven should inform which accessories you prioritize; a vegetarian chef won’t lose sleep if his oven doesn’t accommodate two chickens on its rotisserie. If you don’t think about which accessories are important to you as you’re shopping for the oven, you may end up buying them later on.
Other useful oven features are timers, automatic shutoff, and interior lights. Timers and automatic shutoff features often go together: The auto-shutoff feature turns off the oven once the timer has run out. These features can save you from overdone or burned food or an oven that’s left on after you leave the house.
Our Top Picks
The Breville BOV800XL Smart Oven brings Element IQ to the kitchen. This technology transfers and adjusts heat across five quartz heating elements to maintain an even temperature throughout the oven. Of course, it’s supported by a built-in fan that adds convection to the already effective elements. The combination results in fast, even cooking in its six-slice interior.
Among the oven’s nine cooking functions are bells and whistles not found on every convection oven, like presets for cookies, pizza, bagel, and slow cook. A bright backlit LCD display is easy to read, and all the dials are simple to understand. Overall it heats quickly and evenly and brings a sense of predictability to your cooking routine.
The Oster comes at half the price of comparable convection ovens, but it still offers seven preset cooking functions, including favorites like toast and pizza. You can adjust the temperature or time settings to bake, roast, or brown your favorite dishes to your specifications.
The Oster’s extra-large convection oven has ample room for up to 18 slices of bread—that’s enough space to accommodate a whole chicken or two pizzas. We also like that it has a defrost setting and a 90-minute timer with an auto-shutoff feature.
This oven’s digital display and preset buttons are intuitive: You can set the temperature and time manually or operate the oven in one of the six preset modes. It comes with two racks, a baking pan, and an integrated broiling rack so you can start cooking right away.
This oven is a terrific bet for families who eat meals at different times because it has a warming setting that can keep food at safe temperatures for up to 99 minutes. At cleaning time, the durable stainless steel interior is easy to wipe and resists rust and scratches. Another bonus: the Toshiba has an ECO mode to save energy and money.
This oven’s large capacity and the fact that it air fries makes cooking for a crowd a cinch: It is spacious enough to hold a 14-pound turkey or even a 5-quart Dutch oven. In addition, it has 13 cooking functions that range from proofing, air frying, and cookies to dehydrating, slow cooking, and warming. This is truly a multi-use appliance that reduces cooking times and diversifies your options in the kitchen.
With a 60-minute timer and an auto-shutoff feature, this Cuisinart makes burnt food a thing of the past. It gives you all the benefits of a convection oven, like baking, broiling, warming, and toasting, with the added benefit of air frying. This model also has a cool toast-shade selector that browns your bread just the way you like it.
The Empava wall oven is designed to maximize the use of a small under-counter space. It offers 2.3 cubic feet of cooking space and five rack positions. Sensitive-touch controls with a rotisserie setting among nine other options provide a wide range of cooking techniques.
Minimalists will love the COSORI, which combines several functions into one versatile convection oven—there’s no need for a multitude of single-function appliances anymore. Its brightly lit LED display helps you see letters and digits clearly as you select presets or adjust the temperature. Some of its 12 presets are really cool, too—there’s a rotisserie and warm, of course, but there’s also a ferment selection.
The Advantages of Owning a Convection Oven
There are distinct advantages to owning a convection oven rather than a conventional model:
- Food cooks faster in a convection oven.
- You don’t need to rotate trays and pans in a convection oven.
Certain types of food do better in convection ovens than conventional ones: meat, vegetables, and anything that you cook covered works well in convection because of the even, consistent heat. Convection also speeds up the dehydration and toasting processes because the circulating air evaporates moisture.
FAQs About Convection Ovens
It takes some trial and error at first, but cooking with convection can change your cooking habits for the better. Once you understand how the convection feature affects your cooking, you can speed your way through many of your favorite recipes.
Q. What is the difference between a convection oven and a regular oven?
A convection oven has a fan and exhaust system that pushes and pulls air through the oven. The resulting air circulation maintains an even cooking temperature that reduces cooking times. Conventional ovens rely on heat alone rather than heat and air circulation.
Q. What is the best countertop convection oven to buy?
虽然市场上有许多伟大的台面对流烤箱，但Breville BOV800XL Smart Ovenis a definite standout. This oven has 10 cooking functions and an Element IQ system that maintains temperatures with a fan and five independently adjustable quartz heating elements.
Q. Does a convection oven fan run continuously?
Q. How do I clean my convection oven?
可以像传统的烤箱一样清洁对流烤箱。拆下架子或任何其他配件，用肥皂和水洗。用A.oven cleaning solution在烤箱内去除润滑脂和堆积。擦洗溢出物，当它们干净干燥时将机架返回到烤箱。
Q. What shouldn’t I cook in my convection oven?
Flan, souffles, cakes, and breads don’t do well in convection. The moving air can cause some foods like souffles to collapse. Cakes and breads often dehydrate on the inside due to the circulating air, which is why they taste better when baked in a conventional oven.
Q. What kind of cookware can be used in a convection oven?
You can use ceramic, glass, aluminum, and clay cookware in a convection oven. Cookware that’s thinner often works better because the heat can reach the food from all angles. You may also want to use pans and cookie sheets with lower sides to put as much of the food as possible in direct contact with the heat.