What is a Convection Oven?
Convection ovens are one of the most popular pieces of commercial cooking equipment. Known for their speed and efficiency, Convection Ovens use fans to circulate heated air through the cooking cavity to help foods cook as much as 35 percent faster than conventional ovens. Because of their speed, the ovens require less labor and energy than most other ovens.
Convection Ovens are basically a standard radiant heat oven with a high-speed fan added to the oven cavity. The addition of the fan provides rapid circulation of heated air which changes the thermal characteristics of the oven – where the fan “strips away” the relatively cool air near the food and bringing it into contact with hot air to speed up the cooking process. This process creates a more uniform heat throughout the cavity, resulting in an even, much tastier bake.
These ovens are best suited for cooking large batches of dry heat roasting and baking operations – especially those requiring browning. They are less ideal for reheating foods or delicate foods such as pie crusts because they tend to dry them out or burn the edges before the interior is heated.
Central Restaurant Products offers hundreds of convection ovens available in every size, style, and power type from top manufacturers including Vulcan, Blodgett, Southbend, and Garland. For further assistance in finding the perfect convection oven for your commercial kitchen, speak one on one with friendly product consultants at 800.215.9293!