Convection Oven Calculator
How to use the Calculator:
In the section above the convert button, enter the regular temperature and time, then select the type of food you are preparing. Press the convert button in order to display the suggested temperature and time for a convection oven.
Please keep in mind that no two recipes will respond exactly the same way to convection cooking - use the converted values as a starting point, and adjust as needed. It is a good idea to take a look 10 minutes before the food is done to make sure everything is proceeding as expected.
Why this Calculator?
As you probably know, convection ovens can cook foods more quickly and at a lower temperature than conventional ovens. This is thanks to a fan that circulates the hot air around the foods, preventing an insulating layer of cooler air from clinging to the food. Unfortunately, most recipes are given with conventional ovens in mind! This calculator helps you convert those conventional recipes to convection recipes.
Turkey in a Convection Oven
For how long and at what temperature should I convection-roast my turkey?
At Thanksgiving and Christmas, this is one of the most common questions that people have when cooking a turkey. Below you will find a basic recipe that is sure to please, providing moist meat and crispy skin.
Terrific Convection Turkey (Brined)
1. Preheat the convection oven to 375 °F.
2. Use the roast setting if available; otherwise use bake.
3. Cover the breast and the tops of the thighs with tight-fitting foil.
4. Roast for 40 minutes, then remove foil and baste with 1/2 cup of chicken stock.
5. Continue roasting the turkey (without foil), basting with pan drippings every 15 minutes until the internal temperature of the thighs reaches 165 °F.
With a 14 pound turkey, this should take approximately 1:30 to 1:45. If the turkey appears to be becoming too brown, place a loose piece of foil on top. Remember to let the bird stand for a half hour before carving!
Terrific Convection Turkey (Un-Brined)
Use the brined method above except do not use initial tight foil.
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