Convection Ovens

What is a convection oven?

As food is heated in an oven, an insulation barrier forms on the surface of the food, caused by the heat exchange between the hot air and the cold food and by the evaporation of moisture in the food. This insulation slows the cooking process.

A convection oven blows away this insulation layer and replaces it with fresh hot air, so the heat transfer is faster and more efficient. This process is best accomplished when the food is uncovered. Read more about the convection oven in Chef's Kitchen Blog.