An oven is an oven, right? Wrong. Although convection and conventional ovens look similar on the outside, it’s easy to see the difference once you take a look inside. Conventional ovens are designed with top and bottom heating elements, while convection ovens also add a fan to circulate the hot air within the cavity.
So, whether you’re purchasing a new oven or just trying to figure out how to use your current one, our experts are here to help you better understand the benefits of convection by introducing some of our top picks for the best convection ovens — and a transcendent culinary experience.
At a Glance:
Best Overall: JennAir® RISE™ 30” Stainless Steel Electric Oven/Micro Combo Built-In (JMW2430IL)
Harness the power of our best JennAir convection oven with a MultiMode Convection system that caresses every morsel of food with even heat until beautiful golden-brown color. You can let your appetite run wild with the microwave and convection energy of the stainless steel 1.4 Cu. Ft. capacity microwave or the 5.0 Cu. Ft. capacity oven to cook multiple dishes for big family meals or entertaining friends. Also, take advantage of the many versatile cooking modes to cook savory steaks, bake sweet, hot desserts, and keep it all warm if you don’t eat immediately.
- MultiMode convection system
- 4.3-inch full-color LCD display
- Convection and microwave combination
Best Value: LG 30” Stainless Steel Electric Built-In Single Oven (LWS3063ST)
Know your oven is always ready to go in 10 minutes with this LG single oven featuring an EasyClean function that gives your oven a spotless clean without the chemical fumes or high heat. And pull out picture-perfect meals from the 4.7 Cu. Ft. capacity space of an equally stunning Brilliant Blue interior for a high-end look for a low price. Best of all, with the true convection function, your meals will be evenly cooked at a faster pace and still have their delicious flavor and texture.
- True Convection
- EasyClean technology
- 4.7 Cu. Ft. capacity
Best Luxury: Signature Kitchen Suite 30” Stainless Steel Oven/Micro Combo Electric Wall Oven (SKSCV3002S)
Elevate your kitchen to the level of luxury you always wanted using the Signature Kitchen Suite microwave convection oven combo that pairs the flexible steam-assist convection oven with the convenience of a speed oven. Choose from the ultimate chef’s tool featuring gourmet speed cook, steam-combi, microwave, thermal, sous vide, and more to taste some of the finest cuisines for flavorful, crispy, flaky meals and desserts. What’s even better, you can cook and monitor your dishes from anywhere using the innovative ThinQ technology.
- Wi-Fi enabled for smart control
- True Convection cooking
- Steam Sous Vide cooking mode
Best Steam Convection Oven: Café™ 30” Stainless Steel Electric Built-In Oven/Micro Combo (CTC912P2NS1)
Achieve a whole new level of cooking flexibility thanks to our best microwave convection oven combo that offers true convection and five-in-one oven features with Advantium technology. Cook, bake, or roast all food to crunchy deliciousness with one of the 175+ menu selections using the Speedcook technology that allows you to skip preheating and get right to cooking. And with upper oven modes like steam cook and five-in-oven, you can prepare fresh, healthy vegetables or warm food up with the convection oven, microwave, or toaster functions.
- Sabbath mode
- True European Convection
- Five-in-one oven
Best Self-Clean Convection Oven: LG 30” Stainless Steel Electric Built-In Double Oven (LWD3063ST)
Take home our best convection wall oven that offers high-quality performance and a beautiful Brilliant Blue interior that provides an upscale look to your kitchen. And with LG’s EasyClean technology, your oven will remain beautiful and pristine after regular meals or large feasts all under 10 minutes. Cook full, tasty meals with true convection in the upper or lower ovens both with 4.7 Cu. Ft. capacities. Also, with the innovative NFC Tag On feature, you can easily check your smart oven’s status or diagnosis to ensure it stays in tip-top shape for the longest time.
- 9.4 Cu. Ft. total capacity
- ThinQ technology with Proactive Customer Care
- NFC Tag On
Best Scan-to-Cook Convection Oven: Whirlpool® 30” Stainless Steel Smart Combination Wall Oven (WOC75EC0HS)
Get all your recipes cooked, baked, and roasted right the first with this sophisticated Whirlpool convection oven loaded with smart features and culinary technology. Harness true convection cooking that uses a third heating element to distribute hot air evenly for quick and delectable meals that are assisted with the convection conversion that automatically adjusts cook time and temperatures just for you. And for those nights where frozen pizza or lasagna is on the menu, use the scan-to-cook and Frozen Bake technologies to scan the food’s barcodes on your smartphone to preprogram settings to cook tasty, picturesque dinners in no time. Finally, for those nights you entertain your guests, set your oven into party mode to remotely start automatically turning on settings to keep your dishes warm and ready to serve.
- Yummly guided cooking
- Scan-to-connect technology
Best Speed Convection Oven: LG 30” Stainless Steel Electric Built In Oven/Microwave Combo (LWC3063ST)
Whip up meals in a jiffy for friends and family with this LG steam convection oven that has speeds two to four times faster than a traditional oven. And with the Infrared Heating system, you no longer need to pre-heat, reducing your cook time by 20 percent, so everyone can enjoy a delicious and juicy meal sooner. You can also serve delicious, tasty steam-cooked dishes with the true convection oven that ensures a golden outside and a tender inside. The best part is you can take the guesswork out of cooking with over 50 preset cooking functions for your oven and microwave while keeping an eye on it all from the living room with the LG SmartThinQ app.
- Infrared Heating
- SmartThinQ technology
- SmoothTouch controls
Q: What’s the difference between conventional and convection ovens?
A: Conventional ovens cook by heating the air inside their cavities, resulting in stagnant air. In contrast, convection ovens have built-in fans that circulate air during the cooking process.
Q: What is a convection oven, and how does it work?
A: A convection oven is a kitchen appliance that uses a powerful fan and exhaust system that circulates hot air inside to maintain a consistent temperature. When cooking with a convection oven, it’s as easy as pie:
- Determine if recipe conversions are needed.
- Adjust time by 10 percent
- Lower temperature of the recipe by 25 degrees for convection cooking.
- Start cooking, baking, or roasting.
Q: Is a convection oven worth it?
A: Yes, convection ovens are more than worth it, ensuring your food cooks evenly, faster and browns it to crispy perfection. Additionally, you’ll be saving the environment and money on your utility bills since these appliances are more energy-efficient than the standard conventional oven.
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