Convection Cooking in Your RV

Convection cooking can can turn the foods you cook in your RV into moist, evenly browned and delicious meals.

Many RVs have built in combination convection microwaves. Learning to use your RV convection oven properly will prove easier and more rewarding if you follow some simple cooking adjustments.

Convection Cooking

First, always follow the manufacturer's guidelines. If you purchased your RV new it most likely came with a user guide for your convection microwave ovens. If you don't have the user manual you can contact the manufacture to request a copy. Many times you will be able to request a copy online.

Your convection oven should have a rack or tray to lift the food off the glass plate and allow air circulation to flow around the food while cooking. You must use the rack in order for your food to cook evenly.

As a general rule you need to reduce the cooking time of your conventional recipes by 25%. Using pans the low sides or that are rimless will allow maximum browning. When baking in your convection oven the outside of the baked goods will solidify first and may not rise properly if the temperature is too high.

Here's an easy recipe for baked potatoes made in your convection oven:

  1. Microwave two potatoes for 3-4 minutes. 

  2. Remove and butter outside of potatoes.

  3. Season with salt and pepper and wrap in aluminum foil. 

  4. Place potatoes on rack (for air circulation) on turntable. 

  5. Cook on convection oven at 325 degrees for 15 minutes. 

* Remember don't use aluminum foil while microwaving, only use it when convection cooking.