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Old 11-19-2023, 05:59 PM   #1
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Any quick tips on using a convection oven in Thor Vegas 2018! We never ever used it before, can you use foil in a light pie pan?

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Old 11-19-2023, 06:21 PM   #2
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Any quick tips on using a convection oven in Thor Vegas 2018! We never ever used it before, can you use foil in a light pie pan?
This is def. a RTFM moment.
Don't mess until you have read and understood the manual. If none in the RV, find manual online from mfr. We have a combo convection microwave unit, so have to be extra cognizant about what you do.

In ours, metal racks can be used for convection, but not sure about foil. I am still getting used to ours- like having it, but not comfy yet with the operation, but is great on cold days- be sure to be plugged in. Lotta watts used when using that feature.

As usual, google is your friend- says ok to use foil wrap here- ONLY in convection mode tho- NOT MICROWAVE!!

https://www.thecookwarementor.com/ca...nvection-oven/
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Listing your model or maybe a link to your model may help with others trying to help, but as stated above and I hope it is well received and that is refer to your manual as the absolute authority.

Having said that... we have a Convection Oven at home that is separate from the Microwave above it. The Convection Oven can cook with or without Convection being on. We don't do anything different. If it works in our regular oven we will use when we go to Convection mode. That includes Aluminum foils, cooking bags etc.

But If you have a Microwave / Convection combo, that I can see is easier to make a mistake. We have gas oven and regular microwave. We have Air Fryer if Convection cooking is required.
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Read your manual. My Furrion Convection Microwave allows using small pieces of flat foil to shield meat while cooking. I can use metal cookware when using Bake/Brown but not when using combination cooking.

Again, read your manual.
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the only thing we use ours for is making chocolate chip cookies when we are plugged in, and we are very rarely plugged in. like has been said, read the manual on proper use instructions, it is not simple. i have thought about removing it, the space could be used for much better things.
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Any quick tips on using a convection oven in Thor Vegas 2018! We never ever used it before, can you use foil in a light pie pan?
Other than reading the manual one tip is when you want to bake something in convection oven make sure you preheat the oven first. Heat isnít automatic like using the microwave.
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In convection mode, it's nothing more or less than a regular, electric oven other than circulation of air. As advised above, read the manual regarding specific procedures for pre-heating. And, have everything ready to go pretty quickly during placement of what your cooking. Convection ovens will default to off quickly if it doesn't sense your objective based on timing of door opening and how long you leave it open during the process. Go to YouTube and search for your specific model...they're all on there. We learned 1,000 times more from that than any manual will print. When downsizing from my 3 burner stove/oven I though this was the biggest challenge. Turns out the convection options is great...if you study and do it right...disasterous if you don't. We cook most everything outdoors but use the convection while on the road and at rest areas/temp stops. Our previous Super C had a convection microwave in addition to the gas oven...that WAS the stupidest thing I THOUGH I had ever seen. I threw away all the racks for convection cooking when we bought it...never used it...until our new coach came with that as the only baking option. Old dog learned new trick.
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Old 11-25-2023, 07:58 PM   #8
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Old 11-25-2023, 08:03 PM   #9
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Any quick tips on using a convection oven in Thor Vegas 2018! We never ever used it before, can you use foil in a light pie pan?
Hello,
Since I posted the question I read the manual and cooked in it everyday since I posted it. Thanks to all and especially the ones that had smart remarks! Since we had this RV, itís been hardly used since 2018; disabled couple just like to seek some advice from more seasoned RV owners, so sarcastic remarks arenít needed, we try to respect the audience with some kind words of wisdom! Happy holidays
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Old 11-26-2023, 12:31 AM   #10
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I saw no sarcasm.
I saw a very helpful 10,000 words or so.
Every poster went out of their way to help you with adulting.
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I saw no sarcasm.
I saw a very helpful 10,000 words or so.
Every poster went out of their way to help you with adulting.
And they all came to the same conclusion which the OP followed - Read The Manual - which solved their question.
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Read the instructions that came with the one you have at home and follow the same instructions. Personally, I would not use aluminum foil in a convection or a regular microwave oven. Bottom line, no aluminum or any kind of plastic in a microwave oven. Safety first, always.
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Old 11-26-2023, 12:28 PM   #13
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Convection/microwave oven

Have used ours quite a bit and found it easy to use and the results are great.
also use aluminum pans witch we usually throw away after use for an easy clean up. They do get very warm so best to use with a window open and the fan on
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Read the instructions that came with the one you have at home and follow the same instructions. Personally, I would not use aluminum foil in a convection or a regular microwave oven. Bottom line, no aluminum or any kind of plastic in a microwave oven. Safety first, always.
What safety factors are you concerned with when the manual permits? All microwaveable TV dinners come with some kinds of plastic. Most all cooking ware or containers these days even tell you if it is microwaveable or not.

I think it is good that the OP sought clarity on this distinction between the use of Aluminum foil in Microwave versus Convection ovens. The cooking principles entirely different.
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Old 11-26-2023, 02:36 PM   #15
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Since I posted the question I read the manual and cooked in it everyday since I posted it. Thanks to all and especially the ones that had smart remarks! Since we had this RV, itís been hardly used since 2018; disabled couple just like to seek some advice from more seasoned RV owners, so sarcastic remarks arenít needed, we try to respect the audience with some kind words of wisdom! Happy holidays
I didn't see any smart remarks, only people trying to help and give you accurate and safe responses.

I am curious to know if you cooked a turkey in that Convection oven wrapped in foil or one of those plastic turkey wraps to retain moisture?

We cooked two turkeys (both prepped and prepared the same), using a deep fryer (1 hr) and one in an outdoor electric smoker oven ( 10 hrs) and they both were delicious. FWIW, we never have the outcome we prefer with the Turkeys in our convection oven, they just dry too easily even wrapped which I hate doing.

I trust you had a Happy Thanksgiving, and will have a Merry Christmas.
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I didn't see any smart remarks, only people trying to help and give you accurate and safe responses.

I am curious to know if you cooked a turkey in that Convection oven wrapped in foil or one of those plastic turkey wraps to retain moisture?

We cooked two turkeys (both prepped and prepared the same), using a deep fryer (1 hr) and one in an outdoor electric smoker oven ( 10 hrs) and they both were delicious. FWIW, we never have the outcome we prefer with the Turkeys in our convection oven, they just dry too easily even wrapped which I hate doing.

I trust you had a Happy Thanksgiving, and will have a Merry Christmas.

I don't think even a 10# turkey would fit in a convection microwave oven. Even a full bone in turkey breast would be problematic, even in a full-sized residential convection microwave. The best you could hope to fit is a split turkey breast or a boneless turkey breast. The Key to keep from drying out your turkey it first brine it and second use a meat thermometer. I have done turkey in the convection oven of my residential range and never had a dry turkey. I have even done a turkey in one of these:
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I don't think even a 10# turkey would fit in a convection microwave oven. Even a full bone in turkey breast would be problematic, even in a full-sized residential convection microwave. The best you could hope to fit is a split turkey breast or a boneless turkey breast. The Key to keep from drying out your turkey it first brine it and second use a meat thermometer. I have done turkey in the convection oven of my residential range and never had a dry turkey. I have even done a turkey in one of these:
https://www.amazon.com/Electric-Remo...1zcF9tdGY&th=1
We don't have any type of Convection Microwave oven but I can see why it may be too small. Our turkeys are usually around 14 lbs. The Adventurer model of our SOB that cost about $25k more came with a Convection Microwave oven and it was a none starter for my wife. She wanted the gas oven and regular microwave. I know the convection is suppose to make it cook more even, but I have yet to see the taste results on my plate

I don't know what brining a turkey is or means, but sounds like something I don't care to learn. All our turkeys have pop out sensors when done and they work really good, we have never had an undercooked turkey. Meat thermometers are always used as standard procedure no matter the cook method. Dry is relative to the beholder. Compared to other methods Convection is dryer IMO. By definition of method I would think it has to be.

We do have one of those roasters but we never thought about cooking a turkey in it. My wife does use the convection feature on the home Convection oven for other meat items, but for turkeys, it is non starter. We have three other ways that we prefer.

1. Charcoal smoker / firebox ( this has the best flavor and meat just falls off the bones) but it requires the most work
2. Fryer, it is the simplest and fastest
3. Electric Smoker - it is lazy man cooking, @5 hrs, I drain 3/4 of the juices from pan, add fresh water in separate container below, and add new wood chips; and 19 hrs later it is ready to go.

We always cooks at least 2 turkeys sometimes 3. WE were in our RV Thanksgiving Day and on the road, but we had cooked the Turkey the day before leaving. If we were full time, we would have used the gas oven.
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I've never heard a delicious, cooked turkey screaming "you cooked me the wrong way"! It isn't what you cook it in...its how you cook it. Personally, I prefer smoking. We didn't do turkey this year. We did lobster, oysters and shrimp. But in years past, I smoke 4 turkeys along with a few slabs of baby back ribs, a couple filets of salmon and 4 huge tuna steaks for making smoked tuna dip. All of it freezes well in the Food Saver bags for a long time and is ready at a moments notice. If you screw up the turkey it's a sign you don't know how to cook. It's got to be one of the easiest things to cook.
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How to brine a Turkey

And more information about how to do it to insure moist white meat.

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And more information about how to do it to insure moist white meat.

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Well I like the humor, especially the girl that says "Whatever" to Alton Brown

I asked my wife and she said she had heard or brine, but never knew how it was done. She watched the video, but she (a lot nicer than me) just kind of shrugged it off.

I say hell no. For starters, I am not giving up my 5 gallon car wash buckets or pool chemicals buckets to prep some jive turkeys Besides it is too much salt. Plus I only like sugar on cereals, on pancakes or as part of my desserts. Throw in that it takes way too long. With that said; I think we get the effect that the Food Scientist alluded to anyway; because we always inject our turkeys and they sit in the fridge a few hours before cooking.

With that said, I did learn something today. Thanks for sharing the video, it was a good watch. The science behind it is why I said our turkeys were delicious, and NOT "magically delicious"
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