Convection Ovens are great for baking Frozen Food
You can set the temperature and not have to worry about over or under cooking your Frozen Food. As with all Convection Ovens, when you first get it, you need to find out what the correct temperature is to cook your food. I use the recommended temperature and reduce the cooking time.
If it says cook at 170o C / 340o F I do however I will drop the cooking time by 5 – 10 minutes and check when it’s done. If it needs longer, just give it 5 minute increments until it’s ready. I could give you exact cooking times but each convection oven is different. Experiment and get to know your oven so it can cook delicious food each time.
What Can be Baked?
So far in my convection oven I’ve baked frozen food such as
- Sausage rolls
- Meat pies
- Chicken pies
- Frozen fish
- Frozen chips
- Prawn cutlets
- Spring rolls
- Dim Sims
This is a picture of me cooking a Chicken and Leek Pie. It was delicious.
No Oil Required
Cooking the prawn cutlets, chips and spring rolls meant they weren’t cooked in hot oil so I saved some calories there. I also didn’t have to get the oil cooker out, wait for it to heat, and then have to worry about oil spitting anywhere, then having to empty the oil out and dispose of it safely.
I haven’t yet found any frozen food that I can’t bake successfully in my oven. Of course, anything frozen that is in a plastic container has to be removed from it, but you have to do that in any oven.
Microwave Frozen Food
I have also successfully cooked in my convection oven products that are frozen and intended to be microwaved. I removed all the plastic and placed the frozen meal in a glass container, covered it with foil and cooked it. I usually don’t do that, but I was curious to see if it would work and it did. Of course you have to pick the meal, this was a frozen lasagne. I don’t think any of the microwavable meals with vegetables would have worked but I can experiment if anyone is interested.
I’ve also baked frozen meat in my convection oven. All the cooking shows demonstrate cooking from frozen to cooked and I wanted to try it out. I did a steak and did a bit of experimenting. I’m not a big fan of frozen meat, I have a butcher on the way home and I tend to drop in and get my meat as I need it, however I had the steak in the freezer and it worked
Meat from frozen to cooked does work in the convection oven. I had a nice meal and enjoyed my steak dinner that night.
As a mum, being able to bake frozen foods when I’ve had a busy day means that I can come home, throw the food in the convection oven and just wait for the ding to say it’s cooked.
I’m really glad that Convection Ovens Can Bake Frozen Foods. Have you used your oven in that way? I do all the time. Let me know what you think.
Convection Oven Lady