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Countertop Convection Ovens

Countertop Convection Ovens

Countertop Convection Ovens work by using a fan to circulate heat around the oven to cook it faster at a reduced temperature.  You can bake, fry, roast, broil, and steam your foods.  Some ovens also have a rotisserie.

The oven allows you to cook food in about 25% less time then you would cook it in a conventional oven.  You use less fat to cook your food and oils drip away from the food so it’s a healthier way to cook.  As the oven cooks by hot moving air, your food is cooked evenly.

As you can select the cooking temperature and time in your oven, you can set it and then forget it until it’s finished.  I do recommend that you do this only after you’ve learnt how your oven cooks because every one is slightly different.

They are easy to clean and the hot air used for cooking does not create smoke or burn the food.  They are small enough to sit permanently on your kitchen bench whilst not taking up too much room.  Like any oven, they get hot when cooking so care should be taken when using one.

When buying your new oven, I recommend you read reviews and find the oven that is right for you.  The prices can vary from $50.00 to $400.00.  Find the one that’s right for you at the right price.

Countertop Convection Ovens are available in many brands and come in two basic shapes.  One is a  rectangle that resembles a toaster oven and the other is in a round shape.

The Rectangle Countertop Convection Oven

This style of oven can:

  • Broil, convection, bake, and rotisserie functions (Not all models have a rotisserie function, check before buying)
  • 10- to 120-minute timer or “stay on” option; adjustable temperature up to 500 degrees F (Models can vary between a 60 or 120 minute timer)
  • Spacious interior that is usually large enough for a pizza or a chicken.
  • Shelves and / or accessories to help with cooking.
  • Easy to Clean – most have a tray that can easily be removed for cleaning

The Round Countertop Convection Oven

This style of oven uses infrared heating and a convection fan to cook food fast and evenly.

  • The oven can broil, roast, bake, grill, barbecue, fry, steam.
  • Manual dial switches
  • Power, timer indicator lights
  • Easy to operate.  Just select and set the time and temperature
  • Shelves and accessories
  • Self cleaning


I recommend buying a Countertop Convection Oven.  I own the round type and have had it for over 3 years.  I use it every day.

I am eating food that is cooked quickly and is moist, delicious and healthy.  If you don’t have one and you’ve been considering it, it’s time to go out and buy one.

Convection Oven Lady



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  • Jo Carey-Bradshaw April 30, 2011, 3:22 pm

    Hello again,

    This is interesting. I have probably walked straight past the rectangular versions of the countertop convection ovens while I was seeking out styles of the ‘space-ship’ versions like that of my mother-in-law’s. it just goes to show that one should pay attention to details closely. There is much to discover it seems. 🙂
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  • Kerry Lea May 1, 2011, 10:34 am

    Hi Tania

    The round one looks really interesting and the fact that is is self cleaning is fantastic.
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  • Hilary May 25, 2011, 2:38 pm

    Interesting post, I am now a lot more educated on countertop convection ovens. I had no idea there were two types, and how easy they are to use. I look forward to learning more :).
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  • jade baker June 19, 2011, 1:50 pm

    just brought a round convection oven feel realy dumb as i want to know is the light ment to keep going on and off during cooking, ??????

    • Convection Oven Lady June 20, 2011, 8:18 am

      Hi Jade
      The light is meant to go on and off. Your oven is working as it’s meant to. I hope you enjoy your oven as much as I do

      It’s not dumb at all to ask. As a number of my friends say, there are no dumb questions, only dumb answers.

  • Lisa Irving June 19, 2011, 9:40 pm

    Hi Tania,

    Thank you for all this information, my oven has just gone on the blink and after reading all this information you have sold me!! I will be buying one this week probably the round one. I will keep you posted and look forward to reading your favorite recipes and will let you know mine.

    • Convection Oven Lady June 20, 2011, 8:17 am

      Hi Lisa, that’s great. There are a heap of specials available this week. I saw one for $39 at Kmart. I hope you get a great buy.

  • Rogelio June 9, 2014, 2:58 am

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    through a few of the posts I realized it’s new to me.
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    bookmarking it and checking back frequently!
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  • Joyce December 14, 2014, 10:41 am

    Can glass casserole dishes be used in a countertop over? Anyone with knowledge please let me know. Thanks.

  • jase8rise November 23, 2016, 3:37 am

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