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How to choose
If you have decided to buy a countertop convection oven, but know very little about them, it can be difficult to decide on a style, make and model of oven. For tips on how to choose a countertop convection oven, read on for a quick guide to help you make an informed selection.
- The first step in determining how to choose a countertop convection oven is to first look at your individual needs for the oven and consider how you will utilize the oven in your kitchen. For example, if you have a small kitchen and intend to store the oven in a cabinet except when in use, you will want to be sure to select a size that fits within your cabinets for storage and will fit in the counter space you allocate to the oven.
- Next, think about the type of cooking you plan to do with your countertop convection oven. Some people use a countertop oven like a toaster oven. They toast bread, warm dishes and cook small frozen meals and that’s all. Others use their countertop oven to cook full meals, bake breads, rotisserie a whole chicken, steam rice and vegetables, or broil meats. There are a wide variety of countertop convection ovens that are designed for a certain type of cooking. Knowing how you will use the oven will significantly help you to choose the correct oven to meet your needs.
- Next, consider your budget for your countertop convection ovens. The entry point on countertop convection ovens is roughly $50 (see some products), but the higher end models are above $400 (see some products). This is a wide range and without a budget, it can be easy to look at that full range of oven models. Knowing what you intend to spend can help to narrow the range substantially.
Now that you’ve narrowed your range in terms of how you will use the oven in your kitchen, the type of cooking you plan to do and your budget, it’s time to go shopping! Take a look at several models that fit all of your needs and look at their various features. Some will offer different settings that may be attractive to you. Others may offer several racks, pans and inserts that you can use in the oven. Yet others will have excellent customer reviews.
In short, thinking about how to choose a countertop convection oven will help you to pick a model that will best fit your needs in the long run. A little homework and research before making a purchase can ensure you get the best oven for you.