What’s the difference?
Conventional ovens feature heating elements on the top and bottom of the oven cavity. Convection ovens have these elements in addition to a fan that helps circulate hot air throughout the oven cavity. This can help dishes placed on different racks bake at a similar rate. Some models also integrate a third heating element at the back of the cavity.
Although convection and conventional ovens look similar on the outside, it’s easy to see the difference between the two when you look inside. Use this guide to learn more about convection and conventional ovens to find the right one for your family’s needs.