Is the Convection Setting on an Oven All That Important? — Side by Side: A Guide to Appliance Shopping

The oven is the workhorse of the kitchen. It’s the thing that bakes the cookies for your kid’s school functions, warms the soup when you’re sick, and helps you get that casserole on the table in a pinch.

If you’re in the market for a new one, you don’t want to make the wrong decision! There are tons of factors to take into consideration (Do you want gas or electric? Do you want a wall oven, a slide-in, or something else? Do you want stainless steel?), but here, we’re looking at one thing that seems to confuse a lot of people: the convection setting. Do you need your oven to have that feature?

To help you with your oven shopping, we’ve explained exactly what the feature does, and the pros and cons of an oven with and without it.



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