Originally Posted by jerri3086
Thanks charcol. I have the sorry excuse of a manual that whirlpool left in the micro/conv oven. Went online to find another one but I can only find the same one I have. Will need to read up on convection cooking. I guess I will need new pans to cook in.
Glass turntable can be used either in microwave or convection mode. Rack can only be used in convection mode and must be removed for microwave mode.
This unit has no turnoff of the turntable in either mode. You do not need special bakeware for the convection oven. You will need to use small round wire rack if using the turntable to place pots on in convection mode. You will use the large slide-in rack when using rectangular baking pans. The convection oven works the same as a regular oven other than, for more even cooking, you need to turn the pan around half way through the cooking and recipes usually require 25 degrees less temperature or shorter cooking times than a standard oven. In addition, the maximum time you can program to bake is 99 minutes.
You will get used to it quickly, just make sure you clean anything off the walls, ceiling or turntable before baking or once heated on is a son-of-a-gun to clean. You also can get creative, for thanksgiving, I cut the backbone out of the turkey and then broke the breast in half and then placed the flat turkey on the dressing. This allowed both to be cooked at the same time, turned out great.