More and more RVs are coming equipped with a combination microwave/convection oven and it can be confusing for those who have never used a convection oven before. Many people say they had their rig for a long time before even trying the convection feature but, once they did, wished they had sooner. They ended up loving it.
The convection aspect of your microwave uses heat and a fan to cook your food. One of the first rules to respect is reading the owners manual. Really, read it. You will get so much more use out of your convection oven if you read up on it first.
You should use the racks that come with it because your food will need to be suspended so heat can circulate around it. Regular cookware works just fine though some people recommend choosing shallow dishes instead of deeper ones.
Be sure to let the oven preheat. Most of the early mistakes we hear about is that one. They failed to preheat the oven first. Cooking times are about 20% faster and temperatures are somewhat lower, too. So read the manual and preheat the oven. When you do those things you are more than half way there.
Your food will cook through and you can achieve a crispy crust outside and maintain a soft interior, just like in your regular oven. Some people remark that they now use their regular RV oven for storage and use their convection oven solely for cooking the family meals.
RV Quick Tip – How to Use a Microwave Convection Oven