What is a GE Profile convection oven?


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A GE Profile convection oven is one of a series of products in the General Electric Profile design line of appliances that uses circulating warm air to provide even cooking temperatures. Convection is available in wall ovens, above-range ovens, ranges and combination microwave-convection ovens, as of 2015.

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The GE Profile series design is contemporary with sleek lines that enhance the product's style and enable easy cleaning. Other than ovens, kitchen appliances in the brand also include refrigerators, dishwashers and cooktops. The series incorporates advanced technological features, such as wireless preheating and smartphone control.

The convection feature circulates heated air around the food with a fan. To ensure even air distribution, the fan rotates in one direction, pauses, and then rotates in the opposite direction. The circulating air prevents a layer of cooler air from forming around the food, resulting in faster cooking times than in conventional ovens. The passing air creates a crust on the food that seals in moisture.

In combined convection microwave cooking, elements heat the air before circulation. The microwave cooks food quickly from the inside out, while the convection system heats the food from the outside, creating a crisp browned skin. Because of the faster-cooking speeds of convection ovens, it is often necessary to adjust recipe timing.

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