Food is placed on a perforated tray, usually inside an air fryer basket, which promotes more air circulation. The convection setting works in tandem with a fan that is usually located in the back of the oven.
Its fan can be turned off to bake like a traditional oven, which is ideal for more delicate tasks like cookies and cake. Convection ovens do not normally come with any special accessories, although some manufacturers sell crisper trays to mimic air frying.
They include air fryer baskets, trays, racks, spits for rotisseries, and skewers for kebabs. The downside of air fryers is they can't cook as much food at one time as you can in an oven.
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