I understand that the convection oven distributes the heat more evenly, and there is a cost benefit because it cooks faster saving some electricity. With better oven design and manufacture is that even a … Conventional ovens (pros & cons) Pros: While you can use both types of ovens for cooking anything, a conventional oven is better for baking than a convection oven because the even heat of a convection oven may cause baked goods to rise and cook too quickly. Conventional ovens also have a simplicity … A convection oven is superior to a conventional oven in every way and doesn’t have much in the way of downsides. A conventional oven usually limits you to two cooking racks because a third rack in the middle won't have direct access to the radiant heat of the elements and won't cook as quickly. With the exception of the fan blowing lighter recipes too much, the only real downside is the premium cost. And according to CNET, “Conventional ovens typically are 25 to 30 degrees cooler than a convection oven set to the same temperature.” So if you’re using a convection oven, assume most recipes (unless they specify otherwise) are giving you the recommended cooking times and temps for a traditional oven, and … Recently I got this email from my sister-in-law: Susan, Do you see a benefit to using a convection oven vs. a traditional oven? In a convection oven, the fan ensures items on the middle rack cook at the same rate as those nearest the elements.