Have you seen this oven (or something similar?)
Toshiba Combination Microwave Convection Oven
When we moved into our house in Kuching, we found that it was completely furnished. The owner had moved out with the intention that she might possibly move back in, so she left all the furniture, and all the pots, pans, dishes, glasses and cutlery. She also left the fridge, the washing machine, the rice pot, and this combination microwave convection oven.
Readers of this blog know that Annie loves to use the oven. Back in San Jose, we had an electric range with a large oven underneath. With it, she could bake scones and layer cakes, roast lamb shanks, braise chicken, broil salmon collars…the list goes on.
In our kitchen here in Kuching, the house does not come with a built-in oven. It only has a gas stove (two burners) and this countertop combination microwave / convection oven. We plugged it in, and found that it still turned on. (Of course, there was no instruction manual to be found)
We managed to figure out the microwave part of it and have used it to reheat our leftover food. But what has us stumped is the convection oven part.
Toshiba Combi Microwave / Convection Oven
How exactly does “Combi” work? Why are there Convec.1 and Convec. 2 settings? Can we actually use this to cook some of our favorite oven recipes? Is it even worth keeping?
Toshiba Combi Microwave Convection Oven
All these questions, but no one we’ve asked here in Kuching has offered a straight answer.
So we need some help from you, dear reader. Can you tell us how to work this combination microwave convection oven? Please, leave a comment!
If you don’t know, maybe someone you know has the answer. Would you Stumble, Tweet, or share this post on Facebook or any online forum you are active on?
‘Cause we really want to get baking again.
Cheers and Aloha, Nate and Annie.