I got a combo microwave/convection/grill oven for Xmas. What/How do I cook in it?
I had a microwave (used for reheating leftovers and such) and a toaster oven (for baking small things and, um, making toast), but they both died this autumn. So I put those items on my wish list for Santa this Xmas.
A relative thought they'd kill two birds with one stone and gave me a very nice combination microwave/convection oven with a 'grill' feature: Sanyo EM7686V
It's very nice, and works great as a microwave. But I have never cooked with a convection oven (I have a regular gas oven), so I don't know what do do with that part. And the manual has directions for several mixed modes of cooking, allowing you to do various combinations of microwave then convection, convection plus 'grill', etc. There's no recipe book or anything included, so I have no idea how to make use of these fancy features as far as what to cook with it. I could just keep using it as a (big) microwave and ignore the rest, but that seems a waste.
Any MeFites out there have one of these combo ovens? What do you use it for? Is there anything that they do especially well at or cook faster/better than a regular oven? Any particular dish you like to make with it because the combo cooking lets you 'set and forget'?