For all carnivores out there, you’ll be delighted to find out that a convection oven is one of the best ways to cook a steak. It takes roughly half an hour but that’s a worthy investment when you compare the gains.
Use the same recipes as you would with a regular oven with only a few adjustments in regards to temperature and cooking time. Let’s look into the steps and know-hows of cooking steak in a convection oven.
To find out more about convection ovens and the way they operate I suggest you refer to this guide I wrote.
Best Temperature to Cook Steak in a Convection Oven
The best temperature to cook steak in a convection oven is 275°F. While steak is usually cooked at 300°F in the oven, it’s recommended that you reduce the temperature by 25°F when using a convection oven, regardless of what you’re cooking.
Should You Preheat a Convection Oven?
Yes, you should preheat the convection oven before cooking a steak. Preheating will enhance the caramelization process and lead to an evenly cooked steak. Also, preheating makes the cooking process quicker.
How Long do You Cook Steak in a Convection Oven?
For medium-rare or well-done steak, you should cook it for 20-30 minutes at 275°F. If you prefer your steak rare, the cooking time should be around 10 minutes. The exact time depends on the thickness of the meat and your oven so make sure to keep an eye on the steak.
Cooking Steak in a Convection Oven
Cooking steak in a convection oven requires just a few simple steps and takes no more than 30 minutes. All you need to do is preheat the oven, cook until you get the desired looks of the steak, and enjoy it! As you’re using a convection oven, there’s no need to rotate the meat.
Season the Steak
Season the steak according to your liking. Add butter, olive oil, or whatever you desire, just make sure to include salt and pepper. Place the steak onto the baking pan and let it sit for 30 minutes at room temperature. You can sear the sides of the steak in the pan prior to putting it in the oven. Searing is recommended when the meat is thick.
Preheat the Oven
Preheat the oven to 275°F. It should take no longer than 10 minutes to preheat. This will provide for better and even cooking of the steak.
Cook The Steak
Place the baking pan/sheet inside the preheated oven. Bake for 20-30 minutes for medium-rare or well-done steak. To get a rare steak you should cook for 7 to 10 minutes, depending on your taste.
Convection ovens cook the food evenly so there’s no need to rotate the meat. However, they tend to cook faster compared to regular ovens so make sure to check on your steak every once in a while.
How to Know When The Steak is Done?
Apart from a visual checkup, you can tell if the steak is done by checking the temperature of the meat using a meat thermometer. Temperatures differ based on how well you want your steak to be.
- Rare: Cool red center (125°F/52°C)
- Medium Rare: Warm red center (135°F/57°C)
- Medium: Warm pink center (145°F/63°C)
- Medium Well: Slightly pink center (150°F/66°C)
- Well Done: Little to no pink (160°F/71°C)
You should check out this chart to see a visual representation of steak doneness.
Perfect Steak in Just a Few Easy Steps!
Cooking steak with a convection oven is a no-brainer. Once you have your preparation complete, things such as spicing and marinating the meat, the cooking process itself is seamless. Now, all there’s left is to enjoy your steak – Bon Appétit!
Is Convection Oven Good For Meat?
A convection oven is good for cooking meat, especially steaks. This is because convection ovens create a dry environment which allows for a crispy outside and soft and chewy inside. They also reduce cooking times by around 30%.