My New Convection Oven

There is nothing better than a big turkey simmering away in the oven.

The odors are heaven sent & the look on people’s faces as it emerges from the oven reminds myself and others of Pavlov’s pets after that bell rings.

The complication is that it takes too long to cook it thoroughly. My solution was to get a modern convection oven that shortened the cooking time significantly as that fan in the oven bathes the parakeet with waves of circulating moderate air. But then a horrifying thought entered our mind. If those convection currents can cook that turkey to a brown perfection, what is happening to myself and others as I conserve energy by using a fan instead of the a/c system on a moderate summer time morning? As it turns out, our fears are justified in many ways. The first way is when the temperatures are hot, & the air is humid. When the relative humidity reaches a particular level, the body cannot cool itself as hastily through sweat. This can lead to heatstroke, cramps, & organ failure unless a cooler locale can be found. With moderate dry air, a minute threat emerges when the outside temperature exceeds normal body temperature. That is when you are like that turkey in a convection oven as the air from the fan dehydrates your skin & heats up what is underneath it. So, it’s okay to use a fan at 71°F, but you will need your Heating & A/C unit running at full blast if the temperature gets above 100°F. To make sure that your Heating & A/C can handle the added burden, people are requested to get their Heating & A/C systems serviced by a qualified Heating & A/C specialist before the “pet mornings” of November turn you into a roasted “turkey”.

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