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The convection pizza oven is the best way to reheat old pizza. It will taste just as good as it did the day before. The optimal temperature for pizza reheating is 350 F (177C). Put the pizza right on the convection pizza oven rack, so the bottom and the top will be evenly heated. Alternatively, you can place a sheet of foil on the oven rack for a crispier crust, but if you want a very crispy crust, let the sheet heat up in the oven before you put the pizza on it. Bake it for around 5-10 minutes, until it reaches the doneness you want. Be careful to not let it bake too long, or else it will burn because of the high heat.
There are two methods you can use to keep your pizza warm with a convection oven. One method is by putting the cold pizza slices wrapped in aluminum foil in the oven for about 5-10 minutes. The oven should be set to 400 F (204 C). This will heat the whole slice and make it taste as if it was just made. Another method is by preheating the convection pizza oven to 200 F (93C) when you aren’t sure when you will want to eat it again. Place the pizza with the box into the oven and lower the heat of your oven to 140-150 degrees Fahrenheit. Both these methods will keep your pizza warm for several hours, so you won’t have to think about heating it up again right as you want to eat it.
Start by defrosting your frozen pizza for 1-2 hours. If you bake a pizza when it is still frozen, the outer layer of frost will melt and become steam, while the crust and toppings turn into a soggy mess. Remove the pizza from the box and take off any packaging. Preheat the convection oven to the temperature that is written on the box. Set the oven to bake. Put the pizza on a nonstick baking sheet so that it is flat at the center and slide the pizza onto a rack in the convection pizza oven. Leave it inside to cook, and this usually takes around 10-15 minutes depending on the type of pizza. When the cheese on the pizza turns golden brown, then your pizza is done.
A convection oven is an oven that uses the circulation of hot air by fans around the food, to cook food much faster than a conventional thermal oven would. Once you start to prepare your dough, use this time to let the oven preheat. You should set your convection pizza oven to the highest setting, usually 450 to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. That is equal to 232 to 260 degrees Celsius. Try to place a pizza stone or baking tray inside while the oven is preheating, to crisp the crust from underneath. Keep in mind that a convection oven uses hot air to heat the dish, so it takes a much shorter time to cook something than it would in a traditional oven. Leave the pizza in for 8-10 minutes, then let it cool and enjoy.
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