11:12AM | 08/18/04
Member Since: 08/17/04
1 lifetime posts
Hello folks:

We have been looking to replace our almost-40 year old GE wall oven with a new model.

We are trying to decide between the GE JKP25 nonconvectional & JK915 convectional models.

Although we use our oven almost every day, there are just two of us and we don't do any big cooking projects.

Anyone have any opinions to share re whether we should spend the extra money for the convectional model?

Thanks in advance to all respondents.


11:29AM | 08/18/04
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
Greetings Jack,

Our last 2 ovens have had convection. It's just an option--you can still cook without it if you prefer.

We actually like convection quite a bit. Depending on what you're cooking, it can come out crispier instead of more "steamed" (if that makes sense).

Since you use a lot, it'd be hard for me NOT to recommend convection.

With convection, you typically cook at a cooler temp. With our previous convection oven (a Kitchenaid model) they'd recommend you set at 25 degrees (I think it was) below recipe temp. Our current oven (Kenmore) makes the adjustment for you--e.g, you set at 400 and it cooks at 375.

Some cooking we still use non-convection--e.g., things you don't want drying out too much.

I should mention that I'm really not a big fan of cooking gimmicks....but we have gotten to like convection ovens.

Hope that helps!


-k2 in CO

Moderator, Miscellaneous Forum


01:32PM | 08/18/04
Member Since: 07/23/04
491 lifetime posts

**Anyone have any opinions to share re whether we should spend the extra money for the convectional model?**

Like was mentioned, you can still cook without the convection on a convection oven....but no way possible to cook with convection on a non-convection oven ;)

My wife would divorce me if I where to get rid of our convection oven! We started out with a microwave with the convection and liked it so much we got it in our free standing range as well.

Convection cooking has a small fan that helps to circulate the hot air around rather thna use natural air movement inside the oven, with convection things cook approx 5-10% faster and you can usualy turn the oven down 25ºF from what the recipy says.

Don't get caught up in that "cook 3 pans at the same time" routine that most sales people say....I ( we ) found that normally isn't the case. Two cookie sheets at a time works well.

Hope something here helps,


Appliance Repair Aid


06:09PM | 08/18/04
Member Since: 11/11/02
2293 lifetime posts
** looking to replace our almost-40 year old GE wall oven **

I would think your most pressing concern might be finding a replacement which will fit *into the cutout* the original one fits into... unless you're planning on doing a cabinet remodel at the same time?


Dan O.

The Appliance Information Site




Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

A simple banquette piled with pillows and lit from above with a wall sconce is a tempting spot to curl up with a favorite ... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... For windows, doors, and mirrors that could use a little definition, the Naples Etched Glass Border adds a decorative flora... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon