Is a convection oven the same as a fan oven? are all fan ovens convection?
I don't know if it's the way people cook or if it'sn the fault of the oven, but i always thought that the food cooked for me by those people who have a fan oven was dry and not very good. Of course they may just cook like that, i don;t know.
I have, i believe, a fan/convection oven option in my microwave. I rarely use it for regular cooking, just when i have to get dinner on the table in a very short time and i combine a low wattage microwave and a high heat oven to brown the outside but make sure it's cooked inside (mainly potatoes, or stuffed eggplant, peppers, etc). Though it's the biggest microwave i could find, it's too small really, to bake in - once i had promised to bring a cake and my regular oven was broken and i ended up baking one layer of a cake in it, but it came out really bad but that could be because it was just too small and the cake was too close to the top and bottom - there is no "middle". in a box like that. I can't imagine, though, how a fan in an oven can NOT dry out what you're baking.
Anyway, I would cook roasts only at a very high heat, and just don;t like the slow cooking way. Maybe i'm just a cave woman, but i like real fire to cook my food. My resorting to the microwave is because i come home late and use it to defrost, and then sometimes to quick-cook something but it never comes as well as in the gas oven at high heat.