Just wanted to pass along my blog for those trying to figure out what and how to cook in Korea. Enjoy. My site is also listed under BLOGS. I hope it helps.
There are tons of counter top convection ovens on G Market for under $100, and a number that are are under $50 even.
I just typed in 'convection oven' in G Market and got a ton of hits. The link is unsorted and I find that the English search results on G Market are more expensive than the Korean hits, so with a bit of creative searching on the Korean side of things, I'm sure you could get one cheaper than the ones on my link.
We used a basic toaster oven for years before we got a 'real' oven to bake chickens, cookies, pita bread, banana bread...anything.
Matt's right. There really isn't any reason to go ovenless in Korea when you can cook everything but a turkey in a counter top toaster oven/convection oven.
This is the oven I got about 3 years ago and I use it almost daily. In fact I am not sure how I ever lived in Korea for almost 5 years previously without an oven. It cost me just over 100 but the price has obviously gone up a bit over the last few years. It has a rotisserie for chicken which is kind of neat.
Company is called Wiswell. Which I think is Korean. I thought about getting a regular oven, but honestly the convection does everything I need. Except it can't fit a turkey! For that I go to my friend's house!
There are of course larger and smaller models as well as a ton of other companies.
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