Infrared Oven Tips

August 7, 2009
Food in an infrared oven.

Product: NuWave Infrared Cooker

Manufacturer: Hearthware

Cost: $99.00

It seems pricey on the surface, but has saved us time and electricity. it cooks quickly and well. much, much more quickly than a standard stove, and the cooked meat is moist, tender, juicy and is cooked right.


I did find the instructions basically useless-not that there aren't plenty of them, but that the estimated time/heat for cooking didn't work for where I live (1475 feet above sea level) and may not work for where you live. I suggest just trial and error. a knob with numbers 1-10 lets you set the heat level, I find 1-4 is best for defrost, 8-10 for final cooking. another knob lets you set the cooking time. it's that simple.

with a clear cover, it's easy to see how the meal is coming along. The wire grill is as difficult to clean as a barbecue grill, but a minor hassle if you turn it high side down in it's tray and let the tray and grill soak in soapy water.

I really can't complain about anything to do with the NuWave, the few issues I have with it can be circumvented. I did try both models, the manual and the digital. the digital died on us almost immediately. the manual is much sturdier.


I swear by my NuWave. I've successfully cooked steak, roast, chicken and fish, as well as potatoes in it, and they are delicious. I'm a really poor cook, but we eat nice, flavorful meals thanks to the NuWave. because it is infrared, it is much cooler than a stove so summer cooking is lots cooler. it cooks very hot, but doesn't leak heat.

it is simple and easy to use, relatively easy to clean, and rather conservative in power use and heat expenditure.

By Cornelia from Oregon

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6 Questions

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October 13, 2017

Is it normal for the prongs on the plug to be hot when you unplug it after use? I have the manual dial type.


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October 15, 20170 found this helpful
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It may be normal for the plug to be slightly warm but never should it be hot to the touch. I would suggest that you not use it as using it could create a fire hazard situation.


Here is a link to check if you need a manual for your nuwave.

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October 31, 2008

Does anyone have a FlavorWave roaster? How do you like it? I want to know if it's worth buying and using my little counter space. Thank you for this info.

bdon1 from Praireville, LA


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November 3, 20080 found this helpful

You should join the group:
They can give you information on this or any Kitchen Appliance.

November 3, 20080 found this helpful

I have had mine for over a year now, and I love it! We do alot of pork and some times I just put it in frozen and it gets done just fine, and is moist and very tender. I have baked in it and done bacon. How nice to have all that splatter confined for easy clean up.


Just experiment with it. I wouldn't trade mine for anything. I think it is worth it. I looked at the video on the Thane site for a month or more before I decided to take a chance on it, and I am perfectly happy with it. Hope this helps.

February 4, 20100 found this helpful

I bought one this past October and I wouldn't be able to survive without it. My favorite thing is roasting veggies. I just toss them in the bottom of the glass bowl (no rack) with a little olive oil, S&P and let it do it's thing. It cooks meat tender and juicy, and I have even dehydrated a few herbs which came out great.
I did have a Nuwave oven but the dome cracked and I didn't want to pay almost 50 bucks in shipping to get a new one. Love the glass bowl on the Flavorwave!

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December 22, 2011

If a recipe says to cook in a regular oven at 350 F for 45 minutes, how long should it be cooked in the NuWave? Is there a calculation or formula?

By Elaine B


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December 27, 20110 found this helpful

I had a NuWave oven from several years ago and it blew air so forcefully, that the food would be scattered all over the container while cooking. Does this still happen?

August 18, 20150 found this helpful

I have not had that problem at all. I am assuming it has been resolved.

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June 22, 2014

How long and at what temperature do I cook lasagna in my Nuwave oven?

By Donna

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August 7, 2010

Where can I purchase an instruction manual for the Nu Wave cooking machine?

By Pat Bogan from Birmingham, AL

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