Infrared Oven Tips

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Rapid cooking systems, such as Nu Wave or Turbo Chef, using infrared technology cook differently then your standard oven. This is a page containing infrared oven tips.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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

www.nuwavepic.com/.../NuWave_PIC_Manual_and_Cookbook.pdf

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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.

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bdon1 from Praireville, LA

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By Linda :o) (Guest Post)
November 3, 20080 found this helpful

You should join the group:
www.groups.yahoo.com/.../KitchenAppliancesandRecipes
They can give you information on this or any Kitchen Appliance.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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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