I love to cook, and bake, and eat. But I haven’t had an oven for about 3 years. (You can read more about how I still make healthy and delicious meals here.) One of the appliances that makes it work is the NuWave Oven. So today I’m sharing the pros and cons of this handy kitchen device, as well as where you can pick up your own.
I was not compensated for this review. All opinions are my own.
What is the NuWave Oven?
The NuWave cooks by combing infrared, convection, and conduction cooking. Conduction heat is what a traditional oven uses. Convection heat circulates the hot air around the food. This produces even heat and cooks the food evenly. Infrared penetrates through the food to cook the inside, while browning the outside. This makes your meats especially juicy and tender.
The NuWave Oven comes with a rack that sits inside. You can also purchase several accessories for it. Some of the accessories available are an extender ring, a pizza kit, a carrying bag, and more. There are several models available; I have the Pro Plus.
Pros of the NuWave Oven
- You can cook in the NuWave Oven without heating up your whole house. This is great on hot summer days.
- You can easily cook two items at once. I like to cook my meats on the upper rack, and vegetables or sides on the lower.
- It has several settings, so your food is cooked just right every time.
- It operates quietly.
- The dome is easy to replace. (Ours got broken when we moved. I have read that some reviews that state there were problems with the dome cracking quickly, but I have not had this issue.)
- The NuWave Oven often cooks faster than a traditional oven.
- You can cook many things in this oven, including hard boiled eggs!
- It doesn’t require any preheating.
- You can cook foods that haven’t been defrosted first. I have put frozen chicken in, tossed on some seasonings, and had it come out amazing.
- If you have the extender ring, you can cook something as large as a whole turkey in the NuWave Oven!
- It works with any pan, as long as it fits in the oven.
- It’s easy to clean.
- You don’t have to babysit it while it cooks.
- It does take up a bit of counter space, so this is something you should be prepared for.
- It doesn’t handle baked goods well. They tend to not get cooked through. One workaround is to use bundt pans when possible.
- The NuWave Oven doesn’t hold pans much bigger then 8×8.
- Many foods will need to be turned halfway through cooking. Not a big deal, but thicker pieces of meat won’t cook through without being flipped.
This appliance does have a few drawbacks, but they can easily be worked around. Overall, I love my NuWave Oven and would recommend it to anyone. You can find it here.
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