Posted on: 29 August, 2008

Author: John W. Mann

The Infrawave oven is one of the latest appliances for the modern, well equipped kitchen. It cooks foods up to 50% faster than a conventional oven without the loss of flavor than a microwave sometimes produces. There is a new kitchen appliance that makes baking, grilling and other cooking chores faster and easier than ever before. Called an Infrawave oven, it uses infrared light technology to make cooking and baking up to 50% faster than with a conventional oven, a toaster oven or even a microwave. The oven uses a higher frequency infrared lightwave to cook food and this results in brown and crispy foods where a microwave sometimes yields bland versions of the same dish. Meats are cooked on the inside and the outside at the same time. Chef-quality is how the food has been described by folks tasting it. The product is actually closer to a portable convection oven than it is to a microwave. The oven actually sends out two different types of infrared waves. The first are shorter, high frequency waves that cooks the surface of the food to make the food crispy. The other type are long, lower frequency waves that cook the inner sections of the food. Then end results are perfectly cooked meats, fish and poultry cooked in almost half the time of a conventional oven. Your family will be enjoying faster and healthier meals in less time than ever before. And there's no thawing or preheating required either. The Infrawave oven takes care of that as well. What a time-saving convenience that is. In fact, many frozen foods are completely cooked in under 20 minutes. Not much larger than a toaster oven, the unit is small and compact with a footprint of only 15 inches wide by 14 inches deep. It has a capacity of 0.7 cubic feet with inside dimensions of 10-5/16 inches x 11 inches x 6 inches tall. The oven is also equipped with a digital touch pad, a digital display and a slide out crumb tray. The especially unique aspects of the Infrawave are its ability to "know" how to cook your food based on the settings you choose. The unit is equipped with a touchpad that you use to program the oven for whatever type of food you are preparing. You simply input the type of food that you're going to cook (steak, chicken, lasagna, potatoes, etc.) and the Infrawave oven automatically sets the cooking temperature and time. The oven can be set to alert you at different times during the cooking cycle, depending on the type of dish you are preparing. For example, you can choose 'regular' and 'crispy' and then the oven will alert you when the cooking time is done for the regular cycle and then it will alert you once again when the cooking time is done for the crispy cycle. There are a number of different preset options available as well so you won't be stuck looking for the perfect choice. You don't need special cooking dishware either; any type of cookware that you would use in a conventional oven is satisfactory including metal cookware, ovenproof dishes without lids or ceramic cookware are acceptable. You need to make certain to keep the cookware and the food you're cooking at least one inch away from the upper heating elements. All in all, any modern well-equipped kitchen will benefit from the addition of this appliance with its ability to produce chef-quality foods in less time than ever. Article Tags: Infrawave Oven, Conventional Oven Source: Free Articles from