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Has anybody ever used the "flavor wave" oven?

I have used or have/had most of these cookers. The first reply is a good one for review. They ALL cook faster than a conventional oven. A 20min item will cook in about 16 minutes. And NONE of them cook from the inside out....if that were true, you couldn't have a medium rare steak???? They all say turn about half way thru. Jetstream oven has the strongest fan and it is 2-stage and I've repaired the motor myself at least twice. But the others are all but impossible. The plastic housing cracks over time and the glass ones are heavy and awkward. Replacement parts are expensive...cheaper to buy a new one (before it is discontinued) AND they are rarely interchangeable.(save maybe the racks) i.e. There was the Flavorwave, The Flavorwave Deluxe, and now the Turbo...All 3 have a different design and the former two are not available from the Distributor.
How do you save??? No preheating required and running on 110V vs.220V. Incidentally, the voltage in America has gone from 250/125 to 220/110...which ultimately reduces output of amps and watts.(more on that later). Vacuum sea and season pork chops, chicken breasts, etc. and you've got a quick meal. Great for 1-3 persons.. Good for Shake and Bake and great for warming Supermarket fried chicken. The Jetstream does the best for crispness (because of the fan)...the Flavorwave/Nuwave (same motor) does the worst...but still better than a microwave. The Aroma is the only one of the four I've tried to get over 400 deg. The Jetstream gets about 375/380 and the Flavowaves/Nuwaves get about 340/350. For crispy foods remove the tops when done, else they will steam
In the USA, the voltage drop greatly affects heats output. And most kitchens are only 15-20 amps...and the outlets are usually the same for your lights, refrigerator, coffee pot, etc. That is probably why electric BBQ and Deep Fryers don't work well at home.

I don't own a dishwasher, but I suspect that would be the best cleaning...save the ones where the motor head is permanently attached.. Flour based items don't bake well, and bread does not do well either...despite the commercials. Cakes/cornbread/biscuits (though still inferior to conv oven) Do best in the Jetstream (I suspect because of the fan speed)..
Despite the things I've highlighted above, I would recommend them...it depends on how often you use them how many you should own at one time.

Dec 11, 2010
RickyP03 in Cookware

re: sharpening cheap knives

Hand sharpener about $10 and Dollar Tree knives will save you hardache (and money) in the long run

Dec 11, 2010
RickyP03 in Cookware

Can ceramic knives be sharpened?

I brought one from the infomercial at Walmart. I was first concerned with what NOT to use it on. Meat wih bones, type on cutting board, etc. I used it for about 3-4 months and it started getting not so sharp and was lookinh for how to resharpen it. Then will washing it I dropped it on the hard tile floor and it broke. As one person indicated, ALL knives get dull...if you use them. I've had $200 knives all the way down to the $1 knives at Dollar Tree; Fromm Miracle Bale and the like; and they ALL got dull Get a $10 hand sharpener from the hardware stare and visit Dollar Tree...you'll come out better..

Dec 11, 2010
RickyP03 in Cookware

Celebrity Knives Review from Consumer Reports

That's the one complaint about CR and they have two different subscriptions online AND magazine to see the full report. Some online TV stations test CR and put it online where you can access it free.. I usually have to copy/paste in Word...chang it to PDF for my 'frends' to see.
There are other FREE online reports just Google the subject and add review/scams/reports to your subject of interest.

Dec 11, 2010
RickyP03 in Cookware

My search for a Non-Stick alternative, my results, and THANKS!

When I first started looking, I tried the Cast Iron also. Then of course the MANY Teflon brands as one member educated us on. The a set of anodized steel..but they were either too thin or the Celebs brands were too expensive. I then tried a set from my website made endorsed by Justin Wilson waterless cooking...still no luck and a set of Anodized from there...still stuck on food and/or scratched.
I then tried Cosumers Reports which recommended a set from Costco...didn't want to join and couldn't find a member friend. When I went back to CR a year or so later...I couldn't find them listed at all. So, browsing thru Sam's one day they had a Member's Mark set of 15 and 12...before I could get back the next month they phased out the 15 so I brought the 12 and later the 3 set pans. Thooughly satisfied. Must use wood or plastic and season as directed. Can cook eggs with NO grease and will wipe out with a paper towel. Once was cooking Red Beans and meat parts and the bottom got stuck (heat too high, too long). After removing the Good on top, I said ...first failure? I was going to soak it and took my plastic spoon to dig out the excess. To my suprise, it all came out with one swipe like a thick pancake. Since then my Mother acquire a Paula Dean set and they seem to work just as well.

Dec 11, 2010
RickyP03 in Cookware

Chef Basket?

It took me forever to find this ad. They keep giving me the run around in google. I was glad to see these posts, as I have many of the same questions...they are also not clear about the FREE shipping and never mentioned the sturdier basket(s).
I usually wait on the scam reports and/or Walmart, walgreens, Bed,Bath, etc to have it on theire shelves.
They (infomercials) never ship things differently...so why do they always want to add another $6+ to the order.?
I was ready to try and order online, until I saw this blog
I'd like to hear from someone

Dec 11, 2010
RickyP03 in Cookware