Nuwave Oven
Nuwave Oven , 05-11-2008 06:02 PM


Expert Low-Carber


Hi,



I just purchased a Nuwave Oven and it arrived yesterday. I read awesome reviews of this oven online and so far it has lived up to all the hype. It is a counter top unit that uses convection, infrared and conduction to cook food. I have already made the following:

Pork chops - really juicy and tender
Salmon burger - Crispy on the outside and moist on the inside
Creamy Eggs - (I broke two eggs into a ramekin then sprinkled old cheddar cheese on top then 2 tbsp of cream, salt and pepper - cook for 10 minutes) - Yummy! Creamy with a crust of crunchy brown on top.
Pork Belly - Crisp and brown

I got my oven from:

Nuwave Oven

There is free shipping to the U.S. so it is a good deal. If you are in Canada, shipping is extra but so worth it. I was also pleasantly surprised that it came with a regular cookbook and a diet cookbook. The diet cookbook was all items that are low carb/high fat! That is where I got the creamy eggs recipe.

It is not fast like a microwave but it is a little quicker than an oven. I also like that you do not have to preheat the oven and it uses much less energy. It does not heat up the kitchen either. It sits right on your counter top and you can easily see the food you are cooking through the clear dome. Cooking bacon is great! No grease splatters on your stove top or in your oven. The clear dome is dishwasher safe making clean up easy.

No, I do not work for this company! I just love passing on information of when I find a really good product.

I am making beef jerky this afternoon (yes, it dehydrates too). Does anyone else have one of these? If so, have you created some yummy recipes? Please post them here if you have.

Thanks,

Val




RE: Nuwave Oven , 05-11-2008 07:56 PM


Moderator


What is the diameter of the base? I can't tell if that's a small roasting chicken in the picture or a turkey. How many pork chops can you fit in it at one time?

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RE: Nuwave Oven , 05-11-2008 07:58 PM


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I'm confused. I followed the link you posted and it says "$125 Value!", then next to the order button is says it costs $139.99. So, does that mean you have to pay more than it's worth???

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RE: Nuwave Oven , 05-11-2008 08:48 PM


Expert Low-Carber


Hi Linda,

The diameter is 12 inches. You can probably fit 4 average sized chops on one rack and 4 more on the bonus rack you get. The oven is $139.00 and you get the extender ring and other extras at no cost. These extras have a retail value of $125.00. The extras include the extender (so you can cook a bigger bird), a 2 inch rack, a 10 inch round pan for cookies, chicken in sauces, etc., two poultry shears, two recipe books and a pair of oven mitts. The $125.00 bonus also includes free shipping. I don't know if it is really worth $125.00 but it would be close. Basically it is just a sales gimic to make you think you are getting more than you are. I compared prices at several other sites. Some charge an arm and a leg for shipping. Some charge for the extender kit, some are higher priced. I did also see them on ebay for less but the shipping to Canada was high.

I just took my jerky out and it is fabulous. It took an hour to dehydrate it. I used two racks and rotated the pieces half way through.

I hope this info helps. Here is a fact page if you want more information.

Val

RE: Nuwave Oven , 05-11-2008 10:12 PM


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Thanks, Val. I see what they mean now. The oven is $139.99 and the "extras" are worth additional $125 but they're giving them to you for no additional charge.

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RE: Nuwave Oven , 05-13-2008 01:12 AM


Expert Low-Carber


Hi,

This oven continues to amaze me. I made creamy eggs and turkey bacon for breakfast. The bacon was nice and crispy, the way I like it, and didn't have that "burnt" taste that you get when you microwave it.

I have been cooking to order for my family so that I can experiment with cooking different foods. Here is what I tried:

Chicken wings - brown and crispy on the outside, tender and moist on the inside
T-bone steak - brown on the outside, crispy fat but not burnt, tender and juicy on the inside
Potato - fluffy, hubby said it taste good. He can't stand potatoes cooked in a microwave

I will will try chicken breast and shrimp tomorrow.

I am surprised that no one else has one. This machine was made for low carbers.

Val

RE: Nuwave Oven , 05-15-2008 01:19 AM


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I just got my NUWAVE oven last week. This thing is absolutely the best investment I have made. I have made the jerky too. It was really good and quick. I have a commercial food dehydrator, but this thing was great.
I roasted asparagus in it today...turned out perfect.
I did steak and chicken one night in it. The chicken went straight from the freezer to the rack and 12 minutes later (6 on each side) a beautifully grilled chicken breast.
I usually don't like things sitting on the counter. But this one hasn't moved and I have used it everyday..sometimes twice a day.
The creamy eggs sound great. I can't wait to try them.
If you are thinking about it. you won't regret it. And yes, I stimulated the economy....like I was suppose too....I bought mine from MySecretPantry
RE: Nuwave Oven , 05-15-2008 02:04 AM


Expert Low-Carber


Hi Deedlyn,

Nice to finally have a Nuwave buddy on here. I did ribs last night from frozen and my family devoured them so I had to make a second batch and they did not last either. Tonight I made a sirloin burger and it turned out perfect. I have had them awhile and avoid using them because I can never get the middle cooked all the way through before the outside starts to burn. I also made a chicken breast for my DD. I cut a slit in the breast and stuffed it with Gorgonzola cheese. It was gone in a blink for an eye and I did not even get a taste. She dipped it in hot sauce, I will have to give it a try again so I can taste it.

I think making a steak and then putting Gorgonzola on it for the last few minutes would be yummy. Or, I could put a slit in the steak, like I did the chicken and stuff it with Gorgonzola. Yummy! I am low fatting it until Saturday and then I will have four days to try out all these yummy ideas before low fatting it again.

I also thought about putting a mixture of wasabi paste and mayonnaise on top of an Ahi tuna filet and cooking it in the Nuwave. If you come up with any ideas, please share them with me.

Val

RE: Nuwave Oven , 05-15-2008 05:40 AM


Junior Low-Carber


My mom sent me a Flavorwave a couple of months ago. I've cooked pork chops and steaks with it but I really like it for cooking bacon. No bacon grease splattered everywhere!
RE: Nuwave Oven , 05-18-2008 02:38 AM


Advanced Low-Carber


how was the beef jerky? was there a recipe for it? did you have to add sweetner?

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RE: Nuwave Oven , 05-18-2008 03:02 AM


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Hi,

I just throw whatever I feel like in a ziplock with some thinly sliced meat. Here is what I use, sorry there are no measurements, I do not measure:

Basics:
Soy Sauce
Worchestershire
Garlic Powder
Onion Powder
Pepper
Cayenne
Steak Seasoning

Others that I add sometimes:
LC Ketchup
Mustard
Tabasco
Splenda
Any seasonings that catch my eye

The stuff I made today was awesome. I eat it dipped in soft butter to eat (may sound yucky but try it, you will love it)

Val

RE: Nuwave Oven , 05-18-2008 03:06 AM


Advanced Low-Carber


Valcan Wrote:Hi,

I just throw whatever I feel like in a ziplock with some thinly sliced meat. Here is what I use, sorry there are no measurements, I do not measure:

Basics:
Soy Sauce
Worchestershire
Garlic Powder
Onion Powder
Pepper
Cayenne
Steak Seasoning

Others that I add sometimes:
LC Ketchup
Mustard
Tabasco
Splenda
Any seasonings that catch my eye

The stuff I made today was awesome. I eat it dipped in soft butter to eat (may sound yucky but try it, you will love it)

Val

This sounds YUMMY! I may try dipping it in butter.

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RE: Nuwave Oven , 05-19-2008 05:18 PM


Expert Low-Carber


Hi,

I continue to fall further in love with my Nuwave. This morning I combined 2 eggs, cream, butter, cheese, onions, salt and pepper and blended them in my Magic Bullet. I poured the contents into a mini loaf pan and baked it in the Nuwave. What came out was divine. It was like the lightest, fluffiest, creamiest omelet I have ever tasted. There seemed to be so much compared to what I get when I scramble two eggs. I put three strips of bacon into the oven halfway through. Very yummy breakfast. Very convenient too, just put it in and forget about it. Easy clean up when it is all over.

My butcher has been saving chicken skins for me. We had fun roasting the skins with different seasonings. Lemon pepper was our favourite! They come out crispy in 20 minutes, it is like eating chips but tastier. We also roasted pork belly in their yesterday and it came out perfect. I have bought my share of useless kitchen gadgets over the years but this is certainly a treasure.

Val

RE: Nuwave Oven , 05-19-2008 08:15 PM


Expert Low-Carber


I am really thinking about getting a Nuwave oven. I tend to be an impulse shopper so I am making myself think about it first to be sure it is something I will use. I have all kinds of kitchen appliances/gadgets, etc that I don't use but just had to have!


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RE: Nuwave Oven , 05-19-2008 08:24 PM


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Hi Robin,

I read a ton of reviews before purchasing mine. I had seen the infomercial before and I thought, "yeah right!" The reviews on several different sites are what made me go ahead and purchase one. We just bought a 5th Wheel that my husband will live in while at work (he works two weeks at time away from home). We are seriously considering getting a second one for him.

If you google "nuwave reviews" you will get several sites that you can read reviews at. Besides the dome cracking for a few people (I am very careful with mine and always wear gloves when I open the dome so I don't set it down to hard) the reviews I read were very good. I am making Cleophatra's Nacho's in mine right now. I used a lower temp like I do for making jerky. I hope that they dry out and get crisp like chips. I will let you know how they turn out.

If you are considering buying and have questions, fire away. I have not had mine long but I use it a lot and I might me able to help.

Val

RE: Nuwave Oven , 05-20-2008 10:21 AM


Senior Low-Carber


how easy is the cleaning? i love my foreman grill for living low carb, but clean up can be a pain with some greasier foods! i would love something that i could prepare a larger, family sized meal in.

rene




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RE: Nuwave Oven , 05-21-2008 12:25 AM


Expert Low-Carber


Hi Rene,

It cleans surprisingly easy. All the parts can go in the dishwasher except the very top which is what generates the heat. It only needs to be wiped down occasionally. Because I have been using the Nuwave several times a day since I got it, I have only cleaned it in the dishwasher once. Yesterday I did some items in the Nuwave to cook ahead for lunches. I made a some ribs and some sausages then did two batches of chicken wings and did not clean it between either time. I sprayed the racks with Pam before I cooked and this helped make clean up even easier. When I went to clean it, I threw the racks and base pan in hot, soapy water then wiped them clean. I use a toothbrush on the rack to make sure I get everything. The most amazing part is that it wipes clean without scrubbing.

I clean the dome every 3 - 4 days by simply putting it in soapy water and wiping clean. Nothing bakes on and needs to be scrubbed. I am not sure why it doesn't bake on but it sure makes cleaning easier. The food is nice and hot all the way through when it is done, hotter than what I get out of my regular oven. I sprayed the racks with Pam before I cooked and this helped make clean up even easier.

You can also put foil and the base pan to make clean up even easier if you want. I use it way too much to bother with foil. I use a rubber scraper to get the grease out of the pan and then wash it in hot, soapy water. I bought a non-stick mini loaf pan and use it to make omelets. So far it has been just as easy to clean too. This was also a selling point when I read the reviews from others. No one seemed to have problems with clean up.

Google the reviews and read what others say about clean up.

Val

RE: Nuwave Oven , 05-22-2008 01:02 AM


Advanced Low-Carber


i had heard about the tops potentially cracking too. How long have you had yours.?
I am really considering it.

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RE: Nuwave Oven , 05-22-2008 01:40 AM


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Hi Rachel,

I have only had it for a couple of weeks. I had read about the dome cracking too so I am very careful with it. I always wear oven mitts when I open the dome so that the steam does not burn me and cause me to put the dome down too quickly. I always make sure that food does not touch the dome while it cooks. I make sure that the dome is dry before cooking. I don't leave the dome on the rest for long. When the food is done, I put the dome in the holder, remove the food and put the dome back up. I make sure the dome is cool before I wash it.

I can see how rough handling of the dome could cause it to crack. I had the same concern as you when I ordered mine but when I saw the dome was very sturdy and thick, I started thinking that as long as I treat it right it will last. I have a friend who has had her Nuwave for two years and takes the same precautions I do. She has never had a problem. I hope this information helps.

Val

RE: Nuwave Oven , 05-22-2008 01:07 PM


Advanced Low-Carber


It sure does! Thanks Val. You are a shopping enabler. LOL

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