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Anybody use an infrared oven?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 28, 2012 at 7:07 AM

I was considering something like this http://www.securaturbooven.com/# or a nu-wave? Anyone here have experience with them? Are the materials cheap and laden with chemicals like BPA. Thoughts?

Ca1150430b1904659742ce2cad621c7d

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on May 19, 2012
at 04:44 PM

You know, Mercola's site was the VERY FIRST place I ever heard about "grain free" and "raw milk" and "Weston Price" and "grassfed meat" -- and that was easily 15 years ago -- so let's not get all up on our high horses here. Let's try to remember that there may be something positive anywhere we look, if we approach each thing with a discretionary, but open, mind.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on May 19, 2012
at 04:30 PM

When I read an article of Mercola I want to put my head in a microwave.

510bdda8988ed0d4b0ec0b738b4edb73

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on May 19, 2012
at 04:20 PM

yup, that's right. edited to reflect the error.

5662d1262516ccbd70249e7aeaf58901

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on May 19, 2012
at 05:49 AM

Yeah, the thing itself does look pretty cool.

5662d1262516ccbd70249e7aeaf58901

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on May 19, 2012
at 05:47 AM

I think you meant to say that if the food is touching the element, then it's *conduction*.

Ca1150430b1904659742ce2cad621c7d

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on May 19, 2012
at 02:41 AM

Homeopathic frequencies aside, the oven rocks. It's all glass, easy to clean, and has traveled all over the United States making delicious food everywhere it's gone.

5662d1262516ccbd70249e7aeaf58901

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on May 19, 2012
at 02:09 AM

"negative homeopathic frequencies"? Okay, Mercola is now officially on my crank list.

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Ca1150430b1904659742ce2cad621c7d

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on March 09, 2012
at 09:25 PM

I've had one of these for about 3 years. It's made of glass, so no off-gassing of plastics, and it's lasted through just about EVERYTHING!. I love it, and take it everywhere with me, even when I travel.

http://products.mercola.com/turbo-oven/

Ca1150430b1904659742ce2cad621c7d

(12540)

on May 19, 2012
at 04:44 PM

You know, Mercola's site was the VERY FIRST place I ever heard about "grain free" and "raw milk" and "Weston Price" and "grassfed meat" -- and that was easily 15 years ago -- so let's not get all up on our high horses here. Let's try to remember that there may be something positive anywhere we look, if we approach each thing with a discretionary, but open, mind.

Ca1150430b1904659742ce2cad621c7d

(12540)

on May 19, 2012
at 02:41 AM

Homeopathic frequencies aside, the oven rocks. It's all glass, easy to clean, and has traveled all over the United States making delicious food everywhere it's gone.

5662d1262516ccbd70249e7aeaf58901

(681)

on May 19, 2012
at 02:09 AM

"negative homeopathic frequencies"? Okay, Mercola is now officially on my crank list.

5662d1262516ccbd70249e7aeaf58901

(681)

on May 19, 2012
at 05:49 AM

Yeah, the thing itself does look pretty cool.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on May 19, 2012
at 04:30 PM

When I read an article of Mercola I want to put my head in a microwave.

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on March 09, 2012
at 05:57 PM

I got a cheapy one. £40 reduced to £20. One temp dial, one time dial. Love it, as it saves getting a whole oven! I couldn't tell you if it was quicker etc. I presume it's cheap to run as you're only heating the glass bowl, which is also easier to clean!

The downside I hear is that the halogen element/bulb fries pretty quickly, people are talking about a 1-2 year lifespan for the product. And they're a bugger to replace (the elements, I mean).

In terms of materials, mine has a plastic external stand, all the innards are glass and metal.

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on February 28, 2012
at 07:54 AM

My parents have a Nu-wave oven. I'm not really fond of it because the controls are a bit hard to set. I prefer the perfection-aire oven that still shows up at thrift stores and when I can't find them anymore I'll get the sharper image air cooker. I like that they're made of thick glass, not plastic, and it's just 2 dials to set time and temperature, and the handle to turn the thing on. Thgat said, I can't live without it, best device for a lot of things, especially bacon!

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510bdda8988ed0d4b0ec0b738b4edb73

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on March 09, 2012
at 06:22 PM

Everyone uses an infrared oven if they have an oven. Heat transfers three ways conduction, convection, radiation.

If your food it directly touching the heating element then the heat is transferred through conduction.

If your food not directly touching the heating element, then it heats up the air and the air heats up your food, that's convection. Additionally, heat is radiated (infrared radiation) from the heating element and is absorbed by your food.

510bdda8988ed0d4b0ec0b738b4edb73

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on May 19, 2012
at 04:20 PM

yup, that's right. edited to reflect the error.

5662d1262516ccbd70249e7aeaf58901

(681)

on May 19, 2012
at 05:47 AM

I think you meant to say that if the food is touching the element, then it's *conduction*.

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