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|02-11-2013 10:02 PM|
|White_Lotus||Ok, just toasted a bagel cut in half. It worked well, took 5 mins. Put the onion and chive cream cheese on it and I was in mini-heaven. Bagel was not over toasted or under toasted, it was just right and the heat even penetrated a little bit inside the bread. Even the side that was facing downward got toasted which surprised me cause the onions on my onion bagels actually stuck to the bottom of the pan.|
|02-10-2013 10:11 PM|
Thanks... I was too slow to get amazon deal.. so this will help
|02-10-2013 10:38 AM|
|02-10-2013 09:47 AM|
|02-10-2013 09:45 AM|
For CA folks or where amazon charges tax.
add filler item:
add 10 off 100 coupon: ATJANDR (on top of page)
+ free shipping = 90.60 no tax
|02-10-2013 09:41 AM|
All ovens bake by IR "light". There is zero "penetration" unlike a microwave, and internal heating is all via conduction. This one just happens to use bulbs which radiate the food more directly (bouncing off the walls, etc) rather than a traditional oven which in large part uses its heavy/hot walls themselves to radiate/heat the air.
|02-10-2013 08:39 AM|
|slackerace||Coupon disappeared. That is what I get for procrastinating. Crap.|
|02-10-2013 04:14 AM|
|damnthatsadeal||I totally thought this was a TV or some sort.|
|02-10-2013 01:29 AM|
you get used to the light after a little while. especially when you get your times down and don't have to stand in front of it the whole time.
|02-10-2013 01:14 AM|
|DontTaxBeer||hard to shell out a c-note to replace my $10 black and decker toaster oven. after 10 years, it's still working perfectly. it toasts perfectly every time, so why replace it?|
|02-10-2013 01:11 AM|
You use the bake option by selecting an oven temperature instead of a cooking mode. Broil option is used by selecting 500F on the temperature setting.
|02-09-2013 11:59 PM|
I decided to go down to Fry's to pick mines up. Just did my first test: a piece of toast. It didn't cook the bread any quicker than a normal toaster would, but then again, a normal toaster has nearly zero pre-heating time. Total time was about 2 mins before it beeped at me. Instructions said to line foil over the baking pan so I did. Not sure how it affects the way it cooks.
I should have taken a pic. Only one side of the toast was browned and it was pretty well browned, only some very small edges were burned but it was very slight. I turned it over and the bottom side was still completely white so I put it back in for about 20 seconds. Took it out and it was ok, looked like the temps inside were of too hot as part of it got brown in a hurry and it wasn't very even.
The instructions imply that the part of the food furthest back will get cooked a little better than the part of the food nearest the front. I guess it's pretty important to place the food dead center maybe a little more towards the back to get good even cooking.
The instructions say the light allows you to see the food while it's cooking to determine if it's done or not. The light is so bright, you really can't see anything. Even though my toast was slightly browned, I couldn't tell at all. All you can do is turn it off take it out and look at it to see how done it is. Maybe I should put on some sunglasses?
Next test perhaps will be either waffle or hash brown. Btw - when you turn it on, the light stays on, at least for toast. It's bright, looks like sunlight in there. I suppose if you live in Seattle like me and need to see some sunlight this model might actually double as a therapy light.
I'll play around with it some more later on. I haven't seen anything yet to make me want to return it outright. Maybe I can do a few things to make it cook better on both sides.
Ok, I just did 2 hash browns (one at a time). Took 5 mins for the first. Cooked it pretty good. I opened it during the cooking around the 2 1/2 minute mark and turned it over cause I didn't think it would cook both sides evenly. The hash brown was frozen solid, really hard. It could have been a little hotter and could have been cooked a little longer. Perhaps opening the unit up kind of messed up the cooking time? In any case, both sides were browned, didn't burn and it tasted good. Not too bad at all.
Changed the settings to maximum brown-ness for the second hash brown. It automatically set itself for 7 mins. I opened it up around the 3 1/2 minute mark and turned it over. It comes out hotter and a little better than the first. I'm getting better at cooking with this thing already!
I love hash browns so this could be a reason to keep this thing.
|02-09-2013 10:25 PM|
|oldjb||I don't see the coupon. Do other people still see it?|
|02-09-2013 10:02 PM|
MUST RESIST BUYING!!!!
I have one of those round "flavorwave" IR Oven thingy already.
|02-09-2013 08:34 PM|
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