If you are searching for the perfect gift, for anyone who loves to cook, it’s time to consider an infrared oven. Sometimes referred to as a halogen oven, this appliance cooks faster than a traditional oven, doesn’t heat up the entire kitchen and takes up very little counter space.
In fact, this type of oven is an excellent choice, for those with small kitchens, because they bake, steam, roast, fry, grill, b-b-q AND dehydrate… without the need to use cooking oils.
There are several brands of infrared ovens, on the market. The most popular being the NuWave Oven. All of them work virtually the same way. Dependant on the model you choose, you will use up to 80% less energy than you would with conventional oven cooking.
You can successfully prepare almost anything in an infrared oven… everything from appetizers to desserts. Most models come with two racks, enabling you to cook an entire meal at once. It is not necessary to pre-heat the oven, prior to use. No special baking pans or cooking utensils are required.
One of the most talked about aspects of this type of appliance is the fact that meats (as well as other frozen foods) can go from the freezer, right into the oven. How convenient is that?