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Sear Meats Before Using Oven
June 23, 2017
For every work day, I intended to bring marinated/prepped raw food in to the office, put it in this oven in the morning, and by lunch time, have fresh food ready to eat. After testing the unit out at my house, I concluded that I would have to add one more step: sear/brown any meat before putting it in this oven. Otherwise, this unit is fantastic and is worth every penny. Note: The manufacturer offers a 2-year extension to the 1-year warranty if you register your oven. So don't forget to register it!
I put in frozen rice and refrigerator-thawed raw chicken in the oven. After three hours, the food reached edible temperatures. The chicken looked pretty awful when it came out... so I seared it a bit on a cast iron pan.
Temperatures were measured using an infrared thermometer and a meat thermometer. Over three hours, the oven brought up the rice temperature from -5F to 132F and the chicken from 35F to 153F. The countertop temperature under the unit was 129F (+55F). The heating plate gets up to almost 200F; likewise, the bottom of the glass tupperware that was on top of this plate reached 162F. As far as the electricy used, the unit alternates from 0W to just under 50W. Over three hours, only 0.11 kWh was used, which translates to a dollar figure of less than a penny (using my electric prices).