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marshmallows3's picture

Any thoughts on the new "speed ovens"? Looking at a miele, but I have never had any experience with one. I am most concerned about roasting and baking. Do the results imitate conventional ovens? Anybody have one? How much does one have to change recipe cookig times?

Adele's picture

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    marshmallows3's picture

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    thank you for your response. I'm still unsure of how well it really cooks. Don't know how much I will have to make corrections in my cooking. I am still stuck on the idea that it is a glorified microwave.

    thecooktoo's picture

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    I can only speak about the GE Advantium, mainly because they sent me to Louisville to train me to demonstrate them, and I did for three years all up and down the east coast.  Did hundreds of demo's.


    The Advantium uses a combination of a computer chip, microwave and halogen lamps to control their speed cooking process.  And I can tell  you that it really works well.  The actual cooking temp is in the neighborhood of 650-700 degrees from the halogen lamps, that controls the browning and the 1000 watt microwave generator takes care of the internal cooking.  The computer chip makes sure that the right combination of heat and microwave is used for each product.


    I could bake cookies in 4-5 minutes that would normally take 15 or so in a regular oven.  A roast chicken with vegetables could be done in 25 minutes tops, and less if it were a smaller bird.  Often broiled chicken breasts and they turned out just like grilled. 


    I can heartily recommend the GE.


    Jim

    mireillec's picture

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    Jim,
    And the results, it was as good, better, or less good than conventional ovens?

    thecooktoo's picture

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    Always as good as and often better than a conventional oven.  I put one in my house when I redid our kitchen five years ago and it is used every day.  It also replaces the microwave, so you don't need a separate mw oven.


    Jim

    mireillec's picture

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    Thank you very much. I'm very glad to know that.

    thecooktoo's picture

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    Michelle...one thing I forgot to include.  The Advantiums come in both 240 volt and 120 volt.  My only experience has been with the 240 volt.  By the time they brought out the 120 I had just about run out the length of my agreement with them so only demo'd it a few times. 


    The 120 volt unit is not as fast and not as effective...but still very good.  Sorry, forgot to mention that earlier.


     


    Jim

    mireillec's picture

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    So, I would think it's way better to have the 240v. at home then.

    thecooktoo's picture

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    Yes

    Glenys's picture

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    Several years ago when Miele came out with a speed oven, I did some testing but most comparisons were being drawn between the microwave and the speed oven, which isn't my area of expertise. Actually it's worse than that, I have zero microwave knowledge. I found that while many items baked quickly, like cookies, the oven was small so it was a multiple batch scenario. For personal use, I compared it to my Miele 24" oven, which bar none is my favourite oven of all time, and it holds at least three dozen cookies at a time for baking. When I tested a spicy turkey meatloaf, it took as long to reach the correct internal temperature as the oven, but I'm sure it uses less energy; they encouraged using a pyrex loaf pan, which I loathe.
    On the other hand, my friend at the showroom loves it for chicken (newer models now) and I can see it would be great for cutting down on energy, especially when cooking for two. Makes me wonder how many are really, really overcooking their chicken. Anyway I'm still super happy with my steam oven and wall oven. I did finally buy a small microwave for visiting babies.

    PeterDurand's picture

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    Visiting babies? You? ;-)

     


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    Glenys's picture

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    My girlfriends had a daughter then twins, so it's been a few years of bottles. I'm not without tolerance for some people's children, but only some.

    MadMom's picture

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    You would love all my grandbabies.  Not a grrrrrr in the bunch!



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    thecooktoo's picture

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    Said like a true grandmother!  DON'T YOU MESS WITH MY KITTENS!


    Jim

    MadMom's picture

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    Amen!  Grandmas turn into lionesses if anybody messes with our chillun'.



    Not One More Day!
    Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

    End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

    And Take Care of Them When They Get Here!

    mireillec's picture

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    Steam oven is an other option I have looked at. Seems quite convenient for baking bread, etc... too.

    Glenys's picture

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    Not steam injection, an oven that cooks solely with steam. No bread but I'll never use a bain marie again.