One thing I love about the NuWave oven is its convenience. I got mine a while back, and it has served me perfectly.
Other than being cost-friendly, it is also very user-friendly. I got mine when I was stressing about a cooking gadget that I would use to cook various meals.
Although it has been five years since I bought my NuWave microwave, I believe there is a minor difference between the oven I purchased and what is in the shops nowadays.
This article is supposed to concentrate and teach you about NuWave oven settings.
There are four key temperature settings of the NuWave oven: highest temperature, lowest temperature, medium temperature, and preheating temperature.
Nuwave oven is set in power levels ranging from one to ten. Power level one is 106degrees Fahrenheit which is the lowest temperature setting. Level 225 degrees Fahrenheit is the medium setting, while 350 degrees Fahrenheit is the highest temperature setting.
Stick with me as I explain the temperature setting, some good dishes you can cook at these designated temperatures, and the benefits of using a NuWave oven.
Nuwave ovens have been around for quite some time now. As I have already mentioned, they are some of the most reliable ovens.
Did you know that you can cook fresh and frozen food in the NuWave microwave? You do not have to defrost frozen food before cooking it in the NuWave microwave. Recently, I fried frozen French fries in the NuWave microwave; it just took me fifteen minutes.
This oven has a transparent dome that traps heat to cook food faster. It is perfect for all types of cooking. Baking, frying, and preheating. Due to the transparent dome, you can see the progress of your cooking food.
The dome does not release heat into the surrounding atmosphere. Due to that, using the dome will not change the temperature of your kitchen. It does not emit smoke, so you do not need any ventilation.
NuWave oven comes with an instruction menu and a recipe book. This recipe book has a variety of recipes for dinner, breakfast, and lunch. What a treat!
Although the NuWave comes with its pan, you can use any other pan with it: silicon, metal glass, or foil. You have to ensure it fits.
NuWave Oven Temperature Settings
NuWave temperature settings can be confusing to some people. If it confuses you, there is no need to worry.
I will discuss the temperature settings of this oven in this section, so you cease being confused.
There are ten power levels in the NuWave oven. I a going to concentrate on the most used levels. That is the highest temperature level, medium, and lowest temperature level.
In the meantime, here is a table of all the power levels and what they represent in degrees Fahrenheit.
|Power level ()||Degrees Fahrenheit||Degrees Celsius|
The highest temperature setting of a NuWave oven is 350 degrees Fahrenheit. This temperature is perfect for baking a cake or a whole chicken.
Although the NuWave oven comes with a fantastic recipe book, I will give one recipe per temperature setting, a recipe I have tried and have worked perfectly.
I love to cook a whole chicken with the NuWave oven at the highest temperature. Here is the recipe:
● Mix all the seasoning in a small bowl. I use thyme, cumin, onion and garlic powder, black pepper, creole, paprika, and salt.
● On a four-pound whole chicken, apply the seasoning. Ensure you have covered the entire bird with seasoning. Stuff it in the crevices where possible.
● Let the chicken rest for half an hour to set in the seasoning. You can stuff two lemon pieces inside the chicken.
● Apply butter to the NuWave oven pan or any other pan.
● Melt some butter, apply it to the bird, and put it on the pan.
● Set your NuWave oven to 350 degrees and set the timer for 90 minutes.
● After 45 minutes, open the oven and flip the chicken so it cooks on the other side.
● Give it another 45 minutes, and it is crispy and browned.
If you are an impatient person, you will hate cooking challenging meals under medium temperature. There are some dishes that you can smoke under 225 to 250 degrees in this oven.
For example, you can smoke a loin. However, it will take a long time to cook, not to mention all the preparation needed.
However, there are some quick dishes that you can make under 225 degrees, and they will be ready in 30 minutes. I will give an example of such a simple recipe.
How to cook smoked sausages in a NuWave oven.
You will need some smoked sausages, butter or oil, and baking powder. Here are the directions:
● Cut your sausages in straight halves. You can cut them by laying them on a tray and passing the knife from top to bottom.
● On the NuWave pan, add some baking soda and oil. Do not overdo the oil; a small amount is what you need. The essence of the oil or butter is to prevent the sausages from burning.
● Place the sausages on the pan
● Set the temperature to 250 degrees.
● After coking for fifteen minutes, flip the sausages to the other side and cook for another fifteen minutes.
● Take them out and cover them with a foil for ten minutes. You do not have to cover them as this is optional.
● Enjoy your snack.
Cooking at this temperature is slow cooking. It requires both patience and a tremendous amount of time.
The leading food that we slow cook is tough chunks of meat. At the end of the cooking session, the meat will be tender and flavorful.
At a temperature of 175 degrees, the proteins that make the meat tough will start breaking down. Since the temperature is relatively low, the meat will take a long time to tenderize.
Slow cook beef ribs in an oven:
● Season your ribs with spices. If you have some time to spare, you can cover the ribs with aluminum foil to let the seasoning sink.
● Seer the ribs on your gas cooker for a few minutes to brown them and retain flavor
● Transfer the browned ribs to a heavy pan or pot. The heavier the pot, the better it will serve you. It will help distribute heat evenly throughout your ribs and trap moisture, making your ribs juicy.
● Put the pan with the ribs in your NuWave oven and set the temperature to 200 degrees. Set the timer for eight hours.
● After an hour, add some water to your ribs to ensure they do not burn. You do not have to keep on checking on the ribs. When done, the oven will turn off.
● After eight hours, take the ribs out of the oven; they should be well cooked. Crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside.
You can use your NuWave oven to preheat your food. It does have this option which is on the control panel.
To heat some food you have already cooked, you need to set the oven at 350 degrees. Set the timer for four minutes, and your food will be well heated.
Benefits of Using a NuWave Oven
NuWave Oven has a ton of benefits. Besides making cooking more manageable, it saves time, is a healthy cooking option, makes food taste better, is user-friendly, and saves energy.
Now that you know the different temperature and power levels of this oven, let’s dive deeper into these benefits. Keep reading.
1. Saves Time
The last thing we need is an oven that we have to preheat when making a meal.
In my case, I am already worn out from a whole day of working.
The fact that I do not need to preheat the NuWave oven when cooking is a game-changer.
If I decide to bake some ribs, all I have to do is toss the ribs in my oven and sit back.
We waste some time waiting for the oven to preheat before cooking; with the NuWave oven, you get to save that time.
Food gets ready faster, and you can use those extra moments to do your dishes.
You want to be done with kitchen chores to relax after a busy day.
2. It is a Healthy Cooking Option
Cholesterol is not healthy. One way to add unhealthy cholesterol to your body is by eating food with too much fat. Some meats are very fat and, as a result, not too healthy.
NuWave ovens come with a grill. You can place your chicken or beef on this grill when baking them. All the excess fat will melt and fall on the underlying pan.
Your chicken will be less fatty at the end of the cooking process. Less fat means lesser cholesterol which equals healthier meat.
Compared to other cooking methods where the chicken lies on a pan, using this oven is healthier. Cooking with a pan leaves the fats in the chicken while using a NuWave oven removes the excess fat. What a healthy cooking method!
3. Tasty Food
You can cook various dishes with a NuWave oven. What I like cooking with it are meat dishes. In a way, this oven cooks delicious meat.
It does not matter if you are coking some beef ribs, a turkey, chicken breasts, fish, or pork. The meat will be juicy and very flavorful in the end.
I thought I was the only one who found the meat I cooked with a NuWave oven delicious. After going through some reviews of the oven online, I found that many people agreed with me.
The NuWave oven is not a complicated gadget. It has the powerhead, a dome, a grill, and a plan. It also comes with an easy-to-read user manual. On top of that, it comes with a booklet full of different recipes.
The powerhead is the control panel. This is where all the settings are. The settings are well written, and you cannot get confused. The dome is transparent and easy to remove.
The recipe book has simple recipes that are easy to try out.
In case you get stuck, you can look at the instruction manual. It is a simple gadget, and I doubt you will get stuck.
5. It Saves Energy.
When using the NuWave oven, you do not need to preheat it. The power that would have been used during the pr-heating session is saved.
The dome retains the heat in the oven reducing the cooking time. As a result, you save on energy.
Again, this oven does not add to the temperature of the surrounding atmosphere. You do not have to adjust your AC after you use it. As a result, you save energy.
What a perfect way of reducing your carbon footprint!
As we have seen, the NuWave oven is not a complicated gadget. I have covered all the power points and the primary temperature settings.
I have also shared three simple recipes that you can cook at each designated temperature level. I hope you will enjoy them.
Now that you know how simple it is to set the temperature of a NuWave oven, it is time to get yourself one and start reaping the benefits.
If you already have it, happy cooking!