The NuWave oven is a product that is marketed via infomercial as a faster alternative to a regular oven. The NuWave is an infrared oven that uses circulating air to cook your food. It is a portable, countertop oven that measures 13 ½ inches tall and weighs 9 lbs. The NuWave uses 1500 watts of power and can be plugged into any standard outlet.
Assembly of your NuWave oven takes only a few steps. Place the base of the oven on a table, countertop or other stable surface, and then position the liner pan inside with the handles dropped down. Position the cooking rack on the liner on the level that corresponds with whatever you are cooking. Place your food on the rack, and then place the dome over the food and on the base so it fits evenly. Place the power head on top, into the rim of the dome, and give it a clockwise twist so it locks in place.
When you use your NuWave oven, it is important that it is plugged into a properly grounded outlet. You can use anything in your NuWave oven that you would use in a regular oven, including glass dishes and cookware, foil and various pans. Before you use the oven, wash the base, cooking rack, dome and liner pan with warm, soapy water. Do not place the power head in water or wash it in your dishwasher.
The NuWave has 10 different levels of cooking, each matched to a different temperature. Level 10 is 'Hi' and cooks at a temperature of 350 degrees F. Level 1 is at 10 percent of full power, with each number jumping 10 percent until level 9, which is 90 percent. To set a level, press "Power Level," then chose your level as a single digit. Press the power button one time while the oven is working to check the power level you have chosen.
When your food is in the oven and you have chosen a power level, press "Cook Time"; enter the numbers for hours and minutes you wish your food to cook. As an example, press 1-2-0 to cook the food for 1 hour, 20 minutes. Once you have chosen a cooking time, press "Start" and the oven will begin cooking. No preheating is necessary with the NuWave oven.