The Sharper Image 8217 Super Wave Oven uses Halogen technology to cook rapidly, with a powerful fan to distribute the hot air like a super fan assisted oven costing many times the price. Halogen cookers don’t need pre heating, the heat is available instantly. You can cook from frozen beef, chicken , pork without worrying if the center is raw !
Ignore the manufacturers advertising picture by the way, Chicken should always be put on a rack to allow the hot air to circulate and cook the meat. I don’t know why they insist on these misleading publicity shots!
Disappointingly the accessories that are bundled with the oven are few and don’t include any trays for cakes or steaming vegetables
- recipe booklet
- low rack
- high rack
- instruction manual
- extender ring
however there is a good value kit available from Amazon
Build quality was good. The fan was not excessively noisy. Food cooked in good time. The calibration of the heat setting was checked and found to be spot on. The unit has good safety features and could be taken from kitchen to table easily with the ‘stay cool’ side handles. Sadly there were a number of negative reviews, several commenting on the longevity, with the halogen lamp failing under warranty period
does not burn what it is I am cooking; it does not fill my house with the smell of burning grease; it cooks very quickly and evenly; with no burnt-on grease (carbonized grease);
very easy to use;almost a “set-it-and-forget-it” cooking appliance;
Most of the time, the portions are too small to justify firing up the oven/range or to hop outside and clean then get the charcoal grill going. So, if I need to bake, broil, “grill”, or roast, I use our new Super Wave Oven. I like this appliance and use it more than I do our oven and the small convection toaster oven.
Our Review Rating
We gave the nicely built Sharper Image a score of 6/10, combining the price of the accessories with the main cooker unit made it not so good value when compared to the best in review. Cooking results were great, with the menus tried being warmly greeted by the family testers. I tried bacon, a joint of pork from frozen and some cup cakes, the Sharper Image had no difficulty in producing top class results on all three.
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