Originally Posted by mac
Looking for an infrared convection oven and would like to know if anyone on this site has any personal experience with any of these?
Or other web sites (other than Amazon or Epinions) with reviews.
Hello all, I have had my Deni oven for about 5 years now and it still works fine ! I have had at least 5 JetStream Ovens burn out on me over the last 15 years or so,none lasting much over a year ! I tell you no lie the JetStream Ovens puts the Deni and the FlavorWave to shame when it comes to cooking things like chicken,pizza and hot dogs ! I did not have to turn my chicken over when I used the JetStream Ovens because of the high air output of the JetStream Ovens "4000 RPM fan speed"! But I do have to turn the chicken over when it comes to the low air output of the Deni and FlavorWave ovens!
The Deni and FlavorWave are far more durable then the JetStream Ovens,but when it comes to cooking,they just can't compete,their air output is way too low !!! The FlavorWave cooks far better then the Deni,on a scale of 1 to ten...10 being the highest I would give the FlavorWave maybe a high 7 to a low 8,and I would give the Deni a five or low 6,but the JetStream Ovens I would give a high 9 or 10 ! I hate the fact that the JetStream Ovens don't last long,and I wish I could find a durable low priced convection oven with the same high 4000 RPM fan speed of the JetStream Ovens,but after looking for many years I have had no luck what so ever !
The Deni seems to be the most durable out of the 3 ovens! But as far as cooking goes,it needs a far more powerful fan in it! When I cook pizza in the Deni the top comes out fine but the bottom comes out soft and half uncooked ! I have to overcook the top in order for the bottom to come out the way I like it! The FlavorWave did a better job with the pizza! On a scale of 1 to ten I would give the Deni a 4 on pizza,the FlavorWave would get a 7 or 8 and the JetStream would get a 9 or 10! I must warn you that the JetStream can blow any light weight toppings on the pizza around if you don't put a rack right above the pizza to hold and keep the toppings in place. But to me that's a small price to pay. As far as air fried chicken goes that is where the JetStream Oven blows the Deni and the FlavorWave completely away !
I would rate the Deni a 4, the FlavorWave a 7 and the Jetstream oven a 10 + when it comes to Air Fried Chicken . The FlavorWave gets a 7 because it does a good job on the chicken, its nice and juicy on the inside and the skin is done fairly well. Now when it comes to the Jetstream..not only is the chicken nice and juicy, but the skin is cooked to Perfection!!!! It comes out better then real fried chicken skin,but without all the grease ! I am hooked on the Jetstream oven mostly because of how great of a job it does on cooking Air Fried Chicken !!! Let me say it again, I hate the durability or lack of durability of the Jetstream oven, and I and many others wish Nesco would make their ovens to last !
Nesco won't even offer an extended warranty on their Jetstream ovens,so what does that tell you about the quality or lack of durability of the Jetstream ovens ? But it still looks like I have to buy another Jetstream oven if I want the best Air Fried Chicken in town ! I still wish someone would make a high air output convection oven that is durable,so that I could tell Nesco where to go with their great cooking,low durability,falling apart,cracking into many pieces Jetstream oven !!!!!!!
As far as the Deni oven goes,I can say it is very very durable,no melting parts,no cracking,no falling apart ! On the other hand,it is only so so when it comes to cooking with its weak low speed fan !
I have never owned the NuWave oven, but I have read several reviews were people have claimed to have owned both the FlavorWave and the NuWave ovens,and they all said that the NuWave oven was better at cooking food then the FlavorWave , apparently the new FlavorWave oven also uses Halogen Heat,and the NuWave oven does not ! The NuWave oven has won several awards, and on Amazon.com the NuWave oven has an overall rating of 4 and 1/2 stars out of 5 with 106 Reviews !
If it were not for the plastic dome on the NuWave,I might consider buying it , but I hate heat cracking plastic domes,I get enough of that with the Jetstream ovens !
Here's how I rate the 3 ovens I have owned on a scale of 1 to 10 !
Durability 3 or 4
Cooking 9 or 10