Our gas oven had ignition problems and we didn't want to purchase a new gas oven costing over $1200. We looked at alternatives and found something that was cheaper and very versatile. The NutriOven, made by Sunbeam, is a multi use electric oven that is compact and portable.
The kit comes with a lid which contains the heating element and a fan to keep the food very hot during cooking. Oven tongs are provided to lift the racks in and out of the oven. The 1200 watt element heats the food faster so you save time. You may need to adjust your cooking times until you are comfortable with using this oven.
The glass bowl is dishwasher safe and is easily removable. The feet has rubber pads to keep the oven from slipping or scratching your bench surfaces.
There are two racks for using - a high rack and a low rack. You need only use one rack if you wish or both together. The high rack is for grilling, toasting or frying while the low rack is suitable for roasting, steaming and baking. This racks also allows any fats or juices to accumulate at the bottom of the bowl.
The lid has variable temperature controls so you choose the desired temperature and comes with warming lights and a timer as well. A lid holder is used to place the hot lid on, to prevent damage to your benchtop.
A baking dish sits on the bottom which can be used for baking or drying small items as vegetables and chips. An extension ring is included if you are making cakes to prevent browning before the food is cooked through.
A instruction manual is provided explaining how to use the oven and includes several recipes to try out. As this oven is so similar to a normal built in oven in your kitchen, it is very easy to familarise yourself with. The oven is very easy to clean with warm soapy water.
We purchased our oven from Good Guys Warehouse for under $80 and are very happy. We have saved a fortune by not having to buy a new gas oven. The normal 12 month replacement guarantee goes with the purchase.