“Infrared” is a word that is often associated with X-rays and UV rays. It is also commonly found in scientific publications, such as journals and books. Thus, it’s interesting and fascinating to know how it finds its way to cooking.
All in all, there are three ways of cooking food: conduction, convection, and radiation. In conduction, there should be contact of two bodies—say, your grill and your pot—to transfer heat. Convection, on the other hand, relies on the movement of the air to cook food. Infrared belongs to the radiation category, where physical contact and air don’t matter as food is cooked in light frequency.
Ever since the patent for infrared cooking expired, hundreds of manufacturers have come up with their own design, and a lot of them are a hit in the market. One of these types is the portable infrared oven.
A portable infrared oven is perfect for the following reasons:
You can take it anywhere with you.
As its name suggests, the oven can be carried around no matter where you go. You can take it to camping and never be stuck with the typical hotdog-and-mallows combo for dinner. You may head to the beach and have the most appetizing salmon steak in a jiffy. Barbecue parties outside your home don’t have to start too late at night.
Its portability too ensures that the infrared oven is easy to store. This is ideal for plenty of homeowners since they don’t have enough space for everything.
It cooks food very fast.
Ideally, when under intense heat, food can be cooked fast. But it takes a lot of time for other ovens to warm up and produce the right amount of heat for cooking. Infrared produces intense heat that stirs up the molecules “violently,” releasing a lot of energy all at the same time. Moreover, the different stainless steel emitters see to it that the heat is trapped in the oven. With an infrared oven, you can have your well-loved T-bone steak in less than 10 to 15 minutes.
It keeps the juices and enzymes intact.
Though heat makes sure that the food is cooked perfectly, it also strips the ingredients with their juices and enzymes. That’s why, if you’ve noticed, food appears dull and dry when slightly overcooked. Because the cooking time is cut short in infrared ovens, you’ll be able to retain a lot of its juices and nutrients. In fact, you may cook your meals using their own natural juices to add more flavor.
A portable infrared oven doesn’t burn holes in your pocket. You can already find one that is less than $200, and it already works great. There’s even a portable convection oven that evenly cooks your food and a table top infrared cooking oven for fast and easy cooking.
Flavorwave Oven Turbo is the next-generation cooking technology in the market. It is not only a portable infrared oven but a portable convection oven, with a fan that evenly distributes heat all throughout the casing, so all parts are cooked perfectly. It is also a table top infrared cooking oven that costs no more than $130 and comes with additional accessories and a cookbook.