(As Seen On TV) Kitchen Appliances

MAYS
By MAYS Latest Reply 2012-08-19 01:32:33 -0500
Started 2012-08-17 16:36:41 -0500

I was watching television this morning and an infomercial for various small kitchen appliances came on one after another.

Aside from my blender, food processor and my juicer, most of my cooking and prep work is still done the "old fashioned way" in the kitchen, but yet some of these products have caught my eye and rattled my fancy, such as the "NuWave Oven" and many others.

Has anyone purchased any of these "As seen on tv" appliances, and if so what do you have to say about them?

~Mays


7 replies

mystikfairy61
mystikfairy61 2012-08-19 01:32:33 -0500 Report

I have a NuWave and have had it almost 2 years. I love it!! I did a product review on it, so check out the things I said about it there. It cuts the fats and time tremendously. Not to mention cuts down on electric bill because it doesn't take as long as regular stove. HUGS

genniedevera
genniedevera 2012-08-18 08:36:46 -0500 Report

I'm a sucker for infomercials! Lol…I also look for them in stores and usually ends up buying 'em…

MAYS
MAYS 2012-08-18 13:02:34 -0500 Report

Anything in particular?
If so, what feedback can you offer me on that product (is it worth it, or not)?

JSJB
JSJB 2012-08-18 05:16:58 -0500 Report

Any item I see on the infomercial, I will look for in a store and I have purchased some of them. A friend of mine had a bad experience in buying on TV. Once he gave them his credit card number, he started receiving items he did not order and they were charged to his credit card. He did get it streightened out but it took awhile but the things they advertise are good. Be careful.

MAYS
MAYS 2012-08-18 05:49:32 -0500 Report

Advice well taken!
I too, look for thing advertised on tv in stores, eventually they make it there, and to curb my online shopping I use a debit card so that I can control my spending online somewhat, although some sites now require an actual credit card instead of a debit card and when they do I avoid them, my debit card is for one thing, and my credit cards are for another.
Thanks for the "heads up" information!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-08-17 21:06:30 -0500 Report

Mays I absolutely cannot live without our NuWave Oven. I saw it on a friends table at the Flea Market brand new in the box and he sold it for $20.00. His stepfather bought it and never used it. After he passed away it was found in the house so the family sold it off with a lot of other things he purchased from TV.

I use it everyday. What I like about it is that it is a combined Convection, Convention and Infrared oven. The pros are it does cook food faster. A half chicken is done in about 45 minutes depending on the weight of the meat. I cook steaks, pork chops, a half turkey, dressing, sweet potatoes, sweet potato pudding, corn pudding, sausage, bacon, heat meals in it and warm cookies and pies in it. The cons are that you really can't bake homemade biscuits or toast in it nor is it good for grilled cheese. I have never tried a cake. Since it cooks both inside and out biscuits are too done in the middle and take forever to brown.

The dome is plastic and over time will crack. My first dome was good for 18 months. The second one was good for about 3 months and they sent me a free replacement. The last one was good for almost a year. I ordered two and they are about $15.00 each.

What I truly love is that putting chicken directly on the rack to cook makes it come out like fried chicken. The other advantage is it does not heat up the kitchen like the oven in your stove does and it is cheaper to operate.

MAYS
MAYS 2012-08-17 22:04:46 -0500 Report

Joyce,
Thanks for the information on the NuWave oven, I find the infomercials for it and other products interesting especially if they live up to their claims, so rather than rely on the infomercial, I decided to ask for some input from others.
One of my microwave ovens is a microwave/convection oven and I love it!
The other one is a microwave with a grilling/broiling heating element in the top of the microwave for broiling, grilling and baking and I love that one also!

There are many other products that have caught my attention and I will do my research on them so that I won't purchase something, never use it and wind up selling it for much less than I paid for it, you got a great bargain and I can see that you are putting it to good use.
How about posting a few recipes whenever you have the time?
Take care, and once again, "thanks."

~Mays~

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