When you first take a look at the Nuwave 20633 oven pro, you’ll probably have no clue what you’re looking at. It’s definitely an odd-shaped appliance. It certainly doesn’t look like a countertop convection oven, and with no size reference, you’d have no idea just how big this thing is just looking at a picture.
Fully extended with the extender ring (increases capacity) it measures 15-3/4″ x 15″ W x 16″ H, large enough to fit a 16-pound turkey or a 14-pound ham.
Performance and Durability…
Have you seen the NuWave commercials? It is claimed that this little device is an “all-in-one kitchen”. With it you can bake, broil, roast, air fry, steam, barbecue, grill, and even dehydrate. That is an impressive list of functions.
Broiled chicken on black plate.
NuWave claims that their ovens are able to produce cooking times that are 50% faster than other convection ovens. This is made possible because there are three different heating types used with this machine simultaneously; infrared, conduction and convection.
There is no need to preheat this oven and there is no need to thaw. You can put in frozen meat and still end up with delicious food or so claimed.
The control panel is easy-to-use and comes with pre-set cooking options or you can program your own cooking temperatures and times. You can adjust the cooking temperature by one degree at a time. You can delay the cooking start time to the time you desire. There is also a keep warm setting.
But, what do the customers think about the taste and performance of this machine?
To get a better understanding about the long-term viability of this product, I took a look at another NuWave oven, the older 20342. There are many customer reviews for this model available online. And overall, there are a lot of customers that think highly about this machine. But when you take a closer look at the reviews, you can see that the experiences are mixed. Some say that the operation and results are fantastic, while others say the exact opposite. It’s downright confusing!
I combed through the reviews and made some conclusions: The old NuWave ovens had some issues with durability (namely, the plastic dome cracking), cooking times are not as quick as advertised, and the oven works depending on your expectations and uses. If you plan on using it mostly for heating up chicken tenders and similar frozen foods, then you will probably be fine. But I wouldn’t trust this to cook a whole turkey or steak.
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