Infrared and Convection Heat Transfer
There are three different means by which to cook food: conduction, convection, and infrared energy. The Secura Turbo Oven is an As Seen On TV product that uses both infrared and convection technology to cook and prepare foods. Understanding the basic concepts of infrared and convection heating will greatly enhance the appreciation the prospective buyer will have for this amazing countertop cooking product.
Infrared energy exists as light waves that we cannot see, but our bodies can detect as the sensation of heat.
In conduction and convection cooking, the cooking medium, whether a frying pan (conduction) or circulating hot air (convection) is in contact with the food being cooked. Cooking with radiant heat waves is different as it doesn’t use any intermediary to conduct heat; it transfers heat through the molecules directly in its path. So when the infrared waves strike food they cause the food molecules to vibrate, thereby creating intense heat. Although almost any type of electromagnetic energy can cause heating, for the purpose of cooking, infrared energy is the perfect choice.
Convection ovens cook by using a fan that continuously circulates air through the oven. When hot air is blown onto food rather than just surrounding it, the food cooks quicker. The reason for this is that moving air speeds up the rate of heat transference that naturally occurs when air of two different temperatures converge.
The accelerated cooking through convection is one reason for the superior results you get from this form of heat transfer. The blown heat speeds up the chemical reactions that normally occur in food as it cooks. The butter in a pie crust or a croissant releases its steam quickly, creating flaky layers. The skin of a roasting chicken renders its fat and browns more quickly, so the meat cooks faster and stays juicier. The sugars in roasting vegetables and potatoes begin caramelizing sooner, creating crisp edges, moist interiors, and deep flavors. Plus, food cooked in a convection oven usually takes about 25% less time than in a conventional oven.
Secura Turbo Oven: Infrared and Convection Cooking
Using both infrared heat and convection technology, the Secura Turbo Oven is now a “must have” for everyone on the go! It’s a great choice of countertop kitchen appliance for people who want food cooked fast and evenly, and have been looking for this type of oven. This little cooker can do most everything: bake, roast, grill, barbecue, broil, fry and steam. You can even use it for thawing, much like a microwave.
Because the Secura Turbo Oven cooks food evenly and faster than the conventional oven, it will save you energy costs. Using the conbination of infrared and convection cooking, you cook faster, thereby sealing in the food’s natural juices and flavor. Your food dishes are healthier too, since no oil is needed in Secura Turbo Oven cooking.
It’s easy to learn to use (which is nice!). It has just two manual dials; one for time and one for temperature. Just make your selections, and you’re ready to cook! When you’re done, cleanup is a breeze! Just a little soapy water and a paper towel should do the trick! To make cleanup even easier, just place foil in the bottom of the oven and throw it away after cooking. The glass covering bowl allows you to see how your cooking food is progressing, so every meal comes out perfectly!
With your Secura order, you get:
An extender ring kit
A low rack & an elevated wire rack
Recipe book and a user manual.
Faster cooking means sealed in flavor that translates into better tasting meals. The Secura Turbo Oven allows you to cook perfect meals in less time with less energy costs! Cooking better tasting meals in less time…a perfect recipe for today’s lifestyle.