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Did I mention that my Martial Arts teacher, Dr. Tae Yun Kim, is very cool?  Although she teaches very traditional Martial Arts, she always lives in the here, and now, and encourages me to try out new things!

“Making changes helps set you free by opening up many more alternatives and options for you.  A person who knows just one way of doing something, just one way of being, is not as free as the person who can choose from many options.” (The Silent Master, page 142)

So, I tried out this new cooking device, which I had seen in Dr. Tae Yun Kim‘s kitchen.

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isn’t it a beauty?

Here is what the claims are:

  • This machine completely reinvents how we cook! It uses special, Tri-Cooking Technology high-tech lamps to cook from the inside out while searing food and sealing in the juices!
  • It can even cook frozen food straight from the freezer! No defrosting or preheating needed!
  • Uses a combination of halogen, convection, and infrared heating to deliver nutrient rich, flavor packed food without the use of added fats or oils.
  • Or you can try healthier options like broiling, grilling and steaming – All using the SAME appliance!
  • Super Wave Oven is the healthy way to bake, barbecue, roast & even fry!
  • Plus it’s self-cleaning, so clean up is a breeze!
  • It cooks up to 3 times faster than a traditional oven, while using up to 80% less energy!

I found that most of the claims held true, but cooking straight from the freezer – I do not recommend it!  At all!  I tried it with a perfectly good steak, and it did not turn out well – was more like shoe leather!

Also, the claim of not using any fat isn’t entirely true.  For example, for the “fatless French fries” you really need to coat the potatoes in some oil – I use olive oil in spray form – they will come out perfect, but without the oil, they are dried out and not very tasty.

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I roasted a whole, 15 lb turkey according to the directions in the booklet that came with the oven, and it turned out perfectly cooked, beautiful, tasty and juicy.  Not a hint of dryness, not even in the breast!

I have also roasted a whole chicken, and chicken parts, and have made French fries – and everything turned out beautiful.

And while it only takes 3 hours to roast a 15 lb unstuffed turkey – be aware that you will need to turn the bird every 30 minutes.

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But as you can see – well worth it!

As far as cost for the oven goes – I have seen it as low as $ 79 on Amazon.com, and up to $ 100 on various internet sites.

My summary: If you don’t want to fire up an oven for a long time, especially in the hot summer months, and if you want to spend less time in the kitchen, and want to cook with less fat, this might be the tool for you.

For a busy Jung Suwon warrior, this could be a great time saver!

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