1. Nope, the “Nuwave” is infrared and convection, no more dangerous that cooking over an open fire, probably safer in fact.
    Well, actually a microwave is probably safer than an open fire, in fact I don’t think a microwave is really dangerous to start with.
    I think this is an example of “push polling”

    [EDIT] I just looked at the Nuwave® website, and while I might not go quite as far as “Nico Suave” , I would not recommend buying a Nuwave oven, I suspect it is probably not a very good deal in general, and I particularly didn’t like the fact that they won’t tell you the “shipping and handling” costs up front, apparently you have to give them all your personal information before you get to where they tell you the actual cost. I say apparently because I didn’t fill out the form, I suppose (but don’t know) that it is possible that you don’t really find out the cost until you get your credit card bill.

  2. * Conduction is the heat that is applied directly to the food.
    * Convection is the circulated hot air, produced by our quiet motor and a specially designed fan. They allow the heat to distribute evenly for faster cooking and even browning.
    * Far Infrared is simply a form of gentle, invisible radiant heat. It penetrates the inside of foods while also cooking from the outside, leaving foods moist and full of flavor yet browned to perfection. Hearthware’s specially patented heating rods enhance the Nu Wave Oven’s unique infrared capabilities. The concept is similar to the warmth of the sun’s rays felt on your skin. As a matter of fact, about 80% of the sun’s rays consist of these infrared rays. The same principle applies to our Nu-Wave Oven, only on a smaller scale. Restaurants have been using this heat for years to keep foods warm.

    Right from their website. I assume you take microwaves (which use radio waves) to be dangerous. This isn’t. Two of these methods you use on a daily basis (all three if you broil) so it is safer but microwaves are really safe to begin with. They wouldnt sell them if they were truely dangerous.

  3. No, the Nuwave is far more dangerous, as well as a profound waste of money.

    The Nuwave is basically a glorified, ridiculously expensive ($120) hotplate. It uses slightly less power (1500 watts, the same as most hair dryers), so they are slower than microwaves. You’ll be sorely tempted to leave it alone to cook for awhile. Unfortunately, whereas a microwave shuts off when the timer stops or the door is opened, the Nuwave keeps going. A bad idea if you have small children, pets, or forget to tend it a the right time.

    Microwaves are quite safe. The ones in a microwave oven are tuned to the wavelength of water, so they aren’t very good at penetrating far into skin, and their wavelength is much too long to disrupt chromosomes (like an xray, for example). When microwaves hit you, they heat up your skin. And I say “when” rather than “if”, since you’re bombarded constantly by low-power microwaves from communication/cell phone towers, automatic doors, speed detectors, etc. But, of course, your microwave oven is sealed, so you don’t get any from there.

    If you’re considering purchasing a Nuwave, please don’t. It’s just another marketing gimmick. Take a saucepan and turn your stove to “low”. You may be surprised that it does cook using the same 3 ways (conduction, convection, and infrared). Really! And send me the $120 instead. 😉

    It’s amazing how easily uneducated people can be led astray.

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