I love to cook, but sometimes I just don't have enough time.
The Big Boss Rapid Wave Oven is suppose to let you cook healthy meals, three times faster than a regular oven.
But will it work? Let me try it before you buy it.
The claim is that the Rapid Wave Oven will do it all: roast, boil, steam, even air fry chicken.
First I tried frozen fries.
According to the package, the fries should cook for 14 minutes, so I set the timer on the regular oven for 14 minutes and the timer on the Rapid Wave Oven for five minutes.
After five minutes, my fries are actually done in the Rapid Wave Oven.
Let's see how well it cooks pizza.
I cooked the same type of pizza in the regular oven as the Rapid Wave Oven.
After 8 minutes, the Rapid Wave Oven cooks the pizza and it's nice and crisp.
We did double the time in the traditional oven and the pizza wasn't as crisp it was kind of soggy.
Next, I tried frozen chicken strips.
The oven is supposed to cook whole meals, so I put strips on the top and bottom rack.
After 25 minutes, the top rack looks good.
But the bottom rack still needs a little more time, and it's already been cooking the suggested time on the package, so definitely not three times faster.
I also tried fried shrimp.
It cooked according to the package, for ten minutes but again, not three times faster.
We tried it on several other foods and although it did cook some of the foods faster, I have to say, the Rapid Wave Oven was just not practical.
The top and bottom rack didn't cook evenly, the oven is really too small for a full meal and it did not consistently cook food three times faster than a regular oven.
Even more, it cost us $60!
I give the Big Boss Rapid Wave Oven a thumbs down.
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