If you would like to have a fancy and trendy oven for your kitchen. Panasonic NU-HX100S will be your first choice. Despite its cyber-design, it is heated by induction heating. By induction heating, it means the heats come from magnetic induction.
There are a few advantages of using induction in cooking. First, it provides faster and more consistent heating and improve thermal efficiency. Second, compared to traditional oven, there is less heat loss to the surrounding. This implies that it is more energy-efficient in a way that unnecessary energy cost can be reduced. Third, induction cooking has about 84% energy efficiency at the customer’s (electricity meter), which is very high. Induction ovens are found to be very environmentally friendly when compared with other traditional ovens. However, there is one point to note. As this oven makes use of magnetic field for heating up the food, persons who were implanted cardiac pacemakers or other electronic medical implants are suggest to avoid the magnetic fields. Though some medical literature indicates that proximity to induction cook surface is safe, still, please think twice before you purchase this product.
|Induction Ovens||Traditional Ovens|
|Heat up efficiency||Higher||Lower|
|Health Hazard||Magnetic fields might bring negative impact to the electronic medical implant||Getting burnt easily due to thermal heating|
Special Features of the Product
This oven has an easy-to-use control panel, display window and select dial. For beginner like me, I am deeply appreciated by their pre-set functions in which there are 6 of them.
- It sears and cooks beef, lamb and pork steaks and patties, and vegetables. We have users shared their experience in grilling turkey with this oven and they said the taste was much better than the one they cooked with traditional ovens.
- Keeping Warm. It keeps foods warm for up to 60 minutes
- It is the best to cook bacon, melt cheeses and more
- Combo 1 to simultaneously cook foods requiring different heating times
- Combo 3 to cook seafood
- Muffin, cookies and even cakes!
Due to the fact that this oven can be heated up quickly, a user shared in his blog that he spent around 15 minutes to cook a chicken. He thanks this to the efficient heating function of the oven. Although the size of the oven is a little bit too big for his flat. The size of this oven is 500 x 390 x 225 mm (19.7″ x 15.35″ x 8.85″). Please make sure that your kitchen will have enough space to cater it.
Upon the purchase of the oven, a heavy-duty grill pan and cooking book will also be given. The grill pan is made with aluminum and can be conducted by radiation from center to edges simultaneously so that the food can be cooked evenly. It is dishwasher safe. If you do not have a dishwasher, it can be easily washed with warm soap water and a quick rinse. It is fine that if you do not want to use the Panasonic grill pan given. But you still need to find cookware which is magnetic, such as stainless steel, to replace this grill pan. Otherwise, it will not be heated up.
There is an important point to note that this oven is NOT good for toasting bread. It will be better for you to use a separate toaster instead.
|Technology||Induction and Infrared Heating|
|Power||Grill Power Level||1,400 W|
|Combination||Induction + Infrared Power Level||1,710 W|
|Design||Colour||Black / Stainless Steel|
|Dial / Button||Dial|
|Door Release||Pull down|
|Control Panel||Panel Design||Dialpad Membrane|
|LED cavity lamp||Yes|
|# of Auto Cook Categories||6|
|Setup||LB/KG, TEMPERATURE, LANGUAGE, MENU ACTION ON.OFF, BEEP ON/OFF|
|Power Source||120 V / 60 Hz|
|Power Consumption||Grill||1,400 W|
|Dimensions||Outside (W × D × H)||500 x 390 x 225 mm (19.7″ x 15.35″ x 8.85″)|
|Oven (W × D × H)||360 x 328 x 110 mm (14.17″ x 12.91″ x 4.33″)|
|Weight||Net||13.3 kg (29.2 lb)|
|Shipping||16 kg (35.2 lb)|
|NOTE||Specifications are subject to change without notice.|