American Harvest Jet Stream Oven
Posted 24 August 2010 - 08:31 PM
Does anyone have any experience with them? The one I'd be getting is a rather old model, but as I said, rarely used. I'm going to ask to take a look at it before buying (if I buy it), but I'd like to get an idea of what to expect. My grandparents used to have a Turbo Broiler and we used to like it a lot, especially for roast chicken. Is the Jet Stream similar in terms of results?
Posted 25 August 2010 - 02:55 AM
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Posted 25 August 2010 - 04:30 AM
Posted 25 August 2010 - 08:14 AM
I think the Jet Stream is a love-it or leave-it item.
edit: I just saw that you mentioned it was a Nesco. Those are the junky ones. If it was an original American Harvest built model, I'd be more positive on acquiring it.
Edited by lemniscate, 25 August 2010 - 08:16 AM.
Posted 25 August 2010 - 08:35 AM
I'm a little concerned about the age, but the woman who owns it says she rarely used it. I was directed to some reviews on Amazon, and there were some not-so-good ones regarding broken arms (the part on the oven, not people's).
About the generation of heat--We have an electric oven, but with this oven you don't have to preheat and cooking time is reduced by 1/3, they say, so there should be less heat generated overall, I would think.
I wish I could find a cheap halogen-type one. If I decide to look at it (and after reading the amazon reviews, I am inclined not to), I'll check out the noise level.