Sunday, January 1, 2012
My New Oven, the Sharp Healsio
UPDATE 2015: This oven just broke down after only three years. It was great while it lasted although breads didn't turn out as well.
After suffering a few months, we finally got an oven! It's a hit to the wallet, but it is a beauty. Here's a quick, unedited shot from my aged iPhone 3Gs - which would have seen an upgrade to the 4S, if not for my budget being eaten up by this oven.
But! The Sharp Healsio can bake, grill, roast, steam, microwave and even proof bread! I think I need this more than a better phone.
You can cook stuff with superheated steam (literally a very hot colourless air). Like air-fry stuff, without oil. Yes, it gets things crispy...well, crispy enough. So here's to healthier eating in 2012.
And since it can inject steam into the oven, I'm hoping it won't spoil like my old Rowenta when I put water in to bake bread. Oh well. Breaking in starts today. Fingers crossed. Anyone else has this oven and can share their experience? From what little I've read, everyone who has this oven just raves about it.
P.S. I never thought the name Healsio was appealing, but I learned recently it is an approximation of the Japanese phrase for "reducing salt" (that explains the "sio" or shio). Well, that's one of its features. Reducing salt, and fat too. Well, I don't always want to remove fat from my food (especially omega-3 oils!) but I suppose my weighing machine will thank the oven for it.