Are Jet Stream Ovens Healthier?

Jet stream or simply jet ovens have made a big impact on the culinary world.  They cook with any combination of infrared, fans, steam, and can even be used for hot air frying by using next to no oil.  There is no doubt that all of these are healthy choices, especially the hot air frying.  Here is some detailed information about jet ovens ranging from small countertop appliances for home use all the way to commercial grade models that can easily run $30,000-$40,000

The Technology

Jet ovens have food ready with the speed of a microwave but delivers the same results you would get in a traditional oven by quickly cooking, baking, and even browning food while preserving freshness and flavors.  The technology utilizes pressurized hot air that impacts food up and down on each side to directly transfer the heat energy thus cooks food two to four times faster than a traditional oven.  All functions and adjustments can be made on the oven’s control panel which gives you time, heat, and fan speed settings.  Most ovens have stackable, adjustable racks and steaming functionality can be added with an optional boiler.  Most jet ovens offer different levels of steam power in order for the optimal cooking of a variety of foods.  Steaming is an extremely healthy way of preparing food which is yet another mark for these versatile appliances.  And with the adjustable racks a small, countertop jet oven is a great option for people who don’t have a lot of space or need additional cooking options but cannot install another oven in their kitchen.

Jet Stream Ovens


Available Options

When it comes to consumer-grade small countertop jet stream ovens the market seems to belong to Nesco.  Infomercials have made this a wildly popular item but it is also a very well-constructed appliance that not only offers great customer support, an overwhelming number of consumers report they are very happy with the item and would purchase it again.  With its halogen heat and convection fan, the Nesco Jet Stream 2 touts the ability to air fry, bake, broil, grill, roast, or steam food.  That can definitely be considered a multi-tasking appliance and note all of these are very healthy cooking methods that use little to no oil.  Plus it is one small device that can be used in place of or in conjunction with your other kitchen equipment.

If you are looking for the same technology but the next sizes up, you might want to consider the Fujimak stainless steel FGJOA5 jet oven that looks remarkably like a grill and is made of corrosion-resistant stainless steel.  Its mechanical elements are housed in separate compartments so the cooking cabinet is a cinch to wash.  For those who want to use healthy and efficient jet stream technology in commercial ovens, the Doyon JA28 electric convection oven features the patented Jet Air System which is ideal for quickly baking cakes and pastries in addition to reducing the cooking times for meat and vegetables.  If one looks at the speed and efficiency jet ovens offer then add the benefits of cooking with little to no oil or fat, it can be accurately stated that jet ovens are in fact a very healthy way of cooking.

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