We use this oven every day and it becomes part of our life. The best part we like about it is when we cook vegi and meat together, they taste so good that everyone loves it. Starting from about one year of use, inside the oven top became dark because of food splatters. When we cook meat, the fat sizzle and sometimes splatter into the steel cover, so it is better to use extender ring to keep some space between food and halogen heater. It has been 2 years, the glass bowl looks pretty new. We have not cleaned inside the top yet, afraid it will damage the halogen lamp. As long as the oven keeps working, we have no problem with it.
This was the second time i’ve bought one of these. The first one lasted about a year and a half before the light bulb went. It died inside a couple of months, but just far enough out not to be eligible for return. I won’t be buying another as they just go too often.
I have had one version or another of this product for more than 25 years; this is, by far, the best. I love countertop convection cooking; we use this device at least 8-10 times/day. We almost never use our regular oven as this will do almost everything it does, faster, better, using far less electricity and not heating the kitchen. We not fans of cooking in the microwave, which we primarily reserve for heating liquids. We use the secura oven for toasting, roasting, baking, broiling, air frying, re-heating, thawing, etc. While we’ve had other versions, this is the only one we really recommend. The most popular version, the one that’s featured in an infomercial, is very similar to this but has a truly fatal flaw: you have to lift the bowl and power head off the base whenever you want to access the food. As a result, you wind up trying to find a place to put down a very hot device while you work with the food. They do have a bracket that lets you tip the bowl/power head back, but i found that to be very impractical and problematic.
I bought the non-digital version and used it so much i went and bought this digital version. It does things the cheaper one doesn’t do–fan control, more precise temp and timer settings. I really like the tempered glass versus the cheap plastic of the nuwave oven (i checked one of those out at bed bath and beyond–ugh). I was surprised at how versatile this thing is. If you buy this you should also get one of the more robust cookbooks written specifically for these ovens–the recipe booklet included with it is great for giving you the general idea of how to use it, but only has a handful of recipes. Did you know you can make cakes and muffins and soups in this thing?. There’s no reason to ‘put it away’ because i use it at least twice a week. My only complaint is it’s a little tricky removing the glass bowl for rinsing out (it has a very efficient ‘self cleaning’ function but you have to empty the water). Don’t bother with the accessory package.
I do like the machine for the way it removes fat from meats. The meat really does turn out moist after cooking. The problem is there really is no cook book as far as the timing for foods. It tends to be trial and error to get it right. It would be great if this company supplied a real cook book with the machine. I used the machine for about a couple of weeks in the month that i had it at home. It stopped heating and after contacting amazon, they supplied a return label the covered return postage. Things happen so there is no great concern, i will reorder another one.
Who knew something could become such an important part of your household in such a short time. We had the same model that lasted two and a halfvyears of every day use. When that one died we had forgotten how much waiting for a regular oven sucked. I actually didnt eat for several days, unless my wife made dinner. As someone who is a disabled veteran and has a a short period between hunger and deciding forget it i will eat later this is a godsend. Cooks food to perfect texture in a very short time, love it and may buy a few, or at least a extra bulb just in case two or three years from now i cant wait 2 days for a new one.
- Best Convection Oven on Market
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The ‘oven’ that i had used for over three years, until the non replaceable element burned out had been very good,but this one is much better because of it’s improved design and features. I tried three (3) other brands but returned them for various reasons. This ‘secura’s’ element cannot be replaced either but it’s still the best choice. I need the ‘hinged lid’ because of space requirements. The brand that i had no longer offers the model that had this lid feature and neither does any of the other three brands that i tried and returned. I was pleasantly surprised after setting up and using this oven. The only concern there might be to me is that the halogan element cannot be replaced.
Great for trimming fat but if you don’t keep on eye what your cooking the food will be dry. Love this coz its fast and healthy if your cooking meat with fat. For fish not so really good coz it dry the fish and turn to a dried fish lol. At first i was using every day to every other day to every week then every month then now it’s been 9 moths i did not used this product. The good thing about this product is made of glass not like other product is made of plastic that i don’t not like. More on security and health safety that’s why i don’t like plastic and i got this glass.
I’ve been very pleased with the secura digital halogen infrared turbo oven. It is better constructed than other brands that i’ve owned (sharper image super wave & nuwave). The accessories are better made as well. I like the digital version over the analog knobs, though both methods could have been better designed. I really like this method of cooking and there many positives beyond being fast, easy and flexible. I have only one disappointment with this machine. The halogen bulb is accumulating a black film after only a month of daily use. This “film” is blocking a significant percentage of the light that should be being emitted and therefore denigrating the cooking power of the unit. I’ve not yet attempted to take the plate covering the bulb off to clean the bulb, but that will have to be done before i can use the oven again. If it cleans easily and goes back to functioning at 100% then all is well. If it does not, i’ll have to test the warrantee i purchased through amazon to cover this oven. I’ll endeavor to update this review after i’ve attempted to clean the bulb. I wouldn’t recommend buying one of these units without at least 2 year warrantee.
I was looking for a convection oven for quite a while, and did a deep research. I owned a nuwave oven for 1 year, got rid of it because i didn’t like the plastic dome, it turned yellow and with a lot of scratches. It was impossible to see how food cooked in the oven after a few months. And then i got a flavorwave oven for a little bit longer, everybody loved it. My daughter took it when she came for dinner last christmas : ( which she is still in use : ) but i really like this type of oven, and came across secura oven the other day. It has all the features flavorwave has and a very good review. Now i think i made a good choice, this oven performs even better than my old ones. It’s more convenient to use with the hinged arm oven top, and the cord is detachable, my old nuwave and flavorwave oven don’t have a detachable cord, so when you lift the oven’s head, you need to hold and drag the cord with you. This looks like a minor improvement on secura oven makes our life much easier. Well the cooking result is also amazing.
I got this turbo oven on 2009 thanks giving, and it has been working so well that i can not live without one. I love the fact it has a fan on the top and it really cooks well and gives it a crispy skin. Actually i hope the fan could be more powerful, it will work even better. Yes the noise from the fan may be louder then, but it will well worth it. The glass bowl is very sturdy, after 2 years, all the plastic parts start to bear scratches but the glass bowl is good as new. The heating element lifts up and opens the oven top which is convenient. Initially we were afraid the top may drop accidentally and break the glass bowl, but it never happened. There is something inside the hinge that kinda holds on the arm a little bit that give the arm support. Just bought another one for my son a few months ago. I did some search, seems like this is still one of the best turbo oven around, i am glad i made a good choice.
Features of Secura Digital Turbo Countertop Convection Cooking Toaster Oven 798DH
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- Countertop oven saves time and money while increasing the quality of your home cooked meals
- Cooks fresh and frozen foods, fat and oils drain to the bottom
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Not as fast as i imagined, but indeed save time than my stove oven. The halogen lamp glows when heating, so i can see very clearly how things cooked inside the oven, you will find this intriguing initially and very convenient for everyday use. Foods are cooked delicious and cleaning the glass bowl is easy. The top heating device is not easy to reach for cleaning, but it heats up to a few hundreds degree when working, it is high enough temperature to sanitize. Over all not bad, we use it almost everyday.
Does a terrific job cooking meat, fish and poultry. It turns out wonderfully juicy and moist, even if you cook it a bit too long. I also love it for roasting and baking veggies, baking stuffed portobello mushroom caps, even for toasting garlic bread. I have only had this oven about a month and expect to continue to find new applications for it. I am not presently sold on its ability to bake items such as cornbread, muffins, biscuits and cakes. I need to experiment some more to get desired results here. Com has a wonderful product in this turbo oven at a decent price.
The reason i keep buying these things is because nothing else can get the same results. The food from these halogen convection ovens is delicious. I can oven fry skinless chicken and people would swear it was deep fried and had the skin still on it. It is so juicy inside and crisp on the outside it seems almost decadent, but it’s virtually fat free. I don’t think any of them are well made. I purchased a ‘sunpentown’ brand oven before. It cooked well but didn’t last long. It was poorly constructed, labels wore off of it. I only used it maybe a couple dozen times. So then i spent more money and got this secura brand. It’s a great oven, it works really well, has lots of features. However when it arrived it has loose parts that i had to reattach. I actually had to take a screwdriver to it and tighten all the screws.
When i first saw this oven, to be honest i am a little bit skeptical. I am glad the designer of this appliance made this oven look good and fancy, but is it a serious cookware??. Did they sacrifice the performance to after the good looking?. I kind of feel like it cooks faster and better than all of our previous ovens. The most amazing thing about this oven is all food cooked the top surface is tasty and crispy. I usually turn the food over during cooking so the bottom is as good as the top. If you want your food to be even crispier, you can put a little piece like a spoon in between the glass bowl and lid to keep a small opening when cooking. This will drive all moisture out of the food if this is what you want. And this oven is also easy to use and clean. If you are looking for a countertop oven, give this a try. It may look a little bit different than what you used to have in a good way, but does a good job or better.
I usually do not write reviews, but it is only fair to provide positive feedback when a product meets my expectations, performs well as advertised. I bought the older oven (798dh) because i wanted to make sure the unit heated to the hottest temperature. I also compared against other ovens and decided i wanted a glass base (cooking surface) which was a good decision as it is easy to clean and helps to view during cooking. I have used this oven for almost a year cooking steaks, ribs, chickens and fish. The food is almost aways frozen and it cooks quickly and actually looks and tastes better than if i had baked or broiled in the oven. Moist and nicely brownedi highly recommend this oven and would not hesitate to buy another one.
Have been using this secura turbo oven for several weeks. It makes great chicken; juicy and tender; love the french fries and potato nuggets, they are crunchy and delicious. May have to make some adjustments when preparing scalloped potatoes; too watery. Be careful of the very sensitive control head when you lift the lid; also the on/off switch is in an awkward place behind the oven. The glass bowl is the stability of this unit so take care when cleaning it. There are some things to get use to about this secura turbo oven but i like it and think it does a good job overall.
Countertop oven saves time and money while increasing the quality of your home cooked meals
It cooks the food so well and is easy to use. Chicken really come out very good. A friend bought the sercura after seeing mine. She loves to cook vegetablesin it.
When people visit my home they sometimes ask- where’s your stove?. When i built my house, i did not have space to waste so i have a turbo convection oven and a precision convection cooktop on my counter. 95% of my cooking is done in the turbo convection oven. Meat and seafood go from the freezer to the table in 20 minutes and the flavor is amazing- no microwave rubber texture.
If you have never tried a turbo oven, i suggest you try a secura turbo oven. We’ve only had one for a month now, but we have used it every day and sometimes more than once a day. We now eat steaks because they come out tender and juicy. My husband also calls it ‘the bacon maker’ because it makes great-tasting, flat bacon no matter the thickness. We love baking cornish hens because they’re ready quickly and come out juicy and much better than a conventional oven can do. Being able to cook foods (including meat) from a frozen state is the reason we decided to try the oven. The fact that it works so well with speed is the reason we’ll never be without a secura turbo oven, as long as they’re on the market.
My wife gave me the secura oven as a xmas present that arrived before thanksgiving and i started by using it to relieve the oven congestion for that holiday. I came across the turbo oven while researching for a replacement for my fagor multicooker which i had purchasedfrom amazon and used so frequently over the past 2 yrs that i wore it out. While doing that research i became interested in the turbo oven and looked at several models. After doing this reach i chose the secura oven and could not be happier. Since thanksgiving i have only used my standard oven twice, once to bake bread, and the other for a braise. The secura does a wonderful job of roasting chicken parts,cooking a beef roastw/ vegetables and glazing spareribs. The digital controls are easy to read and use,and the tip up lid is amuch better idea than many of the other models i looked at w/the seperatr lid that left you looking for a place to set the hot lid. Clean up is a snap ususally requiring a quick scrub of the racks and wash out of the bowl with soapy wet. If food does become stuck on the racks or inside you just add a little water after the cooking push wash and a short time period and any burned or stuck on food will soften and c ome right off all in all it is a great product and i give it my highest reommendation.
Have seen this type of oven on tv for quite a while. The problem with tv products is they look good on tv, but may or may not work as good at home. So i watched the infomercial a few time and basically know everything it does, bake, roast, steam, grill, barbecue, cooks food from frozen, saves energy and time. Sounds pretty good, but i just let it go. What ever you say, i am immune to tv product because i had bought other tv products which did not work. But one day my lovely husband bought me this secura oven. He said he did his research, well let’s see how it works. The 1st meal, the second meal, the 3rd one, all cooked to perfection. For some big items i do have to flip the food over during cooking. I have to stir all the time when cooking in a frying pan, and it is not like opening you stove oven that heats up your entire kitchen.
I bought this to replace my nuwave oven after its dome became unusable. Likes:-glass dome is long lasting and only fogs up if the lid is left down while the oven is cooling-easy to open and close lid-digital displaydislikes:-heavy-uneven temperature (means baking with this is a hit and miss)-cooks from frozen poorlyoverall i would go with a different portable table top oven for my next purchase.
Cooks fresh and frozen foods, fat and oils drain to the bottom
I really like this oven becaue you’re able to clean it easily, unlike the nuwave oven. The nuwave has a plastic bowl and once it’s cooked in, it looks dirty all the time. You can actually put the degree you’d like to cook.
We bought this platinum version of turbo oven three years ago to replace our flavor wave oven deluxe. We use this oven at least once a day. What we like best about this oven is it never burn food. Even toaster burns bagels occasionally, but never this secura oven. We use it right on our dining table, it is convenient and food smells fantastic right out of the oven. One thing they can do better is to add a lock device to secure the lid when it is open. The lid may fall when the kids are around although it never happened to us because we keep the lid closed whenever possible. As for the performance we are very satisfied and will recommend to everyone.
I read some good reviews here on amazon and bought this convection oven. This is our second convection oven, the 1st one looks more like an ordinary toaster oven with a convection fan on one side. The food facing the fan side always cooked crispier than the other side. But this ‘popular side’ had very limited quantity. I was thinking they should design a new convection oven with a rotating base, so all 4 sides will face the fan in turn. Well maybe an appliance like this is already available, but not that i have heard of. The idea of having the convection fan on top of the food is brilliant or i should say the right thing to do. Unfortunately most other convection oven just put the convection fan at a place easy to install. Aerodynamics or fluid dynamics is definitely critical factor to consider. Well apparently the design of this convection oven makes a lot of sense.
This is my 2nd secura turbo oven. The 1st oven is a 777mh which works fantastically. We bought this digital control model for our kid at college. Just talked with her a moment ago that she has not skipped a single meal this year. It worth every single penny i spent on this oven. She is not very organized as we are at home, so the integrated oven head is just one less thing to worry about than our 777mh model. The oven heating up food very fast, it is perfect for her when she is on a tight schedule. And it does not burn food, so do not have to worry about the fire alarm nightmare : ))).
The oven quit working during the warranty period but secura sent a replacement immediately. I loved the oven and i look forward to receiving the repalcement. I originally gave the oven only one star for quiting, but the secura customer care people were so helpful in sending a replacement that i’m changing my rating to five stars. I rate them as a very good company.
It is very easy to use, my granny can cook on her own. She has never read the manual or recipe book, i did look at the recipe book once. Cooking time and temp for all kinds of foods. I can’t remember all of those. Here is a simple rule she told me: put food on the lower rack if cooking large item, small items on the top rack. If cooking a whole chicken, you have to put it on a lower rack and use extender ring. Brush with oil or sauce on meat surface, it cooks faster and locks in moisture. Granny always get it right, but this oven does not burn food, or rarely, so if you are not sure if it is fully cooked, give it a little long time, it is still fine.
This is the best and the most used cooking appliance so far. We love the design and quality of this turbo oven. It blows hot air right from above, making the surface perfect and crispy, just can not imagine a better way to cook a fresh and crispy low fat meal, or just a snack. The glass bowl is easy to clean just by dry wiping. And if you have to, you can remove the glass bowl to do a deep clean. Most other ovens, you need to reach inside to clean the interior. So cleaning is much much easier for this secura oven. When we ordered this, we did not think too much, it just a countertop oven to replace our old one. To our pleasant surprise, it arrived well packed as seen from those high end appliances (this is a high-end oven) and came with beautiful gift packaging. Can not wait to order one for my parents.
Digital Control, fan speed control, arm extension device
You can cook all kinds of stuff with this. French fry’s come out great. Chicken is always nice and juicy. Takes about 30 minutes to defrost and cook frozen chicken. The grease falls to the bottom. The glass is big so that might be hard for people to clean.
If you are a strong man (or woman). The glass bowl is extremely heavy and awkward for a small or older person to clean up after use. This oven does a good job of cooking the food though. I also found it a bit limiting if a person wanted to bake cupcakes or something of that nature. I know some others have mastered this turbo convection oven , but i found it to be not quite what i was looking for. I ordered the countertop box style convection/broiler/baking oven instead. This secura digital halogen convection would be great for busy or working people who need a meal in a hurry.
I purchased secura halogen oven (model 798dh) in january 2013 and i had been using the it frequently. For some reasons the bulb was burned and ceased to work in november. Since the unit was covered by a 1-year warranty, i contacted secura’s customer service and received a quick reply. Secura mailed me a replacement bulb but the unit was assembled in a way that it was almost impossible to replace the bulb by myself. I contacted secura customer service again and requested a replacement. All i had to do was to email secura a picture of the destroyed unit and they would send me a replacement oven top. I was out of the country for a month and secura agreed to hold the shipment until i returned. Today i received the replacement oven and it is a brand new unit from amazon. The whole transaction was hassle free and secura answered all my emails quickly. Thank you secura again for your great customer service care and i am very pleased.
I love this turbo oven very much and would give it 5 stars for cooking if not for its issues on long-term service and durability. In fact, i enjoyed it so much that i also bought 1 for my father and my brother also got 1 for himself. However, my problem is in its long-term sustainability and durability. My father’s oven broke within 6 months and mine broke today after 14 months of use. I don’t know that it is worth paying $150 for an item that breaks in months. I was hoping that i can use this oven for years. Anyways, i just e-mailed the manufacturer and i am hoping that they will replace our 2 overs for free or repair them at their expense.
Ok, they don’t last for ever. But they aren’t expensive to begin with, and they are so incredible for cooking. I use mine almost every day. This is a big improvement over the one without a hinged lid, because i never knew where to put the lid, and the thing for hanging it off (over the side of the bowl) always seemed to fall off. With the hinged lid, you just put it up and down and it works really well.
We have been using this oven for about one and half years, it is truly amazing, nothing can replace it. This oven uses different cooking method, after 1-2 test drive it is very easy to adapt to the new cooking technology. Everything comes out perfectly done, especially those you expect to have a crispy outlook. The flavor comes out of the oven when you cook is amazing, not the burning smell when we use our traditional oven, although we cleaned it. Speaking of cleaning, it is just another pro of this oven. A simple dry wipe will pretty much do the work, as there is no hard to reach corner as in other toaster ovens. We use self-cleaning cycle too after cooking meat, you have to see the oil dripped to the bottom of glass bowl, a lot of drippings. We usually put a plate or simply some foil to collect the oil, have never realized this much fat could have taken in.
Self cleaning, Detachable power cord
We used the flavorwave oven for years and loved it. After comparing the nuwave,flavorwave and secura we thought the secura came with more features for your money. Cons: the secura is a little more complicated than the flavorwave, it also has a smaller cooking rack. Pros: came with extender ring. As for the food it seems to cook as well as the flavorwave and we do like the arm attached to the lid with the bigger glass bowl.
This is a great way to make fried chicken adding no fat. It makes all meat juicy and you don’t have to add any additional oil or fats. This product is good for me because it has the arm in the back so i don’t have to look for a place to put the lid which other halogen ovens require. Good product and now we have 2 at 2 locations.
Have owned 3 older ovens and they worked fine i thought until i got this new one from secura. It is much better, cooks great. I cook 1-1/2 in steaks on it and they are great. Got to get another one for my rv.
The plastic ovens i’ve tried do not cook as well as the glass. Plastic also tends to crack after a little. The missing star is because the heating element is not replacable. You get to buy a whole new unit. This is true of all the ‘infrared’ type of convection ovens.
This was my second of the exact same model. First one just stopped cooking after 4-5 years of ownership?. Anyway, i figure i got my money’s worth out of it—well over. I generally cook just meats and shellfish in it—the taste of items prepared in it—makes me feel almost like a gourmet chef. 🙂 i had no idea how simple it made my life until i was without it. All the fuss with using and cleaning conventional frying pans, ovens, broilers and even my george foreman grill, the smoke, grease, etc.