Sunday, April 22, 2007

When It Absolutely, Positively, Has to be a Steak Dinner in Twenty Minutes

Last night on the Food Network's gadget show, I saw a demonstration of the $1,400 GE Advantium oven. Using a combination of high-powered lights and microwaves, the Advantium cooks food in ridiculous amounts of time. Pillsbury crescent rolls are done in three minutes. It even cooks steak, and it doesn't look so bad.

I feel like there's got to be a catch somewhere, though, that if you're not careful your food will get ruined. There did seem to be a lot of pre-programmed categories on the oven, and it might be that if you choose "flake mashed potatoes" instead of "real mashed potatoes" you get charcoal or a yucky, undercooked mass.

I'm not yet willing to blow $1,400 to find out.

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