Friday, December 26, 2008
Full Steam Ahead
Alright. My job here is done.
We got ourselves an all-in-one oven. I have just finished placing it on the kitchen cabinet and successfully operating it with raving reviews... it does what it claims to do.
Warm yet fluffy donuts and banana fritters... from the freezer to the oven, to the table!
A far departure from our previous microwave oven and the times we had to content with lately. Reheated or warmed-up food, all dried and shrank in size, with little flavor or nutrients left.
Well, it was not all bad while our Cornell Microwave Oven was in commission for the past 2 years or so. It did its job like any microwave oven out there. Considering we had it for a bargain of only S$48.00, serving us for the short period has not left me disgruntled.
Only lately though, we had to tolerate its whims as it came and went intermittently... like getting half a plate of our food warmed-up and nice while the other half never left the freezer.
Reheating it again, would sometimes dried or hardened to the point of burning the edges. We pretty much had to depend on our luck whenever it comes to reheating leftover food or those that needed microwave.
Wifey does a good job cooking, but most of the leftovers wound up in the trash bin when our microwave oven acted-up on us.
Well, not any more. All is normal again so far, these few days at least. In fact, better than that. Our newly invested Panasonic Steam Plus NN-GS597MYPQ Inverter Oven has so far exceeded my expectations.
It uses steam to cook so it preserves much of the nutrients and flavor in the food. It uses an inverter technology... beats me what that is all about, but so far the food has been heavenly resurrected from the frost it once laid in the fridge.
I think we most probably compared it to our last few nasty experiences. Maybe too, the novelty has yet to cool down... it is still so shiny and new and all.
But one thing is for sure. For a sale price tag of S$529.00 with an additional S$50.00 NTUC groceries voucher, we grabbed and took it home from Courts MegaTex sale at the Singapore Expo on Christmas holiday.
"I can now bake Betty Croker cakes again." Wifey announced with renewed zest. She was experiencing happy jitters just reminiscing the times she used to bake cakes with our electric built-in oven. It died on her while baking a Pandan Cake... we did not get to eat that desert.
Now she can start again. She was even thinking out loud what type of marinate she should use to grill a chicken with this oven. I am excited for her and equally excited to find what will be on the dinner table with this new found tool she has at her disposal.
All I can say is... Sweet!