Scientific research has proven that although microwaves cook food quickly, they release harmful invisible radioactive particles that are hazardous to our health. Many companies have, thus, attempted to create an alternative portable oven for consumers. One such product is the Jet Stream Oven.
American Harvest has created multiple versions of its patented Jet Stream Oven – a portable oven that is said to cook food as quickly as a microwave and with as little electricity as a toaster oven. In 1997, the company merged with NESCO, but continued to roll out newer versions of the oven.
The main competition to American Harvest’s Jet Stream Oven is the NuWave Oven and the FlavorWave Oven Turbo. Believe it or not, both the NuWave and FlavorWave are almost identical to each other. They both use halogen bulbs, infrared heat and air circulation to cook food. Both of them, however, suffer from the same problems. First of all, the glass covers easily crack due to the rapid heating and cooling of the ovens. And secondly, the poor quality of the parts used in the ovens is clearly apparent. The halogen bulbs will often burn out, and the electronics will often stop working due to the high amounts of heat from the oven fusing the electronic circuits together.
Both the NuWave and FlavorWave ovens continue to be massively advertised on television as great products, despite their obvious flaws and poor construction. The FlavorWave Oven has even been endorsed by Mr. T (you’d know of him if you ever watched the television series “The A-Team”), which surprises me due to the quality of the ovens. I guess that’s the kind of an effect money has on people.
Suffice it to say, both products really don’t compete at all with the Jet Stream Oven. The concept behind creating the NuWave and FlavorWave ovens was great, but the poor quality of their construction just kills their credibility in the market.
American Harvest Jet Stream Oven
The American Harvest Jet Stream Oven has undergone several design changes throughout the years. There are numerous different models that have been released: JS-1500, JS-2000, JS-2500, JS-3000 and JS-4000T. Here are some pictures depicting how the oven has changed over the past several decades.
One of the earliest models of the Jet Stream Oven was the JS-2000. As you can see, this model has the old analog control design. It’s amazing that it still sells on eBay today for close to $100.00 USD, even though it’s already over 10 years old.
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