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Turbo Oven | Cook Healthy Meals in Minutes

Updated on May 26, 2011

Ever heard of a Turbo Convection Oven?

Thinking of buying a Turbo Oven? Let this guide help you out. I love my Turbo Convection Oven and I use it to cook tasty, healthy dishes in minutes. Since it uses convection heat, the small countertop oven can be used for speedily roasting and broiling meats, baking casseroles, cakes and more.

Turbo Ovens have actually been around since the late 70s and were first manufactured by Imarflex, a Japanese company that specializes in household appliances. Around the world, it can be referred to as a Turbo Broiler, a Halogen Oven and a Turbo Cooker.

Please read on to find Turbo Cooker Recipes and more information about the versatile kitchen gadget .

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Why use Turbo Ovens?

The quick, tasty and healthy facts.

A Turbo Oven / Cooker / Broiler is a table top oven that uses convection heat and therefore cooks 50% faster than regular ovens so if you're adapting a regular oven recipe, remember to cut cooking time in half and lower the temperature of the turbo by about 50 degrees fahrenheit. Don't worry because there will be some examples later in the page.

You can also prepare healthy and delicious dishes with it. There is no need to rub meat with oil or butter for a tender and juicy roast because the circulating hot air perfectly browns and sears the outside of the meat, sealing in the juices to preserve flavor and moisture. You can opt to let the fat drip onto a baking pan, placed under the wire rack in the oven, for a flavorful, delicious and satisfying meal minus the guilt.

The Turbo Cooker: a healthful and economical choice - The journey to no-fuss healthy cooking starts here.

Turbo Broilers are not only economical, they save a huge chunk of kitchen space too. You can cook practically anything in it and everything is cooked a lot quicker too. Can you imagine how many party dishes you can make at a fraction of the time it usually takes? This one from Aroma Housewares is not as expensive as the As-Seen-on-TV brands but trust me, it works just as great.

* See a selection of recommended turbo oven brands.

Aroma Housewares  AST-900E Aeromatic Convection Oven
Aroma Housewares AST-900E Aeromatic Convection Oven

Broil, bake, fry, roast, boil, and grill. With French Arcopal tempered glass detachable cooking bowl. Break resistant, easy-to-clean and ensures temperature stability. Easy-to-use dials with power and timer indicator lights. Promotes low-fat cooking; fat and oils drip away from food. Uses 80% less energy than standard ovens. Durable cool-touch handles and base.


Watch the Turbo Broiler in action - See how easy it is to use one.

A turbo oven is really quite simple to operate but if you want to make sure you knew how to use it properly first, have a look at the following video and see how easy it is to have a beautifully-roasted steak in just 40 minutes!

My husband and I have turned to our Turbo Cooker (yes it's the one in the photo) for kitchen assistance heaps of times. It's especially useful whenever we have company over. Here are reasons why it's a wonderful addition to any kitchen.

  • It's versatile. A turbo oven can bake, steam, broil, grill, roast, and even thaw frozen food.
  • It's very easy to use. Just throw all your ingredients together in a baking pan (or a few sheets of foil), place it on the wire rack that comes with the oven, cover, switch it on, set the temperature and timer and voila! You can go on doing other things while the oven cooks your food.
  • It lets you save on time. Because it uses convection heat, it's hotter and therefore cooks up to 50% faster than regular ovens so you can make more in a lot less time. It also requires no preheating so you can just go ahead, put your food in and relax.
  • It lets you save on space. Unlike oven ranges, turbo ovens are portable and can easily fit on a kitchen counter or table top. If you're short on space, getting one would be a practical solution as you can cook practically anything with it.
  • It lets you save money. Turbo ovens are a practical and economic choice for your kitchen, requiring 80% less electricity than a conventional oven. Like I mentioned above, they can cook anything and they cost a fraction of what an oven range does. If you have a small family and don't do heavy-duty cooking and baking, a turbo is definitely a smart choice.
  • It lets you cook healthy. Preparing food in a turbo, like chicken for example, doesn't require extra fats or oils to guarantee that you'll always end up with crispy, golden-brown skin and flavorful, juicy meat. The circulating hot air perfectly browns & sears the outside of meat and seals juices inside to preserve flavor and moisture.
  • It's not hazardous to your health. Because the turbo oven doesn't use the harsh radiant elements of a microwave or a conventional oven, heating is more gentle and more thorough and the flavor of your food is kept intact. Notice that when you cook with a microwave, heating is uneven - hot outside but cold in spots?
  • It keeps your kitchen clean and fresh. It's smokeless, odorless and won't heat up your kitchen.
  • It's easy to clean up. I usually place the food on a baking pan or on a wire rack (with a baking pan beneath for catching drippings) so my food doesn't actually touch the inside of the oven. After using, I just take the food out and then wipe the vessel clean with paper towels. That's it!

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There are quite a number of Turbo convection ovens out in the market today, some more advanced than others, but they basically do the same thing - they draw heat from the outside and then swirl it around the food to cook it. Choose one that suits your lifestyle best.

Delicious Turbo Cooker Recipes

Hungry now? Get your paper and pens ready because I'm about to share some of my favorite tried & tested recipes with you.

Turbo Oven Lechon Kawali (Crispy Pork Belly)

A very popular Filipino dish, made less sinful (no, really!) via the turbo oven.

The Lechón (pictured below) is a popular pork dish in several regions of the world, most specifically Spain and its former colonies including the Philippines, and is prepared throughout the year for special occasions like fiestas (festivals) and holidays.

The dish features a whole roasted suckling pig cooked over charcoal. After seasoning the pig, it is cooked by skewering the entire animal, minus the entrails, on a large stick and then cooking it in a pit filled with charcoal. The pig is placed over the charcoal, and the stick or rod it is attached to is turned in a rotisserie action.

Lechon Kawali or Crispy Pan-Fried Roasted Pork Belly (pictured above) meanwhile, is the home-cooked version of the lechon. It involves boiling and then deep-frying cuts of liempo (pork belly), chopping it up and serving it alongside achara (a salad of pickled green papaya, carrots, onions, capsicums and raisins) and lechon sauce (a special spicy-sweet gravy made of chicken liver). If you want to prepare Lechon Kawali the traditional way, Wikihow has directions on how to make it.

Lechon Kawali can easily be cooked in a turbo oven, however, and it produces the most delicious, crispiest, and juiciest meat ever (okay I may be exaggerating here but you've got to try it sometime). Preparing it this way is healthier than the traditional method too as the addition of oil is not necessary - the pork is cooked in its own fat. Read on as I share with you the very simple recipe.

Turbo Oven Lechon Kawali (Crispy Pork Belly)

You will need:

1.5 to 2 lbs. liempo (pork belly). You may cut it into pieces if you wish.

4 cloves garlic, crushed

1/4 tsp. pepper or 1 tsp. peppercorns

2 tbsp. salt

water, for boiling


1. Put the pork in a big pot. Cover with water. Add garlic, pepper or peppercorns and salt.

2. Bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for an hour or until the meat is tender. Drain.

3. Give the pork pieces a good rubdown with salt, about a tablespoonful is enough.

4. Place the pieces in a turbo oven. Set it for 45 minutes at 245 degrees celsius (about 475 degrees fahrenheit).

5. Check your pork pieces after 45 minutes. By this time the skin should be very crispy and the meat, really tender. If you want the pieces crispier, leave them in the oven for another 5 minutes.

Lechon Kawali is best eaten with a bowl of steamed rice. lechon sauce and achara on the side (see my lens on Turbo Chicken for the recipes). If you don't have time to make some, bottled lechon sauce - specifically the Mang Tomas brand, manufacturers of the original lechon sauce - is readily at groceries here in the Philippines or in Filipino food specialty stores abroad.

You may also serve it with spiced vinegar as dipping sauce. Just get a couple of pieces of red chili peppers, crush them in a small sauce bowl of regular white vinegar and you're good to go.

Photo credits: Max's Restaurant / Flickr / Tiga Baluarte Blog

Baked Fillet of Sole with Sage & Cumin

A light and healthy dish for the non-meat eaters.

My husband was diagnosed with high blood pressure a few years ago so I had to look for light and healthy ways to cook fish. This sole recipe is adapted from a baked fish recipe I found in a local magazine and it has become our staple, go-to fish dish even after his blood pressure had already returned to normal levels. Don't let the word healthy throw you off because this dish is very tasty and delicious - the turbo oven renders the fish meat very tender, so tender that it almost falls apart when you pry it with a fork, and the sage and cumin mixture gives it a rich flavor you'll crave for after every last bit is gone. Ready for the recipe? Here goes.

Baked Fillet of Sole with Sage & Cumin

You will need:

2 fillets of sole (or any white fish except cod - I find it too fatty)

1 tbsp.minced sage leaves

1 tbsp. ground cumin seeds

juice of 1/4 lemon

some olive oil for drizzling

salt and pepper to taste


1. Place your fillets on a piece of foil. Rub with a little bit of salt and pepper.

2. Squeeze the juice of a lemon quarter over it, taking care not to put too much as it will leave a sour taste.

3. Drizzle the fillets with a little olive oil. Not too much either, just enough so that the fish doesn't end up too dry.

4. Sprinkle the fillets with the minced sage and ground cumin. You may also use sage and cumin powder if you can't get hold of the real thing.

5. Fold the foil over the fillets, seal and form a packet

6. Place this on the wire rack in the turbo.

7. Set the temperature to 180 degrees celsius (375 degrees fahrenheit) and set the timer to 15 minutes. The meat should come out white and tender. Enjoy with a bowl of steamed rice.

This vegetable casserole is a great dish to serve as a main course whenever you feel like eating something light, or as a side dish to your favorite meat course. It's a simple, no-frills recipe and since it only requires a few ingredients to prepare, is very economical as it can serve up to 6 people. I came up with this when I was thinking of a meatless alternative to baked lasagna. The finished product is not only delicious but is also attractive to look at, with all the layers of greens, reds, and yellows.

Easy Vegetable Pasta Casserole

You will need:

250 grams Penne pasta or lasagna noodles, cooked as directed on the package

2 cups steamed spinach, chopped

1 can of creamed corn

Mozzarella cheese, grated or sliced

Olive oil

1 piece white onion, peeled and finely chopped

1 can stewed tomatoes, diced

1 can mushrooms

1 cup tomato sauce

Salt & pepper to taste


1. Cook the pasta noodles as directed on the package.

2. As the pasta is cooking, prepare the tomato sauce: sauté the onions in olive oil until transparent. reduce heat and add salt, stewed tomatoes, mushrooms and tomato sauce. Simmer and let some of the liquid evaporate.

3. Lay a layer of pasta noodles or lasagna on a baking dish. Spread a layer of sauce over it. Follow it with a layer of creamed corn, and then spinach. Top it with a layer of grated mozzarella. Add another layer of pasta and repeat the filling.

4. Top everything with a final layer of pasta noodles and grated cheese.

5. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake at 350 degrees fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes.

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Potato and Raisin Scones

Care for a filling, healthy snack?

I've always loved scones but I didn't know until recently that you can make them without buttermilk or eggs. I found this recipe in Geraldine Hartman's 'Not Just for Vegetarians'. It's quite easy to make and it tastes really good. The presence of potatoes make it extra-filling so you can have it for breakfast and it will last you through all your morning errands.

Potato and Raisin Scones

Source: Geraldine Hartman's 'Not Just for Vegetarians', adapted for the turbo oven

You will need:

1-1/2 cups of flour (preferably unbleached)

1 tbsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt (you can use the low-sodium variety)

3 tbsps sugar (sometimes I use muscovado sugar)

3/4 c mashed potatoes (that's equal to about one medium baking potato)

1/3 c chilled butter

1 c raisins (or any dried fruit, really)

a few tablespoonfulls of milk


1. Sift all the dry ingredients together

2. Cut in the chilled butter. (I don't have the proper baking equipment for "cutting it in" so what I do is I slice the butter into little bits then I crumble them into the flour mixture with my hands. It works just as well).

3. When the mixture is all crumbly, stir in the mashed potato and raisins.

4. Add a few tablespoons of milk, just enough so that the dough holds together.

5. Form it into a ball. You can add flour to keep it from sticking to the surface of your working area.

6. Let the ball rest for 10 minutes and cover it with a dampened tea towel.

7. Knead it a little more after resting then transfer it onto a lightly-greased baking sheet (I use Crisco low-cholesterol non-stick baking spray)

8. Flatten the dough until it's about an inch thick. You can keep it's round shape then slide a pizza cutter over it, not cutting through, to form eight slices... or you can use a cookie cutter to make proper scones the English way.

9. Place in the turbo oven and bake it for 20-25 minutes in 180 degrees celsius (375 degrees fahrenheit).

These scones are best eaten with tea and clotted cream, of course.

Photo credits: Gluten Free Cooking / scone slice by Cynthia Arre

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

A grand finale to any meal.

There is something very dramatic about red velvet cupcakes. Perhaps it has to do with the velvety cream cheese frosting, or maybe -- obviously -- its deep red color. The base of the red velvet cupcake recipe I follow is of a butter cake, dyed a rich red and infused with cocoa for a touch of chocolate flavor. It's always a hit at dessert time, especially when kids are around.

NOTE: Because it's not as large as regular ovens, a turbo oven can only contain a 6-piece cupcake pan so you will have to stand guard and wait for each batch to cook -- not a problem since you can multi-task and fill up other pans while you wait. You'll also have to decrease the baking time for each succeeding batch as the oven grows hotter the longer it's in use. Just remember to look through the glass and see if the cakes are already done.

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Source: Paula Deen's recipe, adapted for the turbo oven

You will need:

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cocoa powder

1 1/2 cups vegetable oil

1 cup buttermilk, room temperature (sometimes I use plain yogurt for a nice, moist crumb)

2 large eggs, room temperature

2 tablespoons red food coloring

1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

1 pound cream cheese, softened

2 sticks butter, softened

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar

Chopped pecans and fresh raspberries or strawberries, for garnish (optional)


1. Line 2 (12-cup) muffin pans with cupcake papers.

2. In a medium mixing bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder.

3. In a large bowl gently beat together the oil, buttermilk, eggs, food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla with a handheld electric mixer. Add the sifted dry ingredients to the wet and mix until smooth and thoroughly combined.

4. Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake tins about 2/3 filled.

5. Set the turbo oven's timer for 10 to 12 minutes at 350 degrees fahrenheit (175 degrees celsius).

6. Place the baking pan inside the oven and bake, turning the pan once, halfway through. Test the cupcakes with a toothpick for doneness. Remove from oven and cool completely before frosting. Repeat with other pans.

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla together until smooth. Add the sugar and on low speed, beat until incorporated. Increase the speed to high and mix until very light and fluffy.

2. Garnish with chopped pecans and a fresh raspberry or strawberry.

Photo credits: Jamie Anne on Flickr / Moth Soup Stories

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Maximize the use of your oven by learning other dishes you can make with it. I've used mine for cooking chicken, baked pasta, roast beef, bread, baked fish, cupcakes, cheesecake, apple pie and so much more!

My husband and I got our turbo cooker as a wedding gift in 2003 and we've been using it to cook almost everything ever since. It's a great thing to have around in your kitchen. Small families and young couples who are just starting out on their own will especially find good use for it.

So what do you think of the turbo oven? Are you willing to give it a try? You can browse from a list of top-rated turbo cookers or if you already have one, do tell me about your experiences with a turbo right here.

What do you think of Turbo Ovens? - Is it something you think you want for your kitchen?

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      8 months ago

      Just started using my superwave oven love it looking to cook more things in it

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      Lisa Bean 

      11 months ago from Nevada

      I've never even heard of this before and I'm all about the kitchen gadgets! My husband has told me we have too many gadgets but I'm always open to trying new cooking methods and using fun gear. I'm going to look into this one.

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      13 months ago

      I have a confectioners oven and i love it is a time and electricity saver and it cooks my food in less the time

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      PJ Malavasic 

      15 months ago

      I just bought one and am looking for a cookbook to go w/ it. Hope you can help.

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      19 months ago

      Well the source you reading from is partly a fake. That means Hubpages.

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      2 years ago

      Thank you for your recipe! I just bought my oven, but the instruction booklet has very POOR recipes! Thank goodness for you Lucy! :-) Now I can feed my husband properly!

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      4 years ago

      can you put metal pans in the kitchen living turbo convection oven?

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      5 years ago

      Nice lens here :) Very informative and nice to read.. Turbo cookers remove excess fats which is good for me lol. My lens

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      goldstandard lm 

      6 years ago

      My dad has one of these and I was super skeptical about it, but it totally cooked the chicken super fast and it was very moist! Worth it, if you are short on time!

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      6 years ago

      I am cooking some chicken now , as it cooks the light turns on and off this normal

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      6 years ago

      The Turbo Oven is very versatile! And you have featured great looking recipes. Can't wait to try them out.

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      6 years ago

      I have heard so much and seen a Turbo Oven in Action, they are Awesome!! Recently I have seen the future and devices like these are going to used in a way never before thought possible... Can you Image your Kitchen without any Outlets or Plugs?!?

      Think about what that could mean!!! :D

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      6 years ago

      Great Lens, well thought out and constructed. Good luck in 2013.

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      6 years ago

      This article is very helpful... cheers! I am so excited cos i'll have my turbo broiler just before Christmas. Please post more recipes.

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      6 years ago

      Hi, I'm new to Turbo cooking, just moved to Thailand and bought one, all instructions in Thai so didn't know about reduced cooking time, worked out how to clean, would love a manual in english and some basic rules on baking if you can help - thank you as I'm planning on using it a lot, Julie

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      Judith Nazarewicz 

      6 years ago from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

      Great lens! Indeed to get one of these. Your recipes look delicious !

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      7 years ago

      I need to get one of these! *Blessed*

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      7 years ago

      I need this for my office...I avoid the microwave fervently. I am usually cooking in a crock pot these days at the office.

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      7 years ago

      Wow I had never heard of them before, they sound great! Angel blessed lens.

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      7 years ago

      Would love recipes for dehydrating fruit and making beef jerky!!!

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      7 years ago

      Great lens!

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      7 years ago

      I have been thinking to buy one soon, and after looking into your this lens, I think I will not consider further but will go and choose one right away. Thank you for sharing such a nice information. I like roast meat, so I think it will be quite useful.

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      7 years ago

      Good Job!! Great Lens!

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      7 years ago

      Hey Great Lens! Keep It Up!

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      7 years ago

      great recipes..

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      7 years ago

      ive often wodered what these gadgets wre for and how tey work now i know! -thanks

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      Indigo Janson 

      8 years ago from UK

      What delicious recipes. I was a little reluctant to consider a turbo oven because I'd assumed they were for meat. While I can see they are indeed perfect for roasting, it looks like they are a lot more versatile than I had imagined. The sole has made my mouth water, the pasta looks delicious, and as for sweet treats... bring it on! Thanks for an informative and tasty page.

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      sushilkin lm 

      8 years ago

      Nice Lens, Thanks for sharing. Keep it up.

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      8 years ago from Sweden

      So smart and easy! I am interested to try

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 

      8 years ago from Ljubljana

      I have my third turbo oven now and I think it adds a lot to my kitchen. But it has some downsides too. It is much more usable for small families because inside there is not a lot of space. It is not good for some sweets which need rising. And it takes some time to adapt old recipes to new conditions )shorter time, lower temperatures). Your recipes can be a good start. thanks for some ideas.

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      8 years ago

      I've never seen one of these - very cool! Thumbs up.

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      8 years ago

      Ok... I was hungry before, but now I'm really hungry! I'll have to put this on my birthday wish list!

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      SLHamilton LM 

      8 years ago

      We BBQ outdoors a lot in the summer.. but on the nights when we don't BBQ I hate cooking and heating up the house. I have been thinking about getting one of the turbo ovens.. now you have convinced me :-)

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      8 years ago

      I find it funny that these were all the rage years ago and now they're making a comeback. They seem pretty cool.

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      8 years ago

      Fantastic lens, I want one of these so bad! Love all of the receipes, nice job.

      Robin :)

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      Shamim Rajabali 

      8 years ago from Texas

      This would be a great appliance. Anything to help cook dinners healthier and faster. Enjoyed your lens.

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      pimbels lm 

      8 years ago

      I have never heard of the turbo cooker, but this is very interesting. I definitely should get one, because I am a fan of quick meal preparations.. Great lens.

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      8 years ago

      Sounds like a great option to use instead of a regular oven or microwave. I don't like microwaves much anyway. Your recipes sound good!

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      8 years ago

      We have purchased a turbo cooker, and were constrained to the recipe book that came with it. I have learned so much more that can be cooked in it, from this web site. Our instructions said that we had to pre heat etc making it a complicated way to cook. It is brilliant.

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      Angela F 

      8 years ago from Seattle, WA

      I've never seen one before but it sounds like a great option for cooking. Rolled to my Tips for New Cooks lens!

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      8 years ago from Massachusetts

      These all look delicious. I'd definitely consider getting one of these or giving one.

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      8 years ago

      I'm always looking for new recipes and new methods of cooking, so I think this lens is great! Thanks for the information, now I'm convinced that I have to get a turbo oven!

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      Dee Gallemore 

      8 years ago

      After reading this, I'm convinced that the turbo oven is definitely worth investing in. Great job . . . and blessed!

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      8 years ago

      I don't have a turbo oven yet, but I think it's a useful kitchen tool.

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      8 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      My daughter has one and absolutely loves hers and uses it all the time. I hadn't heard of this type of appliance before I saw hers at Christmas. I see in your lens all the delicious meals you can cook. Looks pretty handy when you have company or for cooking smaller meals. I will have to put one of my wish list. Thanks for your great info. Happy New Year to you!

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      8 years ago

      Turbo Oven baked scones and cupcakes - brilliant!

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      8 years ago

      Its been awhile since I stopped by to visit this lens. Wow, you have created a masterpiece with this, very impressive. I still don't have a turbo oven, but I want one.

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      8 years ago

      I have a turbo oven, not much luck at all, have to keep taking all the food out to rearrange it so it does not burn.. would love some simple recipes to try, including cooking temps, chicken burns on top, veg still hard. tried turning the temp down, but the light burns the food quicker than the cooking time. any help would be appreciated.

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      8 years ago

      Very interesting. Didn't know this exists. One of these would surely help me out! Nice lens ;-)

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      8 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      I haven't tried one of these yet, but it sure looks interesting.

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      8 years ago

      I have my Dad's old micro wave, but I only use it occasionally, just to heat something up. I have a very small kitchen, but this could fit in very well.

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      8 years ago

      Great lens, I've been thinking of buying one of these convection ovens for some time so all the information presented on this lens helps me a lot in making my final decision. And thank you for blessing my Rosemary Herb lens - you made my day!! :)

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      8 years ago

      What a great product review. I've been interested in these for some time. I bookmarked this lens for the recipes. You've sold me.

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      8 years ago

      I would love to have one of these! You certainly stepped it up a notch by sharing your yummy looking and sounding recipes....hungry right now. Beautiful work!

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      the777group lm 

      8 years ago

      Loved my turbo but it's gone to the great oven-hole in the sky now. Might be time to get another!

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      Kathy McGraw 

      8 years ago from California

      Since I don't have a working oven in my new house I think this is a great solution! Just reading all your recipes made me hungry and longing to be able to cook them. Blessed by an Angel (yep again :)

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 

      8 years ago from Michigan

      You are a terrific salesgal! And this is a terrific lens. I am giving some serious thought to purchasing one of these. The price is right...and does sound superior to my microwave...and it's 80% cheaper than a regular oven. It makes a lot of sense! Thank you for this information.

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      9 years ago

      My family has been using the turbo broiler as far back as I could remember. I still have the original Imarflex one made with ALUMINUM we purchased back in the late 70s and it is still working up to today after cooking so many turbo chickens, lechon liempo, crispy pata, baby back ribs, baked macaroni and pizza!

      I did buy another newer model with a glass see-thru cover in 2000 and it too has been serving me for the past decade. I used it to bake CHICKEN GALANTINA (Stuffed Chicken) last Christmas and it turned out perfect.

      I have tried baking batter type cake with it- pineapple upsidedown cake with great success but have never tried it with the more delicate types such as a chiffon or angel food cake.

      Would be good if they could have a model big enough to fit a 13 X 9 inch lasagna pan in!!!

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      9 years ago

      Wow! I love new kitchen gadgets, I may have to give this a try!

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      Robin S 

      9 years ago from USA

      This looks terrific!

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      9 years ago

      I bought my 3D Turbo Roaster in the Philippines and I'm using it in Spain where I now reside. I can't get the same results, eg. crispy chicken skin and lechon kawali as I used to get in the Philippines. Could there be a problem with the cycles? I'm so disappointed at the results. The fan doesn't seem to be as strong and it doesn't cook as fast as it should.

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      9 years ago

      how can i bake a potato? no instructions were included with purchase can you help?

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      9 years ago

      I have my Convection Turbo oven for a decade now, since 1984 and still working. I got the big one that can fit two regular whole chicken and we love it with my two grown up children. probably I got the old style.

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      9 years ago

      Great job putting all these info together! I love all your photos too. That crispy pork belly photo you posted made me so hungry I had to make myself a couple of large sammies to keep my stomach from rumbling.

    • norma-holt profile image


      9 years ago

      Still love this lens so I returned to bless it and feature it on Sprinkled with Stardust


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      9 years ago

      Hi again sorry I meant to add thank you for the great article on Turbo Ovens and for sharing some of your recipes and your life. take care and hope you and your husband are enjoying a holy, happy, safe Easter. :o)

    • Bellezza-Decor profile image


      9 years ago from Canada

      This turbo oven sounds like a great oven for cottages, trailers, etc. anything where space is small!

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      9 years ago's hard to find recipes for convection ovens online. good job on this.

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      Cynthia Arre 

      9 years ago from Quezon City

      @anonymous: You're very welcome Sue, I'm really happy that you found the information on this page useful (:

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      Cynthia Arre 

      9 years ago from Quezon City

      @norma-holt: Thanks Norma! I really appreciate it (:

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      9 years ago

      My son has one and its great. Nice lens, well presented and crafted. 5* and fave

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      9 years ago

      I am so grateful to read your articles and mainly the recipes. I have just acquired my turbo halogen cooker but the tiny recipe book enclosed is very, very basic and doesn't always explain what tray to lay the articles on or if you can cook casserole directly in the glass bowl. I found your recipes excellent. Thank you.

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      Sherry Venegas 

      9 years ago from La Verne, CA

      Our microwave and oven combo just died and I now have a convect micro and oven combo.

      Love it. These recipes do look good.

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      9 years ago

      Sounds like a dream come true, if you cook meat. I didn't know anything about this oven and you did an excellent job telling us about it. 5*s

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      9 years ago from United States

      Wonderful!!! I believe I need to ask for this for Christmas! I can not believe it has been around for so long and I don't have one. Thanks for the intro

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      9 years ago

      Wow! Great lens!

    • LoKackl profile image


      9 years ago

      Wow! I never thought about a convection oven. I am definitely short of space in my kitchen and I really don't like to use the oven. A very real possibility!Thanks so much for this very informative and attractive lens!!


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