The one-of-a-kind brava oven cooks food by bathing it in pulses of light. It can roast, bake, broil, toast, reheat, dehydrate, slow-cook, and keep foods warm.
Its multi-zone cooking capability is a game changer, allowing you to cook proteins, vegetables, and starch on the same tray. It also lets you see what’s cooking via a built-in camera and touchscreen display.
It’s a smart oven
Brava Oven is the latest in a line of smart ovens that promise to take the guesswork out of cooking. It uses six high-powered lamps that cook food quickly and with precise timing. It also offers meal kits that pair with its preset cooking modes.
The Brava has a touchscreen and a companion app that lets you control what goes into your Brava Oven, how long it’s cooking, and even if the food is done. It also has a camera inside that lets you monitor what’s cooking from a distance and on the screen.
Unlike the June oven, which can recognize foods on sight, or the Tovala which cooks foods according to its steam-powered technology, Brava Oven uses a combination of visible and infrared light to cook your food. It’s able to get the perfect sear on steaks, tenderize chicken breasts, and crisp up vegetables.
You place your ingredients on a metal tray and select the zones where you want to cook them. It also has a temperature thermometer that can tell you when to let your meat or fish reach its proper temperature, so you don’t overcook it.
In our tests, the Brava Oven cooked salmon with a nice skin and tender center, Brussels sprouts that were charred and crunchy on the outside but still slightly al dente on the inside, carrots that were perfectly sized and cooked to our liking, and a pizza that had a good crust and was cooked to perfection. It didn’t cook as fast as a conventional oven, however.
As with most appliances, the Brava Oven does require some maintenance, such as cleaning the trays and monitoring what’s going on in your kitchen. Luckily, all of the trays are dishwasher safe and clean up really easily.
It’s expensive, starting at $1,295, but if you’re willing to invest in one of these smart ovens, it can save you time, money, and hassle. It’s a lot more than just an oven, though, as it’s also a convection oven, a microwave, a toaster, and a risotto maker, so you’ll want to consider the cost of using it before committing.
It’s a multi-zone oven
The Brava Oven oven is a smart countertop oven that uses a combination of halogen lamps and computer control to rapidly cook food using Pure Light technology. It can go from 0-500 degrees in a fraction of a second and doesn’t require any pre-heating or oil.
The main advantage of this innovative oven is its multi-zone cooking functionality. It lets you cook a whole meal (from protein to vegetables) in one tray. It works in a way similar to a griddle: Each food on the tray has a specific zone and is treated differently, based on its cooking function. For example, salmon goes in zone one, small potatoes in zones two and Three, and green beans in zone four.
Getting to know your Brava is a bit like learning a new language, but there are some great tutorial videos on the Brava website and a helpful Facebook group that answers questions from users. Once you get the hang of it, though, you can do some pretty impressive things.
For starters, the oven comes with a pair of trays, one glass and one metal, and a temp sensor. The metal tray gets hot like a frying pan and is used for air-frying and searing, while the glass tray can be used for baking, roasting, and dehydrating.
You can use the TempSensor to help calibrate the Brava’s cook programs, too. It’s an essential tool to make sure your food doesn’t overcook.
Once you get the hang of it, you can start to customize your recipes and experiment with different cooking modes. The Brava Oven also offers a meal kit service that pairs its preset cooking modes with pre-packaged meals meant for this oven.
The starter set costs
The starter set costs $1,295, but if you want to get all the accessories for cooking breakfast and slow-cooking, you’ll have to shell out an additional $400. That’s on top of the regular monthly membership fee, which Brava estimates to be around $10 a month after the first two years.
But the Brava is a lot more than just an oven: It’s a connected kitchen tool that aims to take the guesswork out of cooking and help people save money on restaurant meals. Plus, the company promises it can cook foods 2 to 4 times faster than a conventional oven, while not using any oil or adding any harmful chemicals to your diet.
It’s a convection oven
Whether you’re a food nerd or just want to make your life easier, the Brava oven is a smart device that can help you cook. It comes with a touchscreen that lets you choose from different recipes and customize the cooking time. You can also use the app to check your meal’s progress.
The Brava oven can cook 2-4 times faster than traditional convection ovens. The patented Pure Light Cooking ™ technology works by harnessing the power of light and heat to create delicious dishes.
You can cook a variety of items including pizza, chicken wings, and more. The oven is equipped with a touchscreen display and a camera that lets you monitor your meals. The app also allows you to adjust the temperature of your oven from afar.
This smart oven comes with a 100-day money-back guarantee, and it’s available in sets that come with different accessories. The Starter Set, which includes the Brava oven, a temp sensor, and two cook trays (one glass and one metal), costs $1,295.
For more cooking options, you can get the Bake & Breakfast set, which includes everything in the starter set plus a muffin tin, a square pan, a loaf pan, an egg tray, and a chef’s pan. The chef’s pan is good for making stews and slow cookers, while the muffin tin is great for baking cakes and cookies.
The Brava oven is a countertop unit that has three separate zones and a glass or ceramic-coated aluminum tray. You can place ingredients in each zone to cook them.
When you place your ingredients in the Brava Oven, it automatically calculates the amount of energy it needs to cook them. It then uses that information to determine the proper cooking method. For example, if you place potatoes in the bottom tray area, it will use more heat to cook them than if you put them on top.
Once you’ve cooked your meal, the Brava Oven will notify you via its app that it’s done. You can then check the recipe in the app to see how your meal turned out.
It’s a microwave
Brava oven isn’t your typical microwave, toaster oven, or convection oven. Instead, it cooks foods with six infrared lamps that deliver exact, variable heat to your food. The technology goes from 0-500 degrees F in seconds, without preheating.
It’s also a nifty way to reheat leftovers, snacks, and pizzas (fresh dough and frozen) to a perfectly cooked “right out of the oven” quality. I tested it with a variety of different ingredients, including meats, vegetables, and even fried eggs (yes, fried eggs).
The Brava oven’s light technology is able to deliver pizza-oven level “heat” to one zone, while pulsed lights in another can provide searing to produce a nice sear on steaks and chickens and crisp vegetables. Pure Light technology also means you can skip the extra oil, which is great if you’re trying to get healthier meals.
To use the Brava oven, you place each item on a tray and select your desired cooking temperature. It’s all based on a TempSensor, a sensor that measures the thickness of the food and adjusts the temperature to cook it just right.
Aside from baking
Aside from baking, the Brava Oven can sear, toast, bake, reheat, air fry, dehydrate, and keep warm. It even has a pro cook mode, where experienced users can program one-tray meals and custom-cook foods to their liking.
There are also hundreds of preprogrammed recipes that include everything from chicken to burgers, brussels sprouts, rice, and even steaks. You can also add your own custom recipes and adjust cooking time, though it’s worth noting that there are limits to what you can do.
You can use the Brava oven for anything, as long as you remember to follow its instructions and set it up properly. You can place food in any of the three zones, and you can even put a metal tray on the bottom to create toast.
It also comes with a temperature thermometer, which is great for meats and enables you to know how much you’re cooking at any given time. And it’s all monitored with a camera, so you can check on your food throughout the cooking process.