My APO arrived this weekend. I set it up, did the burn-in, and ran a 1 hour SVM test at 140f. The next day’s meal plan was for tacos, so the only use the oven got was to heat the store-bought tortillas. I noticed it took a long time to reach 140f, but thought that might be because it was still new.
Today, I wanted to cook some green beans in the APO to go with spaghetti and meatballs. The oven is taking a ridiculously long time to come to temp. It took 36 minutes to reach 186f. Settings were SVM on, 100% steam, Rear heating element, fan on high. I expected it to heat to 186 in a few minutes. Now my meal timing is off.
Guess I’ll have to plan on a 30 minute preheat whenever I use the oven. That will sure reduce the advantages I thought I’d be getting when using the oven. Since the suggested timing for reheating leftovers is 20 minutes a 30 minute preheat would push that out to 50 minutes just to reheat some leftovers. I’m underwhelmed.