Usha needs no introduction; They have been making home appliances such as the juicer, mixer, etc. from years. If you are an old subscriber, then you may know that I am a big foodie. I love to eat as well as love to make. Now recently usha asked me, Will I be interested in reviewing their upcoming halogen oven, So even though I had my exams going on I couldn’t reject it. So here I am. Let’s see If the Ush InfinityCook Halogen Oven does what it says.
Usha 360R InfinityCook Halogen Oven review
You may have questioned, What exactly is this product, Well It is a combo of an Air fryer and an Oven. I own an air fryer, and it has its limitations like not roller, no tava and a lot of other things which can be done in an oven is missing. Now in this 360R InfinityCook Halogen Oven, You have a cylindrical design in which you can cook almost everything, from pizza to french fries.
The Usha 360R InfinityCook comes in a giant box in which you get the following items-
- Oven itself
- Rotisserie Stick
- Rotisserie Grill
- Rotisserie Basket
- Rotisserie Skewers
- Frying Pan
- Grill Rack
- Oil Spray Bottle
Oven design and built
The Usha 360R has a unique look unlike nay other oven or air fryer; It sounds like a hybrid of both. It has a plastic base in which the vessel rests. The lid is made up of hard glass which I believe is heat resistant. There is a control panel above the lid which houses and b/w backlight display, buttons for temperature, duration, rotatory toggle and a start & stop. These are on-panel buttons which mean you have to hard press it.
Rotisserie Basket is used to make stuff like french fries, potato bites, etc. Mainly anything which is small and needs 360º heating.
Rotisserie Grill can be used to make stuff like tikkis. If we had used the conventional method, The tikki would have been too oily.
Frying Pan can be used to make stuff like pizza, bread and tandoori rotis.
I tried cooking a range of stuff in the oven, and the results were pretty good. I first tried making the potato smilies and for it, I used Rotisserie Basket and Oil spray bottle to spray a little oil. I opened the door of it and added the frozen item. Then according to the cookbook I adjusted the temperature and cooked it for 10 minutes. The results were fantastic. The smilies were cooked perfectly with a little brown on the edges. They were crispy and well cooked. I then tried french fries, and the result was similar here too.
Next, I cooked some chicken burger patties; I used Grill Rack as I wanted even cooking on both sides. I placed two tikki’s, so I cooked it for about 6 minutes for each side. I also added a little olive oil just to get a better taste. Now the result we got was I would say good. The tikkis were cooked well from outside but from inside It seemed like unfinished. Later I cooked them again for 3 minutes on each side and now they appear to be cooked well from inside but a little brownish from outside.
Now the only thing which was left to try was a pizza and this time; It was perfect. The cooking was even, the crust, cheese, toppings, everything was on point.
So should you buy it? If you are someone who is concerned about his/ her health, then this makes sense. It also is space saving so if your kitchen looks buffed up by that OTG then you can easily replace that with this. It is good for healthy cooking, and its multiple functions help you stir up various dishes. It can be easily cleaned, It consumes less power then the OTG and overall looks an healthy choice however I feel like it is a bit pricey. If Usha would have been priced it at around Rs. 15,000, then it would have been a steal.