Advantium

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Advantium[1] is a line of fast-cooking electric ovens for household use sold by General Electric. They use both halogen lamps and microwave energy, either separately or together.[2]

Starting in 1998, the engineering team of Kevin Nolan, Dong Soo Shin, Todd Vincent Graves, Charles Smith, and Royce Hunt designed the original Advantium, which went on sale in 1999, uses 240-volt AC power, and draws up to 25 amperes. It can generally substitute for a conventional oven, a cooktop, and a grill, and cooks between two and eight times as quickly as conventional cooking.

Early models had plastic grills, which were not durable, and tended to snap off from the heat that the noisy fan exhausted into the kitchen. Newer models have stainless steel grills.

The Advantium 120, released in 2001, cooks less quickly, but operates at 120 volts.

References[edit]

  1. ^ US registered trademark number 2637479
  2. ^ GE Advantium Speedcook Ovens