Brava oven review – A smart cooking device that uses light to cook your foods to perfection

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REVIEW – Cooking healthy food can be a challenge when life is busy and your cooking skill level isn’t on par with Gordon Ramsay. What if there was a smart countertop cooking device that could lead you step by step in the cooking process to cook your food to perfection? There is and it’s called the Brava. It’s awesome but it’s not without a couple of caveats. Let’s take a look.

What is it?

Brava is a smart cooking device that uses high-powered light bulbs to cook a whole meal on one tray even if they are entirely different types of foods like meat and vegetables. It also has built-in recipes and instructions that will lead you by the hand (spoon?) to

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I could do this.

Yet on an ordinary weeknight, I’m unlikely to spend that much time preparing dinner. A baked squash and some fish would suit us better, I think. And a salad too, but minus the anchovies.

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