Hi Everyone! I’m new here and collecting supplies and tools to try reborning for the first time. My first attempt will be Lainey then Celeste. I know that the NuWave Oven has been mentioned quite often on the forum but I also see that some use a regular convection oven to set the GHSP. I’m really torn between which one is best. I would love to read some pros and cons on each so that I can decide which one is best for a newbie like me to use. I’m so confused!!! Thank you in advance for all of your help!!
Definitely go with the NuWave ProPlus with the extender ring. I bought a large convection oven but the interior is not large enough to accommodate anything larger than a very small preemie. Anything larger got too close to the heating element. If you get the NuWave, be sure to get the ProPlus and not the Pro. I bought the Pro and had to send it back because you cannot set the temperature to anything between 250 and 275 degrees. I ordered the ProPlus (which arrived today - YAY!!) because the temperature can be adjusted in 1 degree increments. The NuWave can also be moved around easily.
Thank you so much for your input!! My birthday is the end of this month and my sister got me a NuWave oven which arrived today. Yes thank goodness it is the ProPlus!!! Please let me know how you make out with your new one after you use it! I love the size of it too! Doesn’t take up a lot of room so I can leave it on my counter when its not in use. For the time being my kitchen is going to also be my reborning workshop!!
Hi JackieJo. Welcome to the forum. You are in the right place to ask questions. Everyone is so nice. If you look at the top of this page to the right, you will see a spy glass. Click on it and type NuWave versus Convection Oven, and you will find a wealth of pros and cons about it. There have been many informative threads on here in the past on just that subject. I use a regular toaster/convection oven for my dolls. I found the biggest one I could at Walmart, (it will do a 16 inch pizza and safely do toddlers heads with extra space left over). I bought it before I heard of the NuWaves, and will probably just use it till it breaks before I buy a NuWave.
Definitely go with the NuWave!!! It is the ONLY oven as far as I’m concerned. Good Luck what ever you decide.
Hi otterbaby2…I just did what you said and clicked on the spy glass and put in NuWave vs convection oven. One thing that caught my eye was several people mentioned the fumes from the baking vinyl. I was going to do most of my reborning in my kitchen but now I don’t know what to do. Where do you do your baking when your reborning a baby? Now I’m really confused…
Lynn…Thanks so much. I think its an easy decision because of all the help I got here. I’ll be using the NuWave!!!
You won’t be sorry Jackie, the NuWave is so nice to work with. I have a countertop convection oven also, never used it since getting my NW. Good Luck. BTW, nice to meet you and have you with us.
I have a spare bedroom that is my nursery. I do everything in there, including baking in the NuWave. I set a timer and usually leave the room during most of the baking time. (That’s when I check in on the BB forum.) The fumes have not bothered me.
I bake in my kitchen, I just leave the room while baby is in the oven.
I bake in our regular oven as well. I turn on the ceiling fan and crack the patio door, but I really have not noticed fumes very much. I do not have any place to put any other kind of oven. I also do not get to work on babies as much as I would like so it is not like I bake a baby every day LOL.
I used to bake in the utility room, but I moved my NuWave to a table in the garage in order to avoid exposure to the fumes.
My oven is in a closed in patio area. I have cooked in my kitchen in the past and just make sure that air is circulating well…(my kitchen is quite large and airy which probably helped). Also I find that it is better to take the parts out and let them air cool before taking them into your work space so that you do not take the fumes from the hot vinyl with you…
Your birthday is ? 31 mey ?
My oven is down in the basement, and I crack open a window when I bake and cool the parts, even in the winter. I do not like the fumes.
I too have an aversion to any type of chemical fumes. I guess I’ll do my baby baking in my basement. I was going to go with air dry paints but because I’m new at this and was told that GHSP are more forgiving if you make a mistake I decided to go with the HSP. Thank you so much for all of your help!!