Ok. So here’s what we’ve learned. This wasn’t our first rodeo with June, but I think what we have learned may be of value to all those that are embarking on their new June experience.
My wife wanted to cook a Tri-tip roast. About 2 1/2 lbs in this case. There are a few ways to accomplish this task, but she basically just seasoned it up and put it on the rack, with the thermometer sticking in the middle of the thing. Then she hit the “Roast” button on June. She could have gone for the pre-set button, but this time she just hit the roast button.
She set the temperature to 250 degrees. Many people will cook their roasts at a higher temp, such as 450 which is supposed to cook the outside a lot while leaving the inside rare, med rare or whatever. But my sweetie likes to cook these things low and slow.
The oven warmed up and we poked the roast in and plugged in the thermometer.
June said “I’m going to have to think about this for a few minutes before I tell you how long this is going to take.” So we had a glass of wine while we waited.
Sure enough, June came back and said it’ll take 20 minutes for you to have a nice medium rare roast. We didn’t believe her.
So we we launched a “google” search, looked through our old recipes, and all sorts of things. My wife was convinced it should take 45 minutes to an hour. Not 20 minutes. Finally, after another glass of wine, I suggested we just let June have her way with our roast. She hasn’t let us down yet, so lets see what happens.
Around the 20 minute mark June happily proclaimed our roast was ready. We took it out of the oven and let it sit loosely covered with aluminum foil for a short while. Then we cut into it.
It was perfect. One of the best little roasts we have had in a long time.
Moral of the story: Try any dish you want as your first timer. Just let June walk you through what to do and take care of the cooking for you. Make sure you have an ample supply of wine so you don’t get bored waiting for dinner, then when June says its time, enjoy your first creation with this amazing little oven.