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GE Trivection Ovens vs. GE Advantium Ovens

Written by Appliance Dude | June 3rd, 2011

Following up on yesterday’s post on GE Advantium ovens, I wanted to touch upon another GE cooking technology with a funky name that they probably paid a branding firm a nice lump sum to conjure. Welcome to the world of GE Trivection technology!

What is Trivection? It’s a cooking technology that uses a combination of three heating methods: thermal, convection and microwave that cooks food up to 5x faster than a normal oven (the Advantium can cook up to 8x faster

How Does Trivection Work?
1. There are two 2500 watt bake and broil elements that provide heat from above and below the oven cavity.

2. Another dual loop 2500 watt element is in the back of the oven in front of the convection fan.

3. The fan reverses direction of air flow which contributes to optimal air flow and heat direction…RESULT = Faster Roasting Speeds, more even heating

Questions About GE Monogram Trivection Ovens

Q. How many ovens offer Trivection technology?
A. 2. A single and double, both are 30″

Q. Does GE offer a Trivection in a 27″ size?
A. No, see above. 30″ only!

Q. Can I get a Trivection oven with a thick pro handle?
A. No can do. Only available with thinner Euro handle and LCD touchscreen.

Q. Do the Trivection ovens offer Sabbath mode?
A. Yes

Q. Can I install a single Trivection oven under a counter?
A. Yes

Q. Can I install a single Trivection oven under a cooktop?
A. No

Q. Does the double oven offer Trivection in both ovens?
A. No, only in the upper oven. The lower oven is a convection/conventional oven.

So how would you decide between a Trivection or Advantium oven?
First of all, I haven’t seen many customers purchase an Advantium along with a Trivection model as they are somewhat redundant. Typically you’ll see a customer purchase an Advantium oven and place it atop a single Monogram convection oven (non-Trivection). The second oven will carry the weight of larger loads like the Thanksgiving turkey and the Advantium will handle everything from simple microwave chores to more involved cooking processes, so long as the dish can fit in the smaller sized Advantium oven.
Trivection ovens seem to stand on their own. I’ll see customers purchase a double Trivection and then team that with a microwave like a ze2160sf or zem200sf for normal, smaller microwave functions. I’ve also seen a handful of folks who will rock the single Trivection and then lay down the cash to team it with the Advantium, but that’s more of a rarity.

GE Monogram single Trivection oven

GE Monogram Advantium Ovens – A Quick and Dirty Guide

Written by Appliance Dude | June 2nd, 2011

I have been inundated recently with queries (the majority that have resulted in sales 🙂 about GE’s Advantium ovens, specifically in the Monogram
line of appliances. An interesting trend – on three different occasions the customers who purchased were young professionals who were moving from NYC apartments to more spacious digs in Westchester County. Each of these customers had Advantium ovens in their NYC apartments, l-o-v-e-d them, and wanted to keep the product even though they were no longer strapped for space as they were in NYC. Moral of the story – once you rock an Advantium, you won’t want to let it go.

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Popular Advantium config...Advantium-Single Oven-Warming Drawer

Here are some important Advantium questions that we are frequently hit with:

Q. What is an Advantium oven?
A. Basically these are ovens on steroids. There are 2 flavors – a 120v version and a 240v version.
The Advantium ovens use a Halogen lighting system to cook food in minutes with no preheat. GE touts that the speed-cook setting
cooks food 8x faster than a normal oven.

Q. Can I install an Advantium oven under a counter?
A. YES, you can install the new 30″ 120v model under a counter. These models sport either the Pro or Euro handle.

Q. Can I use an Advantium oven as a normal microwave?
A. Yes grasshopper, and then some. It offers 4 cooking modes – microwave, convection, speedcook and a warmer/proof oven.

Q. Do Advantium ovens come with programmed recipes? Can I save my own recipes?
A. You can program up to 30 of your own recipes to go along with the 175 that GE has already stored for you.

Q. Can I install an Advantium oven under an induction cooktop?
A. NO!

Q. Can I install an Advantium oven under a normal cooktop?
A. Yes, you would need to buy the ZSC1201NSS or the ZSC1202NSS – both are 30″ , 120v ovens.

Q. The oven capacity is only 1.6-1.7. I’m not fitting a Thanksgiving turkey in here. Do people pair these with single ovens?
A . Yes, that’s probably their most popular configuration. Advantium up top – single Monogram oven below – warming drawer on bottom.
See the pic above!

Email me with any additional questions about GE Monogram Advantium ovens!