Plug the NuWave device into the electrical outlet and set the base on a firm surface.
Place the liner pan inside the base, and position the handles down, so that the cover can secure the dome on top of the base later on in the assembly process.
Set the cooking rack inside the liner pan.
Load the food you wish to cook inside the cooking rack, and then position the dome on top. It should sit securely and level.
Place the “power head” piece -- the piece that has the timer attached to it -- on top of the dome and twist it clockwise so that it locks into place.
Set the cooking time according to your recipe, by turning the dial or pressing the numbers on the keypad, depending upon your NuWave model.
Select the power level by turning the dial or pressing the numbers zero to nine to enter the cooking power desired. According to the NuWave manual, level 9 cooks food similarly to an oven set to 325 degrees Fahrenheit, and level 1 cooks at 125 degrees Fahrenheit.
Press “Start” to begin cooking; the timer will begin counting down. View the remaining cook time by looking at the dial or the display on the digital model.
Turn the dial to “Off” or press the “Pause/Clear” button to stop cooking.
Lift the dome straight up to remove the dome at the end of the cycle, or to check on as it cooks. Remove the liner rack with potholders; it will be hot.