So I made up some dough for an 8-pie using Lehmann recipe with 62% hydration last night to test the New Wave. I set the oven to setting 1 until it preheated and then dressed the pie. When I put it into the NW, the temp was around 550. I turned the thermostat to 1 1/2 and closed the lid. At 3 mins, I checked the temp - it was only 540. The pie was starting to bubble, but it was not where I had hoped it would be. I turned the thermostat all the way up and checked again at 4 1/2 mins. Almost there but the top was not brown enough. Finally took it out at 5 mins. The crust was a little dry and not as chewy as I had hoped. Oven spring was OK, not great. Next time, I think I'll preheat at 1 1/2 and then turn it up to 3 when I put the pie in. It loses a lot of heat when you open the lid and the thermostat has a wide range. It may turn off @ 575 and not turn back on again until it hits 500. It's not a high tech, precision thermostat (probably identical to the Deni). I'll keep on testing.