The Most Popular Uses for the Metal and Glass Trays

Every Brava comes with a Metal Tray and a Glass Tray, but what are the best uses? Our culinary team put together a check-list of the first items to try. We also included a selection of our Brava customers’ most cooked ingredients and recipes for further inspiration!

Metal Tray

First Items to Try

  • Reheat: Reheating AND crisping at the same time? Look for the Reheat tile on your Brava home screen. Layer ingredients evenly on the Metal Tray and experience the crispiest Pizza, French Fries, and Fried Chicken.
  • Toast: Select the Toast tile on your Brava home screen. Bagels, English muffins, and sliced bread can be toasted to your liking.
  • Frozen Foods: Select the Search tile and tap the Frozen Foods filter to see 80+ options. Frozen Pizza, French Fries, and Chicken Nuggets will turn out oh-so crispy in half the time of a conventional oven.
  • Vegetables: Did you know veggies could caramelize? Cooking with light can achieve these effects. Start with Broccoli or Asparagus.
  • Sandwiches: Brava can toast bread while melting cheese. It’s a sandwich game-changer. Start with a Grilled Cheese or a Quesadilla.

Selection of Brava’s Most Popular Ingredients & Recipes in the Metal Tray


  1. Bacon: “Mmm! Bacon! I used the crispy setting and stopped the cook at just after 7 minutes. Because the top of the bacon doesn’t get quite as crispy as the bottom, I flip the bacon on the pan as soon as it comes out of the oven. The bacon sizzles in the bacon grease for quite a while and finishes cooking to the perfect crispness!” — Jeannette
  2. Frozen Pizza
  3. Frozen Chicken Nuggets
  4. Grilled Cheese
  5. Beef Hamburgers (Fresh)
  6. Broccoli
  7. Quesadilla
  8. Chicken Breasts
  9. NY Strip Steak
  10. Pizza, Fresh Dough


  1. Toad in the Hole: “I have had my Brava for nearly two weeks and have eaten at least one Toad in the Hole EVERY DAY. I’m not sorry; they are delicious and come out perfect every time!” — Erin
  2. Breakfast Potatoes
  3. Roasted Mixed Vegetables
  4. Brava Buffalo Chicken Wings
  5. Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies
  6. Pizza Margherita
  7. Garlic Bread
  8. Brava Nachos
  9. Classic French Fries
  10. Sheet Pan Pancake

Glass Tray

First Items to Try

  • Reheat – if you prefer less crisping and a gentler reheat just use the glass tray. Gentle reheating of leftovers like pasta, vegetables, and baked goods has never been better. 
  • Gently Cooked Veggies: If you prefer gently roasted veggies, select the “Gentle” option on vegetable cooks in the Brava, and use the Glass Tray to achieve those results.
  • Seafood and Veggies: Try a Combo (two ingredients) or a Three Zone Cook (three ingredients). Salmon, Asparagus, and Cherry Tomatoes is one of the most popular.
  • Dessert: S’mores minus the campfire. Need we say s’more?
  • Dehydrate: Select the Dehydrate tile on the Brava to make dried fruit, jerky, and more. Be sure to spritz the tray with some non-stick oil spray first.

Selection of Brava’s Most Popular Ingredients & Recipes in the Glass Tray


  1. Salmon (Skin-On): “Salmon comes out perfect. Best I’ve ever had. Second attempt and perfecto.” — Michael
  2. Chickpeas
  3. Kale Chips
  4. Portobello Mushrooms
  5. Roma Tomatoes
  6. Bread Crumbs
  7. Sundried Tomatoes
  8. Strawberries
  9. Cauliflower Rice
  10. Zoodles (Zucchini Noodles)


  1. S’mores: “S’mores are out of this world! Genius! 48 s’mores devoured by nine 8-10 year olds…” — Adriana
  2. BBQ Rubbed Tri-Tip
  3. Blackened Salmon (Skinless)
  4. Air-Fried Potato Skins
  5. Chinese Beef and Broccoli
  6. Classic Chicken Tacos
  7. Peppered Beef Jerky
  8. Salmon Filet with Green Beans and Potatoes
  9. Halibut and Spring Vegetables
  10. Honey Mustard Glazed Salmon

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