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Halogen Ovens - Experiences and views welcomed

Discussion in 'Personal' started by harsh-but-fair, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

    Mrs HBF has 'mentioned' these several times recently. I'm beginning to think she's hinting.

    Anyone got one?
  2. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Sorry, harshie, I have no experience of these types of cookware.
    *welcome to NuTes, though :D . . .I'm glad you changed your mind*
  3. BobbyPhilips

    BobbyPhilips Established commenter

    They seem unnecessary if you already have an oven.
  4. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

    Thankyou, Kibosh.
  5. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    I think the idea is that they cook much faster than a traditional oven . . .
  6. BobbyPhilips

    BobbyPhilips Established commenter

    If you want fast use a microwave. If you want cooked properly use an oven. The halogen ovens appear to be a fan assisted grill.
  7. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    Have you already got a fan assisted oven? They cook more evenly, at a lower temperature and for less time. I don't have any understanding of a halogen oven I'm afraid.
  8. BobbyPhilips

    BobbyPhilips Established commenter

    I have but its too much bother to adjust time and temperature. Only exception is if there are things on more than one shelf that require top shelf.
  9. lurk_much

    lurk_much Occasional commenter

    The sis in law has one. She likes it but her husband uses the aga.
    I suspect the extra money might be better spent on a plate warming drawer.

    Another dangerous post.
  10. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    The Queen of Lydia is so happy with hers that the scullion is no longer directed to cook main meals.
  11. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

    Thanks. Rac. Would this then count as buying myself a present?
  12. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    Wouldn't it end up being another redundant kitchen gadget lurking in a cupboard next to the asparagus kettle, chocolate fountain and popcorn maker?
  13. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Of course not. My fly rods, reels and lines aren't presents for me but necessary to put food on the table.
  14. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Used daily.
  15. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    Ah, sounds as though it was a good investment for you then, @racroesus .

    I may have been projecting a bit!
  16. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    I don't get enought baked potatoes to agree.
  17. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    We already know you're Irish. There's no need to keep reminding us.
  18. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    Bought one to use in the campervan, which doesn't have an oven. Also use it in the kitchen - saves turning on the oven. Does wonderful jacket potatoes & chicken breasts. And washes itself!!
  19. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter


    ROSIEGIRL Lead commenter

    We just bought one for my elderly parents - their proper cooker is nearly as old as them and they're finding it increasingly difficult to bend down and lift things out of the oven anyway.
    They've only had it a couple of weeks but they are using it quite a lot and dad (who does most of the cooking) is starting to see it as first choice. Mum has done cakes in it - one success, one failure, though her cakes are a bit that way anyway so it may not be the oven's fault!

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