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Halogen Ovens
Sun 4-Sep-11
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typhoo
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Just wondered if anyone has ever tried a halogen oven?  The blurb sounds as if they are too good to be true, or would it be subject to the same fate as all the other utensils I have bought, stuck at the back of a cupboard along with the pasta/ice cream maker.

 

They have them on offer this week at our local Aldi for 40 euros, which seems remarkably cheap......

Sun 4-Sep-11
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If you use the search facility on the blog, you will see Fiona's write up about hers.

I'll try that again!

Sun 4-Sep-11
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thanks TA, will have a lookok

Sun 4-Sep-11
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typhoo said:

Just wondered if anyone has ever tried a halogen oven?  The blurb sounds as if they are too good to be true, or would it be subject to the same fate as all the other utensils I have bought, stuck at the back of a cupboard along with the pasta/ice cream maker.

 

They have them on offer this week at our local Aldi for 40 euros, which seems remarkably cheap......

wave  Mine has never been put into the cupboard since I bought it at the beginning of this year. I love it & would not be without it. Mine is the same make as Fiona's....Ie Andrew James, bought through Amazon. They have an amazing (& very rare nowadays) customer care department if anything goes wrong. I really recommend them.

The cooker takes a wee while to get used to, timings etc but persevere & follow the many recipes that Fiona has posted....they are a great help.

Good luck & enjoy yourself.  smile

 

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Sun 4-Sep-11
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Fiona, we can heartily recommend them, at least our Andrew James model.

Food definitely tastes better than from our electric fan oven. It's not our imagination either.

My Fiona reckons it saves at least 25% of energy costs. I think it is probably more.

 

PS: I will move this thread to the Self Sufficiency forum.

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Sun 4-Sep-11
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Thanks folks, I have had a look and there are 2 diferent sizes a 7ltr and a 12ltr.  There are only the 2 of us, would the smaller one be ok do you think, there isn't a great deal of difference in pricing.  How well does it grill?  Sorry - all these questions and more, but from what I've read it could be a go-er.

Sun 4-Sep-11
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You would need the 12L, Fiona. That's what we have. A chicken fits in just comfortably for roasting, for example.

It grills beautifully - tastier than a normal grill. It may take a while to get to know what temp settings work best for grilling and roasting but that's an easy one.

we reckon that our halogen oven and our slimline dishwasher are the two best kitchen investments we have made in the past five years.

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Tue 27-Mar-12
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An old thread I know but worth resurrecting.

My JML (2nd as the first went wrong) finally came to a slow demise, the bulb became dim but, ever faithful to the end, it managed a final meal before it's light finally extinguished. The old Easy Life mini halogen cooker reserved for the caravan had to fill the gap. 

Replacement elements are £10 + P&P so I set about removing the old one before ordering, Undid the crews on the guard, removed the right hand threaded fan nut only to discover I had to cut the wires and join a new one with connectors, not the best remedy. So back to the internet to check prices.

The JML is on offer at £39.99 but Andrew James offeres the same price for the cooker+ extender ring and accessories, cookbook and warranty +p&p of course. 
An AJ "top only" is £23.99, that would fit my bowl so it was a contender until I saw another AJ listing of complete oven with cookbook and warranty for £27.99.

I already have an extender ring, baking tray, steamer, skewers and lid stand that I bought separately, and as the AJ elements are user replaceable, £4 extra it was no contest.

The courier delivered it this morning.

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Tue 27-Mar-12
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Crikey, you got a bargain, well done Bob!

I'll try that again!

Tue 27-Mar-12
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How long did yours last Bob?what_the_heck

Tue 27-Mar-12
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This is interesting. Having decided to switch off my beloved Esse maybe a halogen oven could be my summer option. I am concerned about the cost of an electric oven and don't really want a second full size oven in my kitchen.

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Tue 27-Mar-12
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This JML was a replacement for one with a thermostat that went wrong last February, I've used it almost every day, had it gone wrong last month it would still be under warranty. Never mind, the Andrew James looks similar but the safety catch and bowl stand are more substantial.

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Tue 27-Mar-12
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I have to ask as nobody else has- where did you get you halogen oven bargain from?

 Are we having fun yet? I am!

Wed 28-Mar-12
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Did a bit of research and am not entirely convinced it will work for me. Can you use it for baking? If I used it for a one pot meal would it for instance melt cheese that has been sprinkled on top? I know very little about this way of cooking!

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Wed 28-Mar-12
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Got it through Amazon, you have to sift through to find the best deal.

Aly, it will melt the cheese. A halogen is like a conventional over only quicker and cheaper. It can toast, roast, grill, dry fry, steam, bake, defrost and even self clean.

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