Halogen ovens

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Halogen ovens

Post: #222847 merv
Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:57 pm

maybe not really eco but seem to be very energy-saving compared to a normal oven. 1300w rather than 2 or 3kw.

Does anyone have any experience of them ?

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Re: Halogen ovens

Post: #222855 TheGoodEarth
Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:24 pm

No. But an induction hob is very energy efficient and safe.
No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery

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Re: Halogen ovens

Post: #242627 miss_corerupted
Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:29 pm

I might have a look at both of those as we have a really old electric standalone cooker, it has a dodgy ring that comes on whenever it wants (we switch it off at the wall) but I would like to save more electric

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Re: Halogen ovens

Post: #242668 MKG
Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:36 am

Wonderful things as far as I'm concerned. They won't do everything which the manufacturers would like you to think they can - don't, for instance, try a paella because it just ends up as an overcooked ricey mess. But they do marvellous baked spuds.

The only thing which really annoys me is the insistence by the manufacturers that you can use the big glass bowl as a vessel for casseroles and such things. You can't - it simply doesn't work. You can make a perfect casserole, but it has to be done within a container which is inside the glass bowl so that the hot air can get around it.

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Re: Halogen ovens

Post: #252975 merv
Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:56 pm

Ok, we've had ours for a full year now. Time for a report.

Our traditional oven is virtually unused. (just for really big things like the Christmas goose and 6-hour leg of lamb and cakes)

Did a roast chicken last Sunday and it was perfect. Just occasional turning, as you would do anyway. While chicken was relaxing did the roast spuds. Not quite the same but pretty good. That chicken has since made sandwiches, chicken and mushroom pie and about 2 pints of stock. (cats got the odd bits)

This Sunday it will be a rib of beef (start off high then turn down lower for about 30 mins) York shires do ok. Monday will be Hotpot with left over beef.

Very glad I bought it.

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Re: Halogen ovens

Post: #252978 Green Aura
Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:11 pm

That's good, Merv, so we have two devotees :lol:
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Re: Halogen ovens

Post: #252991 old tree man
Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:28 pm

We have one too and it cost less than a normal oven our bills have proved it, once you get the hang of it its so useful :flower:
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Re: Halogen ovens

Post: #252994 MKG
Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:53 pm

Green Aura wrote:That's good, Merv, so we have two devotees :lol:


Three now :tongue:

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Re: Halogen ovens

Post: #252999 Milims
Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:24 pm

You lot are very naughty! I'm a sucker for a kitchen gadget and now you've got me thinking about looking into one of these! Although I have to say that I love my star chef http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B003WVGSFK/r ... B003WVGSFK which I use at last once a day! It does everything from roasts, stews, pasta, poached eggs - I think it even does porridge - not that I've used that feature yet!
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Re: Halogen ovens

Post: #253003 Green Aura
Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:35 pm

Now see what you've done! :lol:
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Re: Halogen ovens

Post: #253006 Milims
Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:44 pm

I've had to ban myself from this website : http://www.nisbets.co.uk/ , which isn't easy with a trainee chef in the house who orders from them and is also sent a catalogue.........it's clearly kitchen pron!
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Re: Halogen ovens

Post: #253008 oldjerry
Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:16 pm

Make that 4 for the halogen,I bake bread in ours.Best of all,I don't have to bend down to use it,I hate gadgets,but this one's brilliant.

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Re: Halogen ovens

Post: #253975 Spinpup
Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:31 pm

When I had an office I used to make baked potatoes in a halogen oven every day. They were absolutely wonderful! But I'm not very inventive, so haven't used it for anything else. It is apparently much cheaper than putting a big oven on for just a few potatoes.

I hadn't thought of baking bread, will try that.

I've put it in my caravan ready for Spring holidays so I'll get it in and try being a bit more creative! Thanks for reminding me.

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Re: Halogen ovens

Post: #254018 oldjerry
Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:48 am

NB It doesn't work well with trad bread tins,too deep,I use a Vict sponge tin,or just plonk it on the flat tin that comes with it. BW,


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