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Just treated myself to a halogen oven

Steve
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Just treated myself to a halogen oven

I was going to buy a JML ( 10 litre ) one at Argos for £44.99 ( reduced from £59.99 ) It was just going to be the oven and two racks  and nothing more. But as a noob I thought It was a steal, Until I done my research. The bulb blows and Is not easy to replace, Sparks In the lid, Bulb protector going rusty, Rubbish customer service and a few other things.
Then I found one on Amazon for £39.99 ( 12 litre ) ( reduced from £89.95 )And It comes with everything Inc a spare bulb that Is easily replaceable. 128 page Recipe Book,  A Two year warranty !  1 x Set of Tongs 1 x Low food grill 1 x High food grill 1 x Baking Tray 1 x Steamer Tray 1 x Oven Height Extender Ring 1 x Lid holder 4 x skewer forks and good customer service apparently, People have rated this Halogen Oven at 4 and a half stars out of 5 and Its roughly 647 customers. Apparently this Is the second model Of this oven from the seller, I think first one was just that the bulb was also a nightmare to replace.
And It was featured on come dine with me. So If you are on the market for one perhaps you should do your research on these before going and buying one, I am so glad I did. Smiley
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Re: Just treated myself to a halogen oven

I have an halogen oven (over 2 yrs) along with a multitude of kitchen gadgets, and i must say its the best kitchen gadget i have ever bought.
I find i can cook some things in half the time then a regular oven, no heat up time and less electricity usage than a regular oven , and joints of meat taste much more juicy and tender when cooked in the halogen, so win win . Smiley
When cooking joints of meat i always use the extender ring and the low rack.
I tend to cook sausage , bacon, chops, chicken breasts etc at about 180 degrees, if given a set temperature i always go 20 degrees lower.
Happy halogen cooking Smiley
Can you post the link to the one on Amazon please Smiley
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Mike
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Re: Just treated myself to a halogen oven

Hi Mike
Thanks for the tips, Done my first thing In It last night ( cottage pie ) and noticed It was browning really fast so I stuck the extender ring on and turned the temp down, Going to take a bit of getting used to but I can certainly see the benefits Of it.
Here Is the Link you requested...
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Re: Just treated myself to a halogen oven

Thanks for the link Smiley. one more tip when cooking sausage and bacon on the wire rack (i use high for this) if you put water in the bottom, when the bowl is cold, the fat will be on top of the water, making it easy to scoop the fat out , and makes washing the bowl easier to.
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Re: Just treated myself to a halogen oven

No matter what you buy on Amazon there are mixed reviews and in almost every case the reviews are positive on this product but if some on the negative views are correct (1 Star) then it's a bit of a worry.
Would be interested to know how you get on with this item and would be interested to hear your views after 6 months or so of use as I would be interested in getting one.
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Re: Just treated myself to a halogen oven

Hi gleneagles
I will gladly come back In six months and let you know how Its going ( If I can remember ) I am actually testing out customer service as we speak and I am going to be using this rather than my cooker oven so this will certainly be used almost daily. Yes some of the 1 stars are scary but compared to what I read about the JML and because of what you get with this one I decided on this, Postage and packing was £8.00 but that was It delivered to the door and cost me just £3.00 more than the Argos one but the build of this one was what swayed It for me, Well that plus the warranty and accessories and the fact I can change the bulb.
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Re: Just treated myself to a halogen oven

Couldn't sleep the other night so ended up with one of those shopping channels on and they were talking about a halogen cooker.
They seem a good idea. We have a very slow standard cooker and it seems that SWMBO has to start cooking the Sunday roast on Fridays. Well, bit of an exaggeration but you get the drift.
Will show her the link and see what she says.
Oh, importantly...

.. can you cook a rice pudding in it ? Cheesy Grin

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Re: Just treated myself to a halogen oven

Thanks for that and the link.
Must admit the 2 year Warranty sounds good, even if it went kaput after 2 years of regular use you would still have got your money's worth out of it. Smiley
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Re: Just treated myself to a halogen oven

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Couldn't sleep the other night so ended up with one of those shopping channels on and they were talking about a halogen cooker.
They seem a good idea. We have a very slow standard cooker and it seems that SWMBO has to start cooking the Sunday roast on Fridays. Well, bit of an exaggeration but you get the drift.

The key to a good roast is getting a good piece of Beef and cooking it as slow as possible !
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SWMBO wonders how you would cook a full Sunday dinner with it (meat, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pud, etc.).
Does everything have to be cooked separately?

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Re: Just treated myself to a halogen oven

How do these compare in speed of cooking terms to a combination oven/microwave setup?
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Re: Just treated myself to a halogen oven

Got one a year+ ago from poundstreacher. Just the basic one no extender etc, but it was only £30. Used it for roasts etc, but prefer my Lean Mean Oven for roasts - makes a lovely roast chicken etc in it. (up to 1.5Kg) But roast pots & yorkies in the halogen are bootifull.
I got it for use in my caravan as we were paying for the electric on site, but gas was extra so this and a slow cooker for meals when we are in the van.  Grin
Only thing I have found is that it not keen on frozen food, defrost first if it is in a dish/tray etc - exception to this is the roast pots they are loose so cook fine.
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Re: Just treated myself to a halogen oven

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.. can you cook a rice pudding in it ? Cheesy Grin

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Re: Just treated myself to a halogen oven

Don't see why not, depends on size of it etc.
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Re: Just treated myself to a halogen oven


So many posts on this forum reminding me of xkcd recently!  Cheesy