Which halogen oven should you buy

If your thinking of buying a halogen oven but not sure which one to buy carry on reading.

All halogen ovens work in the same way, a halogen element is mounted in the lid which heats up a glass bowl where you place your food.

There is a fan that circulates the hot air around the bowl cooking your food a lot quicker than a conventional oven and because it cooks 3-5 times faster you use less electricity saving money.

No need to pre-heat and you can cook, bake, roast and grill all in this compact kitchen appliance.

Below is a selection of the best halogen ovens.

 

Andrew James 12 LTR Premium Halogen Oven Cooker

Andrew James 12 LTR Premium Halogen Oven CookerThis is the 12 litre premium halogen oven from Andrew James.

This is the original and best selling oven although it is their basic model.

This is the manual version with just 2 rotary dial controls to worry about, temperature and time.

Choose the temperature and time you require to cook your food and push down the handle to start cooking, the cooking will stop when the timer runs out or you lift the handle.

You will notice the halogen bulb will turn off and on which is normal to regulate the temperature inside the glass cooking bowl.

This model comes with an accessories pack which consists of a Set of Tongs, 1 Low food grill and 1 High food grill, a Baking Tray, a Steamer Tray, an Oven Height Extender Ring that extends the capacity of the bowl to 17 litres, a Lid holder and 4 skewer forks.

You also receive a spare halogen bulb and a 128 page recipe book.

Also available in Red or Black.

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Andrew James 12 LTR White Premium Digital Halogen Oven Cooker

Andrew James 12 LTR White Premium Digital Halogen Oven CookerNext up we have the 12 litre digital premium halogen oven from Andrew James.

It works exactly the same as the manual version above but with digital controls.

The digital control panel gives you a lot more buttons to choose from with more accurate time and temperature settings.

Once you have chosen your temperature and time you simply press confirm to start cooking.

You also have a pre set button and a clear pause button for even more control of your cooking.

You also get the same accessories pack with low and high food racks, a set of tongs, an Oven Height Extender Ring that extends the capacity of the bowl to 17 litres, a baking tray, a steamer tray, 4 skewers and a lid holder.

You also receive a 128 page recipe book and a spare halogen bulb.

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Andrew James 12 LTR Premium Black Digital Halogen Oven Cooker With Hinged Lid

Andrew James 12 LTR Premium Black Digital Halogen Oven Cooker With Hinged LidThis 12 litre premium digital halogen oven from Andrew James now has the added benefit of a hinged lid.

Previous models had lift off lids that you would place into a lid holder when you needed to get at your food.

Now with this hinged lid it makes it a lot easier to get at your food but it does open quite high so make sure you have enough room on between your kitchen worktop and any wall units.

It has digital controls for temperature and time plus plenty of other pre-set buttons for different foods and for cleaning. Included is a set of tongs, low and high level racks, a baking tray, a steaming tray, an extender ring that enlarges the capacity of the oven to 17 litres, 4 skewers, a  toast rack and a cake/rice dish for perfect rice and cakes.

Also comes with a 128 page recipe book and a spare halogen bulb.

Also available in Red or White.

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Andrew James Red 7 Litre Premium Halogen Oven

Andrew James Red 7 Litre Premium Halogen OvenThis 7 litre premium halogen oven from Andrew James is perfect if your looking for a smaller halogen oven.

Great for the smaller kitchen if space is limited or for students and couples.

The two controls for temperature and time are manual and once set to the desired settings the handle is pushed down to start the cooking.

The cooking will stop when the timer reaches zero or when the handle is lifted up. You also receive a set of tongs, a baking tray, a lid holder, a low and high food grill. a steamer tray and an extender ring that will increase the ovens capacity to 10 litres.

A spare halogen bulb and a 128 page recipe book are also included.

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VonShef 12 LTR White Premium Halogen Oven Cooker with Heat Resistant Basket

VonShef 12 LTR White Premium Halogen Oven Cooker with Heat Resistant BasketThis 12 litre premium halogen oven from VonShef has the added benefit of a heat resistant basket.

Now you may have noticed that the halogen ovens above are all made by Andrew James but there are many other makes on the market just like this one from VonShef.

This is the basic manual version but they also do a digital version and they come a close second place to Andrew James.

There is a difference with this one and that is the heat resistant basket that stops you burning yourself on the glass bowl that does get hot.

Its a good idea but it does restrict the view of the food being cooked.

It includes  a Set of Tongs, 1  Low food grill, 1 High food grill, a Baking Tray, a Steamer Tray, an Oven Height Extender Ring that boosts the capacity to 17 litres, a Lid holder, a Single Glove and 4 skewer forks.

Another  feature is the detachable power lead plug and it includes a 200 page All colour Hamlyn Recipe book.

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