Halogen Oven anyone?

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  1. jaygee

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    Does anyone use a Halogen oven in their van?
    I'm interested to know if it trips the electricity on camp sites?
    i have a remoska & a double skillet at the moment but my mum uses her halogen oven all the time in her house so considering buying one for our 4 month trip away.
     
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    We used to use ours all the time when on hookup with no problems, but since fitting the oven we don't carry it now. We use it all the time at home though. A great bit of kit. The one I have came from Aldi and does roasts a treat. I think they are a great idea for those without an oven in the van.
     
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    Works perfectly in our van
    but the smaller model available from Derek James if I remember rightly
    about a year ago.:BigGrin:
     
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    Plan to use mine in the van as I've no oven.
     
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    We take ours every time and no problems with fuses tripping. We have the large version great for cooking whole chicken. If you buy one get the extender ring.
     
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    look on the bottom of the oven, you should see a data plate/sticker with the wattage printed on it.
    if it states the amps then even easier.

    take the wattage and divide by 230. IE: 2000watts / 230 = 8.7amps.

    if you dont know what amps the site hookup is then simply ask the warden/owner.

    depending how many amps are available and how many amps the oven needs you may have to forget boiling a kettle etc at the same time.

    just read the last bit of your post re: 4 month trip away.

    if you're heading to Europe many sites are only 5 or 6 amps so depending on the ovens amperage needs it may trip the hookup.
     
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    So a question John.

    What about if the voltage coming in is lower than your figure of 230 does that mean it uses more amps? In Portugal at present and showing 210V. It seeme to vary between 200 and 220 so we cannot know at any one moment what amps are being used, If you can see what I mean.
    We have never tripped ours when using the Halogen.
    We have a gas oven but prefer the Halogen

    We use ours all the time, for the last 3 years, as the taste is much better than the oven especially Chicken. Bacon is great and even pies cook better, even FB ones.
     
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    A good question Keith .

    Since a Halogen oven is a resistive load, the answer is No ..

    a lower voltage will result in lower amps and hence a reduced cooking power or wattage.
     
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    We use one all the time !!In fact the only problem we do have is they do not last that long ( couple of years tops )

    Replaced the lamp in the first one but it was never as good ( lamps are not available from the makers so proly crap copy )
     
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    just got 1 from amazon they have great reports on them but was told to buy the andrew james 1 which comes with a free replacement lamp some other model it seems the lamps can't be changed and if they bust then thats the cooker gone
    [ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004DR1X0M/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1"]Andrew James 7 Litre Premium Halogen Oven including extender ring (up to 10 litres), baking and steamer trays, lid holder + 128 recipe book + an extra easily spare replaceable bulb + 2 Year Warranty: Amazon.co.uk: Kitchen & Home[/ame] at the moment they are on offer
     
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    We have the Andrew James one very good, its' 3 years old now good as new.
     
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    These look good - they come in 7ltr or 12ltr.
    12 ltr looks quite big but i'm worried 7 ltr might be too small?
    What size do you have?
     
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    12Lt is best, we buy a full chicken which fits nice, put extender ring on cook for 1 hour and as that chef would say......... Done.

    Frozen chips are good 20 minutes no oil - perfect.
     
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    Thanks for all your replies which have hepled me make up my mind:thumb:
    I have now ordered an Andrew James 12Ltr one direct from their web site - they had it in black (matches my kitchen:Blush: and also it was a digital one.
    Cant wait for it to come now so I can have a practise:Smile:
     
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    Being short on space I had a 7ltr that I found stored nicely in the gas oven (that we never ever used), we found this size was big enough for just 2 of us
     
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    The customer service I have had from Andrew James has been some of the best Ihave had from any company, I would say equally as good as Lakeland. My problem was with a dehydrator, not an oven incidentaly. (sp?)

    I am pretty sure it must have just about been out of warranty, but they sent me a replacement and when that broke down, have sent out yet another, no problem. Oh - and apart from being a customer, have no connection to either Lakeland or Andrew James :Wink:
     
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    Halogan oven

    Had one for about 9 years still going strong, cook Christmas dinner in as well, Our calor oven is not brilliant doesnt seem to get up to temp. Would always use Halogen. We are on 10 amp in Spain at present and it works great, just don't use electric kettle at same time, we found to our cost.
    regards
     
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    Thank you for this post i have just ordered the [ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004DR1X0M/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1"]Andrew James 7 Litre Premium Halogen Oven including extender ring (up to 10 litres), baking and steamer trays, lid holder + 128 recipe book + an extra easily spare replaceable bulb + 2 Year Warranty: Amazon.co.uk: Kitchen & Home[/ame] As we only have the 4 ring gas hob the halogen oven will come in very handy:thumb:
     
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    I am thinking of ordering this one and wanted to ask, would the larger one fit in the motorhome oven?
    It is for sale on ebay at £24.95 with £5.95 postage.
    I am worried that the small one would be too small but I want it to fit in the cooker that we have in the motorhome.

    Plus its less wattage so would not trip the EHU.
     
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    Just a little tip for those that have never used a halogen oven. If you cut your carrots and parsnips into strips, drizzle a little olive oil on them and put them at the bottom of the oven and a chicken on the trivet above, the veg cooks in the juices from the chicken. Delicious.
     
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