Halogen Oven

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  1. Snowbird

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    Got myself one of those halogen ovens from Aldi yesterday.
    What a super bit of kit,bought it for home but then realised how usfull it would be in the camper.Doesnt take up much room and as I have an imported camper there is no oven in it.
    Got myself a recipe book to compliment it and am well impresed.
    Was amazed at what you can cook in the thing,anything you can cook in a conventional oven can be cooked in one of these only quicker.
    £29-99 if anyone is interested.
     
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    And, I believe, it washes itself up! Jane :BigGrin:
     
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    So it says on the box,but I dont believe everything I read on boxes:Rofl1:
     
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    Or that things do exactly what they say on the tin? Jane :Rofl1:
     
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    funnily enough I bought one on sunday from Aldi with the very same thoughts in mind. Haven't read the books yet. only comment really is the weight, will have to see what can come out of MH, but also hoping it's a good bit of kit.

    Andrea
     
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    Out of curiosity, ie what's a halogen oven I clicked RRs link, 5 minutes later I have my computer back and am still none the wiser, suspect to much on that web site for my old steam powered PC:Doh:



    So, what's a halogen oven, why's it a good move, or not, keep it simple eh?:Rofl1:
     
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    I will answer as best I can,but am no expert as have only just got it.
    You can use it just the same as a normal oven,but it cooks quicker.
    It has a halogen lamp in the top of it,which gives out heat and is assisted with a fan.
    Its about the same size as a big food mixing bowl,which it basicaly is with the lamp on top.
    You can cook a whole chicken,joint of beef or even bake a cake in it.
    Am going to have a go with a rack of lamb followed by cherry crumble tonight,so will let you know how I go on.
    You can also use it as a grill,ie toast,bacon,sausages,steak.
    I know a lot of RV owners dont get on well with American ovens and anyone who has a German import wont have an oven so I would imagine this thing could be quite a usefull piece of kit,and not somthing you would use once and hide it somwhere in a citchen cupboard.
     
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    SWMBO bought one today and is going to make use of it tonight. Will let you know how she gets on with it.

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    We have a skillet which I make everything in and you can put it on a gas hob, which is great if you dont have electric.
    We dont wild camp though so a halogen cooker would be useful but we dont have much room left for anything else, we have everything in the van!!! along with the kitchen sink lol:Rofl1:
     
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    havebeen thinking about gatting a one for a while my minds been made up now gonna get one
     
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    Take care when buying one that it comes with all the excessories.
    Some dont,but the one from Aldi does.
    Have now road tested it and can confirm it does what it says on the box.
    Well pleased with it.Couldnt be simpler to use and easy clean.
     
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    So come on - what did you cook? :Smile::Smile:

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    Rack of lamb with veg and roasties underneath the rack, quick wipe round then whilst eating the main course put a black cherry crumble in,was cooked whilst we ate the lamb.
    Perfec.
     
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    When all else fails, read the instructions!

    Never owned one, but did have a Pork roast cooked in one by a friend, it literally melted in the mouth! As you say a great piece of kit!
     
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    can anyone tells me which should I buy for the MH the halogen oven or a microwave oven Both appear to do the same job Thanks
     
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    Microwave or halogen...personally I'd say Halogen as there is more versatility..the thing is with a microwave the start up wattage may be double what it says on the appliance..so when on EHU you could trip it..and that ain't good for morale..In a halogen you can cook things wrapped in tin foil and that can't be done in a microwave
     
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    The halogen browns what your cooking perfectly and even roast spuds look right as well as taste right.
    I have one of the all singing all dancing microwaves with spit roaster and it can also be used as a conventional oven but never seem to get the timing right.The halogen is much better and you can watch what your cooking or baking as it cooks.
     
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