Halogen Ovens !!!

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  1. Stephen & Jeannie

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    I am considering getting an Andrew James 12 litre Halogen Oven !:Blush:

    Any one got one and if so are they a good item to have in a motor home !:thumb:
     
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    halogen ovens

    Definitely not, you need welders goggles on when they come on, nothing will replace your standard gas oven for inside cooking, the different themes in BBQ`s are the way to go for outside cooking, The Cobb has a very good pedigree as do the Cadac gas BBQ`s.

    Honestly don`t bother with the Halogen, we have one tried it for various recipies and it`s now in the box never to be used again.
     
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    First class been using one since we got our MH. Yes bright when the halogen comes on, but cooking is better than an oven and cheaper. We cook everything from whole chicken to cakes.

    Only down side is weight.

    We have the model your are looking at.
     
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    Ive just bought one of these for the van as no room for an oven. Only used it once at home so far and was quite succesfull. Suspect it will take a bit of trial & error! Bit worried about where to puthot lid though as very limited on worktop space in our van......
     
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  5. Stephen & Jeannie

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    UKbill has bought one recently but not yet used it, and I saw one in operation at Pedro's and was highly recommended, but it's nice to get a bit more feedback !:Blush::Blush::Blush:
     
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    I have a 7ltr one, plenty big enough for 2 people, it stores in the gas oven and has a wire rack included that you can stand the hot lid on end on:thumb:
     
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    We aquired a little electric grill type oven made by Tristar when we got our van, it's ideal for a couple and fits away easy into lockers. Wouldn't be without it now.
     
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    I used our one for the first time this weekend and was very happy with the results:thumb: crispy duck delicious:thumb:
     

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    We have got on very well with ours, been using it for a couple of years. Have cooked all sorts in it from the Xmas dinner to cakes. But yes, it is very bright when on, you suddenly wonder what's blown when it switches off and you are plunged into the gloom! :Laughing:
     
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    Great piece of Kit
    Looks like a Fire In Blackpool when its working but results great and with a small improvised shield no glare problem:Smile::BigGrin:

    Roger & Sheila
    :Smile::Smile:
     
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    Love it would not be without it. No oven in the van so does the job perfectly :)) when at home I lift it into the house and use it there. Much more economical than heating my home oven for 1 thing !!!
     
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    We've got a larger size halogen oven for home and hubby loves it as he cooks most of the time - he uses it at least 4 times a week. We do have a smaller 7lt one too for the van which we've had for a few months but as we haven't been away in it, and rarely use sites (and therefore no electric hook up), I'm therefore not sure how much it will get used! :Eeek:

    I would question the need for the large one though as a smaller one would be more suitable for use (and to store) in a motorhome and will more than likely do what you need anyway, especially if you get the extension ring to raise the height.:thumb:
     
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    Can it cook fray bentos pies though :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Seriously though I don't have an oven in my van and I am missing pizzas big time now. Can anyone suggest a good device to cook pizzas without fitting a big gas oven?
     
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    I did a thread some time ago on the Aldi halogen oven and thought it a great idea for those without an oven in the van. I used it with no problem in the van and thought it a great bit of kit until I found the Kampa Roastmaster oven from Johns Cross. The halogen is now relegated to the house and I use it all the time for both roasting and baking. Would not be without my Roastmaster now though, even cooking my own bread in it. Re Karl, I have a pizza tile that fits in it and that does pizzas perfectly.
     
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    Yes, a halogen over can be used to cook pizzas and FB pies (though why I'm encouraging you to eat them I don't know! :Doh:). I've also used my double skillet to cook pizzas too which works fine so long as you don't have it on too high a heat otherwise you get a burnt bottom! :Eeek: Halogen ovens also have a 'self clean' function which makes them a doddle to wash up afterwards. :thumb:

    One thing to remember when using a halogen oven is that the bowl gets VERY HOT so do NOT put it somewhere near anything that could be affected (ie a bar of chocolate :Rofl1:).
     
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    I've been having a think about Gromett wanting an oven of some sort and having looked at the 'outback oven' etc it wouldn't be that difficult to fabricate some sort of oven which, after all, is just a large box/container into which you put items to cook that has a means of keeping the temperature at a constant level and thus needs a temperature gauge and a means to let out excess heat if necessary.

    So, something like this used on it's side:

    storage box 1

    or this

    storage box 2

    with one of these:

    temperature gauge

    could be used to make a 'home made' version of a hob-top oven .... hmmmmmm.:Smile:
     
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    Yes it can the in-laws have used it for that no problem. We cook pizzas in it all the time ( home made ) but you can cook the pre made frozen in about 7 minutes from frozen.
     
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    Last of the big spenders !!

    Many thanks for all the input !!
    I have just ordered one (7 litres) from Amazon !! Watch this space !:Cool::Cool::Cool:
     
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    cooked a 2 kilo chicken in mine and it took 70mins and it was absolutely great 1 of the most moist chickens i have ever tasted this oven is well worth the cash and as for the light being to bright unless some are brighter there is no prob with the light on mine :Smile:
     
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