Would you have a Halogen or an electric oven?

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  1. Teasy2007

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    Hi, one of the compromises with our new Hobby motorhome is that it does not have an oven. We have never used the oven a lot, but on the rare occasions we want say - a Fray Bentos Pie, it would be good to have a small oven we can stick in the garage and use in the Kampa awning.

    We are unsure which to buy, a Halogen or one of those little electric oven/grill. Can anyone give us their opinion.

    Thanks

    Ginny and Mike
     
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    I had the same problem with my imported RMB. I got a Kampa Roastmaster gas oven and hob and fitted into the garage with its own gas bottle. Got it from Johns Cross with funster discount. A great bit of kit which I use more than the hob inside the van. I also have a halogen oven for when on hookup, takes no room up and I can cook a whole chicken in it.
     

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    Can't you cook a FB pie in a double skillet then? :BigGrin:
     
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    I have to ask the question Graham.....Would you want to ? :Wink:.
     
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    We've got one of the mini oven grills (£29.99 from Aldi) and we use it both at home and in the van for grilling bacon etc. It doesn't take up much space, doesn't generate a lot of cooking smell and saves using the bottled gas.

    Never used a Halogen oven so can't comment on those but they appear to be a lot bigger.
     
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    Hi
    We have an Blue Diamond Halogen oven.

    Must say it cooks things very evenly, seals meat all round and keeps it juicy (fantastic pork crackling this week :BigGrin:) and makes great roast spuds! Gets plenty of use and saves gas when we are on EHU :thumb:
     
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    I've got a halogen oven - brilliant bit of kit. Quick and does a really good job.
     
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    I will be cooking a duck in our Halogen oven this weekend:thumb: great results nice and crispy.

    Rob
     
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    I enjoy a FB pie at home from time to time, Dave, but never felt the urge to take one in the van :BigGrin:
     
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    Hi next year we will be spending most of the time in the motorhome and was interested in what make and type of Halogen you have or could recommend,we like otheres will use it in the Awning,on this forum we asked for advise on the Awnings and Kampa was the winner my concern is that as the Awning will be used and stay up for a considerable time I was leaning towards a more robust materiel
    Any thoughts anyone,thanks in advance


    Bill
     
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    I wouldn't want anything that needed EHU. Imagine having to pay a nights site fee just to cook a pie:Laughing:
     
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    Yes I agree but in my case next year all electricity is free

    Bill
     
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    The only possible god thing I can think of for a FB pie is that the tin makes a half decent dog water bowl for a very small dog :Rofl1:.
     
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    We have a halogen in the van and another indoors.. Woman loves them !
     
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    From experience no you can't

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    Glad I never tried then :Laughing:
     
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    We bought our halogen oven from a Robert Dyas shop . Brand is Nuo . http://www.robertdyas.co.uk/C~201139~Nuo-Halogen-Ovens .

    Used it a few times in the MH with no problems . I should think you will be ok using one of these ovens in the awning , providing it is on a strong and level supporting table , as they are quite heavy .... Be doubly sure and stay beside the thing when its in use ....... Wear sunglasses as well , because by they are damned bright when in use .:BigGrin:
     
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    Halogen Oven

    Hello Ginny

    Although I told you I wasn't keen on the halogen oven, I've changed my mind. We have been using ours a lot. You can cook anything you would cook in ordinary oven. Leg of lamb on Sunday was delicious.

    Taking the top off the thing and putting it on the flimsy stand was a bit awkward at first, but we sorted this by strapping a tray onto a small fold up stool (the one we had off you). The stand sits on that.

    When we have to replace it we would definitely pay the extra and get one with a hinged lid.
     
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    Ok you are officially off our Christmas list now! Sunshine, warm weather, Bonterra Park, Chinese food and roast lamb for Sunday lunch!

    You are so cruel and we don't want to hear from you again until it rains:RollEyes::Rofl1:

    Ginny and Mike
     
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    Hi Bill we have a kampa and it stays up for three months with no problems. It stands up very well to strong winds and has been fine when Safari rooms have been damaged.

    Ginny
     
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