Aldi have Halogen ovens on offer for £24.99. I'm wondering if they're really worth having. I've read reviews on halogen ovens and it seems 50/50 on opinions. I know they take up quite a lot of storage space. As it seems a fair price I keep talking my - HotUKDeals
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Aldi have Halogen ovens on offer for £24.99. I'm wondering if they're really worth having. I've read reviews on halogen ovens and it seems 50/50 on opinions. I know they take up quite a lot of storage space. As it seems a fair price I keep talking my

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2y, 3m agoPosted 2 years, 3 months ago
Are halogen ovens worth having......yes or no?
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2y, 3m agoPosted 2 years, 3 months ago
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No, especially the cheap ones. I bought one from a popular online auction site new and the bulb only lasted 2 months. They don't seem to cook evenly either.

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#1
No, especially the cheap ones. I bought one from a popular online auction site new and the bulb only lasted 2 months. They don't seem to cook evenly either.
#2
My mom has one and she swears by it everything is cooked in it the bulbs can be replaced for about £5 - much healthier way to cook also !!
#3
I have bought 2 from Robert dyas for around £35 ish and have to say that they have been great , the first one gave up after 3 years so bought another ( I think they come with a 2 year guarantee ) can cook most things in them and you can see how they are cooking and I tend to turn items I am cooking in there around ( the same as I would do in an oven ) some of the more expensive ones I think you can change the bulbs in them ,
so the answer to your question is yes , but don't go for the smallest one
#4
I have a JML that is about 5 years old and would not be without one now. If you are sure the size is big enough go ahead and treat yourself :)
#5
The one in Aldi is 11.5 litres with an extender ring increasing it up to 17 litres.

https://www.aldi.co.uk/en/specialbuys/sunday-11-jan/product-detail/ps/p/halogen-oven-2/

A few things I found on research that have put me off are.
Cakes tend to only bake on the top and the underside remains soggy,
Pizza ends up with a soggy base.
Roast chicken seems to look rather paler than when I cook in the oven.
On the plus side are.
Fast cooking.
Meat evidently remains juice.

Another issue is if the bulb can replaced when it breaks. There are a fair few models on the market that you cannot replace them on.

I'm still in a dilemma as to what to do.

Edited By: Figgy on Jan 11, 2015 15:32: More detail added.
#6
I bought the James Martin halogen Oven and it came with a spare bulb.I had bought Robert Dyas brand Halogen Oven with a 2 year guarantee and in 2 years i went through 3 of them as bulbs broke.

Figgy was right saying this" Cakes tend to only bake on the top and the underside remains soggy,
Pizza ends up with a soggy base "
#7
For £25 give it a go, it is not like your are chancing a £300 oven. :)

Edited By: NEtech on Jan 11, 2015 15:43
#8
if u put pizza on a metal rack it cooks nicelly. same with chicken etc. the air needs to get under the food. I love my halogen oven. cheaper, quicker and easier to clean!!
#9
Great ovens. Use mine loads and it's so much cheaper and cooks well.

Edited By: Susannah on Jan 11, 2015 15:50
#10
should go for it.
save energy and easy clean.
much of the problem with halegen oven is that people don't use the extending ring or the baking rack, i alway use mine when cooking to circulate hot air.
less oilly smoke when roasting duck, pork or chicken.
bake cake just as good as gas oven.
#11
They look a bit small from advert? You need one with extention ring to cook a chicken plus it needs to be big enough for pizza ect. Ours is deep enough for a basket to shake chips in which is brilliant. Seen nice ones around 11lt in places like the range for £40
#12
Wayners...you just answered my next question lol which was......
Can you cook chips in them?
That one has an extender ring which makes it into a 17 litre.
#13
Figgy
Wayners...you just answered my next question lol which was......
Can you cook chips in them?
That one has an extender ring which makes it into a 17 litre.

They're better at oven chips than anything else, IMHO. But I find you have to turn food over in order for it to cook evenly. The shopping channels give the impression tgat you can put a whole chicken and vegetables in, and jyst leave it all to cook. IME, the hot air doesn't circulate underneath enough without turning food over at half-time.
#14
I'll never cook a chicken in a normal oven again as they are so juicey and tastier in the halogen. A whole chicken takes about the same length of time to cook but portions are much quicker. People who say the oven doesn't cook right are people who don't have a clue how to cook. It's all common sense. Get one you can't go wrong unless you're totally
dippit. 8)

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