Replies: 14 - Last Post: Oct 9, 2012 4:16 AM Last Post By: battybilly
Sep 27, 2012 9:24 AM
Halogen OvenLast October I asked in this branch:
"Anyone got one? Are they any good? (I looked up Amazon UK and 195/266 buyers give an Andrew James (who?) one 5/5; the average score is 4.5/5 and no one gave less than 3/5).
"Apparently, it can cook a whole chicken as well as steam and fry. Is this true?
"I'm seriously thinking of buying one to use next summer('s day) in Britain. A good idea?"
Last year, I received only one reply for which I was very grateful - from Fieldgate who said: My sister uses one and she says she's happy with it. Her reason for buying the halogen oven was that her ordinary oven didn't function well any longer, so it was a temporary solution. But it seems now that the gadget is there to stay. It looks like it does the job.
I didn't buy one last year since I've never seen one in use, not know anyone who has one. Aldi (UK) have one on offer for GBP30 this Sunday with a three year guarantee. I'm very tempted.
A year or so on, I'm wondering if anyone hereon has any experience/insights/advice.
Sep 27, 2012 10:23 AM
1I saw one being used to roast ham on a market stall in Manchester, I asked if they were any good, the owner of the stall nodded and said why do you think I'm using this instead of a conventional oven.
Sep 27, 2012 11:18 AM
Sep 29, 2012 5:05 AM
3I have one and use it often. As far as I'm concerned it does the same job as a conventional oven but, being smaller, wastes less heat and the technology means no electricity is wasted in heating the oven to the desired temperature, thus cooking is quicker. It doesn't take standard size pizzas, baguettes, etc.
Oct 1, 2012 9:52 AM
4Thanks for all replies.
I asked if they were any good, the owner of the stall nodded and said why do you think I'm using this instead of a conventional oven. So, the halogen oven sounds like a good idea, Ds.
As far as I'm concerned it does the same job as a conventional oven but, being smaller, wastes less heat and the technology means no electricity is wasted in heating the oven to the desired temperature, thus cooking is quicker. Thanks for the personal experience, WiW - I'm going to buy one this Thursday. (I thought they were stocked from last Sunday but it's this Thursday.)
I'd really like to know what you think of it, should you buy one. I'll let ye know, billy.
P.S. I've been looking up Amazon UK ratings and postings on UK's Money Saving Expert since posting - these halogen ovens look like the real deal.
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Oct 2, 2012 11:29 AM
10Aye, that's the spec of the Aldi one, billy.
The Aldi one is £30 and has a three year guarantee - whereas the JML one is £60 (Argos); it is 10.5L and has a one year guarantee.
Whilst Argos have a 30 day no quibble guarantee, Aldi's is 60 days. It's an easy decision: I'll try Aldi's for a week or two and if I don't like it I'll take it back.
P.S. Thanks for the further info, Dave.
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Oct 9, 2012 4:16 AM
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