Review & Giveaway: VonShef Halogen Oven From Domu Brands

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Halogen oven

I quite like nice food and cooking but until now I have never heard of halogen ovens. So if you’re like me, you might want to know how does it work. It is essentially just like your oven, just smaller. There’s one big difference though I’d like to highlight immediately: halogen oven cooks way faster then your regular oven so it saves energy (therefore, it’s more environmentally friendly) and money. It also uses electricity instead of gas, which can be produced on a renewable way . It is a multifunctional cooking appliance – suitable for grilling, roasting, baking, steaming, frying, broiling, reheating and defrosting. Because it cooks faster, it is able to retain nutrients and flavour better than a conventional oven. You can cook a lot of food with it, I’ve tried it with roasted veggies and bread, what I’ve leaned is that probably the only thing it’s not suitable for is slow cooking stews, soups and ragouts. 

I have tested a VonShef 12 litre model (kindly sent me by Domu UK). It now has a nice little spot in the kitchen. It came with an uncomplicated user manual and lots of different parts for different cooking methods, even metal skewers for grilling. It is not as large as I imagined it to be:

Halogen oven

Halogen oven

When I say it’s uncomplicated to use it, I really mean it. All I had to do was to set the timer and the heat (which is the same as with the conventional oven). I decided to test it with a a safe bet meal: roasted veggies, what could possibly go wrong. So set the timer to 25 minutes, thinking that will do as it takes normally 30-35 minutes in the oven, and 200 Celsius. But I kept an eye on it, luckily, because they were all done in 20 minutes. Not only that, but the veggies were evenly roasted. I used a little bit of olive oil and dried herbs. For roasting the vegetables, the halogen oven was perfect. I would say, the halogen oven did a way better job than my conventional oven, as I often have to scrape them off from the bottom of the baking dish.

Here’s the process in pictures:

Halogen oven

Halogen oven

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Halogen oven

Halogen oven roasted vegetables

 

Cleaning is very easy: just wash the glass bowl and wipe down the lid with a damp cloth. (Never immerse in water! The “lid” is the actual oven bit, the heater!) That’s another big plus for me!

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106 comments

Tracy Nixon (@tracyknixon) September 12, 2018 - 10:43 am

I’d cook a nice beef casserole!

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Annabel Greaves September 12, 2018 - 11:49 am

I would love to make a roast chicken meal

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Halina September 12, 2018 - 12:32 pm

Love the look of this. I’ve got an air fryer and that’s great but I’m always looking out for other tech that uses less electric than an oven! We love roast veggies here too so I’d love to give them a whirl, plus see how it cooks a roast chicken

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kike pedro September 12, 2018 - 12:39 pm

A delicious roast chicken

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Peter Watson September 12, 2018 - 1:35 pm

Lancashire Hot Pot

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Liza Park September 12, 2018 - 1:44 pm

Homemade pizza

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melanie stirling September 12, 2018 - 2:50 pm

Scampi and chips

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john prendergast September 12, 2018 - 3:03 pm

Honeyed Chicken Wings

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Iain Maciver September 12, 2018 - 3:22 pm

roast chicken with roast potatoes and veg

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cyril rowlands September 12, 2018 - 3:43 pm

Easy self cleaning, love cooking, and this ticks all the boxes

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cyril rowlands September 12, 2018 - 3:45 pm

Chicken & chips

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katesds September 12, 2018 - 4:23 pm

I would love to use it to cook a curry

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Solange September 12, 2018 - 4:52 pm

Beef casserole.

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Alica September 12, 2018 - 4:55 pm

I think a roast chicken or beef joint 🙂

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Amy Bondoc September 12, 2018 - 5:14 pm

roast chicken with roast potatoes and green beans with carrots, love a roast

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Ashleigh Allan September 12, 2018 - 5:30 pm

A sausage casserole

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Joanne Beale September 12, 2018 - 6:12 pm

Roast chicken

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Rena Plumridge September 12, 2018 - 6:14 pm

Macaroni cheese

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pete c September 12, 2018 - 6:47 pm

a tasty lamb casserole is what I`d try first

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Ellen Stafford September 12, 2018 - 7:59 pm

Roast chicken!

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Christina Palmer September 12, 2018 - 8:04 pm

Roast chicken, roast potatoes and parsnips

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sarah Mackay September 12, 2018 - 9:36 pm

Roast chicken.

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Susan B September 13, 2018 - 5:53 am

It would be vegetarian sausage stew for our family.

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jamie banks September 13, 2018 - 6:33 am

beef stew xx

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Helen Best September 13, 2018 - 6:56 am

I’d cook a roast lamb joint with fresh mint & coriander sounds delicious

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Zoey P September 13, 2018 - 7:31 am

Pulled bbq pork

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Amanda September 13, 2018 - 7:56 am

Roast chicken with roasted carrots sweet potatoes parsnips onions ??

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Aysha Begum September 13, 2018 - 8:35 am

I’d love to cook a small roast dinner with potatoes and vegetables for my family of 3! Looks so easy and quick to use!

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charlotte September 13, 2018 - 8:59 am

id love a roast chicken with crispy skin

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Michelle smith September 13, 2018 - 10:12 am

Roast chicken

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Sally Stern September 13, 2018 - 10:39 am

Chicken pesto

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Lindsey Stuart September 13, 2018 - 11:04 am

I would make a chicken casserole with dumplings 🙂

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Jane Willis (@janesgrapevine) September 13, 2018 - 11:28 am

Cajun style crispy chicken

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Tamara Foster September 13, 2018 - 11:29 am

Chilli-con-carne

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Robert Price September 13, 2018 - 11:33 am

Hot pot

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Jen September 13, 2018 - 12:49 pm

Fab giveaway! My mum swears by her halogen oven.

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Holly Peterson September 13, 2018 - 12:59 pm

Beef stew, as it’s starting to get into stew weather now!

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Nigel Soper September 13, 2018 - 1:05 pm

baked Salmon Steaks

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Pam Gregory September 13, 2018 - 5:54 pm

Chicken Stew

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Iris Tilley September 13, 2018 - 7:45 pm

It would have to be Pork in cider With Carrots Leek Peas and onion using the cider for a sauce

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Margaret Gallagher September 13, 2018 - 9:25 pm

Lamb hot POT for me

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secretplussizegoddessblog September 13, 2018 - 9:44 pm

I’ve never heard of halogen cookers but the end Results look really tasty. Such a reasonable price too!

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Ruth Harwood September 14, 2018 - 9:57 am

Would love to make a nice warming stem in this!

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Mellissa Williams September 14, 2018 - 12:09 pm

I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about halogen cookers. They seem very affordable and the food looks super tasty so I might have to look into getting one!

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Joanna September 14, 2018 - 1:33 pm

I would love to try a halogen cooker, I’ve heard they are very healthy. I’d roast vegetables in it.

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Debbie Finnerty September 14, 2018 - 2:45 pm

Crispy potato skins!

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Lorna Ledger September 15, 2018 - 11:59 am

a beef wellington type dish with roasted veg, yummy!

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glamglitzgloss September 15, 2018 - 8:12 pm

I’d never heard of a halogen cooker before, this was really interesting to find out more about. I’d have to do something with lamb, it’s my favourite thing right now

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ElizM September 15, 2018 - 8:13 pm

A steak and Guinness stew

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claire woods September 16, 2018 - 2:44 pm

vegetarian stew

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Judith Allen September 16, 2018 - 7:23 pm

Roast veg is a good idea, I love aubergine. Or/and roast potatoes, and just about anything in breadcrumbs.

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Rebecca Nisbet September 16, 2018 - 8:44 pm

it would have to be a roast dinner, iv seen these in action but never tasted the food out of it, but the food looks so good when its cooking in one of them.

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betsy ferguson September 17, 2018 - 9:12 am

we like chicken and rice cooked together, so the chicken flavours the rice, and it comes out quite sticky xx

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andrea upton September 17, 2018 - 2:13 pm

I think I would cook some roast chicken and vegetables

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Viola Kiss September 17, 2018 - 2:43 pm

Sure I could cook lovely roast chicken or lamb with it!

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Maria hackett September 17, 2018 - 9:19 pm

Lamb Casserole with Vegetables. x

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JULIE WARD September 17, 2018 - 9:43 pm

Fish and chips

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Lynn Neal September 18, 2018 - 7:21 am

Chicken and vegetables

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Michelle Ferguson September 18, 2018 - 5:36 pm

Would have to be roast pork, we have a halogen oven at the moment but think its on its last legs

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Sarah Roberts September 18, 2018 - 10:42 pm

A lovely Roast chicken, l bet it will be so moist cooked in this!

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clair downham September 19, 2018 - 7:51 am

lamb casserole

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Marion Payne September 20, 2018 - 7:09 am

Chicken casserole yum

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Natasha R-M September 20, 2018 - 8:48 am

I think I would try a Pasta Bake.

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janine wainwright September 20, 2018 - 3:36 pm

a roast an veggies

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Alison Johnson September 20, 2018 - 8:21 pm

vegetable casserole

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Natalie Gillham September 21, 2018 - 1:40 am

Beef cassorole with dumplings x

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kimneville1 September 22, 2018 - 1:50 pm

Would make Goulash

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Christine Caple September 22, 2018 - 9:39 pm

I would also try the roasted veggies, they look great!

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Anna Siepietowska September 23, 2018 - 5:53 am

Roast chicken with vegetables.x

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Allan Fullarton September 23, 2018 - 10:05 am

Scampi and chips

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cheryl hadfield September 23, 2018 - 3:18 pm

Roast chicken for sunday lunch

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Louise Clarke September 23, 2018 - 4:43 pm

Jerk chicken

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James Travis September 23, 2018 - 7:17 pm

Spicy Chicken Wings

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Michaela Smith September 24, 2018 - 12:39 pm

I would make a pizza 🙂

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sheridarby September 24, 2018 - 4:15 pm

A big Mediterranean vegetable casserole

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petalrose91 September 25, 2018 - 6:37 am

I would make a vegetable stew – Lucy Chester

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Kim Lam September 25, 2018 - 6:40 am

Roast chicken

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janine wainwright September 25, 2018 - 7:42 am

roast leg of lamb

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Gem Cook September 25, 2018 - 8:12 am

Baked salmon fillets with veg.

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Maria Jane Knight ? (@mariajkknight) September 25, 2018 - 9:12 am

A roast chicken dinner!

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Rachael Sexey September 25, 2018 - 9:17 am

Roast chicken, roast potatoes and parsnips ?

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Jeanette Leighton September 25, 2018 - 9:23 am

Chicken casserole with lots of fresh vegetables

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Claire Ginn September 25, 2018 - 9:45 am

A lovely roast chicken

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Sarah H September 25, 2018 - 9:46 am

a roast chicken with lots of veg

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Hayley Fountain September 25, 2018 - 10:02 am

I think I’d make a pizza x

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Amy Denney September 25, 2018 - 10:04 am

Chicken casserole with lots veg x

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sue leake September 25, 2018 - 10:15 am

chicken

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Victoria Prince September 25, 2018 - 10:44 am

Ooh a lovely piece of steamed salmon on a bed of roasted vegetables 🙂 yum! This sounds like a fab bit of kit

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Kirsteen Mackay September 25, 2018 - 10:46 am

I’d make a chicken casserole with lots of root veg. Delicious!

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Pippa Ainsworth September 25, 2018 - 11:28 am

Cajun Chicken with roasted veggies

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Pauline Black September 25, 2018 - 1:22 pm

Roast chicken and potatoes!

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sharon martin September 25, 2018 - 1:46 pm

a yummy roast chicken

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Anya Sargent September 25, 2018 - 2:45 pm

Spaghetti,

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Rachel White September 25, 2018 - 4:15 pm

I think I’d do some nice slow pulled Mexican beef!

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Paul A Roberts September 25, 2018 - 5:59 pm

A lovely roast chicken casserole with vegetables

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Josie Mellor September 25, 2018 - 6:19 pm

I’d start with a warming veggie stew.

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Rebecca Whatmore September 25, 2018 - 6:44 pm

A nice veggie casserole

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Nancy Bradford September 25, 2018 - 7:15 pm

I think I’d start with something simple like cod and potatos.

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Karla Gold September 25, 2018 - 7:41 pm

vegetable caserole

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Emma Middleton September 25, 2018 - 7:44 pm

Hoisin chilli beef with veg

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MANDY DOHERTY September 25, 2018 - 8:23 pm

Beef stew and dumplings

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Tee Simpson September 25, 2018 - 8:48 pm

I would try a beef stir fry

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Patricia Avery September 25, 2018 - 8:52 pm

I hope I’d be brave enough to try a roast!

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Lia Burns September 25, 2018 - 10:04 pm

Salt & pepper chicken and chips

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Helen September 25, 2018 - 10:24 pm

braised beef, for a comparison with my usual oven.

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Adrian Bold September 25, 2018 - 11:01 pm

It would be a nice beef casserole.

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