Halogen oven

Review & Giveaway: VonShef Halogen Oven From Domu Brands

In Foodie Me, Giveaways, Reviews by eva.katona@yahoo.com106 Comments

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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  1. 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

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

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

  5. 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

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

  7. 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.

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

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

  10. 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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