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:
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:
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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I’d cook a nice beef casserole!
I would love to make a roast chicken meal
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
A delicious roast chicken
Lancashire Hot Pot
Scampi and chips
Honeyed Chicken Wings
roast chicken with roast potatoes and veg
Easy self cleaning, love cooking, and this ticks all the boxes
Chicken & chips
I would love to use it to cook a curry
I think a roast chicken or beef joint 🙂
roast chicken with roast potatoes and green beans with carrots, love a roast
A sausage casserole
a tasty lamb casserole is what I`d try first
Roast chicken, roast potatoes and parsnips
It would be vegetarian sausage stew for our family.
beef stew xx
I’d cook a roast lamb joint with fresh mint & coriander sounds delicious
Pulled bbq pork
Roast chicken with roasted carrots sweet potatoes parsnips onions ??
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!
id love a roast chicken with crispy skin
I would make a chicken casserole with dumplings 🙂
Cajun style crispy chicken
Fab giveaway! My mum swears by her halogen oven.
Beef stew, as it’s starting to get into stew weather now!
baked Salmon Steaks
It would have to be Pork in cider With Carrots Leek Peas and onion using the cider for a sauce
Lamb hot POT for me
I’ve never heard of halogen cookers but the end Results look really tasty. Such a reasonable price too!
Would love to make a nice warming stem in this!
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!
I would love to try a halogen cooker, I’ve heard they are very healthy. I’d roast vegetables in it.
Crispy potato skins!
a beef wellington type dish with roasted veg, yummy!
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
A steak and Guinness stew
Roast veg is a good idea, I love aubergine. Or/and roast potatoes, and just about anything in breadcrumbs.
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.
we like chicken and rice cooked together, so the chicken flavours the rice, and it comes out quite sticky xx
I think I would cook some roast chicken and vegetables
Sure I could cook lovely roast chicken or lamb with it!
Lamb Casserole with Vegetables. x
Fish and chips
Chicken and vegetables
Would have to be roast pork, we have a halogen oven at the moment but think its on its last legs
A lovely Roast chicken, l bet it will be so moist cooked in this!
Chicken casserole yum
I think I would try a Pasta Bake.
a roast an veggies
Beef cassorole with dumplings x
Would make Goulash
I would also try the roasted veggies, they look great!
Roast chicken with vegetables.x
Scampi and chips
Roast chicken for sunday lunch
Spicy Chicken Wings
I would make a pizza 🙂
A big Mediterranean vegetable casserole
I would make a vegetable stew – Lucy Chester
roast leg of lamb
Baked salmon fillets with veg.
A roast chicken dinner!
Roast chicken, roast potatoes and parsnips ?
Chicken casserole with lots of fresh vegetables
A lovely roast chicken
a roast chicken with lots of veg
I think I’d make a pizza x
Chicken casserole with lots veg x
Ooh a lovely piece of steamed salmon on a bed of roasted vegetables 🙂 yum! This sounds like a fab bit of kit
I’d make a chicken casserole with lots of root veg. Delicious!
Cajun Chicken with roasted veggies
Roast chicken and potatoes!
a yummy roast chicken
I think I’d do some nice slow pulled Mexican beef!
A lovely roast chicken casserole with vegetables
I’d start with a warming veggie stew.
A nice veggie casserole
I think I’d start with something simple like cod and potatos.
Hoisin chilli beef with veg
Beef stew and dumplings
I would try a beef stir fry
I hope I’d be brave enough to try a roast!
Salt & pepper chicken and chips
braised beef, for a comparison with my usual oven.
It would be a nice beef casserole.