USA Oven Reviews

2022 Update

Hi and Welcome to our new top review section. The Halogen / convection oven market is now well established in the US and below is a summary of the reviews of the best current models.

To make the reviews more rounded, I have now included some infrared convection ovens, the only difference being the type of heating element. All the models shown have been tested and we have tried to give all the main points noticed during the review, from delivery time, packing quality, potential problems, energy use, overall build quality, value for money, and performance.

Also taken into consideration are the reviews and feedback from customers who have already bought these versatile oven products and sent in their feedback to this and other websites, to give a better all-round feel for the products, especially if a fault has been noticed by more than one customer.

Our Halogen and Infrared Convection  Cooker Reviews will rate the best currently available products: Click Links below to see the full review.

Digital  Infrared elements type Oven with a Dome

Rating 5 Star best features, accessories, price and guarantee

Digital  Glass bowl type Oven with a Hinged Lid

Rating 4.5 Stars  excellent and unusual features 

Best of the standard design Halogens, real quality design and manufacture

Which Were the best US models

When buying a product of this kind, in daily use, I hardly ever pick the unknown brands or supermarket own brands. 

Having carefully gone through the details of each one, my prime choice would be the Nuwave, I’ve reviewed a few of their previous products, the latest has many new features and is a world-beater.

The Runner up  Sanhoya, it is a safe product with its hinged lid and represents excellent value in the $100 to $150 range. 

Lastly, 3rd Place goes to the Nutrichef which has a standard design with the old-style analog control dials but at a good sub $70 price and seems to be one of the better-constructed appliances available.

Buying Through

All or most of the models reviewed are available through in the US. I recommend them after many years of trading with them for


The reviews take into account the overall value, cooking functionality and service life expectancy.

Our advice when considering which model to buy is to consider things long-term. For example, is the manufacturer willing to stand behind the product if there are shortcomings or failures? On some cookers using the halogen lamp heat source, the life seemed to be much shorter or was vulnerable to shock damage, shortening the life of the cooker.

So it would pay to check if the halogen lamp is easily replaceable. Unfortunately not all the units tested had replaceable lamp elements or were easy to change. So do check this out before buying and refer to our reviews where any such problems have been pointed out.

The non-halogen heat models were not affected, having generally a longer lifespan, but halogen does give the most controllable, most economical and fastest warm-up times of any of the cookers seen.

Compare the Best US Oven Features

ModelControlsTemp-HighExtenderPowerCapacityPriceStar RatingReview Link
Nuwave 20326 (dome)digital345Fyes1500wXL$2904LINK
Nuwave Primo (dome)digital425Fyes1500wXL$2005LINK
Nuwave pro plus (dome)digital1500wXL$3374LINK
Nutrichef 48 stdanalog482Fyes1200w12L / 13Q$704LINK
Sanhoya Hinged liddigital500Fyes1300w12-17L/12Q$1104.5LINK
Fagor stdanalogyes1300w12-17L/12Q$1264LINK
BigBoss stdanalog400F1300w15L/16Q$883LINK

All the US Oven Reviews


Habitat Digital Halogen

Cooker 12 Litre 1400watt

Conventional Oven, great price, accessories and value 2018 top choice nla


Habitat Digital FIR heater

Cooker 12 Litre 1400watt

Good results, plastic cover


Analog Electric Element Htr

Cooker 10 Litre 

Slightly smaller, element ok but slow

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Analog Halogen

Cooker 12 Litre  

Seems ok but a lot of lamp fails reported

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Habitat Digital Halogen

Cooker 12 Litre  

Great improvement over earlier model

Big Boss

Analog Halogen

Cooker 12 Litre  

Top seller but customer service issues


Analog Halogen

Small Cooker 12 Litre 1400watt

No extras so very good price for a basic machine


Digital Carbon Infrared

BIG Cooker 18 Litre  

Great product with plastic cover

Secura Analog Halogen

Cooker 11 Litre 1300watt

Review rated 0/10 Great price but very poor reliability

Secura 997

Analog with Carbon Heater

Cooker 12 Litre 

Liked the hinged lid and the new heater

Sunpentown 2000

Analog Halogen

Cooker 12 Litre  

Budget model with some common problems

Sunpentown 2002

Digital FIR (Far Infra Red)

Cooker 12 Litre  

Unusual heater, much improvement over the 2000 model

2 thoughts on “USA Oven Reviews”

  1. The Morningware Oven HO-1200 is a wonder. It works really well … when it works. I’ve had two of them fail on me at this point. The first stopped working after I had checked it out for a variety of uses: beef jerky (185 for 2hr 15mn), baked potatoes (400 for 1hr), and various meats and chicken at their recommended settings. Everything fine. But when it stopped working I contacted Morningware. Excellent, friendly service and help. A new head (the top part with all the cooking parts) came right away. Then came winter of 2013. I didn’t do any cooking in it for about four months. Today I started a batch of beef jerky. Set it and started it. Went to take a nap. Woke up with burning smell. The unit had apparently switched to its default of 400 degrees and everything was burnt to a crisp. But worse, the unit wouldn’t turn off, on, or pause. I unplugged it. Now the unit doesn’t work at all. Nothing. I wish it would, it did great work when working, but this is the second full failure of unit in about 2 years. I take this as not worth the trouble and cost. A definite “not buy” in my book. Back to regular oven and Cuisainart toaster oven. And I will now buy a dehydrator instead for the jerky.

    • Thanks Gary, The Morningware was my No 1 choice not so long ago, but following your comments and one other with very similar problems, plus the very good review of the latest Secura and especially the Fagor models in the US review, I have reassessed my top 10 results. I am pleased to hear that Morningwares excellent reputation for after sales service is still good.


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