Halogen Oven Article in the Independent Newspaper

In his article in the Independent Newspaper, cookery author and critic Robert Ehrlich recently ( Oct 2010 ) wrote about Halogen Ovens entitled  “How I fell in love with halogen ovens”

In it he notes that men in particular are drawn to innovative gadgets, especially if it can be put in the “useful” category. The Halogen Oven not only is very practical, it fits the category , it will save time and can be used , as he does, every day. In fact he describes it as a godsend.

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Breville Halo Fryer

A slight departure from the usual here, for folk who mainly use the Halogen for frying food, here is a unit combining the advantages of Halogen cooking speed and technology and its remarkable use of very little oil, only 5% of the usual amount you would use !   Requires only one spoon of oil–99.5% … Read more

Future Cookers

Introducing the future – with nano carbon heaterAmazing specifications , heat control from 150 deg C to 250 deg C All digital control for heat and timer The nanocarbon technology will soon be here, this model by Sunpentown proved that it was possible to make a cooker with the new heater, it was available in … Read more

Tessa Cunningham Halogen Article in the Daily Mail

Tessa Cunningham recently wrote in the Daily Mail an article on the Halogen Oven” They roast a chicken in 30 minutes, clean themselves and cost just £40. We give halogen ovens a grilling”

The main points raised in the article are the growing popularity of these innovative units designed to go on your worktop and are capable of doing everything that your expensive built in cooker can do , but at less cost fuel wise and much quicker. Originally introduced on the tv shopping channels, they are now very much more popular and internet chat rooms are frequently discussing cooking with them.

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Ideal Christmas Present is a Halogen Oven

What to get for a Christmas present for the nearest and dearest? Be original this year, the Halogen Oven is an ideal gift and once the lucky recipient realises just how convenient, efficient and quick it is for everyday cooking, it won’t be one of those gifts that end up in the loft, it will be used every single day.

send a Halogen Oven to a friend this Christmas
Very efficient and great results every time

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Russell Hobbs Halogen Oven

The Russell Hobbs Halogen Oven, 11 Litre capacity ( smaller than average) and with the extender ring this goes to 16 Litres.   Its electrical rating was 1400 watts. The build quality looked faultless at first, however it was too easy when using the extender ring to mis seat the lid – the heater unit … Read more

Charles Jacobs 12 Litre Halogen Cooker

Comes complete with quite a few accessories, probably the best selection we have seen to date free cook book extender ring lid holder low rack high rack forks frying pan tongs steamer The Capacity of the oven is the usual 12 Litres and with the extender ring this goes to 17 litres. It has a … Read more

FlavorWave Halogen Cooker

Marketed by the Thane Direct company, this is a conventional Halogen oven product, simple to use, normal thermostat and Timer with mechanical dial settings. Slightly smaller 11 Litre capacity than the others in the review and lower consumption. Pack Contains 1 x Flavorwave Oven Turbo 1 x Dual rack 1 x Low rack 1 x … Read more

Halogen Cooker Hints and Tips

Take care of your element If you have the type of Halogen cooker with a lid that needs to be taken completely off and you are not very confident about lifting it gently and placing on the somewhat flimsy lid-stands provided, especially as they are prone to go skidding around the worktop, a handy hint … Read more

Coopers of Stortford Halogen Cooker

One to consider if you have trouble moving things, this is the lightest Halogen Cooker we tested by almost 2 kilogrammes. Absolutely great price, it included all the accessories too. There were a number of comments found which would indicate that the element is not replaceable, not a problem under guarantee , the makers will … Read more

Clifford James 12 Litre Halogen Oven

This Halogen Oven is a very similar product to the others, although the lower wattage element reduces the top temperature of the cooker a little so slightly longer cooking time required.   Lack of Accessories It is delivered with Tongs and High and Low grill racks only . Other  accessories, Steamer and Frying Pan, lid … Read more

Find Out Which Halogen Cooker was Top Rated in Review

Our Review pages give the findings of our tests, in which we examined the products for quality and features rating on…

  • Value
  • Performance
  • Included extras
  • Potential Problems

We gave the full specifications when available ( there were some differences noticed between the sellers spec and the manufacturers data)

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Welcome to Best Halogen Cooker Review Recipe and Tips Site

The Amazing Halogen Oven

2022  Update.

Hi, I hope this site (now in its tenth year) will help you decide about these unusual products, without being conned into buying whatever the local store happens to have piled up in stock. You can read the manufacturer’s own glowing descriptions, then when buying it online, you find it just isn’t what was promised. It’s no good after you’ve bought a lemon, Googling it online at forums and finding hundreds of posts complaining about the same thing. So I decided to do some real research into Halogen Ovens and give you my findings… which is the best value Halogen Oven? I have compiled my findings on the review pages:-

AND since starting this site back in 2011, other major kitchen cooking gadgets have come along, I present my findings on those here as well.

When I got my first Halogen Light powered Cooker I was very skeptical about the performance of a machine that cost so little against my trusty Gas oven which had served so well over years and years of cooking.

Believe! these little units are extraordinary

  • Save money
  • Save time
  • Save time cleaning afterward
  • Get the very best results every time with very little effort
layout of a halogen cooker

The halogen oven is as cheap as a  microwave oven, but cooks like a conventional oven, browning meat perfectly. It is also as quick as a  microwave but doesn’t suffer with cold spots , the heat is distributed very evenly.  It will also cook straight out of the freezer! No thawing necessary. Plus there is no pre-heating like your gas oven, it reaches top temperature almost instantly.

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