Slow Cookers

Once again, simple design, great results, convenience, and economics rise to the top. The humble slow cooker has been around a long time. The expected steep rise in Fuel prices, in winter 2022 will make the slow cooker very popular, as it uses so little electricity.  Most Economical Cooker If you are looking at slow … Read more

Beginners Guide to the Air Fryer

With experience, the Air Fryer can produce quick and tasty recipes. It cooks faster than any conventional method, so judging the timing and heat settings can be difficult at first. Manufacturers and their Ads are often over enthusiastic about the time it takes to make perfect fried chicken for example, sometimes your model may take … Read more

Quick and Easy Nuwave Brio Airfryer with 100 programs

Versatile Fryer This model gives unprecedented control with not only 100 presets and 50 more that you program yourself, but up to 5 stages within each program! You can Sear, followed by gentle heat, followed by high heat for a short period….. you get the idea. Programs have been around a while but this is … Read more

How to Clean an Airfryer Heating Element

If you have experienced this, don’t worry its usually nothing worse than a build up of splatter around the heater. Basically the higher fat foods do produce a small amount of ‘splatter’ when cooking in the Philips range of airfryers. The heater area is difficult to clean, but the technique described on their website will … Read more

Klarstein 4 rack Dehydrator

Klarstein a German manufacturer, comes to the UK  with high quality kitchen appliances.  This food dehydrator is well made, functional and laid out, with sufficient guidance for even total beginners to get going fast. The stainless steel wire mesh shelves will last well very sturdy construction.   Well constructed, hardy stainless steel materials, big fan, … Read more

Cooks Professional Food Dehydrator 5 Tier

Cooks Professional have products in almost all my categories, dehydrators are no exception, this budget product has good specification and unless you’re a commercial operator, will work well for you over many years.   Just starting or experimenting…? Load one tray, or two…. Controls On the Tefal Easy Fryer Very simple Time and Temperature … Read more

NuWave Primo Dual Element Cooking

NuWave, truly  an innovative design company, has come up with this dual element grill model, which looks like a winner They have stuck to their plastic bowl/cover material which although less durable than glass is lighter, safer from burns touching the cover and from fragments if you drop the cover unit and it is cheaper … Read more

Nutrichef 48 Oven with AirFryer Attachment

The Nutrichef 485 comes with a secret weapon.  Not much is said about it in the Advertising publicity or in the video. In fact, the video shows the unit with a totally different fitting.  Its the Air Fryer Attachment! And this will make the difference between a good useful kitchen gadget and a Great one!  … Read more

Sanhoya Hinged Lid Convection Oven with Water Spray

Sanhoya Safety & Features The Sanhoya is one of the few cookers I have reviewed on the US side, that has the hinged lid for safety. It’s so easy to raise the lid to reposition or reload the contents.  This is especially important if the cook is elderly or infirm. The older design Halogen cookers … Read more

NutriChef PKCOV25

The new NutriChef PKCOV25 Halogen cooker has a couple of unique useful and added safety features. If you’ve ever tried to lift a steaming, hot heater lid from a conventional halogen oven, you know the problem, the risk of scalding and it has to be put down on a special wire holder, which often skids … Read more

NuWave 20631 Pro Plus

Overall Impression Nu Wave have produced some super models in the past and this new one is no exception, the 20631 has digital controls in  the cooker top.   With safety in mind, they have retained a plastic dome cover, rather than the more common glass bowl. Especially for very elderly customers or those who are … Read more

Digital Food Dryer & Dehydrator

No big name on this product, but looking at the feedback from customers I thought it was well worth a look, especially based on the customer service department from Garden Secrets – always nice to hear. There were some inconsistencies in the descriptions  from different sources, but I found the correct  information and present it … Read more

Introduction to Halogen Ovens

I found this great video on YouTube, by Tony Scruggs. Here he demonstrates, using the Fagor Halogen Oven all the usual functions of the halogen oven . So many tips and ideas , ideal for anyone thinking of buying a Halogen cooker for the first time First, Tony gives you a run down on the … Read more

Secura Halogen Infrared Turbo Convection Mini Oven

The new 7 Liter Secura CO-05MH Halogen Infrared Turbo Convection Countertop Oven MINI comes with loading tongs an extension ring and wire racks.  Specifications at full power 1000W Manual dial controls for temperature and timer Temperature Timer 0 to 30 min Cooks from frozen No oven pre heating required Very economical, ideal for one person Lightweight … Read more

Oyama Turbo Convection Roaster Oven

The Oyama Turbo Convection Roaster Oven model TRO-110U is very cheap…but is it any good? We explored its features and checked how customers found it.       Main Features Conventional design glass  bowl with heater in the lid NOT Halogen! It uses a direct heating element High Speed fan for even cooking supplied with a … Read more

10 things to know before buying a Halogen Oven

1 New products with new features Halogen ovens have been around for a long time now and if you opt for the old models you will be missing out for things have moved on. The technology has been refined, new halogen tubes are very efficient, using even less electricity. The newer halogen rings are much … Read more

Healthy Halogen

Some articles about health issues: Have a read , make up your own mind and stick to a good nutritious balanced diet long term. There is no such thing as a bad food, Chocolate and Ice Cream are fine now and then, just not every day!     Reducing Your Fat Intake Your Halogen Oven … Read more

Halogen or Infrared Convection Oven?

The phrase ” two countries divided by a common language”, often attributed to George Bernard Shaw,  is certainly true for these Halogen Ovens . On Amazon USA and other American seller websites they are described as Halogen Infrared Oven or Infrared Convection Oven or even all three terms together Halogen Infrared Convection Cooker, on the … Read more