Friday, April 16, 2010

Halogen Cooker Product reviews

A lot of halogen ovens started on the home shopping network but now you can get them in department stores as well as online. There are a number of Halogen ovens on the market, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. That is overall good news for the consumer as you have a variety of choice, and companies know they have to put out good products to attract customers. Here are some reviews for models available on the market so you can participate in halogen cooking. For the purposes of this article, some infrared ovens have been included as well but these are essentially the same as halogen ovens in their concept and operation.

Fagor 12 Quart Halogen Tabletop Oven

This is a simple model that would be good for beginners to halogen cooking. It is highly portable and a good choice for a student or someone who is renovating their kitchen. It takes the place of other major appliances so in this way it will save you space. Performance-wise it works just fine as long as you don’t pack too much into the oven at once. I tried cooking a full meal with vegetables and way too many potatoes and it was simply too much. Everything got cooked, and quite well I might add, but the flavours blended a bit. I would say this was a testament more to my cooking style than the performance of this machine itself. A great use for this little diddy is for cookies and cakes! I generally don’t bake in a regular oven because it is simply too unwieldy and big. But a halogen cooker seems to lend itself to preparing yummy treats in minimal time.

Morningware HO1200M-WOR Infrared Halogen Oven

This model uses a combination of the latest heating technology including convection, halogen, infrared, and conduction. It promises much faster cooking speeds and no defrosting necessary. In fact, the elimination of defrosting is a common feature among the halogen cooker. I liked this product for its large open design and its generally “clean” appearance that fits well in a white kitchen. The size of this product and varying uses means you will probably not use your regular oven as much –if at all after you buy this product. It truly is multipurpose and as a mid-level cost product it’s probably one of the best. There is a built in timer along with temperature control, so combining this with the fact that you can see your food, you will be able to make perfectly cooked meals no problem. The only downside to this product was that it wasn’t a breeze to clean. But I just think of it as needing a bit f extra care as a pay off for such good cooking performance.

Nuwave 20322 Pro Digital-Controlled Infrared Tabletop Oven

This is hands-down one of the best in the family of the halogen cooker, and it’s also one of the most popular. Of course everyone is afraid to get caught up in a fad or be    tempted into buying a kitchen toy that will soon be forgotten. But after using this product I can say for sure it has become a welcome addition to my cooking repertoire, and in fact it has made other appliances seem outdated and obsolete. Whatever your cooking desire, you can do it in this oven and it’s attractive design will insure you can put it anywhere and it will be sure to attract attention. You can invite sceptical house guests to look at the oven and show them exactly how quickly and effectively it can cook something while they watch. I’ve always had a hard time finding something that effectively re-heats pizza but this device does the trick, and does it really well. As for full meals, you can feel confident that whatever you put into this halogen cooker will come out fully-cooked, tasty, and juicy.

No matter which model you choose, and there are many not listed here, you can be assured that many will be able to accomodate your favorite reciped. Just keep in mind that there are unique elements to halogen cooking and your intial patience will be paid off with great food.

1 comment:

mickoy said...

does the infrared emitted by the halogen oven do not compromised our health? how much wavelength does it produced?