Regional food blogger, and baking, cooking, gardening and foraging fiend, Lancashire Food, gave the VonShef Halogen Oven a whirl. Here’s how she got on.
Vonshef Premium Halogen Cooker - a review
The VonShef represents very good value for money if you are in the market for a halogen oven for the miserly sum of £34.99 (slightly less if you go for another colour than white) you can purchase a 12 litre (family sized) oven which comes complete with all the accessories you need, plus a stripy oven glove and handy Hamlyn 200 Halogen oven recipe book. This sized oven is ample to cook a roast chicken and roasties for a family of 4.
Initially I was a bit sceptical of the claims that the oven would be new favourite thing but I must say after cooking a roast dinner in the oven, I think I am smitten. The oven is a little large for my family size and I am struggling to find worktop space but I love the oven and the speed it cooks food especially meats, it’s also very handy for reheating food as the oven does not have to be preheated. I am still learning the best ways to cook various dishes but if you want a quick, healthy way to cook halogen ovens are for you.
The oven is easily controlled with the control knobs and once you work out the way the oven cooks then any recipe you can cook in a traditional oven can be cooked in a halogen oven. The washing up is also easy as all parts except the lid can washed in the sink or dishwasher and the lid itself just needs a good wipe and I have found so far that there isn't as much mess as normal as you cook with less fat than you normally would.
I am looking forward to trying baking in the oven, the roast beef was excellent beautifully browned but still juicy and moist, the roast potatoes crispy and tasty, given the level of interest in the oven at the recent cake club a few of my friends will also be splashing out on an oven soon too.
For the full blog post, visit Lancashire Food’s blog.