Previous to this purchase I had bought a JML halogen oven and found it extremely useful, hardly ever needing to use my conventional oven, but the JML broke (the halogen light in the top is very vulnerable to splashes, which renders the whole thing useless, and it is not repairable). I set out to replace it immediately, and opted for a Grand Remoska (exclusive to Lakeland) - as I had heard people giving them high praise, but boy was I disappointed. The Remoska seems to me to be not very good value at all, costing nearly a hundred pounds, and I was very disappointed with what you get for the money - no grill racks included, a meagre so-called cook book, one very restrictive non-variable heat setting, takes ages to reach heat. After a couple of months - where the Remoska mainly languished in the cupboard, I decided to go for another halogen cooker, and plumped for the Andrew James one. Having now used it a couple of times I am delighted. It seems to be better quality and more efficient than the JML, the halogen light is better protected from splashes, and really it does cook quickly. The only slight letdown was the lack of instructions - mainly with regard to the steamer plate, which they leave to you to work out, which I haven't as yet. The lid stand is a big bonus, which the JML lacked. In conclusion, I would recommend this oven as a better alternative to both the Remoska and the JML.