This is my second Halogen oven, the first being a Cooksworks. I loved the first one but i'm loving this even more. I decided on the platinum because of the hinged lid, and of course its digital.The hinged lid is so much better. I make slimming chips in it all the time, and the other day we had rump steak,I pre-heated the oven first then put in the steaks for just three minuetes each side, they were realy nice, tender and juicy.And if you like those part baked bagetes this machine does the trick,no need to heat up your normal oven,wasting energy. I would recomend this oven, its quick and its fun, lighting up the kitchen as it cooks.