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nifty piece of kit.,
This review is from: Coopers Halogen OvenOne thing - it's no lie it does cook faster than a conventional oven and also faster than a fan assisted oven.
You can do whole roast dinners in this and the 2 rack system means you can get everything done at the same time for serving.
I've seen the negative review and feel sorry for this person because i've found it easy to clean and remove the fat stains with boiling water along with the self clean system.
My oven was a JML one and it looks from this that they have been branded under a few different suppliers. I got mine at a well known UK supermarket that's been taken over by an american supergiant a whileago (though I don't believe they sell them regularly it was a one off batch) - cost 10 sheets more than this advertised here.
Drawbacks? Don't expect to do your christmas dinner in it, unless you have bernard matthews turkey drummers for xmas. also it'll struggle with a large sunday roast (chicken may be fine, big joint of beef with yorkshire puds and all the trimmings and you'll struggle).
The lid is also hard to clean as this can't be immersed in water, I just use some antispectic and kitchen cleaner then wipe it with water cloths but it's never as clean as the bowl.
Also, the MAJOR DRAWBACK - what when the lid breaks/fails! I'm pretty sure that the coil won't go forever, or even nearly as long as a normal oven. There seems to be nowhere to just buy replacement lids which I admit would perhaps still be 60% of full cost but this oven to me is more convenience and time saving than just money/environement saving.
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Initial post: 3 Feb 2009 00:48:09 GMT
S. D. Southam says:
As I have owned one of these myself, I can definitely vouch for the fact that the lid can break/fail after a couple of years use! In my experience, the parts most likely to break are the plastic "safety flanges" that must click into place when you lift the handle in order to stop the oven or when you lower the handle to start it. And if and when that happens, you have to buy a complete new lid at a cost of £30 (when I enquired) as they do not do repairs or supply parts that you could fit yourself!
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