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I love it
on 24 June 2014
I had a Cookworks Halogen oven for 3 years which broke down recently due to the lamp blowing in the lid. I was surprised that these could not be replaced so decided to try to live without replacing it. I found that very difficult as I was having to go back to using my gas oven, which is very expensive to use and difficult for me to lift items out of it.
So I decided to do some research and spent a week reading reviews in newspapers, magazines and on shopping sites. The halogen oven that most appeared to find topped the list of items at a reasonable price was the Andrew James.
I have had it a couple of weeks now and I find it easier to use and clean than my old one. The digital controls are simple to understand, and it has pre programmed buttons for cooking items such as pizza. It has all assets of a hinged lid, so easy to fill and empty. The volume can be increased through the use of the extender ring and I cooked a large chicken with ease. The only thing I have found that does not work very well is the toast making facility, it was much quicker to use my electric toaster.
I love the fact that it is preprogrammed not just to clean and dry the bowl, but also to sterilise it. As the lid often gets splashed with things such as meat juices, and is difficult to clean (you cannot immerse it in soapy water or put it in a dish washer), this is a welcome addition. People often complain the lids of halogen cookers become brown and rusty - however I have always suspected the "brown rust" is in fact caked on splashes of food that could be a breeding ground for bacteria. As someone who taught about X infection, I love being able to sterilise the cooker and I will be using thst function often.
It looks good, it is easy to use and clean and it is hygenic - what more could you ask from an oven.