Halogen ovens are smaller than conventional ovens and as well they can cook faster. In fact they are said to cook up to three times faster. The secret to their being able to cook food so quickly is the halogen heating element. People who have bought this small appliance have nothing but good things to say about it.
These energy efficient ovens are able to cook so quickly because they use infrared waves with a built-in high-performance fan. The heating element turns electrical energy into extreme heat which in turn cooks the food quicker.
The fan circulates the heat so the food is cooked evenly while retaining moisture. The oven has a glass bowl with a lid that contains all the controls for setting the temperature and the timer. The halogen bulb and fan are contained within the lid as well.
Halogen ovens are small enough to fit on any kitchen counter. They are smaller than most microwave ovens but they have the capacity to cook a two-course meal at the same time. Most models come equipped with wire racks so they can cook the meat on the bottom and a side dish or vegetables on the top.
Originally you could only find them on home shopping channels but since the word got out about how well they work, you can find them a most department stores and even online. You can find lots of information about them on the Internet, including recipes and how to care for them.
Halogen ovens will cook food evenly every time. They also allow for the fat to drip off foods when cooking making your food even healthier. This is a great selling point. You can even cook fries and chicken and get the crispy deep fried texture without the added fat.
One of the benefits of a halogen oven is that they do not require the food to be defrosted before cooking. That is a very helpful benefit considering the busy lifestyles most of us have today.
Some halogen ovens are self-cleaning which means you can add water and soap to the bowl and just press a button. They do not require preheating like a conventional oven and they are smokeless and odorless.
Halogen ovens are designed to cook in a way that seals the juices so your steaks and other meats can turn out perfect. These ovens are better than a conventional oven because they cook a lot faster and save more energy.
There are many advantages for having a Halogen oven. If you are looking for ways to save energy and not spend a lot of time in the kitchen preparing meals, then you may find a halogen oven is the perfect addition to your kitchen.
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