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Just recently, I bought the JML Halogen Oven from Argos for £59.99. The oven has a 10.5 litre working capicty, and there are 6 heat settings, temperatures ranging from 125 to 250 degrees centigrade. There is even a self-cleaning function, which makes it a lot easier for me. The are two racks included with the oven, one low and one high and also a pair of tongs. The main bowl, the racks and the tongs are dishwasher safe. I have generally found that the oven is very easy to use, for some foods, you do need to experiment, as it does cook faster than a convential oven, otherwise you can burn or over cook foods. Generally, you choose the rack required, place in the food and then put the lid on. Once plugged in, you select the temperature required and then the time, by using two dails on the top. You must make sure that handle is pushed right down, so it will work. To me this is an important safety feature. It does say in the instructions that you can use oven proof dishes as well. Once cooking has finished, you need to remove the lid. Its important to lift the lid with the handle, as the glass will be very hot. You will need have a scorch proof worktop or lid stand to store the lid. As I'm a disabled person, the wash function really helps me a lot with the cleaning. Personally, I have found that the Value Sausages from Tesco's and Sainsbury's taste better using the Halogen oven, compared to convential ways of cooking. My only disappointment is that there isn't a receipe book included, which I think should be, although there are a few receipes. I have no hestitation in recommending the oven to my family and friends.
This appliance is what I like to call our god send but occasionally also at times a nightmare, its been a regular feature on top of my kitchen counter since circa 2009. The efficiency that is gained with this product is quite immense. Just like it claims it cooks food a lot faster that a conventional oven, not quite the 40% that was promised but if your running a bit late with the Sunday lunch it can be a big help. Its big enough to fit in quite a lot, the glass bowl is twelve liters and comes with two separate racks, one lower down for baking a cooking and one higher up closer to the light for grilling purposes. Cooking your food is just the same as in a conventional oven: you choose which of the two racks you want to use, set the heat and the time and wait for the ping (just like an egg timer). The timer and heat are both set by dials like on a normal oven. One of the annoying facts about this oven is that until the handle on the lid is not clicked into place the oven will not start to cook. I've made the mistake of pushing the handle down quickly and running of to do something and coming back after the ping to only find that the oven hasn't been turned on because the handle hasn't been clicked into place. the food cooks via halogen light and a convection fan. Another problem I face is where to put the lid when its cooked the light is so hot that I fear it make scorch my counters. I settled by keeping a ceramic plate nearby to place it on, but in a hurry it can be annoying and the glass gets very very hot! I've been burnt on various occasions trying to lift food out with the provided tongs. The self clean factor in this machine is a god send! You just wait for the oven to cool down put in washing up liquid and set on wash for fifteen minutes. More stubborn stains need some scrubbing but its dishwasher safe! Thank god for that