A halogen oven is relatively a new cooking appliance that is gaining popularity due to its functionality and elegance. It is about the size of a large fat fryer that can easily cook whole-fat chicken and vegetables just like a normal oven. But it uses a different cooking method and takes much less time too. When compared to regular ovens, these ovens are priced very less.
The oven uses a circular halogen crystal bulb which produces radiant infrared heat. It also contains a fan that disperses the heat evenly throughout the oven for even cooking. The oven works by changing electricity into heat energy. The heating device is placed on top of a glass container that can hold different kinds of foods for cooking. Since the container is made of glass you can see through it and see the cooking in progress.
Though the container looks deceptively small it can hold a lot of things. The method of cooking used by these ovens makes it possible to complete the cooking about three times faster than the conventional ovens. The ovens can be used for different types of cooking processes like roasting, boiling and baking, etc. It can sit beautifully on your countertop without eating up much space. It is easier to clean also.
There are several advantages of using a halogen oven. The greatest advantage is its portability. You can move it anywhere in your kitchen to finish cooking. Take it to your convenient place and enjoy cooking by looking at what is cooking inside. Another advantage is its self-cleaning ability. It is very easy to clean the oven and a portion of it can also be used in the dishwasher.
There are many brands and models of these ovens. When you are in the market for purchasing an oven, ensure that you buy a good quality appliance manufactured by top brands. They would be more efficient and will also last long. Some of the famous brands include GE, JML, Morningware, etc. For more information, you can also check out the websites of these manufacturers.