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Understanding Your Halogen Oven

You have probably only cooked your food using a microwave oven or an electric or gas stove. You may have decided that you don't really like using either one so what is the alternative. How about cooking with halogen ovens?

Halogen ovens originally started out as a television home shopping product but they quickly made their way into the mainstream retailing because their appeal for an easy way to cook a meal. Manufacturers and retailers saw that there was a demand and they came up with the variety of different ovens. But how does the halogen oven manage to grill, cook, broil, toast, heat, defrost, and bake?

First of all, its technology makes use of radiation to heat and cook the food. You need to know that this is not dangerous way of cooking the food because the electricity generated transforms to heat which is controlled. As a result there is never going to be a level that will pose any kind of risk.

In fact a halogen oven is similar to the electric oven and microwave ovens except the halogen bulbs are used. The heat is directed from the halogen bulbs and it is this bulb that cooks the food with the use of a fan to move the heat around. The bulbs are made by companies such as General Electric and will last a long time before needing to be replaced. The halogen bulb is meant to last for many years but can easily be replaced when it does burn out.

The food is placed in a thick, heat resistant glass bowl that enables you to see what's happening while the food is cooking. You can cook everything from a chicken or turkey to steak or pizza. You will even be able to bake bread and cakes.

There are a number of built in safety features in a halogen oven. You will find a high-performance fan that helps control the temperature. It works automatically to reduce the heat when it gets too hot. This fan also controls and balances the heat so that the food is cooked evenly without burning or drying out.

You should not be turned off by the size of a halogen oven. In fact this is a major plus because of the space you free up if you decide to replace your electric range with a smaller cooking appliance. This is particularly important if you have a small apartment size kitchen or you like to go camping, boating or to the weekend cottage.



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