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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.

The Best Ice Cream Scoop Recommended By Family, Friends, And Ice Cream Parlors

There are so many ice cream scoops available on the market today, from mechanical dishers to the spoon-like ice-cream scoop to ice cream spades, to ice cream paddles and even to an electric ice cream scooper and some plastic scoops. Some are coated with Teflon while other are electrically heated. But there seems to be only one ice cream scoop that is preferred by many ice cream parlors, families, and friends alike the SuperEze Ice Cream Scoop. It has received some of the best ice cream scoop reviews i have ever read from happy customers.

Before digging into why the SuperEze Scooper is preferred by many households and ice cream parlors, it is best to understand some of the basics of ice cream scooping. Todays ice cream production processes have evolved to such levels that ice creams are much harder than they previously were. As such, it is important to look for an ice cream scoop that can easily dig into slice through the ice cream like slicing a hot knife through butter the ice cream and seamlessly release it onto the serving plate or cup.

Now, while some would not like to consider the hemispherical ice cream scoop with the scraper built-in as the perfect utensil for the job, for many families and ice cream parlors, it still is the epitome of the original ice cream scoop that was invented in 1897 by Alfred L. Cralle. Some would say that a single-piece simple design is a lot better than a mechanical metal ice cream scoop. I beg to disagree. If their only gripe is the incidence of ice cream getting stuck in the scraping mechanism of the mechanical ice cream scoop, then they simply havent tried the SuperEze icecream scoop yet. This disher scoop has fully functional mechanical parts which allow me and my friends, and I am sure many ice cream parlors as well, to dig scoops after scoops of ice cream without the mechanism ever getting stuck.

True to the original design of the 1897 ice cream scoop, the SuperEze scoop uses stainless steel(metal scoops are the best) for its hemispherical scoop giving it superb scooping abilities. It is dishwasher safe and I simply dont have to worry about BPA or even harmful chemicals leaching into my ice cream. Besides, I already have an excellent array of stainless steel utensils in my kitchen so I am not about to disrupt that with either plastic scoops or aluminum ice cream scoops. I can also be sure that my SuperEze Scoop will last for as long as I live. Who knows, even the children of my grandchildren will still be able to use it?

My friends and the ice cream parlor owners I have talked with are right. The SuperEze ice cream scoop really is super easy. It makes scooping ice cream so much fun, so effortless. Because of its patented cog and ratchet system, I couldnt feel any pressure on my wrist and hands. Best of all, this scooper can be used in either hand (it's just as effortless as a right or left handed ice cream scoop). I have a friend who is left-handed I was just amazed at how easily she scooped a dollop of ice cream into her party mug. It's as good as an of the commercial ice cream scoops on the market.

Perhaps what really sold me on the SuperEze Icecream scoop is its versatility. I have been using it to make perfect balls of melons, meats, canapes, and even rice, as well as using it as a cookie dough scoop. Technically, the SuperEze scoop added a new dimension to my otherwise limited culinary skills.