Andrew James has created a halogen oven cooker which offers premium performance at an affordable price, and is a clear leader in the halogen oven market. We’ve put countless hours into researching and reviewing halogen ovens on the UK market but were unable to find anything out there better than this.
It’s reliable, affordable, offers outstanding performance, and comes with a host of free accessories.
Andrew James Key Features
- Includes a spare bulb – easy to replace, ensuring many years of service
- Comes with a two year warranty
- Includes a 128 page recipe book of delicious meals, written by Norma Miller
- 12 to 17 litre glass bowl – excellent capacity, and easily transported
- 1300 watts for quick cooking times
- Easy, one-push operation
- Preset temperature controls take the guesswork out of cooking many dishes
- Cooks without fats or oils for leaner, healthier meals
- Includes many accessories – get started without making additional purchases
Andrew James 12 LTR Premium Halogen Oven Review
Delicious, Healthy Meals
This Andrew James 12 LTR Halogen Oven Cooker cooks without the use of additional fats or oils – yet despite this, meals come out exactly how you like them – flavourful, with just the right amount of tenderness and moisture, since the glass dish traps heat and liquids, allowing food to cook evenly. Nutrients aren’t lost and aroma and taste are retained.
This oven allows you to roast, grill, steam, fry or bake food in half the time compared with conventional oven cooking.
It Comes With Lot’s of Accessories
When you open the box and see what’s inside you immediately come to realise that Andrew James has put a lot of thought and effort into provide customers “All-in-one” halogen oven package. Everything you could possible need is included in the package – just look at all these free extras:
- High rack for grilling
- Low rack for general cooking and oil draining
- Tongs for easy lifting out of hot tray
- Extender ring increases oven capacity to 17Ltr for larger food quantities
- Spare halogen bulb (you get two easy fit, long lasting bulbs with this oven)
- Lid holder stand
- Non stick baking tray
- Steam cooking tray
- Halogen oven recipes cookbook
… the only thing Andrew James has left out of this package is large free range chicken.
It’s Very Easy to Use
The preset temperature settings – which include heating and defrosting – make it easy to prepare and cook many types of foods. And operating couldn’t be simpler – to start the cooking process, simply set the desired temperature and timer, and push down the lid handle. The oven will automatically switch off when the timer stops and will alert you with a ping when your food is ready. Alternatively, to stop the cooking, lift the handle.
Because the food in cooked inside a clear glass bowl you can see the progress of your food cooking. It’s really handy being able to see exactly when your food is browned to your prefered taste – without having to open and close an oven door. Baking cakes with kids is fun too as they’re able to see inside the glass bowl as the cake mixture is cooked and rises.
For easy cleaning and storage, the included plastic base, which isolates the hot glass dish from any surfaces, is removable.
The Andrew James 12 LTR Oven uses “Light-wave Technology” and high performance fan to circulate heat inside the oven, which cooks food evenly and quickly. How quickly? Try between three and five times faster than a regular over. Now that’s fast! It combines fast cooking with the flavour of a slow-cooked meal. Despite the quick cooking times, it consumes only a small amount of electricity.
That’s right, even though this halogen oven will cook for way faster than your conventional oven, it has a surprising low power consumption. And because it uses less power than your large standard electric oven – and cooks faster – it doesn’t need to be switched on for as long, all resulting in a lower electricity bill.
This halogen oven doesn’t just cook – it also heats and thaws food, cleans itself and includes numerous extras to help you delve right in, including tongs, a low and high food grill, a steamer tray, baking tray, lid holder, skewer forks and oven height extender ring. It provides you with multiple cooking options all rolled into one little appliance!
This model is covered free with the Andrew James 2 year warranty. It has a high quality build and feel to a product that’s currently under £40. It’s very reassuring to know that the Andrew James brand is an easy to contact UK based business, just incase you ever have any questions about the product or need spare parts.
Remember how I mentioned that the glass oven bowl is removable? Well, accidents do happen sometimes and if you ever happen to drop and smash the bowl you’ll sleep easy knowing that it’s cheap and fast to have a new ones sent straight to your home. Same thing with the long lasting bulbs, they can be picked up cheaply from Amazon.co.uk or directly from the manufacturer – Andrew James LTD.
It’s Available in Three Colours
Maybe all your other kitchen appliances are black and you think a white halogen oven would look out of place. Fear not, because this halogen oven is also available in black and red, and all at the same price.
Customer Feedback and Reviews
Customers report excellent results with this Andrew James cooker – home-style dry-cooked chips that are fluffy on the inside, crispy on the outside; better results than other brands of halogen ovens; full meals in under an hour; easy, self-cleaning; and excellent service in the rare instance that something goes wrong.
If I could make any criticism of this oven, it’s that it excels at cooking meats, fish and starchy foods – but is occasionally a bit lacklustre when cooking vegetables. Other people don’t have any complaints about vegetable cooking, maybe I get prefer boiled in a pot.
If veggies are a staple in your diet, you may wish to consider an alternate means of preparing them, give it a try first anyway – but on the whole, the Andrew James Halogen Oven Cooker performs admirably, turning most foods into nourishing and tasty meals in no time flat.
You could certainly spend more on a halogen oven – prices can approach £100 – but why would you, when you can get such good performance for less?
I really appreciated the addition of the Norma Miller (author of 27 food and drink-related titles) cookbook. If you’re the type whose stomach enjoys a well prepared and cooked meal – but whose mind stumbles when confronted with a fridge full of raw ingredients, Norma Miller’s expert suggestions will have you cooking up a storm in no time.