Last Updated on October 17, 2021
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- Michel James Direct Oven Cooker (Editor’s Choice)
- Bredeco Halogen Oven Cooker (Luxury Choice)
- Daewoo Deluxe Halogen Air Fryer (Best Value)
Sometimes you just don’t have space for a huge oven in your apartment, for those times a nifty and great halogen oven might just do the cooking trick. If you are thinking, “Hey that sounds like the old-timey bulb, that halogen thing”, then yes, you’d be correct. Halogen bulbs, if you are old and tall enough to change one, make a lot of heat. The best halogen ovens use that heating technology and make it into a magical cooking one.
A basic halogen oven contains a halogen bulb (or more), a bowl, and a fan that circulates the heat around as evenly as it can. That is all there is to it. The halogen bulb produces heat, the fan throws it around, and the bowl keeps the food and the heat contained. The simple functioning and smaller footprint of a halogen oven make it a great addition to a kitchen. Sure, if you want to have a conventional range cooker, you can do that as well but you won’t be able to move it around easily like you could with a halogen oven.
Overall, if you are short on space or funds to get a big oven, then a halogen oven is a much cost-effective, space-efficient, and healthy choice. It even costs less than most air fryers out there, although they both can yield different results when cooking. With a halogen oven, you won’t need to preheat or thaw either before cooking making it an ideal choice for people who always forget to take out the meat well before dinner time.
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The Bredeco Halogen Oven Cooker is around three to five times more efficient than a regular oven. This depends on what you want to cook and it is generally true in practice as well. The multifunctional halogen oven is great for grilling, baking, steaming, toasting, frying, and even warming food in a timely manner. The heating element in the lid has a great temperature control of up to 250c and the heat is evenly distributed around the container thanks to a fan.
The Bredeco Halogen Oven Cooker can cook stuff evenly, although you may need to flip big pieces during cooking. As the heating is coming from the top, the top layer of the food is crispy and delicious. Thankfully the included low and high cooking racks lessen the differences in consistency. We love the overheat protection features, the device also turns immediately off when you lift the top handle.
- Good capacity tempered glass container
- Max temperature of 250c
- Comes with a cookbook
The Daewoo Deluxe Halogen Air Fryer is a powerful halogen oven that comes with some really neat features. By neat, we mean self-cleaning features, which in turn keep the machine neat and clean. Jokes aside, the large capacity of the Daewoo Deluxe Halogen Air Fryer makes it an ideal oven for a full roast or a meal that serves at least 5-6 people. The inbuilt variable timer allows you to set the timer for the food to cook and sit back. The oven will do the rest.
The self-cleaning function is amazing for someone that doesn’t want to do all the hard work after a meal. Simply fill the container with warm and soapy water and that’s it. The Daewoo Deluxe Halogen Air Fryer also comes with must-have accessories that include an extender ring, lid stand, 2 mesh trays, an oil bottle, a set of tongs, low and high racks. This allows you to cook the food however you want without the worry of accessories. Want to make fries with the chicken pieces? You can do that.
- Includes a lot of accessories
- Self-cleaning is a lifesaver
- Variable timer is a great
While we listed Michel James Direct Oven Cooker as the budget choice, the truth is the difference is marginal among each option at best. So this is not exactly the budget choice simply because many others are closer to this price point. It is certainly the most inexpensive halogen oven on the list but provides you with a premium experience. The large 17-liter container allows you to roast, steam, grill, or fry your food without much effort.
The Michel James Direct Oven Cooker heats up immediately like other halogen ovens and saves you electricity bills in the long run. The oven comes with an extender ring that allows you to expand the oven from 12 to 17 liters of capacity. There is a great timer function as well as an instruction booklet to help set up and use the oven.
- The cable has a heat resistant cover
- Safety switch and timer function
- High capacity and good power
Need something that uses less electricity and still cooks your food faster than a microwave oven? Then the Sentik 12 Liter Premium Oven is made for you. The smart-looking halogen oven comes with all the features you’d need for your cooking needs. While there are some amazing microwave ovens available, you save on not only your power bills but also space if you are just cooking for a couple of people.
The Sentik 12 Liter Premium Oven we tested came in white color. There are two analog dials on the top of the unit that allow you to change the temperature as well as set a timer. There are two simple lights as well indicating the workings. The container is of 12 liters capacity so it won’t be able to fit a lot in it, still enough to cook a whole chicken though. The unit comes with free low and high racks as well as tongs.
- Easy to use analog controls
- Comes with free accessories
- Efficient and powerful cooking
Quest makes some of the best home appliances and their Quest 43890 Halogen Oven is no different. It is a top-quality halogen oven that works fast and efficiently. The multi-functional cooker uses convection and infrared light to prepare meals for you in a short amount of time. Unlike conventional ovens, you don’t need to preheat this one either. Just plop the food in, turn the cooker on and that’s it.
The Quest 43890 Halogen Oven cooks over three times faster than a standard oven and is easier to operate as well. Hot air gets circulated around the food and does a great job of evenly cooking it. You can use the racks to separate food as well making it easy to cook everything in one go.
- Super easy to set up and use
- The 12-liter capacity is nice
- No need to preheat anything
In the market for a healthy and easy to use halogen cooker, then the Schallen Deluxe Halogen Cooker is one of the best options available. The 17 liter capacity of the oven makes it a great choice to cook for multiple people. There are included accessories that help you in cooking more in one go. The high and low racks make it easy to have multiple stories of food cooking at the same time.
The variable temperature of the Schallen Deluxe Halogen Cooker allows you to perfectly cook whatever you want to make. The controls range from 125c to 250c ensuring you can completely cook food and won’t leave anything raw. The cleaning feature is easy as well, all you need to do is fill the bowl with warm and soapy water and activate the self-function.
- Low and high racks are great
- Cleaning the unit is easy
- Carbon heating bulb
The Zizzi Halogen Convection Oven brings easy baking, steaming, grilling, and even roasting to your kitchen without taking up a lot of space. If you are tired of your stove smoke and don’t want to invest in a bigger stove fan, this is the best way to go. The Zizzi Halogen Convection Oven is capable of even making fries without any oil, which are crispy and tasty just as you like them.
There are two dedicated analog dials on the top that allow you to control the temperature and set the timer. The halogen oven cooks food evenly and almost 3 times faster than a traditional oven as well. Overall, the 12-liter heat resistant glass bowl does a remarkable job of holding a full meal in it.
- Simple and easy to use
- Analog dials for control
- Automatic self-cleaning features
The Tower Halogen Oven Cooker is not actually tower-shaped but does work amazingly. Although we are disappointed that it is not actually a tall halogen oven, it does its work remarkably well, that is cooking stuff with little to no oil. The 12-liter capacity is more than enough for a moderately sized family. The triple power of halogen, convection, and infrared makes short work of everything you put in it.
The Tower Halogen Oven Cooker comes with a number of free accessories as well. There is an oil bottle, two mess trays, tongs, low and high trays to help cook you more efficiently. Overall, the halogen oven is one of the best ones around and is available at a reasonable price.
- All accessories are included
- Good capacity to cook meals
- Works fast and efficiently
The Classic 12 Liter Halogen Oven keeps things classic, it comes with a lid that provides heat, a bowl that keeps the food and heat in. That’s all there is to it, of course, there are additional accessories included in the box too but the basic principle is just that. There are simple analog controls on the top of the lid that allow you to control the oven. The glass is heat resistant and see-through so you can easily see the food being cooked.
- Simple, easy, and user friendly
- The analog controls are smooth to use
- Good 12 liters of capacity
The SQ Professional Glitz Halogen Oven is a 12-liter capacity halogen oven but comes with an extender ring that can make it a 17 liter one. The 1400 watts of power make it a rapid cooker that doesn’t need to be preheated for it to work well. The unit comes with a protective basket as well as a two-way rack. There are simple dial-based controls on the top that let you adjust the timer as well as the temperature. Overall, the SQ Professional Glitz Halogen Oven is a simple and straightforward halogen oven that will make you healthy meals in little to no time.
- Dial based controls on the lid
- Protective basket is a good addition
- Comes with a steamer ideal for vegetables