A halogen oven is a versatile kitchen appliance that aids in the preparation of most meals at home by using beams of infrared radiation to produce heat.
The fan inside the oven is used to circulate heat around the food placed in it to cook.
The halogen oven can be used to roast, grill, steam, bake, dry and even barbecue. Halogen ovens are best used in households with busy lifestyles, families and those with on-the-go schedules.
Let’s discuss the different meals that can be prepared in the halogen oven.
Roasting in the halogen oven is considered as one of the best cooking methods because you can cook directly onto the base of the halogen. Unlike in the conventional oven, roasting of chicken or potatoes is done beautifully and fast. When placed at the bottom rack, the chicken or potatoes tend to receive direct heat that aids in fast cooking.
The halogen oven provides different cooking methods for potatoes in that, you can bake or roast them. You can also cook beef in the oven depending on your preference. When using a halogen oven, the bottom of the oven should be left clear to let the air circulate freely.
Roasting is made easier provided there is the bottom rack in the oven that is directly placed on the element to hasten the roasting.
Steaming vegetables has never been easier. Having a halogen oven works perfect for these kinds of food.
The whole process is simplified by putting the vegetables needed in a silver foil, wrapping them and placing them in the oven for steaming.
A small amount of water can be put at the bottom of the oven so that more steam can be produced to aid in fast cooking. Salmon fish can also be steamed in the oven.
Cooking casseroles, curries and chilies is done in the same way as in the conventional oven. The only difference is experienced on the time used to have the meal ready. With the halogen oven, you get to have it quicker than when you are using the conventional oven. After having all the ingredients for, let’s say casserole, you put them in the casserole cookware and then place them in the halogen oven. You will have the meal ready in a matter of minutes.