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Re: Halogen Oven
« Reply #45 on: February 04, 2012, 09:10:28 PM »
I'm certainly happy with the halogen oven I bought from Aldi a few weeks ago - it gets to temperature quickly, and doesn't spike. It also saves putting on the main oven for just a few beads, so I think it is more efficient.
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Re: Halogen Oven
« Reply #46 on: February 04, 2012, 09:16:47 PM »
Have you tested your oven again, Emma?

I hope you didn't put good stuff in when you had your disaster the other day  ???

I should use your ordinary kitchen oven for now, Lizzie - but you definitely need the thermometer for the low temps.
See how you get on then later maybe look for something smaller - and therefore more economical - to use instead  :)
As long as whatever oven you use will keep a steady temperature with no high temp peaks (like cheap toaster ovens often have) it doesn't matter what you use  ;)

I too am pleased with my infra-red oven (an earlier halogen thing) that I was given but prob wouldn't have bought one specially. 

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Re: Halogen Oven
« Reply #47 on: February 04, 2012, 09:22:39 PM »
Not had chance to test it again yet, but I am very impressed, even with my sel-induced disaster.

I was baking old fimo, making some push moulds and the old formula fimo was quite heat tolerant, so no problems despite me letting the temp get too high.

The main thing is, the temp is STABLE. I've never even got this far with any of the traditional tabletop ovens, they were just too spiky and pants to be considered.

So I am really thinking halogen might be the way forward. But - as I said, its VERY early days for me and my halogen oven, so watch this space!

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Re: Halogen Oven
« Reply #48 on: February 04, 2012, 09:29:00 PM »
It would be quite a step, starting to bake your beautiful beads in a new oven after getting such good results in the other one  ???  but if you want to test ideas then it seems like a very economical and easy way to do it - quicker too, as they heat up so fast - and you can go and do something else while they're on  :) 

I'm making some things that need multiple bakings which I wouldn't have considered in the main oven.

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Re: Halogen Oven
« Reply #49 on: February 04, 2012, 10:06:00 PM »
This has always been a concern for when I am making my "working beads" - because I could have 3-4 hundred quids worth of beads baking in the oven at one time, so one burny temp spike could be quite a blow to the pay packet!

But I am quietly confident that me and Harriet are going to become friends  ;)

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Re: Halogen Oven
« Reply #50 on: February 05, 2012, 10:44:29 AM »
Harriet ::)

Does all your stuff get a name?  ;D

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Re: Halogen Oven
« Reply #51 on: February 05, 2012, 03:20:51 PM »
Is Harriet a HOTTIE !!

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Re: Halogen Oven
« Reply #52 on: February 05, 2012, 03:50:29 PM »
Yup, everything of mine gets a name except for printers. They are evil and not worthy of bonding with.

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Re: Halogen Oven
« Reply #53 on: February 05, 2012, 05:45:07 PM »
Only just catching up on this thread. Can someone PM me the link to the Aldi halogen oven so I can see what it's like please?

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Re: Halogen Oven
« Reply #54 on: February 06, 2012, 04:24:16 PM »
I've sent you the link but I doubt if they'll still have it - they have short-term offers.

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Re: Halogen Oven
« Reply #55 on: February 07, 2012, 06:44:49 AM »
Do you have Walmarts over there.

They sell one for $69. US and they have the Original NU-WAVE for $99. US

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Re: Halogen Oven
« Reply #56 on: February 07, 2012, 07:40:19 AM »
We have ASDA who are owned by walmarts. Might have similar stocks.

It seems to me that there are LOTS of models out there, all broadly similar so I think finding one should be easily done.

I didn't get the aldi one, I got a different one. If anyone wants details, just PM me and I can tell you what and where-from

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Re: Halogen Oven
« Reply #57 on: February 07, 2012, 10:26:31 AM »
They really havent hit the market yet here too much .

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Re: Halogen Oven
« Reply #58 on: February 07, 2012, 03:08:46 PM »
My mum bought one a year or so ago - and just ignores it like all her kitchen gadgets! That was the first I had really seen of them I think.

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Re: Halogen Oven
« Reply #59 on: April 18, 2012, 12:38:21 PM »
Hi everyone! (my first post  :) )

I've been trying for a while now to find myself a halogen oven, but it's soooo difficult. Here in Finland we just don't have that kind of ovens at all. So the only way to get one is by ordering it online. But how do I know which one is a good one and which is not  :(. There are so many different kinds in the market and most of them is described that the temp. is up to 250 degrees (C) and that's it. No mentions about how low it starts. And the pictures usually don't give me any help.

Can someone maybe give me a hint what is proved to be a good and steady oven for polymer clays? I'd be forever grateful.

That Aldi oven sounds just perfect.. I could of course contact them and ask about it, but I doubt they still have it not to mention that they would be willing to send it to me...

Hope it is ok to ask this here... I'm driving in to a dead end in this matter...
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