do we really need a traditional cooker anymore?

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Re: do we really need a traditional cooker anymore?

Postby mercalia » 24 Jan 2018, 4:54pm

[XAP]Bob wrote:Can they bake a cake?


i havent tried but seems some people do

https://recipes.sparkpeople.com/great-recipes.asp?food=halogen+oven+cake

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Re: do we really need a traditional cooker anymore?

Postby RickH » 24 Jan 2018, 11:44pm

Traditional cooker?

Ours is a 35 year old coal fired Aga! :D

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Re: do we really need a traditional cooker anymore?

Postby LollyKat » 24 Jan 2018, 11:45pm

[XAP]Bob wrote:Can they bake a cake?


Yes, you can make a cake. I also made some very nice bread in it once, though it was a bit small as my Mum, being on her own, had the smallest size Remoska.

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Re: do we really need a traditional cooker anymore?

Postby ambodach » 25 Jan 2018, 6:10pm

I got one of these halogen cookers. Too big for my kitchen and not really all that much use. It was cheap so off to the local charity shop ( which does take electrical stuff). Instead I went back to a Remoska which is much more useful. We had one before for our motorhome and it was great but then my late wife who had Parkinson’s and could get a bit confused washed the lid in the sink. I was not aware of this and it blew all the site fuses! Not a popular move but we used that site a lot and they forgave us.

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Re: do we really need a traditional cooker anymore?

Postby al_yrpal » 25 Jan 2018, 6:52pm

Vorpal wrote:
al_yrpal wrote:12 years ago I installed an induction hob, the greenest and most powerful hob you can buy.


We have a partly induction hob (2 burners, the other 2 are ceramic) that came with our house, and the thing is absolutely awful. It has put Mr. V completely off induction hobs.

Even the conversion plate, which is designed for induction, doesn't work. We've tried cleaning it the hob, putting a little water between the hob & plate/pan, etc. Nothing works.


Ours is a Neff, sounds like yours is a Naff! :lol:

I bought a John Lewis induction saucepan. It took 3 times as long to boil a litre of water than the saucepans we already have! I took it back and got a refund. John Lewis werent interested in my complaint. The cheap thin steel Judge steel saucepans boil and heat the fastest. Expensive le Creuset cookware is also very good.

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Re: do we really need a traditional cooker anymore?

Postby Vorpal » 25 Jan 2018, 7:12pm

al_yrpal wrote:
Ours is a Neff, sounds like yours is a Naff! :lol:

:lol: :lol: sounds about right!
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Re: do we really need a traditional cooker anymore?

Postby cyclemad » 25 Jan 2018, 10:28pm

I have a 4 oven AGA...wouldnt be without it.. Tried other modern fancy halogen etc and couldn't get my head round it ..Plus points ...its lovely and toasty in the kitchen while I type this :)

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Re: do we really need a traditional cooker anymore?

Postby mercalia » 25 Jan 2018, 10:30pm

cyclemad wrote:I have a 4 oven AGA...wouldnt be without it.. Tried other modern fancy halogen etc and couldn't get my head round it ..Plus points ...its lovely and toasty in the kitchen while I type this :)


ah the glass bowl isnt for putting your head in, thats your mistake :wink:

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Re: do we really need a traditional cooker anymore?

Postby Pastychomper » 26 Jan 2018, 10:00am

ambodach wrote:We had one before for our motorhome and it was great but then my late wife who had Parkinson’s and could get a bit confused washed the lid in the sink. I was not aware of this and it blew all the site fuses! Not a popular move but we used that site a lot and they forgave us.


Don't worry, you were doing them a favour by finding the flaw in their wiring. If more than one fuse blew then the first one wasn't doing its job. 8)
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Re: do we really need a traditional cooker anymore?

Postby rmurphy195 » 26 Jan 2018, 6:07pm

I use a mix of oven/steamer/microwave

In the home, veg in the steamer, meat in the oven (or frypan, depending)

In the caravan, veg in the microwave, meat/pies etc. in the little gas oven.

Wouldn't be without an oven, far too useful.
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Re: do we really need a traditional cooker anymore?

Postby SmilerGB » 26 Jan 2018, 6:29pm

I use my slow cooker far more then I use my oven.
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