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Infrared Convection Oven

Updated on April 13, 2013

What is a infrared convection oven?

A halogen infrared convection oven is a new way to cook, roast, boil and bake which achieves much better results than a conventional oven. The infrared heat is distributed more evenly by the convection currents created with a fan, and this means faster cooking, more even browning and roasts that are done throughout without any burning. A IR cooker also uses a lot less energy than a normal oven

You can do everything in a halogen infrared turbo oven that you can do in your normal one - the difference is speed and ease of use. The best part: most infrared ovens take very little space and are counter-top models even though you can can roast a whole chicken in them.

Not microwave

Infrared heat is not the same as microwave and a halogen convection oven does not cook from from inside out like a microwave does. Anyone who has tried to make a bit more complex meals in a microwave knows that it just can't be done - and if you try, the food just doesn't taste like it should or it gets burned. sticks to the plate or ends up bone dry.

Infrared cooking cooks more evenly and easily gets you a nice browning and roast surface - without burning the meats.

-Click to view the infrared Flavorwave Turbo Oven shown above-

Halogen infrared cooking is lowfat, quick and easy

Secura convection halogen oven
Secura convection halogen oven

A Infrared convection oven cooks the food with heatwaves from halogen lamps.Yes, more or less the same type of halogen you have in spotlights and reading lamps. A convection oven of course has a halogen beam that is much more powerful and radiates heat on levels that easily cook anything within range..

Low-fat cooking? Infrared heat provides the answer.

Since the food is mainly heated from above and around, from the circulation of the fan, there is less of an issue with food sticking on cooking surfaces, compared to a normal oven, a quality non-stick frying pan, or even microwave.


Infrared convection oven reviews of the Secura are generally very positive and highlight the ease of use. You can cook food in a infrared convection oven without using any fat at all and if you place your steak on a grid, the fat simply runs off while it is being roasted.

Pressed for time? Infrared cooking is fast!

A counter-top infrared oven can make a turkey, lasagna and any other foods in less than half the time it normally takes. You don't need to thaw frozen foods and it still gets you a tasty and juicy result. Once you are finished - just pop the bowl into the dishwasher.

Infrared Flavorwave
Turbo Oven

Big Boss
Rapid Wave Oven

Small halogen infrared counter-top oven

Secura Halogen Infrared Turbo Convection Countertop Oven MINI, extender Ring;tong;cook Racks CO-05MH
Secura Halogen Infrared Turbo Convection Countertop Oven MINI, extender Ring;tong;cook Racks CO-05MH

This is the small version which is perfect for single or small households. Cooks, boils, bakes and roasts just like the bigger one.

A infrared oven like this one is the logical choice for anyone wanting to make all sorts of meals with a low-fat ambition.


Full size infrared convection oven

Secura Digital Turbo Countertop Convection Cooking Toaster Oven 798DH
Secura Digital Turbo Countertop Convection Cooking Toaster Oven 798DH

This is a full-size digitally controlled infrared oven.

Big countertop halogen oven that cooks, bakes, grills, fries and steams much faster and more energy efficient than a normal oven.


Moringware Infrared Oven including extender

Moringware HO1200M-WR Infrared Halogen Oven with Extender Ring
Moringware HO1200M-WR Infrared Halogen Oven with Extender Ring

This is a toprated infrared oven. The included extender ring allows you to roast big meals.

This halogen convection oven measures 13 inches and can take 8 pounds of meat or a 16 pound turkey!


Books and recipes for infrared cooking

Cooking with Convection: Everything You Need to Know to Get the Most from Your Convection Oven
Cooking with Convection: Everything You Need to Know to Get the Most from Your Convection Oven

Cooking food in a infrared oven is similar to a normal convection oven but it is faster - and gives more even results. The best recipes for infrared cooking take this into account and also focus on low-fat recipes that you can cook quickly.


Ever tried a infrared oven? Want to try one?

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    • Tony Cooks profile image

      Tony Cooks 

      6 years ago

      I am surprised infrared ovens are not more popular. I think people are wary of them for some reason, but once you try one and see how easy they make your life in the kitchen, you can't be without them. Nice lens - thanks.

    • TolovajWordsmith profile image

      Tolovaj Publishing House 

      6 years ago from Ljubljana

      I have infrared oven for years and it is great investment. Just be careful: it doesn't have as much space as conventional oven (what is fine if you plan right) and you need some time to adapt to nuances where the procedure of preparing the food is different.

      Overall: I really recommend it!

    • kindoak profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      @TransplantedSoul: The cool thing is, this type of oven can do every type of meal: cook, roast, fry, etc and it does it with nice browning and surface.

    • TransplantedSoul profile image


      6 years ago

      I have never tried an infrared oven. They look well suited to smaller family sizes, or empty-nesters. It seems wasteful in many cases to use a full sized oven - and these cookers look like that provide a good alternative.

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      6 years ago

      Nope! But certainly interested in one now!

    • Camden1 profile image


      6 years ago

      I haven't, but I would love to cut down on cooking time.

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      Auntie-M LM 

      6 years ago

      No I haven't, but it really looks interesting.


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