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....the table top ones - a big glass bowl with a halogen light thingy above it. Has anyone any experience whith them?I bought one of theM for my Mother last year as her gas oven had given up the ghost and at 90 she didn't feel it was worth buying a replacement. I have to say that while it worked it was marvellous. However, about 9 months down the line it started to over-heat and the halogen bulb burst.To give the (mail order) company its due, after I had leaned on them a bit, they supplied a replacement "oven" and it's been happily working since it arrived.From my Google investigations I have found that this is a common fault with these appliances. Whilst the instruction booklet says that the halogen bulb must be replaced by a qualified technician most reviews say that it is impossible to obtain replacement bulbs, let alone find a "qualified technician. Does anyone know any different?
Amazon are now selling Andrew James halogen ovens with "an extra easily replaceable bulb". At the moment it just seems to be the 7 litre models that have this but new models are apparently coming out in February so the larger sizes may have the replaceable bulb then.Unfortunately Andrew James halogen ovens don't have hinged lids.
Thanks for that, GA. I'll try and get in touch with them and see if they have any idea if I can get a replacement in case this one goes.Yes, ours has a hinged lid, which statement has probably let the cat out of the bag re my shopping habits!
If you find out that their bulbs will be suitable for the hinged lid models will you let us know? I have no idea how much they will cost. I see IW are selling theirs again tonight and I have to admit that I have been very tempted in the past but have always been put off by the short life of the bulb.
I emailed Andrew James on the 24th but haven't had a reply. Will try again.
Incidentally, the halogen oven is certainly quicker than main cooker because it doesn't require 15 mins heating up but don't run away with the idea that it's a substitute for a microwave as many people in various reviews seem to have thought. Another thing to bear in mind is that you require a degree of determination and bloody mindedness to deal with IW's customer services if anything goes wrong.
"I emailed Andrew James on the 24th but haven't had a reply. Will try again."Just had a reply. They don't sell replacement bulbs but can supply a new lid at a cost of £25. Not much use if you have the hinged lid type as their's are the sit on type of lid.
"If you find out that their bulbs will be suitable for the hinged lid models will you let us know? I have no idea how much they will cost. I see IW are selling theirs again tonight and I have to admit that I have been very tempted in the past but have always been put off by the short life of the bulb."Hi Gadget addict,Not sure if you are stil looking. I was searching around for more reviews, etc before I decide to buy or not to buy one of these and came across this site. If you are stil searching for a replacement, have a lookg at this link, the last comment marked as 5 out of 5 most useful towards the bottom of the page:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wolf-1300w-Spare-Halogen-Oven/dp/B004D4DSIUGood luck !
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