Improvise by creating your own Yogurt maker, Mini Oven or Pizza Oven using your Halogen Ovens element head and its metal extender ring together, positioned over your round electric wok / frying pan. You will never go back to ever using a hob or pots and pans ever again! Save loads on Electricity! 😉
I use it over both my 5 liter electric Wok and round electric frying pan, which I cover with the extender ring and element head of my halogen oven so that I have the benefit of both upper and bottom elements. The assisted fan of the halogen oven will stir the heat around, for even cooking, baking and browning. I even bake cheesecakes using this same method, except I bake it over a hot water bath – including both my Creme Caramel Rice and Sago Pudding. I just place the lower rack which comes with your halogen oven into bottom of wok and fill up with just enough water – creating a hot water bath in my wok.
In my wok I make soups, casseroles, cottage pies, pot roasts, lasagnas and moussakas etc. In the 10 liter glass bowl of the halogen oven, I make my Melba toast and Greek yogurt, cream / cottage cheese.
Since I have been doing so – I have never gone back to using a roasting pan, slow cooker, hob, pots or a pans ever again. With the exception of my round electric frying pan. Your wok is the best slow cooker you can wish for. It has its own self-regulating temperature and therefore will not burn your food unless you allow it to dry out. Because it is made of metal, it is a far better conductor of heat than glass and it will brown your meat and give far better flavour to your food than a slow cooker – Try browning meat in glassware, ceramic or porcelain 😉
When I use my wok as a slow cooker, I just turn the temperature (Kambrook Wok) down to around 2.
Make sure, if you do purchase, that preferably you do it at the same store and that they both fit together and are round.
How I make Melba toast from a whole loaf of bread all at once in the Halogen oven: Using a whole loaf of sliced bread, within about 20 – 30 minutes, if you slot it into the higher metal rack which comes with your halogen oven (inside your glass bowl) and not touching the floor but resting on your lower rack to keep the moisture away. You will then always have Melba toast ready for breakfast. You may then use your bowl to store your Melba Toast, without the need to remove it. To refresh, all you need do is just instantly reheat it, without having to change ship 😉
Cotpie Tip: Toss broken bits of Melba toast into your food processor, crumb and mix with grated cheese for a crumbled cheese topping to your cottage pies and lasagnes etc.
Chicken Schmaltz and Grilling Tips: Place chicken thighs in your wok onto the halogen oven’s lower rack, positioned inside your wok and then just tip out all you lovely chicken stock and schmaltz caught in bottom of you wok, into tubs which you may refrigerate – I have never needed to buy cooking oil again. I just buy more chicken thighs and if I have too much, I switch back to chicken tender of fillets. You get the idea
Don’t forget the golden rule: The most delish fat and golden brown chicken stock comes from grilling chicken thighs. You may also do this with fatty pork cuts or any other fatty meat cuts because there is a lot of good fat in meats. There is really no need to buy cooking oils at all! ;).
The most beautiful pizza, is made just like bought, in my electric frying pan – covered with the halogen oven’s element head, placed onto its extender ring positioned over it. In this way, it doubles up to make the most excellent pizza oven! 😉
If you would like to bake or steam in your wok: Pour a little water into bottom of wok. Place your round lower metal rack which comes with halogen oven, into the bottom of your wok with your cake pan resting on top of it. You may cover your pan with a large upturned dinner plate – which is what I always do just to be safe. However your wok lid is sloped – so that the water (steam) does not drip directly onto your food.
If you need both upper and bottom element to dry bake (not steam) then cover your baking just with your halogen oven head placed onto its metal extender ring. I tend to worry about my element so I just put a little water in the bottom. I just don’t know why 😉
If you are just steaming – use your halogen oven’s extender ring over your electric pan or wok, without the element head and just cover it with the lid of your wok.
If I am steaming or baking a pudding or a cake: I always (just to be safe) cover my baking with an upturned dinner plate – So if any steam drips onto it, it will run off.
You may also cover your baking pan or bread pans within your wok, with an identical upturned cake pan, positioned over the existing one that you are baking in. To see an example, watch these beautiful Yorkshire Puddings baking https://youtu.be/vUUTyObwnq And if you would like the recipe for my delish Yorkies – then you are more than welcome to click here.