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    • Citygirl1
    • By Citygirl1 5th Aug 18, 5:18 PM
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    Mini Oven vs Full Size Oven
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    • 5th Aug 18, 5:18 PM
    Mini Oven vs Full Size Oven 5th Aug 18 at 5:18 PM
    I've had a mini oven for the past few years and really like it. I live on my own and will have just one chicken breast so its fine for that, saves heating up a big oven just for one thing, also if I do anything like a lasagne its OK as I just use the one shelf.

    However, the hobs on it are no good now and not heating up properly. I don't use them often as I now do veg and fish in the microwave and now I boil pasta in there but it is handy to have a hob for when I need it.

    I don't know whether to go down the full size cooker route as I think its the hobs on mini ovens that aren't very good, though the actual oven is very good and heats up quickly.

    If I stay with the mini oven how do I get round the hob issue?
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    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 5th Aug 18, 5:25 PM
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    If it works well for you up to now, get a separate hob (or two). The savings in electricity -v- a "proper oven" are massive and you might find yourself not bothering to "turn the oven on just for this little thing". Just get separates: mini oven & separate plug in hobs.
    • Citygirl1
    • By Citygirl1 5th Aug 18, 6:57 PM
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    Thank you for this. I feel this is best the route to take. I won't make use of a full size oven. The separate hob is a good idea as then I can buy another mini oven without the hobs on the top.
    • PollyWollyDoodle
    • By PollyWollyDoodle 5th Aug 18, 7:37 PM
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    If you've already got a working microwave then you probably don't want to replace it, but I love my combi oven - if I'm just doing a chicken breast or a piece of fish that's what I use, and it does jacket potatoes brilliantly.

    I do a lot of baking so I would not be without my full size cooker, but you can also bake in a combi although I haven't tried it.
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    • rach_k
    • By rach_k 5th Aug 18, 7:47 PM
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    If it's just a hob you want, I saw Ikea now do a one-pan portable induction hob for 35. It's compact and the display one was hanging on the wall with a standard hook so they must be light. You could get one, two or three of those for far less money and far less hassle than buying a whole new oven and hob!
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    • 6th Aug 18, 7:00 AM
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    I've only used my full sized oven twice. For two Christmas dinners.
    • Farway
    • By Farway 6th Aug 18, 2:55 PM
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    Thank you for this. I feel this is best the route to take. I won't make use of a full size oven. The separate hob is a good idea as then I can buy another mini oven without the hobs on the top.
    Originally posted by Citygirl1
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    • BBH123
    • By BBH123 6th Aug 18, 4:18 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 4:18 PM
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    I have a mini oven and a separate 2 ring hob and they work / suit perfectly fine for me.
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    • ScarletRibbons
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    • 6th Aug 18, 5:00 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 5:00 PM
    Hi, I've got a combi microwave, and a medium size halogen oven. Also, I use my slow cooker and pressure cooker, so hardly use the big oven now, unless the family come round for a meal.
    Baking in the combi, I've done scones and they were fine
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