Hi all, I recently received my quarterly bills for gas and electricity and realised, on checking the past year's bills, that despite hikes in fuel charges, I have managed to save £70 on my electricity bill in the last 12 months! How this has come about is that the oven on my electric cooker broke 12 months ago and when I saw the prices for new ones and considered the installation cost, I looked for alternatives. I ended up buying a mini oven from Argos for £40 plus a 3 year warranty which covers not just breakdown but accidental damage too, for an extra £9. I wasn't expecting much but it has proved to be a fantastic little oven, plenty big enough for two people. It just plugs into the socket like any small appliance and there is not one time when I have wished I still had my old oven. You can fit, for instance, 2 pies and chips, a full size pizza (my son loves pizza, I don't!), casseroles (although I tend to use my slow cooker for them), a roast chicken and potatoes, a cake, stews, (not all these things at once!!) - anything you can do in a large oven, but of course you are only paying to heat a small area instead of a big oven, and this is where the saving must arise. It also has a grill. Another big plus, it is very easy to keep clean. It sits next to the microwave and between them, plus the rings on the top of my old cooker, there is nothing you can't do. You can also buy them with two rings on top should you need them. I also find it easier to use as it's on the worktop, so no bending. It also has a timer, up to an hour. As I said, for two people it's a brilliant piece of equipment that I wouldn't be without. The one I have is:-
It has good reviews on Argos, but there are bigger ones, more expensive ones, stainless steel ones. Well worth considering!