As my main oven is fairly small i can only get a small joint at the bottom and a tray of roast potatoes at the top in it. I bought this oven for things like yorkshire pudding or stuffing. Having read in several reviews, here and elsewhere, that the oven seems to be hotter than set i conducted a little experiment. I put the rack in the top position and hung a thermometer from it so it was roughly in the middle of the oven. I put the tray over the bottom set of elements and using the bottom element only (i didn’t want radiant heat to affect the thermometer) i heated the oven to various settings and compared the setting to the thermometer. I have to add that i can’t vouch for the accuracy of the thermometer. These were the results:- s (setting) 100, r (reading) 155 :/: s 150, r 190 :/: s 200, r 225 :/: s 250, r 260. It seems the hotter the setting the more accurate the thermostat. Now knowing the variation i can now use the oven with confidence. It sits nicely on top of the microwave, the external dimensions being roughly the same and i shall be using it probably more than my main oven as i’m only cooking for two and most meals only involve one item to be cooked in the oven.
I had this oven for about fourteen months and it stopped working. Most likely because i use it quite often as it is much more energy efficient than my standard oven. I contacted the company on how to go about with the warranty, and they took care of everything. I literally got the replacement within just a few days of contacting them. This is a great little oven, i absolutely love it. Great features, and andrew james is a fabulous company as they were very courteous and so fast in replacing it.
This wonderful little oven is quite outstanding. Delivery was very quick, and setting it up was a doddle. After successfully cooking a pizza for starters in 2/3 of the recommended time i thought i would try a joint of beef. After warning the family that sunday lunch may not be as good as usual ( new oven ) and checking that my roasting tin and lid would fit inside i was ready to go. The dials are very easy to work out and i was very impressed to find that the timer knob has an ‘on’ position that means you don’t have to keep re-setting the time as it just stays on. Usually, i put the meat in the oven about 9. 30am, but i decided to leave it until 10. It was absolutely beautiful, done to a turn and i have saved money at the same time. It looks good, fits neatly into a corner on my work-top and bakes and roasts just as my big double oven does but at a fraction of the cost. I would definitely recommend to anyone.
I have had my oven for nearly 2 years and love it, i use it daily and it cooks perfectly. I am a single man in an all electric flat and i truly believe this oven has paid for itself twice over with the savings on electricity. I have grilled, roasted and baked in it all with good results.
- Thank goodness for two–year warranty
- confidence to use it and its fab does a good job for the money
- great, just dont trust the timer
Andrew James Mini Oven Electric Cooker and Grill – 20L Fast Heating Toaster Ovens at 230°C with Timer Rack & Baking Tray – Small Enough for Table Top Use – 1500W (Black)
- 20 LITRE MINI OVEN WITH GRILL — The Andrew James 20 Litre Mini Oven with Grill in a classic design, is great for those kitchen areas where space is limited and ideal for use in places such as caravans, holiday homes, office canteens and student housing. It is also great to have around the home as an extra oven during preparation for large meals or when you need a tabletop oven for temporary use. The space inside the oven is suitable for 11″ pizzas or a small chicken.
- 1500W TABLE TOP GRILL & 230°C COOKER — With this 20 Litre Mini Toaster Oven with Grill you can cook everything you would in a conventional oven with the added benefit that you will save time and money on your energy bills. Electric Mini Ovens are more energy efficient and cheaper to run than conventional ovens as they use less energy and they take less time to heat up and cool down.
- 60 MINUTE TIMER & COOKING ACCESSORIES INCLUDED — The Mini Oven features a 60 Minute Timer which allows you to set a timer in 5 minute intervals. It also includes a Stay On Function and an acoustic signal for your convenience. The Mini Oven comes with a chrome plated grill rack, enamelled baking tray and a handy gripping tool for easy removal of hot baking trays and grills
- 2 YEAR MANUFACTURER’S GUARANTEE — Shop with confidence, as the Andrew James 20 Litre Mini Oven with Grill is covered by a 2 year manufacturer’s warranty.
- 5 COOKING FUNCTIONS & CONVECTION FAN — The Mini Oven is features five selectable heating functions for all your cooking needs from roasting, grilling and baking to cooking casseroles, crisping pie crusts and reheating leftover meals. The function dial allows you to easily select your desired function. When cooking using the convection fan it moves hot air evenly around the food as it cooks meaning you don’t have to worry about turning your food half-way through cooking to ensure it cooks evenly
We’re just back from more than 30 years in the usa, where “toaster ovens” are almost standard kitchen equipment, and there are dozens of choices and a wide range of prices in stores and online. The one we left behind (a cuisinart) had a crumb tray and an interior that slid out for cleaning, and that was a huge plus over this model. I’d recommend this andrew james option to anyone not able to import their own from the other side of the pond. But i have to wonder why the opportunity to learn from long-time makers abroad was ignored. Update oct 27 2015: all good things must conk out eventually, it seems. Our mini-oven is used most days, and all of a sudden, the grill (the bit we use the most) died on us. Power fine, fan running, bottom element still working, but. No more grilled kippers, bacon, lamb chops etc. ? are you reading this, andrew james?update feb 1, 2016: aj made good on their 2-year warranty, and a replacement oven is working brilliantly.
I’ve bought two of these – one is used for powder coating metals for which it is perfect – the other cooks my meals. I’ve found that for cooking you have to adjust down cooking times as it too powerful and easily burns food. Size is good – it’s smaller than my microwave. It comes with a baking tray which you will want to protect (i cover mine with foil) – if you damage it you’ll have to find another which fits the guides. First thing i did with mine was chicken thighs with roast veg – delish.
I’m so pleased with this oven. It heats up in no time, the controls are simple and effective to use and cleaning is a doddle. I hardly use my full size oven now, this one is so much quicker and more convenient. Delivery was excellent too, so five stars all round.
We’ve been using this for several months now and i’m pleased to say that it’s holding up very well and we’re really pleased with it for the price. It faithfully follows the recommended cooking times for fan ovens – so pleased to have things actually cooking to time, rather than all the unpredictability of our previous gas oven. If i had any minor criticisms (and they are minor) they would be that it could do with being about an inch deeper (as a lot of pizzas have to be bent very slightly to get them in). Also, if it came with another baking tray that would be great (includes one tray and one wire rack). Overall though, it’s very very good and i’m pleased with this purchase.
The instrumentation is more functional than the previous version but the build quality is poorer. It still kicks out better heat than some other models and is reasonable roomy for what it is. It is a bit prone to slipping on the work surface and a set of anti slip feet would be an improvement. I need reading glasses but if only the print was a little bigger i could read it without them. Are manufacturers short of ink that they use unnecessary small print. How about making the numbers and symbols a bit bigger mr james. 22/6/2015 well it has survived around 2 years now so time for a review. As one would expect the numbers and symbols are still too small and with nonstick feet it still slide around the work top. However it still works as well as it ever did. The little tray and the rack that came with it are pretty sticky to get in and out not assisted by the nonstick feet problem.
Very quick delivery and a very neat little oven. Sadly however, the performance is very disappointing. The instructions are extremely poor as the little dots in the instructions do not seem to do what the corresponding oven symbols claim to do. 3 different cook people (all much more experienced cooks than myself) all held different opinions as to what the instructions meant.I tried cooking cauliflower cheese, and despite having pre-heated the oven as required, and then giving it 10 minutes less than the package required, it still burned the cheese on top, whilst the cauliflower was not completely cooked. The dial settings on the mini-oven are so very tiny and faint, that i had to use not only my specs, but also a torch, to read themas learning how to use it successfully will be a case of trial and error, all the uncertainty has left me feeling reluctant to use it – so meantime i will probably just be using it for cheese on toast, and using my microwave for other cooking.
This oven is great for me as i do not bake (not that it couldn’t do that) but it is fine for roasts and casseroles etc. I am hoping it will save me money in the long run as my gas oven takes too long to reach working temperature. My only beef is not with the oven but the lack of oblong or square dishes with lids on the market in this country that are the right size to make full use of the ovens capacity. You can pick up oval or round but that wastes a lot of space. It does look good on the worktop and as others have said it gets very hot on the outside.
Having tried other brands of small grill\ovens with limited success i have to give the andrew james appliance a solid 10 out of 10 mark for ease of use and practicality. Baking and grilling small items was a dream with full control over temperature and timing settings. I found the added advantage of re-heating items via the convection settings was a bonus. The appliance is easy to keep clean with the removable lower spillage tray, and when using the upper grilling elements i found it best to leave to door slightly open on the first door stop as this will prevent any condensation from building up on the glass. All in all a first rate product at a low price.
Oven arrived promptly and well packed. Unfortunately every time i heated it up the trip switches went in my house. Tried various plugs, same result. Next day rang their customer centre and they could not have been more helpful or friendly. Within a couple of days a new oven had arrived and this one seems to be working fine. I would therefore sum the experience as a bit mixed because the first oven was faulty, but andrew james could not have reacted any better when informed of the fault and i would certainly buy from them with confidence again.
The item was purchased to help my elderly mother. The convection oven is excellent as it can be placed on a work surface and is in easy reach and the controls are very easy to operate. My only complaint is the delivery of the goods by the yodel delivery driver. He continued to ring the door bell till my mum answered the door, then called her a “slow coach” because it took her some time to get to the door ( she has a mobility problem) he then made a comment that my mum was not a dolly bird but an old biddy. He told her to hurry and sign because he was late for the next delivery and would not assist her by taking the item to her kitchen he said he was late and that it wasn’t his job. I feel you need to look into the delivery company and maybe re thing using them.
Works well, replaced a very similar previous model when the elements gave out, so that might be a weakness. Cheap enough to not bother trying to repair, which is not very ecological, but recycled the metal corpse (now using the timer to charge a hand drill battery) uses much less power and less space than a conventional oven. Uses rather too much power for a caravan, but great anywhere short of space where a full sized oven can be deleted. You may have to cut the edge off the biggest pizzas, but unless you are catering for 4 it shouldn’t be a problem. If you are catering for 1 and it’s still too small then i have to say you should cook it in sections.
I am the only one in this household so this oven is a godsend. Heats up so quickly,my big oven takes 30 minutes. The food tastes better and i’m enjoying every part of this oven. If and when it breaks down i will buy another andrew james 20 litre convection mini oven.
I bought this item to use in my tiny short-term kitchen area even though the serious one particular was getting gutted and refitted. It has been totally amazing. There are only two of us, and in conjunction with my microwave this was great. I managed to prepare dinner roast dinners, toast merchandise, heat plates, stew casseroles, hold foods warm, grill chops/sausages/bacon etcetera. I would hardly ever have coped with no it. It took up so minor space and was quick to thoroughly clean as well. I am hanging onto it now as an crisis oven need to mine break down and possibly to lend to my spouse and children users to consider on their holidays far too. If you need to have a mini oven, this one particular is an superb value and it wont disappoint.
Was a bit cautious of it to start out with but have crafted up self-assurance to use it and its fab does a fantastic work for the revenue. Not utilised the grill however which is what i acquired it for will get there at some point. Started by heating up completely ready meals and then cooking chips and progressing to sunday lunch, it does take a bit for a longer period than a standard enthusiast oven but cooks fantastically. Pretty delighted with my andrew james mini oven and it also saves me money on the electric power utilised to cook. Would reccomend as a subsitute for a conventional oven.
I bought this oven to switch a tefal oven that i experienced been using for fairly a range of yrs and located that in comparison the andrew james oven is pretty gentle (moves forward when pulling shelves towards you) propose employing oven gloves when taking away foodstuff, as a result keeping away from receiving burnt as the outside the house of the oven receives very very hot. I also obtain that employing the grill + fan when grilling food items is finest. I also use the top and bottom heating features + supporter when roasting meat etcetera, which i am pleased to say cooks the foods to perfection. It certainly does the job for which it was meant and i consider that i have acquired benefit for my income.
I purchased this oven about 18 months back when i fell pregnant for the reason that i could not stand the odor of cooking in the house (thanks to morning illness that lasted my overall pregnancy). It has lived in the garage it can be complete daily life and for my overall pregnancy was our sole cooker. It has completed us very pleased, cooks almost everything perfectly and is nonetheless heading solid. 1 of the knobs did not work appropriately when we very first ordered it but the business were very rapid to switch it. Okay, it is a cheep cooker, it does get a bit incredibly hot on the outside the house, and in all probability cooks a little bit on the superior aspect, but for the value it definitely is fabulous.
Not as superior as my outdated a single which died right after 8 yrs, andrew james. . Which is why is i intentionally chose very same organization. Just genuinely aggravating that it not extremely straightforward to convey to how extended to go on cook as a little bit obscure with the timing change – convert button really approximate & often have to check out on ideal location cos not properly pictured on machine location. . But acquiring made use of to it and trying to keep an eye on cooking as i go just dont acquire the timer as ‘gospel’.
It lasted just over a 12 months, and just about the warranty interval, and the top bars have stopped performing, so it is really only prepare dinner from the base bars which is rather useless for a mini grill/oven. The timer went a minor whilst back, but it failed to subject considerably as i just made use of a kitchen timer. Not goodupdate:it essentially experienced a two-12 months warranty and would like to apologise for my oversight. I contacted the vendor and instructed them i did not have the initial packing box. They requested for a photo of the appliance with the electric wire reduce near, which i did. They then sent a substitute quite immediately, which will work fine. I have thus upgraded my preceding evaluation from 1 star to 4 star. Strictly speaking , it is really 3 stars for the appliance and five stars for their client support.