The heat distribution system in a standard halogen oven makes it able to cook move evenly when compared to a conventional oven. A halogen oven typically includes a fan in the cooking chamber that distributes heated air throughout the internal chamber.
As of 2015, a halogen oven can also cook a standard meat dish, such as a whole chicken, at three times the speed of a conventional oven. Certain brands of halogen ovens also allow users to cook two things at the same time by including two separate cooking shelves. The container of a halogen oven is also typically made of glass, making it easy to monitor the cooking process.