Toaster ovens are no longer just glorified toasters. If you haven't thought about this mini oven design recently, you might be surprised at the wide variety of foods you can prepare using the latest models. In fact, you can cook pretty much anything you want. You can brown and crisp meats, cook whole eggs in their shells, roast chicken, cook pizza, even make desserts, cookies and cornbread. Many party hosts use a toaster oven as a key element in presenting hot food to guests in record time.
Some toaster ovens include a baking pan, but you may want to get other rated-safe bakeware to fit a small toaster oven. Since size is important, you need to know the oven’s interior capacity measurements as well as whether the racks are adjustable. To buy the best toaster oven for you, you should determine what foods you will be cooking/baking in the oven, then find models that have bake, broil, toast, bagel, pizza, keep warm and other settings you want.
Why buy a toaster oven?
A toaster oven can also serve as an alternative to a conventional oven. It's typically more energy-efficient, takes less time to heat up and cool down, and tends to create less heat in your kitchen. You can save energy by choosing a convection toaster oven with an interior fan that prepares your food much faster, and at lower temperatures. Teach your kids to safely use a toaster oven to whip up an after-school snack by themselves, and don't worry about them making a mess. Many toaster ovens have a crumb tray to catch fallen pieces of food and use cleaning wipes to take care of any other spills.
Toaster ovens: quick with breakfast.
Many people use a toaster oven to make their morning breakfast in a snap. As a countertop oven, your toaster oven can easily be placed next to other appliances like your coffee bean grinder and espresso maker to streamline your breakfast routine. You won’t have to sacrifice quality for speed because a countertop convection oven can quickly prepare a wide variety of your breakfast favorites, like biscuits and gravy, scones or breakfast quesadillas. A smart speaker can provide you with the morning weather and traffic reports, and you’ve got the recipe for a perfect breakfast routine.