Choosing the best toaster
oven for your Home
The toaster oven is fast becoming one of
the must have kitchen appliances for many family homes. Throughout the
United States more and more people are purchasing toaster ovens along with
the more traditional appliances that are usually found in the kitchen such
as cookers, refrigerators and washing machines.
|The versatility of this kind of kitchen
device means that many people can benefit from owning a toaster oven.
Generally, these types of ovens are energy efficient and there are a large
selection of different makes, models and styles to choose from.
All of the different ovens that are
available come with many different features and programs that can help you
to cook a wide range of different things. Regardless of the need or
requirements of anyone who is in the market for a new toaster oven, due to
the wide range and selection that is available they can be sure to find the
best toaster oven that will suit your needs exactly.
Before buying a toaster oven it is
important to consider what sort of oven you require. You could opt for a
special toaster oven such as one that has a rotisserie feature or one that
has an infrared oven that can shorten the cooking time of many different
You could opt for a more conventional
toaster oven that offers you a multitude of different solutions so it will
be more likely to have more cooking capabilities. Some of these types of
ovens are easily capable of toasting, boiling, baking, broiling, roasting
and defrosting, making them the perfect addition to any kitchen. Combined
into one small and stylish kitchen device, this type of oven can also act as
pizza oven, toaster and rotisserie cooker. Depending on the size of the oven
they can be great to cook anything from a couple of slices of bread to large
chickens and even pizzas.
The more expensive types of toaster ovens
will usually come complete with a glass covered door that are more energy
efficient, offer better insulation and safety features. They will also have
a timer and maybe even a temperature display which will be incredibly
helpful when cooking and makes baking even easier when using a toaster oven.
Compared to a regular oven, a toaster oven
will use a lot less energy, yet will still have many, if not more of the
features that you can commonly find on a normal oven. This could also help
to reduce energy bills, saving you a considerable amount of money in the
Some of the most common types of cooking
that a toaster oven is capable of is as follows:
• Conventional – This is on all models of
toaster ovens and works in the same as a regular oven, with an electrical
heating element at the bottom of the oven is used to cook food.
Convection – This works by circulating hot air around the oven and comes
as an option to most conventional toaster ovens.
• Broiling – This is great for cooking chicken breasts, steaks, pork chops
and fish. It can be a healthy way to cook too as the fat is quickly and
easily drained away from the food during cooking. This is option is found on
many types of toaster ovens.
• Infrared – This works by using light energy to cook your food and can use
up to 40% less energy than an oven that uses hot air to cook. It is a very
safe and efficient way to cook and leave foods full of flavor instead of
drying it out.
• Rotisserie – This is a great way of cooking chicken or pork and it means
that you can great that great tasting meat, just like you find at your local
When buying a toaster oven you should consider a few key factors that could
play a deciding part into what sort of toaster oven you choose. Important
factors are cost/budget, size and what options and features are available on
the particular oven you are looking to buy. It might help to give some
thought to the points below before making your purchase.
• Size – Consider how big the oven you will buy need to be. If you have a
small kitchen or cooking area then you might only have room for a small
toaster oven. If you are planning on cooking whole chickens, large frozen
pizzas of baking bread ten you will probably need to buy a larger oven.
• Cost – If you are looking at a large oven that is full of the latest
features and options then you will obviously pay more than if you were
purchasing a conventional toaster oven. Also, depending on the brand of the
toaster oven this could also determine how much you are likely to pay. Ovens
made by leading brands such as DeLonghi, Black and Decker and Sanyo will be
more expensive but they will be of higher quality and have more features.
• Features – It is important that you consider what features you will need
to cook the food of your choice. Features can include anything from none
stick coating, automatic ejection racks and baking trays. What features you
choose will also play a part on how much the oven will cost so think about
this when deciding on your budget.
• Versatility – Next, think about what type of cooking you will be doing. If
you mainly enjoy eating roasts then it will probably be in your interest to
choose a rotisserie oven. Because of this you might be able to forgo some of
the features that can be found on other toaster ovens to ensure you get one
that has superior rotisserie features and that is available to best meet
• Ease of Use and Aftercare – Pay close attention to how easy the toaster
oven is to use. Ask for a demonstration in the shop, or if you are looking
online read reviews on what other people have to say about using the oven.
Also make sure the oven is easy to clean, with parts that can be removed and
are dishwasher safe, to make cleaning even easier.
• Reviews – The last and one of the most important things that you need to
know is what people are thinking about the different toaster ovens available
on the market. The benefit of toaster oven reviews is that you avoid
problems by reading the opinion of people who actually bought a toaster
Copyright © 2000-2018 Hints and Things
All Rights Reserved.
No portion of this site may be reproduced or redistributed without prior
written permission from Hints and Things. All trademarks & copyrights
throughout Hints and Things remain the property of their respective
Hints and Things cannot be
held responsible for any information given on this site nor do they
necessarily agree with, or endorse, the views given by third parties.