So you’re looking to buy a toaster oven? Awesome! Now you need to know the various features that are available in toaster ovens these days. For one, not all toaster ovens are created equal. They vary greatly in quality, price, and features.
But basically, most toaster ovens are pretty much the same. You put the bread in, push down on the handle, and the toaster oven will go to work. There are various settings you can choose from that will allow you to have a lighter or darker bread when it comes out of the toaster.
The second thing to look for in a toaster oven is quality. You want a toaster that’s made by a brand name that is going to last you a long time. It doesn’t make any sense to make item purchases if they aren’t going to last or offer subpar performance. If you don’t use a toaster oven a lot, then maybe a cheap toaster will be perfect for you. But if you use a toaster oven every morning to make toast, then you’re going to want a high quality, mid-priced machine.
Convection Toaster Ovens
Convection toaster ovens are similar to real ovens in the way they cook food. Toast, broil, bake, and other convection settings are commonplace on these models. It works using air convection, using heated air that rises to cook the food. Unlike other methods of cooking food, there aren’t any hot spots.
Meaning, the food is cooked evenly throughout. You can easily cook meals like 12″ pizzas in a convection toaster oven. They are similar to the ones you can find at a gas station and can help make a homemade pizza something truly great. Some even have a rotisserie feature, allowing you to make kabobs, chickens, pretty much anything you like that needs to go around in a circle to cook.
Bread Toaster Ovens
Bread toaster ovens are great for everyday mornings. They traditionally have two bread slice capacity but there are new toasters with six slice capacity. These are of course more expensive than the two slice capacity toasters but they allow you to get more toast done in less time.
These are ideal for families that have more than two people, families with kids, etc. If you buy the six capacity toaster oven you should only look for the toasters that are made by a high quality manufacturer to ensure that you are buying an item that’s going to last.