Do you still use toaster oven for cooking? I do, because it still really a better choice for some occasions.
Even though we have purchased a convection oven, our toaster oven is still in the service. Our oven toaster is smaller than the microwave oven. And I am still using it for cooking foods efficiently thou. It helps a lot that is why I can not afford to get it out of my way.
Here's how I use my toaster oven:
1. Heat small amount of foods.
I use toaster oven to heat already baked breads, already cooked lasagna, and some slice of pizza. Because it is a little smaller, it's enough to handle a few pieces for a single meal. Its easy to achieve sufficient temperatures than preheating in a big convection or microwave ovens. Saves time and energy.
We love toasted garlic, nuts, and sliced bread for toppings. A cup of almonds or peanuts is good to toast in a toaster oven, fast and even more crispier. Small amount of nuts toasted and grind for toppings on fresh salads, cupcakes or cake. Or, sliced bread toasted to make croutons can also benefit the toaster oven.
I know there's a lot more to enjoy with the toaster oven. But for me this is a quick help for small amount of foods for a single use. And if there is a need for larger amounts of foods to be cooked or baked, I head on to convection oven.
Although microwave oven or convection oven works as a toaster oven, I always consider the time and size. What is important is that I manage to serve an even tastier meals for the family with ease. And budget matters as well. The faster the oven can heat and cook the foods the less amount of electricity and time.
I therefore keep my toaster oven besides having a good convection oven. They both have different quality and services to offer for the family. If you have any more quirky uses for your toaster oven, drop us a comment below.