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Old 04-09-2021, 09:47 AM
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We just purchased this toaster oven because DH loves left over pizza but when we warm it in the microwave it gets soft & soggy. He likes it crisp & crunchy. He doesn't like to heat up the big oven for just one or two slices of pizza. So, we purchased this toaster oven to help with our situation.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Panasonic...ilver/22939550
Now I'm at a dilemma as to what else to use the toaster/oven for other than the pizza & maybe toast every now & then (we have a regular toaster). There were very limited instructions & no recipes at all that came with the machine.
Do any of you have one of these & if so, what all do you use it for? Other than the obvious, what can you NOT put in it? I had thought I would make my morning cinnamon toast in it but instructions say not to put butter on toast before using the oven. Why is that? Will it go up in flame if I butter my toast, then put my cinnamon & sugar on?
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Old 04-09-2021, 11:43 AM
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If it has a Broil function, use it to make grilled cheese sandwiches.
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Someone must have gotten burned by dripping butter thus the reason not to. LOL I have one not as fancy. I bake cornbread, small casseroles, make buttered toast, heat frozen foods, everything an oven will do. For non soggy reheated foods you can't beat an air fryer.
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Old 04-09-2021, 12:18 PM
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Are you aware that if you just have small amounts that toaster ovens save on your electric bill because they don't need 240 like their big brother. I live alone and primarily use the toaster oven because it heats quicker than my regular oven. And it shows on the electric bill. Basically is you can cook it in a reg oven it can be toaster ovened too. Size is the big difference.
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I live alone and use it for making muffins in a 6-muffin tin. Also anything in an 8" x 8" pan will bake in there, for less electricity than your normal oven. I cook fish sticks or popcorn shrimp (frozen) in it too.
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Originally Posted by SeamsSoSimple View Post
If it has a Broil function, use it to make grilled cheese sandwiches.
It doesn't have a broil function.
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Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
Someone must have gotten burned by dripping butter thus the reason not to. LOL I have one not as fancy. I bake cornbread, small casseroles, make buttered toast, heat frozen foods, everything an oven will do. For non soggy reheated foods you can't beat an air fryer.
Oh gosh, if DH learns about air fryers that will be our next "gadget". I'm not telling him that they crisp up!
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that looks nice. i'm thinking of something like that myself. I use the oven for very little and it takes a long time to heat up. thanks for the information.
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We do not have that model, but exclusively use a toaster oven (for now) up at our cabin. The big oven stopped working years ago, so anything that needs baking goes in the toaster oven. I've cooked meat loaf, turkey roasts, chicken nuggets, fish sticks and french fries, muffins, apple turnovers, cookies, and tons of other things. I've never had any trouble with anything burning or overheating. On the plus side, I'm looking forward to being able to cook a large turkey in the new oven that was delivered to our garage up there two weeks ago!
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Old 04-09-2021, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Quiltwoman44 View Post
that looks nice. i'm thinking of something like that myself. I use the oven for very little and it takes a long time to heat up. thanks for the information.
This one has what's called double infrared heating (far & near heating) that requires no pre-heating. I think I would have liked one with a broiling function but DH picked this one out & it's basically for him anyway. I like the pre-programmed features & also the light, medium & dark crust control.
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