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Old 09-23-2021, 01:14 PM
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Well, DH & I went to a local "down home, country cooking" restaurant (one of our very favorites) yesterday & ordered a take-out meal for a treat since we haven't eaten out in almost 2 years. Of course, we ordered way too much so I'm going to freeze some. We ordered the Chicken Fried Steak Fingers (appetizers) & I put together a few veggies to make a good meal. Well, today I used my Toaster/Oven to heat up the steak fingers (355 deg. for 5 1/2 minutes) & they were delicious. The batter on the steak fingers was good & "crunchy" just like they were yesterday. If I had heated them in the microwave, the outside "breading" would have been soft & soggy.
So, I'm still lovin' my T/O!!!
http://www.kelleysrestaurant.com/pea...restaurant.php

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Old 09-23-2021, 01:41 PM
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Agree. Microwaves are good for some things. Crispy is not one of them. We got a Ninja Flip which functions as a toaster oven/air fryer, toaster, keep things warm, broiler, bake, etc. It has replaced several appliances and flips up out of the way. I never did have a toaster oven. But, needed something to crisp things up.
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Our toaster oven is on its last legs. But it has faithfully reheated, baked, and roasted one and two person meals for at least 10 years. I don't think it owes us anything. Ours has a rounded back so that a 12 inch pizza fits. I would definitely look for that feature again. But the Ninja looks really interesting. Guess I should do some research. DH is Keto and uses our big oven more than I do. He makes his own granola, crackers, muffins... I as thrilled when he started baking for himself.
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Old 09-23-2021, 05:58 PM
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I few years ago I finally but the bullet and bought a Breville Toaster/Convection oven. It wasn’t cheap but it’s the best thing I’ve done in appliances. I haven’t used my regular oven for years!!! I have been through a few less expensive ones (way under $100) and they were ok but never great. My Breville can just about anything. I niw use my microwave for heating up soup, etc. (and sometimes when I’m just in a hurry for food!&#128516. Otherwise I use my little winder oven, I don’t have a rounded back for large pizzas but we don’t need it - we go to MOD when we eat pizza or I just get myself a slice when my husband isn’t around. Plus a small frozen pizza is more than plenty for just me,

There are several brand names that are considered on the expensive side but it’s really worth the $$$ to get a good appliance.

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Originally Posted by GingerK View Post
Our toaster oven is on its last legs. But it has faithfully reheated, baked, and roasted one and two person meals for at least 10 years. I don't think it owes us anything. Ours has a rounded back so that a 12 inch pizza fits. I would definitely look for that feature again. But the Ninja looks really interesting. Guess I should do some research. DH is Keto and uses our big oven more than I do. He makes his own granola, crackers, muffins... I as thrilled when he started baking for himself.
I have that rounded back feature too, but I find you need to rotate the pizza half way through cooking to get it to cook evenly. I love my toaster oven, just made an apple crisp in it last night. Not the least of its features is that it shuts itself off!!
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I too have a toaster oven. Rarely ever use it. I just bought a Ninja Foodie. It was kind of expensive, but it was well worth it. I cooked some dried beans in it the other day. Took 15 minutes to cook. Can also have my fried food without all the fat.
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Hubby got me a Ninja Foodi last spring to replace the Fagor one we have had five years. I love how much this little powerhouse of an oven does it all, and so well! A Must have for the summer. But, I think it will be a year round appliance since it is so big and handy.
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