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toaster ovens

May 8, 2011 - 7:14pm -- Canoegirl

My 20 year old toaster oven died last week. I was wondering if any of you could recommend a new one? I'm in Canada so North American models would be best. We mainly used the old one for making toast and grilled cheese sandwiches, and only occasionally cooked other things. So I'm looking for something small and fairly basic that won't die the day after the warranty expires.  Any suggestions?

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Baking in a Toaster Oven

May 7, 2010 - 9:03pm -- Gourmand2go

Hi all

After two frightening hydro bills, I decided that I needed to investigate more energy efficient methods for baking small items.  Typically I would heat up my full-sized conventional oven to bake a crust for cheesecake which would take 10-15 minutes after preheating for probably 15-20 minutes.  I still intend to use my large oven for bread, but I suspect many other things could be done more economically in a counter-top oven.

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Countertop Toaster/Convection Oven Recommendations?

April 20, 2010 - 8:43pm -- lammie10

Hello! I have been thinking about getting a countertop oven so I can save some electricity since I only bake a little bit every time. I have been reading some threads on here, but still have some questions.

1. Are there differences between using a convection and a regular toaster oven to bake bread?

2. I am on a tight budget... Would the convection ovens priced around $40 or less do a decent job of bread baking?



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Toaster Ovens

October 27, 2009 - 9:26pm -- KittenMitten

Hello all!

Was wondering if baking in a toaster oven is any different from a "normal" oven - the kind that's usually wall-mounted. What is your experience?

I'm not too sure what my current wall-mounted oven is - it does have a heating element on the bottom though.

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Attempt one: Baking with children/Toaster oven

October 13, 2008 - 8:29pm -- cougarrakira

Ok... we tried our first yeast bread today.  I approximately halved the basic white bread recipe from the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook to make a single loaf instead of two, but used double the yeast, since what I had available had been sitting in the closet for at least a year, and probably longer.  We just dumped the yeast into the flour, and used room temp.

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