Why would you need a toaster oven? What is this king of oven actually being used for? A toaster oven is mainly being used forasting, broiling, and reheating food in a kitchen. There are many different kind of toasters. The latest two-slice slots toasters typically operate on a power level of somewhere between 600 Watts and 1200 Watts. The time to toast a slice of toast bread can range from 1 to 5 minutes.
A toaster is not necessarily a toaster oven and many people find out the hard way. A toaster oven is used as a substitute or mini-version of a regular oven. It heats up faster than a normal oven, allowing it to bake and broil faster while saving money on electricity at the same time. Often a slow heat cooking solution is embedded in a toaster oven to allow the preparation of various different kind of foods.
There are 3 kind of toasters that you can buy today: normal pop-up toasters, toaster ovens, and convection toaster ovens. The normal toaster ovens is larger than a pop-up toaster and can be compared or described as a mini electric oven. A pop-up toaster toasts slices of bread that are vertically inserted into the 2-4 slots (depending on the version you have) and ejects the bread when done after 3-5 minutes. These pop-up toasters are also used to toast English Muffins and sliced Bagels.
A convection oven better utilizes it size by moving the hot air evenly through the baking area – resulting in food that is prepared very well and evenly hot. It actually works faster in preparing your food – especially when it comes to breakfast. These types of ovens are usually more expensive and larger than a standard toaster, but they can cook food very fast at a lower temperature. It is also an energy-saving oven of some sort due to the shorter cooking times.