Question by chess_black_jack_poker: do toaster oven have any health concern ? i know microwave oven is bad for you.?
i just bought a toaster oven from walmart.
Answer by artistandmuse
No toaster oven cause no health problems unless you burn your food or bread in it and then eat it. Burnt food is not good for you.
Benefits of the Toaster Oven
We bought a toaster oven off Craigslist for just $ 20, and I love it for the following reasons:
1. Heats food slowly and naturally like a standard oven.
2. Uses less electricity than standard oven – for a small family, you can bake practically anything in it for far less time, because it doesn’t have to heat up such a large space, as in an oven. This results in using less electricity (although the differences are not drastically significant). I bake casseroles, toast bread, reheat leftovers, and thaw food (on those forgetful days!) all in my toaster oven!
3. Simplifies your kitchen – no need for a toaster or a microwave, and even an oven at times! Why do we need so many different appliances and gadgets? Why not simplify by choicing options that can accomplish two or more tasks in one!
4. Don’t have to heat up the whole kitchen! Especially on a hot day, this is a great alternative than the oven!
5. Works as a warming oven- keep already cooked food warm before serving! Another advantage is when you have multiple things needing to be baked, when needing to cook two things at different temperatures -
6. Easy clean up! If something spills, you simply pull out the tray!
7. Great for small places and reasonably priced!
Just some things to consider…
Microwaves are thought to destroy and deform food molecules. In fact, one study published in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture found that broccoli “zapped” in the microwave with a little water lost up to 97 percent of the beneficial antioxidant chemicals it contains.
So what’s the rush to possibly destroy some of the nutritional value of your food? Other concerns have been possible connection to cancer, brain tumors, immune system deficiencies, and the list goes on. There is indeed much controversy over the health concerns of microwaves, and I am not totally convinced of the harmfulness of its use, but I am just providing some food for thought, and maybe we should all step back and consider. Why would Russia ban the use of microwaves in 1976? Interesting to note.
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