Question by Mary: countertop oven use help. 10 points?
hi, I recently bought a countertop oven. With bake ,toaster etc buttons. Theres a button that I’ve always been unsure of ,which is the the convection button. What will this button do? Will it speed up my baking/cooking time? Burn my food faster? should I reduce cooking time?
Thank you I appreciate any help.
Answer by Graeme Convection normally activates a fan in the back of the oven which circulates the air.
It is designed to reduce cooking time and cook the food more evenly.
Foods cooked in a convection oven cook about 25% – 30% faster than a conventional oven as the hot air is forced around the food. Foods tend to have less moisture loss and fewer nutrients are destroyed in the cooking process.
One of the most important factors when determining which cooking method is most appropriate for your food is the type of dish or pan you are cooking in. If the cooking container blocks the flow of air around the food then there is no use in using convection cooking.
Convection cooking is good for cookie sheets and shallow pans
Conventional cooking Is good for covered casseroles, pans or dishes and deep roasting pans
Question by mama mia: how to use toaster oven?
I was given a Black and Decker Toast-R-Oven…description: white,dials aren’t digital. I am sure it isn’t a newer one. Can’t find manual on line. Never used one. I just need the basic instructions. Please no websites to look for manuals….Just stories about personal experiences. Thank you…my oven doesn’t work and my landlord is dragging his feet to repair it!!
Answer by aknaswonder Love a lazy landlord, huh?
It has a temperature dial, right? Has to.
You can bake potatoes in them, make casseroles, baked chicken, etc. Set your temp, and then you just need to adjust the size of the baking or casserole dish you place in the much smaller oven. It can be used just like a ‘real’ oven with the baking capacity as well as the grilling. I had to do it once upon a time as well . Had no oven, no stove. Just a hotplate, toaster oven and the dreaded microwave. Ah, did have the outside grill as well. What a life saver.
Good luck and keep on the landlord! Sometimes ya just got to wonder about ppl!!! How would he/she like to be in your shoes?
Question by Tiffany: Can you make chicken in a toaster oven?
im thinking about makeing Greenwise Chicken Tenderloins . in a toaster oven. i would fry but i want to try somthin new. yes or no answer plzz. and the right temp if you can make em in the toaster , oven
Answer by JACKIE you can make in an oven that is technically true but im unsure wether it is safe and if it is cooked thoroughlly because you can get certain disesase such as saminella poisining. just be on the safe side and cook it on the stove or in an oven. good luck!
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Question by pink22: Do you guys have a cupcake recipe that cooks in the toaster oven?
Answer by Chanteuse_ar You can bake any cupcake recipe in a toaster oven, the only thing is you may need to cut it in half if your toaster oven isn’t that big. Mine is 12 x 12″ inside and because the heat element is so close to the food and because it’s a convection toaster oven, I usually reduce the recommended temperature to 25-35 degrees below what’s normally called for.
Then I check it a lot after the first 15 minutes of baking.
I’ve baked cakes in it, made meatloaf, roasted vegetables and a chicken in it with no problem.
Question by Hecate: What is the best toaster oven?
I am moving to a small place and need a counter top oven that will do everything accept boil water. I would love to be able to make a pizza, bake a chicken or cake as well as make toast. I can not afford too much, so it also has to be inexpensive. Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks.
Answer by RoyS I don’t have one, so I can’t really make a recommendation, but Amazon has quite a selection that you can browse through: