Question by Bryan K: Why does it say on the back of TV dinners not to use a toaster oven?
I was wondering why all tv dinners say not to use a toaster oven. My kitchen is totally disabled and I need to cook up some food in my new toaster oven with convection!
Any ideas why all the TV dinners say no toaster oven?
Answer by Brutally Honest Probably because the trays are not made of tin foil anymore, but a more combustible material that — if it gets too close to a heat source (such as the heating element of your toaster oven) — would catch fire.
Question by vivib: Would it be more energy efficient to?
Use a toaster oven or my big oven?
I often bake a tray of brownies with my grandchild. I use the big oven, which is new and pretty efficient, can not feel any heat coming off of it at all.
I was wondering about toaster ovens, years ago they used more energy, but I wonder if the newer ones would be more efficient for small items such as brownies, frozen pizzas etc.
If so , which is a good one to purchase?
Answer by Uncle Dud It is much more cost and energy efficient to use a toaster oven. As far as electricity used we are talking at least 4 times as much to use a regular oven. I even cook meatloaf and bake bread in my toaster oven to save energy.
Question by kiwigurly89: Broken oven…landlord?
Ok so my oven has been nroken for 17 days now! My fiance called on the 1st of Aug. to tell my landlord that the oven isnt working, she said she would have somone look at it. So, a week later she sent a maintenace guy to look at it and he couldnt fix it. So we called her again to find out what was going on. She told us that someone from the gas company was coming on friday but they never showed up. So we called her again today and she said they would be here before 4. It’s almost 5 and they close at 5. We think she’s just saying that to shut us up. We called the gas company a few days ago and they said they have no record of her calling. They said they dont even have record of our apt. complex. We havnt been able to cook anything so weve been having to go out to eat or just make sandwiches. I dont know what to do…this is ridiculous! Is this legal??
Answer by cookinkvn The management is required to fix your oven, but, unfortunately, in your case it may take a while. You may want to consider buying a counter top oven from a shop that sells used appliances. These can range from a simple toaster oven to a rather sophisticated convection oven. You can even find a decent price on a new one. This would be an inexpensive way to solve your immediate problem and you would have a back up oven if this ever happens again.
Question by Marly: Can I cook parmesan-encrusted tilapia in my toaster oven? (This is pretty urgent: I’m hungry!)?
There are Conventional, Convection, and Deep-Fry instructions, but no toaster oven warnings, nor is there a warning against it as some things often have. I’m sure I won’t die if I cook it ’til it flakes with a fork, but I want to know if any quality, flavour, or nutrition (significant amounts) will be lost in doing this.
Worth noting that it’s frozen; I talked mom into buying it for me at Sam’s Club.
Answer by Dottie R It’s fine to cook it in the toaster oven using conventional oven methods as long as you don’t overfill the oven.
Question by Folie X: Oven / Microwave Combo in the U. S.?
I’m looking for an appliance that can convert from a microwave to a toaster oven. I’ve seen products like this abroad, but I don’t know where I’d look to find one in the United States. Help?
Question by Rouni: Looking for a toaster oven. Which brands or models will safely hold a 9×11 casserole/cake) dish?
Our oven died, and it’s my house that takes a big ‘bars’ dish to the thanksgiving gathering. Pumpkin bars or such. I’ve never owned a toaster oven before, and would like to know which brands are best at holding a 9×11 baking dosh. (I think it might be bigger. I never measure, I’m the heart and soul type of cook.) I see a lot of good toaster ovens at Target but many appear the same size. Do they all have a bake feature? Thanks for your time and help!
Answer by Karen L They all bake. There will be a bake setting on the dial. Some have a convection or fan bake feature which is very useful. Just take a tape measure to the store and measure the inside of the ovens. Most of them should take a dish that size but I haven’t measured all the makes lately. However, they’re not the greatest for baking things that are sweet, or things that need higher temperatures. The elements are too close to the pan, only a couple of inches unless you buy a very large countertop type oven, and even if you have a heavy pan they can burn the bottom of things before they’re cooked. Therefore, toaster ovens are best at baking casseroles and meats, things that cook quickly, things that won’t burn easily or that you can turn the heat down without affecting the cooking much. They aren’t that good for cakes or bread, or brownies and so on. I’ve made quiche in mine.
Why don’t you make some kind of no-bake bar, like Nanaimo bars? There are tons of those and some of them are really good.