Future of Counter Top Cooker Appliances. Toaster Oven, Roaster,
Toaster oven, or Counter Top Roaster, or whatever. Many people use their small appliance to cook things bigger than toast. This looks promising. I see a future in this.
"counter+top+oven" alone produces 350 results, in kitchen and appliance forums.
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http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg1021241512358.html Do you love your toaster oven?http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/appl/msg1214104819721.html Breville toaster oven
a typical remark:
... have been using it to cook everything ... toast, pizzas, roasts, full size casseroles, chicken tenders, cookies, dinner rolls. It's a 'must have' in my kitchen even though it does take up a lot of counter space. I love the idea of creating a cubby for it. I'm also curious to hear Breville's response about the clearance as it does get pretty hot on the sides. ...
... never used a TO until we remodeled.... we got the Cuisinart TOB-195. It's convection and fits a frozen pizza. We used it every day, several times a day and it worked great! But, we did need to use potholders to open it as it did get hot, as I recall. However, since I had not considered a TO during the design phase, I didn't make a place for it ...
... amazing! We've done cookies, bagels and toast, small pork roast, and frozen foods. It's much nicer than nuking the leftover pizza...
Lesson learned? Is it that there is call for a small capacity cooking appliance?
If this is the conclusion, I think I'd rather have it built in than sitting on the counter. It will cost more, to be insulated. But I think that's what I'd ruther.