February 01, 2005

Toaster Ovens

Does anyone have a toaster oven they particularly love or hate? Our basic Black and Decker model, that we got when we got married seven years ago, is dying a slow and painful death. It now only toasts one side of the bread and doesn't even manage to do that very evenly. It's time for it to go. We don't need the fanciest toaster oven that can roast a small chicken, just something that can make decent toast and perhaps melt a little cheese on it now and then.


My sister just got a combo microwave/toaster that she's all excited about. I have not seen it yet, but according to her the toaster is on the side. How weird is that?

Those toaster ovens that combine radiant heat with circulating hot air may be worth looking into.

Posted by: MarcV at February 1, 2005 12:30 PM

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Posted by: Frazier at February 1, 2005 12:34 PM

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Posted by: Frazier at February 1, 2005 12:35 PM

I took a look, and we have a Delonghi. This one seems pretty reliable - we've had it for at least five years. Mrs. sometimes makes tortilla pizza in it with no ill effects, so it sounds like it might fit the bill. Sorry - I have no particular model to recommend.

Posted by: skinnydan at February 2, 2005 07:42 PM

Our long-lived Black & Decker toaster oven died a few months ago, so we got a new B&D and it promptly caught on fire. For some crazy reason, we bought another one and it's doing well. That's my 2 cents. :)

Posted by: angie at February 3, 2005 12:28 AM