Cuisinart Toaster Oven
Why a Toaster Oven?
I'd never had a toaster oven and could not see the point of having one. I always thought a toaster and a stove oven were sufficient. My husband on the other hand had had them before and he was very keen on replacing our toaster when it wore out with a toaster oven. After, listening to him say to me over and over, "Try one Sue, you may like it", we set out to find one we both could agree on.
After looking at various ones we chose the Cuisinart. Not only does this oven make 6 slices of toast at the same time, it will broil, bake, reheat and defrost. Am I happy that we purchased a toaster oven? Yes very, and I'll tell you why below.
Ways I Use My Toaster Oven
Whenever I make spaghetti, rather than turning my stove oven on to bake garlic bread, I use my toaster oven. This saves on my electric bill and doesn't heat up the kitchen like the stove does.
My boys love to eat pizza. Up until we got the Cuisinart they'd make them in the microwave. They find that store bought pizza's taste much better when cooked in the toaster oven.
At Christmas and New Year's, or when entertaining we make a lot of appetizers. During these times the Cuisinart is a blessing. The turkey, ham, or roast will be taking up most of the room in the oven, so the sausage rolls, mini quiches etc., can be easily heated up in the toaster oven.
Baking pies and cakes are a breeze. Small batches of cookies are baked with ease.
When your large oven is in use and you want to have warm or fresh buns for dinner, pop them into the toaster oven.
Do you currently own, plan to buy, or have no use for a toaster oven?
© 2013 Susan Zutautas