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Swampguana Donating Member (361 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 04:43 PM
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Poll question: Toaster or Toaster Oven?
I brought this up with a number of people and got some interesting responses...

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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handmade34 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 04:45 PM
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1. my bagels fit better
Edited on Sat Dec-11-10 04:47 PM by handmade34
in the toaster oven... and I can fit more in... ;-)
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 04:51 PM
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2. A toater oven has a lot more flexability that a toaster.
I can do toast, bagels, make half a pizza, small pan of brownies. Pizza bagels are yummy and quick: toast the bagel and butter it, top it with tomato or pizza sauce, then top that with cheese and put it under the broiler in the pizza oven for a few minutes. Can't do that with a toaster.
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 04:53 PM
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3. depends on the toaster oven
My more expensive GE toaster oven takes 12 minutes to make a piece of toast and never gets full temp.

My old cheap one was quick and reliable for years -- wish I still had it. Black & Decker, $19.95.
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Swampguana Donating Member (361 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 04:59 PM
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4. My experience with Toaster Ovens
Edited on Sat Dec-11-10 05:12 PM by Swampguana
usually involves just toast or bagels which always takes a lot longer than Toasters. Since I don't make a lot of different things like elocs I like it as quick as possible.
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 05:20 PM
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5. Just made a piece of toast in my toater oven: 6 minutes.
I usually make the toast while I'm dong something else so time is not a big factor. I can do a lot more with a toaster oven and I don't have the counter space for just a toaster.
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Swampguana Donating Member (361 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 06:12 PM
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6. Not bad
That makes sense. I only use either the toaster oven or toaster in the morning and I am usually rushed. I suppose it would be more cost efficient to use a T Oven for small things like mini pizzas or garlic bread than an actual oven.
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tabbycat31 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 07:04 PM
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7. I like my bread raw
but I do use my toaster oven for so many other things that a traditional toaster would not be used for. I hate the texture of toast and don't like it when anything is toasted, especially bagels (way to ruin a perfectly good bagel).

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GoCubsGo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 10:55 AM
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8. If you live alone, the oven is the way to go.
As others have pointed out, they're great for re-heating a slice or two pizza, making small quantities of garlic bread, etc. I also like them for making single flat bread/bagel/French bread pizzas, and for baking a couple of cookies at a time. I'll make cookie dough, freeze it in logs. Then, when I want cookies, I'll lop off a couple of slices and bake them in the toaster oven. That way, I don't eat the whole batch in a sitting. You can freeze the dough in balls, too, or get those refrigerated break-and-bakes. I'll also cook individual servings of chicken, fish, or the occasional hot dog in the toaster oven, as well as roasting single peppers.

My favorite is cinnamon toast. Butter the bread, add the cinnamon and sugar, and toast it. Yummy! Pre-buttering your bread before you toast, even if you don't add the cinnamon, it gives it a whole different taste. Can't do that in a regular toaster, unless you want to burn down your home.
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surrealAmerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 11:12 AM
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9. Wide-slot toaster.
It will fit bagels or rolls, and it's faster and takes up less counter space than a toaster oven.
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IcyPeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 11:43 AM
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10. toast smells so good!!!
Even though I agree toasters make better toast - I opted for a toaster oven because as stated above, you can do other things with it. I just don't want clutter on my counters - or else I'd have both.

P.S. I love the smell of toast -
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Swampguana Donating Member (361 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 07:18 PM
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11. I don't think tabbycat31 would agree with you
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ChoralScholar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 07:55 PM
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12. Well.... our toaster oven door broke
a few weeks ago, and I replaced it with a Toaster. We shall see which I like better.
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