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What is a Toaster Oven?
Home Foods & Drinks Food
By: Chris Puetz Email Article
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What are toaster ovens? When the microwave ovens became main stream, many people predicted the end of the toaster oven. But now over 40 years later toaster ovens are still around and a hot selling item, because they can help to cook many different foods and food specialties. Toaster ovens not only toast bread and other food items, but also perform functions such as baking and broiling. For heating open-faced sandwiches and cheesy pizza, a toaster oven is a necessity so to speak. Try the same thing in a microwave and you would be disappointed with the results.

For lots of people, a toaster is a daily part of celebrating breakfast (and lunch and maybe even dinner, too). At a first glance the toaster seems like a very simple kitchen device (some call it even a kitchen appliance), but some questions always do come up. As an example, how exactly does the toaster toast the bread? How do all of the different settings work? How and when does the toasting device know that the toast is ready to be eaten? The device uses infrared radiation to heat a slice of bread. When you put your bread in and see the coils glow red, the coils are producing infrared radiation. The radiation gently dries and chars the surface of the bread. An internal timer turns the toaster off automatically and at the same time releases the tray so the toast pops up. The timer depends on the settings you choose before starting to toast. The settings can usually be changed by turning a little knob or by using a slider to adjust the timer setting. Once the timer reaches the end a spring-loaded tray pushes the toast to the top.

Overall I assume you know understand how a toaster oven works and functions. If you're shopping for a toaster oven, you're going to have many options to choose from. To ensure you get the best price without sacrificing performance, compare prices online before you buy. It usually does not matter if you buy online or offline as you will get the same quality. Some people need the visual experience of touching and feeling a toaster in the store, while others are Ok with pictures and reading reviews.

Find out more information about toaster ovens and convection toasters and read toaster oven reviews at the Toaster Oven Reviews web site.

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