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MMGEIER Posts: 81
9/5/12 10:45 P

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My neighbor said she got hers at Kohl's so I'm going this weekend to check a few places. It's about the size of a microwave. I'll let you know how I make out!

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9/5/12 6:19 P

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I would LOVE that! I've never seen one with a rotisserie. That must be a big/tall oven!

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MMGEIER Posts: 81
9/5/12 10:31 A

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Good morning group, I am looking for a new toaster oven that has a rotisserie on it. Any suggestions? My old oven will only toast now so need to upgrade. Thank you.

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8/12/12 12:22 P

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I have a 12" and I virtually never use my regular oven - I use my toaster oven for everything. I cook 10-12 oz roasts with veggies. Fish in a bag. Casseroles. Hamburgers/bacon/hot dogs.

It never occurred to me to use it for eggs, though, so that's a new idea.

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8/8/12 10:39 A

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Sorry, I thought you were baking them whole.......

Yeah, I have done something similar, I found a recipe here on Spark and adapted it. I put some sliced ham on the bottom to make a "cup", added anything else I wanted like mushrooms, green onions, etc, and then pour in the beaten eggs. Baked then froze them and then just grabed one on my way out the door to work. By the time I got to work, they were thawed. I didn't bother to heat it up though

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BLBST36 Posts: 349
8/8/12 10:25 A

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I really don't have a recipe for my eggs. I take a yolk and egg white with a splash of milk and mix it up. If I want any meat in it, I mix it up in there, too. I throw it in the ramekin, top with cheese and bake for about 15 minutes - until they are still a little underdone - the egg shakes, but only a little bit. That way, I can reheat them at work during the week and they won't be over cooked. although, anything heated in the microwave will be heated outside in. Still a risk there

They might come out a little spongey, I don't know. Never really thought about it. Lately, I really tend to make eggs the night before on the stove and slightly undercook them so that when I heat them in the morning at work, they aren't overcooked

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8/6/12 4:03 P

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I use my toaster oven a lot in the summer time. One of my favorite meals is one I got from weight watchers. It's a healthy take on english muffin pizzas. Take an english muffin, split it in half, add fresh basil leaves or spread a little pesto on the muffins. Add sliced tomato and add your favorite cheese .....

.....That sounds yummy!



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Last night I made a fish dinner for my husband and myself in the toaster oven and it turned out delicious. I used a disposeable oven pan (small) and dressed my fish and cooked at 350 until done. Okay I admit I used microwave broccoli with cheese sauce.

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CLAYLADY001 Posts: 372
8/5/12 7:45 P

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It is interesting that so many people use toaster ovens,Hubby bought me one a few years ago but it took up so much room in the kitchen that I put it to use with my Polymer clay projects exclusively now I don't have one and do miss it!!If I can't use it in my little kitchen I just won't have one but love the idea of cooking outdoors with one in the summertime.Tonight I am grilling some chicken thighs for dinner on our grill which is sitting on our front porch and out of the weather so I can grill all year,Hubby isn't able to do much anymore so I do all the grilling and of course almost everything else.Well time to start dinner,CLin Ore.



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8/5/12 6:02 P

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I actually put our toaster oven, crockpot, bread machine, and portable gas grill out on our back porch. I refer to it as my "summer kitchen".

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8/5/12 5:59 P

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I have a friend who uses her toaster oven in the summer, set out on her balcony so it doesn't heat up the apartment at all. She says she basically cooks absolutely anything she would ordinarily cook in the oven. She was baking a chicken breast yesterday.

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8/5/12 12:16 P

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I use my toaster oven a lot in the summer time. One of my favorite meals is one I got from weight watchers. It's a healthy take on english muffin pizzas. Take an english muffin, split it in half, add fresh basil leaves or spread a little pesto on the muffins. Add sliced tomato and add your favorite cheese (they used reduced fat monterey pepper jack in the original recipe), and toast in the oven 'til the cheese melts. Yum!

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8/5/12 10:11 A

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I used my toaster oven for mostly toast. :) But if we're having company it makes a great second oven. (Think...Thanksgiving)

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8/2/12 1:35 P

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When I bought my toaster oven, it said that one could use any glass except clear glass. And I put it to the test and guess what, it broke. Something about the clear glass not being tempered the same way coloured glass it.....

I have made scrambled eggs in muffin tins but never the full egg. I would love to know you you do them so the yolk does not explode. Please????

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MMGEIER Posts: 81
8/2/12 1:29 P

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Care to share your baked egg recipes? Everytime I try to do eggs in the toaster oven they come out all spongey.

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8/1/12 4:40 P

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when i actually bake anything I typically do it in my toaster oven because it's that much smaller of an appliance to heat up and because it sucks less electricity. i have done muffins and banana bread although that's a hit and miss. i tend to stick to the big oven for that now. i will do some cookies, esp if they are the prepackaged stuff... allows me to control portions.

When i eat french fries, I do them in there. No problem with texture. and my chicken fingers too. I use the original pan that came with it but i lay down parchment paper. I think parchment paper is key to ensuring stuff turning out nicely.

Have fun and try everything! :)

Interestingly enough, though, I do not do my grilled cheese in there. Uh uh. That's for the stovetop hehe

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MMGEIER Posts: 81
8/1/12 3:14 P

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I have used glass in my toaster oven before but dish was so old is cracked in the dishwaher on last washing. Thanks for the ideas. Last night I made a tuna melt in my oven. It was so nice not to have to use the microwave or heat up large over for that. I toasted the english muffin first, applied tuna, topped with cheese and under the broiler. YUMMY. Keep the ideas coming. FYI - I'm not very good in the kitchen, kinda learning how to cook all over again. Happy day to all.

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BLBST36 Posts: 349
8/1/12 8:29 A

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Another thing I do is break things into ramekins. I can make as many or as much as I want and it is in convenient single serving sizes. Corelle made the ones I have that are 16 oz and come with a plastic lid to store in the refrigerator.



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7/31/12 11:52 P

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I actually found a set of small set of glass cookware at a Goodwill store... it took me forever to find glass products. I didn't want aluminum or metal coated products.
I have been using these for years, and a friend just told me that he thought one was not supposed to use glass in a small oven as the heat may be too intense, but experience has proven that wrong so far...

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MMGEIER Posts: 81
7/31/12 10:41 P

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Where did you find the smaller glass dishes?

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MMGEIER Posts: 81
7/31/12 10:40 P

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What a great topic! Living alone and working two jobs I kind of forgot about my toaster oven. I stopped at Bed Bath & Beyond and picked up a 4 piece non stick baking set. Can't wait to make muffins and try new recipes for the smaller oven. Can't wait to hear everyone's ideas. I love the veggie idea!

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7/31/12 8:34 P

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I use my toaster oven for everything from toast to cooking small portions for just myself, I had a problem finding glass cook ware that would fit in it, right now there is a chicken breast baking in it right now.
I love my cheese toast as a bed time snack.
But I can cook for just me and not heat up the entire oven for a 2x4 inch pan.

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BLBST36 Posts: 349
7/31/12 3:35 P

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I have a convection/toaster oven. I use it for a large number of things.

Baked egg dishes (for work)
Baked pasta
Grilled cheese without the butter
Toasted sandwiches
Tried fries once, but I didn't like the texture
Reheating items that I prefer to be crunchy, as opposed to mushy in the microwave: pizza, salmon patties, etc

I would love to hear other ideas, too!



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7/31/12 3:26 P

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Never thought to do veggies - awesome.
Can't wait to see what else everyone posts!

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7/31/12 3:01 P

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I just bought a wonderful new toaster oven and made roasted vegetables in it. What does everyone else make in their toaster ovens? Any good recipes to share?

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