Toaster VS Toaster oven

United States
June 28, 2010 12:13am CST
When I was a kid, I remember this old toaster we had for years and years. It had yellow handles and every time it would stop working, my dad would get out his tool kit and fix it. After years of use, my mom finally got fed up and insisted on a new toaster. While we were waiting for Dad to fix that old toaster, though, we used to pop our bread into the oven to toast it. When I got to be an adult, toaster ovens were on the market. (Yes, folks, I am older than the toaster oven!) Now, for myself, I prefer the toaster oven simply because it is so multi-usable and I save a bundle on my electric bill because I rarely use the full size oven in my range. Fish sticks? Pop em in the toaster oven. Chicken nuggets? Pop em in the toaster oven. Small pizza? Toaster oven. Toast? Toaster oven. I'm just a tad curious, though, because I have noticed that conventional toasters are still going strong. Is there some reason folks still prefer the conventional toaster or is it just that they cost less initially than the toaster oven? Personally, I LOVE my toaster oven and would never dream of trading it in on a conventional toaster but...as they say...different strokes for different folks. What do you think? Why would someone buy a conventional toaster rather than a toaster oven?
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
28 Jun 10
I think toasters are better at toasting the bread on both sides than toaster ovens I've got one, now I need to break out my polymer clay and play with it!
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• United States
28 Jun 10
Really? I never have problems getting my toast browned in my toaster oven. I LOVE my toaster oven and don't care if I never get a conventional toaster. I also love my toaster oven for toasting my bagels and cream cheese...I like to toast the cream cheese along with the bagel. Something about that lightly browned cream cheese just makes it taste so much better and you can't do that in a conventional toaster. YUMMMMY!
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
28 Jun 10
I can agree that a toaster oven can do many things that a convetional toaster can do. Hmmm toasted cream cheese... Well I like cheese cake!
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• United States
28 Aug 10
It's funny...when I was a kid I wouldn't touch cream cheese or sour cream. They just sounded so wrong to me. Then I was working in an office in my 20s and one of my coworkers brought in a toaster oven and started preparing bagels and cream cheese for us all. That was how she fixed it...toasting the cream cheese along with the bagels. I couldn't be rude and refuse to try it at least so I got hooked and that is still my favorite way to fix my bagels. Blame it all on Sandy Bartness! heeheeheeeeeee
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