Banani Das Dhar
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A convection toaster oven is one of the most underrated kitchen equipment you can have in your home. It can be used to do a lot of baking more than you realize.

Most times, the use of a convection toaster oven is to toast bread or warm up pizza but in reality, you can use it to bake a whole lot of foods.

In this write-up, we will explain how a convection toaster oven works, tips on using it, how to bake using it, and finally recipes that you can whisk up in about 15-20 minutes, making you look like a pro baker.

How A Convection Toaster Oven Works

A convection toaster oven is different from all other ovens because unlike the traditional system where the heating element of the oven is at the top and the bottom, a convection toaster oven comes with a fan which helps to distribute heat evenly when at use.

Also, a convection toaster oven is small and can stay on the countertop of your kitchen, which gives room for more space in your kitchen.

Another advantage to this fan system of a convection toaster is that it reduces baking time and temperature because the fan help to blow heat evenly, giving your baked foods an even rise at a lower temperature and a faster time.

This is how some people have a jewel in their kitchen and do not know its capacity, so it is only used for warming food and toasting bread.

Note: You can check our reviews of the best countertop convection toaster ovens.

Tips when using a convection toaster

  1. Do not cover your food when baking.
  2. Don’t bake for too long. Reduce the baking time to about ⅓ of what you normally use for a normal oven, it’s better than to burn your baked goods. With this, when your baked goods aren’t ready, you can still increase the timer.
  3. Reduce the temperature when baking, remember baking with a convection toaster oven requires less heat because of its even distribution of heat through the fan.
  4. Use the right baking pan for the convection toaster oven. Nowadays, most brand new toaster ovens come with a baking pan and a baking tray, while some even have a rotisserie skewer.
  5. Don’t overcrowd the oven.
  6. Check baked goods few minutes before the end of baking time, also some toaster ovens come with an inbuilt light and timer which gives you an insight of how your goods are faring in the oven.


Food Recipes For A Convection Toaster Oven

There are a lot of food recipes that can be baked using a convection toaster oven, we will be giving the recipes that take a short time to bake.

1.Cookies: Different types of cookies could be made, from chocolate chip cookies to oatmeal cookies and even peanut butter cookies.

2.Roasted Asparagus: It can be used as your side dish, especially for people who want to eat healthily. You don’t need to saute in a pan all you need to is spice it and toss it in.

3.Fudge Brownies: Just like cookies, there are a number of different versions of fudge brownies, you can also get one from a ready to mix pack and voila! Fudge brownies are ready for you and your guest.

4.Toasted Peanuts: Instead of frying peanuts in oil, convection toaster ovens are able to heat the peanuts till its ready.

5.Dried Fruits: This can be used for your trail foods especially for those who love to hike or eat healthy fruits on the go.

6.Rotisserie: Some convection toaster ovens come with a skewer, trust me this is a good one! All you need to do is marinate your chicken properly with your herbs and spices. Remember to also marinate inside the chicken not just the outer but the inner parts. Connect the skewer to the chicken and roast till it is ready. Note this may take longer than 30 minutes because this is a whole chicken.

7.Air fried Chicken: Some of the latest convection toaster ovens like the Toshiba come with an air frying option for your chicken! I consider this nothing short of amazing, frying chicken without oil and using electricity to do so.


Now, we have come to the end of this write-up. We hope that we have been able to share more light on the amazing things you can make at home when you have a countertop convection toaster oven. You should try some of these things, and let us know how it goes by leaving us a comment.


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