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So, you have your big oven, and it’s great and all that. Sometimes though, you just don’t really need to heat up the whole oven for a small cooking job, or your oven is already full. You need to bake that side dish or dessert at a different temperature and there’s just no room in the oven. Think Thanksgiving or Christmas! You need to bake the pies, but the oven will be roasting turkey all day--at least it seems like all day. For these times, wouldn’t it be nice to have some extra oven space? Of course it would! I have just the toaster oven for you.
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West Bend has graciously given me a Platinum Edition Six Slice Convection Toaster Oven to experiment with, and even better--one to give to one of you!
I’m telling you, you’ll love it. You might think “Why do I need a toaster oven? I already have an oven and a microwave.” That may be true, but it’s wonderful for those smaller jobs, and uses much less energy than your full size oven--and doesn’t turn your kitchen itself into an oven on those hot days. Can your microwave do a decent job on much else than frozen dinners, reheating, and popcorn? No, it can’t. We all know how unappealing reheated pizza is when warmed up in the microwave. The bread in a sandwich goes from tender to something like rubber in a microwave. Sad. Sad food.
What can you do in this toaster oven?
- Bake quick breads, cakes, cookies, scones, muffins, etc.
- Need toasted nuts? Why heat up the entire oven? Use the toaster oven!
- Make nice melty, gooey sandwiches with the broiler.
- Bake a 12 inch pizza!
- Need to toast odd shaped breads like pita, naan, or other flatbreads? Forget the regular toaster--they won’t fit in there! They fit perfectly in the toaster oven.
- Reheating foods is a snap with this oven, as is cooking frozen dinners. Don’t heat up the large oven to cook a small frozen entrée!
- You can cook pretty much anything you’d make in your full size oven, as long as the pan fits, and this toaster oven has a surprising amount of room in it.
- Crafts! My friend Kathy reminded me that it would be great for crafts that need baking, and it's silly to heat up an entire oven for a small project, isn't it?
Here are the features of the Platinum Edition Six Slice Convection Toaster Oven:
Just a couple of the things I’ve made in the Platinum Edition Six Slice Convection Toaster Oven so far:
Banana Blueberry Muffins:
Spinach, Feta and Sundried Tomato Pizza:
I find myself using it all the time. I’m sure you will, too! I’ll be posting a couple more recipes that I’ve made in the Platinum Edition Six Slice Convection Toaster Oven over the next couple of weeks.
I also picked up this set of pans from Chicago Metallic. I actually found it at TJ Maxx, so you may want to check out your local store, or you can order some from West Bend. Amazon has some different ones, as well.
One lucky reader will win a Platinum Edition Six Slice Convection Toaster Oven courtesy of West Bend. (US shipping only.)
1. Leave a comment on this post (with a valid email address!) telling me what you’d like to try first in your very own convection toaster oven.
That’s it! Easy.
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I’ll choose a random winner on Tuesday, October 25th. Good luck!
Disclaimer: I received this toaster oven free of charge to review. This has not influenced my opinions in any way. I just really love this oven!