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You might think that you don’t need a toaster oven. After all, you have a full-sized oven and a toaster that both work just fine. But ask any Kitchn editor, and they’ll tell you that a toaster oven is an absolute game-changer. It can do everything from bake to roast to broil. We even have one at the Kitchn office that (pre-pandemic) was used all the time to toast bagels, reheat lunches, and more. And unlike large ovens, a toaster oven is super energy efficient, easy to use, and preheats within minutes, saving you so much cooking time. But most importantly, a toaster oven keeps your apartment from turning into a boiling furnace during the warmer months. And with summer around the corner, there really is no better time to finally bring home a toaster oven of your very own.
What really sets this oven apart is its intuitive design. It’s easy to toggle between functions, and adjustments within each setting (like the number of slices of bread and desired doneness) are clearly labeled. And if you’re cooking a British recipe, you can even switch to Celsius to avoid complicated temperature conversions. The toaster oven also features a magnet to make it easier to pull out the racks while also preventing any burns or accidents. When it’s time to clean up, just pull the bottom tray out and you can get rid of all the fallen crumbs.
Most importantly, Breville’s Smart Oven delivers beautiful, evenly cooked meals. Simply choose from the nine preset functions (including toast, bake, roast, broil, and pizza), and the oven smartly programs the proper cooking duration and temperature. And since it delivers meals 30 percent faster than traditional ovens, dinner will always be ready on time.
Now all you have to do is clear a little space on your countertop (not too much since it only measures 18.5 x 16.25 x 11.25 inches) and compile a list of your favorite recipes! The oven comes with baking and broiling trays and a pizza pan, which means that you can start whipping up a delicious storm in the kitchen as soon as unbox your oven. Because this summer, it’s time to finally turn up the heat without breaking a sweat.