toaster oven


Definition of toaster oven

: a usually small electrical appliance that can function as an oven or a toaster

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So, when the dogs days of summer come, cook meals outdoors on the grill, use a microwave or crock pot, or even a toaster oven, which produces much less heat—and uses less electricity—than a full-size oven. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How To Cool Down a Room (Without Blasting A/C)," 7 June 2019 From toasting bread to grilling pizza, or even roasting chicken, the toaster oven is quite the diminutive workhorse in any kitchen. Lauren Piro, Good Housekeeping, "The Best Way to Clean Your Toaster Oven," 20 Apr. 2015 Earlier this month, Ars reviewed the June Oven, an Internet-connected, seven-in-one device that pushes the boundaries of the traditional toaster oven. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "June postscript: 5 unusual things you can make in an Internet-connected oven," 31 Dec. 2018 That also goes for things like toaster ovens, microwaves, or refrigerators. Kimberly Truong, SELF, "House Fires Are Way More Common in Winter—Here’s How to Stay Safe," 23 Jan. 2019 The Best Growing up, I was always fascinated by the toaster ovens on the kitchen counters of my friends’ houses. Ryan D'agostino, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Toaster Ovens You Can Buy," 5 Nov. 2018 Start by unplugging the toaster oven, and taking on the easy-to-dump debris first. Lauren Piro, Good Housekeeping, "The Best Way to Clean Your Toaster Oven," 20 Apr. 2015 Nearly half of all respondents (45 percent) prefer the microwave when preparing foods for snacks or snack mealsover the conventional oven, toaster oven, air fryer and home fryer. Zoya Gervis, Fox News, "Majority of Americans no longer eat 3 meals a day, study finds," 27 Sep. 2018 Why heat up a full-size oven when a toaster oven will do? Becky Krystal, The Seattle Times, "How to keep your cool when it feels too hot to cook," 24 July 2018

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First Known Use of toaster oven

1961, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of toaster oven

US : a small oven in which food is toasted, heated, or cooked

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