Toaster vs Toaster Oven
While most of us remember toaster that operated on electricity, and our moms used it to make crisp breads for us that she gave with different toppings like butter and cheese, not many know about toaster oven that can perform the toast function of the basic electric toaster in addition to other functions of an oven such as bake and broil. There are many differences between a toaster and a toaster oven that will be discussed in this article to enable people to buy an appliance that suits their requirements in a better way.
There are many people around the world who cannot remain without their daily dose of toasted breads with butter and the device that prepares crispy, brown breads pieces is known as an electric toaster. Before the advent of the electric toaster, people used to make toast by using a long handled toaster, and made breads crisp by placing it over the flame of their gas stoves. Having crisp, brown bread pieces is so easy and fast with pop up toasters that even a kid can make his bread toast in a minute or so.
A toaster oven is a later invention, and is in reality an oven with a door and a tray inside that can be taken out and replaced with ease. It has different settings like toast, bake and broil, and if you want to toast bread pieces, you just need to select toast setting and place bread pieces on the tray and push it inside the oven. When the toast is done, the toast setting turns off and you need to manually open the door to get your crispy bread pieces.
Difference between Toaster and Toaster Oven
• A toaster oven is similar to an electric toaster in the sense, that it too can toast bread pieces. However, being larger in size and capacity, a toaster oven can toast more bread pieces at a time. In addition, it has functions of an oven like baking and broiling that are not there in a toaster.
• There is a huge price difference between a toaster and a toaster oven. So if you just want to toast bread, it is prudent to stick to a toaster.
• A toaster oven is a multi purpose appliance that can not just toast bread but also cook many more food items.