extra oven space
Posted: 04 March 2009 04:11 PM   [ Ignore ]
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So I need more baking space… but I cannot fit a real oven in my kitchen (or anywhere else).  Is it crazy to think that maybe possibly one of those toaster oven type thingys might work as a back up?  I’m thinking of the fancier ones, some of them are even convection now I believe.  I know it wouldn’t get me a lot of extra room, but I really need to be able to have two different temperatures going at once.

Anyone have any experience trying to bake in one of these?  Our current toaster oven is a beat-up Black & Decker which would definitely not fit the bill.  But perhaps a newer, fancier one would?

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Posted: 04 March 2009 04:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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CRSUGAR:
  Good afternoon. You are correct about some of those toaster ovens having a convection feature built-in. If I were needing additional oven space I would consider buying that oven. Try going to Walmart stores & as well as Bath Bedroom & Beyond stores they sport a large inventory of these type of ovens ...sometimes Sears Roebuck as well. I think I saw them displayed at about 100 bucks or very slightly higher very recently at Walmerts. Good luck to you & enjoy the rest of the day.

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Posted: 04 March 2009 05:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I don’t know what your price range is but Hector posted about the Cadco OV-250 countertop convection oven that he ordered. You might want to look into it. Hector wouldn’t have bought it if it wasn’t a good product.

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Posted: 04 March 2009 10:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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totally in love with the cadco OV-250, but I believe it has been discontinued with a model which has 0.5” more space between racks.  the OV-250 has only 2” so for 2” high pans won’t fit.

this oven is so even, so great, for sponge cakes I don’t do anything differently, but perhaps the cake tops domes slightly forward because of the fan, almost unnoticeable.  for butter cakes, I do lower -25oF

it fits 9” pans perfectly, 1.5” high, and 3 at the same time (oven has 3 racks).  YES the little spacing of 0.5” left on my OV-250 is enough for this oven which bakes so even.  also, if your pan touches the oven walls, roof, or floor, or is very near, it is still even, as on a traditional oven would need an otherwise 3” or so clearance.

i believe this oven won’t fit a 12” pan, so that is my con, but who bakes 12” pans anymore?  adapt, adapt.

it heats up in 7 minutes, believe me, and it recovers in a few seconds!

this is the most used oven at coffee shops, it is built to last and can be left turned on all day long.

at the end of this comic video, you can see my OV-250

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6867698201456681278

note that there is a larger brother, which you can fit half sheet pans, but it is still 2” or 2.5” shelf clearance

it retails for around $500, but really is the best countertop toaster oven like you will need.

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Posted: 10 March 2009 02:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I love my GE Advantium.  Before I had a Sharp convection/Microwave.  I loved that, too.  It preheats pretty quick and I use it for almost everything.  It fits a 9 x 13 pan but two layers don’t cook well.  Good luck!

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Posted: 10 March 2009 01:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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don’t forget to check craigslist for a used one. with the economy…there are a lot of used restaurant pieces for sale.

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