An easy way to increase your cooking capacity is to add an Oster French Door Countertop Oven to your kitchen. I purchased my first toaster oven years ago. Since then, my kitchen has always been equipped with one. It is great for holidays because you never seem to have enough oven space. It is also great for every day because it is big enough to cook a meal yet small enough to make toast in the morning.
My current toaster oven is a Calphalon. It has served me well for many years. I’ve used it almost every single day to make toast, pizza, pie, and casseroles. It is just big enough for a quarter size sheet pan. I love it and I feel like it is part of the family.
Over the past year or so, the door of my beloved toaster oven started having issues. At this point, it is completely out of alignment. There is a big air gap when you close it. I’ve dreaded this day for a while because I knew that I needed to replace my beloved Calphalon oven. The time has come.
I ordered a new Oster French Door Convection Countertop Oven almost 2 years ago. I am so attached to my Calphalon that I haven’t been ready to give it up. Today I am taking the plunge. The Oster is coming out of the box and will replace the Calphalon in the kitchen. However, I can’t bring myself to put it in the trash just yet. Eric carried it down to Pan Room 2 this morning for storage.
The new oven has all the features that I am looking for in a countertop oven. I want one that is large enough to hold a 13 x 9 baker. This way I can use it to cook side dishes for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other holidays. I have space for a large oven on a counter that used to be a built-in desk in my kitchen. It is a great spot for the oven as well as Eric’s Keurig Coffee Maker.
I can honestly say that the reason I bought this Oster was the french doors. I guess I wanted to simulate the classic commercial style double side swing ovens that you can open with one hand. This style has been around for a long time and is just now making its’ way to home kitchens. The only drawback is the risk of burning your arms because the doors are hot.
The Oster is equipped with a Turbo Convection setting that uses a fan to cook more evenly and to help with browning. The convection also helps maintain even heat because toaster ovens have are not as insulated as regular ovens.
The controls on the Oster are digital and include toast, broil, pizza, defrost, bake, turbo convection, warm, and dehydrate settings. I am glad to have the dehydrator on this oven because I have some herbs growing in my container garden that need harvesting and drying. The cold weather is upon us, and I will soon have to deal with the herbs or risk losing them.
I am looking forward to using the new Oster French Door Convection Countertop Oven. Stay tuned for upcoming videos where I will bake, toast, and dehydrate in the new oven!