The Best Toaster Oven by The Hammacher Schlemmer Institute

The Hammacher Schlemmer Institute – the funny name with the long legacy.

These guys are always fun to check out, especially with their interesting product names. Instead of some catchy model name or model number, they simply call their products things like

The Healthy Hearing Earbuds

The High Definition Video Pen

The Best Cast Iron Skillet

and more …

Check out their video of … (drum roll)

The Best Toaster Oven!!!

(p.s. you can also find out from our list here: Bestselling Toaster Ovens Ratings)

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Panasonic Introduces New Compact Toaster Oven

According to a new press release at Panasonic Press Release Panasonic is introducing a new FlashXpress Toaster Oven. A design compact enough for even the smallest of countertops

“The unique, compact design of the FlashXpress Toaster Oven reduces its footprint on the countertop, without sacrificing interior space. The spacious 7.2 quart interior allows for users to prepare meals, bake deserts or heat up leftovers and includes a square-shaped inner tray which is large enough to fit up to four slices of bread. Plus, a removable crumb tray makes cleaning a breeze.”

At a $140 price tag it is a bit pricey, and so for pratical reasons you may want to look for a cheaper toaster that is just as durable. But it looks pretty slick and does function as well as the big boys so if size is a priority (over budget) this one looks to be promising

Toaster Ovens Now Combine The Functionality Of The Microwave!

Well, the first combination which made sense years ago was combining the toaster with the oven to make the … (drum roll…..) TOASTER OVEN

Nowadays, the microwave has come to be a part of that combination

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Kind of strange. I guess we can see the positives of it: take one less appliance out of the picture. Not sure though because for us it just seems a bit strange. Especially since if you want to have convenience to easy and healthy cooking with a toaster oven, seems like you’d want to avoid the microwave as much as possible (short version: zapping your food may not be the healthiest way to to prepare it)

How big a hit are these?

Well, we still haven’t found them yet on Amazon when we search for “microwave toaster oven” so perhaps retailers at large agree with us.

Consumer Search: How To Buy A Toaster Oven

Sure you can look at all the toaster ovens ratings and reviews, but do you know what you are looking for to begin with? Perhaps you found the best toaster oven for your kitchen only to realize that it may not fit your kitchen counter space.

Check out buyer guides first so you can figure out the features you want for your kitchen. Then when you look at toaster oven reviews you know which positive and negatives to pay attention to and which positives and negatives you can discount.

And we recommend you check out bestseller lists too (sort of a reverse-engineering buying guide). You can check our list of best toaster ovens here.


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Well, That Is Certainly Something You Can Do With Toast

As we scour the interwebs for toaster ovens reviews and news to keep up with the times, we sometimes come across a “related” story in our news readers. Most of them are not truly related to our website about toaster ovens, but sometimes they are just really good stories to pass on.

A way with sourdough makes him the toast of Rittenhouse Square

Read this great story about Gregory Vernick, where “a slice of sourdough from Metropolitan Bakery lightly grilled over hot lava rocks is the ultimate canvas, an invitation to capture a season or a whimsy, and a crunchy window into this young chef’s soul.”

Not to mention the rest of the exquisite meals he creates. Just a warning, reading the article will make you hungry!