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Old 10-31-2015, 02:25 PM   #1
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Cornbread recipe in toaster oven

There is a particular cornbread I would like to try, Treebeard's Jalapeno.

The recipe calls for a 13"x 9" pan at 350 degrees for 45 to 50 min.

I need to use an 8" x 7" pan in my Black & Decker toaster oven.

I figure I can either halve the recipe (48% based on square inches) or cook two batches.

What are the considerations in using a toaster oven instead of an oven?

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Old 10-31-2015, 02:39 PM   #2
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The toaster oven will cook faster than the regular oven, though you will have a slightly (2%) larger batch. I would cook it at the same temperature, but check it 2/3's of the way through the cooking time and then just do 5 minutes at a time until done.

Make sure your toaster oven is on bake (just saying this because sometimes I forget to change mine between bake and toast) and if you have rack levels, place it on the bottom one.
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Old 10-31-2015, 02:39 PM   #3
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Lower shelf and do make 2 batches. Make sure the oven is preheated.
Does your toaster oven have a thermostat?
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Old 10-31-2015, 02:41 PM   #4
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The toaster oven will cook faster than the regular oven, though you will have a slightly (2%) larger batch. I would cook it at the same temperature, but check it 2/3's of the way through the cooking time and then just do 5 minutes at a time until done.

Make sure your toaster oven is on bake (just saying this because sometimes I forget to change mine between bake and toast) and if you have rack levels, place it on the bottom one.
I tried baking on the warm cycle once in my little oven.
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Old 10-31-2015, 02:54 PM   #5
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I'd say that it depends on the oven. Some are better than others. The ones I've used I would never try to bake anything like that in them - they just don't keep a constant enough temperature. About all I've ever done in one is baked potatoes, but mine have always been pretty cheap models.

Any reason why you can't use a regular oven?
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Old 10-31-2015, 04:17 PM   #6
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Thanks to everyone!

The toaster oven is this one and it does have a thermostat.

Buy a Black and Decker Toaster Oven | Counter Top Toaster Oven TRO480BS

So far, I've used it for biscuits and frozen dinners.

There is a propane range, but no tank was ever installed.

I only have a 2-slice toaster, toaster oven, 600w microwave, and 12" electric skillet. Only one can be operated at a time due to being on same circuit.

I did just order a Crock Pot, so something else new to learn. Will have to move it to a plug on another circuit.
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Old 10-31-2015, 04:35 PM   #7
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Hi Mike.
First go find your breaker box. See what the switch says.
Sounds like a 20Amp.
Now look at your appliances.
Your toaster oven is probably 1200 watts.
Your electric skillet is more than likely 1400 to 1500.
Your toaster is probably around 1000.
Now the crockpot will only be about 300. So you can use it pretty much anywhere.

How to tell what will play together, add the watts of the appliances, if it adds up to 2000 or more, they won't play together.

I totally understand you. I literally went to harbor freight and got a heavy duty extension cord so I could use a different breaker for some appliances.
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Old 10-31-2015, 05:56 PM   #8
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cinisajoy,

You were very close. I had never bothered to look at the specific wattages. PLUS, I forgot about the biggest!

Toaster oven - 1200
Microwave 600w - 1050
Toaster - 900
Skillet - 1200
Coffee maker - 950
Hot water heater (when in use, for kitchen sink only) - 1500

So, I've got a combined, possible, maximum load of 6800 watts. That's why I'll have to choose carefully.

The Crock Pot in transit is the black version of this model:

Crock-Pot® Smart-Pot® Digital Slow Cooker in Silver at Crock-Pot.com.

It has basic programming, set times for low (8 or 10 hrs) and high (4 or 6 hrs), after which it switches to warm. It's nothing fancy, but less than $20 from Walmart.com.
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Old 10-31-2015, 06:06 PM   #9
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What does your breaker say?
It should have either a 20 or 30 on it.
That is 20 amp or 30 amp.
For simple math and to keep from tripping the breaker
20 is roughly 2000 watts and 30 is 3000.
That is the wattage to play with.

Are you in an RV?
And what part of Texas?
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Old 10-31-2015, 06:15 PM   #10
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I'm in a house where the kitchen cabinets are on a 20Amp breaker.
And a ton of small appliances.
Toaster oven or microwave or deep fryer. Those are pretty much don't use anything else.
Steamer can play with bread machine or 2 crockpots.
Crockpots are low wattage.
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