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Old 04-08-2011, 07:00 PM   #1
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Do I need a new Oven?

I recently started roasting all my vegetables as opposed to stir frying. I've been using some really old toaster oven that i've had for many many years.

So when I roast my vegetables, I cut them up into small even pieces, drizzle plenty of canola oil, season, spread apart so that they are not touching, 500 degrees for 40 minutes and I get little caramelization, barely tender enough, and a bit wrinkly. Everytime I see them do it on tv, or see pictures of roasted vegetables, they are usually dark brown, some black edges, oily and caramalized.


My vegetables look nothing like that.

Is my toaster oven broken, or am I just doing it wrong?

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Old 04-08-2011, 07:13 PM   #2
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It sounds like your oven may be the problem. Your technique is fine. Buy an oven thermometer (about $10) and check the temp. If the pieces are small and you are doing 500 for 40 minutes they should definitely be more like what you are expecting.
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Old 04-08-2011, 07:58 PM   #3
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"...Barely tender" ? Leave them in longer. Or , if you like them barely tender, switch to the broiler setting for a couple of minutes at the end to brown them a bit.

If your toaster oven does everything else well, it's probably your technique, not your oven.
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