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Old 10-16-2013, 08:06 PM   #11
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Toaster ovens that are rated for meat are great in summer, when you don't want the big oven heating up the house.

I used to have a Black & Decker, rated for meat, back in the late '80s. I used it a lot. I don't remember if it wore out or if the exDH got it.
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:08 PM   #12
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Pac, did you check out the Breville Mini? It's on sale for $150 from Amazon, $70 off, free shipping. I just ordered one Gawd, I'm such a pushover.....
Yes I did. I thought it might be too small.
Ultimately I'd like to be able to do those small prime rib roasts that I like, so I was more focused on the standard and the compact. The compact isn't that much lower in price than the standard model. And really I'm not sure how well it would work for a two rib roast anyway (using the perfect prime rib method).
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:10 PM   #13
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Toaster ovens that are rated for meat are great in summer, when you don't want the big oven heating up the house.

I used to have a Black & Decker, rated for meat, back in the late '80s. I used it a lot. I don't remember if it wore out or if the exDH got it.
Good point. Plus I always have to move a couple things out of the oven to use it
Your current one sure lasted a long time.
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Yes I did. I thought it might be too small.
Ultimately I'd like to be able to do those small prime rib roasts that I like, so I was more focused on the standard and the compact. The compact isn't that much lower in price than the standard model. And really I'm not sure how well it would work for a two rib roast anyway (using the perfect prime rib method).
The perfect prime rib method may not work as well in a toaster oven. They cool off a lot faster than a conventional oven.
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:18 PM   #15
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The perfect prime rib method may not work as well in a toaster oven. They cool off a lot faster than a conventional oven.
I have that problem with my current gas oven. The door doesn't seal tight for some reason. If I have the oven above 300F, which is more like 375, I can't even operate the burner knobs on the one side. The don't want to turn.
What I really need is a new oven, but that's not coming until I can get a whole new kitchen, so I'm trying to compensate with a decent TO. If that's possible.
So I'll rule out it holding a temp. Good info. I was wondering about that.
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Note, I have never tried the perfect prime rib method in a conventional or toaster oven. I'm just guessing.
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Good point. Plus I always have to move a couple things out of the oven to use it
Your current one sure lasted a long time.
Yeah, I was just realizing that. Maybe that's one of the advantages of get the pricier / hopefully higher quality ones.
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I'd have to go downstairs to see the brand we have, but it's a good-sized TO and works well for me. I'm sure it cost much less than $250, but I'd have to check.

It's fairly tall, so I can roast and bake things without them burning on the top. I haven't tried a whole chicken, but I have roasted parts, and it works fine. My 8x8-inch pan fits in it and I have a small roasting pan from my previous TO that I use in it. Like TL said, I use it often in the summer so it doesn't heat up the kitchen like the big oven. hth.
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How long have you had it, GG? And next time you go downstairs...
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:28 PM   #20
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A 12 inch pan will fit in my Breville. I've done turkey parts to perfection, a chicken to perfection, brownies, cupcakes, toast, pizza all just perfect. Very little learning curve and it was a lifesaver this summer when it got so hot. Doesn't heat the apartment up like the stove/oven does.

Shrek has been using it almost daily for his freezer lunches. Using the defrost and bake. I love the thing, it's one of the smarter purchases I've made.
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