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Old 03-29-2012, 06:10 PM   #1
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ISO help w/toaster oven with no temperature controls

My friend gave me a toaster oven because she didn't like that it doesn't have temperature settings. I want to bake fish at 350 degrees. There aren't too many categories. The categories are: cake, pastry, convenience food, potato and poultry.

Any advice is appreciated.

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Old 03-29-2012, 06:39 PM   #2
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A quandry indeed..... all of those things can be baked at 350. I would try an oven thermometer and test each setting.
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Old 04-01-2012, 01:14 AM   #3
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My friend gave me a toaster oven because she didn't like that it doesn't have temperature settings. I want to bake fish at 350 degrees. There aren't too many categories. The categories are: cake, pastry, convenience food, potato and poultry.

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I agree with your friend.
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Old 04-01-2012, 02:01 AM   #4
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My friend gave me a toaster oven because she didn't like that it doesn't have temperature settings. I want to bake fish at 350 degrees. There aren't too many categories. The categories are: cake, pastry, convenience food, potato and poultry.

Any advice is appreciated.
Sorry. Give it to a friend who doesn't care that it has no temperature settings.

I used to have such a toaster oven, and eventually decided it had no serious use other than toasting bread slices horizontally. Or trying to do the job that any ordinary stove couldn't do better, other than vertically toasting bread. I eventually gave up all toasters and toaster ovens on the theory that it's more easily, quickly and conveniently done in an oven or broiler.

Granted I don't eat toast that often. I prefer English muffins and I toast them under the broiler in my oven.

Bake your fish in your oven, where they should be baked. Don't expect a toaster to get you there...
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:51 AM   #5
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You may be able to go online with the brand and model number and find an instruction manual on the manufacturer's website.

Until then, I think most cake mixes call for 350 F so that might work for your fish and most other things. The convenience food setting is probably around 400 F.
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Old 04-01-2012, 03:17 PM   #6
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I would have given that away as well. I love using my toaster oven and can't imagine one not having a temperature setting. You would think that would be pretty standard for a toaster oven.
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Old 04-01-2012, 03:27 PM   #7
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Ahggg........my new toaster oven is like that. That should teach me in trying to match my red small appliances! It takes 6 long minutes to toast a slice of bread for pete sake. This dang thing is worthless even though it looks nice. Grrrr.

Put your fish in the oven is my only suggestion.
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Old 04-01-2012, 03:49 PM   #8
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LOL Not trying to be Captain Obvious here, but how about just purchasing an oven thermometer ....



Set the oven to a named setting & take note of the temp. There are not many things cooked in an oven that need an exact temperature anyway -- unless you are baking.
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Old 04-01-2012, 03:50 PM   #9
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My friend gave me a toaster oven because she didn't like that it doesn't have temperature settings. I want to bake fish at 350 degrees. There aren't too many categories. The categories are: cake, pastry, convenience food, potato and poultry.

Any advice is appreciated.
As already mentioned, I would search online for the manufacturer and model for an instruction booklet/manual.

Since fish cooks quickly (and there is a catagory for poultry), I would give the fish a go. Check after afew minutes and don't add too much liquid. If you do a search on fish in a toaster oven, there are several tips, etc.
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Old 04-01-2012, 04:51 PM   #10
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Get a new toaster oven and friend.
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