10 Tools You Need if You're Obsessed With Your Toaster Oven
Toaster ovens are meant for far more than making toast. A countertop toaster oven can be a convenient and compact way to make smaller meals or fewer servings. In summer, they can help you avoid heating up your whole kitchen for one simple side dish. You can reheat a single portion of last night's dinner, too.
In short, this appliance can be an invaluable asset in a home kitchen.
However, even the most useful and convenient appliances can be greatly enhanced with the right tools and accessories. From easier cleanup to safer ways to check on the progress of your dish, you can find some amazing toaster oven accessories that make using this compact appliance even easier. We have 10 of the best options here.
Chicago Metallic Non-Stick Toaster Oven Bakeware Set
If your toaster is used for a lot more than just, well, toast, this bakeware set can be a godsend. It includes:
- a 9.5-inch by 6.25-inch baking pan
- a 9.25-inch by 6-inch cooling rack
- an 11-inch by 7-inch roast/cake pan
- a 6-cup muffin pan that is sized to fit in most toaster ovens
While you will not be able to bake large enough batches to cater your kid's class snack day at school (at least in a single run), this can be perfect for small batches of muffins or servings for couples or small families.
Pyrex Littles Toaster Oven Cookware
This six-piece set includes everything you need to cook a great meal right in your toaster oven. In the set, you'll find two 18-ounce square dishes, two 24-ounce square dishes, and two 28-ounce square dishes. High tempered glass is ideal for food that is evenly cooked, and these dishes are so convenient because they can safely go from the toaster into the freezer and be reheated in the microwave or oven. They're also dishwasher safe.
Magnetic Bamboo Toaster Tongs
Changes are your morning toast is pretty hot coming out of that toaster oven. Removing the slices with a set of toaster tongs is not only safer, but it's kind of adorable. These tongs will pull that toasted bread or bagel right out gently and easily, making for a far more elegant serving experience as well.
Norpro Silicone Oven Rack Push/Pull Tool
We've all made a kitchen faux pas or two that resulted in painful burns. You want to flip something you are cooking in your toaster oven, so you just reach right in — and your hands pay the price. A brilliant toaster oven accessory is this push/pull tool. Using its side notches, you can pull out the toaster oven's rack or move a pan or dish toward you. When you are ready, you can use the same tool to push the rack or pan right in. You injury free, and you still get to check on the progress of your dinner. When you are done with this, just toss it right in the dishwasher.
Chef's Planet Nonstick Toaster Oven Liner
Who hasn't made messes and spills in your toaster oven? Whether it's grease and gunk that spills from meat or marinades, or fat drippings from those gorgeous ribs you're working on, ithe bottom of your toaster oven can be quite a mess. This toaster liner sits under the racks and will make cleaning a breeze. It can be cut to fit any size toaster oven and has nonstick coating on both sides, making it easy to remove, clean, and reuse.
Nordic Ware Quarter Sheet Pan
You probably have baking sheets for your larger oven. But what you may not have is a quarter-size sheet pan, which is ideal for a toaster oven. Use these to bake sheet pan suppers or small trays of cookies or roasted veggies. The possibilities are endless.
Circulon Total Bakeware Nonstick Toaster Oven & Personal Pizza Pan Baking Set
There's nothing like pizza after a late night or crazy day. With this set, making a personal pizza in the toaster oven will be easier than ever. This bakeware collection includes:
- a round pizza pan
- a small oven tray,
- a small roasting tray with a rack
Whether you're making a cute little Cornish hen for date night or a pepperoni pizza for one, this will greatly broaden your toaster oven's cooking capabilities. Each piece is dishwasher safe, too, so when you are done cooking, just throw the pans in the dishwasher.
Umilife Cutting Board for Toaster Oven
Cutting boards are utilized in many kitchen tasks, from dicing vegetables to slicing up a steak before serving. But how convenient would it be if that cutting board can be right on top of the oven itself? This cutting board is shaped to fit on top of the toaster oven, meaning items can be prepped. It also protects hands from the sides of the oven if they get a little hot while the appliance is in use.
SOLEADER Plate Gripper
This is another great toaster oven accessory that makes gripping trays of hot food safer. Each gripper has a long flat head that you can use to lift out hot plates, bowls, or anything else inside the toaster. This was originally invented with the InstantPot in mind, but it's a perfect asset for everything from the toaster oven to air fryer. You might even use this in your larger oven, too.
Kaqinu Silicone Oven Mitts Baking Set
You likely remember to put on an oven mitt before sticking your hands in a hot oven, but it's easier to forget when just doing a quick reheat in the toaster. Oven mitts are essential though, and this oven mitt and pot holders set is made of waterproof silicone, which makes it stain-resistant and durable. These oven mitts are extra long too, so they'll protect more than just your hands when you reach in and handle those hot foods.
This story originally appeared on allrecipes.com.