The Temperatures on a Toaster Oven Vs. Regular Oven

Both toaster ovens and regular ovens have the same purpose: to cook our food. When deciding which appliance to purchase, it's smart to review the features and to be aware of the differences in temperature control to determine which one works best for you.

Oven Features

Knowing all about toaster ovens and regular ovens can help you decide how best to use these appliances.

While there are differences in toaster ovens and standard kitchen ovens, they generally work with the same principles and have the same purpose. Both ovens can bake, broil and have convection features. The temperatures are fairly similar with slight variations.

Regular Oven Temperatures

Regular oven temperatures usually run from about 200 degrees Fahrenheit, which is a warming temperature, to as high as 500 degrees F, which works best for roasting. The manufacturer's manual should be consulted for a complete temperature guide as ovens will vary by brand.

Toaster Oven Temperature

A toaster oven heats up and cooks faster than a regular oen because of its smaller size. Cooking time and temperature may vary from recipe directions for conventional ovens. The "warming" function temperature on a toaster oven may be as low as 130 F., though baking and broiling temperatures may be as high as 500 F as is the case with regular ovens.

About the Author

Jan Weiss is a freelance writer living in Northern California. She regularly writes reviews on local restaurants and businesses as well as for EzineArticles.com and numerous contributions to eHow. With more than 15 years in the art business, Weiss has become well known in this arena and is collaborating on a guide to the art publishing business, which will be published as an e-Book.

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