Chowhound Presents: Table Talk with Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh of Sweet: Desserts from London's Ottolenghi | Ask Your Questions Now ›


Toaster/Convection Ovens


Cookware 18

Toaster/Convection Ovens

valerie | Aug 23, 2007 12:40 PM

My Black & Decker toaster oven has finally died. It owed me nothing, since I adopted it from my sister 12 years ago, and she had it for about 5 years before that. It was not fancy, but it was good.

So now I'm in the market for a new toaster oven. I've narrowed it down to the

Krups FBC4
Krups FBC2 (since I really don't need the pre-set functions)
Krups FBC1 (pre-set functions and not a convection)
Cuisinart TOB-175BC

I use it a fair amount, mostly for things like baked potatoes, frozen chicken fingers for my kids, veggie burgers, re-heating stuff, and of course toasting stuff. I'm not looking to cook a roast or bake a cake, but it does get used several times a week.

What I'm wondering is this...What does the convection oven really do? Based on my criteria, do I need it? I don't mind spending the money on a good toaster oven, but I don't want to spend the extra money for functions that I will never use.

I just realized that the Krups FBC1 is the same basic model as the others, but without the pre-sets and convection. Maybe that would be a better choice?


Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound