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Toaster oven vs minigrill vs induction burner for rookie cook

glify | Jan 31, 201510:57 AM

hi, I'm looking to start making healthy little pizzas, burritos, and tacos for myself (I'm single). I'm thinking of the three appliances listed in the title. I should also mention that I live in Thailand so the brands available here will be different.

Here are my thoughts so far:

Toaster ovens: have the most similarities to a conventional oven but you need an expensive/high quality one to get good results apparently. I will be moving later this year, so I'd like to keep costs to a minimum.

Induction burner: Comparable to a gas top cooker but works faster because of the way it transfers heat. Is it as flexible as a toaster oven though?

Mini-grill: What do these make that induction burners can't? I like the fact that induction burners can do soups and stews, not currently a part of my diet but another thing I was thinking about. I'm not sure if grills can handle these – when I think of grills, I think of meals with a lot of meat in them. Not to my preference, as I'm trying to incorporate more vegetable heavy tacos, burritos, pizzas, maybe veggie lasagnas.

I'm leaning towards the induction burner due to its apparent cooking speed advantage and flexibility. Please let me know what you think!

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