April 4, 2022

5 Things We Always Do With a New Toaster Oven

Whenever we purchase a new appliance, we like to follow a few simple steps to ensure it is properly used and to make sure that it lasts as long as possible. This post will share with you the things we do with a new toaster oven.

But before we get into the details, we will answer the question:

Q: “What is a toaster oven?”

A toaster oven is a small countertop oven that is used to toast bread and bake or reheat small portions of food. It is a great appliance to have in your kitchen as it allows you to do many things with less energy and less time than a conventional oven.

They are a great alternative to a full sized oven and are used for a variety of purposes.

Various types of small toaster oven

What to Do With a New Toaster Oven Before Using It?

When we first got our toaster oven, we followed some steps to ensure it was ready to use and to make sure it lasted as long as possible.

This section explains these steps in detail.

Read The Manual:

When we first got our toaster oven, we read the manual. We read it to familiarize ourselves with the different functions/buttons and to learn about any special care procedures. We also read it to learn if there any safety tips that we should keep in mind.

We recommend that you read the manual thoroughly before you use the toaster oven.

Clear Some Space:

Since this is a small appliance, it will take up very little space on your counter. But it always helps to give it some space in order to prevent any accidents.

When we first set up the toaster oven, we cleared a space for it on our counter and left a little room around it.

Another tip for keeping things safe is to place the toaster oven on a flat and even surface. This will ensure that it will not tip over.

Register The Toaster Oven With The Manufacturer:

When you first purchase a toaster oven, you should call the manufacturer and register the toaster oven. This registration number will be used to contact you in case there is a safety issue or recall related to the toaster oven.

You can learn more about this process here.

Wash The Accessories:

After you have read the manual, cleared some space and registered the toaster oven, you should wash the accessories that come with it.

The toaster oven accessory kit usually includes the following items:

  1. A toaster oven rack
  2. A broiler pan
  3. A wire rack
  4. A crumb tray
  5. A pizza pan

We washed all of these items before using them. We did this by hand washing them with a little soap and water.

Toaster Oven “Burn-Off”:

Before you use the toaster oven, you should give the oven a burn-off. This is done by turning the toaster oven to 350 degrees and leaving the door open for 30 minutes. This ensures that any manufacturing deposits or chemicals are burned off and that the toaster oven is properly heated.

Bottom Line

We hope that you found this article useful and that you will follow these steps when you get your next toaster oven. We would love to hear from you. Let us know what you think by commenting on this article.

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