A small toaster comes in 2-slice or 4-slice models and can have features such as wide slots for thick breads, and/or a bagel setting. This smaller economical breakfast appliance may be preferred by those who have no need for a larger toaster oven or are buying to suit their budget and need. A toaster also has a smaller footprint than a toaster oven, which may be a buying consideration for kitchens with minimum counter space.
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Toaster ovens are more full-featured and come with various roasting and browning functions to meet a variety of cooking needs. Prices vary considerably for toaster ovens and are influenced by cooking technologies, features and functions.
Since toaster ovens require less energy than a range oven, this appliance has gained much popularity for small-size cooking. Though inadequate for large family meals, they can be very functional for breakfasts, lunches and snacks. You can even bake in a toaster oven and new technologies have reduced cooking/roasting/baking time required making it a time-saving appliance for the busy cook. They do however generally require more counter space and placement consideration than a small toaster.
If you'd like a versatile small oven for cooking and roasting, a toaster oven may be a good purchase choice for you, since you can also use it to make toast. However, if you want to toast the perfect bagel, a toaster with a bagel setting would be your best option.
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