WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A TOASTER AND A TOASTER OVEN?
Toasters come in two and four-slice options and are designed to do one task: deliver expertly toasted breads—from light to dark—quickly. In addition to toasting anything a toaster can, toaster ovens or countertop ovens, which are available in mounted and countertop styles, are also capable of performing as a small oven.
In addition, one of the main differences between a toaster and a toaster oven is the toaster oven’s ability to be set to a specific temperature or cooking function like bake, broil, defrost or reheat. Many toasters have a dial or control to select a certain heat setting, or toast shade, but not a specific temperature or cooking function.
Toasters are designed to load slices of bread into slots in the top of the appliance, while toaster ovens have doors that typically open from the top and swing down like a traditional oven door does. They feature a small rack or racks to hold toast or other items to be heated.