When I was a student, I had a kitchen the size of a stove top. There was no room for a ton of fancy kitchen equipment and frankly, even if there had been, I wouldn’t have had time to use it.
So, I bought two pieces of cooking equipment for my stay at college.
The first was a microwave because there’s no better way to cook vegetables in tiny spaces, you preserve more vitamins and minerals than you do with boiling and they don’t require straining either.
The second was a toaster oven because life without pizza is not OK and microwaves suck at pizza.
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The Black and Decker Toaster Oven is a Small Kitchen’s Best Friend
A toaster oven is the best friend of any small kitchen. You can roast chicken in it, make pizza or cheese on toast, roast or grill veggies, and more. There’s so much you can do without turning everything into a fried fattening mess!
Check out this video on how to use a toaster oven; it’s so easy:
Black and Decker is a solid, reliable brand. If you’re going to turn your limited space over to a single piece of kitchen equipment, you have to be able to trust that it will work.
For me, this Black and Decker Toaster Oven is nicely rugged and it’s not going to stop working at a critical moment. It probably won’t last forever but 3-5 years would be a reasonable expectation.
It can handle 4 pieces of toast and comes with baking pan, broiling rack and a toasting rack too. That means you get all the flexibility of a toaster oven in one package.
I also like the price of the Black and Decker Toaster Oven on Amazon, and I think you will too.