The recently published Kitchen Authority Complete Guide to Toaster Ovens 2019 features the the Mainstays 4-Slice Toaster Oven as one of the standout products of the year.
There is no bigger bang for your buck available in the toaster oven world.
It’s absolutely not the biggest or best. But it’s by far the cheapest and it’s pretty good as what it does too.
The Criteria for Our Mainstays Toaster Oven Review
We evaluate toaster ovens a few different ways. Size is a major factor because the bigger the oven, the more you can cook in it.
The Mainstays is pretty tiny, you’re not going to be stuffing a thanksgiving turkey inside but if you’re using this alone or to cook meals for a couple; it’s big enough.
Family users are going to need to eat in shifts, however.
Functionality matters too and as well as toast you can bake and broil too. That’s good because it extends the utility of the device quite a bit. We also like the fact that you can make pizza in the Mainstays Toaster Oven but… only 1 x 9” pizza at a time.
So, don’t invite a bunch of friends over for pizza unless they’re really patient or you’re intend to call out for it.
Price matters too and let’s be fair this toaster oven is around $20!
It may not have all the bells and whistles but it’s good enough and at this price – that’s incredible!
It’s also of decent quality for such a low price. It won’t last forever but it’s not going to fall to pieces in a month either.
Something To Make In Your Toaster Oven
Did you know that you can save some money when you own a toaster oven by using it to make toasted sandwiches?
Now, we’d recommend that you use our guide to sandwich toasters and buy a sandwich maker.
But if not, check this awesome recipe for grilled cheese in the toaster oven.
There are many better toaster ovens than the Mainstays 4-Slice Toaster Oven but there are none that come at such incredible value pricing.
If money’s tight; this is the toaster oven for you.