Have any of you cooked with a counter top oven? do they work for cakes? Which ones are the good ones?
AHas anyone replied to this? I can't seem to find any and I might need to buy a counter top oven and would like a baker's opinion. Did you buy one,"bakencake"?
For personal use, or for production/to sell?
what kind of counter top oven? sometimes that just means no legs and the oven can be huge-- i have a floor oven and a counter top oven--the floor model is a home oven/range combo and my counter top holds three full size sheet pans--the counter top sits on a stainless steel table --the manufacturer sells legs for it but i chose to get the table--it's a deluxe brand radiant ray cake oven--it's awesome
there's a lot of different types of counter top ovens
be a little more specific
AHi - thanks for your replies. Quite possibly, I might be moving to a cabin - rental- in the Calornia Sierras. It only has a cooktop, nooven. The owners don't have room to on put in a floor stove because of the cabinets. And,, since it is a "family" inheritance, I don't think they want to remodel. Therefore, before I take the place on contract, I am exploring other options for a functioning oven that allowa methe same
AThat allowsme the same functionalities without costing thousands of dollars. Let me know what you think. Thanks, Marie
If this is just for personal use, I have a Breville Smart Oven which is a countertop convection oven. It is very nice, has lots of pre-settings where different parts heat up depending on the item (cookies, roast, etc.). I love it, would highly recommend.
But you couldn't do any serious baking in it - you can only fit a quarter sheet pan in it.
I used to use a portable counter top convection oven in my catering business and I loved it. Enough to buy the same model to bake soufflés to order at a restaurant I worked at. Unfortunately, I don't recall the brand name anymore. It worked every bit as well as an installed oven. The only problem was finding pans that fit it.
AThanks for yor replies:"liz at sugar" and "stitches." I have been looking at options and it does get confusing w/ options and esp. cost. If anyone else has an opinion, please reply. I *might* be looking at some small frozen entree "catering " next year, but that won't be until I settle in - around May 2014. So a toaster oven is too small and a full sheet oven too big. Like Goldilocks in the forest, I am looking for something "just right." Thanks again!!