It's cute but it doesn't cook.
September 26, 2011 10:34 PM Subscribe
I'm considering renting a small apartment with a super-tiny kitchen. So tiny that it doesn't have an oven! Would a convection/microwave oven suit my needs? Also, do you have experience with induction cooktops?
posted by lunasol to home & garden (27 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
The kitchen has burners set into the counter but no oven. I was thinking about getting a large toaster oven and a microwave, but my initial research leads me to think that a convection/microwave oven combo might be a good way to go. However, I've never known anyone with a convection oven and I'm a bit skeptical.
I am not a huge baker, but I do like to roast things (veggies, salmon, the occasional small chicken) and occasionally I do like to bake. I also make casseroles sometimes. I pretty much just use a microwave to heat up leftovers.
Also, something I haven't been able to determine - do these ovens work as toasters? ie, could I make toast with them?
Bonus question: the "range" is two induction cooktops on the counter. Have you used cooktops like this? How well did they work for things like sauteeing and stifrying?
I've seen this thread but it was pretty old and didn't have many replies.