To toast, or not to toast?
February 4, 2012 12:02 PM Subscribe
I'm trying to figure out if it will be cost-effective to buy this electric toaster oven
, versus using a large gas oven.
posted by mikeand1 to home & garden (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
We currently use a conventional gas oven to make something like toast that won't fit into a pop-up toaster, or to defrost something bread-like. Even it if is something small, like a couple hamburger rolls or a small pizza that would fit in a toaster oven.
Intuitively, it seems like it would be more efficient to have a small electric toaster oven rather than heating up the whole gas oven. But how can I calculate the savings to see if it is indeed less expensive, and figure out how long it would take to pay for the toaster oven?