A ‘Toast’ to the New Year (and, No, It’s Not Just for Toast)

Have you ever considered baking cookies in your toaster oven? Or cooking deviled pork chops, curried chicken, or roast salmon? These may seem like wild ideas, but they’re not. Your toaster oven is capable of much more than you think!

That point is driven home by “Toaster Oven Perfection,” the latest equipment-based cookbook from America’s Test Kitchen. The 256-page booked is packed with the recipes, resources, and inspiration you need to get the most out of your toaster oven. These appliances have come a long way since they first hit the market, with new models featuring air-fry and convection technology, among other capabilities.

Don’t know the difference between the settings? “Toaster Oven Perfection” covers all the popular toaster oven functions (bake, roast, broil, warm, toast, and so on) so you’ll know how to achieve the best results for any recipe. Toaster ovens are great appliances for shaking up your cooking routine, and they offer some noteworthy perks such as quick preheating and easy maintenance. Simply throw the racks, crumb trays, and pans in your dishwasher, and you’re good to go. You could even skip the dishwasher and line your pans with aluminum foil.

During testing, the America’s Test Kitchen crew made some surprising discoveries that deepened their appreciation for these appliances, such as their nifty ability to turn breakfast into an event. Breakfast Pizza anyone? How about Individual Overnight Omelets? And despite what you may think about their compact size, toaster ovens are perfect for entertaining.

“Toaster Oven Perfection” is on sale at the America’s Test Kitchen website for $19.99. Free shipping on orders over $40.