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Shel_B

Toaster Ovens

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The big one is big enough for casserole dishes, a full sized meatloaf and small loaves of bread. We rarely use the big ovens now so we save big on fuel.

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on the Big One, do your racks slide all the way out w/o a lip on the back to keep them 'in check'

also think of this as An Oven that Toasts.


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Racks do not slide all the way out.

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Is the big one large enough to accommodate an un-spatchcocked 5 to 6 lb. chicken?


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as Alton Brown states at the end of the 'Good Eats' shows (during credits) " Buzz, ... , Buzz , Buzz, Buzz. "

I motored down to my Local BB at Speed and politely explained how unhappy i was with the BV small. Politely. I explained

i had had it probably ( :unsure: ) more then 6 m. But I really wanted the Big Boy. would they exchange it? Having a spanking brand

new 20 % coupon in hand they said " Sure "

:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

as my good friend W.C.Fields used to state after getting out of bed in the morning afternoon:

"Ill be drinking early today "

Thanks Shel !

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Is the big one large enough to accommodate an un-spatchcocked 5 to 6 lb. chicken?

I'm not sure. I'd say probably.

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I agree with everyone who's saying to look really really really hard at the big one. It's enough larger that it can take the place of your standard range oven for many things, in ways the smaller one could not. I can fit a 9-inch dish (square or round) in mine, with plenty of room around it. My standard 13-inch pizza screen also fits in nicely (and the oven does a reasonably good job on a pizza). We don't typically get chickens that large, but I agree with gfweb that it probably would fit in.


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If you have the room, get the larger one. Seriously.


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What Jaymes has said about hot-weather climates and toaster ovens holds especially true, but she missed one lovely feature of the TO that's essential to hot-climate cooking. When it's 110 out and you absolutely don't want to add even half a degree more heat to your house, a toaster oven is portable and you can set it up outside. Which means that if you've got a hankering for garlic cheese potatoes to go with your grilled meats, it's a snap to pull the oven out onto the balcony or deck and plug it in there.

I live in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. We don't do 110-degrees. I'm not sure if we even hit 90 this year .


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So which one did you get?

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I've not yet decided which to get. Space in my apt is at a premium, although I could make the mid size oven work. The smaller one is more than I even originally wanted, or felt that I needed, and it already costs more than what I intended to pay as a maximum. My inclination is to go with the small one, but I want to take another look at the two at BBB. As was pointed out upthread, BBB will allow an upgrade at no cost to me, so what have I to lose if I decide to get the bigger one later, some time? And time is something I have plenty of, and I'm close to BBB (within 100 feet) at least once a week. But I'll take another look, bring my coupon ...


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ask about the 'upgrade' possibility first. not all stores may operate the same: ie in TX my sisters BB&B wont take out of date coupons

:huh:

its TX after all. dont know if they require a Photo ID either.


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In your case, unless you have a large family, get the smallest which will serve 85% of your toaster oven needs. The other 15% use your regular oven.

Because your electrical outlets are limited by Code in how much power (+- 1,800 watts) it can deliver, the bigger the toaster oven, the longer it takes to get up to temperature.

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Is the big one large enough to accommodate an un-spatchcocked 5 to 6 lb. chicken?

I think 6 lbs is the very top range, and it may even be pushing it. I've done 5lbs, though, and it was OK (barely).

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In your case, unless you have a large family, get the smallest which will serve 85% of your toaster oven needs. The other 15% use your regular oven.

Because your electrical outlets are limited by Code in how much power (+- 1,800 watts) it can deliver, the bigger the toaster oven, the longer it takes to get up to temperature.

dcarch

80% of the time, I'll just be using it for me, the balance for two people, when Toots is here. The more I look at this, it becomes clear that the small one will do everything I want, and do it with some headroom. It's already an upsell, and it doesn't seem necessary to go larger.


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Have they solved the beeping/buzzer problem on the smallest of the Brevilles?

And what is the "beeping/buzzer problem?"


 ... Shel

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in the Clear Light of Dawn Early Afternoon, Ive noticed a few things: BigBoy is not really much bigger then Little ( Middle ? ) Boy.

its fits in the same space, and i have enough room in front of it for my SV Small Cooler ( Re-Heater, 1 - 2 bag experimental tester ) as before.

it also is a convection oven, which the others are not.

Im very very pleased, and may indeed motor on back to BB&B and get the Pizza Stone, with a coupon, natch.

TJ's has some interesting Pizza's that are going to enjoy this oven, Esp. the French ones! extra crispy.

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A note about the convection oven...uncovered by andesenji elsewhere...when on convection and coming up to temperature the oven will say its at temp when it is 25 deg below what you set it for and then come up to the temp a bit later.

Perhaps an overzealous engineer trying to keep us from incinerating out food.

Things do cook quicker in the BSO even when not set on convection.

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Do you happen to know the lowest heat setting possible with the big SO?


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I just looked at my "crispy brand new Big Boy" under bake the lowest temp is 120 degrees.

5 degree increments up to 450

it this is true , this is going to be vary useful for low temp stuff. my 8 year old gas range low it 170. the previous item went to 140 but that one was abut 20 years ago.

this large BBoy is not just a bigger Jr.

the rack does not slide out unexpectedly, and has a 'standard' type feature missing on the mid-boy: as you open the door the rack comes out about 4 inches.

I have still been unable to track down the pic of the Turbo-Chicken done on this oven.

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Does the convection fan work at lower temperatures?


~Martin

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The best thing about a vegetable garden is all the meat you can hunt and trap out of it! 

 

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yes it seems to. the LED is much more informative on this one than the smaller. it has to be it does a lot more.

there is a fan icon on the LED and a button just for turning on/off the fan on the set of buttons below the LED

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Added to my wishlist.


~Martin

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The best thing about a vegetable garden is all the meat you can hunt and trap out of it! 

 

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the SO big boy and cookies:

the large oven does indeed take a 1/4 sheet pan, of which i have a few from the 'triple sets' by chicago metalic Ive gotten from BB&B

Ive never used a convection oven before but under stand the fan helps a lot with quick bake items like cookies.

has anyone gotten an extra rack and baked two 1/4 sheet pans of cookies in this oven?

this is something id like to do as then Id have less to gobble up until the next baking session.

the dough would be kept in 2 x 1/4 sheet pan amounts frozen.

any ideas on times and temps for a Duo Pan Cookie Bake w the Fan? its my impression that convection cooking is done about 25 degrees lower than Non-Fan?

many thanks

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