Some of you asked about the Breville convection toaster oven I had previously. I really loved it and they’re highly rated.
The only problem was that it was smaller than the Kitchen Aid and thus after awhile food oils got splashed on it to the point I couldn’t even begin to get it clean.
You are not supposed to scrub the insides with abrasive cleaners, just so you know. You’re only supposed to gently wipe it out. But that means it’s hard to clean.
When I can’t get something clean it drives me crazy. The inside of the door was so splashed with stains you could hardly see inside it.
Of course it was my only oven and so it got used several times a day most of the time.
Toaster Oven Tips:
Here are tips on what kind of pans you should use in convection toaster ovens.
If you use a toaster oven I would also suggest looking into those pans I mentioned I’d purchased in yesterday’s post. When you take them out of the oven they only stay hot for a minute or too.
Other bake ware I’ve used in the toaster oven was very hard to get clean. But the Casa Ware is great. I bought different sizes to cook with.
Kasi Brings Lunch:
Yesterday Kasi brought over a lasagna and salad from Olive Garden. I only ate a little for lunch and heated it up in the toaster oven for supper.
Well you know how messy lasagna is. I put it on one of those new Casa Ware pans with the bread sticks and when I took it out it looked like the cheese had stuck to the pan.
I thought: Oh no, this will be hard to get out of the pan.
Easy To Clean Toaster Oven Pans:
But when I went to wipe it out with a paper towel before I washed it with sudsy water, the cheese just slid right off.
If you buy these pans, I read in the Reviews that someone used a metal spatula and it scratched off the surface, so you would want to a type of spatula that would not scratch it.
So far, these are the easiest pans to clean that I’ve ever used.
Flip House Cabinets:
Kendra came by yesterday. Poor thing looked exhausted. Home Depot had delivered the cabinets for the flip house. To the front yard!
She asked them why they weren’t taking them up the steps and into the house and they said they had a busy schedule.
So Kendra, small as she is, had to heft all those heavy cabinets up those steps and into the flip house by herself. I would have been furious.
Big Box Store Contractor Problems:
Of course these big box stores use independent contractors to deliver stuff so there’s really not much you can do. She did call and complain about it.
She should have called me and I’d have gone over and helped her get the cabinets inside.
A few weeks ago she couldn’t dig a shrub out of the front yard. So she got a chain and hooked it to her Tahoe and dragged it out.
She does manage to find ways to do things that are beyond her strength!
Grandkids Vacationing At Yellowstone:
Kendra’s kids are at Yellowstone National Park this week with their dad. She sent me photos they’d sent her.
Above is 16 year old Riley and 11 year old Marley. And below is one of Marley by herself.
They’re both growing up so fast!