23 Apr '12, 1am

Use the Incredible, Energy-Saving ... Toaster Oven?!: Toaster ovens use much less energy than conventional ovens...

Use the Incredible, Energy-Saving ... Toaster Oven?!: Toaster ovens use much less energy than conventional ovens...

Photo: Yana Petruseva / istock related articles By Brian Clark Howard If you have the option, use a toaster oven instead of a conventional oven, and you'll consume far less energy. Tests have shown that a well-insulated toaster oven, with plenty of room for air to circulate around it, consumes a whopping 50 percent less energy. As an added bonus, using a toaster oven will keep your kitchen cooler. Not just for toast and bagels, toaster ovens can be used for casseroles, mini meat loaves, cheese nachos, fish in a foil pouch, small pizzas and your all-time fave "grilled" cheese. Surprise! Even more efficient than the toaster oven: the microwave. Related: 11 Surprising Facts and Myths about Microwave Ovens

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