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A Toaster/convection oven in place of a regular oven?

Hello everyone, here is my situation:

I live in a tiny attic apartment with my boyfriend and when we moved in the kitchen was equipped with a refrigerator, dishwasher and oven (designed for small apartments) so they are small.

When we started to use the oven to bake, we quickly discovered that no matter what heat setting we used, the oven would heat up to extremely high temperatures! It would seem as though the mechanism used to detect and control the heat within the oven does not work, but we are not sure. We informed the landlord, he gave us the billing receipt for the oven and told us to call the manufacturer. We were fine with that until we noticed that the oven was past the manufacturer's warranty period. So now all we can do is use the stove top and a microwave.

Lately we have been considering buying a toaster/convection oven to replace the regular oven, but as it is a small kitchen we questioned whether it would be worth the investment. We only cook for the two of us, and we have been trying to scale down recipes to avoid too much leftovers. What are your thoughts and opinions about this?

If a toaster/convection oven is not the best choice, do you have any different suggestions? Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

Jul 27, 2012
Charmed83 in Cookware

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Jul 02, 2012
Charmed83 in Home Cooking