I'm pacing the miles (literally miles!) of aisles in Chicago's McCormick Place today and tomorrow, scanning the thousands of products on display at the Home & Housewares Show. Nearly everyone who makes or sells something for the kitchen and the home is here this week, and while there is a lot of useless stuff on display, it's also a pleasure to check out quality products in person. Here's one great product: An update to Chicago Metallic's high-quality toaster oven bakeware line. We've mentioned Chicago Metallic's toaster oven bakeware in the past. Toaster ovens are such a boon to small kitchens. Some urban cooks do away with full-sized ovens completely, relying on their toaster ovens for small batches of cookies, muffins, and roast chicken breasts.
But bakeware for the toaster oven has lagged sadly behind the high-quality, high-powered countertop ovens available today. That's why I really like this stuff from Chicago Metallic. It's not the flimsy, buckle-in-a-moment stuff that came with your toaster oven. It feels very heavy and substantial, made with the same materials and quality of their full-sized pieces.
Their muffin pan was familiar, but I believe that the mini-muffin pan is new this year. If you do a lot of cooking in your toaster oven, consider these pans.
Do you bake in your toaster oven? If so, what's your favorite thing to cook in it?