We've given approving thumbs up to toaster ovens many times here at The Kitchn; they're great for cooking in hot weather, reheating food without a microwave and for baking when you don't have a proper kitchen.
But we've avoided them ourselves because they tend to stink at doing the one thing we really want a toaster to do: make toast. Enter this two-in-one toaster/toaster oven from Avanti. We're not quite sure what to think...
This dual model has both a traditional pop-up toaster and a toaster oven. We would hope that the normal toaster side would be much faster than our friend's toaster oven - which takes probably five minutes to make a proper piece of toast. (We like it dark, but still!)
With not a lot of extra space taken up you get two kinds of toasters in one. What do you think? Is it worth it? Does anyone own one of these contraptions?
• Avanti 2-in-1 Stainless Toaster, $62.04 at Amazon