How to choose a mini oven ? Compare and find the best
They are perfect for very small families, single people looking to save space and money or couples not looking to become culinary experts. The mini oven usually sits on top of your workspace and takes up about as much space as a microwave. The oven functions a little like a microwave in fact, and a little like a conventional oven. In short, it doesn’t give you everything a full cooker does, but it does much more than just a microwave, so it offers a happy medium between the two whilst occupying limited space.
History of a mini oven
Even the mini oven has an interesting history. They were originally (and in America often still are) called ‘bachelor ovens’. This phrase is actually over 100 years old and derives from the idea that single men want to cook quickly and live in small flats or rooms that you cant fit a large traditional oven in. Of course it also implies that a bachelor wont be an expert in the kitchen! Its rumoured that famous British writer George Orwell, author of Animal Farm and 1984, used a bachelor oven at the time he was writing.
Mini oven features
Choosing a mini oven is something to really think about, as some are little more than a microwave and some have very special features. Some offer specialist rotisserie cooking features and come recommended by chefs and kitchenware experts, whilst others feature hobs so that you can cook small quantities of anything you could cook with a normal oven. Others are more basic, and just feature a basic oven and nothing else. Others still have built in grills meaning you can cook a wider range of things in different cooking styles. Choosing the right mini oven then is not an easy thing, and this guide will look at some of the man brands and assess their pros and cons and what each of them offers.
Guide to buying a mini oven
The guide has 3 main sections. The first of these will advise you as to which brands you should look at when making your choice and which brands offer the best value for money. Following this, the guide will look at some of the more specialist mini ovens and the specific advantages of these. Finally, the guide will discuss where you can buy a mini oven from and how to get the best deals, discounts and prices on your mini oven.