Toaster oven icons know the menu

The Panasonic NB-G110P Flash Xpress Toaster Oven features automatic cooking modes. The countertop appliance has preset buttons for pizza and more.

Push button toasting and leftovers reheating.
Push-button toasting and leftovers reheating. Amazon

A toaster oven is one of those devices in the kitchen that are seemingly useful for everything. In fact, it gets pressed into service so often that we can practically use them blindfolded. (Do not use your kitchen appliances blindfolded.) It may be easy to forget how versatile a toaster oven can be, so that means a cheat sheet can help.

With icons to guide users through common tasks, the Panasonic NB-G110P Flash Xpress Toaster Oven ($127) makes the countertop appliance even easier to use. The preset functions are divided into two intuitive sections, one labeled "bread" and the other "food." Each section has three (mostly) recognizable icons, including pizza, hash browns, bread slices, and frozen waffles.

The approximately 10-inch-tall appliance has a footprint a little larger than a square foot and is capable of incremental temperature adjusting from 250 degrees to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. The infrared oven heats up quickly and is rounded out by inclusions of a timer as well as an interior light. Capable of adjusting cooking time to suit the need, the appliance makes quick work of common countertop-cooking tasks. And that does include just making toast.

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    Brian is the author of the culinary based novel Stealing Food Road. A lifelong Californian, he has been consistently exposed to some of the best food in the world. With a deep appreciation for the kitchen, he is always on the lookout for that perfect appliance that combines style and grace with the ever-popular ability to save time.

     

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