Can I make toast in a convection oven?

In this brief guide, we shall answer the question “Can I make toast in a convection oven?” as well as a detailed explanation of the answer. In addition, we will also see the different methods of making toast.

Can I make toast in a convection oven?

Yes you can make toast in a convection oven. Microwave convection is an ideal option as you can defrost the bread first using the microwave part and then toast the bread on a grill to ensure even heat distribution at about 425 F for about 10 minutes.

If you’re ever in a pinch and you don’t own a toaster, or the toaster you have isn’t working, toasting bread in a convection oven is an effective alternative. Although, it takes considerably longer than using a toaster so do make note of that. You must also keep a constant eye on the bread as it can end up over-browning or even burnt. Do keep in mind, however, that using a microwave to toast bread is much different as it does not use dry heat as convection ovens do. 

It is important to note that microwaves MWC24 and MC24 are should not be utilised for this purpose as in these microwaves, the heat comes from the sides and this will not allow the tops and bottoms of the bread slices to be cooked. Additionally, the microwave power saps the moisture from the bread, rendering it hard and stale.

Remember that not all ovens are suited to produce excellent toast. Each has different types of radiant heat that can result in either rubbery toast or chewy, undercooked toast. You must keep an eye on them while cooking.

What is toast?

Toast is browned slices of bread that are crispy on the outside. Toast can be eaten as is or even accompanied with jam or peanut butter. They can even be used in sandwiches for an extra delight of crispiness in each bite.

How to make toast in a convection oven?

Oven-toasted bread is a go-to option for even, crisp toast. It is also used for garlic bread as the bread usually used for this cannot go into a toaster. Here are the steps to toast bread in a convection oven;

  1. Preheat the oven to about 350F and get a baking sheet or baking tray large enough to hold the slices. You can also place the slices on a grill to avoid flipping them.
  2. Place the slices spaced out onto the tray/grill and place them into the oven
  3. Cook for about 4-6 minutes or until you can see a light golden-brown colour on one side
  4. Flip over and cook the same way again.
  5. Remove and place to cool. You can butter it if needed

Remember NOT to grease or butter the tray or the bread before putting it into the oven as it can burn.

Alternative methods of making toast

1. Toaster

Choose a bread that will fit in your toaster. Place it correctly inside the toaster and set the temperature at which you would like it to cook that results in how toasted your slices will emerge. Then pull down the lever and wait till they pop up and you hear the “ding” sound. You can then butter up the slices and consume them. 

Using a toaster is the quickest, easiest way to get toast as it does not have a high chance of being burnt, and doesn’t have to be looked at frequently during the toasting process. 

2. On the stove

You can simply place the slices of bread on a pan on the stove. You can even lightly butter the slices beforehand. For even browning, use a flat pan, and ensure that the flame is at a low setting. You will have to watch it every few minutes to make sure it is not being burnt. Once you have reached the desired crispiness on one side you can flip it over and cook on the other side for an equal amount of time. 

This option is a go-to for most people as it doesn’t involve the extra cost of buying a toaster or an oven. Unfortunately, it most often does not brown the bread evenly as it is being exposed to direct heat. But that doesn’t make the toast any less delicious and can be enjoyed heartily.

Other FAQs about Bread that you may be interested in.

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Can dogs eat garlic bread?

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As seen in this blog, we have answered the question “Can I make toast in a convection oven” and have explained in detail how to cook toast in a convection oven, as well as alternative methods. Cooking toast in an oven is a handy trick if you don’t have space on the stove and if your kitchen lacks a toaster. Be careful to set the convection oven to low heat so as to prevent burning, and there you have it!


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