Appliances

The Best Toaster Oven Buying Guide 2017

Whether you enjoy crisp slices of toast for breakfast, frozen pizza for snacks, baking up impromptu batches of cookies, or even roasting a chicken, toaster ovens are fantastic multitasking appliances for convenient cooking. Beloved by singles and couples, who like not having to fire-up their range or wall oven for small-sized dishes or meals, they're also a boon to larger households, who may rely on the toaster oven as a second oven to prepare family meals when range or wall oven space is at a premium. What's more, high-end toaster oven models often feature a convection setting, which cooks dishes faster, saving time and energy. With a wide range of styles, sizes, and unique functions available, it can be tricky to choose the best toaster oven for your needs. We’re here to help!  We tested some of the best toaster ovens, read toaster oven reviews, and surveyed the market for the features that matter most. Our guide provides everything you need to know during the toaster oven buying process, including information that will help you narrow down your selection and choose the best toaster oven for your needs.

Refrigerator and Freezer Cleaning Checklist

You may think you have the technique down cold, but keeping the refrigerator clean requires more than a box of baking soda. Think of this checklist as a refresher course.

10 Tips for Organizing the Refrigerator

Like real estate, cold storage is all about location. Shelf or drawer? High or low? Follow this expert fridge-packing plan to keep contents fresh.

You Can Buy a Nespresso Machine for 20 Percent Off Today

Brew coffee shop quality espresso at home with this popular machine.

How Does a Refrigerator Work?

In the refrigeration cycle, there are five basic components: fluid refrigerant; a compressor, which controls the flow of refrigerant; the condenser coils (on the outside of the fridge); the evaporator coils (on the inside of the fridge); and something called an expansion device. Here’s how they interact to cool your food.