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    Quote Originally Posted by Tybee View Post
    I have never been able to get the same toasty results at my son's house with the toaster oven.
    Physics. A toaster oven has to heat a lot of air around the bread. In a "real" toaster the bread is much closer to the heating elements and gets the bread hotter sooner. That's why someone who loves toast is unlikely to be happy with toast from an oven.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveinMN View Post
    Physics. A toaster oven has to heat a lot of air around the bread. In a "real" toaster the bread is much closer to the heating elements and gets the bread hotter sooner. That's why someone who loves toast is unlikely to be happy with toast from an oven.
    Well, that saves me a research project and some counter space :-)

    Your wise advice on the toaster oven and slow cooker are much appreciated!

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    I made black beans from scratch yesterday. And DAAAAAAAAAMN! They was good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultralight View Post
    I made black beans from scratch yesterday. And DAAAAAAAAAMN! They was good!
    I've always preferred the texture of dried beans, reconstituted and cooked (slow cooker or otherwise). Much better than canned or frozen IMHO.
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    Today I am on my 4th crockpot of tomatoes, cooking them down into pasta sauce. The thing is reall really handy for that.

    It has been a good year for tomatoes.
    Last edited by iris lilies; 9-24-18 at 11:47am.

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    I have sausage-kale soup cooking in the IP. I think total cooking time was about 25 minutes.

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    I make my homemade spaghetti sauce in the crockpot and it always turns out perfect.

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