Product FAQs

Toaster Ovens

What does each setting mean on my toaster oven?

Below is an explanation of each setting:

Warm
  • The "Keep Warm" feature ranges in temperature from 130oF to 180oF.
  • Top elements are at 1/2 power.
  • Bottom elements will not be on.
  • The thermostat dial must be set on a temperature for "Warm" feature to work.

    Broil
  • Elements will glow red on "Broil."
  • Ends of elements may appear to be "burned out." They are not.
  • Highest temperature setting.
  • The thermostat dial must be set on a temperature for the unit to broil.

    Bake
  • Full elements will glow on the "Bake" setting. Top elements will be at 1/2 power.
  • Thermostat cycles on and off.
  • A temperature must be set for "Bake" function to work.

    Toast
  • Temperature dial must be set on the "MAX" setting.
  • Why isn't my toaster oven turning on?

    If the toaster oven isn't turning on, check the following:
    1. Is the toaster oven plugged into a working outlet?
    2. Has the timer or continuous on knob been turned on?
    3. Does the temperature dial have a temperature selected?
    If all of the above has been checked and the toaster oven will still not turn on, please contact a service center.

    Why won't my toaster oven door stay open one inch?

    The door will remain open at the first notch which is two or three inches instead of one inch.

    How do I clean my toaster oven?

    Before cleaning your Oster® Toaster Oven, unplug it and allow it to cool.
    1. To clean, wipe with damp cloth. DO NOT IMMERSE IN WATER! Make sure to use only mild, soapy water.
    2. Abrasive cleaners, scrubbing brushes and chemical cleaners will damage the continuous clean coating on this unit. Empty crumb tray frequently to avoid accumulation of crumbs.

    What can I do if my toaster oven has discolored and I can't clean it?

    High heat appliances can have some discoloration, this is normal. Please see below instructions to work on reducing the discoloration:
    1. Clean with a soft scrub and soap.

    Can I put foil in my toaster oven?

    No. Placing foil in the unit may cause the unit to heat up over 500 degrees. For this reason we do not recommend using foil in the toaster oven.

    Why is only one element heating up on my toaster oven?

    When using the Toasting feature, make sure the oven temperature control is not in the Broil mode.

    Are cooking times the same on toaster ovens and regular ovens?

    Cooking times may vary depending on personal preferences. Also remember that, because your toaster oven is smaller than your regular oven, it will heat up faster and will maintain the temperature better. Therefore, cooking times in a toaster oven will generally be shorter than those in a regular oven.

    Which elements are supposed to light up on my toaster oven for each setting?

    When using Sunbeam® and Oster® toaster ovens, certain heating elements heat up, depending on setting. Please see below information:

    ON BAKE
    When the baking cycle is selected, the top and bottom element will heat up.

    ON BROIL
    When the broil cycle is selected, the top element will heat up.

    ON TOAST
    When the toasting button is depressed, the top and bottom element will heat up.

    I would like recipes for my toaster oven. How can I get some recipes?