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Kitchen Hacks: 7 Foods You’d Never Think To Cook In Your Pop-Up Toaster

Grace_Eire by Grace Eire
Grace plays in a band and is the mother to a black cat named Fitzhugh.

The microwave was one of the most amazing feats of convenience to ever grace the home, that’s for sure. However, it’s not perfect.

Sometimes, the microwave can leave your reheated food in a less than desirable state. Sometimes food comes out soggy on the bottom, or perhaps still cold in the middle. Don’t get me wrong, a microwave is great for reheating a curry, but when it comes to things like pizza? That’s a different story.

This is where your pop-up toaster comes in; it’s good for more than just bread products and toaster pastries. You don’t need a fancy toaster oven to be able to quickly warm up your food, leaving it crispy and just as delicious as the first time around. In many cases, all you need is a handy dandy toaster bag. The bag keeps grease from dripping into the crumb tray and causing a fire.

Just make sure that if something calls for a toaster bag, you use it! Never put greasy, drippy food into the toaster without the bag to catch the grease.

In some cases, you can even cook food from scratch, or completely transform one food into something else. Take a look at the 7 toast-able foods below.

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1. Veggie burgers

1. Veggie burgers

The microwave turns your delicious veggie patties a not-so-yummy, mushy texture. Pop it in the toaster for a crispier finished product.

2. Cold breakfast pizza

2. Cold breakfast pizza

…Or lunch, dinner, or snack time pizza. Just slip a slice into a toaster bag and pop it in the toaster. No more soggy microwave pizza!

3. Flour tortilla

3. Flour tortilla

Stick a few regular flour tortillas into your toaster for some homemade tortilla chips in a jiffy.

4. Asparagus

4. Asparagus

With one of those handy toaster bags, you can have some delicious roasted veggies straight out of your toaster oven.

5. Leftover fried food

5. Leftover fried food

Got some chilled onion rings in your fridge from last night’s dinner? Fries from lunch that you want to eat at 10 PM? Grab a toaster bag and heat them up in your toaster. No need to turn on the oven or eat icky microwave fries.

6. Chicken nuggets

6. Chicken nuggets

Again, toss a few chicken nuggets in a toaster bag and pop ‘em in. No soggy nuggets, and you save energy by not heating the whole oven for a few bites of food.

7. Bacon

7. Bacon

Who loves bacon? Everyone. Who loves cooking bacon? No one. Pop a few smaller slices into a toaster bag for some no-mess, no-fuss bacon.

I had no idea that a regular pop-up toaster could do so much for me in the kitchen, did you? SHARE with friends and family so they get these time and energy saving tips, too.