Small Kitchen Appliances

By Coopie19 Latest Reply 2015-02-07 23:45:54 -0600
Started 2015-02-05 17:36:55 -0600

Does anyone use a electric pressure cooker, conviction toaster oven or something like a George
Foreman Grill? I am trying to decide if I want to buy any of these as I hate having to turn on my big oven to cook for one.

If you do please let me know what kind and how well it works before I spend money on something I may not like.

Thanks all.

16 replies

valentine lady
valentine lady 2015-02-07 23:45:54 -0600 Report

Hi Coopie
I'm James fiancée and love my George Foreman grill. Mine is in storage now but loved to use it before. I even grill veggies on it. Just be sure to brush them with oil prior to grilling them. A convection oven is difeinitely a yes. Takes a little longer to bake but will keep the. Kitchen cooler. Definitely a plus for one person. Hugs. VL

Coopie19 2015-02-07 01:52:29 -0600 Report

Thanks everyone you all have been very helpful in helping me decide that I do need a george and a conviction/toaster overn. Still debating on the pressure cooker.

Thanks again all.

Type1Lou 2015-02-06 09:40:11 -0600 Report

We have a small George Foreman grill which we use often and love. I have a pressure cooker but don't like it…the food seems to come out too mushy for me. I also use my toaster oven, especially in the summer here in Florida to avoid heating up the big oven and the house. I also purchased a crock pot about 2 years ago and use that some.

ssawyer57 2015-02-06 09:30:22 -0600 Report

I love my George Foreman grill. I got it after reading about jayabee52's meal plan experiment. It cooks meats and vegies much faster then an oven or conventional grill due to the 2 sided cooking plates. If you spice your meat/poultry/fish and vegies before cooking they still taste pretty good and don't dry out. Sandi

Sopies Grandma
Sopies Grandma 2015-02-06 08:09:54 -0600 Report

I once had a George Foreman grill. it did just what the ads said it would do, As the meat was cooking the fat did drain off leaving the meat totally tasteless. but it was fast and easy to use and to clean afterwards.

lilleyheidi 2015-02-06 00:04:35 -0600 Report

I love my george foreman grill. I use it at least twice a week if not more. I use it to grill beef or chicken or pork. It is done in no time at all and is easy clean up. Definitely recommend getting one that has removable grills so you can put them in the dishwasher or in the sink. You won't be sorry for spending the money for it. A pressure cooker is another goodie, I haven't got one, but I do miss it.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-02-05 23:00:52 -0600 Report

I just ordered a pressure cooker last week…always had one in my house growing up but was terrified of them…The new ones are safe and well after my last attempt at ribs (they were horrid) I decided it was time to get one…seriously ..fall off the bone ribs in 30 minutes…nice…plus you can make soups..pasta..sauces…anything really…sorry if I sound like commercial…but I go to school full time…just started a new job..have a house and a hubby to take care of and grand kids to watch..anything that can put a delish dinner on the table in half an hour in ONE POT..gets my vote..

jayabee52 2015-02-05 22:46:08 -0600 Report

Howdy Coop
I have a Geo Foreman grill and I love using it to grill beef and pork. My fiancee has one(in storage till she moves here) also and says she used it to grill veggies.

I really like it and it does not heat up the kitchen much, which is a benefit here in LV NV during the summer months. My son found mine at Wal*Mart for not a lot of money.

God's best to you

RebDee 2015-02-05 22:40:15 -0600 Report

I love my George Forman grills and have several in different sizes for different things: large for steak or turkey, medium for most everything else except sandwiches which gets the small grill.
I don't like electric pressure cookers. Don't have a convection toaster oven.

suecsdy 2015-02-05 20:49:07 -0600 Report

I love my Toaster oven and use it everyday. It is perfect for small cooking. I bake and broil and toast in it and it even has a rotisserie function which I have never used. I very seldom use the big oven anymore. My kitchen "wants" are an induction cooktop and the indoor-outdoor George Forman grill. I lvove to cook out when weather permits, but lighting up the grill for just one person is a hassle.

Coopie19 2015-02-05 21:07:29 -0600 Report


Is your toaster oven a conviction one and what model is it? I have seen those indoor-outdoor George Forman grills on QVC. I am a big fan of watching "In the Kitchen with David" on Wed. nights and Sunday afternoons. I like to see alll the new gadgets for the kitchen that is out there and I have purchased 3 things from them and not been disappointed.
It is nice when they run an easy pay say for the grill one time I saw it for 79.00 on there with 6 easy monthly payments of 15.something and the good thing about it is you get it before you pay it off. I bought some knives, cookware and Kurig coffee maker from them.

Maybe I will go to their web site and see what they have. LOL

suecsdy 2015-02-06 08:21:54 -0600 Report

I bought my toaster oven at Wal-Mart. I was prepared to pay more, but I found this GE for only about 40 dollars. It is a little bigger(big enough for a 12 in pizza). and has temp, timer and function dials. Of coarse this was about 4 yrs ago, so I'm sure the price has gone up, but it's a great little appliance. I don't remember if it is convection, but I think it is supposed to be. It was still well worth the money.

Nick1962 2015-02-05 19:01:43 -0600 Report

We have a Viante True Blue convection toaster oven
and love it. The interior is the same enamel finish as your oven, so it’s easy to clean and doesn’t stain up like the cheap aluminum ones do. It wasn’t cheap (about $100), but it’s not the most expensive either. I don’t care for the digital display (but got used to it), and it didn’t come with any recipes either (but I’m a cook and don’t really need them). I’d say stay in the $100 dollar range for one of these – the cheaper aluminum ones just get filthy, and the high-end live up to their worth.

Coopie19 2015-02-05 21:01:01 -0600 Report

Where did you find this at? I have been looking on line at walmart but not sure about theirs.

GabbyPA 2015-02-05 19:00:52 -0600 Report

I don't have any of those, but my mom used a small toaster oven all the time when she was cooking for just one. Now she just uses the microwave and doesn't cook much.