Can You Use Aluminum Foil in a Toaster Oven?

By Maxine Wallace

A toaster oven makes reheating without a microwave quick and convenient. It can also speed up meal preparation and even allow for the complete cooking of a meal when equipped with sophisticated temperature and time controls. When used with caution, aluminum foil can be helpful to provide even reheating and faster cleanup in a toaster oven.

Tray of Jacket Potatoes Wrapped in Foil
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Foiled potatoes

Using Aluminum Foil Safely

Aluminum foil is best used in a toaster oven to wrap leftovers and other items before cooking or reheating to prevent burning on their surface. By locking in heat, aluminum foil can help foods to heat evenly and quickly. It can also be used below items to catch spilled or bubbling foods and prevent a mess in the toaster oven. Avoid contact with the heating element or sides of the oven when using aluminum foil, as this can create excessive heat and even fire. Also, do not line the crumb tray with foil, but instead, place a piece of foil directly below the item being cooked to catch any spilled foods.