Can You Use Aluminum Foil in a Toaster Oven?

By Maxine Wallace

A toaster oven makes reheating without a microwave quick and convenient. When used with caution, aluminum foil can be your best friend, facilitating even reheating in a toaster oven and faster cleanup afterwards.

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Can You Use Aluminum Foil in a Toaster Oven?

Using Aluminum Foil Safely

In a toaster oven, aluminum foil is best used to wrap leftovers and other items before cooking or reheating to prevent burning. By locking in heat, foil can help heat foods evenly and quickly. It can also be used underneath items to catch spilled or bubbling sauces and prevent messes. Avoid contact with the heating element or sides of the oven when using aluminum foil, as this can be excessively hot and a fire hazard. 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 spillage.