4 Reasons Why An Oven-Toaster-Grill Is The Kitchen Hero You Need

If you’re fond of cooking, grilling and baking, then you can invest in an OTG

Mohini Mehrotra Published May 29, 2020 11:57:54 IST
4 Reasons Why An Oven-Toaster-Grill Is The Kitchen Hero You Need Over-toaster-grill. Photo: Shutterstock

Whether you’re planning to bake a crispy pizza or a decadent birthday cake, make a healthy bread or roast a whole chicken for a party, an oven-toaster-grill (OTG) is the all-in-one solution you need to make mouth-watering masterpieces at home, without spending a lot. Here’s what makes this appliance a kitchen hero:

1. The multi-purpose one

A popular kitchen appliance with homemakers, this 3-in-1 wonder worker does exactly what its name suggests, and to perfection. You can reheat food, bake goodies, toast your bread and grill vegetables or meat without the hassle of buying three different gadgets. This not only saves you money, but also keeps your kitchen counter less cluttered.

Unlike a microwave, most OTGs come with rotisseries, which makes this kitchen gadget ideal for cooking and roasting meat. You can try your hand at making sun-dried tomatoes, baked hand-cut fries, flatbreads and much more with this versatile home appliance.

2. Capacity and size

OTGs are available in varying capacities to cater to all kinds of users. Choose one based on your need (foods you cook regularly) and your family size. For a small family (3-4 people), a 15-20 litre capacity should suffice. If you have a large family (more than 4 members), you can go for OTGs with higher capacity.

Choosing the right capacity also depends on your style and purpose of cooking. For instance, if you are a home chef or a home baker, then you would require a bigger OTG so that you can get large batches of food prepared in one go. When choosing the capacity, just remember larger the capacity, bulkier the appliance—so, storage space must be planned accordingly.

3. Portable and easy to use

Unlike a microwave or a gas burner, an OTG is lightweight. As a result, you can move it around easily—plug it in the kitchen or shift it to your dining area when you have a party and wish to serve piping hot pizzas straight from the oven.

Most models come with just three dials or knobs—one for temperature, another to select the type of heating required) and third one for time. This makes them easy to use even for the most basic cooks.

4. Light on the pocket

Available in stylish designs and colours—in both compact and big sizes—to complement modern kitchen decor, oven-toaster-grills are still relatively cheaper than microwaves. It’s multi-purpose utility and competitive price are reasons why it’s such a popular kitchen appliance in Indian homes. 

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