Japanese brand Zojirushi’s ET-REQ75 is a fuss-free electric oven toaster that toasts anything from bread, fish and meat. Like most oven toasters, it comes with a metal tray, crumb tray and uses a dial to adjust the toasting duration for up to 15 minutes — though the heating lamp will turn off once it hits a certain temperature.
- 25cm interior for 9-inch (23cm) pizzas
- Removable front door, gridiron, and slide-type tray for easy cleaning
To toast, simply place the food item directly on the gridiron to get the maximum toast surface. For food items with possible oil drips, place it on the metal tray, and adjust the dial accordingly. The front panel provides recommended timings for various food items — though you may need slightly longer for larger items because the heating lamp will turn off at max temperature.
This toaster has an exceptionally roomy interior despite its compact body, easily fitting four slices of toast. You can even slide in a 23cm diameter personal pan pizza comfortably. The ET-REQ75’s thoughtful design makes it easy for clean ups as it has a crumb tray, and most components can be easily removed for cleaning — including the front door.
I use the toaster at least five times a week, for breakfast a well as the occasional late night frozen pizza dates. This makes the $65 ET-REQ75 a great deal, especially since I plan to use it for at least the next three years.
The Zojirushi ET-REQ75 Electric Toaster Oven is available online at various e-tailers. It comes with a one-year warranty as well.