Toaster Oven Baking Dishes and Accessories

From handy kitchen tools to sheet pans and baking dishes, these are the toaster oven accessories we reach for every day. They help us to make the most of our little oven and we hope you’ll find them useful too!

Orange and red oven gloves, small toaster oven, pan of Brussels sprouts, and potatoes baking in a toaster oven.

That rack puller I bought on a whim, yeah, it’s never seen the light of day. And our collection of mini pans could definitely use a good dusting. 

When you’ve been creating toaster oven recipes for 7+ years it’s easy to accumulate lots of kitchen tools and equipment. Speaking from experience, some are significantly more useful than others. 

Listed below are our go-to toaster oven accessories and bakeware, These are the ones we couldn’t live without. We’ve included a little about why we love them and why they’re so helpful when cooking with a smaller oven. 

But before we get to the list, a word of caution. 

If you are new to cooking with a toaster oven, avoid the urge to load up on pans and baking dishes that you might never use.  

Instead, spend some time getting to learn how to cook with your little oven first. This Toaster Oven Beginner’s Guide (combined with your manual) is a great place to start. 

After making a few recipes, you’ll quickly discover what kind of accessories are needed to cook the foods that you want to eat. 

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Accessories That Make Cooking Easier

We use our toaster ovens every day to test new recipes and to prepare our own meals. Below are the tools that help us safely and successfully bake, broil, toast, and so much more!

hands covered with red oven gloves reaching into a toaster oven

Oven Mitts or Gloves

Even if you’re careful, it’s easy to accidentally bump the (very hot) sides of a toaster oven when pulling cooked dishes out of it. 

Using oven mitts that cover more than just your hands gives a nice layer of added protection to your wrists and forearms. 

Orange silicone mitts and red oven gloves on a table.

Silicone oven mitts or grill mitts that have a high-heat tolerance are a good option. They usually offer more forearm coverage and can be rinsed off or wiped clean.  

If you’re cooking a lot of smaller dishes you might find that oven gloves allow you to get a better grip on the pans. We like the gloves sold at Sur La Table because they are available in both small and large sizes. 

Small oven thermometer inside of a toaster oven.

Oven Thermometer

Most digital toaster ovens are designed to signal (or beep) that they have fully preheated before they actually reach the temperature you’ve set on the dial. 

And with analog knob-style toaster ovens, it can be tough to tell if you’ve let the oven preheat for long enough.

This isn’t always a problem but for some recipes, it’s important that the oven has actually reached its target temperature before adding your food. 

That’s why we love our cheap little oven thermometer. We just pop it in the center of the toaster oven and wait until the thermometer shows it has reached the desired temperature. 

Learn More >>> Is Your Toaster Oven Lying About Its Temperature?

Close up of a bright pink 9 x 12 silicone trivet.

Large Hotpad or Trivet 

How many times have you pulled a casserole out of the toaster oven only to realize you have nowhere to set it? 

Hotpads and trivets are something you never think about until you need them. It doesn’t help that most of us keep them buried in a drawer or cabinet where they’re not of much use anyway. 

That’s why we love our 9″x12″ Silicone Hotpad/Trivet from Thermoworks. It’s designed to withstand high temperatures and is the perfect size for a quarter sheet pan, casserole dish, or dutch oven. 

Overhead view of oiled potatoes in an air fryer basket.

We also use it with our air fryer as a handy place to set the basket down when tossing roasted cauliflower or flipping air fryer baked potatoes

The pad is available in a variety of bright and fun colors so it’s impossible to misplace and it’s dishwasher safe too.

We leave ours out all of the time but you could always toss it in a kitchen drawer (preferably one that’s close to your toaster oven). 

Cutting board sitting on top of a Breville Smart Oven Pro

If you have a Breville countertop oven or toaster oven, another option to consider is their cutting boards. 

Our main toaster oven is a Breville Smart Oven Pro (BOV845BSS). One of the accessories offered for it is a cutting board that is specially designed to sit on top of the oven during use. 

Person holding cutting board showing underside and feet

It’s a little pricy compared to a traditional cutting board, I think we paid around $40.00. But it’s a nice quality bamboo board. Ours has been holding up well for 5+ years and provides a great place to set down hot pans.

Toaster Oven Tip

Most toaster oven manufacturers caution against placing anything on top of their ovens. Always check your manual and follow the manufacturer’s recommendations. 

Kitchen Timer 

For safety reasons, toaster ovens are designed to turn off when the set cooking time ends. This is a great feature that will keep you from accidentally leaving the toaster oven turned on unattended. 

But it can be a little frustrating if you don’t know exactly how long your item will take to cook and end up needing to add extra time. 

Our main oven is designed to bypass the preheat if it’s already at the desired temperature. But some toaster ovens will make you cycle through the preheat if you need to restart the oven to add more time. 

Timer screen on a cell phone next to a toaster oven and sheet pan of cookies.

When I’m making a recipe for the first time and am not sure how long it will cook, I set the toaster oven timer for a little longer than I think it will take. That way it won’t automatically turn off. 

Then I use my phone’s timer to set an early reminder to check on the food and make adjustments as needed. 

Also, if you’re cooking something that needs to be flipped or you need to rotate the pan halfway through the cooking time, you can use the timer to remind you to do that too.  

Hand holding a blue thermometer in a pot pie.

Instant Read Thermometer

It can be tough to tell if foods are cooked all the way through just by looking at them. 

With an instant-read thermometer, you can easily check the internal temperature of proteins and frozen foods (like this veggie pot pie). You’ll quickly know if your food is ready or if it needs to be cooked longer.

Our favorite instant-read thermometer is the ThermoPop from Thermoworks. It’s compact but has an easy-to-read screen and comes in a bunch of fun colors. 

We use it all of the time when cooking frozen meals, air frying, baking bread, and testing proteins to see if they’ve reached a food-safe temperature.

One thing to note is that you do have to press the power button a little aggressively (IMHO) to turn it on. 

Thermoworks makes a variety of highly-rated digital thermometers including a talking thermometer that says the temperature out loud.

Man using tongs to flip meatless nuggets on a rack.

Tongs With Silicone Tips 

Tongs are great to have on hand for all kinds of things: flipping roasted red peppers and cabbage wedges, tossing marinaded mushrooms for some meatless subs, plating food, and more. 

Heat-safe silicone-tipped tongs are our favorite because they don’t scratch up metal pans or tear apart the breading on veggie nuggets and buffalo cauliflower bites.

Roasted potatoes on a metal baking pan with a spatula.

Cookie Spatula

If you’ve ever tried to use a full-sized spatula to remove cookies from a tiny toaster oven pan you know that it can be super awkward. 

What you need is a cookie spatula. These down-sized spatulas can fit into tight areas and are great for lifting, transferring, and flipping foods on smaller pans. 

Overhead view of roasted Brussels sprouts tossed with a black spatula.

Our old Wilton Cookie Spatula has worked pretty well will our smaller pans but I really like the OXO Silicone Cookie Spatula. 

Similar to the silicone-tipped tongs above, using a silicone spatula won’t scratch your pans. Plus it’s more flexible with thin edges that slide under foods with ease and has an easy-to-grip handle.

Baked potatoes cooking on a rack inside a toaster oven.

The Dynamic Sheet Pan Duo 

Rimmed sheet pans are our favorite toaster oven workhorse. We use them to roast vegetables, bake cookies and make easy dinners for two.

When you slide a wire rack into a rimmed sheet pan it creates an elevated surface for food to sit on.

Frozen meatless strips on a rack inside a sheet pan.

This allows the toaster oven’s warm air to circulate around the food and leads to more even cooking and crisping. It also helps to keep fattier foods from sitting in a puddle of grease. 

If you want to cook air fryer recipes in a convection toaster oven, make the best-tasting baked potatoes, or bake flaky cinnamon tortilla chips this dynamic duo can help you do all that and more. 

Metal quarter sheet pan and eight sheet pan side by side.

Rimmed Sheet Pan 

We own a bunch of these Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Quarter Sheet Pans and use them daily with our main toaster oven, a Breville Smart Oven Pro. 

The pans heat food evenly, don’t have a funky coating and are super easy to scrub clean.

A quarter sheet pan with vegetarian sausage and roasted vegetables.

Like all sheet pans, they will stain and develop a “patina” over time. So I like to keep at least two on hand. One for roasting (that I let get really dark) and one for baking (that we use lined). 

If you have a smaller toaster oven, they also make a ⅛ Sheet Pan that is half the size of the quarter sheet pan. 

It’s great for little jobs like toasting nuts, baking a couple of cookies, or making a grilled cheese sandwich in your toaster oven

Discover the best toaster oven pans for creating dishes so delicious no one will believe you cooked them in a tiny toaster oven!

If you’re not sure what size pan to get, this post for How To Know If A Pan Will Fit In Your Toaster Oven can help!

Heat-Safe Cooling/Baking Rack

The wire rack that fits in our quarter sheet pans measures around 11 ¾ x 8-inches. 

If you want to use a rack with the ⅛ rimmed sheet pan, you’ll need a much smaller one (around 9 x 5 ⅞ -inches). The rack in the Chicago Metallic Toaster Oven Pan Set is the closest I’ve seen in that size. 

Seasoned fries baked on an air fryer basket set in a pan.

Other options to consider if you can’t find a rack that will fit in your favorite pan:

  • Air Frying Basket (like the Cuisinart basket pictured above)
  • Crisper Tray/Pan

They’re available in a variety of different sizes and can provide a similar elevation/increase in airflow during cooking. 

Baked cookies on a pan lined with a silicone baking mat.

Silicone Baking Mat  

One way that we’ve been able to eliminate kitchen waste in our house is by lining our pans with reusable silicone baking mats instead of parchment paper or foil. 

Our favorite brand of silicone baking mat is Silpat. Their Petite Jelly Roll Mat measures 8 ¼ x 11 ¾ inches and fits nicely in a quarter sheet pan. The company also makes a Toaster Oven Mat that is 7 ⅞  x 10 ⅞-inches. 

Hands snapping a large parmesan crisp in half.

We use our mats to make crispy chips out of cheese, bake cookies with ease, and roast veggies for calzones without having to use lots of oil. They clean up quickly and are dishwasher friendly too. 

One thing to note about silicone mats is that they absorb strong odors. 

To keep our chocolate chip cookies from tasting like yesterday’s rosemary roasted potatoes, we always have two mats on hand and use one strictly for cooking savory items. 

Learn More >>> What is a silicone baking mat?

Blue 7x5 baking dish inside a small toaster oven.

Our Go-To Baking Dishes (Big and Small)

Unless specifically designed for use in a toaster oven, the majority of glass baking dishes have care and use guides stating that they should not be used in a toaster oven. (Souce: Pyrex® Safety and Usage Instructions and Anchor Hocking FAQ

So we like to cook with stoneware baking dishes and ramekins instead. 

But due to the proximity and uneven heating of the elements, stoneware, and ceramic dishes do have the potential to crack in a toaster oven. 

glass casserole dishes with a red x over them

That’s why some baking dish manufacturers like Corningware don’t recommend using their products in a toaster oven, countertop oven, or air fryer. (Source: Corningware Bakeware Dish Care and Use)

In addition, most toaster oven manufacturers direct users to be cautious when cooking with pans and baking dishes that are not made of metal. 

To Recap: Always read the care and use directions and if you’re not sure about a baking dish you own reach out to the manufacturer for guidance. 

Baked frozen enchiladas in a blue 7x5 baking dish.

Small Casserole Dish 

If you’re cooking for one or two people, a small casserole dish can be very handy.

This smaller 7 x 5-inch Le Creuset is one of the most-used dishes in our house. It’s made from a solid enamel-coated stoneware, has a capacity of 22-ounces, and the exterior measurements including the handles are 9 1/8″ L x 5 5/8″ W x 2″ H.

A dish this size is great for reheating one or two servings of leftovers, baking pears, and snack cakes, or making a small batch of comforting potatoes au gratin

Pan of cheesy toaster oven baked potatoes au gratin.

We also use it to cook frozen meals where the box states the container for the food should not be used in a toaster oven. We just pry the food out of its container and plop it in the baking dish.

Unfortunately, it appears this specific baking dish may have been discontinued by the company.

Though I have seen it along with other similarly sized baking dishes for sale at Home Goods (a discount housewares store) and on eBay, Etsy, and Poshmark. 

Baked pancake in a red baking dish.

Square Baking Dish 

For recipes that make 4 servings, a larger square baking dish does a good job. I like to use our 1.7 qt.; 8.5″ (9.75 with handles) x 8.5″ x 2.5″ Le Creuset Baker to make casseroles, baked pasta dishes, fruit crisps, or a double batch of our toaster oven egg bake.

It did a great job cooking the toaster oven pancake with frozen peaches and orange zest pictured above. Check out those crispy edges!

We originally bought that baking dish from Sur La Table. It came as a set with this cute 18 oz.; 5.75″ (6.75″ with handles) x 5.75″ x1.75″ baker that’s fun for making little desserts or this cornbread for one recipe from the website One Dish Kitchen. 

Mini jalapeno cornbread in a red 5 x 5 baking dish.

It appears the set and the larger baking dish (on its own) are still sold by Le Creuset.

Similar to the smaller casserole dish above I’ve seen different versions of these baking dishes for sale at discount housewares stores and on eBay, Etsy, and Poshmark.

Also, many readers have reported finding high-quality gently used baking dishes like these at second-hand stores. 

Ramekins of cake with frosting and rainbow sprinkles.

Ramekins 

Tiny 4-ounce or 5-ounce ramekins are great for making single-serving desserts like these cake mix mini cakes. While 8-ounce ramekins are good for egg dishes, individual casseroles, and dips. 

We also have some stoneware mini cocotte (they’re like tiny dutch ovens) that are handy for reheating smaller portions of food or anything you want to keep covered. 

Baked egg muffins on a plate.

Fun Pans to Have Around 

We don’t use these pans every day but they are nice to have on hand and make it possible to do even more with a toaster oven. 

6-cup Muffin Tin: Good for muffins and other small single-serving items like mini frittatas and individual pies. Flipped over, you can even use them to make dessert tacos using leftover potsticker wrappers!

Learn More >>> Which toaster oven muffin pan is the best?

8 x 8-inch Square Pan: Useful for all kinds of baking from boxed brownies to blueberry coffee cake, but also roasting veggies or cooking anything that isn’t crazy sticky. 

Mini loaf pan inside a toaster oven.

Mini Loaf Pan: Our 5-¾” x 3” x 2” mini loaf pan is one of my favorite toaster oven pans. I love using it to make mini quick bread like our banana bread for two or this mini cranberry orange bread.  

6 x 2-inch Round Pan: Perfectly sized for making little cakes (like our toaster oven carrot cake) or small batches of dinner rolls. This pan is also a good size for cooking frozen bowl meals or reheating leftovers. 

Pizza on pan cooking inside a toaster oven.

Pizza Pan: We use ours all of the time to cook frozen pizza in the toaster oven but pizza pans are also good for baking cookies, toaster oven quesadillas, and canned biscuits. 

Smaller Cast Iron Pans: They are heavier and require some maintenance, but when cared for properly a good cast iron pan will outlast you. From making a mini berry skillet cake to a frittata for two, they’re very versatile. 

Learn More >>>  Mini Cast Iron Skillets and Pans  

Closeup of bread loaf in red dutch oven.

Small Dutch Oven: Finding covered baking dishes that will fit in a toaster oven (and don’t have a glass lid) can be difficult. If you’re cooking with a larger toaster oven a dutch oven might be a good option. 

We use our 2 ¾-Quart Le Creuset dutch oven often to bake a small loaf of no-knead bread. It’s also great for casseroles or anything where you’re trying to keep moisture in. One Thanksgiving I even cooked a Tofurky and braised vegetables in our toaster oven using it.

Your Turn!

What are your toaster oven must-haves? Share your favorites in the comments below. 

48 Comments

  1. You have for everything but what I need. I need to prep casserole for meal prep. I have a ninja toaster oven and I need to break one standard casserole down into two casserole dishes to bake. I had bought two small Pirates dishes in a rush and then I realized you can’t put Pyrex in the toaster oven. You have so many great suggestions I thought you were the one for me. And you will begin my go to I’m sure for many other items. I’m currently using small Dollar Tree pans but they’re not really working out I’d like to have something to use long term. Looking forward to what else you refer us.

    1. Yay, I hope you enjoy it! We’ve had ours for almost 5 years and it’s still holding up really well. It’s got a million uses but my favorite is how it works as a great place to set down steamy pot lids and hot dishes, something that only seems to come to mind once my hands are already full 🙂

  2. Forgot to mention, live in Canada! so would need to be shipped here or be able to order from here. Thanks 🙂

  3. Help! Need a pan that will fit into this toaster oven. Wanted something wide … it will fit 9 inch deep or wide by 10.5 to 11 inch long.
    It is the Black and Decker 6 slice toaster oven. It does not fit 6 slices of toast but however, it came with a 9 inch drip tray. Way too small and only used it once and already it is stained from cookies.
    Would like something that will fit in nicely for baking cookies and that will also fit whole foods so a tray with sides would be good. Thank you for any help you can provide! Have searched online all over and can’t find anything that seems decent. Do not want aluminum. Non stick would be great. Considered the
    Chicago Metallic 4 piece set and just use the muffin pans in the regular oven as a little too long for toaster oven. These are a little small still probably but the reviews re rusting was not liked. Thanks for the help 🙂

    1. Hi Eva,

      You might want to look into something like this Enamelware Roaster: https://www.roveandswig.com/collections/cookware-bakeware/products/enamelware-roaster-v22

      Also, if you’re only avoiding the aluminum pans because of rust you should check out the Fat Daddio anodized aluminum pans Jiwa mentioned below. We own a loaf pan from them and have used it for quick bread and mini casseroles. They have a smooth surface that’s easier to clean and we haven’t had any trouble with rusting.

      Hope that helps and good luck with your search!
      Brie

  4. Thanks so much for info! I have the Breville Pro which I love, but have struggled to find larger pans ( I resist using the oven because it is filled with my granddaughter’s crayons and art project along with cookie sheets, etc! ).

    Just purchased (Amazon) the Fat Daddio 10×10 pan which fits quite nicely & I’m hoping that will allow me to make casserole kinds of dishes. I believe this is the largest size that the Pro will accommodate, however, I would love to hear otherwise.

    I have resisted buying the cutting board but finally caved after discovering my husband stashing the metal pan on top of it, ultimately resulting in unsightly scratches. Actually, it is nice to have and convenient.

    1. Hi Doreen!

      We’re able to fit a Nordic Ware rimmed quarter sheet pan which measures 12.875 x 9.5 x 1-inch in our Breville Smart Oven Pro and use it for everything from roasting veggies, to sheet pan meals and baking cookies.

      We also have a metal 9 x 13 cake pan from Nordicware that doesn’t have handles. It fits in our Pro but there’s not a lot of space around the sides for air-flow. I’ve got it on my to-do list to try cooking a cake mix with it and will post how it goes.

      Hope that helps and happy cooking!
      ~Brie

  5. Hi!

    I’m relatively new to toaster oven cooking/baking, having inherited one that came with my mew studio apartment–no oven and a two burner stove. I have made a Lot of recipes from this site since starting, and they have all been wonderful.

    Pans for this oven have been a challenge. I have tried several versions of made for toaster oven pans. All metal, and some pretty high end. The best is an old enamel coated roaster type sheet pan that probably came with the oven. It has a rack that fits nicely inside. Very shallow, about 1/2 inch, so not so good for baking anything but cookies–great for roasting veggies and making cheese toast, though!. I like the enamel coating. cooks evenly and browns nicely and clean-up is a breeze.

    I have a “nice” set of Chicago metallic pans. Most of them are OK, but the baking pan has folded corners, and the sheet pan rolled edges. When washing, water collects, and the pans rust, and I have dirty rusty water to contend with. Even when I try and lay them in such a way to best drain the water out. And after a year of use, the coating is flaking off. I have gone thru several versions of metal pans, and have been Leary of any other pans. I am also on a budget–that of course I have blown because I have tried about 6-7 other pan versions, all of which have been a fail. I guess I could have started with LeCrueset to begin with and saved a lot of money.

    A couple of week ago I decided to try a Fat Daddio pan. I wanted an all purpose one the would fin in my oven. Went with a 3 inch deep 7×9 pan as a starter pan. It is WoNDERFUL. Nice even bakes and roasting (whole roasted and stuffed eggplant was why I went with this size as a starter!

    Baked a nice oven pancake/soufle or dutch pancake type dessert with fruit and everything in it. Came out beautifully, and then I baked macaroni and cheese, gooey, cheesy and lots of cauliflower. Amazing. And for each of them clean-up was a breeze.

    I have now just ordered one of their 6 inch pie pans. I know 9 inch would fit, but there are just two of us. I can see lots of wonderful bakes with this pie pan, from bread to rolls to cheese cake to wonderful galettes, both sweet and savory. So I just wanted to make a plug for Fat Daddio Pans. I get. mine on Amazon, of course. And there are dozens of sizes because they are designed for the commercial bakery. So the smaller version of most of their shapes fit in our Toaster ovens. Round square, rectangular sheet.

    They do not yet have a 6 cup muffin tin, but they do have nice 4″ pie pans and 2-4″ baking pans in both rounds and squares that could be substituted if one really wanted to. And Clean-up? I soak for a few minutes after cooling and they come clean readily with gentle scrubbing on the “burn edges. Manufacturer recommend s Barkeepers friend, but I don’t really think that is necessary, at least hasn’t been so far for me.

    Of course the best test will be the test of time, and I haven’t given them enough of that yet. But with no place for water to get trapped, a nice rim for safe holding while hot, nice inside edges as well as no coating, I expect these to hold up a long time.

    Price range is medium. A little more expensive than some, but less than high end. And lightweight. I have limited ability to lift even a couple of pounds. That was another reason I have tried to stick with metal pans–they do not add weight to the overall dish by very much. And even though toaster oven meals are small, some of them can still be too heavy for me to lift safely.

    So, a final note. Presentation is not the point with these pans. But certainly function, lightweight, cost effectiveness, limited cleaning effort and beautifully turned out dishes outweigh presentation in my book these days. After all, I live in a one room Senior Retirement home, and am not going to entertain much any more. It is just the two of us.

    And FAtDaddio pans are an excellent performer in my Toaster oven. thanks for wonderful recipes to try in my new pans! One of the best things about Toaster Oven love recipes is that they are generally scaled for two, so the measuring is done for me and of course they are delightful!. I know you folks are not meat eaters, but even my meats come out well with these pans.

    1. Hi Jiwa!

      Thanks for taking the time to leave such a detailed comment about your experience with different pans and what’s been working for you.

      I’m sorry you had to ‘kiss so many frogs’ before finding ones that work best for you. But it sounds like you’ve got a winner and are going to be having a lot of delicious fun with that mini pie pan too 🙂

      Fat Daddio has a great reputation with bakers so I’m excited to check out their pans – thanks for the recommendation! Also, you make a great point about the weight of the metal pans, they’re definitely a good option if moving heavy dishes is a concern.

      I’m so glad to hear you’re enjoying the recipes and really appreciate you being a part of our little community 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by and happy cooking!
      Brie

  6. Hi
    I just read your post about the Toaster Oven and the Bamboo cutting board (referring to the peeling paint under your cabinet over the appliance.)

    I don’t understand how the cutting board is protecting the underside of the cabinet? At least that’s what I understood you to be saying.

    Would appreciate your response please and thank you.

    1. Hi Sandra,

      That oven (the Breville Smart Oven Pro), in particular, gives off a lot of heat during cooking. The hot air was rising straight up to our painted cabinets above the oven.

      The cutting board is specifically designed for use with that oven. I believe they sell it so you can store things above the oven. We’ve found it also acts to deflect, disperse, and absorb the rising heat so our cabinets are exposed to less of it.

      If you are asking in regards to using the cutting board with a different oven, you should always check with the manufacturer of your toaster oven for what accessories are acceptable to use with it.

      *Edited for clarity.

        1. Hi LeeAnne,

          I know that the Breville cutting boards are specifically designed to fit the dimensions of their ovens.

          Most toaster oven manufacturers have warnings about putting things on top of the oven while in use so I’m not sure if you could use the cutting board on a different toaster oven.

          Assuming the dimensions fit, I’d check with your toaster oven manufacturer before purchasing just to be sure it’s okay and not blocking venting or something else that’s important.

        1. Hi Carol,

          The cutting board we have for our countertop oven is sold by Breville (the oven manufacturer) as an accessory designed for use with that specific oven.

          I can only speak to my personal experience using it, I haven’t had any issues with overheating or overcooking of our food.

          We don’t use cutting boards with any of our other toaster ovens since the manufacturers don’t sell cutting boards designed for them.

  7. So much good info! I have several glass pyrex baking dishes I have been using in my toaster oven for years. I had never known they shouldn’t be used! I do have s 9 X 9 inch stainless brownie/cake pan I have had for decades and I use it often in my Cuisinart toaster oven. I have an enameled metal 8 inch cake pan that also works well so guess I will start using them rather than pyrex. Thanks!

    1. I’m glad you found the article helpful, Joyce! Those 9×9 and 8-inch cake pan both sound like great options, especially for casseroles and baked goods 🙂

  8. What about aluminum foil for grilling??? Don’t they now make pouches out of grilling foil. As long as they don’t touch the elements, would you think it might be ok??? Thanks

    1. Hi Donna,

      If you want to use foil you just need to make sure you’re following the manufacturer’s instructions for your specific oven. You can usually find that information in your manual or on their website.

      We also have a post with cooking tips from different manufacturers (including the use of foil), you can find that here: https://toasterovenlove.com/foil-in-toaster-oven/.

      Happy Cooking!

  9. One of my favorite pans is the Pampered Chef small toaster oven pan. It measures 8.75 x 6.5 x .75. Good for baking bacon and biscuits. Also easy to clean once it’s seasoned.

    1. Thanks for leaving a comment, Sandy! That’s a great looking little stoneware pan. We used to have a Pampered Chef pizza stone and it always made the best biscuits – I bet yours turn out perfect 🙂

  10. I was happy to find the Wilton Toaster Oven Bakeware 10.8×8.5x.625 aluminum pan at Bed Bath & Beyond a year ago, but it quickly warped and won’t come clean. It looks disgusting. I finally tried putting it in the dishwasher but that made it even worse. Sure would like to find a quality easy-clean alternative! LOVE my toaster oven. Heats up quick and cools down quick.

    1. Thanks for sharing about your pan, Mary Ellen, that’s such a bummer. We gave our pan to a friend to use in his new toaster oven, I’ll have to see how it’s fairing.

      We’ve had a lot of success breathing new life into our gunked up pans by soaking them with hot water, vinegar, and dishwashing soap – then scrubbing with baking soda.

      The powder Bar Keepers Friend works well too, it’s not recommended for aluminum because it could scratch the metal but if a pan is already ruined and headed for the bin I figure what’s to lose?

      Nordic Ware makes some great pans like this 1/8 Sheet Pan, it’s a little small but cleans up nicely. I’ve got my fingers crossed they’ll come out with an 8×11 sized one.

      Thanks for stopping by and for commenting 🙂

      Happy Cooking!

  11. I’m having trouble figuring out the height for the proper pans??? My Black and Decker Toaster oven measures 2″ from the top of the little pan that came with it and the heating element. So what is the maximum height of pan that I can buy?

    1. Hi Ruth,

      You might want to measure from the cooking rack up to the top heating element since you would probably put your dish right on the cooking rack – that may give you a tiny bit more room to work with.

      To cook your food properly, the warm air in your oven needs to be able to circulate around the food. If the sides of your dish are too tall it can’t do that.

      Gratin dishes are usually between 1″ to 1.5″ tall and might work. Since it’s a tight squeeze, I’d check your manual to see if they give a suggestion for how much space you need to leave between your food and the upper elements (it’s different for each manufacturer) to achieve the best cooking results.

  12. I just replaced my four-year old Breville; purchased another one with slow cook function (no air fry function). Now I am unable to find a suitable 3 or 4 qt casserole to slow cook in. No need for one that has a cover as I have a round Fiesta ware pizza pan that will work. Any suggestions would be welcome.
    Thank you

    1. Hi Susan! Apologies for the late reply and congrats on the new oven.

      It sounds like you got the Pro version (BOV845BSS). If that’s the one, you might want to check out the Lodge 3-Quart Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven. It will fit without the lid and according to this thread on Chowhound if you unscrew/remove the knob, it fits with the lid on too.

      If you’re looking to shop the Mother’s Day sales this weekend, I’d look for casseroles that are a maximum of 12.5″ long x 4.5″ tall x 11″ wide. Also, for slow cooking, the manual says to make sure your cookware does not exceed 13 pounds when empty.

      Happy (slow) cooking!

      1. Brie, I found a 2.9 Qt casserole on Amazon that fits perfectly in my Breville Pro with the cover on. Casserole dimensions are 9x9x5. It is made in Europe by Simax from lab quality glass and withstands temps from 572 to minus 40 degrees. I also ordered one other item for my Breville Pro from Amazon — a small Gotham Steel copper/ceramic air fryer basket and tray. Can’t wait to experiment with both.

        Love your blog!

        1. Woo-hoo! Those sound like great finds, well done Susan!

          I’m interested to hear your thoughts on the Simax dish, it sounds VERY cool. After you’ve had a chance to enjoy it a bit 🙂 maybe you can stop by and share them?

          I hope you have loads of fun experimenting with your new oven and pans!!

          1. Brie, I use the Simax casserole a lot. It is the perfect size for my Breville even with the cover on. Also use it in the microwave. Easy to clean. I may purchase another piece of Simax cookware. Highly recommend.

            1. That’s so nice of you to come back and share, Susan! Glad to hear you’re having such a great experience cooking with the Simax – we’ll have to check them out for sure 🙂

  13. I bought the copper chef cookie sheet and I adore it. I have a larger toaster oven (oster) and it’s the perfect size and performs great.

  14. I have several pieces of Emile Henry porcelain cookware including the pie dish and two smaller casseroles that fit in my Breville mini-toaster oven. I emailed the cookware company to find out if they were toaster oven safe and they are. These are very expensive items and I buy them when I find them at an outlet store such as Tuesday Morning. The beauty of these pans, aside from the fact that they are pretty, is the incredibly easy cleanup – even with an au-gratin these wipe clean with no scrubbing.

    1. Deborah, thanks for taking the time to share your favorite bakeware and places to look for discounts on them!

      I’ve seen the small Emile Henry pie dishes at a few high-end cookware stores and they are gorgeous. So cool to hear they are toaster oven safe and how well they clean up too 🙂

    1. Hi, Janice!

      You should always read the manufacturer’s instructions that came with your bakeware but I can’t see why it wouldn’t work in a conventional oven.

      I’ve used most of the baking dishes mentioned above, some mini pans, and the metal rack and pan from the Chicago Metallic set in our big oven a few times without any problems.

      Hope that helps and happy cooking!

  15. THANK YOU SO MUCH for your great suggestion re: covering items with a metal pan instead of aluminum foil. Had always used foil with no problem in my original Oster toaster oven, but the one I had after that & my new Breville both do not cook items that are covered tightly with foil–seems like the heat deflects away from the foil (doesn’t matter if it’s shiny side in or out) and the food is not done in the middle at all. Had called the 800#’s for both toaster ovens & asked alot of friends that cook in toaster ovens and no one could come up with a good solution. What I found to work was to let the food get hot first & then loosely set a piece of foil on top to keep the top from browning too fast. It’s just a bit inconvenient, though, because you have to be available 20-30 mins. after starting the food to go back & tent it with the foil. I don’t know why none of this thought of your idea–you provided the simple solution that had escaped all of us! Thanks, again, will definitely try this!

  16. I am considering a Breville Mini Smart toaster oven for use in our small motorhome as well as for toasting/small batch baking at home. I have a few appropriately size pans, but the are inexpensive aluminum and I’d like something of better quality. I do have a USA Pans loaf pan that will fit. It appears the oven will take 11″x10″ size, although the back of the oven has a cutout to extend the depth to accommodate an 11″ pizza pan (I think!). Any suggestions for similar quality cookie sheet and 6-cup muffin pan? Can the pan touch the sides of the oven?

    1. Hi, Susan,

      Just like cooking with a traditional oven, you want to leave room between the pan and the oven’s walls. This way the warm air can circulate evenly and cook your food evenly.

      We recently purchased a few Nordic Ware eighth sheet pans for our little toaster oven that might work for you. Each pan measures L: 10 x 6.9 x 1.1, even though they are aluminum they are much thicker than the thin sheet pans you find in most toaster oven pan sets. They heat evenly and clean up well. You can find them on the Nordic Ware site or on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Nordic-Ware-Eighth-Sheet/dp/B079Q1GT7H/

      There are a few high-quality toaster oven muffin pans sold at Sur La Table and Williams Sanoma but they are over 11-inches. In the reviews for this USA Muffin Pan (https://www.amazon.com/USA-Pan-Bakeware-Nonstick-Aluminized/dp/B00TUHMT3K/) there are a few mentions of it fitting in a Breville Mini but the dimensions look a little large so I couldn’t say for sure.

      If possible, you might want to visit a Williams Sanoma or department store that carries the Mini and try a few of their pans in a display model.

      Happy shopping 🙂

  17. Thank you for this excellent article! I just purchased a very small, relatively low wattage toaster oven for my camper and have been having a terrible time finding bakeware to fit in it. You solved that problem for me with many of the items listed here. The muffin tin won’t work for me, but I decided to search online for a 4-cup muffin tin and they exist! So that along with the 7×5 Le Creuset that’s shown in this article covers most of my baking ware needs.

    1. Yay, Christine, that’s fantastic! The 4-cup muffin tin is genius and such a great ideas for smaller toaster ovens, thanks for sharing your awesome find!

  18. Shortly after I got my Cuisinart toaster oven, I discovered the Sophie Conran line of Portmeirion porcelain baking dishes. There are a number of options in smaller sizes, and they are really beautiful. These are the ones I have and use:

    https://www.amazon.com/Portmeirion-Sophie-Conran-White-Baker/dp/B00BSWRO08/
    https://www.amazon.com/Portmeirion-Sophie-Conran-Handled-Roasting/dp/B00BKZW9VW/
    https://www.amazon.com/Portmeirion-Sophie-Handled-Rectangular-Roasting/dp/B00BKZMLEM/
    https://www.amazon.com/Portmeirion-Sophie-Conran-White-Rectangular/dp/B000IOCYMA/ <– this is the one I use most often — PERFECT for 2 servings of lasagne! Also works great for fruit crisp, cobblers, etc.

    The ones I have are white, but some of them come in celedon as well. I saw no warnings about use in toaster ovens, and I've been using them for 9 yrs (my first one was the White Rectangular Pie Dish — purchase on Amazon February 28, 2008). A tad pricey, but very elegant and so nice to use! (I'm not an affiliate or have any connections at all to Portmeirion — I just love these baking dishes).

    1. Lana, those are gorgeous dishes and the prices seem reasonable for quality bakeware, especially when you’ve gotten so many years of use out of them! Thank you so much for taking the time to share, I know so many people are going to appreciate your suggestions 🙂

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