Black and Decker recently introduced their 5 Minute Pizza Oven & Snack Maker to the general public. The sleek stainless steel counter top oven can heat up to 650 degrees Fahrenheit, 150 degrees hotter than any conventional oven and preheat in half the time of your traditional oven. What does that mean to you, the consumer, the pizza lover – a 12 inch pizza, fresh or frozen in half the time.
Being food curious, the folks at Black and Decker sent me the 5 Minute Pizza Oven & Snack Maker to test out. We are mainly frozen pizza eaters in our house, we like a specific brand, Dr. Oetker Ristorante Pizza Mozzarella with a thin crust – we’ve tried others, this is our favorite. With the multiple settings, I chose the thin crust setting which is 650 degrees, turned the timer past 10 minutes to get the oven, preheat for 5 minutes and bake the remaining five minutes. I used the accompanying handle to pull out the preheated ceramic tray and put our frozen pizza in to cook for 5 minutes, where as in my regular oven it would have been 12 minutes. As recommended by Black and Decker and myself, it is best to wear oven mitts for your safety.
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