Infrared Toaster Ovens
An infrared toaster oven may sound a little scary, but there's no need to fear. Infrared is just the part of the electromagnetic spectrum between light visible to the human eye and microwaves. Infrared toaster ovens generally use a combination of near and far infrared light to cook the oven's contents. Infrared toaster ovens are fast, versatile and very efficient. They aren't all that different than using a microwave oven, and share many of the same benefits, though the results are usually much tastier.
Instead of using, for instance, heated air as in a convection oven, infrared shoots the heat straight through the food. As a result there is little-to-no preheating necessary and the food cooks up to 40% faster than in other electric toaster ovens.
Infrared Toaster ovens are more efficient in other ways as well. They require less energy and suffer less heat loss than conventional toaster ovens. And another benefit to infrared toaster ovens is that they actually push moisture into food rather than drying it out, increasing flavor.