A toaster performs its operations using mechanical and electrical energy. The wire attached to a toaster is used to connect it to an electricity source. Use of a long handled toaster, placed directly over the flame of the stoves, was very common before the invention of the conventional electric toaster. A toaster is small in size and can easily fit on the counter top.
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Toaster oven, on the other hand, is a relatively new technology. As mentioned before, a toaster oven is designed to perform several operations. In addition to toasting the bread, it allows the users to bake and broil food that can be placed on an iron tray inside. This appliance is like having three different devices in one. The toaster oven is considerably larger in size.
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