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Question from Shirley

Which toaster oven is safe to use?


Lisa’s Answer

I have not done a full evaluation of toaster ovens.  It is challenging and time-consuming, and sometimes impossible, to accurately evaluate appliances because manufacturers are often unable or unwilling to disclose all of the materials used in their products.

Here is a link to one reader’s experience trying to find out more about the Proposition 65 warning label on the toaster oven box.  She found that while the oven contained BPA and styrene, 2 chemicals that should be avoided, they were present in the plastic feet on the bottom of the toaster.  While it would be better that they were not in the product at all, such small amounts in pieces not in contact with food, should not be a case for concern.


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