Last Updated on March 16, 2022
If you are looking for the ultimate guide on how to reheat pizza in a toaster oven, then you have finally found it! Our methods are quick and easy!
In today’s tutorial, we will not only look at what toaster ovens are and how they work but explain the best methods for reheating and thawing various kinds of pizzas.
What Is A Toaster Oven?
Essentially, these ovens are smaller versions of regular ovens. They can do virtually anything a regular oven can, but have a much smaller capacity and often uses less electricity.
The standard toaster oven size ranges between 15 to 22-inches in length and 8 to 12-inches in height.
Toaster ovens aren’t built into cupboards or walls. They are loose-standing appliances that can be placed on the kitchen counter or any flat prepping surface. They also work with electricity and some of them even have electrical stovetops.
The ovens themselves vary in functionality. You get very basic appliances that only have one heat setting with adjustable temperatures. However, some of these appliances (especially modern ones) have multiple oven settings and even pre-set functions.
For example, these ovens can be set to baking, broiling, reheating, roasting, and grilling (just like built-in ovens can). Furthermore, they often have pre-set functions like roasting a chicken, reheating pizza, toasting bagels, etc.
How does a toaster oven work?
Toaster ovens use 3 main sources of heat. This includes radiant heat (from the elements and metal walls), warm circulating air (within the toaster oven), and conduction (which comes from the baking pan or dish).
A convection fan forces the warm air from the elements to circulate around the food in the chamber. This allows food to be evenly cooked or reheated. So, now that we have a better idea of how the appliance works, let’s have a look at exactly how to reheat pizza in a toaster oven.
How To Reheat Pizza In A Toaster Oven?
So, now that you understand what a toaster oven is and how it works, you can easily reheat pizza effectively.
First, you have to choose a baking pan that evenly conducts the heat to the base of the pizza. This can also include a pizza stone or pizza pan.
Next, you have to use the circulating air setting (convection oven setting). This will evenly distribute the heat to reheat the pizza base best.
And finally, you have to choose the correct temperatures for reheating, which we will discuss.
Reheating pizza in a toaster oven is super quick and convenient. And, unlike microwaves, a toaster oven refreshes the pizza and makes it nice and crisp again.
Choosing a temperature
When reheating pizza in a toaster oven, the temperature is important. You don’t want it too high or you’ll end up with burnt pizza. The wrong temperature can lead to a rock-solid crust, cheese that is overcooked, or pizza that is soggy.
So, we recommend using a lower temperature somewhere between 325°F (163°C) and 350°F (177°C). Reheating pizza in a toaster oven at this temperature will leave you with a warm slice of pizza that has a crispy crust and perfectly melted cheese!
Some toaster ovens have a function setting for reheating. But, in case your oven doesn’t have this function, the standard baking or convection setting will also do the trick!
Step-By-Step Instructions On How To Reheat Pizza In A Toaster Oven
Step 1: Set the oven function and temperature
Place the oven on the reheat or baking setting at 325°F (163°C). Set the timer for 5-8 minutes.
Step 2: Place the pizza in the oven
Place the pizza in the oven on a lined or non-stick baking tray or cookie pan. You can immediately place the pizza in the oven without waiting for it to preheat. Then, allow the pizza to slowly heat for about 8-12 minutes, or until it has been fully heated through.
How to reheat pizza in a toaster oven with a thin crust?
Reheating thin crust pizza in a toaster oven is just as easy as any other pizza!
Follow exactly the same steps as before, but set your oven to a lower temperature to ensure the pizza doesn’t dry out! We recommend 275°F (135°C) for very thin crusts!
You can also simply bake it for less time. It will reheat quicker than thick crust pizzas.
Can You Use An Air Fryer Toaster Oven To Reheat Pizza?
Many new toaster ovens come with a nifty air fryer function too. This appliance is basically convenient because it functions as two appliances but only takes up the space as one.
The air fryer function uses the convection fan which is set to a higher speed. This allows the heat from the elements to be more efficiently distributed. Ultimately, this cooks and reheats products much quicker.
The air fryer function works great for the pizza! It’s just important to check on the pizza regularly, as it does tend to make the pizza crust extremely crispy – sometimes dry if left inside for too long!
Step 1: Set the functions
Set the toaster oven to the air fryer setting. Then, set the temperature to 325° F (163°C). You can set the timer to 3-5 minutes.
Step 2: Reheat the pizza
Place the pizza in the toaster oven on a lined baking tray. Press the go button and allow the pizza to reheat until the timer runs out. Check if it has been completely heated through before removing it.
How To Reheat pizza in a toaster oven from frozen?
Step 1: Preheat the oven
First, you will have to preheat the toaster oven before adding the pizza. Set the temperature to 325°F (163°C) on the baking function.
Step 2: Reheat the frozen pizza
Place the pizza in the oven on a tray and allow it to reheat for about 10 minutes. The instant high heat will help evaporate the excess moisture (from the melted ice crystals) and prevent the pizza from becoming soggy.
We hope that this was an informative article on how to reheat pizza in a toaster oven. Now you never have to worry about soggy pizza again! Feel free to let us know in the comments below if you have any questions!
How do you reheat pizza hut in a toaster oven?
You can reheat any type of pizza or pizza from any restaurant in the same way. What mostly will affect the time is the thickness of the base. You can reheat pizza in a toaster oven for roughly 10 minutes at 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
How to reheat pizza in air fryer toaster oven?
When using an air fryer toaster oven, you can use the exact same temperature setting you would with a normal toaster oven. You will just have to remove the pizza after a few minutes, as air fryers generally cooks the food much quicker.
How to reheat pizza in air fryer toaster oven?
When reheating pizza from frozen, you want to first preheat the oven. This will help instantly absorb the excess moisture from the melted ice crystals, and ultimately prevent soggy pizza. You can still preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and heat it for about 10-12 minutes.
How to reheat thin crust pizza in toaster oven?
To reheat thin crust pizza, you can either lower the oven temperature you are using or you can simply remove the pizza after a couple of minutes. Whichever method works for you, but just don't overcook it!
Lindy Van Schalkwyk is a culinary specialist with a background in Advanced Cooking, Advanced Pâtisserie, Media Communications and Nutrition. She has gained invaluable experience in the culinary industry having worked in some of the top restaurants in Africa in 2016 and 2017. Her expertise in nutrition has enabled her to develop recipes for special dietary needs. In 2018, Lindy began working in the Food Media industry, focusing on recipe development, recipe writing, food writing and food styling.