Oster Toaster Ovens - can't use foil? Oster Oven owners, have you tried this? I just checked the FAQ's at Oster's website and found a surprising item, copied below: "Can I put foil in my toaster oven? No. Placing foil in the unit may cause the unit to heat up over 500 degrees. For this reason we do not recommend using foil in the toaster oven."
Is this true? Are Oster toaster oven owners aware of this and are you not using foil in your ovens? What do you use instead? I use foil in the toaster oven all the time! Either aluminum foil from a roll, or disposable aluminum foil pans. I can't imagine not having that convenience. If I can't use foil in an oven, I think that would definitely rule out that brand, which is very disappointing because Oster was on my short list :(.
I cover the crumb plate on the bottom with foil. No issues at all, and the crumb plate is as clean as the day the oven was new (5 years....) I also wrap leftovers in foil, no issues. And I line pans with foil - all works fine, I've never noticed the oven heating up to over 500 - it cooks normally even using foil.
I think this company statement about not using foil is for their protection. I believe that if you laid a piece of loose foil on top of something, the convection might blow it up against the heating element and hold it there causing the thermostat to mis-read. If you use foil sensibly and tuck it over something carefully securing it and molding it around your casserole or whatever, I belive it is fine to use foil.
I use foil in mine as well. However, I primarily use parchment paper-to cut down on the amount aluminum we consume, but have never noticed an overheating problem when I have used foil. I also cover the crumb plate with foil.