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I was baking biscuits (recipe coming soon!) in the toaster oven. Like most things in my kitchen, this toaster oven is older than me(and I'm fourteen), so it's not very well insulated. While I was cleaning up around the oven, I noticed how warm the air there was. Since I needed to melt a little butter, I decided to do a little experiment and placed a small plate of butter on top of the toaster oven. Surprisingly, it worked! The leaking heat melted the butter within 5 minutes!(The oven acted like a hot plate)
So if you happen to have a poorly insulated toaster oven and you need to melt some butter, put a small bowl of butter on the toaster oven. Yes, it takes more time than microwaving, but you'll be helping out our planet!