6 Ways to Toast Bread Without a Toaster

slices of toasted bread

The toast is a favorite morning food for a number of people in the world. The easiest way to prepare the crunchy, crispy marvel from a regular bread is of course with a toaster. However, what if you don’t have a toaster, but have an unquenchable craving for a lone toast bread?

Don’t worry, because it’s perfectly easy to toast a slice of bread without a toaster. There are a number of ways to prepare a perfect toast bread without the toaster. This might sound unlikely, but it is the truth.

Following are the six most common ways to toast bread without a toaster.

How to Toast Bread Without a Toaster?

There are numerous ways to toast bread without a toaster but I find these six to be most efficient and practical. Not only that, the appliances I’ll be talking about can be found in almost every household so you all will be able to enjoy that perfect slice of toasted bread.

Toasting MethodMax. Number of SlicesTotal Toasting Time
Toasting on a Stove Top2-44 min
Toasting in The Oven6-810 min
Using a Waffle Maker22 min
Using a Pancake Griddle6-104 min
Broiling in The Oven6-82 min
Using a Camp Stove Toaster2-410 min
Click on a toasting method in the table and jump to the full guide on applying it.

Toast Bread on a Stove Top

This might be the easiest way if you don’t own a toaster. You just need a simple frying pan, which you certainly have in your kitchen.

Turn the stove on and place the frying pan onto it. Afterward, just put the slices of bread you want to be toasted into the frying pan.

Cover the frying pan so the heat doesn’t disperse out of the heating surface and wait for two minutes, after which you will flip the bread on the other side. Another two minutes and you will have a perfect golden-brown toast ready for you to enjoy it.

You can also add a pat of butter on your sliced bread before toasting it to add flavor or a tablespoon of olive oil.

Toasting in the Oven

Another thing you can use instead of a toaster for toasting bread is your oven or a toaster oven, depending on what you have.

Turn on your oven to preheat to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. If you’re unsure how to do it check out my guide on how to preheat a toaster oven.

Once it is heated up, put the slices of bread on a grill rack or baking sheet pan in the middle rack.

Check if both heat sources are working so you don’t lose any heat or wait longer than you must. Unfortunately, this method is rather slower than the one we explained prior, as you need five minutes per side of the bread to reach that golden-brown color and crispy feel.

Nevertheless, after those ten minutes expire, your toast bread is ready to be eaten. Make sure you have your oven mittens on so you don’t get those nasty burns on your hands.

The longer waiting period shouldn’t be a deal-breaker, as you can do plenty of things, such as brew down some coffee to enjoy with your favorite meal.

Waffler Maker as a Toast Maker

If waffles are one of your favorites then rest assured that you can use that waffle maker for toast bread.

Put the bread slices into the waffle maker and turn it on to medium-high heat and close it on your slices of bread.

The estimated time is just two minutes and the best thing that both sides are equally cooked. You can leave it for longer than two minutes if needed or if you like it a bit crispier.

Nevertheless, you will have a funny-shaped piece of toast, and with its straights and lines on top can hold more toppings, such as chocolate chips, among others.

You can use several other appliances that work in the same way, such as the quesadilla maker or a Panini press.

Pancake Griddle

A number of kitchen appliances can be used to make a toast, not just a toaster. You can even use a pancake griddle. The pancake griddle is basically a bigger frying pan as it has a larger flat surface for heating on which you can put several bread slices to be baked at once.

Put as many bread slices as they can be distributed on the preheated cooking surface and wait for two minutes before turning the bread on the other side.

The pancake griddle is one of the best methods as it is fast and you can cook several bread slices at once.

Broiling in the Oven

One more good use of an oven is its broiler setting if one has it. You can use this setting to toast the bread rather quickly.

Turn the broiler dial to high and let it heat up for five straight minutes. It is a rather complicated method and maybe not worth your time, but it can still be useful.

Now, put on your oven mittens and move the wire oven rack to the top-most position so that it comes close to the broiler as near as possible.

After this is set, put the slices of bread on a baking sheet pan and put it in the oven.

This method needs the least period of time as the bread will be toasted on one side in one minute. Flip the bread and repeat the process and in no time you will have perfectly toasted bread on both sides.

Camp Stove Toaster

If you are planning a camping trip or just a barbeque day and want some toast, then the camp stove toaster is a great solution. Made of steel and rust-resistant it is perfect for camping trips and days spent out and about.

You can toast several bread slices at once as it has a large cooking surface, and after the toasting is done it can be folded flat for easy storage.

If this is something you like make sure to check out my detailed review of the best camping toasters.

Related Questions:

Can You Toast Bread on the Stove?

One of the simplest ways to toast bread is on the stove. You just need a frying pan or a skillet. A touch of butter or a spoon of olive oil to flavor it up makes a perfect stove-top-made toast.

Can You Toast Bread in a Microwave?

You cannot toast bread in a microwave. The microwaves operate on a different method as the radiant heat of microwaves dries out the bread and makes it all rubbery. Not something you want if you are going for toasted bread.

Can You Toast Bread on an Electric Stove?

An electric stove can be used in the same way as a regular stove. Turn your gadget on and let it heat up on medium-high and then put on a frying pan and a couple of bread slices. Let it cook for two minutes on both sides.

Larry Flynn

Hi everyone! My name is Larry Flynn and I've been working in the kitchen appliance industry for decades. From manufacturing to retail and everything in between. My latest hobby is running this website, where I share all the knowledge I gathered throughout the years in the industry. I also run a small toaster repair shop in downtown NY, and collect vintage toasters.

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