I have an old toaster oven that I was about to put out on the curb for any taker, but I got to thinking -- could I scavenge the heating rods and thermostat to use in a rod oven? (Yes, the rods and thermostat work; it's the door switch that keeps being balky, plus the door handle keeps falling off.) I thought about cutting the top off a freon gas container (I can get them free from a friend in the HVAC business) and lining it with some suitable insulation (any suggestions?).
What do you think? I have to say that I won't be doing this anytime soon, but is it worth taking the time to extract the components from the toaster oven?