Scan-to-Cook Groceries FAQ
When will you be making more grocery store foods available to cook via barcode?
We're actively working on adding more to our database. We'll release more in the near future.
Are all items from these brands available? If not, how do I know which ones are?
Only some items from our supported brands have available cook cycles. You can scan the barcode in the Tovala app or search the item name under "Recipes" to check if your item is supported!
If my grocery item isn't available in your database, can I still cook it using the Tovala oven?
You can cook any grocery store item with baking instructions in the Tovala oven instead of a regular oven. For unsupported items, you'll just want to use the conventional oven instructions provided by the manufacturer.
What are the benefits of cooking via barcode in the Tovala Oven?
We make cooking grocery store foods more convenient, eliminate preheating, and improve how your food cooks. The Tovala Oven can automatically switch between multiple cooking modes and temperatures to cook your food better than any other oven would.
When I cook grocery store foods via barcode, can I ignore all the cooking instructions on the packaging?
You can ignore the instructions that specify preheating, temperature, cook time, and oven rack location (cook on the center rack, etc.). However, for the best results, you should still follow any action instructions, including instructions for removing or puncturing film, flipping, stirring, rotating, etc.
Does the Tovala Oven always use multiple cooking modes and/or steam when it cooks via barcode scan?
Our chefs figure out what works best for each food. Sometimes that means using multiple cooking modes and/or including the oven's Steam mode, and sometimes it doesn't.