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Pros: Nice large capacity allows me to bake bread without the tops being burned by the top elements as our Kitchen Aid did. Reasonably priced. Cons: Slow to preheat. Poorly insulated & the exterior surfaces get excessively hot - hot enough to give one a burn with a brief touch. Markings Temp/Function/Timer are too small & hard to read.
We used our previous two toaster ovens extensively because they heated quickly & did not heat up the kitchen as the range oven did. However, this unit throws off heat excessively.
I really wanted to like this oven but time and time again it proved inadequate. It's biggest failure was the weakness of the upper element, with two strip elements (one right at the front of the oven and the other at its back) it just didn't produce enough heat to adequately broil or cook using the rotisserie. It could not even toast bread and the family complained that it took forever to melt cheese on bread (of necessity pretoasted in my old toaster) and that the nice browning that they like on the cheese just wasn't happening. So a complete waste of time at broiling. The rotisserie produced a 3 lb chicken (the instruction book gives a time of 2 hours for a 5lb one) still raw in the middle after the 2 hours. The chicken was the last straw and I returned it. Before this I tried the oven on a variety of dishes (mostly using the convection baking setting) and I had a mixture of burnt and undercooked results. The only real successes were 2 loaves of bread and a pizza cooked from scratch. With time I might have found the knack to timing and temperature for success - but I am left with a suspicion that the temperatures it produced were probably erratic. I cook, a lot, and my failures are unlikely to be due to inexperience. Disapponted.
I’m still struggling with the reason to why I need to turn it past 40 minutes to preheat then to the time needed to cook the item. I read the manual and I’m looking for more information on do I need to squeeze the buttons on the dial or do I just turn it (without squeezing the small buttons) to the time I’m needing to cook. For example; if I’m cooking chicken strips and it says 30 minutes to cook, WHAT do I turn the dial to?? (If it’s saying to turn to 40 minutes first???) I’m really trying to like my purchase but have thought MANY times to returning it.
I previously reviewed this oven and gave it a five star rating, now that I've had it for a while and used it quite often, the more I use it the more things I don't like about it, the convection function has developed a really loud rattling noise , the rotisserie function really doesn't brown anything and the exterior of the oven gets so hot you have to be very careful or you can easily get burned, which is how I'm now feeling about purchasing this product.
I was excited to get this product but it broke very quickly (less than a month). It basically does nothing and the broil was broken after less than a month. We are probably going to throw it away. Doesn't toast, cook evenly etc. Total junk. Would not recommend.
Great size. I have no complaints. We bought a second for the farm. I have had people ask where to get it as they can't find them in stores this size. We are only a 2 person household, perfect for most meals. I have cooked pizzas, whole chickens and roasts in it. I never use the big oven for our daily meals. Fire it up for turkey though lol
Me encanto no cuento con horno en mi cocina y está compra salvo mi vida! Ahora puedo hacer pizzas medianas, galletas y brownies mis hijos... felices! No puedes poner cosas tan grandes pero afortunadamente cuentas con 2 parrillitas!