Good unit for what it costs. Looks good in kitchen , the rack seems to tip a bit when pulling it out with a pan on it. Have baken brownies and meat loaf in it and they came out fine.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? It looked like the picture
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. venso far seems to be good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? the product picture was as shown
The oven came with plenty of protective packing and required very little assembly. This oven is a little taller than a typical toaster oven but it can perform so many more tricks. It is light weight and easy to move on the counter top. I have not used the rotisserie or steamer functions yet but I am excited to do so in the future. I think the rotisserie will make the house smell good and this option leaves the big oven available for baking a side dish or dessert at the same time. The hinge on the glass door has tension on it so it allows you to open the door to whatever point you choose rather than just having the option of wide open or shut. The glass is easy to peer though so you can see if your food is browning. I have toasted bagels and English muffins and the browning seems even. The oven automatically turns off when the timer goes off. The bottom broiler pan removes easily for cleaning. I feel that this item was definitely worth the purchase price.
I have had this oven for several months now and it is still working very well. It does appear to me that it has the same issue I have had with all other toaster ovens: eventually one side cooks better than the other. Although my family goes through a lot of ovens and coffee pots compared to others we know; So, maybe it is just us. The top part I thought would be convenient is actually more of a nuisance and I have found it very difficult to clean despite spraying first and so we do not use this feature for cooking anything but it is a very handy 'warming drawer' for things like biscuits or keeping a plate warm for a late comer. The oven does get much hotter because of this feature and the cabinet that sits above it's location is very warm to the touch if you don't remember to pull it out. I find that this oven is no better or worse than any other in its ease of use/cleaning/timer/setting-EXCEPT the rotisserie! It is very easy and so long as you mount your meat properly, evenly cooked throughout.
In 3 weeks I have rotisseried 2 larger chickens (upwards of 5 lbs), toasted, broiled and baked with the use of the multi-function oven. So far everything has worked great and tasted wonderful! For the price - you cannot beat it! The rottiserie hardware is a bit difficult to get in and out, but you get the hang of it. You do need to tie up the chicken extra tight to not hit the top or fall off the spit. The rack/grate, doesn't fit exceptionally well - when I pull it out with toast, etc., on it, it begins to fall out of it's slat. It's easy to use (dials and such). I like the removable crumb tray. I like that it isn't super large like some other rotisseries that I looked at and feared would be practically touching my cabinets above it. I like the steamer/warmer tray on the top. I haven't used, but can see how it would work and it seems like it would be a cool feature. Will try soon. I'm very happy with my purchase - thank you!
The product works well. However I dont like the fact that you cant control the heat on the top pan seperately. I also dont lik the return policy on this product if it doesnt come as advertised (it was my understanding the top was controlled individually).
Have used rotisserie to success twice, first with whole chicken and then by doing the "chef tie-up" with a pork roast. Baking cookies and cornbread presented some problems using the regular broil/bake selection and didn't seem to work as well---I used a small cast iron skillet for cornbread as I do in conventional oven and the top browned excellent only to end up more burned with inside not completely done. I believe I'll be able to figure out the right combination in due course. (hopefully) 'Tried bacon and eggs on top grill without much problem except it seemed to take way too long. Again, I expect that I'll arrive at a better conclusion after experimenting a little more.Would I buy it again? Probably, but need more time to be sure.
After doing some reseach, I decided to buy this oven for the family. This toaster oven is so easy to use. I use it for re-heating leftovers, baking dinner rolls, and roasting fries! It makes frozen breaded foods like chicken tenders. And its so easy to clean! A quick wipe of the glass and the crumb tray and it's done. It beats the baking time of a standard oven because there is less space to heat.