I am pleased with the digital panel and the brushed stainless steel finish. It does all the things I need it to, including broiling boneless chicken breasts and pork chops, and toasting bread/rolls, and re-heating leftovers. My only complaint is the interior size of the oven. I would love more space and especially for the back to be curved outward for baking frozen pizzas! It would be helpful to see the oven on a life size countertop in the photos so people would better understand the scale.
This is my second Cuisinart convection toaster oven. My last one was about 8 years old and still working fine when I replaced it. It was white and looking pretty shabby though. I liked the push button controls better on my old one though. This new one looks nice and performs splendidly. It is roomy inside and, unlike my old one, the crumb tray pulls out from the front instead of the back -- yeah! You won't be disappointed with this purchase.
Though I haven't baked much with this yet, I got this primarily for toasting and broiling, and it does those jobs well. The toast is the most even color across the toast of any I have had and I have had several different brands over the years. My issue is that the knob and buttons arrangement is confusing and I'm still trying to adjust to using them to change any procedure. They aren't straightforward or user-friendly and this could be improved by the manufacturer. Also, the crumb tray could be improved. But, for toasting and broiling, once you get used to a setting that you can reuse over and over, it does a fine job.
This is the Best Toast Oven Ive ever Owned. Up till now i had 6 ovens in my life. I use it 3 meals a day. Before the timer would always brake after about a year ,Cuisinart is Digital , Easy to use an re set. The non stick drip pan cleans with a paper towel. I'm in a wheel chair & no longer have a fear of it not turning off.
It's sounds silly but what I really love about this toaster is how easily it cleans without scratching. Every other toaster oven I've had has looked a year old after one grilled cheese sandwich! Even with Rescue pads, they get all scratched when you clean off the cheese. This one is coated (I assume) and looks gorgeous even after cheese melted off the sides of the Engish muffin! It's very precise in it's toasting, which I also like. It's also nice to have the timer on it, which no other toaster has. You know how many minutes until your toast or bagel is done, so it easier to coordinate breakfast (a task I've never been very good at). This oven has so many terrific features, I highly recommend it. Yes, it's pricey but in this case (so far) you get what you pay for.