Summary: If you're expecting this oven to work like an $800 built-in model, you're going to be disappointed. That's not what this is. It's a countertop microwave/convection oven. It works better than a toaster oven, but it's not a "true" convection oven.
Summary: this microwave is attractive and the price is great, however it just doesn't hold up. only a couple months after buying it with only moderate usage the glass plate that holds/spins the food being heated broke in half. i didn't smash anything into it or treat it roughly, just cracked.
UPDATE - AFTER INITIAL THRILL UNFORTUNATELY CAUSED BIG FIRE
8 December 2011
Summary: Forget my initial bad review which was based on my mistake in overcooking/burning. THIS IS A GREAT! MICROWAVE OVEN. IT'S TOTALLY DIFFERENT THAN ANY OTHER ONE I HAVE SEEN IN THE WAY YOU SET THE TIME, START ETC... IT'S GREAT. TURN THE KNOB TO SET THE TIME.
Summary: I was very impressed with my Haier convection/microwave. It is very heavy and nice looking and the functions are everything I could have asked for. I especially like that it does not have a button to open the door but has a handle which is hard to find these days.
Convection? Would not recommend to those who desire quality.
Consumer 2, Amazon
25 November 2011
Summary: For the price, this product would be nice if it worked as described. The unit looks good, but the overall quality is poor. I could tell that quality is not a priority for the manufacturer. It was shipped in inadequate packaging, arrived with a dent in the side.
Summary: The GE convection oven this is a replacement for died completely after 2 short years. It never worked right and was confusing to operate. Button combinations that became frustrating when they didn't work together, combined with features that didn't seem to work at all made the experience all the...
Jack of two trades, king of neither, but look at the price
Sanjay Shankar, Amazon
22 October 2011
Summary: This was the only table top microwave with a convection oven under $200. All the others were in the $400-500 range. The microwave is ok. I find the cooking times to be higher than other microwaves this size. As for the convection oven, I don't have a frame of reference, but I find it a bit slow.
Summary: Operating this oven requires a lot of study since it is fairly complicated and the instruction book is less than ideal. It is well constructed, looks good, and the microwave function operates well. However , the convection and grill features take too long to heat up.
Summary: After reading some of the negative reviews, I was a little nervous about this purchase. I waited 9 months before reviewing so I could give a fair assessment. Here's what I can share from my experience: The good: This is a very attractive unit.
Summary: Good item for money. Disappointed in user manual as it is not dummy proof and some things have to be figured out through trial and error. Convection oven cooks a little slower than I would like; but realisticly it's not a full sized oven and I'm enjoying being able to heat my food without turning on...