Reviews and Problems with Black & Decker CTO6301
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Love Our New Toaster
14 March 2014
Summary: I have always used a toaster oven and never been very satisfied. This is the first toaster to toast and cook evenly and in a very timely manner. I would recommend this make and model to any family that use a toast over daily.
Summary: I love this toaster oven but hate that the top element burns out. I had one for 18 months and then the top element stopped working but I loved it so much I got it again last summer. It is great for making cookies, brownies, toast. It works for me. I like the crumb tray. the door handle is cool to the touch. But now, almost 18 months later the top element stopped working. It was not very expensive but seems that it should last longer than that..
Summary: I bought this toaster to replace the same basic model I had before that one had stopped working. I love the fact that it is big enough to cook a frozen pizza in as I have teenage boys. The one thing I don't like about it (which is why I only gave it 4 stars) is that the knobs are slick and therefore very hard to turn. My old one had ridged knobs, and I'm not sure why they changed that feature, but it was not a good change.
Summary: It is difficult to get the setting just right for regular toast. After a couple of weeks of trying to make toast, It came out just right, twice. Other times, it overcooked the bread. Most times, the top side of the bread cooks more than the bottom side.
Summary: It wasn't tracking the temperature setting properly. Each week after purchase, it was recording 10 or 20 degrees less than the setting. Finally when it was lower inside by more than 100 degrees, I exchanged it for another unit. Guess what? The second oven did the same thing. I set the dial at what my recipe called for: 400 degrees for 30 minutes. It took about 45 minutes to finish, because it never got over 350 degrees inside. It went back also.
Summary: After watching this oven in action, it seems to turn itself on and off to hold a temperature instead of using varying levels of heat. Very ineffective and inaccurate form of cooking. After 2 weeks of use, the glass door exploded when heating up some chicken at 400F.