Summary: This is the best toaster oven I ever had. It is easy to use, does not heat up my kitchen. It bakes, toasts and cooks evenly. I love how easy it is to change the racks from the bottom to the top and viceversa. Besides, the tray at the bottom for all the crumbs is a delight. The first one I got lasted 4 years, then one the knobs stoped working. Well, I like the oven so much. Got a new one.
Summary: I've had my toaster oven for just over a year and have used it just about everyday. A week ago it started having issues and now the heating elements are no longer working. The oven size is great, but there have always been a few issues with the unit that you just try to look past. The oven rack was always difficult to pull out. I would actually have to hold down the toaster oven in order to pull the rack out to adjust height.
Works fairly well, knobs ARE hard to read, broke once
W. Card "Über Geek", Amazon
8 June 2009
Summary: It's pretty, it does most things you want a toaster oven to do. Gripes: 1) Knobs are hard to read. 2) Mine broke after a couple of years. Thermal fuse inside burned out. Repaired it myself for $5...but this would be game-over for most people. 3) Teflon on cooking tray started bubbling/peeling off. 4) To call this 'stainless steel' is sort of like cars with 'leather seating surfaces'....the top is SS, the handle and lower front is SS.
Summary: I've had this very oven for about 3 years with no problems. However, my heavy-handed husband has broken the middle dial (the one that sets the timer or turns on until you turn it off). He didn't know it was unplugged and used force on the knob unnecessarily. I am in search of a replacement of the same (stainless - not black), but it's been hard to find.
Excellent step up from my previous DeLonghi Toaster Oven
Elena T., Amazon
13 May 2008
Summary: I owned DeLonghi Retro Toaster Oven and was very happy with it until it died of natural causes (time and use). Unable to find a new Retro, I bought this one and it exceeded all of my expectations. It has many functions, easy to set up and operate and has enough capacity to accommodate a small family (4 people).
Melissa C. Fitzgerald "caught in the hype", Amazon
25 March 2008
Summary: I returned this item. Only toasted one side of the bread. Stainless Steel - only the top, sides are plastic. When I read that the knobs were hard to read, I took these comments with a "grain of salt". Those consumers were not kidding...and I don't wear or need reading glasses! Can't imagine anyone would actually pay over $200 for this item (suggested retail). I guess this consumer is really trying to keep up with the "Jones's".
Summary: This thing quit working after about 8 months. It was still under warantee, so I mailed it off (at my expense) to be repaired and it came back working. Now, after just shy of 2 years from the time I purchased it, it quit working AGAIN. I won't be buying this brand ever again.
Summary: We decided to pay a little extra for this toaster becaues it almost perfectly matched the rest of our appliances. And we figured that at this price it would stand the test of time. It did. For exactly 23 months. Today it died. I don't expect things to last forever, but replacing a toaster after two years is just stupid. I mean, it's a wire, heating elements, and a timer.