Summary: I'd read a couple of reviews that mentioned exploding doors and smoke coming out from the front and was a little concerned about purchasing mine, but I haven't had these experiences. Steam escapes, but I haven't seen smoke. I've owned this toaster oven for about six months and have used it almost daily. I use it for toasting, baking, and roasting, so it's used regularly at temperatures up to 400 degrees.
Summary: Upon receiving this highly rated toaster oven, we started the initial use procedure of running the oven for 15 minutes, to remove any possible manufacturing residues from the appliance as per the owners manual. Approximately ten minutes into this process, the glass door on the front of the toaster oven shattered outwards from the oven, spraying glass across the kitchen counter and onto the floor.
Summary: My old Black & Decker toaster oven gave up the ghost recently after about 25 years of dedicated service. Now that I'm 25 years older, I figured I'd splurge a bit and get a fancier replacement; if I don't cook too much artery-clogging food in it, I might enjoy the new one another 25 years.
Summary: This toaster does everything well. I have been using it for over a month with none of the problems that I have seen some complaints about. The broiler works great for pizza or bagels. The toast function works great and toasts both sides of the bread. This is rated as a '6' slice toaster oven, but 6 slices would be quite a squeeze unless it is a small loaf of bread. 4 slices do fit very well though.
Summary: We've had this toaster before and everything about the size and performance fit very well with our family. It's rather large and takes up a lot of counter space but it can hold a tremendous amount of food. One large bag of frozen frenchfries, a full size pizza and of course 6 slices of toast are no problem. It heats up quickly with very cool looking infrared bulbs and cooks fairly evenly (only unit I can find that has three bulbs (not two) top and bottom.
Summary: After having a small cheap toaster oven, the Krups is a dream. It toasts evenly and heats quickly. The extra size allows larger dishes, yet the exterior is not overwhelmingly large. It doesn't take much more room. It even came with a pair of tongs to retrieve hot items which the kids love. No more burned fingers. It is easy to run and by far the best toaster oven I have ever owned.
High quality appliance that performs exceptionally well
4 November 2008
Summary: I was hesitant at first to invest in a toaster oven at this price point, but I can honestly say it's worth every penny. It does everything well. My biggest complaint with other toasters is that they don't adjust to being cold or hot at the start of a toast cycle. Not this one. You can toast item after item and they come out consistently every time without having to adjust the setting.
Summary: This is quality equipment, it has a timer, convection, toaster, etc.. It is so precise for baking. A little expensive but well worth it, if you use everyday, you'll come out way ahead, not to mention the daily pleasure every time you use it. Hope this help...