Reviews and Problems with Oster 6 Slice Toaster Oven
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No clue on how to use this product.
7 February 2014
Summary: It doesn't give any information on how to use the settings. I don't know even how to make toast in the darn thing although the reviews say don't use it for toast. Do you use the bake feature plus the toast feature to make it, then the timer? It doesn't tell you how to use the turbo feature either. It is on the same dial is the temp settings so do I set the temp or the turbo? Grrr...this thing is going back.
Summary: Avoid this product! I have to make my own replacement power switch/timer from Home Depot parts. Spare parts for this product DO NOT EXIST. This is not the Oster Company you grew up with. The switch was arcing between the contacts, and the plastic cam follower that aided in the ringing of the "power off" bell had melted! THIS PRODUCT COULD CAUSE A FIRE OR ELECTROCUTION. I am a mechanical engineer and I know this is an unsafe unreliable unsupportable product. BUYER BEWARE.
Summary: I bought this at Costco for much less than reported by others that purchased there. I guess too many complaints and returns must be dropping the price? I like the look, it's a bit older looking yet still modern enough. It' looks and feels big and will handle more than just toast. However, it is horrible for making toast or toasting bagels which is one of the main uses for us.
Summary: i read all the bad & good reviews and thought i would still give it a shot. it did take a while to toast but that didn't bother me at all...would prefer it take more time so i can putter around doing other things. what bothered me was that it toasted and baked unevenly...had to turn things every few minutes to make sure food came out even. also after 3 months, the top heating element died. kaput...just like that. got it for only $40 at costco but wow, what a waste.
Summary: Bought at Costco two months ago. Really convenient for one/two people. However, yesterday the unit made a popping noise and blew a circuit. Did it again in the evening so unplugged it and will return it to Costco today. Scary...
Summary: Got it at Costco...wasn't expecting it to be an amazing unit but it worked fine for toasting almonds, making toast, baking smaller dishes, etc. As other reviewers stated, I had to turn the dish around for even toasting; had to watch to make sure the toast was done. All this was fine, until it quit heating up. First the top & then the bottom. Very disappointing, but it's a good thing we got it at Costco for almost painless returns.
Summary: We bought a faulty/noisy one at Costco, and then took it back and got a new one right away. We've been using it for a year and a half and it's operated as expected, no complaints. Now the top heating element has quit working for no apparent reason. Maybe I'm crazy, but I expect more from an Oster small appliance. Don't buy their junk.
Summary: I bought this for use as a small oven so I could cook grocery store frozen pizzas (Frescheta, etc), heat up snacks like jalepeno poppers, etc without heating up my entire house by using the big oven. For this purpose it works great. This should help me avoid running the A/C as much as possible this summer. It cooks quickly and evenly plus it looks good doing it.
Summary: I just bought this oven at Costco for [...]. I have not had a problem with the toaster feature. I set it between the two toaster settings and toast comes out just right. I have had to adjust baking time and tempatures because of the convection feature. Otherwise I would have geven this 4 stars. I like the fact that the crumb tray is easy to remove for cleaning.