Reviews and Problems with Oster 6 Slice Toaster Oven
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For Normal people. Perfectionists, go take your meds.
5 January 2015
Summary: Going on FIVE years with this toaster...just bought replacement parts, all the inside stuff. Greasy and dirty from not being cleaned properly time and time again, OOOOPS. Anyway, I've read some of the other reviews and I just laugh. I mean, there will always be lemons out there, and it's expected. Return it, replace it...shut up, move on. Easy stuff. Then I see the LONG reviews. Please note, people..
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: 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: 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've read the many poor reviews on various websites. Most of the criticism comes from the failure of the top element bars. I understand the issues with the timer and the temperature discrepancies but I never put much value into these features as you get what you pay for. It works perfectly for my needs. Now after 3+ years, of moderate to heavy use, the top element gave out (it lasted longer than the other reviewers though).
Summary: You'll still need a toaster with this unit. Bought this at my local Costco for about $57 to replace my small toaster oven with one that was a little larger to accommodate larger dinner items in addition to doing toast. It's great as a small oven but REALLY terrible at making toast. Doing toast is bad with this unit because of the timer. It's just not accurate nor sensitive enough to make adjustments to browning.