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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: I've only had the Oster toaster/convection oven for a short while but overall I'm very happy with it. I really like the convection oven feature. I have a little trouble getting the timer set correctly to make toasted items come out with the desired degree of toasting. Usually, I set it too long. I haven't used the broil feature as yet.