Summary: Really have been happy with this product, with one exception. The power button is temperamental. We sort of have needed to jiggle it to get it to work for the better part of the time that we owned it. Finally got around to looking into having it serviced, but we were just a couple of days out of warranty from when we purchased it (although still in warranty if you looked at when it was shipped and also therefore when it was delivered) However, we'd need to ship it to...
Summary: Purchased this toaster six months ago. Worked OK until the hook that attaches the oven rack to the door broke off with light use (one to two times per week). Although the hook is integral to the use of the toaster and was obviously defective in material and workmanship, Panasonic refuses to send a replacement oven rack even though this has occurred within the warranty period. This renders this expensive toaster oven useless.
Summary: It heats up very nicely. We use it daily for toasted bread and bagels. Occasionally to reheat pizza. Occasionally to cook small items like frozen chicken for the kids. My wife and daughter insisted i get the same over as soon as possible when the existing one started to toast unevenly. It has served us well and did last for a long time. We immediately bought the same model. It's well worth the money.
Pros: Even Heating, Excellent Heating, Precise Controls, Versatile
Summary: My old toaster oven took nearly 5 minutes to fully heat up. I primarily use this oven to toast bread or bagels - in 2.5 minutes. It does a great job, quickly. My favorite tart (pizza) has a 10" diameter. This oven will only accommodate a 9".
Summary: ABT was excellent to deal with. Toaster oven does an excellent job. We use primarily for toast and heating frozen waffles and does great job on both. Also use for french fries but would like a bigger capacity. Do not use for cooking so cannot evaluate in that area.Style lives much to be desired but we had a styish Cuisinart before that which would go on when we didn't put it on. Would rather be practical than stylish.
Summary: I hung on to my old toaster oven for years, putting up with bagels that were either half toasted or burnt. My son finally put his foot down and insisted that we upgrade. I'm so glad I listined to him! What a pleasure to be able to walk away from the toaster and trust that when the bell goes off it will be perfect. We also use the oven for pizza and other frozen foods and it works beautifully.Great product.
Pros: Easy To Clean, Even Heating, Excellent Heating, Lots of Room, Precise Controls, Versatile
Summary: We had the previous version of this oven for about 10 years (also purchased from ABT) and we loved it. Since it was starting to get old although it still functioned just fine, we decided to look for a replacement. I did not think this oven was still being manufactured so we bought a Breville mini oven. It was okay but just didn't work as well for our needs as the Panasonic which we loved.
Pros: Easy To Clean, Even Heating, Excellent Heating, Precise Controls, Versatile