Summary: I bought this oven against other reviews since we have other Cuisinart kitchen items which are of high quality and have been very reliable and useful. However, this oven is lacking in quality and the first time I used it was to bake biscuits and both the top and bottom heating elements came on, making it useless to bake. Called Cuisinart and they said it was defective and return it, which is what I plan to do, not exchange for another.
Summary: I had never used a confection oven before and I was honestly wowed! I mostly 'bake' in it. (chicken, fish, meat) Plus use the broil feature for the meat at the end. EVERYTHING is so tender and juicy! I had used a George Foreman for many years because it was quick, but didn't realize how dried out my food was at times. With this confection oven it is almost error free. Truely, mouth watering food - who would have thought a little oven could change your world of cooking?
Summary: Oven works, but computer is unfriendly. Keep on getting annoyed by things like >> left to increase/right to reduce (even though display is the opposite) >> cannot fix input (if you accidentally input 46 minutes when you meant 45 - there's no going back - start from scratch) >> cannot set bake time after oven preheated (must set before) >> countdown timer does not include seconds >> bagel setting does not seem to work Hope they fix programming someday.
Pros: bakes well bakes at altitude (live at 6900 ft)
Summary: I purchased this item three+ years ago based on a friends recommendation….she did her homework first. I use it daily for reheating and cooking as I do not own a microwave. It is still in excellent condition. Easy to clean. I recently purchased two as gifts. Large enough for a pizza yet does not take up a lot of counter space.
Pros: excellent quality price size clean look
Cons: does not toast evenly - neither does my toaster
Summary: This toaster oven cooks evenly and as well as any other toaster oven I have used. It is spacious. However, it's frustrating to get the most out of it. The user interface has too many buttons that don't offer much functionality. It is not intuitive and you will have to pull the manual out each time you want to use it.
Summary: I received this as a Christmas gift from my husband....I picked it out. First, it isn't the easiest oven to learn to use and I thought I must be doing something wrong...but after using it 3 months, I finally put an oven thermometer in it when I was baking because it was just taking forever to bake anything. I had set it for 450 degrees, to bake some oven fries. Should be done in 15 minutes..but with this oven they were never done.
Pros: good interior
Cons: doesn't heat properly. non-user friendly to adjust settings