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  1. #1
    Frank103 Guest

    Default Toaster Ovens

    Can someone recommend a good toaster oven. I don't care about the cost or if
    it's a convection oven. I just want one that is well-built and actually
    works.

    I go to Amazon and read reviews and it just leaves me more confused. For
    instance, 75% of the people said a Delonghi model was the best they ever
    owned. Others thought it was the toaster oven from hell.

    After all these years I would have thought that some company would have made
    a toaster oven that was relatively trouble free. But from all of my
    research, it doesn't seem to be the case. Every brand I checked out seemed
    to have it's share of problems and it's share of people who were unhappy
    with it. I know you can't make all the people happy all of the time. Can
    someone point me in the right direction. Thanks in advance.
    Frank



  2. #2
    Chris Marksberry Guest

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    > Can someone recommend a good toaster oven. I don't care about the cost or
    > if
    > it's a convection oven. I just want one that is well-built and actually
    > works.
    >
    > I go to Amazon and read reviews and it just leaves me more confused. For
    > instance, 75% of the people said a Delonghi model was the best they ever
    > owned. Others thought it was the toaster oven from hell.
    >
    > After all these years I would have thought that some company would have
    > made a toaster oven that was relatively trouble free. But from all of my
    > research, it doesn't seem to be the case. Every brand I checked out seemed
    > to have it's share of problems and it's share of people who were unhappy
    > with it. I know you can't make all the people happy all of the time. Can
    > someone point me in the right direction. Thanks in advance.
    > Frank
    >


    Here's the one we have:

    http://tinyurl.com/2pxr9l

    I believe it was on recommended list at Cook's Illustrated. The one that
    was their favorite was a Krups (I think), but it was $200 and not available
    locally.

    I have one complaint about my Oster. I think they could have done a better
    job designing the racks. Unless you're careful it's pretty was to burn
    yourself when you take something out. Otherwise it does a pretty good job,
    even on toast.




  3. #3
    Chris Marksberry Guest

    Default Re: Toaster Ovens


    > Can someone recommend a good toaster oven. I don't care about the cost or
    > if
    > it's a convection oven. I just want one that is well-built and actually
    > works.
    >
    > I go to Amazon and read reviews and it just leaves me more confused. For
    > instance, 75% of the people said a Delonghi model was the best they ever
    > owned. Others thought it was the toaster oven from hell.
    >
    > After all these years I would have thought that some company would have
    > made a toaster oven that was relatively trouble free. But from all of my
    > research, it doesn't seem to be the case. Every brand I checked out seemed
    > to have it's share of problems and it's share of people who were unhappy
    > with it. I know you can't make all the people happy all of the time. Can
    > someone point me in the right direction. Thanks in advance.
    > Frank
    >


    Here's the one we have:

    http://tinyurl.com/2pxr9l

    I believe it was on recommended list at Cook's Illustrated. The one that
    was their favorite was a Krups (I think), but it was $200 and not available
    locally.

    I have one complaint about my Oster. I think they could have done a better
    job designing the racks. Unless you're careful it's pretty was to burn
    yourself when you take something out. Otherwise it does a pretty good job,
    even on toast.




  4. #4
    notbob Guest

    Default Re: Toaster Ovens

    On 2008-06-18, Frank103 <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I go to Amazon and read reviews and it just leaves me more confused. For
    > instance, 75% of the people said a Delonghi model was the best they ever
    > owned. Others thought it was the toaster oven from hell.


    I've had no good luck with Delonghi anything.

    > someone point me in the right direction. Thanks in advance.


    It's pretty much a crap shoot, anymore, everything being made in china,
    anyway. No one gives a damn about efficiency and quality, only sales and
    profit margin. Sales are upped by useless gimmicks and features. So what
    most toaster ovens are the size of a mini-cooper and have four knobs and 6
    lights and 4 warning buzzer/bells. None of them toast worth a damn. I
    bought a Welbilt cuz it got good reviews and was actually small. I got it
    for toast and buns. It worked pretty well, but still didn't toast bread
    evenly on both sides. I could have done worse.

    I'd also stay away from Toastmaster. Mom has a toaster and waffle maker
    (she had it hidden away!) by them. Both are junk.

    nb


  5. #5
    notbob Guest

    Default Re: Toaster Ovens

    On 2008-06-18, Frank103 <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I go to Amazon and read reviews and it just leaves me more confused. For
    > instance, 75% of the people said a Delonghi model was the best they ever
    > owned. Others thought it was the toaster oven from hell.


    I've had no good luck with Delonghi anything.

    > someone point me in the right direction. Thanks in advance.


    It's pretty much a crap shoot, anymore, everything being made in china,
    anyway. No one gives a damn about efficiency and quality, only sales and
    profit margin. Sales are upped by useless gimmicks and features. So what
    most toaster ovens are the size of a mini-cooper and have four knobs and 6
    lights and 4 warning buzzer/bells. None of them toast worth a damn. I
    bought a Welbilt cuz it got good reviews and was actually small. I got it
    for toast and buns. It worked pretty well, but still didn't toast bread
    evenly on both sides. I could have done worse.

    I'd also stay away from Toastmaster. Mom has a toaster and waffle maker
    (she had it hidden away!) by them. Both are junk.

    nb


  6. #6
    Lou Decruss Guest

    Default Re: Toaster Ovens

    On Wed, 18 Jun 2008 15:12:05 -0700, "Frank103" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Can someone recommend a good toaster oven. I don't care about the cost or if
    >it's a convection oven. I just want one that is well-built and actually
    >works.
    >
    >I go to Amazon and read reviews and it just leaves me more confused. For
    >instance, 75% of the people said a Delonghi model was the best they ever
    >owned. Others thought it was the toaster oven from hell.
    >
    >After all these years I would have thought that some company would have made
    >a toaster oven that was relatively trouble free. But from all of my
    >research, it doesn't seem to be the case. Every brand I checked out seemed
    >to have it's share of problems and it's share of people who were unhappy
    >with it. I know you can't make all the people happy all of the time. Can
    >someone point me in the right direction. Thanks in advance.
    >Frank


    I've got a Krups #553 that I've had for about 5 years. I was very
    happy with it. It actually toasted bread well but I only used it for
    browning garlic bread. A month or so ago we stumbled across a box
    sale and picked up an almost new Euro-Pro TO-289 toaster/convection
    for 5 bucks and we grabbed it.

    http://tinyurl.com/5pr36a

    The reviews I read said it was't so good for toasting bread, but with
    the two levels I can't see how it would be good anyway. It's a bit
    larger than the Krups. We kept the older one but so far we're very
    happy with the Euro-Pro. And with the hot Chicago summer upon us I'm
    sure it's going to get some use. I'd recommend either of these. If
    you just want to toast bread for your breakfast the Krups would be the
    best. We use a regular toaster and don't do much toast anyway, so we
    like the Euro-pro. I like a toaster oven for browning the cheese on
    french onion soup much better than a traditional oven.

    Lou

  7. #7
    Lou Decruss Guest

    Default Re: Toaster Ovens

    On Wed, 18 Jun 2008 15:12:05 -0700, "Frank103" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Can someone recommend a good toaster oven. I don't care about the cost or if
    >it's a convection oven. I just want one that is well-built and actually
    >works.
    >
    >I go to Amazon and read reviews and it just leaves me more confused. For
    >instance, 75% of the people said a Delonghi model was the best they ever
    >owned. Others thought it was the toaster oven from hell.
    >
    >After all these years I would have thought that some company would have made
    >a toaster oven that was relatively trouble free. But from all of my
    >research, it doesn't seem to be the case. Every brand I checked out seemed
    >to have it's share of problems and it's share of people who were unhappy
    >with it. I know you can't make all the people happy all of the time. Can
    >someone point me in the right direction. Thanks in advance.
    >Frank


    I've got a Krups #553 that I've had for about 5 years. I was very
    happy with it. It actually toasted bread well but I only used it for
    browning garlic bread. A month or so ago we stumbled across a box
    sale and picked up an almost new Euro-Pro TO-289 toaster/convection
    for 5 bucks and we grabbed it.

    http://tinyurl.com/5pr36a

    The reviews I read said it was't so good for toasting bread, but with
    the two levels I can't see how it would be good anyway. It's a bit
    larger than the Krups. We kept the older one but so far we're very
    happy with the Euro-Pro. And with the hot Chicago summer upon us I'm
    sure it's going to get some use. I'd recommend either of these. If
    you just want to toast bread for your breakfast the Krups would be the
    best. We use a regular toaster and don't do much toast anyway, so we
    like the Euro-pro. I like a toaster oven for browning the cheese on
    french onion soup much better than a traditional oven.

    Lou

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    Nexis Guest

    Default Re: Toaster Ovens


    "Frank103" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:WKf6k.1393$[email protected]..
    > Can someone recommend a good toaster oven. I don't care about the cost or if it's a
    > convection oven. I just want one that is well-built and actually works.
    >
    > I go to Amazon and read reviews and it just leaves me more confused. For instance,
    > 75% of the people said a Delonghi model was the best they ever owned. Others
    > thought it was the toaster oven from hell.
    >
    > After all these years I would have thought that some company would have made a
    > toaster oven that was relatively trouble free. But from all of my research, it
    > doesn't seem to be the case. Every brand I checked out seemed to have it's share of
    > problems and it's share of people who were unhappy with it. I know you can't make
    > all the people happy all of the time. Can someone point me in the right direction.
    > Thanks in advance.
    > Frank


    My mom has a Black & Decker, and she loves it. She had one problem with it, but when
    she called, they told her they would send her a new one and to send the broken one
    back in the box the new one came in. No hassle, nothing. And it arrived within the
    week.

    kimberly


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    Nexis Guest

    Default Re: Toaster Ovens


    "Frank103" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:WKf6k.1393$[email protected]..
    > Can someone recommend a good toaster oven. I don't care about the cost or if it's a
    > convection oven. I just want one that is well-built and actually works.
    >
    > I go to Amazon and read reviews and it just leaves me more confused. For instance,
    > 75% of the people said a Delonghi model was the best they ever owned. Others
    > thought it was the toaster oven from hell.
    >
    > After all these years I would have thought that some company would have made a
    > toaster oven that was relatively trouble free. But from all of my research, it
    > doesn't seem to be the case. Every brand I checked out seemed to have it's share of
    > problems and it's share of people who were unhappy with it. I know you can't make
    > all the people happy all of the time. Can someone point me in the right direction.
    > Thanks in advance.
    > Frank


    My mom has a Black & Decker, and she loves it. She had one problem with it, but when
    she called, they told her they would send her a new one and to send the broken one
    back in the box the new one came in. No hassle, nothing. And it arrived within the
    week.

    kimberly


  10. #10
    Andy Guest

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    Chris Marksberry said...

    >
    >> Can someone recommend a good toaster oven. I don't care about the cost
    >> or if
    >> it's a convection oven. I just want one that is well-built and actually
    >> works.
    >>
    >> I go to Amazon and read reviews and it just leaves me more confused.
    >> For instance, 75% of the people said a Delonghi model was the best they
    >> ever owned. Others thought it was the toaster oven from hell.
    >>
    >> After all these years I would have thought that some company would have
    >> made a toaster oven that was relatively trouble free. But from all of
    >> my research, it doesn't seem to be the case. Every brand I checked out
    >> seemed to have it's share of problems and it's share of people who were
    >> unhappy with it. I know you can't make all the people happy all of the
    >> time. Can someone point me in the right direction. Thanks in advance.
    >> Frank
    >>

    >
    > Here's the one we have:
    >
    > http://tinyurl.com/2pxr9l
    >
    > I believe it was on recommended list at Cook's Illustrated. The one
    > that was their favorite was a Krups (I think), but it was $200 and not
    > available locally.
    >
    > I have one complaint about my Oster. I think they could have done a
    > better job designing the racks. Unless you're careful it's pretty was
    > to burn yourself when you take something out. Otherwise it does a
    > pretty good job, even on toast.



    My Cusinart toaster/convection oven/broiler with "Exact Heat" can't make a
    better slice of toast than my $20 toaster! It does convection oven cook
    steaks and some roasts fast!!! It depends on how a given roast plumps up
    vs. how tall the toaster oven is, shelf height, etc.

    It's a counter space hog.

    I'll put it in the original box and put it into the geo-cache hunt list!
    And there'll be a geo-cache clue to a chateau briand inside it. Just geo-
    cache winter truffles and Beluga caviar in return!

    Andy

  11. #11
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Toaster Ovens

    Chris Marksberry said...

    >
    >> Can someone recommend a good toaster oven. I don't care about the cost
    >> or if
    >> it's a convection oven. I just want one that is well-built and actually
    >> works.
    >>
    >> I go to Amazon and read reviews and it just leaves me more confused.
    >> For instance, 75% of the people said a Delonghi model was the best they
    >> ever owned. Others thought it was the toaster oven from hell.
    >>
    >> After all these years I would have thought that some company would have
    >> made a toaster oven that was relatively trouble free. But from all of
    >> my research, it doesn't seem to be the case. Every brand I checked out
    >> seemed to have it's share of problems and it's share of people who were
    >> unhappy with it. I know you can't make all the people happy all of the
    >> time. Can someone point me in the right direction. Thanks in advance.
    >> Frank
    >>

    >
    > Here's the one we have:
    >
    > http://tinyurl.com/2pxr9l
    >
    > I believe it was on recommended list at Cook's Illustrated. The one
    > that was their favorite was a Krups (I think), but it was $200 and not
    > available locally.
    >
    > I have one complaint about my Oster. I think they could have done a
    > better job designing the racks. Unless you're careful it's pretty was
    > to burn yourself when you take something out. Otherwise it does a
    > pretty good job, even on toast.



    My Cusinart toaster/convection oven/broiler with "Exact Heat" can't make a
    better slice of toast than my $20 toaster! It does convection oven cook
    steaks and some roasts fast!!! It depends on how a given roast plumps up
    vs. how tall the toaster oven is, shelf height, etc.

    It's a counter space hog.

    I'll put it in the original box and put it into the geo-cache hunt list!
    And there'll be a geo-cache clue to a chateau briand inside it. Just geo-
    cache winter truffles and Beluga caviar in return!

    Andy

  12. #12
    Steve Pope Guest

    Default Re: Toaster Ovens

    Frank103 <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Can someone recommend a good toaster oven. I don't care about the cost or if
    >it's a convection oven. I just want one that is well-built and actually
    >works.


    I'm very happy with our "Cusinart Classic Toaster Oven Broiler",
    about two years old.

    Steve

  13. #13
    Steve Pope Guest

    Default Re: Toaster Ovens

    Frank103 <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Can someone recommend a good toaster oven. I don't care about the cost or if
    >it's a convection oven. I just want one that is well-built and actually
    >works.


    I'm very happy with our "Cusinart Classic Toaster Oven Broiler",
    about two years old.

    Steve

  14. #14
    cybercat Guest

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    "Andy" <q> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    > Chris Marksberry said...
    >
    >>
    >>> Can someone recommend a good toaster oven. I don't care about the cost
    >>> or if
    >>> it's a convection oven. I just want one that is well-built and actually
    >>> works.
    >>>
    >>> I go to Amazon and read reviews and it just leaves me more confused.
    >>> For instance, 75% of the people said a Delonghi model was the best they
    >>> ever owned. Others thought it was the toaster oven from hell.
    >>>
    >>> After all these years I would have thought that some company would have
    >>> made a toaster oven that was relatively trouble free. But from all of
    >>> my research, it doesn't seem to be the case. Every brand I checked out
    >>> seemed to have it's share of problems and it's share of people who were
    >>> unhappy with it. I know you can't make all the people happy all of the
    >>> time. Can someone point me in the right direction. Thanks in advance.
    >>> Frank
    >>>

    >>
    >> Here's the one we have:
    >>
    >> http://tinyurl.com/2pxr9l
    >>
    >> I believe it was on recommended list at Cook's Illustrated. The one
    >> that was their favorite was a Krups (I think), but it was $200 and not
    >> available locally.
    >>
    >> I have one complaint about my Oster. I think they could have done a
    >> better job designing the racks. Unless you're careful it's pretty was
    >> to burn yourself when you take something out. Otherwise it does a
    >> pretty good job, even on toast.

    >


    I took this one out of the box and checked it out the other day, and it
    does look nice. I need a new toaster oven too, ours is a fire hazard.
    (I keep a set of light-duty oven mitts and potholders near mine ...)



  15. #15
    cybercat Guest

    Default Re: Toaster Ovens


    "Andy" <q> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    > Chris Marksberry said...
    >
    >>
    >>> Can someone recommend a good toaster oven. I don't care about the cost
    >>> or if
    >>> it's a convection oven. I just want one that is well-built and actually
    >>> works.
    >>>
    >>> I go to Amazon and read reviews and it just leaves me more confused.
    >>> For instance, 75% of the people said a Delonghi model was the best they
    >>> ever owned. Others thought it was the toaster oven from hell.
    >>>
    >>> After all these years I would have thought that some company would have
    >>> made a toaster oven that was relatively trouble free. But from all of
    >>> my research, it doesn't seem to be the case. Every brand I checked out
    >>> seemed to have it's share of problems and it's share of people who were
    >>> unhappy with it. I know you can't make all the people happy all of the
    >>> time. Can someone point me in the right direction. Thanks in advance.
    >>> Frank
    >>>

    >>
    >> Here's the one we have:
    >>
    >> http://tinyurl.com/2pxr9l
    >>
    >> I believe it was on recommended list at Cook's Illustrated. The one
    >> that was their favorite was a Krups (I think), but it was $200 and not
    >> available locally.
    >>
    >> I have one complaint about my Oster. I think they could have done a
    >> better job designing the racks. Unless you're careful it's pretty was
    >> to burn yourself when you take something out. Otherwise it does a
    >> pretty good job, even on toast.

    >


    I took this one out of the box and checked it out the other day, and it
    does look nice. I need a new toaster oven too, ours is a fire hazard.
    (I keep a set of light-duty oven mitts and potholders near mine ...)



  16. #16
    Stan Horwitz Guest

    Default Re: Toaster Ovens

    In article <WKf6k.1393$[email protected]>,
    "Frank103" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Can someone recommend a good toaster oven. I don't care about the cost or if
    > it's a convection oven. I just want one that is well-built and actually
    > works.
    >
    > I go to Amazon and read reviews and it just leaves me more confused. For
    > instance, 75% of the people said a Delonghi model was the best they ever
    > owned. Others thought it was the toaster oven from hell.
    >
    > After all these years I would have thought that some company would have made
    > a toaster oven that was relatively trouble free. But from all of my
    > research, it doesn't seem to be the case. Every brand I checked out seemed
    > to have it's share of problems and it's share of people who were unhappy
    > with it. I know you can't make all the people happy all of the time. Can
    > someone point me in the right direction. Thanks in advance.
    > Frank


    Check Consumer Reports' annual buying guide. You'll find the most
    objective reviews of consumer products there. They are online also.

  17. #17
    Stan Horwitz Guest

    Default Re: Toaster Ovens

    In article <WKf6k.1393$[email protected]>,
    "Frank103" <frank10[email protected]> wrote:

    > Can someone recommend a good toaster oven. I don't care about the cost or if
    > it's a convection oven. I just want one that is well-built and actually
    > works.
    >
    > I go to Amazon and read reviews and it just leaves me more confused. For
    > instance, 75% of the people said a Delonghi model was the best they ever
    > owned. Others thought it was the toaster oven from hell.
    >
    > After all these years I would have thought that some company would have made
    > a toaster oven that was relatively trouble free. But from all of my
    > research, it doesn't seem to be the case. Every brand I checked out seemed
    > to have it's share of problems and it's share of people who were unhappy
    > with it. I know you can't make all the people happy all of the time. Can
    > someone point me in the right direction. Thanks in advance.
    > Frank


    Check Consumer Reports' annual buying guide. You'll find the most
    objective reviews of consumer products there. They are online also.

  18. #18
    Billy Guest

    Default Re: Toaster Ovens

    On Wed, 18 Jun 2008 15:12:05 -0700, "Frank103" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >I would have thought that some company would have made
    >a toaster oven that was relatively trouble free


    Dream on....

  19. #19
    Billy Guest

    Default Re: Toaster Ovens

    On Wed, 18 Jun 2008 15:12:05 -0700, "Frank103" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >I would have thought that some company would have made
    >a toaster oven that was relatively trouble free


    Dream on....

  20. #20
    Lou Decruss Guest

    Default Re: Toaster Ovens

    On Wed, 18 Jun 2008 19:47:59 -0400, "cybercat" <[email protected]>
    wrote:


    >I took this one out of the box and checked it out the other day, and it
    >does look nice. I need a new toaster oven too, ours is a fire hazard.


    I'll bet your kitchen needs lots of things. Including someone who
    knows how to cook.

    Lou

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