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Annette Jan 9, 2005 03:18 AM

Preferably not the basic ones

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    Karl S. RE: Annette Jan 9, 2005 05:21 AM

    Cuisinart convection-toaster oven. Can't imagine how I did without it.

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      Keri T. RE: Karl S. Jan 10, 2005 10:10 AM

      Yes I wholeheartedly agree, this is my new favorite appliance. Love having a convection oven in my tiny apartment AND it's big enough to bake a pie/crisp. It's great.

      Hate all Black and Deckers (I've had quite a few, I guess I was slow to learn that they just aren't good) and I liked my Delonghi (but it wasn't convection). But the cuisinart is the best I've had.

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      coll RE: Annette Jan 9, 2005 08:03 AM

      Don't get the Krups, it's almost useless, only good for toasting bread (barely). So sorrry I gave away my 1970s GE when I got the krups, that one was perfect actually.

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        SizzlingJoe RE: Annette Jan 9, 2005 11:05 AM

        My Delonghi convection/toaster oven has been a workhorse over the years.

        It's had more then six years of solid abuse, and is still going strong.

        Of course, it's over six years old now, not sure how well the current models are... but with the exception of some discoloration on the top, it works great!

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          Chuck RE: SizzlingJoe Jan 10, 2005 07:03 PM

          We've had two Delonghi's in 10 years and the second one was only purchased because we moved and my wife wanted one that was color coordinated. A workhorse is exactly what best describes it!

          But, I am very interested to hear if anyone has compared that to the Cuisinart? Perhaps in a few years, we might buy a different brand....Just for a change.

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          Sylvia G RE: Annette Jan 9, 2005 01:39 PM

          Our old DeLonghi was good, the next one was a piece of junk. I would never get one again. Poor customer support.

          I absolutely love our Cuisinart!

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            twinmommy RE: Annette Jan 9, 2005 09:17 PM

            We're quite happy with our DeLonghi- had it for a few years now.

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              Anonymous RE: Annette Jan 10, 2005 09:06 AM

              OK. I’m ashamed to admit that I purchased my toaster oven at Wal-Mart. It is the only purchase I have made at a Wal-Mart. I feel the store is evil and will never shop there again. I will avoid getting on my soapbox and ranting about the degradation of society and say just this:

              The GE toaster oven I purchased at Wal-Mart is great. It was amazingly cheap ($50) and very solidly built. The door opens to the side instead of down, which I really like, and it has all kinds of extras with it. When I think about the purchase I’m saddened by the thought of third world laborers and elderly employees earning $5.15 and hour and wearing dippers because they can’t take breaks and… sorry. I said I wasn’t going to get started.

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                Sylvia G RE: Annette Jan 10, 2005 09:15 AM

                Make sure that you get one with a removable crumb tray. I never was able to get that DeLonghi cleared of crumbs, and once I cut myself trying to clean it.

                As I said, the original DL was great, but something has changed. It also had trouble with temperature.

                Our Cuisinart retailed for about $100, but we had a Bed, Bath and Beyond 20% off coupon. It's worth every penny. Even the trays that come with it are easy to clean.

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                  Sweet Pea RE: Annette Jan 10, 2005 09:21 AM

                  I bought a Black & Decker toaster-oven-broiler. All it does is toast. NEVER did anything else. I'm embarrassed to say that by the time I finally read the instructions to see what was wrong and realized I had a lemon, the warranty was expired. I have a glorified toaster - what a waste of money.

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