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Has anyone tried the cube shaped TO from Panasonic? The reviews all say it toasts perfectly. I'd like to know about the oven part...I plan to do simple things like bake potatoes, roast vegetables and wonder how it performs these tasks...

link: http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs/...

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    1. re: Darren72

      thanks for the reply...I edited my post...realized I hadn't been specific enough...thanks again...

    2. I personally don't like mine...it only has a 25 minute timer..so baked potatoes, or anything requiring longer than 25 minutes (which is a hell of a lot) require you to be around when it goes off and you have to go through the complete reset process...it has other quirks which I also don't like but I've written about them before.

      1. I have one, about 3 years old. It doesn't seem to toast as quickly anymore. It's expensive, and not noticeably better than a standard toaster oven.

        1. I've had one for about two years. The heating mechanism does a good job of heating up the outside of food, so it does an excellent job on toast and anything else that's not more than about an inch thick. I've been able to do pretty good roast chicken parts by setting the temperature 25-50 degrees lower than I would in a normal oven. Besides making toast, I most often use the oven to roast potatoes cut up into half-inch cubes and it crisps them quite nicely.

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          1. re: urseberry

            Did your roast chicken take longer than the 25 minutes on the timer?
            Is there a way of just not using the timer on the machine and just setting it to "ON" and using an external timer?

            1. re: ChowFun_derek

              I think the roast chicken ended up taking about 30 minutes. I'm pretty sure you can't keep the oven on for more than 25 minutes. I personally don't have a problem with hanging out in the kitchen around the 25 minute mark in order to add more time. That's right around the point when I need to remove the chicken anyway and poke it to determine how much longer it will take.