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Feb 20, 2007 05:16 PM

Is there a good toasteroven?

Is there no such thing as a good toaster oven? Our Black & Decker just died. It was never brilliant but it was cheap. Most models I've looked at are either too large or get dreadful reviews. Any recommendations would be gratefully received.

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    1. Check out the T-Fal Avante Elite. I use mine everyday, often mutliple times a day, for toasting, reheating, etc. My hubby can't stand food reheated in the microwave so this has been a lifesaver for us. It's big, heats quickly, and is easy to clean.

      1. I have had a cuisinart one for the last 2 years and love it. BIG improvement over my old B&D. I can actually cook small items in this thing which I like since we are just 2 people and I hate turning on the oven in the summer when its hot. The only problem I've had is that the toast ready beeper died very early on. To me it doesn't matter as I usually watch the toast anyway as I am so picky about how I like it just barely browned!! It toasts very evenly and is great for reheating pastries, bread etc as well. Decent broiler too.

        1. I have a digital DeLonghi Turbo Convection Toaster Oven and I love it. I got it at Williams-Sonoma about 4 years ago using a GC (otherwise, I never would have bought it - I think it sold for $179.99?). Everything that I've seen now seems to indicate they no longer have a digital version; only the kind where you turn the knobs. I've read that many people are dissatisfied with the knobs, as they crack or fall off.

          I take that back - this seems similar to what I have with the digital/LCD controls:

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          1. re: LindaWhit

            I have a DeLonghi with the knobs. We've had the oven for about 3 years now. No problem with the knobs breaking or falling off. (But, I will say that I agree with people who observe that the knobs feel a little flimsy given the otherwise well-made construction of the oven.) Other than that, the oven has been a real workhorse for us. (I only have a single oven besides this, so it's really a necessity.) I use it almost every day for reheating and/or cooking side dishes.

          2. Check out the Sanyo SK-VF7S; better reviews than most others. Cheap, small footprint but big enough for a small pizza inside, convection fan. Can't get much better...