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Dec 12, 2007 07:05 AM

Kitchen Appliances Made in USA?

Are there any? I'm looking for a toaster oven right now and finding they all seem to be made in China etc.--all except the BroilKing convection oven, which is just too much for me to spend (>$700). Help!

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  1. We have two Breville appliances, made in Australia, or at least designed there, which aren't the cheapest but work wonderfully. One is their citrus juicer, better than any I've ever had in over forty years. The other is their blender, which is now being copied by all too many knock off big names, which makes wonderful smoothies and purees like crazy. Again, not cheap but made with good design functionality and look great. So you might look at their lines.

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    1. re: EclecticEater

      Designed in Australia and assembled in China. China is notorious for changing specs to save money once contracts are won.

      1. re: Loprez

        <China is notorious for changing specs to save money once contracts are won.>

        You have stats to back this up? Plenty of very high quality goods are assembled in China, with appropriate oversight by the product maker.

        It's just as easy to say "American cars have crappy fit, finish and tolerances." Some do, but not all.

        It's up to the customer to seek out quality, wherever it's made.

        1. re: DuffyH

          I agree that's a ludicrous contention. It's not like the companies that use Chinese manufacturers just sit by helplessly. Loprez needs to get real. A manufacturer who doesn't maintain design specs doesn't get the work. It's not as if Breville hands over the contract and walks away.

    2. No, you're not going to find any toaster ovens made in the U.S. That's just the way it is...

      However, I highly recommend the Cadco OV-250 ( ). Cadco distributes other manufacturers equipment to commercial clients, and they distribute the ovens to the general public as BroilKing ( ). Do note that all 1/4 and 1/2 size Cadco ovens are made by Unox in Italy ( ).

      My OV-250 is pictured at the link below -- I bought if for $400 incl. tax about 2 years ago...

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      1. re: Joe Blowe


        I'm looking for a good countertop oven so I don't have to fire up my Wolf oven (our electric bills are through the roof already, but I bet you know that) and I've seen you recommend the Cadco.

        I own the Cuisinart TO that everyone else has and think it is no different from the other TOs out there - a flimsy piece of steel wrapped around four to six heating elements, and the outside seems to gets hotter than the inside.

        Does your Cadco conserve heat better than the POS out there?

        1. re: leetmom7

          Interesting question. I'd say yes, but only because there is a layer of foil-wrapped insulation surrounding the exterior of the oven cavity. You can see a bit of it when you look at the back of the unit. So it might conserve heat better than a toaster oven, but I don't have anything to back up my claim.

          What I can offer is this: I bought a Kill-A-Watt meter ( ) a couple of months ago and have been using it around the house. For example, did you know that a Danby washing machine uses 0.37 kWh of electricity using the 'A' cycle at 80 degrees F? ;-p

          For the Cadco, I used the Kill-A-Watt during a no-knead bread session. Preheated the oven at 450F for 30 minutes, baked the bread at 450F for 20 minutes, lowered the temp to 350F and baked for an additional 45 minutes. Total energy used: 1.2 kWh at $0.1299/kWh (SoCal Edison rate) = 16 cents to bake a loaf of bread.

          So, it most likely uses less electricity than your Wolf, and maybe a bit more than the Cuisinart. But the convenience factor makes it worthwhile...

      2. Oster makes a Made in the USA toaster oven. Kat

        1. just bought one at Delonghi in connecticut, only 59 + 8 shipping, made in usa,,,,,,yes!

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          1. re: labordan

            "made in usa,,,,,,yes!"

            Really? Would you be willing to provide some proof? A pic or scan would be great, seeing as most of what I find via Google indicates the DO400 is Made in China...

            P.S. The reviews on that thing look dismal.

            1. re: Joe Blowe

              just go to the site and call the guy, very american speaking guy named scott in connecticut and he told me the toaster oven was made in us. Thats all the proof I have. Delonghi may not sound american but you can't go by that, it Is the melting pot after all, only thing is american made means american worker means american retirement! Keep trying all, it'll come back. And I be if it is made in america it'll last more than 3 months.

              1. re: labordan


                I know you're new here, and just trying to help out, but you appear to have no idea of what you speak.

                De'Longhi is an Italian company that manufacturers ALMOST ALL of its small appliances IN CHINA.

                If this 50 buck toaster oven is really made in the U.S.A., I'll send that guy Scott in CT some beer money. Otherwise, do more research before posting, n00b.

                1. re: Joe Blowe

                  yeah, I read that too blowe harder, I am fairly new at researching products and I do know that its hard to find things made in the states. Pardon me for being enthusiastic in my find and know that when I call back and talk to Scott or whomever and try to clear this up; if I find out that it is not made in usa, I will cancel.