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toaster/convection oven in the small appliance world

readytoslurp Jun 10, 2010 07:25 PM

Please chow people, could you please recommend a small baking toaster oven which could bake a loaf of bread or a pie or a pizza well.
My deloinghi is horrible.. The bottom is always burnt and the tops don't get done and it takes forever to heat up. Get me out of bad baking nightmare. I slave over my bread to rise well and work on crusts to be flaky all to be ruined by a perfectly stupid toaster oven HELP!!!!!

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  1. c oliver RE: readytoslurp Jun 10, 2010 07:48 PM

    So are you saying that's the only oven-equivalent you have?

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      fauchon RE: readytoslurp Jun 11, 2010 03:59 AM

      take a look at the Breville TO ... seems to be a cut above the rest....the Amazon & WIlliams-Sonoma reviews are excellent...

      1. coll RE: readytoslurp Jun 11, 2010 07:23 AM

        I got a Cusinart convection recently and I think I use it more than my oven, since it's only the two of us. Cooks everything so quickly and easily, love it lots.

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          jenni49 RE: readytoslurp Jun 11, 2010 01:00 PM

          I second the Breville. MIne is about a year old now & it is great. A huge improvement over the Krups that died a premature death.

          1. BobB RE: readytoslurp Jun 11, 2010 01:12 PM

            Absolutely, go with the Breville. It's the most flexible, reliable, and largest one out there. Also the most expensive - but worth it, and the $250 price (discounted sometimes to as low as $200) includes a baking/broiling pan and pizza pan that are real quality, not tinny crap.

            I've had mine for a few months now and love it. It even does toast well! And has a Bagel setting that mainly toasts the tops of things - perfect for doing hamburger buns.


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              iyc_nyc RE: readytoslurp Jun 12, 2010 06:43 PM

              Sorry, I posted this in another thread too but saw it was buried in an old post, so posting here too --

              BobB or anyone else who owns the original (as opposed to new compact size) Breville convection oven: can you please confirm that the footprint of the oven is 18.5" long x 13.5" deep, and no more? All the marketing materials on the Breville site and at retailers say it's 16.5" deep, but they might be counting the handle, etc. I want to make sure the oven can fit on my super mini cart.

              Also, how heavy is the oven? Can it sit on a relatively flimsy (as in DWR's kitchen cart, which is particle board and wood with aluminum frame) cart? Is it okay sitting on wood or is that a fire hazard?

              Many thanks!

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                BobB RE: iyc_nyc Jun 14, 2010 07:54 AM

                The oven itself is 18.5" x 13.5", and the handle projects another 2.25" or so in front. As for weight, it tips my bathroom scale at about 18 lbs. It sits on 1" high heatproof feet - I have it on a laminate-covered counter but I would think it'd be fine on a wooden table. Just don't let any papers sit underneath it.

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                  iyc_nyc RE: BobB Jun 15, 2010 04:51 PM

                  Great - thank you so much!

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