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Cuisinart Pizza Oven?

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Jeri L Apr 19, 2012 08:04 PM

Am I missing a deal? Ideeli has a Cuisinart Pizza Oven Broiler on sale for $79.99. I don't really have the counter space to spare, but does anyone have experience of one of these? It looks like a toaster oven on steroids with broil pan, baking tray, 2 wire racks and baking stone. As I don't have a baking stone and I do make pizza regularly, it's certainly tempting at that price.

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    gnomatic Apr 19, 2012 10:27 PM

    Do you have the model number, probably worth looking up the reviews on Amazon.

    I have the Cuisinart-BRK-200 (which was discontinued several years ago), love it. I seldom use my oven since I got it. It's a huge counter space hog in my tiny kitchen (it needs space around it because it REALLY heats up) but it's worth the $120 from Overstock.com several years ago.
    The pizza stone is also great for baking bread.

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      Jeri L Apr 20, 2012 10:30 AM

      That's the problem--they don't list the model number. I think I'll have to pass because the only real spot in the kitchen for it is already occupied by other appliances. Does it get hot enough that having cabinets overhanging it is a problem?

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        tommy Apr 21, 2012 05:53 AM

        What advantage does this oven provide over a regular oven?

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          Sid Post Apr 21, 2012 10:42 AM

          I have the Breville model and love it. The advantage, it doesn't heat up the whole house in Summer!!! It also heat sfaster for fresh biscuits in the morning! Some will argue they also save electricity over the larger oven when you are cooking something relatively small.

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            gnomatic Apr 21, 2012 07:25 PM

            The advantage is I don't have use the stove oven for baking/heating up small/single servings. It has convection mode, great for roasting chicken. It's big enough for most of my baking needs(done 9" round cakes in there), unless I am doing big batches of cookies.

            Cabinet overhang could be a problem, depends on how low the cabinets are. I would leave plenty of space on top and behind the oven. But it depends on which model of oven you have.

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