We use it every day
We use our bench top oven every day, saves turning on the big oven. We just can't manage without it and took it in the caravan which was perfect. ok the outside plastic deteriorates which spoils the look of it a bit. The inside is difficult to clean but no worse than any other bench top oven we have had. Its the space and shape inside that is so good.
Our oven is now about 5 years old and has hardly missed a beat. The return spring on the door mechanism failed but we fixed it by reshaping the hook of the spring. The thermal overload fail...
Good purchase - I have had my DeLonghi benchtop oven for 12 months with no problems. The full size oven in our house does not work, so I use the DeLonghi almost everyday for my family of four. I use it to cook cakes, roasts, grilling, reheating etc. It has performed reliably and exactly as I expected a benchtop oven would.
Looks good, reliable, cheap to run.
Good little oven for occasional use, but it's easy to burn food at the back if you don't watch it. All the functions work well.We use ours 4 or 5 times a week.
It's easy to use ,heats up quickly, has a fan only option for defrosting.Generaly cooks well.
It had to be replaced after 4 months and 6 months after that the fan bearing became very noisy. It cooks hotter at the back (even with the fan)so the food has to be turned often.
I paid $200 for this appliance, because I'd heard good things about DeLonghi in the past. That, the capacity, and the Italian styling, made it an attractive appliance when our old toaster oven was on its way out.
First off I should way, for toast, this oven is pretty useless. It's not really meant to be a toaster, so if you want to make toast with this oven, you will need to watch your bread, and turn it if you like your toast done evenly. We gave up and bought a regular toaster.
As an oven, this unit is a good size for medium baking pans..., and did a pretty good job of fan-forced convection cooking. I used it for things like roasting a small to medium pan of potatoes or other vegetables, and they always came out well. It wasn't exactly whisper-quiet to run the fan, but I didn't find it excessively noisy, either. It was good for heating up biscuits, pizza, and hors d'oeuvres, too. I didn't realise initially that the sides of the oven were made of plastic. OK, that wasn't really a big deal. But it was not being able to read the knobs, that annoyed me the most. Until I memorised each thing on the selection knob, I'd be squinting and tilting the appliance around or shining a light on it, to figure out what was what. In the beginning, because of their similar appearance and proximity, I'd sometimes mix up the useless "defrost" setting (which basically has the fan blow air around the inside of the oven) with the "convection" setting. I'd realise my mistake when I'd go back 20 minutes later and found my food still raw. The door has a feature that pulls the racks out slightly when the door is opened. Handy, I thought, until it broke after a few months. The racks would jam in the partially-out position, which made it impossible to fully close the door. If one is in the process of cooking something which must be stirred or turned and the rack gets stuck while partially out, it means pulling two hot racks completely out of the oven, and manually moving the metal thing at the back of the oven which is meant to move the racks, to get it out of the way. Dangerous stuff, but we learned to live with it, along with the unit become progessively noisier (nothing drastic, just a little louder), because we couldn't be bothered to bring it back.
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Ah we have changed allegiance as we found another make which we think is quite superior to this. Its the Breville Smart Oven model BOV800 - good price from the Good Guys. It is very easy to clean, no plastic parts, Larger and more versatile, I recommend you have a look at this.
|Category||Benchtop / Toaster Ovens|
|Release date||Apr 2007|
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