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Oster Extra Large Digital Countertop Oven

Product Name:Oster Extra Large Digital Countertop Oven
Brand:Oster
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Dimensions (WxDxH):21.6 x 19.2 x 12.9
Capacity (Slices):14
Oster Extra Large Digital Countertop Oven
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If you are one who cares about the environment, then you will find the Oster Extra Large Digital Countertop Oven quite attractive. We are talking here about savings of up to 50% in energy when compared to traditional full-size ovens. This can easily translate to more money in your pocket.

This toaster oven is designed for multilevel cooking. Using this oven is a lot like having the best of both worlds; it is small enough to use on your countertop while at the same time presenting the kind of large interior to accommodate a pizza up to the size of 16 inches. The two racks mean that you can actually have two of them at the same time.

The digital controls allow you to take the guess work out of whatever you are doing. You can set your exact cooking time and the temperature you want.

The one thing that many users of this oven will love is that it is not only beautiful to look at; it mixes its aesthetic value with features that are practical such as an extra-large interior.  This makes it one of the most versatile ovens you will get this year.

Features

After looking at the main features of this oven, we came to an agreement that it presents some of the best in the market currently. Look at the toast oven for the first time and you will not help but fall in love with it. Some of the features that impressed us about the Oster Extra Large Digital Countertop Oven include the following.

  • The extra-large capacity designed to take a pizza size of up to 16 inches
  • Digital controls allow you to set your preference when it comes to functions such as bake, defrost, pizza, toast or broil
  • Equipped with a 90 minute time that helps you keep watch of whatever you are cooking
  • The range of temperature is between 200 and 450 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Equipped with two oven racks

Pros

  • The extra-large capacity gives you the flexibility you need in a modern kitchen
  • Convection technology ensures that your food cooks faster and is evenly heated
  • With digital controls, there is no guessing as you can set everything precisely where you want it to be
  • The interior is very easy to clean

Cons

  • With no inside light, it can be quite difficult at times to see what is happening inside, although this is not usually a problem on a well-lit counter top
  • There is no number keypad, so the temperature should be increased and decreased by using an arrow key which could be quite annoying if you are tired
  • The code is rather too short

Summary

The Oster Extra Large Digital Countertop Oven is the natural choice for someone looking for extra-large in the context of products in this range. This ensures that you are able to bake a variety of things.

Like ovens of this type, you will realize that it cooks everything much faster than your traditional oven. Why? Because it is small and all energy generated is used efficiently. So, you will have to remember to adjust the cooking times there.

Like other toaster ovens, you will realize that the outer side of the oven gets hot even though not so much. You still need to work carefully on your oven and never leave food inside unattended

You need to be careful when opening the door to this oven as it tends to slam down the counter surface if not brought down gently enough. We also think that the lack of an inner light is a bug disadvantage as you have to rely on the light in the room.

This is not a very big problem especially considering that this oven sits on the counter but it’s still an issue we think the designers need to address.

Comparison

We wanted to see how the Oster Extra Large Digital Countertop Oven measures up when compared to other products in the same class. One of the products we identified is the Hamilton Beach 31104 Countertop Oven.

It also comes with the same large capacity just like the Oster Extra Large Digital Countertop. The pizzas you can put into this oven are a little smaller than the one on the Oster Oven; they are only 12 inches.

Another product in the same class that you can look at is the Hamilton Beach Easy Reach Oven (31126). It also accommodates smaller pizza sizes when compared to the Oster Digital Countertop.

The one thing we love about the Hamilton Beach Oven is that it has a door designed to increase the space in your kitchen with a door that rolls up. It comes with three dials that bring more convenience to your baking, toasting, and broiling.

The main advantage of its manual dials is that once you have your settings, you will not need to change them again if you are preparing the same food.

Verdict

We can certainly recommend the Oster Extra Large Digital Countertop Oven for someone looking for a product that can easily help you if you are cooking a lot of food and making bigger pizzas.

You can prepare different types of food in this oven including toasted bread, lasagna, cheese, bread pudding and a lot of other foods. We recommend this oven because if you compare it to your conventional traditional oven, it uses less energy while cooking your food faster.

We love most of its leading features including two racks, an extra-large interior which accommodates two 16 inch pizzas, a whole chicken and up to 14 slices of bread. We also love the digital controls as they take the guesswork out of your cooking.

Even though this is a product we can easily recommend we acknowledge that the power code is a little too short. Of course, this is good for safety but we still think that it should have been made slightly longer. The lack of an interior light is something that takes away a few marks from an otherwise great product.

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