This is my first countertop oven. I've owned it for about 3 months and love it. So far I've used it to bake or broil muffins, potatoes, chicken legs, garlic bread, Totino's frozen pizza, enchilada casserole, pasta casserole.... not to mention toasted bread, bagels, and English muffins . This oven delivers.
The included drip pan/broil trays are only slightly thicker than disposable aluminum pans but are still useful for broiling. Good news is the size of this oven easily accommodates some of my smaller conventional bake ware such as an 8 X 8 inch Pyrex dish and a 6 cup muffin tin. I like the fact it has 4 heating elements, 2 top, 2 bottom which seems to promote more even heat distribution than the 2 element toaster I've used at the office. I like the 3 mechanical controls. One for temp, one to control the heating coils, and a countdown timer that actually turns the oven off when it dings. The control knobs have a solid feel. There is also a "stay warm" feature that works great for warming dinner plates. Yes, this oven will hold a stack of at least 4 dinner plates and will keep them warm while your regular oven cooks. I also like that the wire grill is offset to provide 4 different elevation levels by simply flipping it over and using either of the 2 side slides. The all glass door is easy to clean. So is the slide out crumb tray. The case gets hot so be sure to check the outside dimensions and give it at least an inch of side clearance. This unit is a little larger than most toaster ovens.
Does this countertop oven replace a conventional oven? Not exactly but it comes close. In a pinch, like a kitchen remodel, a small dorm room or other cramped quarters this oven is a great choice. You could bake, roast, broil, and toast for months using no other appliance. It most certainly replaces a regular oven for small oven jobs like baking two pot pies or 2 baked potatoes or a quick batch of 6 muffins from a mix. I have only used my regular oven twice since this oven arrived. I like having a second oven capacity in my small apartment kitchen. I am very pleased with this purchase.