Black & Decker Perfect Broil Countertop Oven - CTO4300W
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- 4-slice countertop oven with extra-deep curved interior fits a 12-inch pizza
- Toast, bake, broil, and keep-warm functions; adjustable temperature; 60-minute timer
- Reversible chrome-plated slide rack; dual rack slots; glass door; removable crumb tray
- Broil rack, bake pan/drip tray, and user manual with recipes included
- Measures approximately 16-1/5 by 20 by 12-3/5 inches
- Media: Kitchen
- Item Quantity: 1
With the Black and Decker Perfect Broil Countertop Oven, you can enjoy your favorite muffins, 12" pizza, casseroles and much more cooked to perfection right on your countertop. You can use this versatile toast oven for any meal of the day because it toasts, cooks, broils and reheats a variety of food. The oven features an extra-deep curved interior to easily fit larger meals as well as an easy-view glass door, 60-minute time with automatic timer, and dual-position rack slots. The Perfect Broil System ensures that your food will be cooked to perfection as it maintains the set temperature for exceptional results.
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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.
*The knobs are hard to turn, unless you have a strong grip with your fingertips, you have to use your whole hand to turn the knobs. They could have made that a little easier.
*When it's time to toast or bake, you have to set all three knobs, kinda tedious.
*To toast, you have to turn the knob to 20, then turn it back to 10 for toasting, it seems like they could have figured out something better.
Overall, decent toaster for the price. If this toaster was any more expensive, I would have rated it much worse.
1. 3 stars solely because, for the cheap price, this toaster oven continued working for several years. That's really not bad for such a cheap oven.
2. I never use this B&D oven for toast - you have to fiddle with several knobs just to toast, and the toasting takes too long and is uneven.
3. My unit has a hot spot in the left rear corner and had it from Day One. When baking any kind of bread product (such as biscuits), I have to remember to turn the tray around partway thru baking to get everything to bake evenly.
4. After several years the white housing now looks pretty bad, especially in the center front where the top has a distinct "burned" look from high heat.
5. The hooks on the door (designed to grab the rack and pull it out for you as you open the door) seemed nifty at first glance, but buyer beware. The hooks do pull out the rack, but they then push the rack back unevenly when you attempt to close the door and the rack often dislodges from the track inside. You then have to manually jimmy the rack back into its track. All the while the heat from the oven is escaping into the room and you're trying your darnedest to not get burned. SO FRUSTRATING.
Today I've reached my last nerve with this unit. For the money I was willing to spend several years ago, this little toaster oven was not a bad purchase. You have to endure a few frustrations. This time around I'm spending a bit more with the hope of getting better performance. You can be sure I'll be looking for a door design that does not have those infuriating hooks!