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 Viante True Blue Convection Toaster Oven, CUC-04E
Viante True Blue Convection Toaster Oven, CUC-04E
Viante True Blue Convection Toaster Oven, CUC-04E : All the power of a full-size oven yet a compact space saver on your countertop, the Viante True Blue Convection Toaster Oven works as both a standard and convection oven. Cooking functions on the compact toaster oven include toast, bake, convection, broil and defrost. The dual convection and toaster oven conveniently toasts 4 slices of bread at once or bakes up to a 9" diameter pizza. Preprogrammed cooking cycles deliver fuss-free meals in minutes. Digital temperature settings ensure accurate cooking and easy-to-use electronic controls include a clock, programmable timer and light to dark options. The Viante True Blue Compact toaster oven efficiently bakes and broils up to 450 F. A sleek stainless-steel design with a cobalt blue enamel interior is simple to clean and complements any kitchen. Removable crumb tray, chromed metal rack and enameled broil and baking pans are all dishwasher-safe. Viante kitchen and home products offer an innovative balance of style and high performance valued by home chefs everywhere. Viante appliances are exceptional by design and outstanding in performance. With engineering expertise, eye for functionality and intuitive insight, Viant incorporates state-of-the-art design with advanced technologies to create unprecedented, leading-edge appliances for the home gourmet and professional chef Product Features Compact Viante True Blue toaster oven is a countertop space saver Cooking functions include toast, bake, convection, broil and defrost Preprogrammed cooking cycles ensure fuss-free operation Sleek stainless-steel construction for reliable durability Digital temperature settings ensure accurate cooking Easy-to-use electronic controls include clock, programmable timer and light to dark options Interior light remains on during cooking process Roomy enough to toast 4 slices of bread at once or a 9" diameter pizza Two rack levels conveniently fit different sized pans. Racks measure 10 1/2" wide by 9" deep Four skid-proof legs keep compact oven stable Efficiently bakes and broils up to 450 F Removable crumb tray Cobalt blue enamel interior wipes clean Dishwasher-safe crumb tray, rack and broil and baking pans Limited 1-year warranty Includes 1 chromed metal rack 1 broil tray, baked enamel on steel 1 bake pan, baked enamel on steel
 
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5 / 5
I love this little convection oven!
PostedSeptember 6, 2011
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DPRoberts
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I bought this toaster oven after my last one died. My previous ovens were of the cheapy Wal-Mart plastic type, which tend to discolor and get gross looking over time. Since it sits on our kitchen counter all the time, I really wanted an attractive, stainless steel replacement. I also really wanted convection cooking - a cafe where I frequently have lunch recently switched from panini presses to convection ovens for cooking their sandwiches, and they really taste a lot better with convection. I also wanted a smaller model that didn't take up too much counter space.
The Viante fit the bill on all three counts. I was very impressed when I first inspected it - it definitely has a high-quality feel to it. It's very attractive and easy to operate. The enamel interior and the easily-removed crumb tray make it simple to clean. It has a light inside, which I like as well. Although it isn't big enough to cook a 12" pizza or multiple trays of cookies, at only 10" deep it leaves plenty of room on the counter in front of it. And I LOVE the convection cooking! I've been using it for everything from broiling nachos to toasting garlic bread to cooking some french bread pizzas, and I've found that the convection mode cooks things more evenly than any other toaster oven I've used - it's as good as my regular oven. If you want something that's simple, attractive, and doesn't hog your counter space, the Viante will do the job quite well.
One quibble - due to the size of the handle, the door doesn't open completely flat, so watch your knuckles on the hot oven door. If the oven's legs were a little taller it wouldn't be an issue. I've gotten used to it, so I won't take any stars off for that.
On the positive side, I've contacted their customer service a few times with questions, and have received immediate responses to my e-mails - Viante has been extremely helpful, and I have no doubt they'll stand behind their appliance. I'm looking forward to trying other Viante appliances, like their pasta maker.
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