Delonghi Esclusivo Convection Toaster Oven, DO1289 : Multifunction countertop oven has all the full-scale qualities of a conventional oven, yet cooks food 30-40% faster. DeLonghi has raised the standard on energy-efficient, compact cooking. The combination of fan-circulated hot air with Durastone II enamel interior allows superior heat distribution for consistently uniform cooking results. Digital thermostat lets you push a button to select the exact temperature and monitor temperature during the heating process. Interior is large enough to bake 2, 12" pizzas or an entree, plus dessert. Digital control makes cooking a breeze with convenient 2-hour timer and auto shut-off, plus 8 pre-programmed pizza settings to bake fresh or frozen pizza to perfection. Six pre-programmed settings pre-set the time and temperature to toast fresh bread or frozen bread. For discerning tastes, level of toast color can be selected, from 1 to 7. End-of-cycle signal reveals when toast is ready to serve! Bake cookies using the easy Smart Cookie function.The DeLonghi Convection Toaster Oven is the multipurpose oven you'll use daily in your kitchen! Includes removable crumb tray, baking pan/broil tray and 2 wire racks.5 cu. ft. capacity. Product Features Food cooks 30-40% faster for perfect browning outside and moist and succulent inside Fan-circulated hot air distributes heat faster all around foods Durastone II enamel interior distributes heat evenly 6 pre-programmed time and temperature settings toast fresh bread or frozen bread perfectly 7 settings for toast color to please everyone's tastes Large 6-slice toast capacity End-of-cycle signal alerts you when toast is done 8 pre-programmed pizza settings to bake fresh or frozen pizza Large capacity accommodates 2, 12" pizzas User-friendly digital controls let you choose from Bake (200-450 degrees F) Fan Bake Convection, Defrost, Broil (500 degrees), Toast, Keep Warm, Pizza, Dehydrate and Smart Cookie Removable crumb tray slides out to keep oven clean Accessories include: Durastone II low-profile bake pan/broil tray and 2 wire racks Complete instruction booklet
I purchased this oven twice. I used it relentlessly the first time (as my wall oven's thermostat broke, and we're remodeling in the near future, so I'm not using a big oven).
This thing cooks all of our food perfectly. Let me clarify. Pizza: crisp crusts, browned cheeses; bagels: ever so lightly toasted, but not dried up. Chocolate chip cookies - don't get us started. Best oven ever for those. Casseroles, Mac n Cheese, Burritos, Fries - flawless. Proteins that need broiling or roasting always come out succulent and tender. Salmon, tuna, chicken, steak.
My only wish is that it were taller - that way, we could bake bread from scratch (larger loaves). But we're just griping because our regular oven is on the fritz.
Our new purchase was not to replace our original, but to keep it going with more cooking options until we can remodel. Now that we have two of these, we can warm a loaf of sourdough while broiling the Copper River Salmon!