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 am very happy with the toasting of bagels and slices of bread. Nice even golden brown. Regardless of how many slices I put in, I don't change the setting of how many slices and it works fine. Another review worried me about having to hit too many buttons to get toast going, but all I do is put the bread in the oven, turn the selection dial one click (to toast, the default selection), and press start. Pretty simple. I do, however, wish I could change time in mid-cycle but I don't think you can.
I like the timer, so when I start toasting, I know exactly how long I have to complete other kitchen preparations. Makes the eggs be ready just when the toast is. Nice. The quality complaints I would make are minor, but worth mentioning. First, the digital display isn't aligned properly so a line of light shows across the side and top. Always on. A little 90 degree angle of light. I have resigned to consider it a night light for the kitchen. Second, the rack is a little too narrow, so it feels a little wobbly sliding in and out.
People have complained about the beeping when the cycle is complete. Well, don't you want to know when it's done? It's not like a painfully loud sound, but it does get your attention. Better than no sound at all.