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Old 02-19-2007, 03:42 PM   #11
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I've got the combination unit. BTW Candocook, I think to be considered useable for toast they need to have the separate toast knob/timer, but yes, they will all toast bread. Anyway, I think it stinks for toast. At least compared to a conventional toast toaster, but I use it anyway because I don't have room for a lot of appliances so don't own a toaster. Like someone else said it takes forever to cook the toast plus it tends to dry the bread out before turning it a nice brown on both sides (if you're lucky). If you don't take the toast out immediately when the knob shuts off it will turn into a big crouton it is so dry. Everyone I have owned has done this.

Great for reheating pizza or cooking frozen garlic bread, but only passable for toast, IMO.
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Old 02-19-2007, 04:02 PM   #12
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I find this very strange as mine was great for all manner of things?
this was however 15+ years ago, and it was second hand when I bought it (shortly after my G Foreman type grill died).

maybe things have changed since, Who Knows!?????
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Old 02-19-2007, 04:19 PM   #13
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My older one cooked toast better than the one I have now. It was a little smaller. I went through three different makes and models about 2-3 years ago and settled on the one I have now, a B & D. I just kept taking them back after trying a piece of toast. I think the bigger ones are more oven-like instead of toaster-like. The bread is too far away from the elements maybe.
I sure miss that old one, but one day I turned it on and saw sparks flying behind the controls
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Old 02-19-2007, 04:24 PM   #14
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but one day I turned it on and saw sparks flying behind the controls
Awww that only means it Likes you!

I`de have had the thing fixed, or my case fixed it myself.
pity things have changed so much, stuff really DID last much longer and was far more repairable back then!

oh Jeez, I`m sounding Old now!
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Old 02-19-2007, 04:54 PM   #15
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I love my toaster oven combo appliance. It is great to use in the summer for cooking when it is too hot to use the big oven. I have a Cuisinart and it works great. The only issue that I have is when toasting toast or bagels what I would consider medium comes out pretty light in toasting. But I just adjust the dial and all is good. I use mine 2-3 times a week and sometimes more if I have company.
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Old 02-19-2007, 05:16 PM   #16
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I've seen some toaters that also have the coffee warmer.
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Old 02-19-2007, 05:22 PM   #17
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" I have a GE toaster/oven/broiler "

I have a similar one and love it. Use it almost every day.
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Old 02-19-2007, 05:28 PM   #18
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Love my toaster oven. I have been looking for some pans that will fit. I have not found any. I did find some alum pans at the grocery store that are labeled for the toaster oven. Anyone have any sources for buying small pans for the toaster oven?

I want to bake round snack cakes and maybe square cornbread. Just to mention a few.
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Old 02-19-2007, 05:29 PM   #19
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Pacanis, it does have a toast setting so I guess it can be considered useable for toast and be a toaster oven.
It broils, has convection, a timer, etc. It is a very versatile appliance, and right on target for baking times and temps. The Costco price is about $30 better than Amazon.
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Old 02-19-2007, 05:39 PM   #20
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Convection and around $30? That sounds like a good deal.
Maybe all newer ones have toast settings on them now, but I still favor a conventional toaster for plain white toast. What I don't favor though is two appliances that collect breadcrumbs
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