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Old 10-26-2010, 04:02 PM   #11
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I would suggest you always check Amazon.com's reviews of your desired product, even if you're buying from another site.
For instance, Sunbeams recent models were reviewed as having started a fire or were faulty.
If you see a bunch of reviews stating the same thing, you know it's not an isolated case.
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Old 10-26-2010, 05:58 PM   #12
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My Cuisinart is digital and I have had it 7 years, I think..It has been a workhorse..I just hope my next one does as well.. I use mine daily and it saves so much time and energy...

I checked on several today and it looks like I could get one from $79 to $100 that has great ratings... I think Black and Decker may be a good one...

Thanks everyone, you have been so helpful...
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Old 11-11-2010, 04:31 PM   #13
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I have a Cuisinart something like five years now. This is the one that I have; I use the "convection" feature infrequently, though. On the very positive side, I spilled a half-mug of tea all over the controls. Wiped things down really quick, drained the base over the sink, and opened it up and flipped it over to dry really really well. I've had no problems with it since and it's been at least a year.

This one isn't as pricey. You might find a better price for whatever you end up deciding on by ordering through Amazon or using the 20% off per item coupons that come in the mail from BedBathandBeyond.
I just purchased the second one you mentioned which I highlighted. I really don't like the look of this one but I bought it because it was on sale at Costco for only $79. I thought I could live with it but I really don't like the look of this one, it has black and stainless instead of all stainless which I think I might like better but that would be double the price. It is also bulky and deep so there is very little room left on the counter in front of it.

It was recommended to me to invest in a Breville Convection Toaster Oven Broiler. It retails for $249 but if it is purchased from Bed Bath and Beyond with a coupon would come to $200. It gets extremely high ratings on Amazon and is very stylish looking. So I am in a dilemma. Should I stay with the $79 one which I know will be functional even though I don't like the looks of it or should I go for the extra money and buy the Breville which is highly recommended, functional and aesthetically pleasing too?
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Old 11-12-2010, 07:06 AM   #14
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If you don't like the looks of it you will not be happy...Bite the bullet and get the better one...Let me know how it goes...
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Old 11-12-2010, 07:34 AM   #15
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I recently got the same one as mkaylady ... Cuisinart. So far, I'm loving it and we not only use it daily, we use it several times a day. I have used it to roast veggies, bake a small 8x8 cake, baked potatoes, even roast a small chicken ... oh yes, even make toast ... lol.

There isn't a day that has gone by that we haven't used our toaster oven.

Good luck with your search!
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Old 11-12-2010, 05:04 PM   #16
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If you don't like the looks of it you will not be happy...Bite the bullet and get the better one...Let me know how it goes...
You are probably right. The black color on this one just does not go with my kitchen, sticks out like a sore thumb. The Breville gets consistantly 5 star ratings on Amazon so I do think it is probably worth the extra expense.
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Old 11-12-2010, 05:40 PM   #17
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I have a four slice toaster from Cuisinart and though I love the retro 1950s look of it, I'm not that fond of it. It burns my toast often enough to really annoy me (it sets off the smoke detector), but not often enough to throw it out.

I was talking to a friend and mentioned how disappointed I was, since I always thought of Cusinart as good quality. She pointed out that they are famous for other food processors and stuff like that, not toasters. Sometimes it's just best to stick to the stuff with which a company is expert.
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Old 11-12-2010, 05:46 PM   #18
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I have a four slice toaster from Cuisinart and though I love the retro 1950s look of it, I'm not that fond of it. It burns my toast often enough to really annoy me (it sets off the smoke detector), but not often enough to throw it out.

I was talking to a friend and mentioned how disappointed I was, since I always thought of Cusinart as good quality. She pointed out that they are famous for other food processors and stuff like that, not toasters. Sometimes it's just best to stick to the stuff with which a company is expert.
Even in the food processor market I never cared for Cuisinart because years ago I read that their first food processors were made in France by Robot Coupe and that, in an effort to save money, they began having them manufactured in China I believe it was. Anyway, long story short, the article said you could buy directly from Robot Coupe if you wanted one from France. So, I bought two Robot Coupe Food Processors, a small one and then the large one. They have worked great for all these years, about 30 years approx.

The Breville Convection Toaster Oven Broiler that I was talking about is also made in France, I believe.
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Old 11-14-2010, 07:52 PM   #19
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Well I bit the bullet and bought the Breville from Macys.com and got free shipping and an extra 15% off...It was priced around $250. and when I checked out the total was $238.49...I have researched for a long time and this has the best reviews...it is the larger one that will toast 6 slices of toast at one time. It is a 1800 watt and called a smart oven...we will see just how smart and I will report back..LOL
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Old 11-15-2010, 01:36 AM   #20
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This is mine, I bought it because it has a rotisserie that will take a 4lbs chicken, my main oven/range cooker is 1 metre long, so unless we have friends over the oven is not used much. It cost 52 or $78.
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