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DeLonghi Digital Convection Toaster Oven
With its ability to save power and speed cooking time, convection cooking has enjoyed growing popularity in full-size ovens. DeLonghi has made this method available in the counter top toaster oven, which allows a power-saving alternative to using a standard oven.
The DeLonghi Digital Convection Toaster Oven is large, measuring approximately 17.25” wide, 10.25” high, and 13.25” deep outside. The inside capacity is .7 cubic feet. Because it has two tiers, it can cook two 12” pizzas at once. It can also cook a main entrée and a side dish at the same time. The 1300 watt oven can bake or bake with convection, defrost, slow bake, broil, keep warm, or toast. For traditional toasting, it holds six pieces of bread and allows the owner to choose the toast color. Automatic shutoff prevents burning the toast.
On its convection setting, a fan circulates the hot air to evenly and quickly move the heat around the oven. This makes food cook 30-40% faster than traditional baking in toaster ovens. It also keeps meats juicy.
The DeLonghi’s features are user friendly. The digital controls allow easy control of the cooking program and oven temperature. It has a timer which can be set in 5 minute increments, up to 180 minutes. There is an interior light to observe food cooking without having to lose heat by opening the door. Its non-stick interior offers quick and easy cleanup. Below, a removable crumb tray helps keep the oven clean. The sleek-looking silver oven comes with a non-stick broil tray and two flat racks.
There are a few drawbacks to this oven as well. Users have reported that it can be difficult to pull out the racks, and the outside of the oven becomes extremely hot. Also, despite its large interior, it will not fit a standard 9”x 13” pan. Owners usually use 8”x 10” or 10”x 10” for their baking needs.
Overall, the DeLonghi Digital Convection Toaster Oven is ideal for those who want to forego using a full size oven in order to save time, energy, and money. Its versatility makes it a strong addition to almost any kitchen.