KitchenAid Countertop Oven

Editor rating

2/5 on March 24, 2016

User's rating

486 reviews

Features

  • accommodates up to two 12-inch pizzas
  • full-Size Oven Performance
  • heating up to 450°F
  • 60-minute timer
  • Dimensions: 20.1 x 16.2 x 11.3 inches
  • 22.9 pounds
  • convection bake technology
  • keep cooked food warm
  • toast up to six slices of bread

Positive

With this beast of a toaster the KitchenAid Countertop Oven has a large dimensions of 20.1 x 16.2 x 11.3 inches with the capabilities of a full size oven! It can go up to 450°F and does a great job of baking and broiling using convection technology for consistent cooking. The build is strong and sturdy with a nice quality feel and sleek look with its stainless steel finish. There are four control dials that are simple to use thanks to easy to read markings on them making confusing the dials hard to do. It has two racks that can fit a 12 inch pizza on each rake or up to six slices of bread on each one. The Countertop Oven also has a feature of keeping cooked food warm for you for as long as you need it to which is a neat and helpful feature.

Complaints

The build up before the oven can get heated up to the right temperature takes some time more so then other convection toasters that we’ve worked with. In fact it took five minutes for the Countertop to toast a piece of bread. That is agonizingly slow and it has no reason to be this slow.The knobs are a cheap plastic that feel weak but have yet to break down in the months we’ve used this toaster. There is no interior light so you have to open the oven to check on your food as you can’t see through the glass door. The edges can get hot sometimes making it possible to burn yourself if you’re not careful

Summary

The KitchenAid Countertop Oven has the power of a full size oven with temperatures up to 450°F. The build is strong with a stainless steel look and won’t break down on you. The best part of the countertop is that it can fit two 12 inch pizzas thanks to having two racks instead of one like most toaster ovens. Another great feature is the ability to keep your food warm without over cooking it. Unfortunately we feel that the countertop oven has too big of a flaw for us to recommend it to everyone. It takes way too long to heat up the oven in fact it took five minutes to toast a piece of bread for us. For most customers that would be way too long of a wait time. This is the major problem that holds the countertop from being a great oven as all its other flaws are relatively minor

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