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You can use the DeLonghi Digital Convection Toaster Oven DO1289 to bake, broil and defrost. It's one of the most versatile toaster ovens we tested and the only one that comes with a dehydrator kit. Although the thermostat seems a bit off – it ran higher than the temperature we set it at – this countertop convection oven cooks food evenly. This oven gives you advanced capabilities, large capacity and excellent ease of use.
This stainless steel toaster oven effectively cooks food using minimal energy. It only consumes 1,400 watts when in use, which is low compared to some of the other models in our lineup.
When using the bake, broil and defrost cycles, you can alter the toaster oven's temperature between 180 and 450 degrees Fahrenheit. When we preheated the toaster oven, it took a little over three minutes to reach the set temperature. This toaster oven consistently offered the shortest preheat times throughout our testing process. However, it reached higher temperatures than what we set. So, although we set the temperature for 350 degrees, it reached 390 degrees and beyond, which means you could quickly and accidentally burn your food. It cooked food evenly and thoroughly when we kept an eye on it, though.
This small toaster oven weighs only 14.7 pounds, making it compact and easy to move. Despite its light weight, the toaster oven holds up to six slices of bread on a rack. This is a two-tier model, so you can use the two wire racks to cook different foods at once. The toaster oven gives you the option to use either a convection fan or a conventional heating element to cook food.
This convection toaster oven has a sleek and user-friendly design. The base doubles as handles for moving the oven. It has a digital display screen and several dials that control temperature, time and cooking functions. The convection fan helps food cook faster by simultaneously circulating hot air around your food and removing cooler air from it.
This compact toaster oven features automatic shut-off, which means it automatically turns off after it finishes its cooking cycle. This feature makes the toaster oven safer by preventing you from accidentally leaving it on or overcooking your food. However, this toaster oven does not have an automatic rack ejector, so you have to manually pull out the racks, which can be a safety hazard.
While it lacks some safety features, this toaster oven maintains cool temperatures on its exterior while operating at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. We measured several areas on the outside of the unit that measured under 100 degrees, and the handle only reached 84 degrees Fahrenheit. While most of the unit remained cool, the backside of the oven reached over 300 degrees Fahrenheit, so you will want to leave space behind the unit so that it does not burn anything. DeLonghi warrants this product for one year after the purchase date, which is a standard warranty for toaster ovens.
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This six-slice toaster oven has several features that improve its usability. With a two-hour timer and automatic shut-off, you can make foods that require long cook times. It also features adjustable racks, so you can place your racks either farther from or closer to the heating elements. The toaster oven does not offer a nonstick interior to aid in cleanup, but it is still easy to clean with soap and water.
This toaster oven has several capabilities. You can use the eight cooking functions to take the guesswork out of some foods, as well as eight preprogrammed pizza settings. It also has a smart cookie function that helps you make cookies without burning them. The oven comes with several accessories as well. It has a bake pan, pizza pan, broiling rack and dehydrator kit to expand the kinds of cooking you can do with it. It's the only toaster oven in our review to include a dehydrator kit, which expands the oven's range to include foods like jerky.
The DeLonghi Digital Convection Toaster Oven DO1289 has several different functions and features to help you cook your food, and it consistently preheats faster than any other toaster oven we tested. It comes with a dehydrator kit, which none of the other ovens in our comparison have, as well as accessories to help you cook with different methods. Overall, it's versatile and one of the best toaster ovens that you can use to cook a variety of different foods at the same time.