Oster TSSTTVRB04 Convection Toaster Oven Review

Regular ovens are nice appliances for your kitchen, but only when you are not in a hurry to serve a large number of people. Traditional ovens are good kitchen help until it starts to give unevenly cooked food.

When a regular oven seem not good enough to do its work, you can rely on its better and innovated version—the convection oven. Convection ovens work the same as any regular oven, but they do the job better and faster. Warm up and cook your food with the Oster TSSTTVRB04 Convection Toaster Oven.

Features

  • Fits large pizza or 6 slices of bread
  • With baking, toasting and broiling functions
  • User-friendly dials for adjusting temperature up to 450°F
  • Has timer for 60 minutes and auto shut-off feature
  • Has 2 adjustable racks
  • With removable crumb tray, wide & easy grip handle
  • Indicator light for “on” setting and transparent door
  • Countertop oven that is easy to clean
  • Color: brushed stainless steel
  • Comes with a durable baking pan
  • Item weight: 14.8 lbs.
  • Product dimensions: 14” x 18” x 10.5”

Advantages

The Oster TSSTTVRB04 Convection Toaster Oven is a convection oven, which basically means that it cooks faster, more evenly, it results in a crispier and browner food, all at relatively lower temperature and using less energy.

Another feature which this convection oven can boast of is its capacity; the convection oven can fit a large pizza inside without any difficulty, and it can simultaneously hold 6 slices of bread for toasting. This is certainly an advantage because pans and casseroles usually come in larger sizes and putting  them into a convection oven can be quite a difficult task.

This convection oven is also known for its versatility—it has multiple functions that do away with other separate and individual kitchen appliances, and saves you from having to spend more on other appliances. The convection oven can be used for broiling, baking, roasting and even toasting; it has 4 different functions in one appliance.

Furthermore, the convection oven is a countertop model, which makes it portable, compact and lightweight. Because of the countertop design of the convection oven, it can be placed anywhere and it does not occupy too much space, an edge for those with limited space to work with.

The convection oven can also be easily moved from one part of the house to another, and it can even be brought outdoors.

Another saving feature of the convection oven is its user-friendly operation, backed up by the adjustable dials, auto timer, auto shut-off feature, removable and adjustable racks. It also helps that the cleaning or maintenance of the convection oven is not difficult.

A convection oven that can easily be cleaned can be subjected to regular cleaning. As a result, a regularly cleaned appliance helps in giving the device a long service life. The no-stress cleaning of the convection oven helps in making the appliance durable and long lasting.

Disadvantages

The Oster TSSTTVRB04 Convection Toaster Oven also has some issues despite its many known benefits. To start with, the convection oven comes in a small size so accommodating a huge quantity of food is simply not possible. It has to be done in batches, which would normally entail more time and effort.

For individual use, it is the perfect appliance, but not  when you have to feed a large family. For others, the whining sound created when the convection fan is turned on can be disturbing.

As for the toaster, the lip makes it difficult to take things out of the convection oven. There are also some issues with the cooking because the convection oven did not cook as evenly as expected.

Verdict

For the price you pay for the Oster TSSTTVRB04 Convection Toaster Oven, it is understandable that there are some issues with the product. Nevertheless, it cannot be denied that the convection oven works surprisingly well for its price and size.

It may not as good as larger and more expensive convection ovens available on the market, but the appliance works good enough to deliver the basic functions of a convection oven. For the money you have to part with, the convection oven is worth every penny.

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