KitchenAid - KCO253CU Convection Toaster/Pizza Oven - Contour silver

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Bake muffins, heat pizza and cook casseroles in this KitchenAid compact oven. Sized just right for a countertop and big enough to roast a chicken, this unit preheats more quickly than a standard oven, saving time and energy. Two reversible oven racks in this versatile KitchenAid compact oven create six cooking positions.
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Overview

What's Included


  • KitchenAid KCO253CU
  • Broil pan
  • 2 x reversible rack
  • Grill rack
  • Drip tray

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (225 out of 236)

Features


Electric oven

Quickly prepares your favorite foods.

5 functions

Including convection, bake, toast, broil and warm for versatile use.

60-minute timer

For easy time management while cooking.

Convection setting

Cooks food quickly and evenly for flavorful results.

Effortlessly remove food once it's cooked

A nonstick coating simplifies food release and cleanup.


Customer rating

4.6
96%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Well made...precise controls

    Posted
    Chief1
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have looked at many different toaster ovens and based on the reviews that I read, I purchased this Kitchen Aid convection toaster for the following reasons....Consumer's guide rated its companion model well, the controls on this unit feel sturdy and give you a feel that you are selecting a precise setting or function and are easy to read.....I have felt the controls on other makes and model from other manufacturers and they felt very flimsy and their lettering was difficult or too small to read....I looked at the Breville models that are a lot more expensive but many reviews on their models indicated that the elements burned out after a year or so just when the warranty expired....and to fix them was very costly...some consumers just bought another brand and were disappointed with their customer service regarding the elements burning out....Reviews on the models that have a digital display indicated that the displays burned out...obviously because the chips in the screens do not withstand the heat of the ovens so I stayed away from them....This unit also has screen guards over the elements to prevent anything burning on the element...a nice safety design....I prefer these more reliable mechanical units over the digital units because they last the test of time....this one is large enough for any type of baking or cooking you might want to do but it is not overly large as some of the other ovens I have seen....I believe this is a very good quality reasonably priced toaster oven....

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best gift ever

    Posted
    HappyCamper

    My full size oven died 5 days before Christmas, timing is everything. My cookie baking for the holiday was complete so I could make do with my smaller appliances. My daughter and son-in-law sent me this oven as a surprise gift. Received this little jewel on Monday, made pork chops and a baked potato, Tuesday made toast and gingerbread, Wednesday I made meatloaf and today l will make a cherry tarte. This is the best gift I have ever received. It's easy to use, easy to clean and quiet. I find I am not wasting the last bits of my French bread since this machine can hold longer pieces, I can toast them and not toss them. I love love love this machine. I have always been a kitchen aid fan and this machine shows the same attention to details that is the hallmark of the brand. The dials are easy to read and it just makes sense. Thank you to my daughter and son-in-law for gifting me with my new oven. I will enjoy it for years to come!!!!!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice toaster oven

    Posted
    FearlessFreep
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    - I chose the KitchenAid due to it having the old reliable mechanical timers. - Oven works well. I like that it has room for 2 racks, and versatile rack position options. - Convection cooking times tend to be 15% - 20% quicker than with a full-size normal oven. - Have not used it for making toast but have read in other reviews that it's best to pre-heat the oven prior to putting bread in so the darkness setting will be more accurate. - You may want to break it in by running it outdoors at max temperature for an hour or so before using it indoors as it does smell during break-in. Reminiscent of the smell of making a batch of Mattel "Creeple People" for those of you who remember that toy from the 60's :-) -

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Convection Changes it

    Posted
    Trevor
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I had a previous iteration of this toaster oven and we were very happy with it in general much of my thoughts on the old one are mirrored on the new one. The oven fits neatly into the corner of our counter but it is spacious enough to bake some small homemade bread or fit a frozen pizza. The construction of this one is much better than the old one: The shiny dials with painted numbers have been replaced with a grippy and strong rubber that won't allow the dial's numbers to fade or the dials to slip. The addition of convection allows the oven to perform better overall and that allows us to use it for almost all of our small dishes instead of our main oven.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    KitchenAid quality is not what it use to be

    Posted
    Brad
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    We had to return the first one we ordered because the door would not close entirely leaving a lot of heat out when it was in use. Best buy return was easy and store associate was extremely professional. Secomd unit is a bit better but there is still a gap in the door. Deciding if it is worth returning again, but if I do it certainly will not be for another KitchenAid Quality has gone down considerably on this product compared to the 10 year old unit it replaced. I would urge anyone considering this oven to look at other manufacturers before spending this much money on a KitchenAid

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Nice Toaster Oven

    Posted
    Detay
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I bought this to replace my previous Kitchenaid toaster oven that bit the dust. I tried a smaller one first, thinking I was saving counter space but there was not enough room to cook what I normally cooked in the Kitchenaid model. I decided to bite the bullet and pay the price for the new Kitchenaid. I am glad I did. I love the fact that I can cook a Quiche,pizza or chicken for my family in this so I don't have to turn on the big oven. I loved the last Kitchenaid toaster oven and I'm sure this will be just as good. Only been cooking with it for a few weeks but works like my other one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    My first toaster oven.....

    Posted
    TopOpinion
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    This is my first toaster oven and I’m pleased to say I have not had any problems with it so far(1 year). It’s a pretty big size compared to a few I was browsing at. The design is beautiful, makes my kitchen look very nice. I usually use it for pizza, hamburgers, lasagna, cakes, cupcakes, brownies, cookies ...etc -1 Star Taking away a star due to interior stains are sometimes hard to take off. Other than that... it’s a great toaster oven and would recommend to anyone looking for their first toaster oven to try this one out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great oven, but could use some improvements

    Posted
    Aardvark
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    First let me say that the oven cooks great, I have been very pleased with it so far. A couple of things that would give it more stars 1) It heats up very slowly compared to other toaster ovens I've used. Would be nice if this one heated up faster. 2) There isn't any indicator to tell you when the oven is pre-heated or when a pre-set temperature has been met. You kinda have to keep a close eye on it to know when it is ready. My old toaster had a light that would go out once the oven was pre-heated. I miss this feature.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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