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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Toaster Oven You'll Be Proud To Show Off!

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    Wraith
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    I already had a pretty nice toaster oven from another well-respected brand and I used it all the time (if I could use it instead of the main oven, I did). Was it the prettiest or most feature packed toaster oven, no, but it worked and it worked well. It wasn't cheap either. The DeLonghi has more features, works better (which I didn't really think was possible), and and does it all in a package that you would be proud to have on your counter. I'm typically a substance over style guy and while I don't want something ugly on the counter, I care more about how it works. My previous toaster oven have the prime virtue of being consistent. It worked well, it worked every time, with consistent results. Now you might ask yourself 'why the ode to the previous toaster?' Well, I wanted to make clear that I really liked my older one and didn't see any way that the DeLonghi could out-do it on any measure but style (which it does in spades). I will freely admit that I was wrong. I don't do that often. Both my wife and I work long hours and when we get home we are both usually starving and we both dislike microwaved food except in emergencies. Over the years we have found dinners that cook up well in a toaster oven and those our our go-to's when we both work late. Well, over the last week or so, we have both been slammed at work and the DeLonghi got a lot of use. All of our standards got tried in the oven and in EVERY case, the food either cooked up faster (a plus when you have a wife about to rip your face off because she is hangry), or cooked more evenly, but usually it was both. The true test was throwing the leftovers from our favorite local pizza joint in the oven. Reheating good quality pizza (especially the New York style pies that we love), is almost always a losing proposition. The DeLonghi is the first oven to make the leftovers taste almost as good as when we had it the night before when it was fresh. Now we are not talking miracles here, it was still reheated pizza but it was piping hot without the cheese turning plastic like, the toppings all getting soggy (or alternatively, scorched), and the crust was crisp but not dry. In my most important (and demanding) test, the DeLonghi passed with flying colors. Now this oven has a pan for pizzas and an arc'ed back to accommodate the pan which is really nice, though too small for the takeout pizzas we get. I just baked up my wife's slices first (being the gentleman I am and rightly fearful of her righteous hanger - she is tiny but terrifying when she is hungry) and then did my own using the rectangular pan with the slices alternating direction to better fit. That is why I am really happy with the speed in which the oven baked up the pizza because it got her eating and then me eating much quicker than normal. Usually, we do fire up the big oven and bake them all at once when we get this pizza, but I wanted to test the DeLonghi to see how it would do, and the pizza came out better from it than the full sized oven. The pizza tray that the oven comes with is probably more for frozen pizza and I have not had a chance to try that yet. I have only one complaint about the oven. It is so stylish and well built I was surprised that the bottom dial (which acts as a multi-function dial to select everything from the cook time, to temperature, type of food), feels so cheap. The selector dial above has a nice solid feel when moving between selections, while the bottom dial feels cheap and 'plastic-y' when turning. It is a constant turn dial, meaning that it has no stop on either end so that it can dial in all of the different values on the fly, and I was expecting a nice solid dial with a smooth turn but instead it feels cheap and doesn't turn as smoothly as I would expect. Does it change how much I really like this oven, no, not at all but it was a disappointment when I encountered it. The oven is so well built and beautiful otherwise, I just thought it a strange oversight on their part. Oh well, still love this oven. If you don't think that there is much of a difference between toaster ovens, you're wrong, the DeLonghi beat the heck out of my previous oven. Is this oven more expensive than a lot of other ovens, yes, but you get what you pay for and with as much as we use this thing, it is completely worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Versatile Toaster Oven with Predictable Performanc

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    optimummind
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    ==== Summary ==== The DeLonghi Livenza toaster oven is a great cooking machine that is well-built and stylish, easy to handle and use, and high-performing in its various functions (Toast, Bake, Convection, Roast, Pizza, Cookies, Broil/Grill, Keep Warm, and Reheat). For a toaster oven, you can't get much better than this. Excellent product. *Pros: -Stylish & modern design. -Compact footprint. -Easy to handle and use. -Analog dials are grippy and satisfying to turn and use. -Bright and easy to read digital screen. -9 Preset Modes for quick and easy cooking. -Very helpful User Manual with a Functions Table and a Recipes List. -Food comes out well-cooked, even, and as desired from its two heating elements and double glass door. -Easy cleanup and maintenance. *Cons: -None. ==== Design & Build Quality ==== I find this DeLonghi toaster oven to be pleasing to my eyes with its modern design in silver and stainless steel. The fit-and-finish is perfect and all the moving parts actuate and move about fluidly and precisely. The display is bright, easy to read, and conveys all relevant information in a concise format (Toast Level, Function icon, Timer, Clock, Temperature, etc). I like using the two main dials very much (Function selection dial and Time/Temp dial) due to its clickity and precise operation and good grip. The rest of the control buttons are well-laid out and simple to use. The unit heats up quickly and its double-pane glass door design does an excellent job keeping the heat in and even. The toaster oven comes with 4 accessories - a Bake pan, a Crumb tray, a Pizza tray, and a wire rack. All in all, the Livenza toaster oven is a nice and complete package that is ready to cook up many delicious meals and treats. ==== Performance ==== I find the cooking performance of the Livenza oven to be very satisfactory and good. My toasts came out perfect - regular bread, flat bread, pita bread, garlic bread, and bagels. Cooking fish via the baking function, such as flounders, and broiling some Korean short rib BBQ meat were right-on as well. Another frequent menu item is some CPK Pizza that I enjoy with my daughter and it, too, came out perfectly. By following the suggestions inside the Functions Summary Table in the User Manual that lists the recommended temperature setting, timer duration, and pan/wire rack position, the uncertainty and slight stress of cooking were evaporated (yes, I'm a noob cook). XD I especially appreciate the Keep Warm function that can not only keep my cooked food warm but which also doubles up as a slow cooker. DeLonghi has created an awesome toaster oven with many convenience features and excellent cooking performance at a price level that is reasonable and inside that "sweet spot." ==== Closing Thoughts ==== I can easily and highly recommend the DeLonghi Livenza oven for its great performance, simple functionality, excellent user manual, and its handsome design. It really is amazing how such a compact toaster oven can do so much and do them so well in a consistent manner. It's a complete Win from DeLonghi.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great cooking companion

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    nickcal
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    I’ve always liked having an alternate option for cooking. Traditional ovens and stove tops are great, but having a smaller, more compact way to heat up food (that isn’t the microwave) is really great. That’s why I enjoy having a toaster oven in addition to our traditional kitchen appliances. For a while I had a small toaster oven that took care of most of my needs, but it wasn’t quite big enough for items like pizza. And sometimes, you just don’t want to use the big oven for a quick job. That’s why I like our new Livenza Convection Toaster/Pizza Oven from DeLonghi. I have to admit that when it arrived I wasn’t sure how much different this oven would be from our other one. I’d never had a DeLonghi brand kitchen appliance and I wasn’t really familiar with the brand. From the beginning, I was impressed with it. For starters, it looks like a professional piece of kitchen equipment. The exterior is stainless steel, which matches our stove/oven, dishwasher and a few other appliances in our kitchen. Second, this oven is much larger than our older one. The older one could how a few slices of bread. This one can cook a 10-inch pizza. With that in mind, you need to plan a place for your toaster oven to reside because it does take up a lot of counter space. This oven is powerful enough to broil, bake, or even grill food items. Getting started with it is very easy. Once you unbox it, you need to install the drip pan and the wire rack. The wire rack is meant to be moved depending on what you are cooking. For example, the manual says to use it in position 1 (the lowest placement) for cooking frozen pizza. After you install those two accessories, you will turn the oven to ‘bake’ and set the temp to 450º. Set the timer to 30 minutes. This will cook off any residue the oven has from being a ‘new’ product. It is likely to smell like something is burning (ours smelled a bit like plastic) but this is normal and expected. The manual suggests allowing 30 minutes after this initial cooking cycle for the oven to cool down completely before cooking something. This timing might vary slightly. Our oven cooled down in about 20-25 minutes. The first thing we decided to cook in the oven was a small frozen pizza. We had never had the opportunity to cook a pizza in a toaster oven before so this was a novelty. The oven actually has a notch designed in the back of the oven so that round pizza will fit into it. The oven comes with a pizza pan that you can use for cooking. It fits 10-inch pizzas perfectly. Once you place the pizza in the oven you will tap on the snowflake button to indicate that it’s a frozen item and then select ‘pizza’ on the top knob. The oven has an automatic timer set for that specific item so all you have to do is tap the start/stop button to get cooking! I ran into a small issue when I first started trying to use the oven. I had it plugged into a power strip and it kept overloading the surge protector. I eventually plugged it directly into the wall and didn’t have any issues with the oven staying on. I would recommend that you plug this directly into the wall rather than other methods of power. This is a very impressive kitchen device. I really fell in love with it after the pizza came out perfect. I’m eager to use the oven as the holiday season approaches. I think it will come in very handy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    De'Longhi - A Winner!

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    WesternSky
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    First Impression: Stylish, modern, beautiful looking stainless steel finish. De' Longhi a name you can trust has done it again. This well made oven can do it all, to include baking, toasting, defrosting, pizza making, grilling, broiling, warming and baking cookies to name a few. This oven has 3 slotted tray positions, which allows you to select the proper height for whatever your cooking needs are. Or you can rely on the advice of the instruction manual which recommends which shelf level you should utilize for your baking, cooking and warming needs. The first function I tested was the toast function which requires you to put the wire rack on the 2nd tray level. All of have to do is chose the number of pieces of toast and then set the "toast color". The De' Longhi capable of making 6 pieces of toast at one time. That's a lot of toast. Perfect toast every time. The De' longhi has a convection setting, which circulates hot air in the oven during the cooking process. I have this function in my regular oven and its a great feature. Your food cooks with what I can describe as an "evenness". My favorite? Pizza. I purchased a self rising frozen Publix Pizza and put it on the pizza tray. After choosing the pizza function on the digital dial, input the pizza diameter, the crust type (using the time dial), and whether the pizza was fresh or frozen. It turned out perfect. The crust was golden brown, the toppings were piping hot and the crust had a moisture content to it which I have never tasted before. The only issue with the pizza tray is that in order to avoid cutting or damaging the non-stick surface I had to remove the finished pizza and transfer it to another plate or surface to cut it. If you cut the pizza in its dedicated pizza pan, you will damage it for sure. It should go without saying that you need to be careful when transferring the pizza to another plate or cutting surface as not to burn yourself. The next function I tested was the Cookie function. Temperature and heating are automatically selected, but you can easily override the function. We made simple sugar cookies, and since we only had 1 cookie sheet, we did out cookies in two different batches. The verdict? Fantastic tasting and we didn't heat up the entire kitchen as when we use our full sized oven. Our kitchen was remarkably cooler.Timer was set at 11 minutes, but honestly we kept an eye out on the cookie batch during the baking process, as this was a trail run to see how the oven operates. Be advised that the inside oven light remains on during the cooking process. An on off switch probably would have been a better idea. As with all "new" ovens it is necessary to burn-in the empty oven before actually using it for first time food preparation. The reason for this is that manufacturers use substances inside the ovens during the manufacturing process. During the burn in periods, you will smell an odor from the oven. The smell is normal, so be warned that you may wish to ventilate your kitchen area. The bottom line you may ask? Perfection. The De' Longhi Livenza convection oven is an awesome kitchen appliance that is a welcomed additional to my kitchen. Its stainless steel finish goes well with any kitchen décor. I know that it will be perfect for you too. The cooking process is absolutely quicker, easier and will save you time. Its definitely worth the price and it's a fantastic product. Absolute awesomeness!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Effective and simple to use

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    emiliosic
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    This is a convection toaster that is somewhat compact at about 10 inches tall and 18 wide. The convection system is basically a fan that recirculates air and makes cooking more even and a lot faster. About twice as fast in some cases. Unlike many other toasters that use infrared heating elements, this uses metal heaters on both top and bottom, distributed all around the top and bottom surfaces, which to me appears to produce more even heat. Because it doesn't light up red hot, it has a white light inside the oven that stays on while it's heating. The back of the oven is curved so despite it's compact size, it can fit a small pizza, and it comes with a round pizza tray. The exterior is all stainless steel, and double pane glass door with a large handle. Besides the insulated door, there top and back don't appear to have much insulation as they can get quite hot. The controls are surprisingly easy to use. We've been using a slightly older toaster with digital controls and this is a lot simpler to use: There are two knobs, which by the way are a lot better quality than what we usually see on toasters. The top is traditional mode selector (Bake, broil, toast, etc.) and the bottom knob sets the temperature and time. Once the mode is set, the display flashes with the option to change (Temperature and time, or slices and darkness level, etc. based on the setting). Press the center of the bottom know to switch which setting to change, and press the start/stop button. If this sounds confusing, it's actually very simple to use. Minor caveats: The toaster has a clock, and the backlit display stays on, slightly dimmed when not in use. I would've preferred that if the clock is not set, the backlit display remained off. The other issue is that the rack does not slide out when the door is open, and the door does not open all the way down flat because the large handle is in the way. Overall it's a great choice: it toasts evenly, looks good on the counter and it's simple to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's good, but not great

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    Evolved1
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    This DeLonghi - Livenza Convection Toaster/Pizza Oven has a lot of nice features and performs pretty well. It has a nice look to it sitting on your counter whether it’s on its own or in between other appliances. From what I have made, it cooked everything well and was pretty accurate with what I was trying to accomplish. One of the knocks is that it will take some time to learn controls and then remember them for future use. The manual is pretty good at making sense of all of it. One of my favorite things is the light inside. It even projects to the outside as well. From a size perspective, it’s average compared to others and preference is going to dictate what you want here. I can tell you that it can handle a 12" pizza easily and hold up to 6 slices of toast. It also could broil or bake some pretty nice sized things too. I think this could be a pretty versatile appliance for anyone’s kitchen. I do want to point a couple of things that I didn’t like. A preface this by saying this might be just this specific oven or personal preference. The provided rack does not slide out automatically when you open the door. This is a feature that we loved with our previous toaster oven. It’s such a convenience when preparing a meal. You definitely have to use a utensil or oven mitt to pull the rack out. Another thing is that the handle is very large for the door and it will not lie flat when open. If you want to use the lower rack setting, you have to pull it out so it can drop below counter level. Lastly, I feel like this oven is a lot louder than the previous ones I have owned. That’s when it is cooking and when it is cooling down. I think that part could be improved.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Increased/easier cooking options & less mess.

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    BiggVikk
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    The DeLonghi - Livenza Convection Toaster oven and 1-5 grill increases your cooking options and makes cooking a whole lot easier and less messy. This is a great alternative for the master chef or the novice cook. I fall in the later half and do not consider myself a cook. I purchased this convection oven about a week ago and I’m thrilled to have it. I’ve cooked a meal, reheated food and made garlic bread very easily. The oven arrived to my house and was boxed well with good protection so that nothing would break, yet it contained little to no wasted space. The box was designed for easy access with appropriate folding flaps and lids. The packaging design was well thought-out and as you lift one side, you easily understood the next step(s) for opening the box. This boxing matters because it eases any anxiety and eliminates any perceived frustration that could arise from terrible packaging (i.e. broken parts, difficultly finding items or confusion as to which steps to take first). It was packed in a way that was easy to find everything you needed in terms of the manual, instructions, and accessories. The oven was easy to take out of the box and see everything you needed to get started. The accessories were individually wrapped but not shrink-wrapped that would require a scissor, a knife or a box cutter. You simple slide the accessories right out of the plastics with ease. Therefore, nothing about this setup was overwhelming or Intimidating. The instructs from start to finish are clear and concise. The manual’s included recipes are direct, clear, concise and instrumental. The before you use the Electric Oven instructions, which ensure the “to do items” get you ready for use the first time, were clear and made it easy to get it ready the first time. Even details such as ensuring the crumb tray was in at all times and the expected smell that may come out of the oven as it removes any protective substances were right in point. My oven wasn’t defaulted to Fahrenheit as the manual indicated, but it was a simple, one button, push one time to change step, to change it from Celsius to Fahrenheit. This oven is really quiet and I found myself going back and forth to the kitchen to make sure it was still running. Although the Oven appears to be small and takes up very little space on the kitchen counter, it has a large capacity which can hold a whole 3.8lb chicken and sides. The DeLonghi Livenza Convection Toaster oven will definitely increase your cooking options and will make cooking a whole lot easier and less messy. I have truly enjoyed the meals I’ve prepared so far as it doesn’t not dry your food out like quick microwaves leaving your food juicy and tasty. Next I plan to make some delicious cookies.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    sleek, good performer

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    Bappy
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    Let me start with the design and look of the DeLonghi Livenza Convection Toaster Oven or a mini oven as is probably more appropriate. The oven is not overly large, but it is designed well with an industrial clean look. This model was very appealing to me as it is very similarly designed to other DeLonghi kitchen products including my DeLonghi Livenza Electric Grill, which I use at least once a week. The controls are similar, both share a blue LCD panel and grippy metal dials. The oven unit comes with multiple trays, the standard silver grate (which slides in and out but is not attached, so you need something to move the grate) a standard baking pan and a rounded pizza pan which fits into the rounded back wall of the oven. My first use was for baking a frozen pizza, the oven provides you with several presets for everyday cooking task, I used the one for frozen pizza and it worked well, my preference is for a well done pizza, so next time I will add an additional three to its preset fifteen minutes. Otherwise the pizza was cooked well enough and evenly, with that being an important factor. Next I toasted a refrigerated bagel, which again was evenly toasted, similar results for toast. As a matter of fact, in did a good job, only slightly exceeded by a dedicated slice style toaster. I really appreciated the convention aspect of the oven, helping to evenly cook or reheat your food. The light inside the oven is also a nice plus. One caution, do not place anything on the top of the oven, as it seems to heat up more than more toaster ovens I have had in the past. Frankly this oven performs and looks great, most personal size meals could be cooked with ease. However, size does limit what you can cook or bake, it might heat up leftovers or a portion of a meal but does not prepare family size meals. I am finding that between my air fryer, Delonghi Electric grill and this small convention oven, I use traditional ovens and stoves less than in the past. For quick reheats of store bought prepared two person or less meals this oven does a wonderful job. Pros: - nice looking and functionally designed - looks just like similar Delonghi Livenza product lines - cooks evenly, convention function works well - specialized cooking pans/trays - handy preset modes, with built in clock Cons: - top gets quite hot, remember it is an oven - adding time or adjusting temp requires restarting your cooking cycle - changing your cook mode, also requires you restarting your cooking cycle

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    We love it!

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    Katie
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    This toaster oven has many great features but the biggest one is just how convenient it is. This is the first toaster oven our family has had and we are so impressed that this counter-top sized device can do the jobs of an oven, microwave, and toaster and it can do the jobs usually quicker and better. First impressions of this oven was that it felt very well built, the buttons, dials, and door all feel nice and not cheap at all. The instructions manual book that it came with was also very helpful without being full of confusing and useless information. And we learned very quickly that the directions were very right about certain things such as rack placement for certain foods, (we had a pizza get a little too dark but we learned the hard way and when we moved the rack down a notch it came out perfect). The size of this unit is also very deceiving as it does not give the appearance of being very big, but we have been shocked at the size of pizzas and other foods we have been able to fit with no problem. Another thing we liked about it was the fact that it has a bright light built in and the glass is very see thru compared to doors on ovens or microwaves. The settings and options dials were very easy to get the hang of and the unit really does most of the thinking for you. This product would really be great for just about anyone but the more I use it, the more I think about how perfect it must be for someone living alone or in a small apartment. There are still many people out there who do not have reliable, efficient, or safe ovens and this is a great solution. Or for the people who do have a reliable oven, they may still not want to use gas to heat up their oven for something small, this solves that issue and it makes your food quicker than an oven could as it does not take nearly as long to preheat as ovens do. I can also see bigger or busier families really benefiting from this product as well. Families that are always in a hurry and on the go, this unit can quickly get meals for breakfast, lunch, or dinner made without making a project of it. I am also really liking the different pans that this unit comes with, the size is really just perfect and they are very easy to keep clean. Overall, our family has been very happy with this product, we do not know how we went so many years without a useful appliance such as this in our kitchen, and we would highly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Looks Sharp and Great Functionality

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    RalphHenry
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    This toaster oven is sharp looking but more importantly it is very easy to use. Some toaster ovens have very confusing dials and buttons but this one is great. I tried Grill, Bake, Broil, Cookies, Pizza, and Toast and it was simple to set up my temperature and adjust for things like darkness of your toast. The instructions will cover how to use it to defrost and even use it as a slow-cooker – very nice. The very sharp LCD display is also wonderful. It is a smart toaster oven and if you select Toast for example and start it, you can see the time remaining counting down on the LCD display. It also has a warming function. Which I found useful as did my wife. When it is heating there is a red-light circle around the ‘Start/Stop’ button a very nice design point for safety. You can download a nice recipe app for your phone which is really useful. I tried a couple dessert recipes but it has recipes for entrees and sides as well. By the way the app doesn’t list this model E0141150, just select E0241150 and it has same recipes for you. Also it comes with a printed recipes. Be careful, like any toaster oven it does get hot. It has a warning label on the top to remind you. It also has a double glass oven door which is first I’ve seen. It’s small but that’s really what I think is best, otherwise just use the full-size oven and wait twice as long and spend more money on electricity. Although it is small, a nice design point is the rounded back, so that a large pizza pan (which is included), will fit into the oven. It has a fan which helps circulate the air and it does have a convection setting. Another nice design point I think is that it is not too tall. Often you have these appliances on a counter where the cabinets will overhang it slightly. My previous toaster oven was higher but no larger inside; this beauty is not so tall which makes me feel better about the overhead cabinets – it is safer. I do highly recommend this as easy to clean up (has a nice removeable crumb tray), beautiful to look at, really intuitive controls, all the functionality needed and it has 1800 watts of power – really nice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A thing of beauty

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    Buffalorose
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    I love this toaster oven. It looks terrific in my kitchen with its stainless steel exterior and beautiful blue digital screen. This replaces a slightly smaller unit that is just about 2 years old. The set up was very easy and this oven, unlike most appliances now days, came with a cord long enough to reach a floor outlet. Since I was running out of counter space we purchased a neat little chrome kitchen cart and this oven fit perfectly. Be aware that it is advertised as a pizza oven and that means that they “bumped out” the back a bit to allow for a pizza to fit inside. It comes with two pans, round and rectangular. They are dark non stick and heavy duty. The controls are easily understood. I love the convection part. Although my other toaster oven was “supposed” to be convection with a fan, I NEVER heard it blowing and could not tell that it cooked things any faster. So far I’ve cooked frozen biscuits twice. Both batches, 4 & 6, came out beautifully and EVENLY golden brown, top and bottom. Using convection they were ready to eat in just about 15 minutes which included a pre-heat function. I really like that the digital display shows preheat and then begins the minutes remaining in the programmed cook time. My very favorite thing is the lighted oven. The light remains on during the cooking process so you can peek through the window to see if the toast is done! I did also cook cinnamon toast which came out perfectly evenly browned and melted. I haven’t been able to locate any Delonghi recipe app that features toaster oven recipes so I guess I misread that ad. I would highly recommend this oven! Digital is MUCH better than the old “knobs” with no display. The interior light is the BEST!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great oven with OK toaster

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    iconoclast
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    This new generation of DeLonghi toaster ovens has features galore, unlike tabletop toaster ovens of the past. It is compact, stylish and electronic and large enough to bake a small pizza. As a toaster, it holds up to six slices of regular- sized bread, which it toasts evenly but takes a long time. I put this oven through the paces with toast, bagels and baked apples. I plan to try reheating pizza and baking potatoes, as well. This is a great option for a small family or for cooking small items. Pros Compact, using a rounded bump-out in the back to accommodate a small pizza, while conserving countertop space. Insulated, so it does not heat up the surrounding area unnecessarily even when cooking for long periods of time. Convection setting allows even cooking. Timed cooking capabilities and large clock display. Quick preheating. Comes with nonstick baking pan and pizza pan and one wire rack. Three rack positions allow you to bake more than one tray of food at a time (second rack optional). Attractive design, stainless and glass. Bake, convection bake, broil, reheat, toast, plus more! Cons Toast takes a long time to cook. You may have to set it for four slices to toast two. The glass door does not fold down flat, which may make it more difficult to get larger (taller) items into the oven. Not so intuitive; you may need to read the manual the first time you make toast!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I LOVE THIS TOASTER OVEN

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    DAHinAZ
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    The DeLonghi Toaster Oven is an attractive product and close friends give this brand “high marks” for quality, so I was really looking forward to using this oven since I had never owned a toaster oven before. Upon opening the box, I was impressed with how well it was packaged and everything was in the box, with the instruction booklet being right on top. There were no parts to assemble. The instructions were easy to understand and you just needed to set the clock. There was a nice reference table that showed the settings needed for the various cooking functions … toasting, baking, using convection, and roasting … and even for settings for making pizza, cookies, etc. I started off simple, since never having a toaster oven before, and made toast. Turned out perfect and was faster than my regular toaster! I’ve also made steaks, frozen cookie dough, and muffins … all of which have turned out perfect and it was much faster and easier than using my wall oven. Cleaning the DeLonghi Toaster Oven is easier than cleaning my full-size wall oven too … some cleaning you do by hand, and the “parts” are easily cleaned in my dishwasher … I love that! The recipe cooking reference and sample recipes was nice to have as well. I wish there were more recipes in the guide, though. Overall it is a great product and I love it. I have enjoyed using it and will get a lot of enjoyment from the DeLonghi Toaster Oven in the future. My friends were right … it is a great product! The only negative (and NOT against the product) is now I have another appliance on my counters.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great kitchen tool

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    Justjohnne
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    This is a great “big” oven, to call it a toaster oven is an injustice. Seriously though before you purchase make sure you have the room to either leave it out on the counter or store it somewhere with easy access. Before opening I taped out the dimensions on the countertop, something to consider. The directions also have you, before initial use, run the oven to burn off any protective coatings on the interior metal surfaces. I recommend doing this under your range hood our in a protected area outside if possible. There are several custom settings from cookies to pizza and a convection setting that pretty much cover all the bases. While this won’t replace your normal oven/range it is a nice alternative. The unit heats up very quickly, from off to 350 in under 3.5 minutes. The LCD display is easy to read and well lit. The knobs and functions are pretty intuitive but as always the instruction book will make sure you get the best usage. So far, we have done pizza, cookies, chicken, biscuits, salmon and of course toast. Overall cooking was pretty even, in the case of pizza the top of the pepperoni burned a little bit but with a time adjustment that was resolved. Cookies came out great, only down side is capacity versus our normal oven. Chicken and salmon came out great, we tinkered with convection settings which worked equally as well and cut overall cooking time. Biscuits again came out great. The unit gets hot, something to think about when considering placement. Because of power requirements you will want an outlet that is dedicated to usage i.e don’t use an outlet that is already overloaded. This is a great kitchen tool to supplement a stove or microwave, I would recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Oven

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    Cipher469
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    I have a conventional toaster/oven that I have owned for many years, and it still works well. When I read about the features of this DeLonghi, I wanted to give it a try, and I have not been disappointed. Before you even open it, you see a device that will look good on a kitchen counter. It's footprint is smaller than my old oven, yet it has more cooking space and, of course, more features. Included are a wire rack, nonstick coated pizza pan and a nonstick baking pan. There is also a great manual (rare these days), which includes detailed instructions for use of the oven, as well as recipes for a variety of dishes than can be cooked in it. There is a "keep warm" feature, a great convenience. Controls are up front and easy to read. One feature I especially like is the interior light! No convection cooking yet; but for what I have tried, it has worked very well. Of my favorites so far, using the included nonstick pizza pan and the easy settings, I enjoyed a frozen California Kitchen BBQ chicken pizza in a relatively short time. Crust was done very well and toppings were hot. It's also great for hot sandwiches. I loaded up ham and Swiss on multi-grain bread and put it in the oven using the baking pan. The outcome was a terrific sandwich: bread was perfectly toasted, the ham was warm, and the cheese was melted perfectly. An additional plus is you don't have to use the big oven in your stove.....saving energy and money. I am loving this DeLonghi oven and would definitely recommend it.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not Your Average Toaster Oven

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    CriticalEye
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    Our family has been through many toaster ovens over the years. We’ve heavily used them on a daily basis for small basic toast jobs to full oven backups. After putting this one through its paces, our family agrees it’s a winner. First of all, its beautiful design fits right in with all other modern kitchen appliances. But its ability to evenly cook makes it a keeper. Whether toasting bread or nuts, baking small batch cookies or re-heating meals, we found very even browning for all food types. This has been a problem in the past. You would put in your toast & have to spin it half way through the cycle for an evenly cooked outcome. Also, the inside light stays on during the entire cooking process. This is a big plus. The unique design allows up to a 12” pizza. This was surprising, as the appliance doesn’t take up any more room than our last toaster oven, yet it can accommodate a much larger size pan. Clean up is fairly easy. The inside surface wipes clean without much elbow grease. There is one design negative. When the door is completely open, it doesn’t lie flat, which hinders the ability to easily pull the crumb tray out. The controls/dials are mostly intuitive, but there doesn’t seem to be a way to change cooking time/temp once the cycle has started. We’ve been able to easily add time or change baking temp mid-process with other units. Overall, this is a great-looking appliance that appears well-built, cooks evenly and should last the test of time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Stylish and High Performing Oven

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    Jturn
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    I received this to replace my existing home bar oven that, while good enough, was loud and didn't cook evenly. The difference between my existing oven and this one is night and day. To start, this thing absolutely looks premium. The brushed steel/chrome look is really classy and is a huge upgrade over the cheap looking black ovens you generally see at large B&M stores. More importantly, however, is how evenly this thing cooks. In my attached photo, you can see it cooking a 12" frozen pizza fry, and you can see how well it's cooking. In the preset pizza mode, which lets you select thickness and pizza diameter, the oven engages the convection mode, which aids in uniformity. Speaking of, the convection mode is surprisingly quiet. My old unit rattles like it's ready to fall apart, so this was a very pleasant upgrade. Finally, the laundry list of presets and cooking modes really makes this thing incredibly versatile. I've cooked a few things and they've all turned out perfectly. Highly recommended!

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Average compact oven

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    NateN
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    This is a decent compact oven/toaster with multiple cooking features. The DeLonghi name makes it a bit more of a premium brand which shows in the pricing, but the cooking quality is on par with other standard brands. It only took about 4 minutes to preheat to 450 degrees and the front glass does not get hot, which is good for families with little kids that might roam the kitchen. I usually cook on tin foil (to save cleanup) and my frozen sausages cook evenly. However, I once forgot the tin foil and cooked at the same temp/time but the bottom of the sausage patties were severely burnt when cooked on the included pan. Some things I dislike: there was a slight humming sound, not only during cooking but also after it had finished running for a few minutes. I also wish I could set the default bake time/temp when turned on. I cook the same items every morning at ‘bake 7 minutes for 450 degrees’. My old (and cheaper) compact oven kept the previously used settings in memory which made it convenient. With the Delonghi, I have to fiddle with the dial since it is has a preset default of 1 hour and 360 degrees.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Well worth the money.

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    Jordan
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    The DeLonghi - Livenza oven is amazing. Prior to having the DeLonghi oven, we had a cheaper oven that went out on us. We got our hand on the DeLonghi oven and I must say that it was worth it. Not only is the oven elegant looking, but it feels like quality machinery as it it very sturdy compared to other cheaper models. I love the digital display on it. It makes it so easy to make adjustments and keep track of timing as it's a good size display. Before actually cooking with the oven, make sure you follow the instructions and turn it on for 30 minutes. This is supposed to be done due to a coating of some sort inside of the machine. What I immediately noticed when I did this was that the DeLonghi - Livenza oven did not make the apartment unbearably hot like my old cheap oven. This was actually one of the reasons why I didn't really like using ovens like these. The DeLonghi - Livenza sure solved that problem. It is easy to use, and just makes the kitchen look so much better. My six year old son made a batch of cookies with this oven. That's how easy it is to use. Makes cooking so much easier! I would definitely recommend the DeLonghi - Livenza oven to anyone.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Luxury in a small package

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    Jp223
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    Let me start off by saying that I've used an older toaster oven for years. Very basic, I choose the temperature, bake/broil, and the timer. This one had a small learning curve for me, its basically a replacement for my full size oven for smaller items. Its slightly larger so I was not able to fit it where my last toaster oven was. It came with 4 trays! One was a wire grill, one a solid tray (no holes), one a pizza tray, and the other was a crumb catcher for the bottom. I def enjoy the extra options, my biggest issue was finding places to store all this! The LCD screen is great because you know exactly what you are getting. Previously I was just getting close to the temperature that I wanted. Now I can pick settings of bake, broil, convection, keep warm, pizza, cookies. It heats quick and cooks just how you expect it to. I look forward to using this for things I normally would use my gas range for. It heats up much quicker and the controls are much more efficient. On top of its functionality, it has a sleek modern look to it that improves the appearance of my kitchen. This is definitely a nice a nice addition to my appliances.

    I would recommend this to a friend