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Sharp - SuperSteam Steam Oven - Stainless Steel-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 34 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use, exceptional result

    Posted
    JetwithC
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    Really convenient for daily use with toast/bake/boil functions when you don't need to waste energy in the monster oven. My family loves the crispy and tangy pizza and bread it toasts!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great For Christmas Gift

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    stuffer
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    Easy to use and doesn't take up too much room or energy. Great for that quick pizza snack.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super Cooker

    Posted
    TFVAC
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    This little awesome machine is one of the nicest easiest fastest alternatives to a microwave that I have ever used. I highly recommend anyone looking for a nutritious option to microwave cooking to check this model out they have done an amazing job Designing this unit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My favorite appliance

    Posted
    Dorothy
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    I absolutely love this.... it's easy to use and food comes out delicious every time. You don't need to pre heat so it saves time. I made a cake and it was so delicious. This is a purchase you won't regret, I would buy it again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Large Footprint, Cooks nice

    Posted
    Olive
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    Package arrived and it came in a large box. Upon opening I was pleasantly surprised, it was nicely made and solid. The instructions were pretty easy to follow and quick for me to start cooking right away. I dont have a lot of countertop space and felt this was a little to large for a countertop appliance. I know it will fit a 12 inch pie but if I want to cook a large pizza pie I would just use my oven. The reason for the 4 stars is because because of the footprint, but I am very impressed with how nicely the food came out. The chicken wings, mozzarella sticks, cauliflower pizza and hot dogs came out crispy and perfectly cooked and moist. As far as maintenance is concerned I have to be on top of it, it is not a deal breaker. One last con is that it is a little loud, but overall I like it as a quick to use appliance when I dont want to pre heat the oven and start cooking immediately.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The toaster oven of the future!

    Posted
    IndyTechGuy
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    Let me start off by saying this is a great toaster! If you don't use it for anything else...it toasts bagels better than anything I've ever used! That being said...it's not your "normal" toaster oven. It uses a combination of heat and steam to cook food, and the result is fast and fantastic. It's a very low profile unit compared to most toaster ovens and has a bigger footprint similar to a microwave. The controls are clear and easy to use and self-explanatory. The built-in water compartment for the steam cooking is on the front and easy to access and the drip tray for the condensed steam is easy to remove and clean. I don't think we've used our main gas oven since the 1st night we opened the box and set it up. I predict it will be our main cooking utensil other than the stove top.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very versatile and easy to use!

    Posted
    insomniak1
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    So, it's been a while since I received the Sharp SuperSteam Toaster/Pizza Oven and I've had a chance to use in several ways. At first glance, I must say that this oven is very good looking. It features a stainless-steel body with chrome accents. It does not have a lot of buttons or dials -just a selector knob, a digital clock/timer display and a tab for the water reservoir (more of that later) and of course a door handle. It goes well with my stainless-steel stove, dishwasher, and fridge. This finish is a fingerprint magnet though and must be cleaned often. It is big (19.7x18.9x9.3) and it takes a big portion of the counter (where the old toaster used to be). Also, it's heavy (almost 25lbs. @@@@@@@ . It comes with a broil and a grill pan. The oven can accommodate a 12" pizza so it does have some room when it comes to width. However, its height may be on the short side, and that can affect some recipes (baking a loaf of bread? @@@@@@@ . This oven is super easy to use per the included instructions. While it's versatile, it does not have too many options, which I appreciate. All you need to do is add water to the reservoir before using it, select the tray that's needed, select the option (bake/reheat, broil/grill, pizza, toast and warm), time (if needed) and temperature (again, if needed). No need to warm up -it's instant! All options are easily selectable by using the dial knob, select button, and start button. But how does it actually perform? Well, to be honest, I had mostly good results along with some mixed ones as well (no bad ones). Following their included recipe book, I started with the easiest of things: quesadillas. The time calls for 8 minutes, however, I had to readjust the time as the cheese did melt immediately, leaving the tortilla too soft (I like them a bit crispy). This is when I noticed a pretty big issue. To check the food (the window is small, by the way), one must take the entire tray out. That's right; one cannot take the tray halfway without holding it with one oven mitten and this can make it awkward (and potentially unsafe) to handle. I had to transfer the pan to the stove, flip the quesadillas and return it to the oven. In the end, they came out well -although it did take much longer than anticipated. Next, I tried the toast feature. Dealing with regular toast, it did a decent job (although my toaster does a bit of a better job). However, when I tried baking biscuits, the result was amazing. The outside part was crunchy and the inside very moist and soft. Then, I tried some chicken with veggies. I also loved the results as the meat was not dry and the veggies came out nicely broiled and moist. Again, one thing to consider is that you must get used to the timing as it differs greatly from what's recommended in the cooking book. You must check on it constantly. The last thing I been using it for is reheating my food. It is just as good as a microwave (albeit not as fast) without the electronic radiation (if that's your concern). It warms things up evenly. I did reheat regular white rice with some sprinkled water and it did a very decent job, almost making it seem as if the rice was recently cooked. Another thing to remember is to clean the drip pan that's located on the bottom after every use. And never, ever forget to add water to the reservoir before use -every time! Cleaning it's a breeze. In the end, this is a very versatile oven. It does well what it's designed to do with some getting used to. Although I'm very concerned about the issue with handling the pans when checking the food, I hope that the next generation will fix this with a way to rest the pan and allowing for both hands to be used. Overall, I would still recommend it -especially if you are looking for an alternative to microwaving and having a dedicated toaster as well as its ease of use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The perfect oven to reheat pizza

    Posted
    Wishkid
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    I am not a chef but I do know how to cook, I use pots, pans and stuff like that, and I usually use microwave to reheat or cook frozen food. A steam oven toaster never heard something like this until I tested this one out, I am very impressed of how a combination of heat and steam can achieve some of the results you get from this oven. The oven itself is a bit smaller than the regular countertop conventional oven and some microwave. The inside is not as tall as the microwave, but is deep and you can fit most food items (not a whole chicken). The built quality, modern looks and the stainless steel make this oven look very nice in the kitchen and is also very simple to use, with 3 buttons and a rotary knob. The glass windows, and interior lights makes the viewing of the cooking process of your food very easy when the oven is in use. I made a few grill cheese sandwiches and they all came out perfect every time, crunchy & golden on the outside, and moist with a prefect melted cheese in the inside just like they advertised. I usually used countertop grill to toast my sandwiches but with this oven I don't have to any more, I get better results in less time. This toaster oven is by far the perfect pizza reheater I have ever used, pizza will come out so good is like you just bought it, not like the microwave which will make the crust and bottom chewy, you will be amazed. No more eating reheated pizza in with a fork and knife. I did not have any idea it was possible to toast using steam and heat and get this amazing result, this thing already replaced my countertop grill. In the box it comes with the microwave, 2 pans (crisper/broil), water dispenser, drip tray, cookbook and the manual.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    excellent results, but a bit spendy

    Posted
    Alex
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    this steam toaster over produces great results, but "steams" the wallet a bit. This is a fairly simple device: A steam toaster oven. What does the steam get you? Non dried out foods and no pre-heat time. The best part about this oven is no pre-heat time. When making something in this oven, that can cut off 10-15 minutes of regular oven pre-heat time! Results: I have cooked a few items in this, and from what I found the results are great. Mozzarella sticks were crisp and crunchy, with gooey cheese in the middle and biscuits were golden brown but soft and moist on the inside. The oven includes two pans, a crisper and a "regular" pan. cons: the included cookbook is a bit lax, not many good ideas in there. I found cooking using recommended times on item boxes resulted in the best cooked items. The oven has a large footprint, and is a bit loud. In summary: Cooks very well, but is a little expensive and loud.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice oven

    Posted
    Tony
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    I have been testing this oven out for a few meals and have been pretty happy. It is easy to use, does not require any preheating, and it cooks evenly. The inside is spacious enough that I can fit some nice sized dishes in without a problem and the interior surface is also smooth and easy to clean. While it takes up more counter space than a traditional toaster oven, it also has more capabilities. I have not had to use my regular oven since I started using this. Depending on what I am making, that equates to saved time and electricity since I did not have to preheat. So far, the only negative is that the trays are huge. They are not made to slide halfway out and stay in place like a traditional toaster or oven. My guess is that they intend for them to just be removed when cooking is complete. But with their size, they do not fit anywhere else in my kitchen. I wish they could rest on a track. Second, the trays are dishwasher safe but it is a huge challenge to fit them into the dishwasher without taking up a large amount of space that could be occupied by other dishes from the meal. Overall, I am happy. But smaller might be a little better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An oven that works like magic

    Posted
    taureantiger
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    I have always been aware that cooking with steam does great things to food in terms of taste, especially for fish. What a genius idea combining steam and traditional oven! My wife and I had plenty of fun testing this oven for the past 3 weeks, broiling/grilling scallops, cod fish, and salmon, achieving greatest results. Steam preserves natural taste, and as such much less salting is necessary if anything. Also made various frozen pizzas with awesome results. Definitely better than making pizza in a traditional (convection) oven. More fluffy and crusty. It's very easy to use this oven. I'd say there it's almost impossible to not achieve great results. Just make sure you always pick the right cooking mode (I once selected the "Bake/Reheat" cooking mode for pizza instead of the dedicated "Pizza" cooking mode which resulted in soft pizza. And, best follow the enclosed recipe book in terms of duration and temperature, as well as the table (see picture), and you can't go wrong. I very highly recommend this steam oven to friends and family, a well-deserved 5 stars. Only improvement recommendation I'd have: Provide a display that shows the actual state of temperature (for example, as the oven is heating up). The display shows temperature presets and a count-down timer only, which is probably sufficient for most. It's like a "set and forget" experience: You set the cooking mode and temperature, add your food to the upper or lower tray, and select "Start". Don't forget to check the water tank that is full of water.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great performance from a pizza/toaster oven

    Posted
    Viabledata
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    It's hard to ask more from a pizza oven than this! Upon opening, the contents of the box are very well packaged and secured. The accessories it comes with are the drip tray, a toasting pan, a broiling pan, a small mini cookbook, and the warranty/instructions, which the instructions seem very well written and easy to follow. The oven itself is a very nice stainless finish. It has two shelves, although most cooking will be done on the top, but the guide goes through which to use and when. This oven uses water for a convection and steam cook, which actually turns food out very crisp and browned perfectly on the outside and soft/fluffy/moist on the inside. This oven does require an initial bake before using with nothing in oven at 485 degrees for 20 minutes. It will smell up your kitchen and house during this time, but it is ok after that. The main thing I love about this oven is there is no preheating, just set the dial and go. It shuts off automatically after the timer ends. The casing does get very hot during cooking, but the radiant heat seemed very minimal. I could not find any big radiant hot spots around the oven, so it seems safe around other items on the countertop as long as they are not directly touching. There is a vent though on the left side when facing the front of the oven but even that never seemed to blow very hot. When cooking, things seemed to cook perfect on the minimum oven setting the food package states. I cooked frozen biscuits that say 20-25 minutes and they were perfectly browned and cooked on the inside at 20 minutes. The only thing I noticed was they didn't quite have the same height as when cooking in a regular oven. The toast setting works very nice and the tray can hold up to 9 pieces of bread. The setting goes from 1-8 and I put mine on 5 initially and the toast was quite dark. I tried again at 3 and the toast was a very nice shade and very crunchy. I also tried a piece of pre-buttered toast on 5 and it melted the butter perfectly, and the bottom of the toast was still very crispy. The toasting tray is barely big enough to fit a tombstone pizza on, and it is kind of awkward to cook with it being a square toasting tray. On the pizza setting, it cooks perfectly with a nice golden brown cheese and crispy crust. All the cheese was melted and no cold spots. The important part of this oven is the water. It has a easy to remove and fill container on the front panel, and it must be filled to the fill line before any cooking, including toast, and you must use cold, filtered water. It says the water tray is good for 60 mintes of cooking before its empty but it seemed to use water quicker than that. Just need to make sure you keep track of it between cooks. The instructions recommend doing a 20 minute bake at 485 degrees with no water at the end of every day you use it to get the water out of the feed lines, but really seems like overkill to me and a lot of wasted electricity, seeing as this is an 1800w oven. Also to note the instructions say to place food directly on the trays, but I would strongly recommend using foil on the tray first with a bit of pam. Also, you must use the drip tray that comes with it, because there is a lot of moisture inside the oven when cooking, and it is designed run down the bottom of the door so when you open it after cooking is done, the water will run into drip tray. It's very easy to remove and drain and clean. It attaches to the front legs. But only the cooking trays are dishwasher safe. Overall this is a great pizza/toaster oven. I love not having to preheat and the perfect cooks, nice design, and ease of use make it well worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A huge upgrade from convection!

    Posted
    BestbuyGuy210
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    I like many folks, don't always have time to cook a full meal even with 2 kids. So I sometimes make frozen foods. I went from a mid level toaster oven with convection. I thought the food with my old machine cooked well. That was until I tried this sharp oven with super heated steam. I didn't know much about that super heated steam feature but Wow is all I can say. I tried foods my kids love first. So a frozen pizza was cooked first. The pizza sauce was quite hot and the chees was not over cooked like in traditional counter top ovens. I really was surprised as I thought it would be the same as convection. But man then I did chicken nuggets and frozen fries. They both were cooked evenly and not over done on the outsides. The flavor seemed better as well. It's amazing for sure. Especially if you don't want to use all that electricity with the oven and you are in a rush or want a break from cooking a whole meal. Also this oven is beautiful, not that it's more important than the food but sharp really put thought into the design. Looks very high end. The options and buttons are plenty as well and easy to use once you get the hang of it. I'd say give it a shot. You won't be disappointed in you are looking for a worthy upgrade. You won't regret it. Or at least I didn't. Good luck and happy shopping!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Useful Countertop Cooker!

    Posted
    MrShinyCadillackness
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    Being a Vegan family, we are always looking for different ways to prepare and cook foods. We have tried lots of different countertop cooking devices and for the most part, have liked them all. When I saw this new steam oven, I was intrigued. Cooking with steam isn'thing new, but cooking with steam in an oven? That seems like another healthy and interesting way to cook, so I had to give this a shot. The first thing we did was make pizza from scratch. The dough was raw, so it was a great first test. It came out incredibly good (see photos). How this thing can actually cook and crisp raw pizza dough and toppings with steam is beyond me, but really cool to say the least. We have also tried roast-steaming veggies and it worked really well. Almost the same as a regular oven, only faster, still crisping the edges of the veggies perfectly. While I know this isn't a traditional "toaster oven" it is pretty close to the same concept, only using steam and dry heating elements together in unison. To me this seems much better than a traditional toaster oven. The front glass does acquire some condensation when cooking (not much at all), but there is an easily removable drip tray underneath that catches all of the moisture. It is quick and easy to dump this after each cooking session. The oven does have some sort of fan that stays on for a few minutes after it is finished cooking, presumably to dry out the moisture in the oven and eject it into the drip tray and/or to cool it down. The manual calls for filtered water in the tank for steaming, so we use the filtered water from our five gallon water dispenser. The tank is under the dial and comes out easily to fill. I once forgot to fill it and the oven worked well even without the steam, essentially making it more like a regular oven. The heating elements are on the top of the oven, so broiling, faux (or regular) cheese melting, etc., is easy. Nachos! The dial and buttons are super simple and self explanatory and I never had to use the manual to figure them out. The dial also lights up with a red light around its edge making it look pretty cool when in use. There are two pans inside. One is a flat drip pan that can also be used as a cooking tray. The other is the same size, only having holes so things can get a little more crispy. I find that I am using the tray with the holes 90% of the time and the other underneath to catch crumbs and other food from getting all over the bottom of the oven. I would have given a full five stars if it cooked toast as fast as a toaster does, but it does not. This is by no means a deal breaker, but it would have been nice to ditch the toaster and save some room on the counter. Secondly, it is stainless steel, so it does attract fingerprints easily. All in all, we are very happy with this oven. It cooks and re-heats very quickly. In our go go society today, this is a bonus. We are looking forward to seeing what we can do with it next!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The Absolute Best Way To Re-heat Pizza

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    TheDuke
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    This counter top steam oven has an excellent build quality and functions very well - but, its versatility is limited by its size. There is a decent amount of linear space, but the height is limited. ? The manufacturer brags that the oven can cook 9 pieces of toast, but those needing such a large quantity of bread would also need space to cook a large quantity of other items. ? Sadly, that space simply isn't there. ? Successful use of this oven does require some trial & error as the cooking times listed on food packaging doesn't seem to match what is required here. ? While pre-heating isn't required, cook times still seem to be a few minutes longer than expected. ? Luckily, the interior light and the window ensure that it is easy to view the current state of your food (that is, when the steam isn't fogging up your view). ? The price seemed high at first, but I have been absolutely blown away by how well it re-heats pizza. ? The steam keeps the crust soft and moist while the bottom is re-crisped and the cheese is brought back to the perfect bubbling hot temperature. ? I will never use the microwave to re-heat pizza again. ?? While this oven does have its limitations, I am confident that this device isn't a gimmick. ? It is easy to use, is built to last, and very much holds its own as a worthwhile addition to the kitchen. ? PROS: + Does a phenomenal job re-heating pizza. + The steam does a good job of keeping food moist. ? @@@@@@@@ Over cooking may burn the outside, but still generally leaves the interior moist) + Solid build quality (should last for many years) + Simple & intuitive controls that are bright, easy to read, and aesthetically pleasing + Door handle stays cool to the touch + The window & interior light make it easy to see the food which helps to monitor cooking progress + The door is held close with a magnet (which means it is extremely unlikely that the door would break, or fail to seal properly) + Runs quietly + Does not require time to pre-heat + Comes with a Broiling Pan and Crisper Tray + The drip tray successfully catches the condensations that results from all of the steam that escapes the oven CONS: - No button to turn interior light on/off - Expels a large amount of steam when door is opened. ? This can cause burns, or eventually damage cabinets above the oven. - Drip tray needs to be changed after each use, but as it is tucked under the unit - it isn't always easy to remove without spilling. - Water reservoir is small and needs to be refilled after each item cooked. ? @@@@@@@@ If you make multiple pizzas, you will need to refill the reservoir for each pizza). - Manufacturer Instructions for grocery store items do not include accurate cook times for this steam oven. ? It takes a bit of trial and error to discover accurate cook times. - Interior of oven isn't tall enough to cook many items such as roasted chicken, meatloaf, or loaf of bread. ? A few additional inches would go a long way without taking up any additional counter space. - Stainless steel case gets too hot to have items resting on top of it. - Slightly heavy - meaning that you will not want to move it. ? It will probably be a permanent addition to your countertop.

    I would recommend this to a friend