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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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great performance from a pizza/toaster oven

    Posted
    Viabledata
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    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

    Steam Power!

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    mobilelawyer
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    This Sharp SuperSteam Toaster/Pizza Oven was a revelation. The name is a misnomer if you think it describes exclusively what this appliance does. It does so much more. And does it well. First, it is not a small counter-top appliance. It weighs almost 25 pounds and has enough interior space for 12.5 X 12.5-inch toasting and broiling pans. And it needs some space around the unit for venting. The chrome finish is gorgeous, but like all such finishes, it is a fingerprint magnet. There is almost no cooking task that it cannot do. It can bake, broil and toast with the best conventional oven. It is limited only by its size. Obviously, it can't hold a full-size turkey or ham. But I used it to make our favorite chicken tetrazzini recipe in a huge casserole dish. No problem. I heated a frozen pizza. I cooked hot dogs and hamburgers. I baked brownies. I made toast and delicious grilled cheese sandwiches. A recipe book is included, but the cooking possibilities are endless. There is a handy chart in the back of the book for the temperature and cooking times for generic items. There is no preheating, so it is quick. Because it uses a combination of super-heated steam and more conventional electrical heating elements to thoroughly cook your food. I prepared two hot dogs for lunch. Fill the reservoir with water for the steam. Set the unit to grill on the broiling pan at 485 degrees for eight minutes and press the button to start. That's it. And the cooked food is extremely flavorful and moist on the inside. The toast and pastries were beautifully browned on the outside. I have never eaten a frozen pizza with the flavor this little unit unleashed. I am sure the super heated steam played a large part. I cannot readily name a shortcoming. For a young person living in an apartment, a full- sized stove could be totally replaced by this attractive unit. And for an elderly adult, almost every food could be prepared at counter top level without having to bend down to open a stove door and retrieve its contents. And it is faster and more economical to use that a full size oven. I am very fond of it. Highly reccomended!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Unique Toaster Oven

    Posted
    Loomis1975
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    The steam feature keeps things moist, almost too moist at times. The two pans it comes with are a crisper with holes in the bottom (think pizza, toast, etc) and a regular pan. Both are shallow and when cooking a large amount of chicken thighs for instance, juices will buildup and might even overflow the pan. I found that you need to cook longer than the suggestions on the cookbook, things weren't finishing or getting warm enough, crisp enough. The other feature that seems strange is you can't turn on the light inside manually. It is on when cooking, and off at all other times, i.e. when you open the door the light stays off. It would be nice to have the light on for cleaning at least. Another thing, it suggests when you are done for the day, to bake at 485 degrees for 20 minutes with oven empty and water reservoir removed to clean out the water in the tube. Another thing, I watched a promotional youtube video for this item, where they used both trays at once, but in the manual it explicitly tells you to NOT use both trays at once. All in all, it is an interesting counter oven, makes great pizza and dishes and DEFINITELY keeps things from drying out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great at some things others not so much

    Posted
    tken106
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    This is a unique item. Modern looking it will fit nicely with any modern kitchen. Set up is a breeze, unpack, load the water tray (we use only distilled water). Heat up to burn off the new smell and you're ready to go. First the great. this oven does a fantastic job with breads, from toasting hamburger buns (6 min) to warming up dinner rolls or baking french bread. It creates a crispy crust while leaving the inside soft and moist. It will also do a great job on things like quiche or egg dishes especially with cheese or other ingredients that need to moist heat to release their flavor. Cooking denser items (meat including fish) it takes time to achieve the required temperature and gives off quite a bit of heat in the process. Does not work as well as a conventional oven for generating a consistent level of doneness. We haven't tried it yet with baked goods but I suspect it would do a good job with pre-packaged cookies, not so much with scratch. For the unique nature and the things it does well I would recommend it for a general utility oven not so much.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good Quality - small inside

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    pMurphy
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    This is built really well. From the moment we unpacked it we could tell it was made with quality parts. Very sturdy. The trays inside are heavy duty. The dial and display on the front are great. I have 2 areas that I am not impressed with - it is a small interior... well short (not very tall)... so you can cook things like toast and pizza, things that are relatively flat. If you wanted to cook a ham or chicken it would be tough. - it takes basically as long to cook in this as it does a regular oven. We cooked egg cups and it took 25 min on 350 degrees. I have an air fryer too and it took 10 min on 325 degrees. Overall it is built really well and if you have certain items you want to cook in it then you will be fine and I would recommend it. it is not as versatile or can't handle taller foods which limits how much we use it with out family. I was impressed with the quality and wish it could hold larger foods.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly Unique and Useful

    Posted
    Posted1
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    On arrival, the box was bigger than expected. I opened the outside brown box and found a nicely padded factory box. After opening the factory box, it was pretty straight forward. It had the oven itself, the drip tray and the cooking and crisper trays. After pulling the oven out, it was larger than I was expecting. I checked the dimensions prior and knew it would be a Hoss, but it was BIG. Please note, you'll need some counter real estate to place this Bad Boy. Set up was expectedly easy. Insert drip tray at front base, insert the baking tray and crisping tray and that's about it. I read the instructions and it was suggested to run a "Clean" cycle before first use. No problem. After running that we were good to go. Our first test was pretty dang simple. Toast! We placed a couple pieces of whole wheat bread, rotated the dial to the "Toast" position, chose our preferred level between 1-7 (we chose 4) and pressed "Select" and then "Start" and it immediately started. Approximately 5 minutes later we had 2 surprisingly moist but crisp pieces of toast. The taste was excellent. We were pleasantly surprised with the taste and quality. I know that 5 minutes seems like a bit long for toast, but on a matter of scale, our regular toaster can do a maximum of 2 pieces in 2.5 minutes where as this unit can do 6 to 9 pieces (depending on size and shape of bread) in just a little over 5 minutes. The same 9 pieces in our regular toaster would have taken more than 12 minutes so this unit could be a real time saver and offer a superior product. Our next test? The classic frozen waffle. Again, using the toast mode, we did 3 pieces in the same 5 minutes and the end product was great. The waffles were really moist yet crispy and they had a great texture. Very impressed. Third test was an interesting experience. We purchased 2 thin crust frozen pizzas. My son did the first one per the box instruction. Truth be told, it turned out a little over-cooked. It was still tasty and moist but a little rubbery. I looked at the included card and it suggested to go a little more than half the suggested time for a thin crust pizza. So I put the second pizza in at suggested temp but I ran about 40% less time and the second pizza was excellent. The crust was crisp, the toppings moist. Very good. IMPORTANT NOTE: I am cooking at just around 6000 feet above sea level, so some of this feedback may be slightly different depending on your unique location. Fourth test was some refrigerated fried chicken from our local grocery deli. We put stove on bake mode and placed on crisp tray at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. The end result? Another home run. The chicken was considerably more moist than from an oven but the crust was still crisp. Excellent. Fifth and final test was the most surprising one. My wife and 16 year old son went to run a few errands and my 13 year old daughter said she wanted to test the oven with chocolate chip cookies. Great idea! Long story short, we made 2 different recipes and cooked half of each recipe in traditional oven and half in this unit. Both my daughter and I preferred the cookies from this stove. They were moist, crisp on the base and had a great texture. The real test for this was just as we pulled the last batch out, my wife and son came back from errands and we had them blind test. It was an overwhelming and immediate preference from both of them for cookies delivered from this oven. Pretty impressive! Truth be told, when I first saw this I thought it was a bit of a gimmick. I mean I thought it was cool gimmick, but a gimmick nonetheless. After these tests and a few days use, I humbly stand corrected. This is a truly unique, efficient, effective and useful kitchen appliance. The other impressive aspect for me is that it uses considerably less energy than a standard electric oven. Anything to save a buck or two and I am all in. Another important note, this stove DOES NOT require pre-heating, so in addition to saving that pre-heat time, you are saving also the pre-heat energy expense waste. Very cool feature In the end, this is a great unit if you have the room for an additional large-small appliance. Important to note that this unit will take a little bit of experimentation and I highly suggest (can't believe that I am saying this! @@@@@@@ to read the short manual and instructions first, but if you do, you can't go wrong. Disclaimer: This product was provided free, or at reduced cost, for the purpose of reviewing the product. Nevertheless, the above review, be it positive, negative, or anywhere in-between, is a 100% honest review, and the price paid played absolutely no part in my review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sharp Smokes the Competetion!

    Posted
    WesternSky
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    The Sharp .5 Cu.Ft. Superheated Steam Counter Top Oven is a great oven. The stainless steel finish is both modern looking and will blend in well with your kitchen decor. The oven is super versatile and can accomplish many things such as broiling, grilling, baking, reheating, toasting and just plain warming food. For you pizza lovers, the oven also has a pizza setting. This oven features an easy to clean non-stick interior and slide-out crumb tray. Standard inclusion with this oven is a bake pan as well as a broiler rack. The oven is weighty and comes in at around 35 pounds which is a good thing, as accidental movement or tipping on your counter-top is highly unlikely. The product is backed by a 12 month warranty which is pretty standard. Upon my initial use of this oven, I did smell a slight odor. Be warned that many new toasters and ovens suffer from this malady as the appliances when shipped have a coating on the heating elements. They all tend to give off some odor during the initial usage phase but it quickly dissipates. Maximum temperature of the oven is 485 degrees which is a combination of heat and superheated steam. What's really nice about this oven is that you can cook two trays of food simultaneously. NICE! Try that in a regular old type oven. The Sharp oven uses a new technology which is supposed to make your food taste better. It uses a heat and steam combination to cook your food. I did some frozen pizza in this oven and was pleasantly surprised, as the taste was better than a conventional oven. Also, I did make some homemade muffins. The verdict on the muffins, "superior moisture", softer than usual and tasty. It's worth mentioning that I always use the same recipe with exactly the same ingredients. So the superior taste in my opinion was a direct result of both the steam cooking and radiant heat. It's worth noting that when you open the door to the oven steam does escape (which is normal), so you should be careful not to burn yourself. Overall the Sharp oven did a better job than my standard toaster oven. I would certainly think this was due to the steam production of this unit. This oven will make a great gift as far as giving or receiving one. Put it on your gift list. Overall, I'm highly impressed with this great product. Great product!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very versatile and easy to use!

    Posted
    insomniak1
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    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