Finally, in May 2013, I had enough of the fire hazard and decided to buy a new toaster oven, the Panasonic FlashXpress (Model: NB-G110P). While I'll admit that any toaster oven would have been an upgrade after the De'Longhi, this Panasonic is the cat's meow. After four months of use, I'm convinced that this is one absolutely fantastic toaster oven and, if you're looking for a toaster oven upgrade, you should buy it.
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- It cooks food well and evenly thanks to its double infrared heating system that uses both near and far (ceramic and quartz) infrared heating. That is very different from a traditional convection toaster oven.
- It heats up instantly. No preheating.
- It's futuristic. No more knobs. Just buttons. You just press the button for the food you're cooking and the toaster runs the show.
Since it comes from the future, it does have some new rules and may take some getting used to. It gets very hot very quickly. The infrared light that cooks the food gets bright and shouldn't be stared at. The button pushing (rather than preheating the oven to 325 degrees and then timing the cooking like an old toaster oven) takes a little getting used to. You'll definitely want to read the manual for this toaster. It's also not the biggest toaster oven, but should be fine for a small family.
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To wrap it up, this toaster oven is amazing. I bought mine at Amazon for $88.99, although as of writing this, it's $89.99. We have the silver model, but it also comes in white. If you're on the fence about it, read some of the other reviews on Amazon. This appliance is legit!
* My favorite quote from an online reviewer of the De'Longhi: "Absolute piece of garbage that you will want to smash to bits and burn to ashes until it has nowhere to go but the hell from which it came."