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Toaster ovens? Henckels or Kitchen-Aid

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May 12, 2009
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Toaster ovens? Henckels or Kitchen-Aid

Looking to replace our old toaster oven. Looked at Henckels mini oven and a Kitchen-Aid and would like to hear from others who use them and how they compare. I like the look of Henckels but not everyone at home agrees with me. Kitchen-Aid is more expensive. Read comments for both brands and Kitchen-Aid stood out. Everyone was happy with the Kitchen-Aid. Perhaps I should get Kitchen-Aid. I've had their food processor for ever it and it still works well.
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Oct 13, 2008
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We have the Hamilton Beach 31401C Toaster Oven since 2016 and it has served us well.

Just this past Black Friday, picked up the Instant Pot Vortex Air Fryer Oven ... awesome addition to the kitchen ... but stored away when not in use.
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I was going to recommend the Breville but I see the price has gone up considerably since I purchased it.
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Feb 29, 2008
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Breville. That's it.
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Love the Panasonic Flash Express. I bought one for my mother some 12 or 13 years ago and she really liked it. I brought it home after she died a couple of years ago we use it numerous times a day. It's a true "toaster oven" , doesn't take up much room unlike most of these other ones that are basically the size of a mid size microwave.
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https://www.amazon.ca/Panasonic-NB-G110 ... B008C9UFDI
I use it and its great.
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Treat most toaster ovens as disposable appliances. Get a cheap one and hope it lasts or spend a bit more on a Breville.
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Aug 29, 2011
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We're on our third toaster oven in 21 years (first one was a wedding gift). Current one a Hamilton Beach I got at Crappy Tire in 2015 so if it gives us another couple years of service I'll be happy.
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Feb 14, 2008
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Go with a Breville, love ours.
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Apr 11, 2006
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Breville. I use it over my oven often.

For actual toasting of sliced bread and bagel, nothing works as well as an actual toaster.
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Jun 25, 2004
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Henckels is primarily a knife brand that seems to license their name to other products. I don't believe they have a long history of making small appliances.

As others have suggested, Breville is the go-to in the "premium" range of toaster ovens. Ours died after just 3 years, so went with a comparable Cuisinart which has held up well for the last 4 years.
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I had a premium Kitchenaid small appliance (toaster) that had a mechanical failure.

In attempting to self-repair, inspecting the part the failed and the overall design, I concluded that there was a reasonably high chance the part was designed to fail in the mid term (planned product life/failure.)

Was not impressed with the overall internal design either.

No, I'm not an industrial/mechanical designer by profession, but it was rather patently evident.
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I bought a Cuisinart BRK-300 10 years ago when we reno'd our kitchen. It served as a reasonable oven for us to use in the makeshift basement kitchen for a month while we gutted and rebuilt the kitchen.

Still going strong 10 years later and gets used daily for toast and lots of smaller jobs when we don't need to fire up the Bluestar's oven.

Discontinued, but I wouldn't hesitate to buy another of their toaster ovens.


https://www.cuisinart.com/shopping/disc ... s/brk-300/


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