This is my first toaster oven and I absolutely love it. I got this one because of all the great reviews. Heat comes from the top and the bottom of oven so bread has to be baked at 300 degrees or less.
Pretty simple... This isn't a great toaster oven. Yes it's cheap ($35.00 ish). So you get what you pay for. - The button beeps are SO LOUD. You can't silence them. - The oven makes a high pitched sound that myself and my son can hear. My wife can't because she's old :) - It takes roughly 6 minutes to toast 4 pieces of toast. Quite a long time. - Did I mention the LOUD BEEPS! Seriously... In order to use this as an oven you need to press buttons so many times in order to get it set to what you want. - You can't use the digital display as just a timer. Lets say that you want to pre-heat the oven to 400 before using... You can't do that without starting the bake timer. Once you think the oven is warm enough I have to turn it off then back on again (pressing a lot of buttons) in order to restart the bake timer. Kenmore failed on this one. It's ascetically appealing... but doesn't work well.
sent back - not up to Kenmore quality standards