Pros: Affordable, Consistent Temperature, Intuitive easy to use Controls, Easy to clean
For many years I viewed a toaster oven as mostly a device that could toast bread or burn most anything else. To be fair, it had purposes like melting cheese on a sandwich, and, and.. well that's about it. A while back my meager toaster oven caught on fire! I'm pretty sure it was not supposed to include flame broiling as a feature. So I decided that despite the limited use I did use it enough to venture out to my nearest big box store to investigate a replacement.
There were plenty of similar meager toaster ovens that fell in the range of $15.00 - $25.00 and all looked similar to my recently deceased model. Out of curiosity I continued down the line to see what the most expensive model might be. In this particular store, it was this Oster digital large capacity convection toaster oven. I had never before viewed a toaster oven in the same light as a conventional oven, but the fact that this thing had a convection fan and light really attracted me to it.
I must say it has probably been the best purchase for the price of any kitchen device I've ever owned. Particularly because I am often cooking for just one or two people, it makes no sense to fire up the oven and particularly on hot summer days to cook a small dish. This little convection toaster oven rivals any full sized oven in the consistency of the temperature and the results that I have achieved. Not to mention for some strange reason I feel like this is the adult equivalent of an EZ bake oven, so it's actually fun to cook with it!
I've cooked lasagna in a small casserole dish with excellent results, I've cooked "personal" sized pizza:
with great results. Even recently in anticipation of the holiday season and the food that comes with it I roasted a bone in turkey breast, and the results speak for themselves..
So if alone or in a small household, I cannot see where you would go wrong with this device. For the price you get a very consistent and capable table top oven that seems well built, has easy to use controls and is easy enough to clean with it's removable bottom tray.