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This review is from: Maxi-Matic Elite EKA-9210SI Silver 4-Slice Toaster Oven Broiler
Pros: Cheap when on sale
Melts cheese and butter on toast, cooked meat, etc
Wonderfully small (not much bigger than a breadbox, for those who remember What's My Line?, or than the four slices of square supermarket sandwich bread that just barely fit on its tiny rack. (It can accommodate only two slices of the wider "country" or "farm"-style loaves that are now more popular.)
Cons: Doesn't do anything else well
Confusing instructions (but at least the English is good)
Manufactured dent in top, which has no effect on function, only appearance
Other Thoughts: I bought this on NeweggFlash for under $20, hoping it would melt butter on toast that's gotten cold, cheese on cooked hamburgers, etc, which it does just fine.
That's all it does well. I hoped it might also be useful for toasting things that are a pain or impossible to toast in a regular vertical pop-up toaster, like sliced English muffins, large or extra-thick slices of homemade bread, etc. It's not.
It takes forever to toast bread, and then it only browns what's directly above or below the halogen glow-tubes that run across the middle. I haven't even tried to bake or broil anything in it, because that's clearly beyond its abilities.
Its only controls are a four-position knob that selects off, top element only, bottom element only, or both; and a knob that sets a mechanical timer for up to 15 minutes or always-on (although some kind of non-adjustable thermostat cycles the power off and on so you never get serious heat inside). It's one of the annoying but common mechanical timers that has to be turned past five minutes before setting a shorter time.
The otherwise adequate instruction booklet refers to the three element-control settings as "bake", "broil", and "toast", but there are no such markings on the toaster oven. Instead there are little schematic symbols that show fairly clearly (left-to-right) no element active, top element active only, bottom only, or both. A little practice verifies that they correspond to "broil", "bake" and "toast" respectively. The instructions make no mention of the symbols on the toaster, but at least the English is good.
Mine came with a large dent in the top, covering about a third of the area toward the right side. It obviously left the factory that way, because the packaging was undamaged and effectively insulates the item from all but intentional damage. The dent has no effect on the toaster's function, but it is an unsightly blemish on an otherwise attractive-enough silver-painted little product.
Since it does the very limited task I bought it for, I'd buy it again at a low-enough price, but I can't recommend it to anyone who expects a true toaster oven.
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