2 DE’LONGHI EO 2475 (24-LITRE)
$349, from major department stores EASE OF USE Just like a built-in oven, this appliance has dials that clearly indicate all symbols and markings, so adjusting the settings is a no-brainer. It also has a light indicator that goes from red to green when the oven reaches the desired temperature. GRILLING The chicken fillets cooked through and remained as juicy as those done in the Tefal oven. BAKING The muffins on the left side of the pan rose higher than those on the right. The browned parts of the muffins were light and crusty; the insides were a tad too moist – they needed a longer baking time, even though I used the same recipe for all ovens. TOASTING This oven had the most uneven heating – the toast burnt quicker on the left side of the oven. VERDICT Simple to use and grills juicy meats, but is let down by uneven heating.