4 MAYER MMDO20S (26-LITRE)
$199, from Mayer EASE OF USE The only oven with a digital display and 10 pre-set functions like reheat, toast, bake, grill, defrost, pizza and cookies – some can be tweaked by timing, others by temperature, and some, both. There’s no indicator to show when the oven has reached the desired temperature. GRILLING This produced the best lot of chicken fillets – ultra-juicy and perfectly tender. BAKING Muffins turned out goldenbrown on top, but burnt on the sides and bottoms. The texture was moist and airy within, with a slightly chewy crust. TOASTING The bread browned more quickly on the left side of the oven. VERDICT Grills extremely well without drying the meat out; so-so with baking and toasting. The pre-set modes are a convenient feature.