Oster TSSTTVPZDS Convection Oven with Pizza Drawer Review

Editor rating

4.5/5 on October 1, 2017

User's rating

67 reviews

PROS

Plenty of different settings that make this oven extremely versatile and a lot of fun to use

A large pizza drawer that you can use to bake an entire 12 inch pizza

Great for preparing and cooking food for your families, or quickly cooking up some appetizers and treats for a small party at home

A cooking timer that goes up to 60 minutes, and has a stay on function for keeping your food nice and hot

Large 15.81 cubic inch interior, that gives you plenty of space for baking and broiling

Uses convection technology: Evenly circulates hot air throughout the oven so that everything that goes in the oven is cooked and heated evenly. Convection ovens cook food faster than conduction ovens.

CONS

The pizza oven is a nice feature, but sometimes does not cook the pizza evenly. Most of the heat appears to come from the upper part of the pizza drawer, so all of your toppings get cooked before the crust does. This could be a flaw or defect that is present in some, not all, of these ovens.

Almost 16 cubic inches seems large, but the space can go fast, depending on what you are cooking.

VERDICT

Bottom line, this oven is pretty great for anyone who wants to cook, bake, and broil food with ease. The buttons, settings, and knobs on this convection oven make it really easy to use and cook or bake just about anything. We would say that this oven is best for people who have busy lifestyles and need a quick and simple way to prepare food and snacks. It is also great for frozen pizza fans.

Oster TSSTTVPZDS Convection Oven with Pizza Drawer is one of best affordable toaster ovens available on the market. With a cost less than $100, it comes with a convection technology that usually costs a lot more. This convection oven is also versatile in that you can not only toast or reheat food as you can do with other toaster ovens but also bake a large pizza perfectly. Here are highlighted features of the model:

Oster TSSTTVPZDS Convection Oven Key Features

Dedicated Pizza Drawer 

What we love about this oven is the custom pizza oven drawer that comes with this model. It isn’t a small pizza baking compartment either. You can bake an entire 12 inch pizza in that compartment, to the perfect temperature and crispness. This compartment is also great for making bruschetta, quesadillas, and other appetizers. You will not be disappointed, because Oster made this pizza drawer perfectly calibrated for cooking pizza.

Convection Technology

With many toaster ovens, you will find that they cook using conduction technology instead of convection. The downside to using a standard conduction toaster oven is that you run the risk of baking, heating, or cooking your food unevenly. Only to find that there are warm and cold pockets in your food, or parts that are overdone and underdone. Click for detailed comparison between a convection oven and a conventional oven.

With a convection oven, you are guaranteed an even distribution of temperature throughout the oven. It cooks and heats faster as well. Convection technology uses a fan to circulate hot air evenly, to every corner of the oven. This serves a purpose that is twofold, in that it cooks your food evenly, and it cooks and heats everything significantly faster than conduction ovens. That makes this oven great for everything from roasting meat to baking cupcakes. 

Related: Convection Oven Reviews and Buyer’s Guide

 

60 Minute Timer

Many timers on toaster ovens go up to 30 minutes, but thankfully, this Oster model has a timer that goes up to 60 minutes. It also has a stay on function that will keep your food nice and warm, even after the baking or heating period is up.

What’s included

We love that this convection toaster oven comes with a baking pan and broil rack, so that you can take it right out of the box and start using it immediately. These are both really easy to insert and remove, and are just as easy to clean.

This model of toaster oven has three knobs to operate the oven so that you have plenty of customization.

  • Temperature knob: Allows you to adjust your oven to the perfect temperature for whatever you are heating, cooking, baking, or broiling in your oven.
  • Custom settings: This knob allows you to specifically choose the kind of food that you are prepping in your convection oven and includes pizza, turbo, toast/bake, warm, and broil settings.
  • Timer: A timer that goes up to 60 minutes and includes a stay on function 

Large Capacity

The large capacity of this oven adds even more to the versatility that it provides. Many toaster ovens can be small and for personal use only, but this oven is big enough that you can prepare food for your entire family or a small social gathering. The interior of this oven is 15.81 cubic inches, which makes it great for quick appetizers and food when you are hosting or entertaining. 

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