Cuisinart BRK-200 Brick Oven Deluxe, Stainless Steel
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- 1700 watts of power and 500 degree F with industrial styled stainless steel housing
- Removable baking stone to intensify brick oven cooking
- Bake, boil, toast and convection with broiling pan and baking tray plus 2 wire racks for multi-level cooking
- Nonstick coating covers the interior where there are no bricks, to make cleaning easy and quick
- Tinted glass oven door with stainless steel handles and oven light
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|Item Dimensions||17.5 x 18.5 x 11.5 in||17 x 11.74 x 8.35 in||16.93 x 18.5 x 10.04 in||16.6 x 19.5 x 12.9 in|
|Item Weight||—||12.9 lbs||18.64 lbs||27.3 lbs|
|Material Type||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel|
Cuisinart brings a classic approach to modern cooking with a revolutionary new countertop Brick Oven. Genuine bricks inside this restaurant - quality oven allow traditional brick-oven cooking in the comfort of home. Industrial styling and four cooking options, including convection bake, make this multifunctional countertop oven a valuable additional to any kitchen. 0.9 cubic feet with brick inserts permanently built into the sides of the oven
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These issues aside, this is a fantastic toaster oven and an even better pizza oven. First of all, it heats up much faster than my gas oven and at full blast gets to a very high temperature. The included pizza stone gets to temperatures of 600 degrees (I have checked). Pizzas cook in 7 or 8 minutes and get a great crust. I should add that I am talking about handmade pizzas where high oven heat is essential.
Also, it doesn't heat up the kitchen like a sauna in the summer like a conventional oven.
The convection element is noisy but it does heat up food very quickly. I use it all the time for heating up leftovers.
My biggest gripe is that there isn't easy access to the bottom for cleaning and my biggest worry is replacing the pizza stone should anything happen.
It's not great for baking bread (too small and so loaves bake unevenly), but I really bought it just for pizza and on that front, it is stellar.
I live in a rural area and can't find good pizzas anywhere in the town close to me, so I mainly got this to cook pizzas at home. I can get a Wal-Mart Sams Choice fresh pizza, add my own toppings plus extra cheese - and I get a really good pizza with a nice pastry like crisp crust. I can also reheat cold pizza slices in the oven (always preheat for at least 20 minutes to get the brick hot) and they turn out as good as the pizza did the first time I baked it (and I always put on a little more mozarella at the second baking/reheating). For it's excellence at approximating the best pizza I could get in a good Pizza Joint - I give this oven 5 stars.
Before I purchased the BRK200 I came to Amazon and read all the reviews. Several people complained that there was not a light that indicated when the oven was preheated. Well, I say to them "Duh!" This oven operates differently than a standard oven so that kind of preheat light would not apply. The reason you preheat this oven for 20 to 30 minutes (I always preheat for 30 if doing pizza) is so the brick inlay and brick sides absorb the heat and come up to temperature along with the elements heating of the oven. Of course this process by which the bricks absorb and retain heat happens at a different rate than when the oven first reaches the temperature you set on the dial. The longer you preheat the oven, the more stable the overall temperature because of the heated brick and then the less the elements have to switch on and off to maintain set temperature. It didn't take me long to figure this out. I too had wondered why there wasn't a preheat light until I realized how this oven operates with the brick sides and plate. The hotter they are the less the elements come on and off.
There are also ways of getting creative with this oven. I always use parchment paper on top of the brick because when I didn't the pizza stuck and the brick insert is not that easy to clean when it gets gooey with cheese. And it should go without saying that you would not put the parchment paper in the oven until it is preheated and you are ready to put your food on top of it and bake. Once you do this you'll be amazed at what you can do - preheat the brick and you can make splendid Quesadillas, Grilled Ham and Cheese sandwiches, frozen egg rolls, etc. So in a way you can turn this into a sandwich grill. Also certain frozen foods like Country Fried Steaks or Frozen Breaded Chicken patties turn out crispy (like they were fried) and delicious when placed directly on the parchment paper over the preheated brick.
I haven't done much conventional baking yet. I did bake some breaded chicken breasts (A recipe called Chicken Divine) on the convection setting and they were wonderfully moist and tender.
Here are the few negatives - not enough to ruin the 5 star rating. I've seen the bottom element come on when using the Broil function. I don't think that this should happen. The listing tells you this comes with a baking tray but it doesn't. It does have a drip tray which you can use as a baking tray - but I called Quisinart and they have told me it is not a baking tray. Semantics I guess! I thought the recipe booklet could have been much better than it was. It just doesn't maximize the cooking potentials of this oven.
Overall, I'm very, very pleased with this purchase. Besides being an oven, it can reheat foods with a much better quality than a microwave. Just remember to always preheat the brick!
It's one of the more expensive toaster ovens, but it is rich in features and does exactly what it promises.