Oster TSSTTVMNDG Review – Digital Large Capacity Toaster Oven

The Oster TSSTTVMNDG was selected as one of the best products by a leading consumer research magazine in 2011. Whether it is really a good toaster oven will require a further look and this review will try to delve deeper into that. However, it is a popular model among consumers over the last few years and it is easy to see why.

Oster TSSTTVMNDG Review : How Large Is Large?

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This model is being sold as a large capacity toaster oven which we think gets people interested at first glance, especially those that will need to cook for a family. For an indication, large here means it can fit 6 slices of bread or a 12″ pizza. A 13″ x 9″ pan will also fit nicely inside. The approximate interior dimensions of the Oster TSSTTVMNDG is 14″ (W) x 12.5″ (D) x 8.5″ (H). The exterior measures about 20″ (W) x 14″ (D) x 12″ (H). This depth is including the protruding handle which takes up about 1.5″.

Other features of this digital toaster oven include:

  • 1300-watt
  • 7 cooking modes
  • Keypad controls
  • External removable crumb tray
  • 2 rack height slots
  • Clock
  • Timer
  • Auto shut-off
  • Start/Stop button
  • Interior light
  • Wire rack, baking pan and broiling rack included

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The unit uses keypad controls to select cooking method, time, toast shade and temperature. The 7 cooking modes are bake, broil, toast, convection bake, pizza, defrost and keep warm. For certain functions, the temperature and time is already pre-set. For instance, for the pizza function, a default 20 minute and 400°F have already been programmed into the oven. You can change the time if needed or you can switch to the bake function for a different temperature setting. To change the toast shade, time and temperature, the keypad controls have + and – buttons for you to adjust them up or down accordingly.

The oven has a 2 rack height positions available for different food types and desired level of browning. The crumb tray is removable for cleaning from the front which makes it convenient. The toaster oven will give an audible signal and shut off after the timer runs down. You can set up to a maximum of 90 minutes with the timer. There is also a clock built-in to let you know the time while you are in the kitchen.

Check out the unboxing of the toaster oven below if you want a closer look at this unit brand new:

Should You Buy The Oster TSSTTVMNDG Digital Large Toaster Oven?

Pros
  1. oster large toaster ovenInterior light – This is a nice feature which not many toaster ovens have. The light goes on when the oven is in operation and shuts off automatically when the cooking cycle is complete. You can also turn it on and off with the light button provided. This means you can check on your food easily while it is cooking. Another model with an interior light is the Panasonic Flash Xpress but this one is much smaller being a compact unit. For a similar sized model with an interior light, you will need to look at the Cuisinart TOB-260 but it is much more expensive than this Oster TSSTTVMNDG.
  2. Intuitive controls – The keypad controls say it all. You don’t really have to rely on the manual to figure out how to change the settings as they are simple to figure out. The default settings also make things fast and easy. Another toaster oven with keypad controls is the Black & Decker CTO6335S.
  3. Quiet – A few customers have mentioned that the toaster oven’s convection operation is quiet. Unlike some other models which can be noisy when the fan is turned on, this one operates pretty quietly in the background.
  4. Cooks fast – The heat up is quick and it certainly cooks faster than the regular oven for quite a few users, especially when using the convection function. One online reviewer has mentioned that this Oster TSSTTVMNDG uses 30% to 50% less time than her big oven when baking using convection heat.
Cons
  1. Keypad problem – Some buyers do not like the keypad controls because they are difficult to press. You may need to press down hard to get it to register. The keypad may also lose sensitivity over time.
  2. Toast setting not perfect – A lot of customers have complained that only 2 of the toast settings are usable out of 5. The last 3 will give you toasts with a shade that is too dark rendering them useless.
  3. No auto-eject for the rack – You will have to pull out the rack manually when you want to place and remove your food. Accidents have happened when the rack is pulled a little too far out with heavy food on it and it simply tilted causing the food to drop. Therefore, be careful when removing your food from the oven. If you want a 6-slice unit with an auto slide-out rack, you can look at the Cuisinart TOB-260 or Breville BOV800XL.

Generally, the complaints for this model is on the low side. There are dissatisfactions with the keypad and toast setting but they do not hinder the overall operation of the toaster oven. Another typical complaint is that the casing, especially the back, gets very hot when it is operating but this is a common problem for all toaster ovens. It will be hard to get a unit that is insulated given the price that comes with these appliances.

So, we feel that the Oster TSSTTVMNDG digital large capacity toaster oven is worth a buy. Furthermore, the price is not too high given the size and features that it has.

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