The T-Fal Avante Elite Convection Toaster Oven has 322 customer reviews on. Amazon estimates that for every 50 items sold of a product, there will be 1 review left. If you do some quick math, you realize that there are a lot of people buying this product. The T-Fal Avante Elite also comes with a 1 year limited warranty.
T-Fal Avante Elite Features:
- 1600-watt toaster oven for convection and conventional baking, broiling, warming, and 6-slice toasting
- Easy-to-use digital control panel with custom settings; permanent clock; 90-minute timer
- Temperature control from 150 degrees to 500 degrees; separate warming compartment
- Safe-to-touch exterior; non-stick baking pan and broiling pan included
- Measures 17-1/2 by 10-1/2 by 11 inches; 1-year limited warranty
Unlike traditional toaster oven, the T-Fal Avante Elite Has some additional features. It has a warming compartment! This is a nice touch and is probably why so many people are buying this product. The warming compartment can warm up bread while dinner is cooking in the toaster oven. This allows you to have all parts of dinner ready at the same time. The warming compartment can also be used to warm up vegetables or side dishes. I don't think there is another manufacturer that offers this feature. When you realize that you are getting this and a toaster oven for the low price, you understand why so many people are buying this product from Amazon.
The toaster oven part of the T-Fal Avante Elite is a convection oven. That means that heat is circulated on the inside of the oven. This produces an even cooking throughout and allows for items to cook faster than in a traditional oven. The unit will also heat up a bazillion times faster than a traditional oven. In fact you will find that you will start to use this oven much more than your regular oven because of the speed and convenience factor.
The appearance of this unit is rather bland. It has a muted black color. The controls are offset by a rather simple silver panel. The display is orange and is similar to the look of what you find in the dash of most automobiles. There are only a half dozen push button controls on this model.
The controls on this unit are located on the front right side. There are no knobs to turn or single touch buttons for specific cooking events. The controls are all push button. You don't get the entire fancy look in the controls like you get with the competitors. T-Fal has kept with the KISS (keep it simple stupid) principle. I like the ease of using the controls.
The interior of this toaster oven is slightly smaller than it is competitors. If you are cooking a pizza it will cook an 11 inch pizza instead of a 12 inch pizza. That is OK because the T-Fal Avante Elite will also be making bread sticks in the warming compartment that will be ready when the pizza is ready. So you compromise one inch of pizza but you gain a whole side dish. Good trade off in my book.
If you want to make toast, this oven can do up to 6 slices at one time. Once you set the temperature, the system will maintain that temperature. That means all slices will be toasted the same even if you do multiple trays on the T-Fal Avante Elite Convection Toaster Oven.