After shopping and looking at the various styles, manufacturers and features, there is still one critical step to take to make your decision on which countertop convection oven to purchase for your home.
This is a step than many people skip, but can tell you so much about how well an oven will work for you and often times, it can tell you a lot about how the company handles defects, issues, and returns.
Take some time to research product reviews thoroughly and at more than one source.
Many people first turn to Amazon for product reviews.
This can be an excellent source of information about products, but if an item has fewer than five reviews, it may not be a very good representation of users’ experiences with a particular company or model.
Often Amazon reviews focus more on the service that was received by the seller or Amazon themselves.
Be sure to read all Amazon reviews carefully to ensure that any feedback on the product, positive or negative, is actually a reflection of the product and the manufacturer, not just Amazon or the third party vendor.
There are many other sources of user reviews on countertop convection ovens. To find them, simply search for “countertop convection oven reviews” online and search from several products from there.
There are several sites that compile user reviews that aren’t associated with the sales of the ovens.
These sites are more likely to give true reviews of the countertop convection ovens and the manufacturer rather than just focusing on the customer service aspect of shipping and receiving.
The biggest value in reading these reviews is that many reviewers leave excellent specifics about products.
I love the crumb tray that is removable from the front and can be placed in the dishwasher.
The best feature is that when you open the front door of this convection oven, magnets actually pull the rack halfway out of the oven to prevent you from getting burns on your hands.
The knobs worked great for six months, then fell off. I was able to super- glue them back on and they’re working fine.
Sometimes reviewers will give insight into the company in their reviews as well.
If there is something that isn’t working correctly and they contact the company and get a favorable response, they’re likely to note that in a review.
On the flipside, if they contact a company about a defect and get a negative response or no response at all, they are even more likely to share that in a review.
Reading reviews over time can tell you if the product has recurring defects and how the customers and company overcomes that. It can be extremely useful information to know before going to the store and is often a way to rule out some of the models that you’re considering.
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