Geez, that’s a big name for a tiny toaster oven.
I got to review this oven for Viewpoints. And I was pretty pumped about trying a new toaster oven. If you’ve never used one, you’re missing out. Toaster ovens are much easier and more efficient than regular ovens. They are incredibly handy. Using a toaster oven is like using a microwave — fast, convenient — but it turns out food that’s crispy, not soft.
And this particular oven is incredibly fast. It requires absolutely no preheating. It’s infrared heating elements cook food accurately, too. But overall, this oven felt a little flimsy to me. Another reviewer described it as being like an Easy Bake Oven, and I get that. Also, some people have concerns about the infrared light, and how it might damage kids’ eyes if they stare at it. And as with any toaster oven, it’s a pain to clean. Two words: Crumbs everywhere.
So do I recommend the Panasonic? Eh, I don’t know. I like it. I think it does a great job. I never want to be without a toaster oven. But this one has some flaws. As do all toaster ovens. And it’s expensive.
How’s that for a definitive answer?
(Disclosure: I was sent a Panasonic Toaster Oven, at no cost to me, for review purposes. I was not compensated in any manner to write this, or any other, review of the product. I do not get to keep the product after the review period is over. In other words, I’m telling you all about the Flash Xpress because I want to, not because I have to, and not because I’m gaining anything by doing so.)