Panasonic Flash Xpress Toaster Oven Review: Skip It, Say Viewpoints Bloggers.

Panasonic Flash Xpress Toaster Oven Review: Skip It, Say Viewpoints Bloggers.

Respected female bloggers partnered with Viewpoints.com, a leading consumer
reviews website, to test a new innovative, infrared toaster oven by Panasonic.
After a month of kitchen use, most would not recommend it.

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Dec. 19, 2012

CHICAGO, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Panasonic NB-G110P Flash Xpress
Toaster Oven ($149.95) claims to cook "40% faster" with "double infrared
light," but it fails to impress most members ofThe Viewpoints Blogger Reviews
Panel, who question its design, safety and durability.

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Pros: No pre-heating, quick and even results

A key difference with the Panasonic NB-G110P toaster oven is that there's no
pre-heating. "Once you turn it on and set the temperature, you can put the
food into the oven immediately. I loved the heating capabilities of this
toaster oven," writes Sheila Hill of Pieces Of A Mom. Speed is a plus, and
food comes out crisp.

Cons: Bright light, design, durability

The on-off button, pre-set cooking buttons and the infrared light are less
popular. "Worst of all, while food cooks, that fabulous infrared technology
means the interior light is like some creepy poltergeist, continually flashing
on and off all by itself…Bye-bye kitchen ambience," says Randi Chapnik-Myers
of momfaze.

The product manual says staring at the infrared light for a long time "could
cause injury to your eyes." How I Pinch A Penny's Sarah Mock worries: "I was
concerned to have my children around the toaster oven …As with all children
they are loving bright flashy things so of course they were drawn to the
toaster oven like moths to a flame."

The Panasonic NB-G110P Flash Xpress Toaster Oven measures 10 1/4" (H) x 13"
(D) x 12" (D) and weighs only 7.5 lbs. In her post on The Midlife Second Wife,
Marci Rich says it "looks like a toy. The Kenner Easy-Bake Oven I played with
as a child surely had more heft and substance."

Amy Bradley-Hole of Freaky Perfect likes it more than most on the panel, but
she hesitates to recommend it: "I never want to be without a toaster oven. But
this one has some flaws. As do all toaster ovens. And it's expensive."

Summary

"Who could benefit from the Flash Xpress? College students living in
dormitories, deployed military members in tight quarters, and seniors in
assisted living. The oven is an excellent countertop substitute…However, for
those of us with young children, that infrared light is a deal breaker,"
writes Kathy Zucker of Metro Moms Network.

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