Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc. is one of the countrys leading distributors of small kitchen appliances. Their trademark is Good Thinking. Three men formed Hamilton Beach Manufacturing Co. in the early 1900s in Wisconsin, making it a United States based business. The most notable brands are: Hamilton Beach, Eclectrics, Proctor Silex, and TrueAir.
The 31197R Hamilton Beach CounterTop Oven, 2 tiers, with convection and rotisserie is one great kitchen appliance. It has cooking capabilities that make it as useful as the regular oven. However, since it is smaller and has convection function, it is much more energy conserving.
A few safety precautions are always important. Plastic oven cooking bags are a possible fire hazard and metal scouring pads should not be used as pieces might break off and touch electrical causing sparking. When using the oven, nothing should sit on top of it and not until after it has cooled back down.
The oven should never be operated without the crumb tray in place. The glass door is made of fully tempered safety glass, but can still break.
The convection function can cook up to one third less in time, depending on thickness of food or the temperature used. If the recipe doesnt say it for convection, then the time or temperature must be adjusted when using convection.
A handy timer knob includes a stay on feature. Temperature can be set up to 450 degrees. The functions of bake, broil, convection, and rotisserie are set with an easy to use dial. The power indicator light tells you when the oven is on.
2 oven racks, 2 baking pans & broil rack, and rotisserie kit with rotisserie lift are included with this appliance. It has a convenient slide out crumb tray.
The large interior can hold a 6 muffin pan, or two 8x4 pans, or 9x5 pan, or two 8 pans, or two 12 pizzas, or most 1 & 1/2 quart casseroles. It can bake/roast a whole chicken up to 7 pounds. The rotisserie can accommodate a whole chicken or other meat up to 5 pounds.
It is recommended to run the oven empty before putting food in it. Odor and smoke are normal during first use, so avoid food taking on a bad taste from the manufacturing process.
This oven measures 19"L x 13.5"H x 16"W has a weight of approximately 27 pounds.
Hamilton Beach has a 1 year limited manufacturers warranty.