KitchenAid KCO273SS Electric Oven – 1800W – Stainless Steel
- Even-heat technology provides consistent heat throughout baking cycle for delicious results.
- Use your countertop oven to bake pizza, broil a side dish, keep an already cooked dish warm or toast bread.
- 9 pre-programmed functions such as the Asado Roast Function to precisely adjust from high sear to optimal cooking temperature for superior roasting.
- 120-minute timer can be set to remind you when a dish is finished and offers plenty of time for the requirements of most recipes. Power Cord Length – 2-9/10
- Offers enough room to cook 2-12″ pizzas, or cornish hens. The oven cavity also features a non-stick coating for easy cleaning.
- Includes 12″ non-stick multipurpose pan, 12″ broiling rack, cooling rack, non-stick drip tray.
Enjoy full-size oven performance on your kitchen counter with the KitchenAid 12″ Convection Countertop Oven.
Nine memory settings for exceptional cooking results, including Asado Roast that adjusts temperature for superior roasting performance and Pizza to deliver optimal crisping of crust.
Specification: KitchenAid KCO273SS Electric Oven – 1800W – Stainless Steel
|Dimensions||18 × 15 × 14 in|
15 reviews for KitchenAid KCO273SS Electric Oven – 1800W – Stainless Steel
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I have to say, I didn’t expect to be able to say this, but this product works just like a regular oven. That might not sound too impressive, but that is the most positive thing that I feel I could have ever possibly said about this product or one like it, it exceeds my expectations in every way.I live in a student apartment. I am a student, I like to cook for myself, and occasionally for friends. The oven in my apartment is an electric oven from the 80’s, which is to say, it’s unusable. I’ve gone for a year without being able to bake anything, and decided that I needed something. When my very cheap and boring slot toaster bit the dust, I decided to replace it with this.I didn’t expect this to work as nicely as a good consumer oven. My parents re-did their kitchen after my younger sisters moved out to go to school, and they put in a very, very nice Thermador oven, which I had the pleasure of using extensively over thanksgiving. I was afraid that that oven had spoiled me.I’ve had toaster ovens before, I’ve tried to cook stuff other than toast and chicken fingers in them before, and they never did too well. They baked uneven, and couldn’t maintain high baking temperatures for long enough. I read reviews for this and decided that if any toaster oven would work at all for baking it would be this one.The first thing I did after receiving this was plug it in and make some toast. I got a slice of bread, and put it on the rack.My first impression of the toaster was that the controls were super easy to use. I don’t think they could have been made any simpler.For toast, set it to “Toast” mode, Select a darkness level from 1-8, and then click the selector knob in to switch to the number of slices you are toasting. Turn the knob to the desired number, in my case, 1, and then press the big start button. The toaster gives you a count down so you know exactly to the second when your breakfast will be done. Upon completion, the toaster gives three short beeps that I don’t find to be annoying. I used 6 as a toast setting, it was just a little dark for my taste. I use 5 now, and that is about what I like.Toast is boring, what else have I tried?-Frozen Pizza. I had to. I found that a lot of pizzas available at the store are exactly 12″ around and fit perfectly in the round pan included with the oven. I used the pizza setting which automatically sets the “frozen mode” on. The oven took 4 minutes and 30 seconds to get to the recommended temperature of 400F, and the pizza baked perfectly in the exactly correct amount of time. The bake was even, and crispy. Very happy.-Cornbread. With my pizza experiment having gone better than I expected (I genuinely expected that this wouldn’t work well as an oven at all and I would end up returning it) I decided to try real, from scratch baking. I have a recipe for some killer cornbread, so I made it. I used the bake setting with convection on (I always have it on) The oven was set to 400 again. The cornbread took 23 minutes, which is exactly how long it usually takes in a normal oven. The top was golden brown, and the interior was cooked thoroughly. The crust was nice and flaky. Now I was very impressed.-Cookies. Cookies went quite the same as the cornbread, only with the oven set to 350. The oven takes four minutes almost on the nose to reach that temp. The cookies were done at exactly when the recipe said they should be, and they were really good.-A casserole. Now confident, I decided to attempt my families famous corned beef casserole recipe. The oven handled it flawlessly. To quote a famous fruit salesman, “It just works”. I was very impressed-My last test was another pizza, but a real one this time. My friend who is also a good cook decided that this oven that I had been raving about for the past week couldn’t possibly be able to make a real pizza from real dough and ingredients and get the dough crispy and so on. I said he was wrong. I constructed my pizza dough, spread it out in the included 12″ round pan, and assembled my pizza on top of it. I preheated the oven to it’s highest temp. My plan was to let the pizza sit on the lowest rack height for ten minutes, then move it up to the middle height for five, then move it up to the “Broil” height, the highest, for a couple minutes to finish it off. This plan worked out very well, and my crust was incredible. I was super impressed.——————————————————————————-This oven functionally exceeded my wildest expectations when it comes to performance, and I can’t help but think that this is because of how well it seems to have been designed. Here are some of the really well designed aspects of this product:-The controls and User Interface. My area of study is software. I’ve taken a number of courses relating to UI, and I can’t help but feel that the people who designed the controls nailed it on this one. For the number of control options provided, there is no simpler way to do it. The controls might seem complex, but they’re not, they’re really good. Their meaning is clear.-Quality parts. Nothing on this toaster feels cheap. The knobs are nice to turn. The buttons feel solid. The door hinges don’t make noise or have stiff spots. The power cord is very sturdy. The baking racks are SOLID, I think I could drive over them and they’d be okay. With how solid these parts are, I can only imagine that the internals are solid too.-The toaster looks nice. This might be a weird thing to praise, but the toaster just looks really good. Thought clearly went in to it, and if thought was put in to appearance, then it stands to reason that thought was put in to other areas of design for this product as well.-The crumb tray. At first, I thought that this thing didn’t have a crumb tray and that this was going to be a problem. I didn’t realize it did have one until I picked up the oven to move it from the spot on the counter where I’d done the initial “toast test” to it’s permanent home, next to my microwave. When I picked the oven up the tray slid part of the way out. The Crumb tray is located beneath the door, it’s that thing that looks like an inch wide piece of trim below the door. That sides out, and attached is a crumb tray that covers the whole bottom of the oven. The crumb tray can be removed incredibly easily, and doesn’t require awkwardly digging it out of the toast compartment like other toaster ovens that I have used.Other less significant but nice features:-Power cord is nice and long, no stubby cheap cord here.-Very well insulated handle-Cools down very fast after use, doesn’t put out much heat while in use.—————————————————————————–The only “complaint” I have is a minor gripe, because I can see why it was done this way.The handle sticks out and up over the top of the oven when the door is closed, so that the highest point on the oven is the handle, not the top of the toaster. The reason I think KitchenAid did this was so that the handle would be easy to grab when the door was open and laying on the counter, and people wouldn’t be inclined to grab the hot oven door to close it. From a practicality standpoint this makes perfect sense, but from an aesthetics sense, it bothers me some, especially since the table I have the oven sitting on isn’t deep enough for the handle to sit on the table when the door is open. Oh well. I’m probably in the minority for even caring about this.——————————————————————————For anyone who can’t buy a real oven and is looking for something small(er) that will do anything a real oven could do withholding size issues, this thing is the answer. Someone, or a group of people, clearly put a lot, and I mean a lot, of effort in to the design of this product. Every little aspect of it is very, very well thought out and executed, and it’s performance exceed my expectations in a way that I didn’t think would be possible. The level of thought that went in to this is something you don’t see a lot.
Mr Phil –
Had this oven for five weeks and it worked great. BUT the first time we used Broil the glass shattered into hundreds of Very Hot beads. Some flew out onto the counter and floor and just missed my wife. NOT OK !
It works well for the most part, but the pre-heating function is a pain in the neck. You set the function, temperature and cooking time, push the start button, then it pre-heats. A buzzer goes off when it reaches temperature. But then you have to press the start button again. If you don’t it shuts off. The buzzer isn’t all that loud, so if you’re busy doing other things you often won’t hear it. Even worse, sometimes the buzzer doesn’t go off at all, so it shuts itself off and you’re unaware of it, until you look at it and see that it’s shut off and you have to start the process all over again. Also, it only comes with one actual cooking rack. It works well enough that I’ll live with it, but I can’t recommend it.
We first purchased one of these in 2014 for our rental and I believe it works fine. It heats up quickly and the timer function ensures it always switches off. We then purchased one for our kitchen in November 2016 and the timer was counting down too quickly. Returned and replaced with one which lasted one month. The heating element stopped working and wouldn’t get past “Preheating”. Last attempt was from January 2017 and that died around January 2018 when the convection fan stopped working. After reading the previous reviews, we did purchase a 2 year plan so we had the cost refunded. After 3 failed ovens, we’re now trying the Breville BOV845BSS. But it seems all these countertop ovens have issues! This one has an issue with the fan, so we’re now on our second attempt of the Breville. From what I can tell by the reviews, always purchase the extended plan!
Worked ok being used once every few weeks for a year. Making toast required several cycles though. The bigger problem is that the electronics broke completely after owning it 15 months; the timer counts down at 6x speed and an ERR message flashes with a loud incessant beep. So it’s going to the curb…$230 down the drain.
Fanny Robin –
I was very happy with this product for the first 2 months after I purchased it; however, for the past 6 to 8 weeks, it’s become practically unusable. It turns itself off randomly, it won’t hold a temperature, and it frequently emits an ear piercing tone, which does not stop unless I unplug it. The unit I was provided clearly has a mechanical defect and I’m getting nowhere with KitchenAid to get it replaced. And I’m told it’s too late to exchange it through Amazon. BEWARE OF THIS PRODUCT! Complete rip off!!!
I have had 3 of these over about 2 years, and they all do the same thing. (KitchenAid replaced the unit, hoping the new one worked better, but it didn’t). They all had the same problem. Often, the oven NEVER seems to get to the preheated temperature, when I set it above 400 degrees. (Even when waiting >15-20 minutes) . Finally get tired of waiting, and put the food in, and it goes the entire cook time (another 15-20 minutes and continues to just blink “preheating”. Also, all 3 units on occasion seem to turn off at random times, well before the food was supposed to be done. I would NOT recommend this.
La unica molestia es que tienes que estar a un lado del horno despues de que termine la fase de precalentado o se apaga solo!
Edwin G –
El producto es un poco caro pero vale la pena al 100%, es un horno de cocción que además es de convección. El producto tiene calidad equiparada a un horno profesional de gran tamaño (80 o 90 cms), la única diferencia es que este es un horno pequeño.Lo recomiendo como un artículo de lujo, a mi me encantó.
Cliente de Amazon –
Muy buen horno, ye en fisico esta muy bonito… es muy recomendable , trabaj muy bien y el envio fue super rapido tardo un dia en llegar y eso que escogí el envio gratis,todo en buenas condiciones, exclente el servicio de amazon, es muy recomedable.
Danial Hosseini –
This is the best toaster oven I’ve ever had. Simple and very good high quality.
Carl Tibbitts –
We a love it. Looks a good. We are very happy with our purchase
Amazon Customer –
The best small oven ive ever used
Rick G. –
I briefly had this oven but quickly returned it when I realized that it couldn’t fit even the smallest pans I could find. Even a 13″ cookie sheet I bought specifically for this oven wouldn’t fit. I simply fell in love with the look of this oven, it is simply gorgeous. It’s a real shame it wasn’t just an inch larger! Also, I found the height way too short, and it wouldn’t even fit a small chicken. The convection fan is really quiet, but hardly moves any air. The elements take a long time to heat up. I tried burning off the chemical smell for two days and it just got stronger and stronger to the point where I just had to box it up and send it back. It’s really sad because I really want to love it! I really love the black display with white numbers, I think it looks very sharp. But I opted instead for the slightly larger Breville Smart Oven Pro which has become the most-used appliance in our house besides the coffee maker, and since purchasing it we have yet to touch the full-size oven. We love the Breville broke so much that if down I would buy another the same. It’s THAT great.
Ron Evers –
Regarding temperature control.I suspected the oven was not reaching the set temperature so I found a thermometer safe to put in the oven. I verified it read correctly by testing it in boiling water 212F. I was able to verify my suspicion the oven was not achieving the set temperature; it was typically 25-30F below the set temperature.Regarding the usable vertical space.We purchased this oven to replace our “small” Bravetti convection oven in part due to seeing a chicken roasting in the ads for the oven. Although the KitchenAid is 1 1/2” taller overall than the Bravetti, it actually has one inch less usable vertical space inside (5” vs 6”). A 3.5 lb chicken will not fit inside as it will hit the top elements. This is very disappointing.