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Old 11-16-2022, 10:59 AM
 
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We have the Galanz ToastWave (https://www.galanz.com/us/?page_id=2214). Microwave, convection, air-fryer, toaster....and other things, I think. Have used for microwaving, toasting and air-frying. All work well. My only complaint is that the timer is only in increments of 10 seconds. If you want to microwave something for 25 seconds, you have to stand there and stop ip.
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Old 11-16-2022, 12:38 PM
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We have the Galanz ToastWave (https://www.galanz.com/us/?page_id=2214). Microwave, convection, air-fryer, toaster....and other things, I think. Have used for microwaving, toasting and air-frying. All work well. My only complaint is that the timer is only in increments of 10 seconds. If you want to microwave something for 25 seconds, you have to stand there and stop ip.

I saw that one gets pretty good reviews. First time I'd ever heard of this brand. The aforementioned birds demand their dinner be nuked for exactly 11 seconds, no more and no less, or I get rather vociferous complaints.
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Old 11-16-2022, 03:27 PM
 
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TBH, we rarely use the convection portion of it.

And now, after about a decade, the door lock/switch has failed and when you open the door the micro goes on ! Time to replace; not sure that GE would make our list this time around.
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Old 11-16-2022, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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The Breville is on my short list, but I'm a little put off by all the negative reviews I see on every website about their customer service. What do you like and dislike about it? How easy is it to clean inside? And do you happen to know if it contains any PTFE?

Did you look at the Panasonic Home Chef 4-in-1? That's the other one on my short list. I've had a Cuisinart MW-200 for nearly 13 years, and I've been happy with it except the controls are anything but intuitive and it's annoying to clean, but it's started to give off a melting smell when using convection. I think it's time for a replacement, but I can't complain since I only paid $200 for it.

Thanks for your help.
Can't say anything about that. Their appliances are so good that I didn't have reason to call, yet
Some of their appliances are quite old, but they perform, daily.
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Old 11-16-2022, 05:54 PM
 
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More research discovered that the Panasonic is supposedly PTFE-free, while the Breville has a non-stick, non-replaceable air fryer pan. Since I have birds, this is a pretty important consideration. The Panasonic should arrive in a couple of days.
We have had the Panasonic 4 in 1 for a while. LOVE IT! We use the microwave and air fryer the most. Only occasionally the convection oven. It has never over heated or had any problem.

Once I accidentally microwaved for 25 min. when I meant to airfry and burned some egg rolls pretty badly and it took a while to get the stink out. I wish they had words in addition for symbols so you easily knew what mode you were in.

We almost never use the oven anymore. Especially in summer when it heats up the house.
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Old 11-16-2022, 08:11 PM
 
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Me, I'd stick with a single-purpose convection oven and a single-purpose nuker. Multi purpose tools rarely work as well as the single-purpose ones.
Usually that is the way it is with cheaper versions.

We bought a cheap Galanz from Walart to try one out. It microwaves, convection oven, and air fryer all in one with a ton of settings. I have never tried it but you can microwave and use the convection oven at the same time.

I was/am beyond amazed at how amazing this thing is, it works great for being a smaller cheap model. When this one dies will will be getting a full size model. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Galanz-0-...atts/484464802
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Old 11-17-2022, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Sunnybrook Farm
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TBH, we rarely use the convection portion of it.

And now, after about a decade, the door lock/switch has failed and when you open the door the micro goes on ! Time to replace; not sure that GE would make our list this time around.
Don't give up on it just yet! Ours (standard microwave) started doing the same thing. I fooled around with it (did NOT disassemble anything!) - I let it start, closed door (still nuking) then unplugged it while running - and when I replugged it, it now behaves normally! So in the case of ours, it just lost its little computer-mind and needed a reset. Try different versions of starting, stopping, unplugging, etc. It MIGHT self-heal.
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Old 11-17-2022, 08:45 AM
 
Location: 89052 & 75206
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We had our kitchen gutted and remodeled a year ago and have a Kitchenaid builtin over/microwave combo. Both have convection choices and the microwave has a “crisper” feature (same as what is called air-fryer) it all works great. With that we gave our Breville countertop toaster/convection oven to a friend. The convection oven feature does the same thing as an air fryer if you know how to program it. I’ve always had good luck with Breville products.
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Old 11-18-2022, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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We've had ours for 20 years. It's a GE. We've experienced no issues. I didn't want two wall ovens as I rarely need two so the convection/microwave was a good alternative. I don't use the convection function often--mostly just for holidays.
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Old 11-21-2022, 04:03 AM
 
Location: Indiana
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It's not necessary to switch to convection. You can also go for solo or smart microwaves. Here are some best microwave deals for 2022.
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