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Oster Convection Oven has a dim wit

Discussion in 'Product & Service Reviews' started by 3v0, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. 3v0

    3v0 Coop Build Coordinator Forum Supporter

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    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Oster-Extra-Large-Convection-Toaster-Oven/13729291

    A while back we were in a closeout type shop and found a large convection oven. It works but the controller is strictly Amateur Hour. The temperature is not even close to what is displayed and the clock runs fast. But it works and I am glad to have it. It is a typical result of what happens when market pressure drives quality down.

    The instructions instruct power the cord must be disconnected when it is not in use. Maybe the clock runs fast so the lawyers can claim nobody would leave it connected to use the clock. Sheesh
     
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    Does it run approximately (60/50) times too fast (+20%)?

    It could be set up for a 50 Hz mains frequency rather than 60 Hz

    I bagged a load of alarm clocks from Tandy (Radioshack) once which ran too slow as they were expecting a 60Hz signal .....
     
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    That was the first thing I checked for it gains 3 to 5 minutes a day. I expect it is just sloppy cheap.
     
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    I remember the alarm clocks I had, I resold before I found out they were all running slow.

    There were a lot of people late for work the next day !
     
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    I just seems to me that there are enough good engineers in the world that it makes a company look stupid when they produce something like this.
     

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