Aldi always has something up its sleeve when it comes to kitchen gadgets and appliances. From air fryers to deep fryers to pressure cookers to rice cookers, it seems like nearly every weekly ad features something to make life easier or more efficient in the kitchen. One such appliance is the Ambiano Convection Countertop Oven, which is like a toaster oven on steroids. It not only makes toast, it also makes pizza, and you can even make a rotisserie chicken in it.
Here’s an explanation of how convection ovens work from The Kitchn:
… a convection oven has a fan and exhaust system that a regular oven does not. The fan and exhaust help blow hot oven air over and around the food, then vent it back out. As a result, this hot air surrounds the food so that it cooks evenly and more quickly.
The Kitchn recommends convection ovens for roasting meats or veggies; baking pies, pastries, or large numbers of cookies; toasting or dehydrating; or any time you’re cooking food that is covered such as a braise or a casserole dish.
What We Know:
The Ambiano Convection Countertop Oven (product code 43674) sold for $49.99 in January of 2020. It’s an ALDI Find (Special Buy), which means it’s in stores for a short time and then it’s gone until the next year.
Features for the 2020 Ambiano Convection Countertop Oven include:
- Extra large interior that measures 13″ L x 11.5″ W x 9″ H
- Holds two 11.5″ pizzas
- Fan circulates heated air to cook foods evenly
- Includes rotisserie accessories
- Two adjustable wire oven racks
- Curved handle for easier grip
- Tempered glass door
- Skid-resistant rubber feet
- Includes baking pan and removable crumb tray
Aldi sold a similar — possibly identical — convection countertop oven for $36.99 in 2019, which is a price difference of $13 compared to the 2020 oven. Aldi also sold a convection countertop oven for $34.99 in 2018, a price difference of $15 compared to the 2020 model. If you want another model all together, Aldi also periodically sells the Ambiano Digital Turbo Convection Oven that cost $39.99 in 2019.
We found a useful video review of the 2018 Ambiano Convection Countertop Oven here.
The 2019 oven model came with a three-year warranty serviced by Wachsmuth and Krogmann, an international company whose U.S. operations are based in Chicago. They have provided warranty service for other Aldi products such as the Ambiano 4 Slice Toaster and the Easy Home Robotic Floor Duster.
What We Don’t Know:
We haven’t used the convection countertop oven, so we don’t know how well it works. We also don’t know what kind of warranty it comes with this year.
Do you have experience with the Ambiano Convection Countertop Oven? Share your thoughts in the comments.