Sanyo SK-7W Space Saving Toaster Oven Review

by admin on January 23, 2011

The Sanyo SK-7W Space Saving Toaster Oven is an interesting unit. It’s built to be much taller than a conventional toaster oven, but not as wide hence the “Space Saving” moniker. Let’s take a look at it, shall we?

The general product specifications of the SK-7W are:

  • Dimensions — 10 x 9.5 x 12.9 inches
  • Weight — 9 pounds
  • Timer — 15 minutes
  • Power draw — 950 watts
  • Included accessories — baking, broiling pans
  • Slice capacity — 4 slices
Unfortunately, the Sanyo SK-7W has been discontinued and is not available anymore. I’d recommend something like the Oster TSSTTVMNDG for a similar, modern toaster oven comparable to the SK-7W

First things first, the Sanyo SK-7W is an interesting little machine. As you can see, the design offers 2 tall racks rather than one wider one. The design is meant to afford the same amount of cooking space as a standard toaster oven, but take up less of your valuable counter space. This unit draws only 950 watts of electricity, which is a lot less than many toaster ovens, making it a nice energy-efficient little machine.

The main utility of the Sanyo SK-7W is toasting. Although it has a considerable amount of interior space, the more narrow shape means that you are limited in what you can cook with the oven. Although it’s advertised as a 4-slice toaster oven, you may find that some slightly larger-than-normal slices of bread may not fit side-to-side on the racks. For most bread it should be okay, though. Just don’t expect to do any heavy-duty cake baking or anything. It comes with a 15-minute auto-shutoff timer, which is great if you have an easily-distracted teenager around the house. There are three elements top, middle, and bottom, and the controls let you pick which of them you want running while you’re toasting or baking your food.

Clean-up is standard with this oven save for the sealed quartz elements. They are easier to wipe off and clean than the standard exposed tungsten elements. The racks are a bit tricky to remove from the unit, but they do come out after you figure it out. Thanks to the unit being so tall, it makes it easy to get inside with a wet rag to do your cleanup.

What’s the final word on the Sanyo SK-7W Space Saving Toaster Oven?

It really depends on what you need. The best part about this toaster oven is obviously the space-saving design. If your counter space is reaching critical levels, the Sanyo SK-7W Space Saving toaster oven may just be what you need. I’d say that it’s perfect for a dorm room or guest room breakfast bar. Although it does limit the utility by virtue of the smaller width and depth, it still performs all of the functions that you’d expect of a good standard toaster oven. You won’t be cooking any four-course meals with this little machine, but teaming it up with a standard microwave would be a very useful duo. I personally really like how it looks, and considering the unit itself takes about 1 square foot of kitchen space, you’d be hard pressed to find a toaster oven with a smaller footprint.

Alert: Unfortunately, the Sanyo SK-7W Space Saving Toaster Oven is discontinued.

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