Calphalon XL Digital Convection Oven Review and Chocolate Chip Carrot Cake

 Calphalon XL Digital Convection Oven
The last few months I haven’t used or touched my oven at all.  Main reason?  It stinks.. It smells almost like gas, but it’s smelled like this since we moved in.  Landlord says it’s fine.   For my health and the health of my family I am definitely not comfortable to continuing to use it.  So we stuck to stove top and slow cooking for a few months.  Then I saw the Calphalon XL Digital Convection Oven , and I instantly fell in love!

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The interior is so spacious that it can fit a 9×13″ bake pan or a 12″ pizza!  I’ve used it quite a few times before posting this review so I could give my honest opinion.  I LOVE IT!  It baked a beautiful carrot loaf cake, delicious cupcakes for our gender reveal party, and my morning toast!  I cannot tell you how many loaves of wheat bread I’ve eaten since getting this beauty! Did I mention it can fit 6 slices of bread?! Perfect toast every time!  It’s all thanks to Calphalon’s exclusive Opti-Heat system that ensures even heat distribution throughout the oven.  The inside is also a nonstick coating so it makes cleaning a breeze!
 Calphalon XL Digital Convection Oven
It’s perfect for baking as it has two rack settings.  Also I love the removable crumb tray and how easily it cleans. The Calphalon XL Digital Convection Oven has a few different modes to choose from.  Bake, Broil, Toast, Bagel, Pizza, Cookies.  The highest on bake is 450 degrees, which is perfect.  I love the LCD controls and how it displays the temperature and time remaining.
 Calphalon XL Digital Convection Oven

 Calphalon XL Digital Convection Oven  Calphalon XL Digital Convection Oven
Things I absolutely love:
Pick how many slices toast/bagels, and it calculates the time for you.  Also select darkness.

Once you’re done using the oven it goes to a blank LCD that just displays “Calphalon”.  LOVE!
Evenly bakes everything, and let’s you know when it’s done preheating and ready to go.
Stainless Steel – of course love it!
1 Year FULL REPLACEMENT Warranty, and a 5 Year Limited Nonstick Warranty
Cool Touch Handle
I can SEE what’s inside.  You can’t see inside my oven unless opening.
Won’t heat up the house like a regular oven. This = Happy Hubby!


Overall I highly recommend this product.  If you’re in the market for a Convection Oven this is a great buy!  I plan on using this more than my next oven wherever we end up moving.  I have used it several times daily since opening and I don’t see myself not needing this.  It’s perfect for our family!
PURCHASE:  The Calphalon XL Digital Convection Oven is only $199!
Check out Calphalon’s Video on youtube featuring this oven!


I was finally craving cake so I made a carrot cake right in my convection oven!  The house smelled delicious!!
Chocolate Chip Carrot Cake

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Chocolate Chip Carrot Cake
10-15 Servings


4 Eggs
1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
1/3 Cup Vanilla Greek Yogurt
1 Cup Sugar
2 Cups Unbleached, All Purpose Flour
2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
3 Cups Grated Carrot
1/2-3/4 Cup Chocolate Chips
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Preheat oven to 350.
Combine eggs, oil, yogurt, and sugar.  In a separate bowl combine all the dry ingredients.  Slowly add in the dry mixture to the wet followed by carrots and chocolate chips.  (I like to add some chocolate chips to the top)
Bake for 35-40 minutes in a loaf pan.  Cool, slice, and enjoy!
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Now I just can’t wait to make pizza in this oven!  


What would you make first?

Disclosure: I was sent the above item for review, but was not compensated otherwise.  All opinions expressed are my own. 

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