This is the second Delonghi model I have had, when the first model - conventional, not convection oven - blew out from years of use and abuse (!) For the second time around I decided to go for a convection oven, and it is a god-send for those extra crispy baked meats and dessert goods, but the construction does leave something more to be desired. First of all, compared to my previous, even less fully equipped model that was made in Italy, this new model is Made in China from much thinner, flimsier material. Since so far it's served its various purposes, I have no complaints other than to count down to the days when the flimsy construction burns out, a fuse blow or what not and Delonghi's product failure compels me buy Delonghi #3 for the household again:P The design is also on the dangerous side for very young or old (shaky hands, etc?) users: the flimsy construction means a very SHALLOW grooves on the sides into which you slide your metal racks and trays/cookie sheets, and they tend to make the baking apparatus TILT at an ANGLE that causes spillage or burn accidents on the SLIDE-OUT. Use at extreme caution.