The Panasonic FlashXpress toaster oven features double infrared (near and far) heating which means instant heat, no preheating necessary. Far infrared heating is used to cook the outside of the food efficiently, whereas near-infrared heating is able to penetrate the food and efficiently cook the inside. The result is more evenly cooked food in a fraction of the time! The digital timer and temperature settings let you control cooking start time so fresh and frozen foods are ready when you are or with just the press of a button, choose from one of the 6 illustrated preset buttons which automatically calculate the cooking time. Preset cooking modes include toast, waffle, roll/bread reheat, pizza, quick reheat, and hash brown. The square-shaped inner tray is perfect for pizza up to 9 inches in diameter or four slices of toast. The interior light allows you to view your food while it's cooking plus a flexible hinged door allows pivoting of the door for a quick peek or turning.