I’ve owned the Panasonic FlashXpress Toaster Oven for the past few years now and purchased it based on a recommendation from our friend Melinda. This is an incredible and small toaster oven that is not terribly expensive for an appliance ($119). What makes this toaster oven special? Well it does not have a traditional heating element. It uses infra red light which means it heats up nearly instantly. It takes a bit of getting used to as the thing is super bright when the heating element is on.