Scott knows far more about this than I do, but I think there can be a place for a countertop oven. I have a regular Viking Oven Dual Fuel - it maxs around 525 to 550, IIRC. Some of the countertops can get well over 600. I bought a similar oven, Bakers Pride, 120 volts - 1800 watts split over 3 elements. Due to the limited power input, it can take a long time to heat up, and it won't recover very quickly if you want to make more than 2 pies, but I like the footprint, and I usually make 2 pies anyway. It does a better job, IMHO, than my oven and it gets the stones to over 600 which is fine for me. I think that is an okay deal, if you don't want to crank out a lot of pizzas at one time. I got my BP for a little less than that price, but it had a cracked stone, so it was close to that with the new stone.