Best Convection Oven

Top 10 Rated Convection Ovens 2014

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Convection Ovens give you a little more flexibility when it comes to cooking compared to the everyday toaster oven. The difference between a convection oven and a toaster oven is the implementation of fans in the heating process. These ovens actually operate at a lower temperature yet cook food faster and more efficiently. They come in a variety of sizes and are available at a variety of price points. We looked at 10 of the best convection ovens out there and rated them based on the following criteria:

1. Heat and energy efficiency
2. Space determined in cubic feet
3. Features like rotisserie and ability to hold pizza
4. How easy it is to keep clean and operating properly
5. Price
6. Look and style of the oven

Breville BOV800XL  9.5/10

1800 watts
$249.00
0.8 cu. ft. interior
18 ½” x 16 ¼” x 11 1/4”

Touted as a smart oven, the Breville BOV800XL works with Element IQ technology that distributes heat evenly and efficiently. More energy efficient than a full-size range, with a sealing door that traps heat, the oven also has a convenient slide-out rack to reduce the risk of burns. The Breville BOV800XL combines aesthetics with function for an all-around great value.

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Calphalon Electric XL  9/10

$200
13 inch capacity
15 x 11.2 x 19.3 inches

This Calphalon electric extra-large convection oven heats up rapidly and to accurate temperatures. The oven has an attractive brushed metal exterior and a control panel consisting of a digital display and two dials. Overall, its performance is impressive, working quietly even on the convection setting. Clean-up is easy too, with a nonstick interior and a crumb tray accessible from the front.

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Hamilton Beach 31100  8.5/10

$79
23.1 x 17.8 x 14.6 inches

Featuring two removable racks, this Hamilton Beach convection oven fits comfortably on the counter and is large enough to hold two pizzas or two casserole dishes. We loved the versatility of this oven, which includes equipment for rotisserie roasting, as well as broiling settings. For households that entertain, the oven’s capacious interior will come in handy, particularly around the holidays.

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KitchenAid KC0223CU  8.5/10

$129.99
12-inch capacity
20.1 x 16.2 x 11.3 inches

Holding up to two 12-inch pizzas or a 4-pound chicken, this KitchenAid convection countertop oven has a special safety feature that automatically turns it off after so much time. The oven is also designed for ease of use; the crumb tray, for instance, can be emptied from the front so you don’t have to turn the oven around. It’s both stylish and simple to program.

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Frigidaire 6-Slice Convection Oven  8.5/10

$128.25
12-inch capacity
16.8 x 17.8 x 11.5 inches

Featuring a large LCD display, the Frigidaire Professional 6-Slice Convection Toaster Oven highlights the oven’s settings clearly. The simple controls, consisting of two dials, makes programming the oven a breeze. Its brushed stainless steel exterior makes it an attractive addition to the kitchen. With the strength and function of a small oven, which also makes great toast, this Frigidaire model is nicely priced at $128.25.

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West Bend 74206  8/10

$71.99
12 inch capacity
20.2 x 16.1 x 12.2 inches

An affordable large convection oven with plenty of features, the West Bend 74206 circulates the heat evenly to maximize its baking performance. The other settings are broiling and toasting. Simple to use with three clearly labeled dials, it features a wire rack that doubles as a cooling rack. We liked that the oven, while roomy, is still lightweight and doesn’t dominate the counter.

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Black & Decker T01640B  8/10

$69.99
12 inch capacity
17.5 x 14 x 10 inches

Versatility and convenience are key features of this Black & Decker TO1640B 6-slice convection oven. It also functions as a broiler with an easy-to-clean, nonstick interior. The back is rounded to perfectly accommodate a 12-inch pizza. We were pleased by how quickly it heats up, and by how much energy it saves compared to a regular oven.

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Black & Decker CTO4500S  8/10

$84.98
12-inch capacity
20.1 x 16.3 x 12.6 inches

A modestly priced countertop convection oven, the Black & Decker CTO4500S is designed for ease of use. The rack slides out for safe access to the food, and the crumb tray slides out completely for easy cleaning. It handles toast easily, and as an oven it has enough power to efficiently bake or broil. We liked how well it bakes pizza, giving it a crispy crust.

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Oster 6-Slice  7.5/10

$59
12 inch capacity
16.6 x 14.6 x 22.5 inches

Reaching temperatures of up to 450 degrees, this Oster 6-Slice Extra Capacity Convection Oven has baking, toasting, warming, and broiling capabilities. We liked the simple, clean design of the oven, with its three dials and viewing light. For such a reasonably priced convection oven, this Oster oven has great versatility, large capacity, and ease of use.

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Delonghi Digital Convection Oven  7.5/10

$146.49
12 inch capacity
19 x 14.1 x 10.6 inches

With two tiers, the DeLonghi Digital Convection Toaster Oven can cook two 12-inch pizzas at once, or two dishes. Families will appreciate the speed at which they can bake dinner while saving energy at the same time. Its convection capabilities allows it to distribute heat more evenly and faster than traditional toaster ovens. Its other functions are consistent with an oven of this size and price.

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