Best Toaster Ovens

Top 10 Rated Toaster Ovens 2015

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Toaster ovens go a step beyond the traditional pop-up toasters and offer a miniature oven for easy baking and broiling. As we compiled this top 10 list, we considered the cooking performance, toasting consistency, broiling performance, ease of use, size and capacity, and attractiveness of design. Also, we looked for stand-out features like:

1. Convection heating
2. Shut-off timers
3. Automatic slide-out racks
4. Defrosting
5. Included accessories

The selected models offer satisfactory to top performance for a range of affordable prices. See the toaster oven comparison and ratings below with a link to the full review of each.

Color: Stainless Steel
0.8 cu. ft. capacity
1,800 watts
18.5″ x 11.25″ x 16.25″

The Breville convection toaster oven looks and works top-notch. The large dial controls and LCD screen make setting the oven quick and intuitively simple. The overall design is incredibly convenient, with the interior racks automatically sliding out halfway…read more


Color: Brushed Stainless Steel
6-slice toast capacity
1,500 watts
16.1″ x 15.7″ x 10″


With an attractive brushed stainless steel exterior with matte black sides, this Cuisinart toaster oven stands out in the kitchen and offers exceptional toasting and broiling…read more



Color: Stainless Steel
4-slice toast capacity
1,200 watts
10″ x 8.5″ x 6″

For your basic, good-quality toaster oven, you can’t go wrong with the Black & Decker model that goes for just $36.99. The controls are refreshingly simple: just three dials that set…read more


Cuisinart TOB-40  8.5/10

Color: Stainless Steel
6-slice toast capacity
1,800 watts
15.9″ x 11.8″ x 7.9″

A handsomely designed toaster oven, this Cuisinart model has a sleek stainless steel exterior and three easy-to-program dials. If you like keeping the same settings for making…read more


Color: Black
4-slice toast capacity
1,400 watts
16″ x 13″ x 8″

With excellent toasting, baking, and broiling capabilities, the DeLonghi digital toaster oven is a sleek, sophisticated model for only $49.95. With a large viewing window and a…read more


Color: Stainless Steel
6-slice toast capacity
1,400 watts
17.5″ x 13″ x 11.5″

The upper and lower heating elements in this DeLonghi toaster oven ensure even, consistent toasting performance. A special feature of this model is the panini press, which dresses up…read more


Color: Stainless Steel
6-slice toast capacity
1,800 watts
22.5″ x 18.1″ x 14.6″

A top-rated convection toaster oven, this Oster model has one-touch settings for baking, broiling, toasting, warming, defrosting, and making pizza. The control panel is located on the right side of the door with…read more


Color: White
4-slice toast capacity
1,050 watts
16.2″ x 13.6″ x 9.7″

For budget-minded customers, the Proctor Silex toaster oven broiler goes for only $24.88 and gives a satisfactory, no-frills performance. While the toast function is sometimes erratic, the broiling and baking features work well. The capacity is large enough…read more


Color: Black
2-slice toast capacity
1,200 watts
17.1″ x 9.6″ x 9″

For an inexpensive, compact two-in-one toaster oven, this Hamilton Beach model serves its purpose effectively. It holds just two slices of toast, waffles, or English muffins at…read more



 

Toaster Oven Buying Guide

Best Features to Have in a Toaster Oven

Toaster ovens are incredibly versatile in the baking, broiling, and toasting functions they provide. Not only can you toast bread, bagels, and waffles, but you can make a panini, roast a chicken, or bake a pizza. However, your satisfaction with a toaster oven depends on several factors. Before making a purchase, consider these features that make a toaster oven worth its cost.

Capacity

Consider the oven’s overall size and its interior capacity. If a toaster oven takes up a great deal of counter space, it should have a very generous capacity wide enough to hold a pizza and tall enough to fit a chicken or roast. Don’t be cheated on oven space if you’re paying top dollar.

Easy controls

Don’t pick a toaster oven with overly complex controls. A cluttered control panel is overwhelming and frustrating to use. Good models work just fine with just three dials that control cook function, temperature, and cook time.

Racks

The best toaster ovens have a rack that automatically slides out when you open the door. This feature makes it easier to remove food without sticking your hand in the oven and touching the hot racks.

Crumb tray

A completely removable tray is the easiest to clean. However, crumb trays that slide out of the front are pretty standard and are better than those that come out the back.

Beeps and Shut-offs

If you have to leave the room even for a short time when you’re cooking with the toaster oven, you want a model with a loud signal beep. Also, look for a toaster oven that automatically shuts off after a certain time to prevent burning or fire accidents.

Interior material

No one wants to spend time scrubbing tough, baked-on grease in the toaster oven. Certain materials, like porcelain, are easier to clean. If a baking pan or broil rack is included, make sure it’s the nonstick variety.

Convection heating

If you expect to bake a lot with your toaster oven, check out models with convection heating. Fans circulate hot air throughout the oven, making foods bake faster, more evenly, and with a crispy outer texture.

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