The model boasts as many as 15 pre-programmed cooking modes, including a special dual cooking mode combining 2 cooking functions and 2 temperatures for better cooking results and a speed convection mode to perfectly cook even frozen foods.
The button signs might wear off over time.
If you look for a professional-grade cooker packed in a compact tabletop design, you won't go wrong with the Cuisinart TOB-260N1 toaster oven. Powerful, generously sized, easy-to-control, and stuffed with accessories and innovative options, it will make your cooking quick and versatile as never before.
20.87"x 16.93" x 11.42"
Always Even Toast Shade Control
15 cooking options + manual cooking time and temperature adjustment
9 toast slices, 13" pizza
1800 W, 5 heating elements
Digital control, LCD display
Timer, 2-hour timer, +30 seconds of cooking time
Front pull-out crumb tray, Door sensor to activate oven, Exact HeatTM sensor, Non-stick easy-to-clean interior, 2 Oven racks, Baking/Drip pan, Broiling pan, 13" pizza stone, Crumb tray, Recipe booklet
3-year limited warranty
15.5" x 14" x 8.75"
8 modes + manual temperature and cooking time adjustment
4 toast slices, 11" pizza- 0.45 cu. ft. (interior)
1800 W, 4 heating elements
Digital control, LCD display
Timer, Defrost feature, Auto shut-off, "A Bit More" function (adds 30 seconds or 10 minutes to cooking time)
1 year limited
Expand your cooking abilities taking advantage of the 4 rack positions and the extra-deep curved interior of the oven that can accommodate pizzas, casseroles and even the whole chicken.
The timer alert sound is too quiet.
With this toaster oven, you will start cooking restaurant-quality meals like a real Chef. Offers the best performance to price ratio and has a great number of cooking modes to let you experiment with recipes.
22.8" x 13.4" x 15.5"
8 modes + manual temperature and cooking time adjustment
6 toast slices, 12" pizza
1500 W, 4 heating elements
Digital control, LCD display
Timer, Convection function works with the Bake mode
Removable crumb tray, 4 rack positions, Bake pan, Broil rack, Timer with audible alerts
2 years limited
22.5" x 18.1" x 14.6"
6 modes - Convection bake- Manual temperature and cooking time adjustment
6 toast slices, 12" pizza
1300 W, 4 heating elements
Timer, Auto shut-off
1 year limited
When the cooking is done, a 'Stay On' function will help you preserve your meal deliciously warm until it's time to serve it.
A rather small number of preset cooking modes.
The Hamilton Beach 31331 is an affordable and practical mini oven that is extremely easy to use, a breeze to maintain, and boasts impressively high performance. Besides, the appliance is rather compact as compared to many competitor models. Taking minimum place, it won't look bulky even in a small kitchen and is a great choice for a couple or a family of three.
14.17" x 17.68" x 9.02"
4 cooking modes + manual cooking time and temperature adjustment
6 toast slices, 12" pizza
1400 W, 2 heating elements
"Stay On" setting, 30-minute timer with a ready bell
Slide-out crumb tray, Rack/Toasting area, Broil rack, Baking pan
Best Choice for Home Chefs
Every enthusiastic home chef strives to cook like a real pro. This convection toaster oven from Cuisinart will let you hone your culinary skills to perfection without buying a great number of cooking appliances and accessories. Designed with advanced technologies and a plethora of additional functions, it is easily one of the best toaster ovens out there, able to bring your home cooking experience to a completely new level.
First off, this model boasts as many as 15 pre-set cooking modes in comparison to 6-8 programs most standard competitor models typically come equipped with. Such a variety will likely cater to the cooking needs of even the most demanding users. Toasting bread for breakfast, making pizza or hot sandwiches for lunch, broiling poultry or roasting meat for dinner, baking a myriad of scrumptious desserts, or even creating a tasty meal from leftovers - all this you can do with this Cuisinart mini oven. Not to mention a “Waffles” function that will be of special value if you have kids in your family, and a “Keep warm” mode that will help you preserve your meals nicely warm.
When it comes to the unit design, the Cuisinart TOB-260N1 is definitely a looker and will satisfy even the most exacting consumers. It has an all-steel body and non-stick interior that are hygienic and extremely easy to clean and maintain after use. To the right is placed an intuitive control panel with digital controls and LED display that will make it easier to get the hang of all available modes and functions and allow you to get the most out of the cooker. For added convenience, the Cuisinart TOB-260N1 comes with two adjustable baking racks so you can cook two batches or two different dishes at a time. This is especially handy when you need to make a quick meal for a family dinner or a get-together with friends. Besides, a complete set of accessories consisting of a baking pan, broiling pan, crumb tray, and a pizza stone will enable you to cook anything from 9 toasted bread slices to generously sized crispy pizza to a whole 9-pound chicken.
Optimize Your Cooking to the Maximum
A perfect balance of functionality and ease of use is one of the biggest benefits of the Cuisinart TOB-260N1 but not the only one. Another merit you will appreciate about this model is its powerful performance and optimized cooking process. With it, you will able to make many new delicious meals and cook really quickly. Such oven performance has been achieved thanks to the following features:
- 1800-watt power, along with 5 heating elements and precise heat sensor for optimal heating;
- A Dual Cook mode running two different functions at two temperatures for better cooking results with some intricate meals like meat roasts and slow-cooked items;
- +30 option allows adding 30 seconds to any cooking mode for better browning, crisping, or toasting results;
- A customizable number of bread slices and toast shade control for ideally golden toasts;
- Programmable pizza diameter up to 13 inches to optimize cooking time.
Convection Benefit Doubled
A convection function is a rather common feature for toaster ovens. It maximizes heating and speeds up cooking. However, while in most rival models convection simply assists baking or roasting modes, in the Cuisinart TOB-260N1, it’s a fully controllable function. Here, the convection can be activated separately in any cooking mode and at any time during cooking as you deem necessary. Moreover, a Speed Convection will let you cook without preheating, thus further cutting cooking time without compromising the cooking results.
Powerful, generously sized, easy-to-control, and packed with a number of bells and whistles, this two-rack toaster oven from Cuisinart will make your cooking quick and versatile as it can only get.
Type and Cooking modes
The Breville BOV450XL belongs to a standard type of toaster ovens. This multifunctional appliance offers 8 cooking modes: Bake, Broil, Roast, Cookies, Reheat, Pizza, Bagel, Toast. Just preset a needed mode, set the timer and get your crispy and browned food right in time. Additionally, Breville BOV450XL offers a capability of manually controlling time and temperature in all preset cooking modes. Hence, with this versatile mini-oven your dishes will be done just the way you want. The Breville BOV450XL will become useful in any household; it boasts 7 shade settings, allowing you to set the optimal setting with accordance to your preferences and tastes.
The Breville BOV450XL toaster has 1800 Watts power and is equipped with 4 heating elements on top and on the bottom of the oven. The unique feature of this toaster oven is the IQ Element technology that adjusts the power of each heating element and distributes heat evenly throughout the oven. Such technology ensures efficient cooking and reduces the cooking time by 50%. The capacity of 4 slices and 11'' pizza makes this model perfect for a small family of 3-4 people. With the combination of capacity and power this oven offers, it is a perfect toaster oven for quick and sustainable preparing of food.
Additional Options and Usability
This model has 3 rack positions and for your convenience the Breville BOV450XL has a rack guide listed on the door of the oven. The cooking results of the toaster oven directly depend on a rack position you set for any particular food. It is quite easy to maintain the toaster oven due to a removable crumb tray and a non-stick interior cavity coating that easily withstands high temperatures. But, to clean the interior and exterior of the unit along with a crumb tray, you should use a damp cloth and a non-abrasive liquid cleanser. The built-in 2-hour timer with an audible alert will let you know when your dish is ready and if you forget to turn the mini-oven off, the auto shut-off feature will make it for you. Those who own this multi-functional oven highly estimate an LCD display on the housing as it helps to easily configure all the needed settings. Additionally, it displays how much time is left before your dish is ready. There are also 3 buttons available on the housing: 'Defrost', 'A Bit More', and a 'Temperature Conversion' button. But 'A Bit More button' is the most demanded among users. It lets you extend the cooking time for 30 seconds or 10 minutes depending on the pre-set function you choose. You should also know that Breville has the whole line-up of toaster ovens that differ is size, power, and cooking modes. So, you have got a variety of models to choose from.
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BLACK + DECKER CTO6335S
Prepare Meals that Cater to Every Taste!
Nobody's going to deny that putting a meal together after a long working day is a pretty tiresome task. Firing up an oven and heating up the entire apartment or house while using up tons of electricity for cooking doesn't sound like fun. So, if you want to cook faster and cheaper, especially on canicular days, keeping your kitchen cool, we recommend you to consider the BLACK+DECKER CTO6335S, a toaster oven being recognized for both its reasonable price and excellent performance characteristics.
This 1500 Watts oven is designed with 4 heating elements - 2 on the top and 2 on the bottom. They heat up pretty quickly and toast your food evenly, thus you will never get your chicken or pizza with underbaked center. What's more, the oven features pretty straightforward controls. Designed with an extra-large display and illustrated mechanical buttons located under it, the CTO6335S model allows you to pre-set the cooking time, temperature, and the mode you need, showing all the settings on the display. Bake, broil, toast, bagel, pizza, frozen snacks, potatoes, cookies, this is the list of the pre-set cooking modes you can choose from and customize them depending on your preferences or needs. You can set the timer for up to 120 minutes to alert you when your meal is ready. Without the timer, the oven automatically shuts off every 30 minutes, allowing you to use it for some short cooking jobs like toasting or baking small items.
Finally, those who like crispy and browned food will highly appreciate the convection function that is used with the Bake function only. It uses an internal fan to distribute the heat inside the oven more evenly and thus, bakes at lower temperatures much faster. Note that the temperature you set should be 25 degrees lower than the recommended one when you are baking something using the Convention option.
Compact Yet Capacious
The BLACK+DECKER CTO6335S is not only a stylish-looking kitchen appliance, it also has a very capacious interior that enables you to cook the whole chicken and big pizzas with a diameter up to 12". The oven makes enough room for toasting up to 6 slices of bread or 4 bagels and allows a wide shade selection that can be set from 1 to 7 settings, depending on preferences of your family members.
The manufacturer has thought out every detail and created a toaster oven that not only offers handy and intuitive controls but also requires almost none-to-zero maintenance. The appliance comes fitted with a removable crumb tray which is easy to clean of bread crumbs pulling it out of the unit and rinsing under water. The brushed stainless steel housing and non-stick interior of the oven hardly need any maintenance too. All you will need to do is make sure to occasionally wipe their surface clean with a damp paper towel or a sponge. The included bake pan and broil and dual-position racks are dishwasher-safe and need no manual scrubbing at all. You will easily clean them off grease in a dishwasher.
The oven is equipped with a dual-position rack that can be inserted either in the upper or in the lower slot and can be turned upside-down, making for two additional positions. This feature alone can expand your cooking capabilities, providing you with 4 options for cooking food conveniently and mess-free.
Type and Cooking modes
This convection toaster oven has a user-friendly digital control panel. Here you can choose between 6 cooking modes: Bake, Broil, Toast, Pizza, Defrost, and Warm. We should also emphasize that Oster toaster oven offers a Convection Bake mode that allows preparing ideally browned on all sides meals. What is more important, the Convention Bake mode can greatly speed up the cooking process thanks to the uniform hot air circulation. You can also select a toast shade from light to dark settings (only 2 shade settings are possible). To do so, you need to press a Toast button on a control panel and use the +/- Temp buttons to select the appropriate shade. Toasting time is set automatically based on the shade selection. As regards the manual cooking temperature and time control, some pre-set cooking modes allow setting the temperature and time, while in the other ovens it's only time that can be set. Thanks to the electronic control, all the functions gain simplicity and add more convenience in use.
The Oster TSSTTVMNDG toaster oven has a large capacity offering an availability to prepare a 12'' pizza or 6 slices simultaneously. The inner capacity of this oven is 0.6 cubic feet, and it means that you can prepare the whole chicken easily. An overall power of 1600 Watts and 4 heating elements give this big toaster oven availability to prepare your food evenly within a temperature range up to 450 degrees. If you suddenly thought that this isn't exactly a powerful toaster oven, don't let yourself misled by the numbers. The overall power would be more than enough to cook a great meal for a big family and spend very little time and effort.
Additional Options and Usability
For your convenience, this toaster oven was designed with a user-friendly control panel. Here, you can choose the cooking modes, cooking time, temperature settings and turn on/off the interior light. Thus, all the functions can be adjusted just with one-touch controls. With the built-in 90 minutes' timer and automatic shut-off feature, you can be sure that your dishes will be ready in time. To accommodate a wide variety of food, the oven offers 2 rack positions. Whenever you plan to roast a whole chicken, you can remove the rack and shove the chicken inside. For meals like pizza, toasts, sandwiches, the use of 2 racks at a time will come in more handy. The Oster toaster oven doesn't require some special maintenance; you should wipe it with a damp cloth time from time and that's it. Do not immerse the unit in water and don't use abrasives or other chemical cleaners. A removable crumb tray should be emptied quite often to avoid the burnt smell while cooking.
Hamilton Beach 31331
For Small Kitchens and Small Families
Small kitchens drastically lack space for accommodating all those innovative kitchen appliances that we buy to facilitate our daily cooking chores. And quite often, due to a concise kitchen, we must make a choice: to buy a dishwasher or to buy a full-scale oven. If you face up to the same dilemma, there's a solution. You can get yourself the Hamilton Beach 31331 toaster oven that takes little space yet doesn't compromise on its performance.
Being only 14.17" x 17.68" x 9.02" in overall dimensions, the 31331 toaster oven requires no more space than a microwave oven, so you can easily find a place for it even in a very small kitchen: it has a small footprint that will fit any countertop or shelf above it. Performance-wise, it's no slouch either and can easily replace both a microwave and a full-size oven. As for its design, the 31331 toaster sports a beautiful exterior, encased in a stainless steel housing with an all-glass door, which looks stylish and elegant and makes it a good addition to any kitchen interior.
Despite its small profile, the Hamilton Beach offers pretty high capacity and can easily handle a 12” pizza, 6 bread slices or waffles, 4 to 6 hamburgers, and even an entire medium-size chicken. It is just the right capacity for a couple or an average three-person household.
With All the Basics You Need
The Hamilton Beach 31331 offers combined functionality of a conventional oven and a toaster, which makes it not only a space-saving but also a very practical solution. Of course, we do not want to claim that the Hamilton Beach 31331 can fully replace a standard oven but it's definitely able to cope with most basic cooking tasks, for which you normally use a larger cooker. At your disposal are 4 preset cooking modes along with manual time and temperature adjustment. With a separate dial knob for each setting, you can choose between toasting, broiling, baking, and convection cooking modes, set the cooking temperature up to 450F and vary the cooking time between 5 to 45 minutes. 1400 watts of power ensure quick preheating while 2 heating elements provide even heat distribution for better cooking results. When the cooking is done, a 'Stay On' function will help you preserve your meal nicely warm until it is served. Meanwhile, a 30-minute timer with an alarm option will inform you when your dish is ready.
Cleaning Won't Be a Hassle
Easy-to-control and easy-to-operate, the Hamilton Beach toaster oven is also easy to clean. A powder-coated steel exterior is not prone to fingerprints while a wide flat handle on the door will keep your fingers away from the glass. In case it gets dirty though, it is enough to wipe its body clean with a soft damp cloth. From the inside, the appliance is also all hygienic steel. To keep it clean and to prevent scorched food or oil splashed stuck to the walls, wipe the interior with a damp cloth after every use. And remember to unplug the unit before cleaning. In addition, the oven is fitted with a sliding crumb tray that will collect bread crumbs and food residues to further facilitate the cleaning.
If you look for a functional basic toaster oven that will not break the bank and take the whole countertop and will cater to your daily cooking needs, the Hamilton Beach will fit the bill.
What Is a Toaster Oven?
Kitchen appliances were engineered to simplify the process of cooking. However, each appliance performs different functions for cooking various dishes. This is the reason why homemakers want to obtain as many cooking appliances as possible. But here we face the problem of limited space at the kitchen and thus want to find some versatile unit that can replace several kitchen appliances at once. Today we are going to present you a toaster oven - an appliance that combines the capabilities of a microwave oven, a toaster, and a conventional oven. Almost all toaster ovens can make toasts, however, unlike ordinary toasters, this appliance is used for making barbecue, baking, broiling, warming, reheating or defrosting different kinds of food. A toaster oven heats up due to the infrared, quartz or ceramic heating elements and hence, generates less heat in comparison with other kitchen appliances. The best toaster ovens can accommodate large portions of food, take little space, and offer different pre-set cooking functions that simplify the cooking process. Be sure that this versatile appliance will become an indispensable assistant in your kitchen.
If you are fond of cooking healthy recipes, you may want to get yourself one more kitchen appliance that will help you prepare many delicious meals but completely oil-free - an air fryer.
What Features to Compare
When it comes to buying a toaster oven, you should primarily consider its type and cooking modes. There are several different types of ovens available on the market and each one has its own peculiarities.
- Standard toaster ovens can toast from 4 to 6 slices of bread at a time. They allow you to control temperature and choose different cooking modes. Standard toaster ovens are perfect for warming, baking, and toasting.
- Convection toaster ovens have a fan inside the appliance that evenly distributes heated air throughout the interior, thereby reducing the cooking time. Therefore, owing to the even heat exposure, you can preset lower cooking temperatures.
- Infrared toaster ovens transfer heat directly to the food instead of heating the air around your dish. Infrared toaster ovens don't require preheating and cook about 50% faster than standard toaster ovens.
- Rotisserie toaster ovens are equipped with their own spit, allowing you to roast the whole chicken for a dinner. So, some models are convenient for rotisserie cooking only. On the other hand, rotisserie is an additional element in a fully-featured toaster oven.
The cooking modes are meant to automatically adjust temperature, time, and heating mode just at the touch of a button. Automatic modes allow you to prepare a certain dish at the ideal temperature and heating mode quite quickly. In addition, a wide variety of pre-set modes allows preparing dishes in different ways: bake, broil, warm, reheat or defrost. Some toaster ovens boast the capability of manually controlling time and temperature in all preset cooking modes. This option will allow you to choose the optimal temperature for any meal. On the other hand, several models of mini-ovens offer only a manual time and temperature selection. For those who prefer having crispy and brown toasts, toaster ovens allow varying the shade settings. The manufacturers equip the best toaster ovens with up to 7 shade settings to meet the requirements of every user.
Functionality and Capacity
The next important aspect to take into account when choosing a toaster oven is its functionality. This feature depends on 2 major criteria - capacity and power. Capacity is the interior space of the unit that determines the amount of food a toaster oven can hold. Generally, manufacturers specify the number of toasts a toaster oven contains. Also, the capacity of an appliance differs in a cooking surface diameter. So, if you really like homemade pizza, you should draw your attention to the diameter of a pizza a toaster oven holds up. It is a good idea to consider what food you are going to cook in it along with how much counter space you have. The size of a toaster oven directly depends on its capacity. Choose a small appliance to free up a counter space or opt for a bigger one if you want to expand you cooking options to make a roasted chicken.
The second criterion to take into account is the power of an appliance. The power heavily depends on the capacity - the higher the capacity is, the more power a toaster oven requires. For example, a toaster oven with an average power between 1000 - 1500 Watts will be actually enough for a "4-slice" model to satisfy your basic cooking needs. A mini-oven with the power about 2000 Watts and above can easily replace a conventional oven.
Additional options and Usability
And the last step on your way to choosing the best toaster oven is to consider its additional options and usability. The first thing we should refer to is toaster oven's controls. There are 2 types available: mechanical and digital. The mechanical controls are known as the most reliable and easy-to-use. Such toaster ovens have a couple of mechanical dials that you need to turn to select the power level and the cooking time. Other models are equipped with digital controls - a touch panel and a display - where each function is regulated by pressing the corresponding buttons. We should also mention the importance of the built-in timer. Once you set the timer, you can have your meal ready and hot by the time you need. The auto shut-off feature is also quite important as it serves as a safety option. Toaster ovens with additional functions such as defrost and reheat will replace a microwave oven and cut down your expenses on electricity bills. For your convenience, some mini-ovens are engineered with the interior lights that allow you to see when your dish is ready. So, you needn't open the door to see the food-progress while cooking. One thing that is peculiar to all toaster ovens is a removable crumb tray. It collects all the crumbs and simplifies the cleaning process. You will never catch the smell of burnt bread and will easily empty the tray even while toasting. And the last but not the least important feature to consider is the internal coating of a toaster oven. It directly depends on the ease of cleaning and durability of an appliance.
Please note: the casing of a toaster oven heats up quite a lot, so it's prohibited to use it near combustible and flammable materials (such as plastic, for example). Besides, not all frozen food can be cooked in a toaster oven; read the labels and carefully follow the instructions.
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