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 controls, 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 controls, LCD display
Timer, Defrost feature, Auto shut-off, "A Bit More" function (adds 30 seconds or 10 minutes to cooking time)
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
A 120-minute timer with an auto shut-off function is also complete with a Stay-on option to maintain the temperature of cooked dishes. Thus, you'll always taste your meals deliciously warm and flavorful.
The top is prone to heating in case of long unit operation.
At a reasonable price, the Black and Decker toaster oven will offer power, modern design, ease of use, and truly decent functional versatility. It will make a great alternative to buying a toaster and a microwave separately and can even replace a conventional oven.
14" x 19" x 12"
7 programs + manual time and temperature adjustment
6 toast slices, 12" pizza
1500 W, 2 heating elements
Digital controls, LCD display
120-minute timer, Stay-on, Auto shut-off
3 rack positions, External crumb tray, Baking pan, Broil rack
Wide 1.5-inch slots on the top will easily accommodate not only classic toaster bread slices but also halves of thicker bagels, hot-dog buns, and English muffins.
There might be some burnt plastic smell during the first use.
If compactness is your top priority, the Hamilton Beach 22708 is a good-to-go choice. Offering simple energy-saving design and basic functionality, this mini toaster oven will become a real find for smaller kitchens with limited countertop space, dorm rooms, studios, and even caravans and RVs.
10" x 17.4" x 9.3"
2 programs + manual temperature adjustment
2 toast slices, 2 x 16" pizza slices
Automatic toaster shutoff
Removable crumb tray, 1 rack position, Baking pan, Oven rack
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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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.
A Reliable Cooker for Home Use
When it comes to cooking, every home cook has his/her strategy. Yet, a common thing neither a pro nor a beginner can do without is a good cooker. Modern cookers are designed not only to be maximum functional and efficient to take every strain off out of the cooking process but also to be high performing and reliable to serve you for long. A toaster oven from Black and Decker is just that kind of cooker.
All made of steel (featuring a brushed steel body and polished steel interior), this model is durable and definitely built to last. It is not prone to damages and scratches and will easily withstand extensive daily use, still looking brand new. All the cooking accessories, including a crumb tray, baking pan, and a broiling rack are also fabricated from steel for extra sturdiness and easy cleaning. Besides, steel is a hygienic material safe for the food and resistant to high cooking temperatures.
The cooking chamber is generously sized and offers three cooking levels. It will easily accommodate a whole chicken, 12” pizza, several steaks, and as many as 6 slices of bread. Combining the functions of a toaster, microwave, and an oven, the appliance will let you toast bread or bagels for breakfast, make a whole variety of snacks, cook a wholesome meal, defrost foods or simply reheat leftovers.
Cook Faster and Cook Easier
Focused on the ultimate user convenience, top-rated contemporary cookers provide the benefit of fast and easy cooking. The Black and Decker is not an exception. Hosting 1500 watts of power and using the convection technology, this toaster delivers 20% shorter cooking times as compared to other similar models. Not only does it allow saving on energy (despite a pretty high power range) but also even and efficient hot air circulation ensures excellent cooking results. All your dishes will come out cooked to perfection with no overcooked bottoms or undercooked tops and the roasts will feature an appetizing golden crust that is hard to resist.
In addition to high performance, the oven is a snap to operate. Seven dedicated cooking modes will eliminate every guesswork enabling you to properly select the mode for the task at hand while comprehensive digital controls will help you precisely adjust cooking time and temperature up to a single second and degree.
Let It Take Care of Your Meal
To provide excellent cooking results time and again, the Black and Decker toaster oven comes complete with two precision timers. The first one is meant to adjust toast browning, giving you the choice of 6 shades. So, whether you like it just slightly crusty or close to a golden brown, your toasts will come out just as you like them. The second timer is a perfect set-and-forget option. It allows programming the cooking time up to 2 hours and saves you the need to watch the whole process. Once the time is over, the unit will shut off automatically. More than that, there is also a Stay-on option to maintain the temperature of cooked dishes. Thus, you'll always taste your meals deliciously warm and flavorful.
All things considered, at a reasonable price, the Black and Decker toaster oven offers power, modern design, ease of use, and truly decent functional versatility, providing an efficient alternative to a toaster, microwave, and an oven.
Hamilton Beach 22708
When Compactness is a Priority
If your kitchen is on the smaller side and drastically lacks counter space, you are pretty much limited in the choice of countertop appliances. The Toastation from Hamilton Beach is a perfect combination unit that will expand your cooking options without eating up precious space on cramped counters and in concise kitchens.
With 10" x 17.4" x 9.3" dimensions, the appliance features a slimmer profile and smaller footprint as compared to other toaster ovens in the range. This compactness is achieved at the account of the well-thought design. While most toaster ovens rather remind a microwave and make toasts in a horizontal position, the Toastation boasts reduced size due to a combo of a pop-up toaster and a mini oven. To choose between toaster and oven modes, it is enough to simply move the switch on the front panel.
Though this model is not complete with a convection technology and only has two heating elements on the bottom, it still cooks about 25% faster than other toaster ovens in its class and will consume 70% less power than a conventional oven. Add to this a really affordable price tag, and you’ll get a compact, functional, and budget-friendly cooker.
A Versatile Toaster
Despite a moderate size, the Toastation incorporates a fully functional toaster with a pop-up design like that you would come across in any conventional toaster. Yet, in terms of versatility, the Toastation will definitely outcompete an ordinary toaster. This model features an extra-wide 1.5-inch toasting slot that can handle not only two standard slices of toaster bread. It can also fit two halves of a thick and spongy bagel, English muffin or one of those longer specialty bread slices like a hot-dog bun. So, your choice of breakfast treats will go far beyond habitual toasts with butter and jam. More than that, a dial knob on the front will enable you to select one of 6 toast shades to your liking and you can stop toasting any time you want by pushing the Cancel button.
... and a Nice Mini Oven
Surely, the Toastation cannot replace a full-scale kitchen oven. Yet, it will make a perfect addition to the one, especially when you need to cook some appetizers, reheat food, or cook some smaller portions. The oven interior is large enough to accommodate chicken nuggets, French fries, two 16” slices of pizza, two 5” single-serve pizzas, and other snacks. With 1300 watts of power and variable temperature settings ranging from 200 to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, your tasty treats and yummy quick meals will be ready in an instant.
To conclude, offering simple energy-saving design and basic functionality, this mini toaster oven from Hamilton Beach will become a real find for smaller kitchens with limited countertop space as well as for dorm rooms, studios, and even caravans and RVs.
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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