The package includes a capacious baking pan that can accommodate a whole chicken up to 4 lbs. Meanwhile, the air fryer basket with high walls will let you roast up to 3 lbs of ingredients.
Control dials might get hot during the oven operation.
Featuring an air fryer mode, the Cuisinart toaster oven will let you cook your favorite roasted snacks in a healthier way and save you the need to buy a separate unit for that. From crusty toasts and broiled treats to appetizing cookies to fritters to fried wings and French fries, you can cook all of this with the Cuisinart.
15.5" x 16" x 14"
6 modes + manual temperature and cooking time adjustment
6 slices of bread, 3 lbs of chicken wings, 12" pizza or 4-pound chicken
1800 W, 2 quartz elements
Mechanical control with an LED-indicator light
60 minutes timer, Auto-shutoff
Oven light, Removable crumb tray, Oven rack, Baking pan, Air fryer basket included
Thanks to a special ejecting mechanism, the central rack will automatically pull out when you open an oven door. It will let you take out hot items in a safer and more convenient way.
Buttons and dials might seem not sensitive enough.
A digital toaster oven from Breville is not only a top-of-the-line product in the brand's range but also one of the best models in its class. Fitted with an innovative SMART ELEMENT IQ™ heating system and as many as 10 preset programs, it will ensure maximum even heat distribution and let you cook a variety of dishes without a hassle.
18.5" x 15.75" x 11"
10 cooking options + manual cooking time and temperature adjustment
6 slice toaster, 13" pizza
1800 W, 5 quartz elements
Electronic control with an LCD display, 3 dials
Smart Element iQ System, Convection mode
Oven light, non-stick inner coating, Removable crumb tray, Enamel broiling rack, Enamel baking pan, Non-stick pizza pan, Magnetic auto-eject rack included
The oven allows you to take advantage of 4 rack positions and extra-deep curved interior, where you can easily fit pizzas, casseroles and even the whole chicken.
The timer alert sound is too quiet.
With the Black+ Decker CTO6335S Digital Toaster Oven, cooking will become easy and enjoyable. Coming at a more than affordable price, this model offers one of the best performance-to-price ratios and allows even inexperienced cooks to make many different meals hassle-free thanks to a great number of included cooking modes.
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 bake mode
Removable crumb tray, 4 rack positions, Bake pan, Broil rack, Timer with audible alerts
2 years limited
The most standout feature about this oven is the convection baking mode that will make sure all your meals come out ideally browned on all sides as well as speed up the cooking process.
The Oster TSSTTVMNDG toaster oven has user-friendly controls that are easy to figure out even by someone who's never used an oven before. Also, it boasts a high-volume capacity that makes it perfect for a big company or family.
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
The roll-top door this model comes fitted with minimizes the space the unit will take on your countertop, provides easy and safe access to the foods, and ensures quick no-mess cleanups.
It is pretty noisy on the convection setting.
Offered at an affordable price tag and fitted with most commonly used functions, this simple toaster oven from Hamilton Beach will perfectly suit thrifty cooks who rather seek an added cooker for quick cooking tasks than a full-fledged oven to replace the main cooker. Besides, a clever compact design makes it a match for smaller kitchens.
18.74" x 15.24" x 9.41"
4 modes + manual temperature and cooking time adjustment
6 toast slices, 12" pizza
30-minute timer with auto shut-off, Stay-on setting
Bake pan and bake rack with two rack positions, Slide-out crumb tray
Fried Dainties Lovers Best Choice
Steaks, pork chops, turkey or chicken breasts with a perfectly golden crust and juicy from the inside, delicious casseroles with awesome crunchy tops, cheesy pizza rolls and toasted sandwiches look appetizing and make your mouth water. These are only a few dishes you can cook in a toaster oven. Roasts really come out awesome from a convection oven. But what about fries? Most models are not meant for frying. If you are a lover of crispy chicken wings, crunchy fried shrimps, fritters, and French fries, you should rather go for a deep fryer or air fryer. Yet, wouldn’t it be nice to have both units? With the Cuisinart TOA-60 countertop oven, you can have them both packed in a single countertop appliance and even more.
Right off the bat, this model stands out with its triple functionality. First things first, it is a convection oven. Featuring a built-in fan on the top, it works wonders baking, broiling, roasting, grilling and warming all sorts of food. Also, it doubles as a toaster. The appliance offers three specific toaster shades with an adjustable timer so you can achieve the level of crunchiness you like without the risk of burning bread. Finally, the Cuisinart TOA-60 comes fitted with a built-in air fryer. Hence, you can use it to cook delicious fried dainties in a healthy way with a minimum amount of oil. As a result, the food will be crusty and contain little to no fat. It’s notable that all accessories you'll need to get the most out of the oven functionality are included in the set. That is, the package contains an oven rack, a baking pan, an air fryer basket, and even a crumb tray to ensure quick no-mess cleanups.
A Match for Family Meals
Allowing you to cook a wide variety of treats, the Cuisinart TOA-60 is also suitable for cooking in larger portions. In fact, you can cook literally anything from a nutritious breakfast to a quick meal to a full-scale family dinner.
The model can easily accommodate six toast slices, 3 lbs of chicken wings, and a whole 4-lb chicken at a time. So, if you have a bigger family and regularly cook family-sized meals, this oven will let you diversify your family menu and make cooking in bigger portions a breeze. Meanwhile, 1800 W of power will let you cook really fast and a convection option will give all your treats an appetizing look.
To resume, efficiently combining the functionality of a convection oven, an air fryer, and a toaster, the Cuisinart TOA-60 will save you the need to buy several kitchen units while giving you an opportunity to cook those crispy, crunchy, and perfectly browned roasted, toasted, and fried dainties with a single appliance at hand.
Fully-fledged Smart Cooker
The BOV845BSS is a recent model in Breville's range, which boasts a thought-out design and utmost functionality that will simplify your culinary tasks quite a lot. The manufacturer calls this model smart and not without a reason. The BOV845BSS stands out for its SMART ELEMENT IQ™ heating system. The distinguishing feature of this system is that it comprises not two heating elements like many other toaster ovens but as many as five (3 on the top and 2 on the bottom), which allows it to produce consistent heat, reach the set temperature more quickly and ensure faster and more precise heat distribution inside the chamber. Furthermore, the BOV845BSS utilizes a fan-assisted convection technology, as a result of which the heat inside the cooking chamber distributes more evenly, minimizing hot and cold spots. All this paired with impressive unit power of 1800 watts allows not only reducing the overall cooking time a lot but also ensures you can achieve flawless results each time, no matter what you cook.
Despite top-of-the-line functionality, the Breville Smart Pro comes encased in a no-frills design and has intuitive controls so you will be able to easily get to grips with it. The all-steel body with enameled interior looks nice and is very easy to clean and maintain while three control dials with a digital display on the control panel make the unit operation a breeze. One of the things we especially like about this oven is its special ejecting mechanism. Thanks to this mechanism, the central rack of the oven automatically pulls out when you open the door of the oven, making it easy to take out hot items without burning your fingers. A set of accessories which include a baking pan, broiling rack, and a 13” pizza pan contribute to the convenience of use too.
An Alternative to a Conventional Oven
Perhaps the biggest strength of this toaster oven is that it can serve as a proper full-size conventional oven. It features 10 preset programs so that you can choose an optimal one depending on the food ingredients you want to cook, be it crunchy toasts, bagels, pizza or succulent roasts. More than that, you also get a Slow Cook mode, an especially useful add-on for fans of stews and slow-cooked meats. You can set it to High or Low for 2 to 8 or 4 to 10 hours accordingly. Other available modes include Keep warm function that will make sure to keep your meal nicely warm for up to 2 hours and a Reheat option that will allow you to quickly heat up pre-cooked meals. As you see, the Smart Pro embraces all essential features to meet any taste and cater to any need. A great alternative to a conventional oven for those who have little free kitchen space.
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BLACK + DECKER CTO6335S
Prepare Meals that Cater to Any 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 the preferences of your family members.
To continue, 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 the water. The brushed stainless steel housing and non-stick interior of the oven hardly need any maintenance too. 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 the 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.
Versatile and Simple Cooker
If you are into practical solutions and seek to add functionality to your kitchen without adding too many appliances, you will definitely like this toaster oven from Oster. Combining an electric oven and toaster functionality, this model is very simple in use and will help you easily cook a variety of dishes ideal for a home menu.
First off, the Oster TSSTTVMNDG toaster oven offers a decent capacity that will let you cook a whole 12'' pizza or 6 slices of toasts simultaneously. With a 0.6- cubic feet chamber, you can prepare the whole chicken for a family or toss off a quick meal for yourself. The power of 1600 watts and 4 heating elements ensure fast and even cooking while a variable temperature range up to 450 degrees allows achieving optimal cooking results with different foods and dishes.
The next thing you can't but like is a user-friendly digital control panel. Instead of a mechanical dial, you'll have responsive control-buttons, all marked for intuitive and fool-proof operation. You'll have two toast shades to choose from by simply pressing a button on the control panel and using the +/- Temp buttons. Toasting time is set automatically based on the shade selection.
Apart from selectable toast shades, the model has a number of pre-programmed cooking modes including Bake, Broil, Pizza, Defrost, and Warm. So, you can easily cook meals from frozen ingredients as well as reheat precooked treats.
With Baker's Needs in Mind
Most home cooks need a full-scale oven for baking since no other cooker can offer such solid cooking performance when it comes to creating oven-baked desserts. Yet, the Oster toaster oven can compete with conventional ovens in that. Not only does it have a pre-set Bake mode for making delicate mousses and souffle and baking puffy sponge cakes but also it boasts a Convection baking mode to create crunchy cookies, croissants, and other pastries. Besides, this model works great for making an appetizing cheesy crust on pizza, and any time you need to achieve more even cooking results.
Functionality and performance aside, the Oster toaster oven offers all the basic features you expect from this sort of appliance. The unit offers two rack positions so that you can roast a whole chicken (turkey) or prepare several meals at a time. There's also a removable crumb tray to collect debris and neatly discard it and a built-in timer with an automatic shut-off feature to accurately follow recipes and ensure your dishes are cooked and ready in time.
In all, with the Oster toaster oven, you get a practical and functional model that will be ideal for routine daily cooking and become a real find for all avid home bakers.
Hamilton Beach 31123D
Clever Design for Smaller Kitchens
If you have a cramped or small kitchen or your countertop space is limited, your choice of countertop kitchen appliances is limited as well, especially when it comes to rather bulky units like countertop ovens. Sounds pretty much like you? Yet, you still want a toaster oven, even at the expense of some other devices? This is where the Hamilton Beach 31123D toaster oven will come into play.
What makes this model stand out (in addition to a fairly affordable price no thrifty cook will give a miss) is its compact and clever design. It is not only about a smaller footprint that will eat less countertop area as compared to bigger models but also the thing is in the door construction. Unlike in other similar ovens with front opening doors that need added space to freely use the oven, the Hamilton Beach 31123D features a roll-up door that needs no space in the front. Moreover, you’ll have easier, safer, and more convenient access to the foods inside. Now checking foods or adding some ingredients while cooking is a breeze with minimal risk of burning your hands on the hot door.
Though this toaster oven won’t replace a full-scale oven and it has only four cooking modes it will more than surely cater to your basic needs. In general, the oven provides you with all the essential functions you need. You get broil and toast modes for making crispy toasts, cooking quick snacks like chicken nuggets or some frozen meals as well as roasting steaks and fish; a bake mode for creating all sorts of desserts, from delicate mousses to crunchy croissants; and a convention mode for cooking pizzas and pastries with an appetizing crust. This functionality is more than enough to toss off some quick meals, diversify your breakfast menus, and make yummy snacks for the whole family.
Instead of digital controls, the Hamilton Beach 31123D comes equipped with mechanical switches. Yet, they ensure the same level of operational convenience. Properly marked dials allow easily set the desired cooking time and temperature, while a 30-minute timer with an auto shut-off will take care of the unit safety. Two rack positions are also included to cook larger and smaller portions and you can turn the convection function on and off when necessary.
Easy Maintenance for Clean Countertops
With any sort of countertop cooking appliances, be it a microwave, a sandwich maker, an air fryer or even a mere toaster, you always have to tackle some sort of countertop mess, especially when it comes to cleaning the appliance. Toaster ovens are not an exception in this sense. Hot melted cheese drips, oily splashes, greasy stains, and crumbs all over the countertop surface are almost inevitable. Yet, the Hamilton Beach 31123D toaster oven is different. Thanks to the above mentioned roll-top door, it keeps most of that mess at bay and makes cleaning a cinch. You’ll have convenient access to the oven interior to perform a more thorough clean-up. Meanwhile, the crumb tray included in the set will collect all food remnants and crumbs and is very easy to pull out without the risk of tipping it over and spilling the contents.
To sum it all up, if you seek a simple, affordable, and efficient toaster oven to complete your kitchen arsenal and perform basic everyday cooking tasks, you won’t go wrong with the Hamilton Beach 31123D.
What Is a Toaster Oven?
The main idea of inventing new kitchen appliances is to simplify the process of cooking for those who prefer to eat home-made food. The problem with it is that rarely kitchen appliances are made to be versatile and many of them are aimed at performing only a limited number of functions, which means instead of making our life easier, they can complicate things even more, leaving us with no free space in our own kitchens.
That, however, cannot be applied to a toaster oven. Compared to many specialized kitchen appliances designed to perform a single function, this one combines the functionality of a microwave oven, a toaster, and a conventional oven, thus helping you to utilize your kitchen space wisely.
The key difference between a regular toaster and a toaster oven is that the latter can be used for much more tasks than just frying toasts. So, in most cases, with the help of a toaster oven, you'll be able to prepare a barbecue, bake a cake, warm food, broil soups, reheat leftover dinner or supper, as well as defrost your meals. A toaster oven is versatile, however, its biggest merit is that it's also energy-saving. Fitted with either infrared, quartz or ceramic heating elements, it generates little heat, thus not affecting your electricity bill too much.
Other advantages of toaster ovens are that they can accommodate large portions of food, take little space in the kitchen and offer plenty of extra added functions allowing you to cook a great variety of meals. As you can see, a toaster oven can fully replace several kitchen appliances and become your reliable kitchen assistant letting you cook just about anything your heart desires.
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 specifically designed for cooking whole poultry. They come with a spit and allow you to grill a chicken or turkey with fantastic flavors you'd achieve using a traditional oven. Rotisserie feature often can be added as a separate setting to a normal oven.
Cooking modes are meant to automatically adjust the temperature, time, and heating mode just at the touch of a button. Automatic modes help take the guesswork out of cooking by automatically choosing the right temperature and heating setting. For baking, broiling, warming, reheating or defrosting food, toaster ovens have a bundle of pre-set modes allowing you to accomplish what you need quickly. Some toaster ovens allow you to manually control the time and temperature in preset modes. This can be handy when you want your meal to be cooked slightly less or more. You can also find ovens that feature only manual time and temperature selection. Though basic, many professional cooks find them more convenient to use. One more thing to mention is that toaster ovens may have different shade settings. The best models come with as many as seven settings so as to meet the needs of every member of your family.
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 cooking surface diameter. So, if you really like homemade pizza, you should pay 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 counter space or opt for a bigger one if you want to expand your 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 the toaster oven requires. For example, a toaster oven with an average power between 1000 - 1500 Watts will be enough for a "4-slice" model to satisfy your basic cooking needs. While 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. Here you may want to consider what type of controls a toaster oven has: mechanical or digital. In general, mechanical controls are considered the most reliable - all you need to do is turn a couple of dials to select the time or power level. Toaster ovens with digital controls are more expensive. The benefit of digital controls is that there is no guesswork required. Each function comes marked so you know how to use it.
A built-in timer can add to the usability too. Once you set the timer, you can go do some other things while a toaster oven cooks a meal for you. Auto shut-off feature is also important as it is responsible for the safety of use. Toaster ovens with this function will switch off automatically after some time of non-use if you happen to forget to do that manually.
For your convenience, some mini ovens come with lights which make it easy to see what's happening inside the appliance without opening the door. Another thing we find handy is a removable crumb tray. It helps collect all crumbs and grease, thus simplifying cleaning afterwards. Besides, no crumbs in the oven means no bad smells while in use. Last but not least, make sure the coating of the oven is non-stick. Not only will it simplify clean-up, but also it will contribute to the durability of the appliance, greatly extending its service life.
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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