Best Mini Ovens

Review & Comparison, Last Update December 4, 2018
Designed to do almost everything a full-sized oven can, a mini oven is a stylish solution to de-clutter your kitchen and increase your cooking capacity. We have chosen only the best mini ovens for this review that can toast, bake, broil, roast, reheat, and slow cook. So, if you're eager to bring your cooking experience to a whole new level, get one of these super-multifunctional small cookers. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS

The Element IQ® distributes heat intelligently across each quartz elements for precise and stable heat just where and when you need it for the evenly cooked meals. 

CONS

Dials are overly sensitive.

OUR VERDICT

This is one of the best mini ovens on the market. It boasts unique Element IQ® technology and 10 cooking modes to suit even the pickiest customers. And its relatively large capacity makes the oven a good choice for big families.

detailed parameters
TYPE

Convection 

EXTERNAL DIMENSIONS

18.5" x 15.75" x 11"

SHADE SETTINGS

7 shades

COOKING MODES

10 pre-set cooking functions + manual temperature and cooking time adjustment

CAPACITY

6 toast slices, 13" pizza

POWER

1800 W, 5 heating elements

CONTROLS

Digital control, LCD display

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS

Timer, Defrost

USABILITY

Interior light, Oven rack, Enamel baking pan, Enamel broiling rack, Non-stick pizza pan, 3 rack positions

WARRANTY

1 year limited

PROS

The proprietary Even-heat technology provides consistent heat throughout different cooking cycles for ultimately delicious results.

CONS

No interior light.

OUR VERDICT

If you're looking for a high-end convection oven that ensures delicious results and has numerous cooking modes including roasting, this one will fit the bill. It provides consistent heat to brown your food better and make it crispier.

detailed parameters
TYPE

Convection 

EXTERNAL DIMENSIONS

18" x 15" x 13.875"

SHADE SETTINGS

8 shades

COOKING MODES

9 pre-set cooking functions + manual temperature and cooking time adjustment

CAPACITY

6 toast slices, 12" pizza

POWER

1800 W, 3 heating elements

CONTROLS

Mechanical control, LCD display

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS

60-minute timer, Defrost

USABILITY

Multipurpose pan, Broiling rack, Cooling rack, Drip tray, 3 try positions

WARRANTY

1 year

PROS

The mini cooker comes with two adjustable racks that can be placed in two positions, allowing you to customize the interior space so as to fit several cooking projects. Good for semi-commercial use.

CONS

Long cooking time. 

OUR VERDICT

The Oster TSSTTVDGXL-SHP is an inexpensive conventional oven that offers a larger-than-average capacity. It comes with 2 adjustable racks and can accommodate two pizzas or 18 slices of bread at a time. Excellent option to feed the crowd. 

detailed parameters
TYPE

Convection 

EXTERNAL DIMENSIONS

24" x 21.5" x 16.7"

SHADE SETTINGS

6 shades

COOKING MODES

5 pre-set cooking functions + manual temperature and cooking time adjustment

CAPACITY

18 toast slices, 16" pizza

POWER

1500 W, 2 heating elements

CONTROLS

Digital control, LCD display

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS

90-minute timer, Defrost

USABILITY

2 oven racks, Baking pan, Integrated broiling rack, Removable crumb tray, Two rack positions

WARRANTY

1 year

PROS

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.

CONS

The timer alert is too quiet.

OUR VERDICT

With this small oven, you will start cooking restaurant-quality meals like a real chef. It offers the best performance to price ratio and has a great number of cooking modes to let you experiment with recipes.

detailed parameters
TYPE

Convection

EXTERNAL DIMENSIONS

22.8" x 13.4" x 15.5"

SHADE SETTINGS

7 shades

COOKING MODES

5 pre-set cooking functions + manual temperature and cooking time adjustment

CAPACITY

6 toast slices, 12" pizza

POWER

1500 W, 4 heating elements

CONTROLS

Digital control, LCD display

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS

Timer, Convection function works with the Bake mode

USABILITY

Removable crumb tray, 4 rack positions, Bake pan, Broil rack, Timer with audible alerts

WARRANTY

2 years limited

PROS

'A little bit more' button is a quite important feature. It allows you to extend the cooking time just enough to get the perfect results.

CONS

It lacks an automatic slide-out rack.

OUR VERDICT

Owing to the combination of rack position adjustment and a wide variety of cooking modes, this personal toaster oven is a perfect appliance for making different dishes. It's a good choice for small families or people living alone. 

detailed parameters
TYPE

Standard

EXTERNAL DIMENSIONS

15.5" x 14" x 8.75"

SHADE SETTINGS

7 shades

COOKING MODES

5 pre-set cooking functions + manual temperature and cooking time adjustment

CAPACITY

4 toast slices, 11" pizza

POWER

1800 W, 4 heating elements

CONTROLS

Digital control, LCD display

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS

Timer, Defrost feature, Auto shut-off, "A Bit More" function (adds 30 seconds or 10 minutes to cooking time)

USABILITY

Removable crumb tray, 3 rack positions, Timer with audible alerts, Temperature conversion button, LCD display and illuminated buttons

WARRANTY

1 year limited

Breville BOV845BKSUSC

Intelligent Heat You can Trust

The Breville BOV845BKSUSC is one of the smartest mini ovens out there. The Element IQ™ technology featured on this electric oven automatically adjusts the power of each quartz heating element and distributes the heat evenly throughout the oven for precise and stable heat. It also makes alterations to time so as to move the power where and when it's needed. Plus, the inbuilt fan raises hotter air and sinks colder, making the air less dense. As a result, you get perfectly cooked meals on your table faster (the cooking time is reduced by 30%).

The controls on the front panel are intuitively easy to use, allowing you to quickly choose one of 10 pre-set cooking functions (toast slices, bake, roast, bagel, broil, cookies, pizza, reheat, warm, or slow cook). The oven comes up to the needed temperature swiftly and automatically turns to “keep warm” once the meal is done. The oven has 3 rack positions and can fit a 3-lb chicken or 13-inch pizza without any issues.

What is especially useful for families where children often make toast or reheat pizzas, the oven has a magnetic catch on the door that automatically pulls out the cooking rack. Therefore, you or your kids won’t need to reach in to grab a hot tray.

All things taken into account, we highly recommend this smart oven for big families with kids. It offers great food capacity which makes it a viable substitution for a full-sized home oven.

Review of Breville BOV845BKSUSC Smart Pro Countertop Oven

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KitchenAid KCO273SS

More Precision and Flexibility

The KitchenAid KCO273SS is a great alternative to pricier ovens from big names, which is completely comparable to them in performance. For starters, it can do everything you expect from a convection oven... and a bit more. It offers 9 cooking functions, allowing you to bake, toast, broil, or just heat up a quick meal. But the thing that particularly stands out about this oven is its ability to carry the roast function. Only first-class models include Asado roast mode, so if you're looking for a good mini oven with extended capabilities, the Kitchenaid might be a solid fit.

It's not only the wide range of cooking functions that make this portable oven so special. The model boasts a trademarked Even-heat technology that aids in achieving consistent results. It turns different heating elements on/off during cooking cycles. For instance, only the top and bottom heating elements are turned on in the baking mode, while all three heating elements including top center are active during broiling. Consequently, more precision and flexibility ensures ultimately fine, delicious results.

The oven uses convection technology that can speed up the cooking time by up to 30%. Also, the convection feature automatically reduces the heat by 25°F to prevent overcooking. So, if you're hunting for a high-end convection oven that can do various cooking styles including roasting, this one will fit the bill.

Review of KitchenAid KCO273SS Convection Bake Digital Countertop Oven

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Oster TSSTTVDGXL-SHP

Extra Large. Extra Cheap.

If you're a kind of penny pincher and want to get a bit more than you pay for, take a closer look at the Oster digital convection oven. It's an inexpensive model that has quite a lot to offer. Designed with convenient digital controls, it eliminates all the guesswork with bake, toast, pizza, broil, and defrost settings. Also, it's featured with a handy 90-minute timer and auto shut-off feature - the loud bell will let you know when your food is ready.

The oven has a sleek look and though it's quite big, it's just the right size to be left out on the counter but not to be in the way. Naturally, it's large inside too. The interior has dual shelves allowing you to have several meals going at a time. The racks can be placed in two positions, enabling you to customize the space as you wish. The extra-large interior can easily fit two 16" take-and-bake pizzas, a family-sized chicken, or up to 18 slices of bread. This great capacity makes the oven a win-win choice for large families or those who often host parties and need to crank out several pizzas at a time. However, its larger size increases the heat up time. But, if you don't mind waiting for an extended period of time and need a large, inexpensive conventional oven, the Oster stainless steel oven is your perfect choice. For the price, it performs above expectations.

Review of Oster TSSTTVDGXL-SHP Digital Countertop Convection Oven

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BLACK + DECKER CTO6335S

Cook like a Chef

The BLACK+DECKER CTO6335S is highly praised for both its reasonable price and excellent performance characteristics. It's equipped 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 an undercooked 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 preset 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.

This portable electric 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. Being extremely versatile and easy to use, this toaster oven gives you a wonderful opportunity to experiment with recipes and start cooking restaurant-quality meals like a real chef.

Review of BLACK + DECKER CTO6335S Digital Toaster Oven

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Breville BOV450XL

Excellent Starter Model

The Breville BOV450XL is a basic toaster oven from a world-known manufacturer. It offers 8 cooking modes and the capability of manually customizing time and temperature for all preset cooking modes. Just like the pricier models from Breville, this one features the IQ Element technology to adjust the power of each heating element and distribute heat as evenly as possible. One more highlight of this model is 'A Bit More' function that extends the cooking time from 30 seconds up to 10 minutes.

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 do it automatically. Another feature you'll like about this oven is an LCD display on the housing that can help you easily set the mode/temperature/time. Additionally, it displays how much time is left before your dish is ready.

It's quite easy to maintain this toaster oven due to a removable crumb tray and a non-stick interior that easily withstands high temperatures. To clean the unit and the crumb tray, you just need a damp cloth and a non-abrasive liquid cleanser. Low maintenance and a user-friendly control panel with LED display make this oven a great option for beginners.

Review of Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Oven with Element IQ

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What customers say about this product

Size & Weight

Interior space. Deep and wide enough for many of the things indeed to cook for a 2 person family.

Control

Ease of use. All I really have to do is select bake or toast and move the tray.

Features

The bagel feature is also a dream, allowing me to toast sliced bagels properly without burning the outside of the bagel.

Key Specs

This compact but powerful oven can actually toast well AND work well as an oven. It can even handle frozen pizza's.
 

What Is a Mini Oven?

A little oven is a real savior for small kitchens or trailer trucks. It's a much more compact alternative to conventional ovens yet no less efficient. It can deliver you the same delicious results in the shortest time possible. The trick is that typically mini ovens are fitted with powerful fans that move the hot air so as to roast and bake faster. Also, the fans ensure that all your meals will be cooked extremely evenly, so there will be no need to worry about cold spots in your food.

Another benefit of mini ovens is their low energy consumption. They are small and consequently require less energy. However, the trade-off for the portability, excellent cooking abilities, and reduced energy bills is less interior space. Of course, mini ovens can accommodate pizzas and chickens, but if you're going to cook a whole turkey for Christmas evening, you'd better consider getting a turkey fryer or rotisserie oven in addition to the oven.

Last but not least, you'll definitely like the fact that most mini ovens can double as microwave ovens or toasters. Our reviews will delve into the best multi-functional ovens you can find on the market today. Keep on reading, make your choice, and enjoy delicious meals.

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Publish Date: 2018-12-04 13:45:09