The Best Toaster Oven


About this Review

 

 The Panasonic FlashXpress toaster oven is simply good and has double infrared heating technology that cooks food faster than the other toaster oven.This midrange model has performed as well as a more expensive model.We can use this oven for toast, mini Pizza, cookies and also used to Reheat Roll, frozen waffle and snacks.It comfortably delivers four slices of evenly toasted every time at the light, medium, dark settings due to its unique combination of quartz and ceramic double infrared heating technology. It offers a removable crumb tray and cooking pan, a nonadjustable cooking rack.Its compact size takes up less space with great value. 

 

 

Our Pick's

Bench Mark Product Name Model Name Key Features Price
ValueForMoney Morphy Richardsamazon flipkart AT-201 29.5 x 16.4 x 18.9 cm,1.74 kg,650 watts ₹1,649
ValueForMoney Frendzamazon  OV007 1,200 watts ₹1,850
ValueForMoney Philipsamazon  HD2582/00 15.6 x 27.5 x 18.8 cm,1.18 Kg,830 watts ₹1,946
ValueForMoney Morphy Richardsamazon flipkart AT-201 29.5 x 16.4 x 18.9 cm,1.74 kg,650 watts ₹1,649
ValueForMoney Frendzamazon  OV007 1,200 watts ₹1,850
ValueForMoney Philipsamazon  HD2582/00 15.6 x 27.5 x 18.8 cm,1.18 Kg,830 watts ₹1,946
ValueForMoney Lifelongamazon flipkart LLOT10 10 liters,650 watts,3.4 kg ₹1,990
ValueForMoney Osteramazon flipkart TSSTTVVGS1-049 3.7 Kg,1,000 watts ₹1,990
Bench Mark Product Name Model Name Key Features Price
ValueForMoney Prestigeamazon flipkart 41462 39 x 27 x 23 cm ; 3.5 Kg,800 watts ₹2,114
ValueForMoney Philipsamazon  HD2583/90 15.6 x 27.5 x 18.8 cm,1.29 Kg,600 watts ₹2,169
ValueForMoney Bajajamazon flipkart 1000TSS 3.72 kg,800 watts ₹2,399
ValueForMoney Black Deckeramazon flipkart BXTO0901IN 37.2 x 28.1 x 23.4 cm ; 2.83 Kg,650 watts ₹2,425
ValueForMoney Nordicamazon  42210 25.4 x 17.8 x 1.6 cm ₹2,592
ValueForMoney Panasonicamazon flipkart NT-GT1 37.7 x 27.1 x 21.4 cm ; 4.26 Kg,1200Watts ₹2,654
ValueForMoney American Micronicamazon  18LDx 46.5 x 29 x 29.5 cm,1,300 watts ₹2,680
ValueForMoney Prestigeamazon flipkart POTG 9 PC 38 x 29 x 29 cm ; 3.58 Kg,800 watts ₹2,790
ValueForMoney Lifelongamazon flipkart 16L 5.4 kg,1,200 watts ₹2,895
ValueForMoney Tefalamazon  Express 32.4 x 19.9 x 21.4 cm ; 2.01 Kg,850 watts ₹2,897
Bench Mark Product Name Model Name Key Features Price
ValueForMoney Inalsaamazon flipkart Easy Bake 40.2 x 31.3 x 26.3 cm,4.16 Kg,1,200 watts ₹3,039
ValueForMoney Bajajamazon flipkart 1603T 5.01 kg,1,200 watts ₹3,399
ValueForMoney Orbitamazon  Neo-72 1,200 watts ₹3,490
ValueForMoney Prestigeamazon  41463 6.69 Kg ₹3,560
ValueForMoney Prestigeamazon flipkart POTG 19 PCR 6.67 kg,1,380 watts ₹3,598
ValueForMoney Koryoamazon  8.91E+12 Grey,1,200 watts ₹3,599
ValueForMoney Bajajamazon flipkart 1603TSS 0.1 x 0.1 x 0.1 cm ; 5.03 Kg,16 liters,1200 watts ₹3,690
ValueForMoney Orbitamazon  56898 1,500 watts ₹3,790
ValueForMoney Braunamazon  HT400 20.3 x 25.4 x 15.2 cm ; 1.36 Kg,100 watts ₹3,999
Bench Mark Product Name Model Name Key Features Price
ValueForMoney Borosilamazon  BOTG19CS11 43 x 35 x 27 cm ; 5.5 Kg,1300 watts ₹4,309
ValueForMoney Lifelongamazon  Oven Toast Grill Silver-26 56 x 38.8 x 37.5 cm,6.4 kg,1,500 watts ₹4,390
ValueForMoney American Micronicamazon  AMI-OTG-28LDx 1,500 watts ₹4,480
ValueForMoney Morphy Richardsamazon flipkart 18 RSS 24 x 29 x 27 cm ; 6.74 Kg,1,380 watts ₹4,499
ValueForMoney Celloamazon  Bake n Grill 200 1,500 watts ₹4,499
ValueForMoney Westing Houseamazon  OG18KRS-CG 1,200 watts ₹4,500
ValueForMoney Ushaamazon flipkart OTG 3619R 46.2 x 32.1 x 27.6 cm ; 5.64 Kg,1,380 watts ₹4,785
ValueForMoney Prestigeamazon flipkart POTG 28 PCR 7.52 kg,1,500 watts ₹4,990
ValueForMoney Bajajamazon flipkart 2200 TMSS 50.4 x 40.4 x 34.9 cm ; 7.9 Kg,1,200 watts ₹4,999
Bench Mark Product Name Model Name Key Features Price
ValueForMoney Inalsaamazon  Kwik Bake 45 x 33.5 x 29 cm ; 5.93 Kg,1,500 watts ₹5,239
ValueForMoney Black Deckeramazon flipkart BXTO1901IN 47.5 x 35.5 x 33.5 cm ; 4.71 Kg,1,280 watts ₹5,299
ValueForMoney Borosilamazon  BOTG25CRS12 46 x 41 x 28.5 cm ; 6.35 Kg,1500 watts ₹5,365
ValueForMoney Morphy Richardsamazon flipkart 24 RSS 52.7 x 44 x 41.7 cm ; 7.94 Kg,1,500 watts ₹5,795
ValueForMoney Morphy Richardsamazon  510026 130.2 x 108.8 x 104.3 cm ; 6.6 Kg ₹6,399
ValueForMoney Black Deckeramazon  BXTO3001IN 54.7 x 39.6 x 37 cm ; 6.84 Kg,1,600 watts ₹6,599
ValueForMoney American Micronicamazon  AMI-OTG-36LDx 40 x 52 x 32 cm ; 9 Kg,2,000 watts ₹6,880
ValueForMoney Maharajaamazon  Marvello 59.5 x 40.5 x 40 cm , 9.2 Kg,1,600 watts ₹6,899
ValueForMoney Borosilamazon  BOTG30CRS13 51 x 43.5 x 30.8 cm ; 7.4 Kg ₹6,998
ValueForMoney Ushaamazon flipkart OTG 3635RC 53.6 x 38 x 35.2 cm ; 7.96 Kg,1,600 watts ₹7,269
ValueForMoney American Micronicamazon  42LDx 60.5 x 51 x 44 cm ; 12 Kg,2,000 watts ₹7,280
ValueForMoney Bajajamazon flipkart 4500TMCSS 12.3 Kg,2,000 watts ₹7,999
Bench Mark Product Name Model Name Key Features Price
ValueForMoney Bajajamazon flipkart 3500TMCSS 11.57 kg,2,000 watts ₹8,050
ValueForMoney Panasonicamazon  NB-H3200S 39.5 x 49.5 x 32.5 cm,8.8 kg,1,500 watts ₹8,584
ValueForMoney Havellsamazon  28 R SS 8 Kg,1,500 watts ₹8,685
ValueForMoney Borosilamazon  BOTG42CRS14 55 x 47 x 32.8 cm,9 kg,2,000 watts ₹8,799
ValueForMoney Black Deckeramazon flipkart BXTO4801IN 61 x 44.2 x 40.8 cm,8 kg,2,000 watts ₹9,499
ValueForMoney Osteramazon  TSSTTVXXLL-049 13.6 Kg,1,640 watts ₹9,995
Bench Mark Product Name Model Name Key Features Price
ValueForMoney Morphy Richardsamazon flipkart 52 RCSS 57.2 x 38.5 x 44.9 cm ; 13.6 Kg,2,000 watts ₹10,935
ValueForMoney Morphy Richardsamazon flipkart 40 RCSS 68.6 x 65 x 44.7 cm ,13.9 Kg,2,000 watts ₹11,760
ValueForMoney Frigidaireamazon  FRCN06K5NS 36.8 x 49.2 x 30 cm ; 7.21 Kg ₹13,159

Final Winner in this Category - The best toaster oven

This compact toaster oven evenly toasts bread, bakes cookies, and brings frozen foods to life as well as or better than competitors that cost significantly more.

  Brand - Panasonic FlashXpress   Model - HAZD058097
  Color- Silver   Digital Timer - up to 25 minutes
  Temperature Settings - 250 Degree F to 500 Degree F   Measures - 10 1/4' (H) x 13' (W) x 12' (D), 7.5 lbs
  • Panasonic 'FlashXpress' Toaster Oven featuring 1300Watt double 'Infrared Light' for cooking up to 40% faster than conventional toaster ovens.

  • Instant heat eliminates preheating, 6 cooking menus with illustrated preset buttons and interior Light allows you to view your food while cooking.

  • Automatically calculates the cooking time for a variety of foods: Bread (Toast, Waffles, Bagels), Frozen Food (Pizza, Hash Browns) and Reheat (Rolls, Breads, Leftovers).

  • Square Shaped Inner Tray which is perfect for pizza up to 9' in diameter of 4 slices of bread.

  • Removable Crumb Tray for easy cleaning and reminder Beep lets you know when food is done.

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Why You Should Trust Us

To winnow down our selection of models to test, we spoke with Denise Selman, senior product manager at Panasonic, as well as Martha Rose Shulman, chef and author of The Simple Art of Vegetarian Cooking. We also consulted reviews from America’s Test Kitchen (subscription required), Consumer Reports (subscription required), and Good Housekeeping. Additionally, we looked at highly rated models on sites such as Amazon, Sears, and Bed Bath & Beyond. Brendan Nystedt has spent over 20 hours researching and testing toaster ovens for this guide. He also contributed to our guide for the best toaster.

Who Should Get this

A toaster oven is a great multipurpose small appliance that lets you toast bread and bake and reheat foods without firing up your full-sized oven. A compact one works well when you’re making single-serving meals and snacks or if your rental has a tiny kitchen with an oven that doesn’t work well (or is missing altogether). If your kitchen is so active that the oven is full, you can use the toaster oven like Martha Rose Shulman, chef and author of The Simple Art of Vegetarian Cooking. When she runs out of room, she said, she turns to the toaster oven to make gratins, lasagne, and grilled cheese sandwiches.

And what about regular old toasters? We have picks for those, too. In our original guide, Ganda Suthivarakom likened a toaster oven to a passenger car, while your big oven is like an SUV: ”both are useful, and both will take you where you need to go, but the little car may be faster, more energy efficient, and more convenient for those shorter, smaller trips you commonly take.”

How We Picked and Tested

We looked for toaster ovens that were easy to use, reliable, quick, great at toasting bread and baking cookies, and available for between ₹1500 and ₹17500. For our last update, a Sweethome survey revealed that most of our respondents wanted to cook leftovers, pizza, and convenience foods like Hot Pockets, so we looked for a model with enough capacity for those jobs. But we didn’t want to go too big; many of those surveyed said they only toast between two and four slices of bread at a time. Our pick would ideally take up very little counter space in the type of tiny kitchen you find in small studio apartments or a mother-in-law unit. And, of course, we wanted to find a toaster oven that could combine all these requirements with solid performance.

As for extra features, some are clever and genuinely useful and convenient, like automatic cooking modes and racks that pull out when you open the door. Others are less clearly valuable—we saw everything from toaster/toaster-oven crossbreeds to models with rotisseries built in. Really, we were only looking for straightforward ovens that could handle baking, toasting, and other standard tasks well.

One feature manufacturers like to tout is convection, which basically means a fan circulates the hot air inside the oven. The fan can be deactivated if you want to broil meat or just melt cheese on an open-faced sandwich. Convection has a benefit in full-size ovens, where it can reduce cooking times, but it’s not clear how useful it is in small ovens, as Consumer Reports notes. We didn’t consider convection a must-have feature when we selected models to test.

While most people wouldn’t shop for a toaster oven by examining its heating elements, three main types featured prominently in our research, and the differences between them helped explain why certain models performed better than others. Nichrome heaters (metal wires, like in a slot toaster) are very common, and quartz elements (which look like long coils encased in a glass tube) tend to appear in more expensive models. The big advantage quartz has over nichrome is that it heats up considerably faster. The third type is a ceramic element, which is often found in space heaters. None of the models we tested use ceramic exclusively, but one model, the Panasonic FlashXpress, uses both quartz and ceramic.1

 

For this update, we put seven toasters through a battery of tests with three tasters in our New York City test kitchen.

First, for our toast test, we filled each toaster with as many slices of basic white bread as we could. For consistency, we set each machine to the medium shade setting and used the toasted results to create a heat map. This showed us any hot spots, as well as how each one performed as a toaster.

For the second test, we made break-and-bake Toll House cookies, evaluating the finished cookies for color and consistency—were they crunchy outside and a little gooey inside (like they should be)? Or were they underdone or burned? We also tested pizza Bagel Bites, keeping an eye on how browned the cheese was, whether or not the cheese effectively melted from its frozen cubic shape, and how crunchy the bagel got on the underside. To keep the ovens on an even playing field, none of the ovens’ convection settings were turned on when we tested.

In the five models we thought had the most promise after the heat-map toast test, we also ran a bonus round of testing on boneless, skinless chicken thighs. We wanted to test the effectiveness of each oven’s broil mode (except the Panasonic FlashXpress, which doesn’t have one). The results were disappointing on every single model, so don’t expect much from this feature, even if the oven can roast and bake with no problem.

Our Pick

This compact toaster oven evenly toasts bread, bakes cookies, and brings frozen foods to life as well as or better than competitors that cost significantly more.

We recommend the Panasonic FlashXpress for its strong baking performance, compact size, and reasonable price. It cooked toast and other foods to an even, lovely golden-brown better than most other models we tried, and its toast shade settings were among the most accurate we tested.

The Panasonic FlashXpress made crispy-yet-melty Bagel Bites that were more consistently browned from one edge of the oven cavity to the other. Some ovens’ results weren’t dark enough; others put out too much heat or hot spots in the center. Up against bigger, more expensive toaster ovens, the FlashXpress more than held its own.

Bread toasted on the medium setting came out beautifully golden brown without any scorching or charring. Only one other toaster oven we tested was able to toast bread as impressively—the Cuisinart TOB-260N1. Other models we tested, such as the KitchenAid KCO273SS, toasted bread unevenly, with extreme light and dark patches. The Panasonic FlashXpress was the only toaster oven we tested that had both quartz and ceramic infrared heating elements, which consistently produced evenly browned toast batch after batch.

The Panasonic FlashXpress was one of the smallest toaster ovens we tested, so it’s a great option if you have limited counter space (it measures a bit more than one cubic foot at 13.5 by 13.5 by 14.5 inches). It takes up only a little more space than most four-slot pop-up toasters and fits four pieces of bread (compared with up to nine in some of the other toaster ovens we tested). We think that’s fine; an overwhelming majority of our survey respondents said they would only want to toast two to four pieces of bread at a time. You can’t cook a casserole or a loaf of bread in this toaster oven, but there’s still plenty of space for items like leftover pizza, frozen waffles, and cookies.

Beyond performance, there are other features that set the Panasonic FlashXpress apart from the competition. Hooks on the door help eject the toaster’s wire rack so you don’t have to reach your hand as far into the oven cavity to retrieve your food. Though this feature was common with some of the larger, more expensive models we tested, the Panasonic FlashXpress was one of the few to include door hooks at a lower price.

Flaws But not Dealbreakers

We’d hesitate to describe the Panasonic FlashXpress’s interface design as being elegant, but it presents a straightforward cooking experience with its clearly-labeled controls. Unlike the other toaster ovens we recommend that have dial controls, the Panasonic has blister-push buttons for all but the power on/off switch. The buttons are perfectly usable—not as sticky and mushy as others we tried—but they could be better. Like some other models we tried, our testers liked that the Panasonic FlashXpress beeps when the cycle has finished and turns itself off automatically.

When mapping out the Panasonic’s internal heat distribution, we found a 1-inch margin right behind the door where the toast didn’t brown well. Since you can’t fit full slices of bread in that space anyway, it’s not a huge deal (just remember to push your bread all the way to the back of the oven rack). However, it did affect other foods that were in that zone. While Bagel Bites and cookies placed in the cool area were thoroughly cooked, they weren’t as pleasantly browned. However, similar problems were common in many of the ovens we tested.

Using a retro red LED display, the Panasonic FlashXpress’s timer looks more like a time bomb from a 1990s action thriller than a modern kitchen appliance. While it’s not hard to read the display dead-on, it can be tricky to discern from off-angles. Our testers found that the displays on the pricier Breville and Cuisinart toaster ovens were easier to read.

Additionally, the Panasonic FlashXpress, as a Japanese appliance, is understandably designed around degrees Celsius for temperature input. There’s a converted-to-Fahrenheit selector on the temperature indicator, but the markings are oddly spaced.

Also, the Panasonic FlashXpress has a somewhat flimsy stamped metal crumb tray compared to the sturdier trays on our other picks. After only a few cycles, the Panasonic tray was already warped. However, the warping didn’t make it overly difficult to pull or clean the tray. We’ll keep an eye on this to see if it presents any problems down the road.

Should you encounter any problems with the FlashXpress under warranty, contact Panasonic.

A Pricier, Medium-sized Toaster Oven

Though it’s more expensive than our top pick, the larger Breville Smart Oven offers more space to accomplish almost any baking and roasting task.

If you need a larger toaster oven than our main pick, we recommend the Breville Smart Oven. This model did well across the board in our tests, evenly toasting bread almost as well as our upgrade pick, the Cuisinart TOB-260N1. Though it’s pricier than our main pick, the Breville Smart Oven has a more modern, intuitive interface and an easy-to-read display. This model doesn’t have an internal light, but it turned out consistent results batch after batch.

In our tests, the Breville Smart Oven toasted bread evenly from front to back, with paler results from side to side, but it still toasted more evenly than the Breville Smart Pro and the Hamilton Beach 31230. The Breville Smart Oven’s roomier cavity means it can fit up to 6 slices of bread or a 12-inch pizza. (We found that six slices of bread toast best on heat setting 4, while one to four slices toast best on heat setting 6.)

The Breville Smart Oven comes with several accessories, too: a single rack along with a baking pan, broiler pan, and a non-stick pizza pan. Though our testers preferred the pizza stone from the Cuisinart TOB-260N1 over the metal pan from the Breville Smart Oven, it’s still a convenient addition that gets the job done. We also liked the magnets on the Breville Smart Oven that glide the rack out when opening the door, making it easier to retrieve hot items.

The Breville Smart Oven had the easiest-to-use controls out of all the toaster ovens we tried. In fact, our testers intuitively understood how the controls worked without having to refer to the user manual, which wasn’t the case with the Cuisinart TOB-260N1. The legend displayed on the door conveniently tells you where to place the rack for broiling, toasting, and baking.

One glitch to this model is that the convection mode automatically activates whenever you adjust the function knob. If you don’t want to activate this mode, you have to press the convection button each time to turn it off. This is a little annoying, but we don’t consider it a dealbreaker since this model is so easy to use and provides solid results. Also, this model doesn’t have an internal light, but we found that the heating elements provide enough illumination for you to see inside to check your food.

The Breville Smart Oven is backed by a 1-year limited warranty, which isn’t as good as our upgrade pick’s 3-year warranty. If you encounter problems, contact Breville for repairs or a replacement.

A Large Toaster Oven with more Accessories

The Cuisinart TOB-260N1 delivers impressively even cooking, a whopping nine-slice toast capacity, a three-year warranty, and some useful accessories.

If you want your toaster oven to cook nine slices of toast at once, the big, versatile Cuisinart TOB-260N1 convection toaster oven is the best that we found. The Cuisinart TOB-260N1 is a different beast entirely than the Panasonic FlashXpress: It’s more than twice the price, almost twice the size, and its much bigger oven cavity can handle a wider variety of cooking tasks. Compared to all the other large toaster ovens we tested, this was the top performer by an impressive margin. When compared head-to-head with the Breville Smart Oven Pro, the Cuisinart TOB-260N1 cooked toast more evenly. It has a better warranty, more accessories, and a slightly bigger capacity to boot.

Without a doubt, the Cuisinart TOB-260N1 had the most even heat in its voluminous cavity, toasting all nine slices of bread in a single batch to golden-brown perfection. Corner-to-corner, no other oven was as consistent (even our main pick, the Panasonic FlashXpress had a narrow strip towards the door where food cooked a little bit less). The similarly-priced large toaster ovens (like ones from Breville and KitchenAid) both concentrated heat in the center of the oven and had a more significant fall-off of heat towards the edges.

The Cuisinart TOB-260N1 comes with a number of accessories: two racks, a baking pan, a broiling tray, and a pizza stone. These accessories, like the warranty, are also a step up from other competitors in this price range. The oven has four slots for the racks, with metal hooks that pull out the middle rack when the door is opened. Our testers also found that the Cuisinart TOB-260N1 preheated quickly, even when set to high temperatures.

The biggest shortcoming on the Cuisinart is the single dial control, which functions as a combined start/stop button and timer. It’s not as intuitive as the two-knob controls on the Breville Smart Oven, but once we familiarized ourselves with it, we appreciated its sleeker, pared-down interface.

The Cuisinart TOB-260N1 has one unusual feature we didn’t see with any other toaster oven called “dual mode.” It’s a basic way of programming your own cooking cycle by hooking two existing modes together to play out back-to-back. So, let’s say you’re baking a couple cinnamon rolls. Using Dual Mode, you could, for instance, bake them to perfection, and then run a 15-minute warming cycle automatically after they’re done cooking while you wait for your family to get out of bed.

You may find the Cuisinart toaster oven sold under various model numbers, including TOB-260 and TOB-260N. The Cuisinart representative we spoke to said that there were minor internal changes made to these toaster ovens, which account for the differences in model numbers. However, they assured us that these changes shouldn’t affect the toaster oven’s performance. The TOB-260N1 is the most up-to-date version of this toaster oven. We plan to try it again soon to see that it’s performing as well as the TOB-260 version we tested for our original guide.

The Cuisinart TOB-260N1 has a three-year limited warranty, while most competitors only include one-year warranties for the same price. If you encounter problems with the toaster oven under warranty, contact Cuisinart for a replacement.

Care and Maintenance

Among all the toaster ovens we tested, only a couple of manufacturers noted the importance of getting the oven ready for its first use by running several test cycles with the machine empty before using it on anything you plan to eat. This way, any industrial residues inside the oven (which are applied to prevent corrosion while the machines are shipped and stored) can burn off and don’t have a chance to get into your food. Do this in a ventilated space if possible; depending on the oven, you’ll smell fumes in the first round or two. While you wait, take the time to wash the rack and accessories in warm soapy water.

Once you’re up and running, we recommend you empty the crumb tray often. If you’re cooking something that could drip grease on the lower heating element, be sure to use foil and a pan underneath the item. If grease splatters inside the oven, clean the interior according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

The Competition - Proctor Silex 4-Slice Toaster Oven

 

 

  Brand - Proctor Silex 4 slice Toaster Oven   Model - HAZD075223

Proctor Silex 4 slice Toaster Oven

We were underwhelmed by the Proctor Silex 4-Slice Toaster Oven. We dismissed this model because it was plagued by the same problems as the Black and Decker TO1303SB model.

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  • Extra-large interior easily fits 4 slices of toast or 2 personal pizzas

  • 15-Minute timer with automatic shutoff and ready bell

  • Includes bake pan and broil function

  • Handy broiler for cooking versatility

The Competition - Black and Decker TO1303SB

  Brand - Black and Decker TO1303SB   Model - HAZD075609

The Black and Decker TO1332SBD 4-Slice Toaster Oven was the most inconsistent in our tests, burning some things and undercooking others. Consumer Reports gave this model a score of 48, noting that while it was very easy to use, it didn’t bake as well as others.

Large enough for a 9" pizza or four slices of bread, the BLACK+DECKER 4-Slice Stainless Steel Toaster Oven with Broiler Pan complements any kitchen countertop. This compact, versatile toaster oven bakes, broils, toasts, and keeps food warm, at up to 450°F. It comes with a baking and broiler pan that fits perfectly into the small toaster oven interior. Plus, our exclusive EvenToast Technology optimizes heat distribution to toast bread evenly. When it's time to eat, trust the #1 brand in toaster ovens*-BLACK+DECKER. Large viewing window keep an eye on food during cooking. The durable glass window gives you a clear view of food throughout the cooking process. Bake/broiler pan don't worry about finding pans to fit in the oven. The included baking/broiling pan fits perfectly, making it easy to insert and remove food. Toasting rack also included.

The Competition - Oster TSSTTVMNDG Digital Large Capacity Toaster Oven

 

 

  Brand - Oster TSSTTVMNDG Digital Large Capacity Toaster Oven   Model - HAZD065722

Oster TSSTTVMNDG Digital Large Capacity Toaster Oven

The Oster TSSTTVMNDG Digital Large Capacity Toaster Oven has cheap plastic components. In our tests, its performance was inconsistent and it had hotspots and high running temperatures. Consumer Reports gave it a score of 64 and chose it as their best buy in the category, but said, “the model’s overall toasting performance was only so-so.”

Perfect for large families, this countertop oven from Oster comes equipped with convection technology, which means it distributes heat quickly and evenly for thorough cooking and excellent results. The oven provides an extra-large interior that can accommodate a frozen pizza, a whole chicken, a casserole, or even a 13 by 9-inch pan of crescent rolls or chocolate-chip cookies. Two rack positions allow for customizing the space, especially helpful when cooking a tall roast.

Furthermore, the sleek, modern-looking unit features a stainless finish frame and a user-friendly manual/digital control panel for convenient operation. Choose from a variety of cooking functions, including Bake, Convection Bake, Broil, Toast, Pizza, Defrost and Warm. Adjust time and temperature using one touch controls. Other highlights include a see-through door that allows for checking on food at a glance, an optional interior light, an easy-to-clean interior, and an external removable crumb tray. A durable baking pan comes included.

The Competition - Cuisinart TOB-40 Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler

  Brand - Cuisinart TOB-40 Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler   Model -HAZD065981

The Cuisinart TOB-40 Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler is easy to use, but bread became too dark on its medium setting. Also, this model has no timer, so you’ll have to keep a close watch on your food to prevent it from overcooking.

Style Name:CSO-300- Discontinued The Cuisinart CSO-300 Steam Oven is truly a unique oven that incorporates all the functions of a professional steam oven in a countertop footprint. It's a countertop convection oven with full steaming capability. Steam heat cuts cooking time by as much as 40%. Choose from 9 single and combination functions. Steam or poach any type of vegetable, fish, poultry or rice. or use steam in combination with both Broil or Bake functions to create roasts that are beautifully browned on the outside, yet moist and juicy on the inside. Special settings allow you to proof breads, rolls - even homemade pretzels and donuts. Bake them faster, with bakery-quality results.

What to look forward to

Reviewed.com recently published an article about a prototype for the soon-to-be-released Panasonic Insta-Heat Toaster Oven. We spoke with a public relations representative at Panasonic who told us that this model will become available sometime this fall. We’re eager to test this toaster oven for our next update.

Panasonic has also released the new Countertop Induction Oven NU-HX100S. We’d like to test this model for our next update to see how it compares to standard toaster ovens and whether it’s worth the steep price tag.

The soon-to-be-released June Intelligent Oven boasts an HD camera that monitors your food as it cooks, carbon fiber heating elements, and two convection fans. According to the company’s website, the first pre-orders will begin shipping during the 2016 holiday season. However, these features and its exorbitant price tag are likely overkill for most home cooks.