10 Best Toaster Ovens

Toaster ovens are a great addition to any kitchen to use either as a secondary oven or as the only oven because it can cook all the foods a normal oven can, but takes up less space and uses less energy.

So what are the features that are needed to be considered the best toaster oven? First and foremost is how well and evenly they cook including baking and broiling. They should provide preset functions and simple controls with automatic shut-off. Also they need to be easy to clean with nonstick interiors and a crumb tray that slides out. Accessories like broiling pans and pizza pans are also a nice bonus.

Top of the line models cost over $250, but plenty of good options are available for around $100-$150 with cheap versions below $50. Below we review the top 10 best toaster ovens.


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Breville Smart Oven Pro BOV845BSS

The Breville Smart Oven Pro BOV845BSS, which costs $270 earned the highest score from the leading consumer magazine and it is the top-rated unit on Amazon with a 4.7 overall rating. Overall the performance is excellent and it is easy to use which is why it ranks as our best toaster oven.

This convection oven has 1800 watts of power with 5 quartz heating elements with Element IQ that heats food smartly to suit whatever you are cooking with 10 preset functions. The BOV845BSS comes with a 12×12 baking pan, 12×12 broiling rack, and a 13″ pizza pan. It features dial and push button controls with a digital display.

The only negatives we could find are the price and short 1 year warranty. For this price the warranty ought to be good for at least 3 years. However, we still highly recommend this unit for anyone who needs outstanding cooking performance in a small toaster oven.


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Cuisinart TOB-260N Chef's Convection Toaster Oven

The Cuisinart TOB-260N is another outstanding performer with a pricetag of $260 (although we have noticed the price seems to move around a lot on Amazon with it being as cheap as $219). This large capacity convection oven can handle up to 9 pieces of toast at one time.

Features include 1875 watts, 15 cooking functions including Dual Cook, auto-slide out rack, digital controls, an adjustable 2 hour timer and 2 hour auto shutoff. It comes with 2 cooking racks with 4 rack positions, a 13″” pizza stone, 9×13 inch baking pan, and broiling pan.

We would also highly recommend the Cuisinart TOB-260N since we found no major flaws with it and it includes a 3 year limited warranty. It is comparable with the Breville BOV845BSS in size, ease of use, and performance. Although, we found the broiling and baking, while still really good, to be just slightly more uneven on the TOB-260N.


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Breville Smart Oven BOV800XL

The Breville BOV800XL is very similar to the top ranked BOV845BSS. First of all it has a bigger capacity than most models, although just slightly less than the BOV845BSS and can handle 13-inch pizzas or 6 slices of toast.

Although the brilliance of this appliance is that it is a smart oven that automatically adjusts the power of the five individual heating elements to cook food quickly and more evenly. It also comes with an LED screen that easily lets you see the temperature and the cooking time which you can adjust with large dials. There are also 9 preset functions including toast, bagel, bake, roast, broil, pizza, cookies, reheat, and warm. It does not have the slow cook feature that the BOV845BSS has.

The only real downside is the pricetag of $249.95 which is expensive. If you don’t mind paying for it, we highly recommend this model.


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Cuisinart CSO-300N Steam Convection Oven

The $260 Cuisinart CSO-300N Steam Oven is a unique countertop oven that incorporates the functions of a professional steam oven in a small footprint. You can choose from 9 single and combination functions including 4 different steam functions to cook any food including meats, fish, and vegetables to your taste. There is also a bread function that gets amazing bakery-quality results.

The CSO-300N, while larger than most cheaper ovens, is a bit smaller than some other top-tier models. It can accommodate a 12-inch pizza or 4 slices of toast and includes a rack and baking pan. It also has a unique steam clean feature.

Most user reviews have been extremely positive, with some people raving about the performance the Cuisinart CSO-300N provides – especially for cooking chicken. However, cooking with steam can take a bit of experimenting to get the desired results. If you are someone who would love to try cooking with steam then we highly recommend the CSO-300N. If you don’t think you will use any of the steam functions or want a bigger oven then you should look elsewhere.


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Cuisinart Rotisserie Convection TOB-200

If you are searching for a toaster oven with rotisserie then the $168 Cuisinart TOB-200 is for you. The interior height on this model is 8″ which is about 3″ taller than most units to accommodate the rotisserie feature which can roast up to a 4 pound chicken or 5 pound duck.

This Cuisinart appliance fits a 12-inch pizza or 6 slices of bread and features 12 cooking functions including convection. The digital display with dial selector is not quite as easy to use as some other models.

One other slight negative is the broiler function, which while good, does not provide excellence. Overall we recommend the Cuisinart TOB-200 for those of you who will take advantage of the rotisserie function.


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Panasonic FlashXpress NB-G110P Toaster Oven

The Panasonic FlashXpress NB-G110P is more affordable than some of the top-tier models with a price of about $121. The main highlight for this model is the double infrared heating system designed to efficiently cook in up to 40% less time than other units. Because it uses infrared, it provides instantaneous heat so there is no need to preheat. It also comes with 6 different cooking modes – toast, waffle, roll, pizza, hash brown, and quick – which automatically calculates the cooking time of each.

The biggest drawback to this unit is the lack of a broiler function. Other than that, for the price it is a great value.


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Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Oven with Element IQ

The Breville BOV450XL is very similar to the BOV800XL, but in a more compact size which is great for small spaces. It can hold 11-inch pizzas or 4 slices of toast. The two other main differences are this model is not a convection oven and it only has 4 heating elements instead of 5. It has 8 preset functions for cookies, reheat, pizza, bagel, toast, bake, broil, and roast. It also has 3 rack positions, auto shut-off, and a pull out crumb tray.

This compact toaster oven is still costly at $149, but for a quality small unit it is worth it.


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Breville BOV650XL Compact Smart Oven 1800-Watt Toaster Oven with Element IQ

The Breville BOV650XL is a model that is nearly identical to the BOV450XL, just a little bit bigger and will cost about $30 more with a final price of $180.

Since the BOV650XL is just 2.25 inches wider than the BOV450XL and the same depth, if you want a bigger model then we recommend that you step up to the BOV800XL since it gives you more features like convection cooking and much larger interior cooking space.

The performance of this Breville unit is not lacking, however, so if the size works for you then don’t hesitate to buy it.


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Oster TSSTTVMNDG Digital Large Capacity Toaster Oven

The Oster TSSTTVMNDG is our pick for the best toaster oven under $100 with a price of just $79. It has convection cooking and the extra-large interior can hold a 13 x 9 pan to cook ham, roasts, or casseroles.

However, it is not as easy to use or clean as some of the other top models and one other lowlight is that the exterior can get quite hot, so be careful using it. Due to its price, though, we still highly recommend this appliance for most buyers.


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Black & Decker TO1313SBD 4-Slice Toaster Oven

One of the best-selling toaster ovens on Amazon and the best cheap toaster oven on our list is the $25 Black & Decker TO1313SBD. It comes with a bake pan and broil rack and features toast, broil, bake, and keep-warm controls. It is capable of cooking a 9-inch pizza or 4 slices of toast.

While the overall performance is OK, it certainly does not compare with the top models on this list and we would not recommend using it for baking.


Toaster Oven Comparison Chart

Model Rating Price Watts Temp Range Convection
Oven
Outer Dimensions
(H”xW”xD”)
Interior Dimensions
(H”xW”xD”)
Breville BOV845BSS 9.4 $269.95 1800 120-500 Yes 11 x 19 x 16 5 x 14 x 13
Cuisinart TOB-260N 9.3 $219.99 1875 150-450 Yes 12 x 20 x 17 6 x 14 x 13
Breville BOV800XL 9.3 $249.95 1800 120-450 Yes 11 x 19 x 16 5 x 14 x 12
Cuisinart CSO-300N 9.2 $257.99 1680 100-450 Yes 10.75 x 18 x 15.5 5 x 12 x 12
Cuisinart TOB-200 9.2 $167.99 1875 150-500 Yes 13 x 19 x 15 8 x 12 x 12
Panasonic NB-G110P 9.1 $120.99 1300 250-500 No 10 x 13 x 12 4 x 10 x 11
Breville BOV450XL 9.1 $149 1800 120-450 No 9 x 16 x 13 4 x 10.75 x 10
Breville BOV650XL 9 $179.95 1800 120-450 No 10 x 17 x 15 4 x 13 x 10
Oster TSSTTVMNDG 8.7 $79 1300 150-450 Yes 11.38 x 19.76 x 15.37 5.3 x 13.7 x 13.48
Black & Decker TO1313SBD 8.3 $24.99 1150 150-450 No 9.4 x 16.4 x 11.3 5 x 13 x 9.8


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