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, toasting, 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. At the bottom of these toaster oven reviews we also have a comparison chart so you can easily compare one toaster oven versus another.
The Breville BOV900BSS has unmatched temperature accuracy from 80-480 degrees thanks to 6 independent quartz heating elements. It also has a two speed convection fan. A large LCD display and simple controls make it easy to use.
If you need a large toaster oven the Smart Oven Air is perfect you as well with the largest interior dimensions on our list at 7″ x 16″ x 13.5″. That is large enough to toast 9 slices of bread, roast a 14 pound turkey, or comfortably fit a 9″ x 13″ pan and 12 cup muffin trays.
Overall if you simply want the best toaster oven you can find then the Breville BOV900BSS Smart Oven Air is the one for you. The only downsides are that it is expensive and it takes up a lot of counter space and might be too large for small kitchens.
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 the Breville Smart Oven Pro BOV845BSS for anyone who needs outstanding cooking performance in a toaster oven.
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.
Overall we think the Breville Smart Oven BOV800XL provides a great value for its price and highly recommend it.
The large capacity can be both a positive and a negative. The TOB-260N1 can toast 9 slices of bread at once or cook a 13″ pizza, however it also has exterior dimensions of 11″ x 21″ x 17″ which means it takes up a lot of counter space.
It comes with two oven racks, baking / drip pan, broiling pan, removable crumb tray, and 13 inch pizza stone. It also has 4 interior rack positions, oven light, 2 convection settings, 5 quartz heating elements, and multitude of cooking options.
Overall we would not hesitate to recommend the Cuisinart TOB-260N1 to anyone who wants a large capacity toaster oven.
The KCO275 has 9 pre-programmed functions, 120 minute timer, interior CeramaShield coating, and 12-inch capacity. It comes with a 12″ non-stick multipurpose pan, 12″ broiling rack, cooling rack, and non-stick drip tray.
Overall we think the Breville BOV800XL is just a bit better, but the KitchenAid KCO275 is still very good while giving you a lot of options in colors to fit in with any kitchen style you’re going for.
The TOA-60 is powered with 1800 watts and comes with 7 functions – air fry, convection bake,convection broil, bake, broil, warm, toast. Simple dial controls are used to select the temperature or use the 60 minute timer.
The Cuisinart TOA-60 does quite perform as well in baking or toasting a full 6 slices of bread as some other models. However, the added air fryer capability makes it a valuable addition to your kitchen.
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 preset 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. It also has smaller interior dimensions than most other toaster ovens on this list, although it can toast four slices of bread at once. Other than that, for the price the Panasonic FlashXpress NB-G110P is a great value.
The two other main differences are that the BOV450XL 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.
If you are looking for a more compact toaster oven then the Breville BOV450XL is a great option. If you want something slightly larger, you can also get the Breville BOV650XL which is nearly identical other than the size for about $25 more.
The 31401 has just 3 modes – bake, broil, and toast. It runs about 25 degrees cooler than listed, so you might need to increase the heat for certain items.
Overall the Hamilton Beach 31401 performs well for its price, but make no mistake it is inferior to higher priced, higher rated toaster ovens.
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
|Toaster Oven||Rating||Best Price||Watts||Temperature
(H” x W” x D”)
(H” x W” x D”)
|Breville BOV900BSS||9.5||$319.95||1800||80-480||Yes||Air-Fry, Bagel, Bake, Broil, Cookies, Dehydrate, Pizza, Proof, Reheat, Roast, Slow Cook, Toast, Warm||12.8″ x 21.4″ x 17.2″||7″ x 16″ x 13.5″|
|Breville BOV845BSS||9.4||$215.95||1800||120-500||Yes||Bagel, Bake, Broil, Convection, Cookies, Defrost, Pizza, Reheat, Roast, Slow Cook, Toast, Warm||11″ x 19″ x 16″||5″ x 14″ x 13″|
|Breville BOV800XL||9.3||$199.95||1800||120-450||Yes||Bagel, Bake, Broil, Convection, Cookies, Defrost, Pizza, Reheat, Roast, Toast, Warm||11″ x 19″ x 16″||5″ x 14″ x 12″|
|Cuisinart TOB-260N1||9.2||$204.09||1800||150-500||Yes||Bake, Convection Bake, Broil, Bagel, Waffle, Roast, Pizza, Sandwich, Toast, Keep Warm, Leftovers, Defrost||11″ x 21″ x 17″||6″ x 14″ x 13″|
|KitchenAid KCO275||9.2||$219.99||1800||120-450||Yes||Bake, Reheat, Broil, Bagel, Pizza, Warm, Cookie, Roast, Frozen||12″ x 18″ x 14″||5″ x 13″ x 12″|
|Cuisinart TOA-60||9.2||$159.95||1800||Warm-450||Yes||Air Fry, Convection Bake, Convection Broil, Bake, Broil, Warm, Toast||14″ x 16″ x 16″||5″ x 13″ x 11″|
|Panasonic NB-G110P||9.1||$94.99||1300||250-500||No||Bake, Reheat, Pizza, Waffle, Hash Browns, Frozen||10″ x 13″ x 12″||4″ x 10″ x 11″|
|Breville BOV450XL||9.1||$119.95||1800||120-450||No||Bagel, Toast, Bake, Broil, Pizza, Roast, Cookies, Reheat||9″ x 16″ x 13″||4″ x 10.75″ x 10″|
|Breville BOV650XL||9||$143.95||1800||120-450||No||Bagel, Toast, Bake, Broil, Pizza, Roast, Cookies, Reheat||10″ x 17″ x 15″||4″ x 13″ x 10″|
|Hamilton Beach 31401||8.5||$44.99||1100||150-450||No||Bake, Broil, Toast||8.7″ x 15″ x 11.5″||4.75″ x 10.5″ x 9″|
|Black+Decker TO1313SBD||8.3||$44.35||1150||150-450||No||Warm, Broil, Bake, Toast||9.4″ x 16.4″ x 11.3″||5″ x 13″ x 9.8″|