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The Best Toaster Ovens

There are two main types of home cooks out there: those who believe in toaster ovens and those who don’t. In addition to making tuna melts and pizza bagels, and warming up frozen nuggets and fish sticks, you can also use a good toaster oven to make roasted veggies and chicken, bake an apple crumb cake, or broil teriyaki salmon. How can you make sure you get a good toaster oven? You pick one from this list of the best toaster overs here.

The Best Toaster Ovens

Compact Smart Oven

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Electronic controls and preset cooking programs for bagels, cookies, and pizza (up to an 11-inch pie) make the Breville Compact Smart Oven super easy to use. It browned toast quickly, baked a beautiful cake, and roasted tender potatoes and chicken in our tests. A nonstick coating makes cleaning a breeze. The control panel is also very intuitive and easy to use and the stainless steel design feels solid. Lastly, there’s something to say about an average 4.3 star rating on Amazon from nearly 2,000 reviewers.

Sure-Crisp Air Fry Toaster Oven

Hamilton Beach Super-Crisp doesn’t fail to perform. While it looks very basic with easy-to-use controls, it toasted bread and baked pizza very evenly in a relatively short amount of time. We were most impressed with its air frying abilities: It made crispy and juicy wings, and crispy fries that weren’t dried out. In addition to its performance, the small footprint won’t take up too much space on your countertop but can still fit six slices of bread and a 13-inch frozen pizza, so you won’t sacrifice size for usability.

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If you’re looking for a compact, budget-friendly toaster oven that can toast your bread and heat your pizza, but you don’t need an oven-replacement, this one fits the bill. It can toast up to four slices of bread at a time and has space for a 9-inch pizza.

This has functions for baking, broiling, toasting, and keeping food warm. For toasting, it has different toast settings so you’ll get just the right level of brownness, and the 30-minute timer lets you cook foods longer.

Customers are happy with how uncomplicated the oven is to use, and those with cramped kitchens praise its compact build. The removable crumb tray makes it easy to clean. It comes with a baking pan, broiling rack, and toasting rack.

The Brava Oven is a smart oven that can make standard toast and also has programs to cook different types of food on one cooking tray. That makes it possible to cook foods together that would normally require different cooking times or temperatures.

The oven can also handle normal cooking tasks and has settings for sear, toast, reheat, bake, dehydrate, air fry, and keep warm.

One caveat is that this oven requires a dedicated 20-amp circuit, so it’s wise to check the kitchen’s electrical capacity before purchase.

Customers who have jobs that prevent them from having much time to cook praise the oven for its simplicity and versatility, as well as how quickly it cooks food. Some recipes are available directly from the oven, while others are on the Brava app.

Cuisinart Chefs Convection TOB-260N1

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The Cuisinart Chefs Convection TOB-260N1 boasts an oven big enough to fit a 9-pound chicken or nine slices of toast. It does an impressive job toasting, earning a Very Good rating in these tests. But in our test for reheating, the lasagna wasn’t as hot as with the other models highlighted here and wasn’t as evenly heated. This 1,800-watt toaster oven has a temperature range of 150° F to 500° F and four rack positions. Beyond bake, broil, and bagels, there are settings for roasting, convection, and pizza—a pizza stone comes with the toaster oven. Cuisinart snags Very Good ratings in reliability and owner satisfaction.

Hamilton Beach 6-slice 31411

The Hamilton Beach 6-slice 31411 earns a Very Good rating in our reheating tests; food emerged evenly heated throughout. It’s better at toasting a batch of toast than just one slice, however. It costs a fraction of most of the other toaster ovens in our tests. That’s why it’s pretty basic, with bake, broil, and warm functions, and three rack positions. This 1,440-watt toaster oven offers a temperature range of warm to 450° F. Hamilton Beach earns a midrange Good rating in both reliability and owner satisfaction.