You don’t always need to fire up the oven to get a home cook meal. There are a number of multi-functional countertop ovens that can do everything from toast to roasting five-pound chickens. Many of these units have small footprints and are easy to clean, making toaster ovens a popular choice for many home chefs.
When selecting a toaster oven, it is important to know what you want your oven to do. There are compact appliances that will do basic baking, broiling, and toasting and larger convection ovens that can easily cook casseroles. Once you know what you want your countertop oven to do, it will be easier to find a toaster oven that works within your budget. Below are the ten best affordable toaster ovens.
1. Calphalon Quartz Heat Countertop Toaster Oven
This Calphalon Countertop Toaster Oven, with its innovative quartz heating element, preheats faster and heats 40% more evenly than toaster ovens with conventional tube heating elements. Selecting the right time and temperature is simple with 11 preset functions: bake, pizza, broil, toast, bagel, roast, defrost, warm, reheat, cookies, and dehydrate. The extra-large capacity is big enough to bake a twelve-inch pizza or roast a whole chicken, and the interior light makes it easy to monitor the cooking process. This durable toaster oven is constructed of metal and stainless steel and comes complete with a baking pan, pizza pan, dehydrator rack, and wire rack.
2. ConvectionWorks Hi-Q Intelligent Countertop Oven
This compact convection toaster does a big job with a small footprint. This stainless-steel convection oven delivers 1500 watts of cooking power with rotisserie and convection settings. The secure door panel insulates the heat while the easy-read menu automatically calculates the perfect time and temperature whether you are defrosting, cooking, or reheating. This Teflon-free oven has no non-stick coating to flake or leach. The ConvectionWorks oven comes with a baking tray, wire rack, crumb tray, bamboo cutting board oven-safe silicone rack handle, 2 heat-resistant potholders & rotisserie spit and rods.
3. Nostalgia Bset100Bc 3-In-1 Toaster Ovens
This 3-in-1 toaster oven is a one station breakfast bar. The Nostalgia Bset100Bc is a 4-cup coffee maker, multi-function toaster oven, and a non-stick griddle all in one convenient appliance. The coffee maker comes with a reusable coffee filter, a great option for those who want to reduce their environmental footprint. The toaster oven bakes, broils, toasts, and reheats and comes with an oven tray, crumb tray, and wire rack. The non-stick griddle is removable for easy cleaning and comes with a glass lid and cool-touch handle. With this 3-in-1 toaster oven, you can make toast, eggs, bacon, and coffee all at the same time.
4. Breville BOV800XL Smart Oven Pro with Element iQ
Breville’s Smart Oven Pro with Element iQ combines power and precision. This oven delivers 1800 watts of power, transferring heat across five quartz elements for even heat distribution. The easy to read LCD displays nine preset functions: toast, bagel, bake, roast, broil, pizza, cookies, reheat and warm. Built with durable metals and housed in stainless steel, this toaster oven is designed to last and blend into any home décor. The smart oven comes with a pizza pan, baking pan, and broil rack.
5. Hamilton Beach Countertop Toaster Oven
Hamilton Beach has tweaked countertop toaster design with an innovative roll-top door. This unique door design keeps the countertop in front of the toaster oven free and always for easy accesses to food inside the oven. This in-expensive toaster oven can bake, broil, or toast and has a 30-minute timer with automatic shutoff. This countertop toaster is large enough to fit six pieces of toast, a twelve-inch pizza, or a 9” x 11” baking pan. The oven comes with a baking pan, baking rack, and crumb tray.
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6. KitchenAid KCO275SS Convection Oven
The KitchenAid KCO275SS delivers 1800 watts of power and even-heat technology for consistent heat throughout the cooking cycle. This oven can toast, bake, broil, or warm with 9 preset functions: Asado roast, bake, broil, pizza, toast, bagel, cookie, reheat, and keep warm. The twelve-inch capacity is large enough to cook two twelve-inch pizzas or Cornish hens. The convection oven comes with twelve-inch non-stick multipurpose pan, twelve-inch broiling rack, cooling rack, non-stick drip tray.
7. BLACK+DECKER TO3250XSB Extra Wide Convection Countertop Toaster Oven
This extra-wide countertop oven has been purposely designed to accommodate handled 9”x13” pans. Convention fans circulate heat for even cooking and the oven can reach a maximum temperature of 450 degrees. A 60-minute timer helps with precision cooking with a stay-on feature for longer cooking tasks. This toaster oven comes with a removable crumb tray, baking pan, and a toasting rack that can be set at three different levels.
8. Hamilton Beach 31103DA Countertop Convection & Rotisserie Oven
Hamilton Beach has created an extra-capacity convection and rotisserie oven to handle bigger jobs than the ordinary toaster oven. The extra-large oven can accommodate two twelve-inch pizzas, two 9” x 13” casseroles, or two cake pans while the self-basting rotisserie can accommodate a five-pound chicken. Both the bake and broil functions work with the two-hour automatic shutoff timer. This countertop oven comes complete with a removable drip tray, rotisserie skewer and lifter, two racks, two baking pans, and a broiler rack.
9. Hamilton Beach 2-in-1 Countertop Oven and Long Slot Toaster
This space-saving appliance quickly switches from bake to broil to toast with the switch of a lever. The 2-in-1 toaster oven toasts bread up to 40% fast than traditional toaster ovens. The separate shade selector lets you select the perfect shade of golden brown. Extra-wide toast slots are perfect for bagels and artisan breads. Use the 60-minute timer to program custom baking and broiling times. Accessories include a rack, removable crumb tray, and bake pan.
10. Dash Compact Toaster Oven
If you are looking for an inexpensive, compact toaster oven, this might just be the one for you. The compact size makes this toaster oven energy efficient but still powerful enough to make toast, bagels, pizza, paninis, and cookies. The removable backing tray, oven rack, and crumb tray are all dishwasher safe for easy clean-up. The Dash Compact Toaster Oven comes with a baking tray, oven rack, crumb tray, recipe book, and recipe database access.
Whether you are looking for compact toaster ovens or combination appliances, countertop ovens are a great way to save space, energy, and cleanup time. Pre-programmed settings take can take the guesswork out of cooking and precise timing and temperature settings can make your look like a pro.
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