Toaster Ovens: Ratings of Sources
Total of 10 Sources
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by Lisa McManus
Our AssessmentThis website features video reviews of toaster ovens from past broadcasts, and equipment critiques are continuously updated . Reviewers test each oven's ability to make evenly browned toast and cook various foods correctly, ease of use and temperature accuracy. Ratings are available only to registered users.
by Editors of ConsumerReports.org
Our AssessmentConsumerReports.org editors test 21 toaster ovens and rate them on multiple criteria, such as how evenly they bake and broil, how easy the controls are to set and how intuitive they are to understand.
by Editors of Good Housekeeping
Good Housekeeping Research Institute evaluates 36 toaster ovens on performance,
safety and ease of use. Each oven gets a letter rating from A to F. Brief write-ups
include pros and cons, plus a summary on how the oven performs.
Best Toaster Ovens: Top 10 Rated Toaster Ovens 2013
by Brittany Rowland
Our AssessmentRowland compiles this list by considering cooking and broiling performance, toasting consistency, ease of use, size and capacity, and attractiveness of design. She also looks for standout features such as convection heating, shut-off timers, automatic slide-out racks, defrosting and included accessories.
My Essential Appliance: Breville Smart Oven
by Emily Ho
Our AssessmentHo, a writer and recipe developer, uses the Breville Smart Oven every day; it remains firmly in place even after she pares down her kitchen tools. She calls this toaster oven a "counter hog," but says the performance makes it worth it.
by Contributors to Amazon.com
Our AssessmentAt Amazon.com, virtually every toaster oven sold gets hundreds of consumer reviews. Owners rate products on a five-star scale; some even update their posts after using the product for a while. Some comments list pros and cons, and include tips on how to get the best use out of a product. This is the best source for real-world and long-term product usage.
by Contributors to BedBathAndBeyond.com
Our AssessmentThere aren't as many user reviews here as at some other retail sites, but the most popular toaster ovens receive a good amount of feedback. Products are rated on a five-star scale and comments can be quite detailed. Such day-to-day experiences give insight on how an oven performs over the long run, and whether it would work in your kitchen and for your lifestyle.
Top Rated Toaster Ovens
by Editors of and Contributors to Cooking.com
Our AssessmentEditors identify top-rated toaster ovens and rank them as "best of the best." Top-rated items must receive a minimum average rating of 4 out of 5 stars in 20 or more owner reviews. This isn't a large number, but user posts give a good overview of customer satisfaction.
by Contributors to ChefsCatalog.com
Our AssessmentProducts sold at ChefsCatalog.com are rated on a five-star scale. Many users list their cooking level alongside their post, which is helpful for narrowing down like skill levels. Site visitors can choose featured reviews or reviews from experts, staff or contributors. All share their good and bad experiences with the product.
by Contributors to Frontgate.com
Our AssessmentOn this retail site, owners share the pros and cons of the items they purchase, providing insight into how they work over time. There are a good number of reviews here for some of the top toaster ovens.