What every best Toaster Ovens has:
- Intuitive controls.
- A good number of presets.
- Audible alerts.
If you just need a basic (meaning no convection feature) toaster oven, the 1,800 watt Breville BOV650XL Compact Smart Oven is the one we recommend. It's a consistent and reliable performer from a manufacturer with a good reputation. The BOV650XL is a mid-sized oven, so, while it might not make dinner for a crowd, it can certainly handle dinner for four. It has a wide variety of cooking and toasting settings, including eight presets that require nothing more than pushing a button. It even remembers personal preferences and has an automatic shutoff feature. See our full review »Buy for $179.95
The Panasonic NB-G110P Flash Xpress won't take up much space on your counter, but its cool, space-age design will look good in your kitchen. That small footprint means a smaller capacity, though, which makes it best for making snacks or dinner for two. Panasonic's infrared heating technology means this oven doesn't need preheating and it cooks more quickly than traditional toaster ovens. It also browns toast beautifully, a task that many toaster ovens struggle with. The Flash Xpress has some nice features; including an alert when the food is done and an automatic shutoff. See our full review »Buy for $97.86
There aren't too many toaster ovens that can practically replace a regular, full-size oven, but the 1,800 watt Breville BOV800XL Smart Oven Convection Toaster Oven is one. Many people buy it because they long for a convection feature, but don't want to shell out the big bucks to replace their range. It has a good variety of cook settings, and, in testing, it toasts, roasts and bakes evenly. It's also easy to use and clean. Of course, it's big, which is an advantage if you have a big family, but not if your counter space is limited. See our full review »Buy for $248.80
The Oster TSSTTVMNDG Digital Convection Toaster Oven offers true convection cooking at a price that's quite a bit less expensive that comparably-sized ovens. It's large enough to toast six slices of bread or cook a 4- to 5-pound chicken. In testing, it toasts evenly and bakes cakes as well as a full-sized oven. It's a bit slow, though, when broiling. One other caveat, the top can get pretty hot to the touch when it's cooking, so be careful if you have young children around and be sure you have plenty of clearance above it.Buy for $64.84