Toaster ovens are used regularly in the kitchen. From making toast, to heating up leftovers, to preparing a new meal; the top 10 best toaster ovens in 2014 are going to allow you to do more in the kitchen, and create tasty dishes in no time. These are the top rated models for the year.
1. Cuisinart Compact Digital Toaster Oven Broiler, Model: TOB-100FR
With its certified refurbished status, this brushed, stainless steel unit has a nice silver tone. It includes 7 different functions, which are: Keep Warm, Leftover, Toast, Bagel, Sandwich, Broil and Bake. It features Shade Control to ensure that each slice of toast is uniform in color and perfectly consistent. The interior is non-stick, and the rack automatically slides out, making it hands free. The crumb tray is removable for easy washing. It comes with a broiling rack, a baking tray, a cook book and a three year warranty, limited, from the manufacturer. This attractive product offers a nice array of easy on the customer features. Without taking up a large amount of counter space, it offers a reasonably larger interior for cooking and well designed accessories to make it all simpler.
2. Hamilton Beach® 6-Slice Easy Reach Convection Oven, Model: 31126
As the #1 New Release in Toaster Ovens this gunmetal colored convection oven offers easy access to the main compartment. It has a roll top door which makes it simple to work with foods that are cooking and easy to see the contents inside. Its interior is maximized, while the countertop space it takes is not large. It is made of stainless steel and has the capacity to hold a 9 by 11 inch baking pan inside. It has toast, bake and broil settings, with an easy to clean interior, which simply wipes clean. Foods cook more quickly due to its convection oven system. It also comes with a 1 year manufacturer warranty.
3. Waring Pro 4-Slice Toaster Oven with Built-In 2-Slice Toaster, Model: WTO150
As a certified refurbished item, this toaster oven offers nice quality at a less than retail price. It comes with all original accessories plus the advantage of a 90 day warranty. It will bake, broil and toast and has an adjustable temperature, 30 minute timer. The drip tray and broiling pan are included. Of the customers who posted reviews, 67% gave this product a 5 star rating and 33% gave it a 4 star rating. Customers noted that while it was a compact size, it was well built, sturdy and good value for the money spent.
4. BLACK+DECKER 4-Slice Toaster Oven, Model: TO1303SB
As the #1 Best Seller in Toaster Ovens, this unit was reviewed by over 1,330 customers, with 50% giving it 5 star ratings and 24% giving it 4 star ratings. This silver toned oven offers four different cooking modes, including toast, warm, bake, and broil. Most customers noted that it works well for smaller items due to its compact size. They also noted that the sides stay cool while items are cooking inside. Many felt that it was a nice, adequate oven for its size and price.
5. Cuisinart TOB-135 Deluxe Convection Toaster Oven Broiler, Brushed Stainless
As a combination of several popular cooking methods, including toasting, baking and broiling, this popular unit offers excellent convection style cooking. Over 270 customers posted reviews, and of those, 67% gave it 5 star ratings and 18% gave it 4 star ratings. Some of the pros that customers noted included the front sliding crumb catcher, which makes it easy to access and clean; the 4 different rack position options, its compact size and automatic shut-off feature.
6. Panasonic Flash Xpress Toaster Oven, Model: PAN-NB-G110PW
What customers notice about this toaster oven is that it has double infrared light which is advertised as cooking up to 40 times faster than other traditional toaster ovens do. This product will also pre-heat and has digital timing which automatically cooks various foods so that there is no guessing involved. It has an interior light, and a beep tone that signals when food is done. Over 1,200 customers posted reviews for this product with 71% leaving 5 star ratings. Customers noted that this oven will toast and bake a whole range of favorite items very well. Some of these included cookies, frozen appetizers and frozen garlic bread. Many noted that it is also very easy to clean. One customer had a bulb burn out, and was unable to replace it. Unfortunately, after many local repair attempts the unit was returned to the manufacturer with no results. So that customer warns buyers to be aware that there is a potential problem with the bulbs.
7. Cuisinart Exact Heat Toaster Oven Broiler, Model: TOB-195
The stainless steel design of this toaster oven makes it a nice addition to many kitchens. It has several different functions including convection, broil, bake, defrost and reheat. It has a timer, an easy to clean interior surface and comes with a 3 year warranty. Of the 748 customers who posted reviews, 70% gave it 5 star rating and 18% gave it 4 star rating. Customers liked the non-stick walls and the positioning of the controls along the bottom of the unit; which helps to save space on kitchen counter tops. Some cautioned that the sides and top do tend to get very warm when the oven is in use. Others noted that the door handle can get hot enough to cause burns. Most enjoyed using this oven for heating simple to eat food such as pizza, grilled cheese sandwiches and toaster breads.
8. Hamilton Beach Toastation Toaster & Oven, Model: 22722
With over 700 customer reviews, it would seem that this popular product would receive high ratings. But, in this case, ratings are evenly distributed over the 5 rating categories. Customers basically liked its smaller size, because it takes up less space on their counter tops. Many simply liked the red color. But some customers noted that it can toast unevenly or that certain thicker brands of bread do not fit into the toaster slot. Many used it only for specific foods that they fixed often, such as baked potatoes, pizza or chicken nuggets, and did not want or need an expensive toaster to cook those items. Some customers were extremely unhappy with the toaster, noting that it never worked properly and this prompted them to post comments about never buying this product or brand name again.
9. Hamilton Beach Set & Forget Toaster Oven with Convection Cooking, Model: 31230
This product was reviewed by 309 customers. Of those, 55% gave it a 5 star rating and 22% gave it a 4 star rating. Though most people who posted reviews purchased this oven to bake simple items such as bagels, frozen pizza or potatoes, there are many who have been successful with baking cakes in it, too. Some customers also use it to reheat leftovers. The average customer uses it primarily for toasting, or infrequently, rather than depending on it as their primary cooking source. This product is under review from Amazon, and purchases of it are currently possible through other marketplace sellers, but not Amazon.com.
10. Panasonic NB-G110P
There is a flash express feature, allowing you to heat foods up to 40% faster than it would traditionally take. The oven will automatically calculate time for baking, defrosting, or reheating; this eliminates the guesswork, and cold meals when you pull them out of the oven. There are six menu items, and six settings ranging from 250 to 500 degrees F as well.
11. Oster TS STTVXLDG
An aluminum steel finish, and 90 minute setting, allow you to prepare any dish in no time. It is large enough for a pizza to a whole chicken, and has preset buttons for different foods as well. It ranges from 150 up to 450 degrees F, allowing you to prepare more dishes, without having to preheat prior to baking, cooking, or simply reheating a dish.
12. Black & Decker CTO 6335S
There is a large digital display for easy set up, and preset one touch buttons make choosing the prep time a cinch. It also has a 120 minute timer, and it is large enough to hold up to a 12” pizza or casserole. A removable crumb tray allows for easy clean up once you are finished with preparing any dish.
13. Black & Decker TRO 480BS
A slide out crumb tray, 30 minute timer, and 1200 4 slice toaster, are a few of the distinct features this toaster oven features. It goes up to 450 degrees F, and has features from bake, broil, heat, or reheat, allowing you to select the ideal function on the digital settings, with the touch of one button.
14. Breville BOV 650 XL
This features an 1800 watt capacity, along with 8 preset buttons, for different prep functions. An element IQ technology also allows the oven to do the guesswork, and estimate time needed for different dishes. It has three rack positions, and a back lit LCD screen makes it simple to select any function when placing food in the oven.
15. Warning Pro TCO650
At 1500 watts and .60 cubic foot capacity, this mini oven is great for any small space. It has pizza, bake, conventional bake, and reheat functions, and an LCD back lit screen, along with a 60 minute timer. It can hold six slices or up to a 12” pizza, and includes a tray and baking rack.
16. Breville BOV 450 XL
The 1800 watts along with IQ technology, functional 8 preset buttons, and 3 rack position options, make this ideal for any kitchen space. It has an auto shut off feature, pull out crumb tray, and non stick interior, so nothing gets stuck, and preparing any dish is simple for even the novice chef to do.
17. Oster TS STTVMNDG
The 6 slice toaster oven has digital controls, as well as a clear viewing window, so you can see foods as they reheat or bake. It can hold a whole chicken or pan up to 13 X 9”, and has an easy to read digital read out. It also features a removable crumb tray, so you don’t have to do much clean up after meal prep.
18. Breville BOV 800 XL
A blue LCD, 9 preset functions, and IQ technology will figure out how long a dish has to stay in the oven, so you don’t have to. A 5 quartz heating element will perfectly heat or reheat any dish, an auto eject wire rack will remove dishes as they are ready, and a 12” pizza capacity, allow you to prepare more, in one simple kitchen appliance.
19. Cuisinart TOB 40
This has a capacity of up to 1800 watts. It has settings for bread, pizza, bagels, bake and broil. Easy to read digital display allow you to quickly select settings, an auto side out rack is convenient for quick food prep as well. It has a safety auto shut off feature as well, to prevent burning foods or other catastrophes.
Whether you are a novice or have been cooking for years, these kitchen ovens will make your life in the kitchen far easier. Plus, they will eliminate the guesswork, and will allow you to do more, in far less time than you did in the past.