Toaster ovens are a faster, cheaper and more convenient option than using a conventional oven. They also provide better results than a microwave. With such a huge range of toaster ovens on the market, and with such a range of features, it can be a mind boggling experience just trying to pick the best toaster oven brand which best suits your needs.
To help you here is my definitive guide to the best brand of toaster ovens on the market today, based not just on my opinion, but also importantly, on customer reviews. After extensive research I have found who makes the best toaster oven for your kitchen.
Widely considered the best toaster oven on the market today this oven does it all. It features Breville's Element IQ technology, which independently controls the heating elements to best suit the the type of food you are cooking. This stylish 1800 watt oven comes with a 10 menu function, which includes a slow cook function, ensuring your food is cooked in a way so as to achieve maximum flavor and texture. Featuring a large interior capacity with a 3 position baking rack, this oven can handle all kinds of foods, from toast to large chickens. Though in a higher price range this oven is my choice for an all round oven and with such great user satisfaction, there is no wonder why this is one of Amazon's best selling ovens.
Perhaps the most impressive rival to my top choice is this convection steam oven from Cuisinart. Boasting an impressive internal capacity that can fit whole chickens to 12” pizzas, this oven uses steam to cook your food, which saves up to 40% of the time over conventional heat ovens. This function means that you are able to steam vegetables, rice or meats and when used in conjunction with the oven's bake function means you can achieve that crispy baked texture too. With additional toast and keep warm settings this oven does it all. For me this is also a top choice for a multi purpose, heavy duty oven that can cook anything.
This oven is a good, low cost alternative to the larger more expensive toaster ovens. Very reasonably priced it offers a 23-liter capacity and uses a traditional convection fan for even heat distribution and faster cooking times. Praised by users for being extremely versatile it features baking, grilling, toasting, broiling, and even a steaming and rotisserie function. A nice little feature of this oven is it's oven-top non-stick grill and griddle, meaning that you can cook additional side dishes while your main dish is cooking away inside. Coming with a nice collection of extras including a roasting pan, a grilling rack, crumb tray, removal tongs and rotisserie spit, this oven is hard to beat in terms of value for money.
This compact little toaster oven still packs a serious punch. Definitely one of the best low capacity ovens it features an exclusive Even Toast technology, which cooks toast evenly so avoiding burning. Though it is only large enough to accommodate a 9” pizza it features 4 modes, toast, bake, broil and a much praise warm function allowing easy reheating of meals. It also features a handy 30 minute timer for those who have a little too much on their plate preparing the side dishes or watching their favorite TV program. A handy easily removable crumb tray makes cleaning nice and easy while the bake pan and broil rack that come with it are a very useful little bonus. For a low cost, easy to use toaster oven for singles or small families this is one to consider.
Definitely the most stylish and quirky toaster oven I've come across, this oven design is straight out of 60's California. A compact 2 in 1 design featuring a mini oven aimed at cooking small foods such as bagels or pizza slices and a top load toaster for toasting bread. It features an electronic toast shade and oven temperature controls for cooking consistency, while also being very easy to clean. It ranks highly both on style and usefulness in its customer reviews. An ideal toaster oven for those with limited kitchen space who like toasting various kinds of breads or light snacks.
In Conclusion: The Best Toaster Oven Brand for You
It's hard to suggest a definitive best toaster oven brand. The real question when deciding on the best brand toaster oven for you is, what do you need it to do? To answer this question you need to consider several initial factors, size, ease of use and cleaning, through to what kinds of foods you will be cooking with it (pizzas, pasta bakes, toast etc). Then you must consider your price range to decide which is the best toaster for you. The ovens featured are in my opinion the best in their corner of the market. Should you decide to buy anyone of them you won't be disappointed.
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