April 2024

Toaster Ovens: MetaRanking

This page highlights the aggregate summary of toaster ovens rankings posted by key online experts, as of April 2024.

Summary

On 3 Apr 2024, ReviewFinder team examined a total of 64 toaster oven endorsements from 10 reputable publishers.

35 toaster ovens were endorsed in total, only 16 made it into this month's ranking. (ReviewFinder requires a minimum of 2 endorsements to be included)

As of 3 Apr 2024, Panasonic FlashXpress takes the cake as the most critically-acclaimed toaster oven with 4 expert endorsements. 2 experts out of 4 recommended it as the '#1 toaster oven' this month.

Brand breakdown
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Price breakdown
As can be seen in the chart below, lowest high-ranking toaster ovens start at $54.56 (Comfee CFO-BB101) and go up to $998.50 (Anova Precision Oven). Median toaster oven costs $180 (Oster Digital RapidCrisp).
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At a glance - April Ranking

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Rank Change Price Toaster Oven
The Kitchn
Food & Wine
Good Housekeeping
HealthyKitchen 101
The Spruce Eats
Business Insider
Homes & Gardens
Wirecutter
Reviewed
CNET
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+2 $130
Panasonic FlashXpress
The Panasonic FlashXpress Toaster Oven is a compact and energy-efficient appliance that uses double infrared heating to cook food faster, making it ideal for individuals or couples with limited counter space.
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KitchenAid KCO211
The KitchenAid KCO211 toaster oven is a versatile and user-friendly countertop oven with 9 cooking functions, a spacious interior, and a durable construction, making it a reliable choice for individuals or small households.
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+2 $267
Breville Smart Oven
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-3 $277
Cuisinart Chef's Convection
The Cuisinart Chef's Convection Toaster Oven is a versatile and powerful countertop oven that offers a large capacity, user-friendly interface, safety features, energy efficiency, and durability, making it a great choice for individuals or families in need of a larger capacity toaster oven.
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Instant Omni Plus 18L
The Instant Omni Plus 18L Toaster Oven is a versatile and spacious appliance that offers a range of cooking functions, a large capacity, and user-friendly features, making it a reliable and durable option for various cooking needs.
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+3 $150
Ninja SP101
The Ninja SP101 is a versatile and efficient digital air fry countertop oven that combines the features of an air fryer and toaster oven, making it a convenient and reliable option for everyday cooking needs.
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Breville BOV450XL
The Breville BOV450XL toaster oven is a compact and versatile appliance that offers precise control over cooking, baking, and toasting, making it a reliable and high-performing option for a range of cooking tasks.
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Cuisinart TOA-65
The Cuisinart TOA-65 is a versatile and reliable kitchen appliance that combines the functions of an air fryer, toaster oven, and convection oven, making it suitable for a variety of cooking needs.
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Breville Compact Smart
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Cosori CO130-AO
The Cosori CO130-AO is a versatile and user-friendly stainless steel countertop air fryer toaster oven that offers a range of cooking functions and prioritizes safety, making it an ideal cooking appliance for beginners and busy individuals.
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Cuisinart TOA-60
The Cuisinart TOA-60 Air Fryer Toaster Oven is a versatile and efficient kitchen appliance that offers a wide range of cooking options, user-friendly controls, safety features, energy efficiency, and durability.
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Black+Decker TO1313SBD
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Hamilton 31123D
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Hamilton Beach 31401
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+1 $346
Breville Smart Air Fryer
The Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer is a highly versatile and efficient countertop toaster oven that offers 11 cooking functions, intuitive controls, and a generous capacity, making it a reliable and energy-efficient option for a wide range of cooking needs.
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Calphalon Performance Cool Touch
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#12 $59.99 Black+Decker TO1313SBD
#14 $59.99 Hamilton Beach 31401
#13 $122 Hamilton 31123D
#1 $129.99 Panasonic FlashXpress
#6 $149.99 Ninja SP101
#7 $159.95 Breville BOV450XL
#9 $189.95 Breville Compact Smart
#18 $189.95 Calphalon Performance Cool Touch
#11 $199.95 Cuisinart TOA-60
#5 $249.95 Instant Omni Plus 18L
#3 $267.22 Breville Smart Oven
#4 $277.45 Cuisinart Chef's Convection
#8 $286.99 Cuisinart TOA-65
#17 $346.42 Breville Smart Air Fryer

We ranked Panasonic FlashXpress #1 in April 2024 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best toaster ovens” rankings.
  • Out of those, 2 experts ranked Panasonic FlashXpress as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Good Housekeeping

Best Small Toaster Oven

Tray pulls out automatically when you open the door
Auto shut-off to prevent burning

Cook pan can be hard to clean and rusts easily

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Wirecutter

The best small toaster oven

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Reviewed

Very fast and even toasting
Compact size

Difficult to use for baking and cooking
Toast is darker than preferred on "light" setting
No broil function

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CNET

Best Toaster Oven Overall / Editors' Choice

The Panasonic FlashXpress Toaster Oven employs a double infrared heating system that cooks faster than other toaster ovens. The established presets nearly guarantee well-cooked food.

The Panasonic is on the small side, so don’t expect it to accommodate a 9-inch pizza. Also, the buttons are fiddly, the temperature setting is calibrated for Celsius, and the timer only goes up to 25 minutes.

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We ranked KitchenAid KCO211 #2 in April 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best toaster ovens” rankings.
  • Out of those, 2 experts ranked KitchenAid KCO211 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Food & Wine

Best Overall

Offering great capacity and convenient extras, this model toasts and broils evenly throughout.

It is pretty straightforward in terms of functionality and settings.

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Good Housekeeping

Best Toaster Oven for Toasting

Intuitive control panel
Fits up to 9 pieces of toast

Preheat alert is quiet

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The Spruce Eats

Best Overall

Even cooking
Lots of presets with detailed instructions
Easy cleaning

Exterior gets hot while in use
No interior light
Minor cool spots

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Methodology: combine opinions of key experts

Identify Experts

We identify key publishers and experts that consistently review and recommend toaster ovens.

Capture Rankings

For each publisher we find a currently recommended "top 10" list of toaster ovens, it must be updated in the last 9 months.

Aggregate Rankings

We put all those lists together and aggregate them. The more frequently a product is recommended, the higher it is in our ranking

Experts chosen for April 2024 ranking

We ranked Breville Smart Oven #3 in April 2024 because:

  • 5 independent experts mentioned it in their “best toaster ovens” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Food & Wine

Most Versatile

A multi-purpose appliance that can double as a convection oven.

If not purchased for its added features, this is a pricey toaster oven.

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The Spruce Eats

Best Versatile

Quick and accurate heating
Large capacity
Easy-to-use settings

Expensive
No custom timer setting
Cool spots around edges

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Business Insider

Best large-capacity

Can fit nine slices of toast and a 12-inch pizza
provides consistent and even heat
features convection cooking/air frying
attractive backlit digital display with several functions and sub-functions

Temperature settings were consistently higher than what we measured
slow to preheat

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Wirecutter

A luxe toaster oven for air frying

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CNET

Best large toaster oven for power users

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We ranked Cuisinart Chef's Convection #4 in April 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best toaster ovens” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Cuisinart Chef's Convection as #1.
Critic endorsements:
The Kitchn

The Best Toaster Oven

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Wirecutter

The best large toaster oven

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Reviewed

Best Multipurpose Toaster Oven

Incredibly even toasting, baking, and broiling
Convection capable
Customizable functions

Confusing programming
Oversized—takes up a lot of counter space

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We ranked Instant Omni Plus 18L #5 in April 2024 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best toaster ovens” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Food & Wine

Best Air Fryer Toaster Oven

With multiple features like convection fan “rotisserie” and air fryer capability, this toaster oven does it all.

Besides the higher price tag, there’s not much we could find that we disliked.

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HealthyKitchen 101

Best Air Fryer

Informative and eye-catching package
Smart Programs and cooking status bar
Electrical safety feature for the door
Convenient removable oven bottom tray
Safeguards for bottom heating elements
Complimentary app with detailed instructions and numerous recipes
Helpful toggles
Easy-to-clean stainless steel exterior

Touchscreen digital displays need more contrast
The master-control knob can be confusing

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The Spruce Eats

Best With Air Fryer

Multifuntional
Large capacity
Simple digital controls

Expensive
Minor hot spot

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Homes & Gardens

Best toaster oven for versatility

Cooks superbly
Sleek and easy to use digital interface
10 different cooking functions, including rotisserie

Pre-heating takes longer than others
Kind of noisy
Door pull can be hot to the touch if oven left on for an extended period of time

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We ranked Ninja SP101 #6 in April 2024 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best toaster ovens” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
The Spruce Eats

Best for Big Families

Powerful and compact
Many cooking settings, including air-frying
Easy to clean

Expensive
Front door gets very hot when in use

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Homes & Gardens

Best for Quietness

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Reviewed

Best Large-Capacity Toaster Oven

Large nonstick sheet pan included
Easy to read digital controls
Easy to clean
Can also air fry

Too short
Takes up a lot of counter space

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CNET

Best toaster oven with air fryer function

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We ranked Breville BOV450XL #7 in April 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best toaster ovens” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
The Kitchn

The Best Toaster Oven for Small Kitchens

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HealthyKitchen 101

Best Small Toaster Oven

Unique feature buttons
Non-stick interior
High-contrast digital display
Sturdy construction
Cool-touch door handle
Easy-to-clean stainless steel exterior
Convenient slide-out crumb tray

No interior lighting
No convection fan
Inconsistent heating elements

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CNET

Best toaster oven with convection

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We ranked Cuisinart TOA-65 #8 in April 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best toaster ovens” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Cuisinart TOA-65 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Good Housekeeping

Best Toaster Oven Airfryer

Cooks quickly and powerfully
Loaded with pre-set cooking temps and times

Keep an eye on it, as it cooks quicker than you'd expect

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Business Insider

Best Overall

Has convection cooking/air frying
large enough to fit a 12-inch pizza
provides consistent heat
cooked pizza, chicken, and cookies quickly and evenly

Temperature settings appear to be inaccurate
did not toast evenly

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We ranked Breville Compact Smart #9 in April 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best toaster ovens” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Breville Compact Smart as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Food & Wine

Best Compact

It has a sleek and intuitive design that makes it easy to start using right out of the box.

The pizza pan and cutting board are sold separately with this model, and our testers noticed some uneven toasting.

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Good Housekeeping

Best Overall Toaster Oven

Heats foods quickly and evenly
Easy to use and clean

Fits less slices of bread compared to other models tested

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We ranked Cosori CO130-AO #10 in April 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best toaster ovens” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Cosori CO130-AO as #1.
Critic endorsements:
HealthyKitchen 101

Best Overall

Great value in terms of functionality and accessories
Straightforward controls
Useful toggles
High-contrast digital display
Sturdy construction
Easy-to-clean stainless steel exterior
Cool-touch door handle
Spacious cooking chamber

No safety mechanism for the door
Convection fan isn’t all-applicable

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Reviewed

Good air frying, baking and broiling
Comes with a rotisserie
Digital Controls

Toast comes out too dark

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We ranked Cuisinart TOA-60 #11 in April 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best toaster ovens” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
HealthyKitchen 101

Best Convection

Simple and straight-to-the-point control knobs
Sturdy design and durable material
Convection fan is all-applicable
Electrical safety feature for the door
Convenient slide-out crumb tray
Easy-to-clean stainless steel exterior
Plenty of recipes included in the user manual

Opening the door also turns off the light
A bit heavier and taller than other same-type ovens
Not very budget-friendly

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The Spruce Eats

Best Large-Capacity

Large capacity
Excellent air-fryer performance
Quick heating

Expensive
Runs hot on bake mode

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Homes & Gardens

Best for Beginners

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We ranked Black+Decker TO1313SBD #12 in April 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best toaster ovens” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Food & Wine

Best Value

Maintains high heat, toasts evenly, and has a curved interior that allows for pizza.

Not the most modern-looking product offered today.

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The Spruce Eats

Best Budget

Inexpensive
Fast heating, even cooking
Easy to clean

Small capacity
Few features
Manual controls

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We ranked Hamilton 31123D #13 in April 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best toaster ovens” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
The Kitchn

The Best Budget Toaster Oven

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Reviewed

Best Value / Editors' Choice

Quick toasting
Convection capable
Easy roll-back door

No electronic controls
Poor browning capability

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We ranked Hamilton Beach 31401 #14 in April 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best toaster ovens” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Business Insider

Best Small

Preheats quickly
affordable
small footprint
stay-on timer

Took the longest to make pizzacookies, and chicken
only fits a 9-inch pizza or smaller

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Wirecutter

A small, inexpensive manual toaster oven

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We ranked Breville Smart Air Fryer #15 in April 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best toaster ovens” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
The Spruce Eats

Best Splurge

Large capacity
Many functions
Effective cooking

Expensive
Cool spots on sides
Gets hot on the outside (don't touch)

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Homes & Gardens

Best toaster oven for toast

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We ranked Calphalon Performance Cool Touch #16 in April 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best toaster ovens” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Homes & Gardens

Safest

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Reviewed

Spacious
Toasts evenly
Exterior stays cool

Runs dark
Bulky

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