September 2022

Toaster Ovens: Meta Ranking Report

This report contains an aggregate consensus of Toaster Oven rankings posted by key online experts, as of September 2022.

Summary

As of 10 Sep 2022, Panasonic FlashXpress takes the cake as the most critically-acclaimed toaster oven with 5 expert endorsements. 2 experts out of 5 recommended it as the '#1 toaster oven' this month. It is followed by Cuisinart Chef's Convection and Ninja SP101 , with 5 and 4 expert endorsements respectively.

At a glance - September 2022 Ranking

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Rank Change Price Toaster Oven
Homes & Gardens
CNET
Wirecutter
The Spruce Eats
HealthyKitchen 101
Business Insider
Reviewed
The Kitchn
Simply Recipes
Good Housekeeping
1
- $152
Panasonic FlashXpress
-
1
1
-
-
-
12
-
4
4
2
- $284
Cuisinart Chef's Convection
-
-
2
-
-
-
4
1
2
5
3
+1 $197
Ninja SP101
3
3
-
-
-
-
3
-
-
3
4
+4 $130
Cuisinart TOA-60
4
-
-
2
1
-
-
-
-
-
5
+6 $160
Breville BOV450XL
-
2
-
-
4
-
-
2
-
-
6
-3 $268
Breville Smart Oven
-
5
3
-
-
3
-
-
-
-
7
-1 $398
Breville BOV900BSS Smart
-
-
-
3
-
-
-
-
1
-
8
-1 $270
Cuisinart TOA-65
-
-
-
-
-
1
-
-
3
-
9
- $277
Breville Smart Oven Pro
6
-
-
-
-
-
1
-
-
-
10
-5 $190
Breville Compact Smart
-
-
-
8
-
-
-
-
-
1
11
-1 Check price
The June Oven
5
-
-
5
-
-
-
-
-
6
12
- $100
Hamilton 31123D
-
-
-
-
-
-
2
3
-
-
15
New * $63
Hamilton Beach 31401
-
-
4
-
-
5
-
-
-
-

We ranked Panasonic FlashXpress #1 in September 2022 because:

  • 5 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Toaster Ovens” rankings.
  • Out of those, 2 experts ranked Panasonic FlashXpress as #1.
Critic endorsements:
CNET

Best toaster oven overall

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Wirecutter

The Best small toaster oven

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Reviewed

Pros
Very fast and even toasting
Compact size

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

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Simply Recipes

Most Innovative

Pros
Lots of preset functions, two types of heating elements

Cons
Small interior capacity

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Good Housekeeping

Best Small Toaster Oven

Pros
Tray pulls out automatically when you open the door

Cons
Cook pan can be hard to clean and rust easily

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We ranked Cuisinart Chef's Convection #2 in September 2022 because:

  • 5 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Toaster Ovens” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Cuisinart Chef's Convection as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Wirecutter

The best large toaster oven

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Reviewed

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

Cons
Confusing programming
Oversized—takes up a lot of counter space

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The Kitchn

The Best Toaster Oven

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Simply Recipes

Best Large Capacity

Pros
Large interior space
dual cook feature easily goes from baking to broiling

Cons
Gets very hot

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Good Housekeeping

Most Versatile Toaster Oven

Pros
Toasts quickly
Two separate cooking temperatures

Cons
Preheat alert tone is quiet

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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 September 2022 ranking

We ranked Ninja SP101 #3 in September 2022 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Toaster Ovens” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Homes & Gardens

Best toaster oven for small kitchens

Pros
Folds away to create counter space
Sleek curved display
Easy to clean

Cons
Not the largest capacity

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CNET

Best toaster oven with air fryer function

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Reviewed

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

Cons
Too short
Takes up a lot of counter space

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Good Housekeeping

Best Toaster Oven Air Fryer

Pros
Spacious interior for even crisping
Flips up to save space

Cons
Difficult to clean around the heating element

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We ranked Cuisinart TOA-60 #4 in September 2022 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Toaster Ovens” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Cuisinart TOA-60 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Homes & Gardens

Best toaster oven for first-timers

Pros
Seven cooking modes
Speedy cooking
Energy and heat-efficient
Interior light

Cons
Tricky to set accurate temperatures
Accessories can't go in the dishwasher

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The Spruce Eats

Best With Air Fryer

Pros
Multi-functional
Takes less counter space than a typical air fryer
Cooks quickly

Cons
Runs slightly hotter than set temperature

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HealthyKitchen 101

Best to Buy Toaster Oven

Pros
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

Cons
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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We ranked Breville BOV450XL #5 in September 2022 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Toaster Ovens” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
CNET

Best toaster oven with convection

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HealthyKitchen 101

Best Small Toaster Oven

Pros
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

Cons
No interior lighting
No convection fan
Inconsistent heating elements

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The Kitchn

The Best Toaster Oven for Small Kitchens

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We ranked Breville Smart Oven #6 in September 2022 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Toaster Ovens” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
CNET

Best toaster oven for power users

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Wirecutter

A more expensive, medium-size option

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Business Insider

Best Large-Capacity Toaster Oven

Pros
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

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

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We ranked Breville BOV900BSS Smart #7 in September 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Toaster Ovens” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Breville BOV900BSS Smart as #1.
Critic endorsements:
The Spruce Eats

Best Capacity

Pros
Preheats and cooks quickly
Versatile
Has dehydrate and air-fry functions

Cons
Pricey

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Simply Recipes

Best Overall

Pros
Large range of functions, can fit a small Dutch oven, great for small-batch cooking

Cons
Heavy, expensive

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We ranked Cuisinart TOA-65 #8 in September 2022 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:
Business Insider

Best Toaster Oven Overall

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

Cons
Temperature settings appear to be inaccurate
did not toast evenly

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Simply Recipes

Best with Air Fryer

Pros
Air fries quickly

Cons
Top of the interior can be tricky to clean

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We ranked Breville Smart Oven Pro #9 in September 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Toaster Ovens” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Breville Smart Oven Pro as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Homes & Gardens

Best Breville toaster oven

Pros
Non-stick cavity
Magnetic auto-eject
Smart display

Cons
You pay for the name

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Reviewed

Best Overall / Editor's Choice

Pros
Incredibly even toasting, baking, and slow cooking
Convection capable
Sleek LCD screen

Cons
No recipes included in the manual

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We ranked Breville Compact Smart #10 in September 2022 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:
The Spruce Eats

Best Space Saving

Pros
Small footprint
Spacious for a compact toaster oven
Inside walls have nonstick coating

Cons
May take time to get to set temperature

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Good Housekeeping

Best Overall Toaster Oven

Pros
Heats foods quickly and evenly
Easy to use and clean

Cons
Expensive

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We ranked The June Oven #11 in September 2022 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Toaster Ovens” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Homes & Gardens

Best smart toaster oven

Pros
Step-by-step instructions
Easy to control remotely
Comes with in-built cameras
Touchscreen interface
Love the look

Cons
Subscription cost required
Air fry baskets cost extra

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The Spruce Eats

Best Smart

Pros
Recognizes a wide variety of foods
App includes video recipes
Users can create custom programs

Cons
Expensive

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Good Housekeeping

Best Smart Toaster Oven

Pros
Detects food and automatically adjusts cook time
Roomy interior is good for large batches

Cons
Expensive

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We ranked Hamilton 31123D #12 in September 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Toaster Ovens” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Reviewed

Best Value / Editor's Choice

Pros
Quick toasting
Convection capable
Easy roll-back door

Cons
No electronic controls
Poor browning capability

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The Kitchn

The Best Budget Toaster Oven

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We ranked Hamilton Beach 31401 #13 in September 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Toaster Ovens” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Wirecutter

A small, inexpensive manual toaster oven

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Business Insider

Best small toaster oven

Pros
Preheats quickly
affordable
small footprint
stay-on timer

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

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