November 2021

Toaster Ovens: Aggregated Ranking Report

This report contains an aggregate consensus of Toaster Oven rankings posted by key online experts, as of November 2021.

At a glance - November 2021 Ranking

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Rank Change Price Toaster Oven
Reviewed
Good Housekeeping
Business Insider
HealthyKitchen 101
The Kitchn
The Spruce Eats
Simply Recipes
Wirecutter
Homes & Gardens
CNET
1
- $126
Panasonic FlashXpress
13
9
-
6
-
-
1
1
-
1
2
- $248
Cuisinart Chef's Convection
4
3
-
3
1
-
2
2
-
-
3
- $335
Breville Smart Oven
-
-
3
1
-
-
-
3
-
2
4
- $290
Breville Smart Oven Pro
1
4
-
-
-
-
-
-
3
-
5
- $233
Breville Compact Smart
-
1
-
5
-
8
-
-
-
-
6
- $243
Cuisinart Digital Air Fryer
-
5
1
-
-
-
4
-
-
-
7
- $165
Ninja SP101
3
8
-
-
-
-
-
-
2
-
8
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The June Oven
14
7
-
-
-
5
-
-
-
-
9
- $160
Cuisinart TOA-60
-
-
-
-
-
2
-
-
1
-
10
- $85
Hamilton 31123D
2
-
-
-
3
-
-
-
-
-
11
- $390
Breville the Smart Oven Air Fryer Pro
-
-
-
-
-
3
3
-
-
-
12
- Check price
Instant Pot Omni Plus
5
-
-
4
-
-
-
-
-
-

We ranked Panasonic FlashXpress #1 in November 2021 because:

  • 6 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Toaster Ovens” rankings.
  • Out of those, 3 experts ranked Panasonic FlashXpress as #1.
Critic endorsements:
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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Good Housekeeping

Best Toaster Oven for Frozen Foods

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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HealthyKitchen 101

Best Small Toaster Oven

Pros
Super fast cooking
Bright light
Durable
Easy to use and clean

Cons
No broiling option
Doesn’t cook evenly

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Simply Recipes

Best Overall

Pros
Easy to operate
two types of heating elements

Cons
Not a non-stick surface

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Wirecutter

The Best small toaster oven

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CNET

Best toaster oven overall

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We ranked Cuisinart Chef's Convection #2 in November 2021 because:

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

Most versatile toaster oven

Pros
Toasts quickly
Two separate cooking temperatures

Cons
Preheat alert tone is quiet

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HealthyKitchen 101

Best for Baking

Pros
Toasts quickly
Good at broiling
Easy to use and clean
Dishwasher-safe parts
Automatic sliding rack
Multitude of cooking functions

Cons
Exterior gets hot
Quite expensive

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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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Wirecutter

The best large toaster oven

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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 November 2021 ranking

We ranked Breville Smart Oven #3 in November 2021 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Toaster Ovens” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Breville Smart Oven as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Business Insider

The 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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HealthyKitchen 101

Best to Buy in 2021

Pros
Cooks quickly and evenly
Extra-large capacity
Simple to use and clean
Element IQ technology

Cons
No interior light
Pricey
Large footprint

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Wirecutter

A more expensive, medium-size option

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CNET

Best toaster oven for power users

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We ranked Breville Smart Oven Pro #4 in November 2021 because:

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

Best Large capacity toaster oven

Pros
Fits a large five-quart Dutch oven
Heats foods quickly and evenly

Cons
Expensive

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Homes & Gardens

Best high-end toaster oven

Pros
Non-stick cavity
Magnetic auto-eject
Smart display

Cons
Very expensive

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We ranked Breville Compact Smart #5 in November 2021 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Toaster Ovens” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Breville Compact Smart as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Good Housekeeping

Best overall toaster oven

Pros
Heats foods quickly and evenly
Easy to use and clean

Cons
Expensive

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HealthyKitchen 101

Best 4-Slice Toaster Oven

Pros
Low energy consumption
Intuitive, versatile controls
Durable
Easy to clean and use

Cons
Expensive
Exterior gets hot during use

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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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We ranked Cuisinart Digital Air Fryer #6 in November 2021 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Toaster Ovens” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Cuisinart Digital Air Fryer as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Good Housekeeping

Best toaster oven for air frying

Pros
Heats quickly while the exterior stays cool

Cons
Control panel is difficult to use

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Business Insider

The 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 Ninja SP101 #7 in November 2021 because:

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

Pros
Spacious interior

Cons
Difficult to clean around the heating element

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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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We ranked The June Oven #8 in November 2021 because:

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

Pros
Smart features
Included app comes with an cookbook
Alexa compatible

Cons
Too expensive
Takes up a lot of counter space

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Good Housekeeping

Best smart toaster oven

Pros
Detects food and automatically adjusts cook time

Cons
Expensive

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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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We ranked Cuisinart TOA-60 #9 in November 2021 because:

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

The best toaster oven

Pros
Seven cooking modes
Speedy cooking
Energy and heat-efficient

Cons
Runs a little hot

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We ranked Hamilton 31123D #10 in November 2021 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 Breville the Smart Oven Air Fryer Pro #11 in November 2021 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Toaster Ovens” rankings.
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

Most Versatile

Pros
Large range of functions
can fit a small Dutch oven

Cons
Has a learning curve, heavy

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We ranked Instant Pot Omni Plus #12 in November 2021 because:

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

Pros
Even toasting
Electronic controls
Air Fries
Can use as rotisserie

Cons
Takes up a lot of counter space

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HealthyKitchen 101

Best Air Fryer Toaster Oven

Pros
Intuitive control panel
11 cooking functions
Large capacity
Super convection technology
Air fry & Dehydrate presets
Affordable

Cons
A little bit bulky
Not included

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