January 2023

Toaster Ovens: MetaRanking

This page highlights the aggregate summary of Toaster Oven rankings posted by key online experts, as of January 2023.

Summary

Between 11 Jan 2023 and 11 Jan 2023, ReviewFinder team examined a total of 65 Toaster Oven endorsements from 10 reputable publishers.

39 Toaster Ovens were endorsed in total, only 13 made it into this month's ranking (ReviewFinder requires a minimum of 2 endorsements to be included).

As of 11 Jan 2023, 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 Cuisinart TOA-65 , with 4 and 3 expert endorsements respectively.

Brand breakdown
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Price breakdown
As can be seen in the chart below, lowest high-ranking toaster ovens start at $58.90 (Black+Decker TO1313SBD) and go up to $959 (Anova Precision Oven). Median toaster oven costs $189.99 (KitchenAid KCO124BM).
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At a glance - January 2023 Ranking

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Rank Change Price Toaster Oven
The Kitchn
Good Housekeeping
HealthyKitchen 101
Wirecutter
Homes & Gardens
Business Insider
Reviewed
The Spruce Eats
Simply Recipes
CNET
1
- $152
Panasonic FlashXpress
-
4
-
1
-
-
12
-
4
1
2
- $259
Cuisinart Chef's Convection
1
-
-
2
-
-
4
-
2
-
3
- $263
Cuisinart TOA-65
-
5
-
-
-
1
-
-
3
-
4
+4 $265
Breville Smart Oven
-
-
-
4
-
3
-
4
-
4
5
+2 $150
Ninja SP101
-
-
-
-
8
-
3
6
-
3
6
-2 $155
Breville BOV450XL
2
-
6
-
-
-
-
-
-
2
7
New * $180
KitchenAid KCO211
-
3
-
-
-
-
-
1
-
-
8
+8 $245
Instant Omni Plus 18L
-
-
3
-
7
-
-
3
-
-
9
+1 Check price
Cosori CO130-AO
-
-
1
-
-
-
8
-
-
-
10
-4 $179
Cuisinart TOA-60
-
-
2
-
9
-
-
7
-
-
11
- $100
Hamilton 31123D
3
-
-
-
-
-
2
-
-
-
12
- $70
Hamilton Beach 31401
-
-
-
3
-
5
-
-
-
-
17
+2 $290
Calphalon Performance Cool Touch
-
-
-
-
6
-
9
-
-
-

Sorted by price:

Position in ranking Price Toaster Oven
#12 $69.99 Hamilton Beach 31401 [buy] [more info]
#11 $99.99 Hamilton 31123D [buy] [more info]
#5 $149.98 Ninja SP101 [buy] [more info]
#1 $152.14 Panasonic FlashXpress [buy] [more info]
#6 $154.99 Breville BOV450XL [buy] [more info]
#10 $178.99 Cuisinart TOA-60 [buy] [more info]
#7 $179.99 KitchenAid KCO211 [buy] [more info]
#8 $244.93 Instant Omni Plus 18L [buy] [more info]
#2 $259 Cuisinart Chef's Convection [buy] [more info]
#3 $262.95 Cuisinart TOA-65 [buy] [more info]
#4 $264.99 Breville Smart Oven [buy] [more info]
#17 $289.89 Calphalon Performance Cool Touch [buy] [more info]

We ranked Panasonic FlashXpress #1 in January 2023 because:

  • 5 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

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

Cons
Cook pan can be hard to clean and rust easily

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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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CNET

Best Toaster Oven Overall / Editors' Choice

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We ranked Cuisinart Chef's Convection #2 in January 2023 because:

  • 4 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

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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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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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 January 2023 ranking

We ranked Cuisinart TOA-65 #3 in January 2023 because:

  • 3 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

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

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

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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 #4 in January 2023 because:

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

A luxe toaster oven for air frying

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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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The Spruce Eats

Best Versatile

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

Cons
Expensive
No custom timer setting
Cool spots around edges

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CNET

Best large toaster oven for power users

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We ranked Ninja SP101 #5 in January 2023 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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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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The Spruce Eats

Best for Big Families

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

Cons
Expensive
Front door gets very hot when in use

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CNET

Best toaster oven with air fryer function

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We ranked Breville BOV450XL #6 in January 2023 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

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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CNET

Best toaster oven with convection

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We ranked KitchenAid KCO211 #7 in January 2023 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Toaster Ovens” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked KitchenAid KCO211 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Good Housekeeping

Best Toaster Oven for Toasting

Pros
Intuitive control panel

Cons
Preheat alert is quiet

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The Spruce Eats

Best Overall

Pros
Even cooking
Lots of presets with detailed instructions
Easy cleaning

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

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We ranked Instant Omni Plus 18L #8 in January 2023 because:

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

Best Smart Toaster Oven

Pros
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

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

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Homes & Gardens

Best toaster oven for versatility

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

Cons
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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The Spruce Eats

Best With Air Fryer

Pros
Multifuntional
Large capacity
Simple digital controls

Cons
Expensive
Minor hot spot

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We ranked Cosori CO130-AO #9 in January 2023 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 to Buy Toaster Oven

Pros
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

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

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Reviewed

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

Cons
Toast comes out too dark

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We ranked Cuisinart TOA-60 #10 in January 2023 because:

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

Best Convection 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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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 Large-Capacity

Pros
Large capacity
Excellent air-fryer performance
Quick heating

Cons
Expensive
Runs hot on bake mode

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We ranked Hamilton 31123D #11 in January 2023 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

Pros
Quick toasting
Convection capable
Easy roll-back door

Cons
No electronic controls
Poor browning capability

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We ranked Hamilton Beach 31401 #12 in January 2023 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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We ranked Calphalon Performance Cool Touch #13 in January 2023 because:

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

Best toaster oven for safety features

Pros
Exterior stays cool to the touch while cooking
12 cooking functions
Turbo Convection and Programmable Step Cook feature
Easy-to-read LCD screen
Glass door to see what’s inside
Several accessories

Cons
Does not include an air frying feature (that's a different model)
No recipe booklet

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Reviewed

Pros
Spacious
Toasts evenly
Exterior stays cool

Cons
Runs dark
Bulky

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