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The Best Toaster Ovens on Amazon, According to Hyper-enthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ’em) products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve written about toasters and microwave ovens in the past, here we’re rounding up the best toaster ovens you can find on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best-rated toaster oven

Breville BOV845BSS Smart Oven Pro 1800 W Convection Toaster Oven with Element IQ

“Totally love this oven. No other toaster oven ever purchased comes close to this one. Love that you can actually make toast using broil setting without bottom element coming on. Convection fan is so quiet you can barely hear it. Open the oven door, which feels solid, and the rack comes out, making access easy. My Cuisinart was still working but the features in my new Breville make it a very worthwhile purchase. We have affectionately nicknamed it ‘Brevy’ and consider it as a vital part of our family. Will check out other Breville products because this one is so well designed and multi-functional.”

Best budget toaster oven

Hamilton Beach 31330 Toaster Oven

“After researching and reading tons of reviews on toasters, I am happy to say how extremely pleased I am with my purchase. I absolutely love this toaster. I was looking for a good size toaster that was big enough to fit a frozen pizza, chicken pot pies, bake chicken, and cookies. So far, it has done all of the above. The oven heats up surprisingly quick, easy to use, has optional settings, easy to clean, super spacious, and a super affordable price you can’t beat. This is a great countertop toaster oven that is capable of baking and cooking pretty much anything a conventional oven can. Extremely happy customer.”

Best compact toaster oven

Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Oven with Element IQ

“I’m very happy with the purchase of this toaster oven. I’ve had it for about two months now and I have used it for a variety of things. It’s very compact, which was important to me, but still has enough space for four slices of bread. It’s very even [and] consistent in heating, and the presets (toast bread, defrost, reheat) work great. I would buy again.”

Best easy-to-clean toaster oven

Hamilton Beach 31123D Easy Reach Toaster Oven Silver

“Okay, so my husband did NOT want to buy a toaster oven. He thought it was ridiculous and swore a toaster would do the same stuff, but I bought it anyways because I love toaster ovens way more. It’s been a few weeks and he really likes it. He bakes cookies in it, makes toast, makes bagels, cooks a pizza in it. This toaster oven is amazing. I will say that my favorite part is the door. It swings up and it is great. Cleaning is SO easy and love that it comes with a baking dish and a crumb catching tray … My parents have had this one for almost a year and it is working great for them and we love it too!”

Best countertop toaster oven

Calphalon Quartz Heat Countertop Toaster Oven, Dark Stainless Steel

“I have not used my regular oven once since this oven arrived. I like how quickly this oven preheats, and the convection feature cooks everything thoroughly and evenly. The other feature I enjoy is the interior light so I can keep an eye on the baking process. I had been looking for a countertop oven for a while and looked at several of them and felt some were too busy with buttons and knobs that I just won’t use. I like that there are only two knobs and three buttons to control the cooking options, temp, time, light, and power. I also like that the control panel remembers the last function you used. This morning I used it to toast bread. If I don’t use it tonight, tomorrow morning I’ll put in the slices of bread, turn the oven on and press start. Quick and easy. This oven is surprisingly large inside. I’ve tried several of the offerings from the frozen pizza aisle, and they all fit with no problem at all.”

Best convection toaster oven

BLACK+DECKER Countertop Convection Toaster Oven

“Boy, this is a really nice convection oven. I’ve used toaster ovens a lot and hate to turn my big oven on unless I really need to. This oven cooks fast, especially when the convection button is pushed, and I like that it has a built-in timer. I can put the food in to bake, set the timer for less than when I need it to bake, and it bakes it fast, then turns off. Residual heat from the oven will continue to bake for a few minute more. It also will not heat up the entire kitchen, like a stove oven will. This is definitely the way to go when baking a smaller item. It will not hold a 9-by-13 cake pan, but it will hold a 9-by-9 one for brownies. I also like that it’s more energy efficient than the stove oven when baking.”

Best infrared toaster oven

Panasonic PAN-NB-G110PW Flash Xpress Toaster Oven, White

“This was the best gift I got for my wife this year so far, as she was always asking for something to make toast but hates to stay and watch the toaster. Now she seems to be making toast every morning and tells me how she is amazed at how it works. As it has an infrared light that is VERY BRIGHT (which is great , as you can see the food cook and brown like magic — really) that goes on and off, depending on the heat and cooking needed. It will amaze you … Now most important is the way this THING COOKS. I mean, toast comes out as dark or as light as you want, always hot and moist on the inside. It will cook and bake leftover appetizers like they are fresh and new. Frozen sausages go in and come out browned like they were in frying pan. I look forward to more food items to try later.”

Best rotisserie toaster oven

Elite Cuisine ERO-2008SZ Convection Toaster Oven

“We are so glad we purchased this item. It is the greatest! We rotisseried a 5-pound whole chicken, and it turned out to perfection. Golden brown crispy skin and so juicy and tender. This is a must-get! It does everything it’s made to do and more. Love it and can’t wait to try more recipes. It cleans up so nice and easy.”

Best air fryer toaster oven

Breville BOV900BSS Convection and Air Fry Smart Oven Air, Brushed Stainless Steel

“It’s so versatile. You can puff your bread or yeast cakes, air fry to crispy perfection, dehydrate to preserve, convection bake to your hearts delight, toast your bagels and toast — and so much more. Love, love, love it.”

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The Best Toaster Ovens on Amazon, According to Reviewers