A toaster oven is one of those household appliances that is easy to forget about but often a necessity for everyday living. The convenience of heating up bread, pop tarts, bagels and other items in the matter of seconds is a divine privilege that consumers often take for granted.
When setting up a home, it is important to remember to purchase a proper toaster that will fulfill your needs. As it is wedding season, many couples may or may not register for a toaster.
This list of the top 10 best toaster ovens for 2017 will help newlyweds decipher what toaster is best for them and will also help gift buyers decide what to purchase.
This article will outline the pros and cons for ten wonderful toaster oven’s that are available for purchase today.
Table of Contents
- 10. Proctor Silex 4-Slice Toaster Oven
- 9. Hamilton Beach 31134 4-Slice Toaster Oven
- 8. Cuisinart TOB-80 Compact Toaster Oven
- 7. Black & Decker TRO420 4-Slice Toaster Oven
- 6. Bella 14326 4-Slice Toaster Oven
- 5. Westinghouse Select Series WTO1010B 4-Slice Countertop Toaster Oven
- 4. Hamilton Beach Easy Reach Toaster Oven
- 3. Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Oven
- 2. Oster TSSTTVVG01 4-Slice Toaster Oven
- 1. Black & Decker TO1303SB 4-Slice Toaster Oven
- Which Toaster Oven Should You Buy?
10. Proctor Silex 4-Slice Toaster Oven
This toaster has earned outstanding reviews from consumers all over the world. With a very generous interior, this toaster fits four slices of bread or two personalized pizzas. The toaster has a sleek and clean design and offers outstanding functionality.
There is a 15 minute timer for your convenience along with a crumb tray for easy clean up. A bake pan is included along with the ability to broil items. Bake chicken, broil pork chops, or simply toast bagels and bread in this versatile toaster oven.
At a very reasonable price point and the great Proctor reputation, you can’t go wrong choosing this oven for a small galley kitchen or a large professional kitchen.
- Large interior fits bread and personal pizzas
- Crumb tray for easy clean up
- Includes bake pan as well as broil functionality
- Other toaster ovens have bigger interior room
- Heats quickly and may need to be watched from time to time depending on the size of the item being cooked
9. Hamilton Beach 31134 4-Slice Toaster Oven
This toaster is great for those who are interested in a second oven but do not have the space. This toaster has a 30 minute timer, adjustable temperature, and a very generous interior that can accommodate up to a 9inch pizza.
For those who are energy conscientious, this toaster heats 28% faster and uses 80% less electric than a typical kitchen oven when heating up a frozen pizza or chicken nuggets. The size and look of this toaster oven is great for any kitchen.
- Fits a 9 inch pizza
- Adjustable temperature
- 30 minute cooking timer
- No pull out crumb tray
- Broiling can burn the top of the bread if not watched carefully
8. Cuisinart TOB-80 Compact Toaster Oven
Gorgeous, brushed stainless steel makes this toaster oven look classy on your countertop. No need to store it under the counter because it doesn’t match your decor. The brushed steel look is popular and allows the oven to be kept out on the countertop without being an eyesore.
The toaster has 7 functions including: bagel, toast, sandwich, bake, broil, keep warm, and leftovers. This oven comes with a 3 year limited warranty, broiling rack, recipe book, and crumb tray.
- Easy to clean non-stick interior
- Removable cooking tray
- 7 cooking functions
- The timer dial has been noted to click loudly
- Cooking evenly can be a challenge for large items
7. Black & Decker TRO420 4-Slice Toaster Oven
This toaster is made of plastic and metal and although it is not as attractive as some of the others, it does blend functionality with decent performance.
With four cook functions, a timer, and a swing-down crumb tray, this product is a great toaster oven for those who do not need all of the bells and whistles yet want a quality product that will make heating food more convenient than using a convection oven.
- Fits personal sized pizza or 4 slices of bread
- 30 minute timer
- Bake/Broil pan included
- Made of plastic and metal
- Swing-down crumb tray and may not be fully removable
6. Bella 14326 4-Slice Toaster Oven
Great product that provides great value for the price. This oven includes a baking rack and has the functionality of baking, broiling, toasting, reheating, and keeping food warm. The generous interior allows for the toasting of four slices of bread or the cooking of a 9inch pizza.
Some have even noted that they can bake a small cake on the bottom rack of this oven. Lightweight, easy to clean, and does not take up a lot of room on the countertop.
- Includes bake rack
- 2 position grill rack
- Multiple settings for ease and functionality
- Broil only on the top and bake only on the bottom racks
- Some ovens run a bit hotter than the temperature is set for
5. Westinghouse Select Series WTO1010B 4-Slice Countertop Toaster Oven
This oven is outstanding in that it offers a wide range of temperature ability. This oven can broil, bake, reheat, and keep items warm. The inside can fit 4 slices of bread and may be a bit conservative in fitting pizza or other baking items.
The full glass door makes it easy to watch food as it cooks. A baking pan/drip tray, oven rack, and crumb tray is included. The outside of the oven does not get overly hot so you have the ability to store it under the counter if you choose. There is also a cool to the touch handle on the glass door that makes retrieving food convenient and easy for those busy and in a hurry.
- Spacious temperature range of 150-450 degrees Fahrenheit
- Full view glass door
- 30 minute cooking timer with shutoff option
- Only available in black
- Tray does not have a handle for easy pull out.
4. Hamilton Beach Easy Reach Toaster Oven
This toaster makes cooking toast and frozen pizza convenient and easy. With a unique roll-top door, food is easily accessible and even easier to clean. Avoid big messes on oven doors by purchasing this roll-up door model.
The door folds into itself allowing for the use of your countertop space to be accessible while retrieving food. The toaster boasts 3 cooking settings and the capacity to accommodate 4 slices of toast. The 30 minute timer with automatic shut off is another great feature that makes this oven stand out from the rest.
- Easy to access and reach food
- Cleaning is simple due to the size and door functionality
- Smaller than most making it fit great on the countertop
- Very small
- Can get very hot
3. Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Oven
This is no ordinary toaster! The Breville is a mini smart oven that features 4 quartz 1800 watt elements and Element IQ. This appliance is made with non-stick, easy to clean materials, and was created with the consumer in mind.
Boasting a pull out crumb tray and automatic shut off, this oven can hold up to 4 full size slices of bread and an 11 inch pizza. Made of stainless steel, this appliance weighs in at 15.2 pounds and must be stored on the countertop. The oven does get hot and may melt items underneath the counter if stored inappropriately.
- Function dial with 8 cooking presets
- 11″ pizza capacity
- 4 Quartz 1800watt elements
- Cannot be stored under the countertop due to heat emissions
- May not toast evenly
2. Oster TSSTTVVG01 4-Slice Toaster Oven
This oven is perfect for a small galley kitchen or a kitchen that has limited space but desires to have the full functionality of a toaster oven. This oven has a variety of cooking modes such as but not limited to broiling, baking, and toasting.
The oven has a stay cool safety door feature that prevents the cook from getting burnt. This oven also offers an “on” light and a see through door so that you can watch your food while it cooks.
- Oven temperature control up to 450
- Removable crumb tray
- 2 rack positioning to allow for a variety of food options
- Does not get very hot
- Very small
1. Black & Decker TO1303SB 4-Slice Toaster Oven
With a very popular stainless steel appearance, great functionality, wonderful reviews, and from a high quality manufacturer, this toaster is number one on our list. The Black & Decker toaster can accommodate 4 slices of bread or a 9 inch pizza.
In addition, there are four cooking functions such as broil, bake, toast, and keeping food warm. Along with the removable crumb tray, the oven has a 30-minute cooking timer and “eventoast” technology that ensures that your food is cooked thoroughly, omitting cool spots.
- EvenToast Technology
- Removable crumb tray for easy cleaning
- 30 minute timer
- May overheat if left unattended
- The outside can get very hot
Which Toaster Oven Should You Buy?
With a variety of toasters to choose from, one must evaluate their lifestyle and the core functionality features that will be most helpful in a toaster oven. Before making a purchase, be sure to consider where you want to store the appliance, what you will most often cook in the oven, and how you plan to care for the oven.
By answering these questions, you can find the best toaster that will fit your needs. If you do not have counter space, purchasing the Beville will not work for you as it needs time to cool off after use. If you are interested in a certain color, you may want to purchase an item that comes in a variety of shades such as the Oster TSSTTVVG01.
The best overall toaster to give as a gift may be the Hamilton Beach Easy Reach Toaster Oven as it is the most convenient and easy to clean. Before investing in your new kitchen appliance, spend some time evaluating the functionality and features of each toaster oven listed here. You are bound to find one that will live up to your hopes and expectations.