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Best Toaster Ovens

Updated on November 3, 2010

Whenever the busy side of ourselves gets to be in charge, we sometimes forget one of the essential things in our day to day lives - eating. So we end up buying take outs to save time.

But when we forget to eat the food we bought, it gets cold. This appliance is very helpful in warming food up, as well as cooking a wide range of foods. As the name suggests, toaster ovens are pretty much a combination of a toaster and an oven. It warms food and it can cook or bake as well. However, a toaster oven is a lot smaller than a conventional oven so the generally hold a lot less food. perfect for warming or cooking single servings. So here are by far, the best toaster ovens in the planet, feel free to take a look.

These are all quality products from reputable manufacturers, and will get the job done.

Black & Decker TRO480BS Toast-R-Oven 4-Slice Toaster Oven
Black & Decker TRO480BS Toast-R-Oven 4-Slice Toaster Oven

Black & Decker TRO480BS Toast-R-Oven 4-Slice Toaster Oven

Any good toaster oven worth considering needs to have quality parts that are easy to use and just such an example is this one. It has a simple but elegant look; it can match any kitchen because this comes in silver and black covering.

Its heating capacity is not something to be criticized because it heats up fast  and the heat applied is evenly distributed. Bread toasts evenly and food reheats uniformly. This toaster oven has a great crumb tray with easy access.

The other thing to consider is the price. This is at a low price but with no doubts as o its quality. This toaster oven is great for any home, performance and price wise. This appliance is really a good quality  appliance for great tasting meals and for such a low price is pretty much a bargain at $27.

Breville XXBOV800XL Smart OvenTM (Refurbished)
Breville XXBOV800XL Smart OvenTM (Refurbished)

Breville XXBOV800XL Smart OvenTM (Refurbished)

This oven was called "Smart Oven." by Breville for a lot of reasons and for a lot of its qualities. For one is the sensor  inside of it, making heat more evenly distributed. Its digital set up is helpful for busy people to go about multi-tasking especially for a mom who has kids’ needs to attend to.

If you set it up, it does everything automatically, leaving no work for you but to wait for the food to cook. It has a stylish design and is a good addition to any home. Moms will definitely have more time to spend to their kids without having to worry about their food becoming overcooked. No need for much supervision in this one because this is a smart one. It also allows easy access to food thanks to its ergonomically designed tray.

Buying a refurbished model saves considerable money also. This is less than $200.

Cuisinart TOB-195 Exact Heat Toaster Oven Broiler, Stainless
Cuisinart TOB-195 Exact Heat Toaster Oven Broiler, Stainless

Cuisinart TOB-195 Exact Heat Toaster Oven Broiler, Stainless

Another wonderful creation from Cuisinart is this toaster oven. It is so good for family movie nights, wherein mom (or dad) makes a homemade pizza. Kids always look forward to these nights with their family and their delicious pizzas.

The appliance has a good convection feature, which is great for cooking or reheating. Just program the oven then you can do other things with the time while the cooking is done for you. Aside from saving time and energy, it also saves spaces with its design.

Cuisinart are a well respected company famous for their build quality and customer service, which makes these a steal at around $150.

Breville BOV650XL Compact 4-Slice Smart Oven with Element IQ
Breville BOV650XL Compact 4-Slice Smart Oven with Element IQ

Breville BOV650XL Compact 4-Slice Smart Oven with Element IQ

Breville has come along way with their digital technology, and this is a great example. Mechanically, the door of this oven opens easily for quick retrieval of food. The tray inside is also heavy making it durable. It pulls out easily for quicker retrieval of food as well as for cleaning purposes.

This oven has an LCD panel that shows different background colors which indicate whether the oven is being used or not. Aside from the great features of this product, Breville also ensured that this oven is family-friendly so that even kids can use this with minimal supervision from their parents.

Its toasting quality is very good due to the even distribution of heat. Family dinners are always perfectly cooked using this oven. It is not cheap though, but this will surely be a good investment as it will last a very long time.

Black & Decker SpaceMaker Traditional Toaster Ovens
Black & Decker SpaceMaker Traditional Toaster Ovens

Black & Decker SpaceMaker Traditional Toaster Ovens

Truly a space maker, this toaster oven from Black and Decker creates a lot of space in the kitchen. It toasts quickly, offers even heat distribution and the instructions are easy to understand.

Not quite as sophisticated as some of the previous models, it is nonetheless practical - and the price is not so sophisticated either. This is s simple, basic workmanlike toater oven with no pretensions to anything else.

I like it, I am impressed with Black and Decker's general quality and this will meet most people's needs. The oven is perhaps a little small for a huge pizza, but it will manage a 9 inch pizza or 4 slices of bread.

A good deal at less than $50.


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  • Jeff Cavallaro profile image

    Jeff Cavallaro 

    8 years ago from Outside the Box

    Good information, however, I've not been a big fan of toaster ovens because, for the size, they tend to really suck a lot of electricity. But actually, most of the toaster ovens I've used were considerably cheaper than the ones you've listed, so the quality and efficiency of the ones you've listed would most likely be considerably higher.


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