Toasters are no longer used just to make breakfast. With advanced technologies and multi-purpose features, they serve more than bread slices and are capable of cooking, roasting, broiling and baking different cuisine for your dinner and lunch. Those days when you don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen, a toaster oven can be the right appliance and give you hassle-free delicious meals in no time. Since these toaster ovens are meant to add convenience to our cooking practices, they aren’t priced the same as traditional toasters.
Where to Buy
Oster Digital toaster oven offers multipurpose services of baking, broiling, toasting, defrosting and heating. With one rack and two rack positions, it has the capacity to at a time toast six slices, cook a 12-inch pizza or bake a pan of brownies. It consists of a digital control panel that offers adjustable heat temperature and timing for different kinds of food items. It also features an automatic 90-minute shut-off counter so you don’t have to worry about switching off the oven
It is a sleek and innovative toaster oven with a stainless-steel finishing giving your kitchen a modern look. The interior of the toaster oven is easy-to-clean and comes with a removable crumb tray, durable baking pan and an interior light that allows you to take a visible glance at the food inside. All in all, Oster offers a wide range of cooking tasks and user-friendly for anyone in the family to use.
- Toaster Size: 6-slice
- Cord length: 31.49 inches
- Racks: One, 2 positions
- Temperature range of 150 to 450 degrees F
- Dimensions: 19.72 W x 16.29 D x 11.33 H inches
- Includes removable crumb tray and durable baking pan
Breville Smart Oven is a smart option to enhance your cooking skils. The automatic heating elements, 10 preset functions and auto-shutoff features automatically adjust and remember the heating temperature and timings for different foods that you insert inside it. As a convection oven, it is packaged with a 12-inch square baking pan, broiling rack and a pizza pan for toasting, broiling, defrosting and convection on a temperature range from 120-500°.
Another smart feature of Breville is its temperature conversion and frozen food function. The temperature conversion mode allows slow and speedy cooking while the frozen food function keeps your food warm for hours. The interior of the oven is made up of easy-to-clean non-stick material. The touch panel has a digital display and temperature/timing knobs for clear and instructional operations.
The only drawback of Breville, in comparison with other high-end toaster ovens, is its small size and less interior space. Unlike other toaster ovens, that have more than one rack, Breville has only one rack with three positions.
- Toaster size: 6 slices
- Temperature range: 120-500°
- Racks: One, three positions
- Includes Baking pan, broiling pan, pizza pan, wire rack
- Dimensions: 18 x 16 x 11 inches
KitchenAid 12inch convection toaster oven is very much like Breville in its features except that it is smaller and cheaper than Breville. It has 9 preset functions that allow you to bake, roast, broil, warm and reheat all kinds of meals. It has a digital display with separate buttons for convection and defrost functions. With a temperature range from 150-450° and even-heat technology it is aimed to give consistent heat to all parts of the oven and ensure evenly cooked and toasted food.
The interior of KitchenAid comes with two racks and non-stick finish for easy cleaning, however, the upgraded versions of Kitchen Aid KCO273Ss Convection Oven comes in the CermaShield interior finish and seven unique designer colors.
- Toaster size: 6 slices
- Temperature range: 150-450°
- Racks: Two
- Includes a baking pan, broiling rack, cooling rack, drip tray
- Dimensions: 18 x 16 x 12 inches
Who isn’t aware of the Panasonic brand? But little did we know that Panasonic manufacturers high-end and high-quality toaster ovens as well. Unlike other modern toaster ovens, Panasonic FlashXpress is unique in design, multipurpose in functionality and 40% faster. Its Double infrared technology with high-efficiency quartz and ceramic heating elements provide even toasting, baking, browning and heating, from both the outside and inside of the food.
All the settings and controls in this toaster oven remain cool throughout the cooking and are placed at the bottom of the machine. For user’s convenience, there are six cooking modes, eight precision heat levels, five shades of browning and above all a digital smart timer with reminder beep to ensure that your food is cooked and served in the right time.
Panasonic FlashXpress is a high-end but simple buy that wouldn’t take much of your kitchen space.
- Toaster size: 4 slices
- Dimensions:12 x 13 x 10.2 inches
- Temperature Settings: 250 Degree F to 500 Degree F
- Includes a square-shaped inner tray and removable crumb
Cuisineart CSO-300N is more than just a toaster. Much like all other toaster listed here, it also toasts, bake, broil, reheat and above all Steam. It features a built-in water reservoir and includes various steam settings to steam bake and steam broil.
Talk about capacity and Cuisineart is spacious enough to accommodate a whole chicken, 6-slices or a 12-inch pizza. With a timer of up to 120 minutes and a temperature range from 225-500 degrees, Cuisineart Steam Oven also includes a specialized bread proofing technology that bakes and proof bakes evenly. Comparing with other high-end ovens, Cuisinart is 40% faster than other toaster ovens and easily cleans off the dirt and grease with its self-cleaning mode.
- Toaster size: 6 slices
- Power: 1875 watts
- Temperature range: 225-500°
- Dimension: 14 x 20 x 11 inches
- Racks: One
- Timer: Two hours
- Accessories include Baking pan, broiling rack, wire rack, drip tray
These high-end toaster ovens may seem over-priced, but the investment is worth the comfort and convenience you will experience. If you want a toaster oven that has all the bare necessities, the Breville smart oven is a good choice but a bit pricey if you compare with other high-end toasters. If your preference is capacity then we recommend Oster Large however if you are more concerned about convection, KitchenAid is what you must look into. Lastly, if you want something fancy and workable, you must explore Panasonic FlashXpress.