Updated: November 2017

Toaster Oven Reviews:

When I grew up we had the old fashioned toaster that really only toasted bread, bagels, or cooked up frozen things like waffles. The newer convection toaster ovens and toaster ovens cook just about anything you want. The convection ovens are more for meals while the toaster ovens are great for heating up quesadillas, cooking personal pizzas, baking and broiling. Don't be overwhelmed by all the names and models -- some of our specific picks are below. But you can browse all the best-selling toaster ovens here .

RECOMMENDED: The best large toaster oven is the Cuisinart TOB-175BC ($170) - features include a broil function, electronic controls, a heating sensor, a removable crumb tray, and a digital display. The non-stick interior allow for quick cleanups and the convection mode of this oven make baking and roasting quite easy. Be prepared to move things off your countertop as the Cuisinart is 20 X 16. But to give you an idea of how popular this model is, it ranks more than 500 Amazon reviews, almost all 5 stars -- a very safe buy. The T-Fal Avante Elite is a great mid-size toaster oven that handles 4 large pieces of toast. At $100 it's a pretty good deal, with lots of features, and consumers love it. The T-Fal toaster oven comes with a 2-hour timer and a self cleaning interior. Want something really small, then the Sanyo Space Saving Toasty Oven SK-7 ($50) is probably for you. It's 10 X 10, with size being a drawback (can handle only 1 slice of bread). This model does all the basics well and users appreciate those qualities (toasting bread, heating frozen pizza, and warming up leftovers).

Best Toaster Oven:

When it comes to toaster oven reviews we always like comparing products by reading the owner reviews posted on websites like Amazon.com. Perhaps the most recognized source for product reviews is Consumer Reports and they recently did a nice article on toaster ovens. They rated them based on their ability to toast, bake, or broil and how easy they are to use and clean. These chose the Breville and it's no coincedence that the comments/feedback by actual owners on Amazon completely backup those finding. The Breville BOV800XL is a bit pricey at $250, but the 1800 watt convection toaster oven features 4/5 cubic foot of nonstick space on the interior. The Element IQ technology provides smarter control over the heat - comes with 9 preset functions. There are 5 quartz heating elements, a user friendly control panel, and an LCD screen. The 3 rack positions allow you to place food items in a variety of positions. Owners like the removable crumb rack for quick cleanup, and the pizza pan, baking pan, and broil rack that are all included. The Breville can fit a 4 pound chicken. The Breville BOV650XL is another great compact 4 slice smart oven with many of the same features found on the Breville listed above - it sells for $180.