Sometimes, the traditional toaster will not cut it. A lot of people face the problem of getting their slices a bit too roasted. When this small inconvenience becomes an issue it is time to switch to a toaster oven. Ovens offer a much more reliable alternative that cooks up the bread evenly. They might take up a bit more space in the kitchen but for the ones that care about their breakfast, this simple appliance is a must. There are various models, sizes and brands available to satisfy any kind of need. Some of them can be converted to be used to cook but in the end it is up to each individual’s expectation and budget. It is important to know that the money is well spent and for this purpose, the top 10 best toaster ovens 2014 list has been put together.
10. Hamilton Beach 31510 6-Slice Toaster Oven
Hamilton Beach is a brand that everyone is familiar with. Their products have been around for quite some time and the 31510 Toaster Oven is one of their finest. It was designed to work with 6 slices on a tray, making it a great pick for a family or a couple. The manufacturers also made sure it is environmental friendly and according to their claims, it needs 74% less power to operate. It has a stylish exterior design with chromed elements and an overall classical look.
9. Cuisinart TOB-40 Custom Classic Toaster Oven
The Cuisinart TOB-40 toaster oven is a straight forward appliance that does not attempt to overcomplicate things. Made of a stainless steel body with 3 easy grip dials and a convenient cool handle, the toaster is easy to operate and does its job as expected. It can cook a full 11 inch pizza or roast 6 slices of bread at a time which makes it suitable for a family of 4. In terms of size and design, it is not larger than any other ovens and the exterior looks make it visually pleasing especially for the ones that want a modern equipped kitchen.
8. Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Oven with Element IQ
The Breville takes the concept of toaster ovens to a step further. It comes with several impressive features that unfortunately, increase its price. It features a digital display, multiple function dials, dedicated crumb tray, non-stick interior coating and stainless steel components. The only downside to the product is the fact that the handle sticks out a bit too much and makes it inconvenient when the door is open.
7. Panasonic Flash Xpress Toaster Oven
Panasonic made the Flash Xpress toaster over to be compact and efficient. The ones that find themselves always in a hurry in the morning will appreciate the fact that it can cook the bread 40% faster than other ovens. It has a digital timer and an intuitive front panel with images associated for each product that makes it easier to use. The design of the toaster oven might not be very impressive but it serves its purpose better than most and for a fair price, the Panasonic is a convenient and reliable appliance.
6. Kings Brand Red 6-Slice Toaster Oven
The Kings Brand toaster oven is one of the few models out there that does not come in common grey or black color. It is a red toaster that is not only affordable but quite reliable as well. The model can cook up to 6 slices at a time and can be converted into a full sized grill to roast an entire chicken. Its interior size makes it possible to cook a full 12 inch pizza which means that it is not the smallest toaster out there but it is one of the best looking when it comes to its exterior appearance.
5. Proctor Silex Extra-Large Toaster Oven Broiler
Despite its name, the Silex is not really extra-large. It can cook up to 4 slices at a time. The thing that makes this particular toaster worth looking at is the price. It is probably the cheapest on in this top 10. To achive such a low price, they had to cut down the costs by using a plastic exterior instead stainless steel. The model comes in two colors, black and white. The white one will get dirty especially since it will be kept in the kitchen and plastic is a bit more difficult to clean. The black one looks a bit better and it is easier to maintain.
4. Waring Professional Toaster Oven
The Warring Pro Toaster Oven offers a great value for money ratio. For little over $50, the oven competes with models that are prices twice as much. It can boil or heat up various foods and can cook toast. The exterior side is covered in stainless steel. All its entire housing is covered in a brushed metal case that keeps fingerprints away. The front side comes with 3 intuitive controls that make it easy to operate.
3. Breville BOV650XL Compact Smart Oven
Breville’s compact toaster oven can be considered a premium product not only due to its price but also because of the features it comes with and the quality of build. It is the perfect example to show that paying a little extra sometimes can really matter. The form factor allows the user to prepare 4 slices of toast at one time using one of the 8 existing presets. It also has a defrost function and a convenient crumb tray for easy cleanup. The design, price, ease of use and functionality make it one of the best 3 picks of this top 10.
2. Cuisinart CTO-140PC Convection Toaster Oven
The Cuisiniart CTO-140PC is a great pick for the ones that want to do something more than cook slices of bread in their toaster oven. It is big enough to fit an entire chicken inside or a 12 inch pizza. The visuals of the exterior give it a premium look and it is difficult not to appreciate the quality of build of this toaster oven. It offers a great value for money ration that is difficult to beat.
1. Oster TSSTTVMNDG Digital Large Capacity Toaster Oven
Oster managed to steal the first spot by building a toaster oven that offers premium quality without forcing the customer to dig too deep in his own pocket. It is affordable and does the job much better than most. The exterior is cover in back with subtle chromed elements. It can cook up to 6 slices in one go and it is easy to use. The front panel features digital buttons that are intuitive and easy to operate.