Top 10 Energy Star Toaster Ovens
for December 2022

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Our goal was to find the best oven with impressive heat control, efficient cooking, and energy efficiency. We purchased and tested 10 ovens labeled energy star and 11 other models, along with 10 energy and five induction ranges and grills. Our test kitchen conducted extensive side-by-side testing, cooking batches of six identical test dishes, to evaluate oven performance. We placed each oven side-by-side with another model, which had similar features and settings, standardized the cooking time, and used heat meters to measure temperatures. Our evaluation considered how well the ovens cooked the six dishes, and rated each model between one and five stars. A five-star rating signified an oven that cooked the dishes evenly, with minimal temperature fluctuations, and cooked them to the proper temperature.

A kitchen is only as efficient as its utilities, and a countertop oven can be an energy-efficient workhorse.

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BALMUDA The Toaster | Steam Oven Toaster | 5 Cooking Modes - Sandwich Bread, Artisan Bread, Pizza, Pastry, Oven | Compact Design | Baking Pan | K01M-KG | Black | US Version

BALMUDA The Toaster

by BALMUDA

CLEAN COMPACT DESIGN: BALMUDA The Toaster's compact design accents any kitchen dcor or countertop

The BALMUDA The Toaster has a large and durable oven cavity, so it's the perfect toaster oven for those who like to entertain. It's large enough to make four slices of bread at once, and its 5 cooking modes include Artisan Bread, Sandwich Bread, Pizza, and Pastry. The Artisan Bread mode is intended for baguettes and artisan breads, and the Sandwich Bread mode is for slices of bread such as artisan sourdough or French bread. The Pizza Mode is best for thin or thick crust pizza, and the Pastry Mode is ideal for pastries such as muffins, cupcakes, or strudel. The Over Mode is for items cooked directly in the toaster, such as eggs, bacon, and ham. The BALMUDA The Toaster's 5 temperature zones are controlled via a small dial on the toaster oven's side, and the temperature can be set between 180 and 400 degrees Fahrenheit. The toaster oven's interior temperature is also indicated on the display. The BALMUDA The Toaster's exterior is black, so it's a good choice for kitchens with dark wood cabinets. The oven cavity, which is easy to access, has a removable baking pan, and the door has a safety lock. The toaster oven's exterior is a bit bulky, but the toaster oven's compact size makes it a good choice for small kitchens.

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Hamilton Beach Countertop Toaster Oven, Easy Reach With Roll-Top Door, 6-Slice, Convection (31123D), Silver

Hamilton Beach Countertop Toaster Oven

by Hamilton Beach

Easy to use contoured knobs not only is this new design easier to maneuver, but theyre safer too

The Hamilton Beach countertop toaster oven is compact enough to fit on a counter, but it's big enough to hold two 6-inch pizza slices or 12 slices of toast at once. The side vents allow you to bake a 9-inch pizza and broil a 12-inch pizza at the same time; you can even cook a 9-inch pie and use the 12-inch pizza pan as a cooling rack. The 6-slice capacity is much smaller than some others we tested, so you shouldn't expect to cook a lot of food at once, but if you're only going to use it for toast and pizza, it's a great choice. The convection setting provides even cooking, and the roll-top door gives you easy access to your food before and after cooking. The convection setting adds about 15 minutes to the cooking time, and the fan can be noisy, but it's an annoyance you can't avoid. The Hamilton Beach countertop toaster oven is simple to clean, and it's large enough that you can fit a 9-inch X11-inch pizza pan inside. The stainless steel finish is attractive, but the door is plastic, so it's a little slippery. The biggest downside of this toaster oven is that, at 11 pounds, it's heavier and larger than many of our other picks, so it may take up more space on your countertop.

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Black+Decker TO3265XSSD Extra Wide Crisp ‘N Bake Air Fry Toaster Oven, Silver, Fits 9

Black+Decker TO3265XSSD Extra Wide Crisp Bake ‘N Air Fry Toaster Oven

by Spectrum Brands

Air Fry Technology: Deep fried taste without the fat! This innovative cooking method surrounds food with high intensity hot air to bake, brown, and crisp your favorite foods using little to no oil.

The TO3265XSSD is a slightly rare breed: an extra-large capacity toaster oven that's also easy to use. It's bigger and taller than your average toaster oven, and you have the option of using it on its countertop, or mounting it on the wall. The TO3265XSSD has 5 cooking functions: bake, broil, toast, keep warm, and air fry. Its 60-minute timer is convenient for short and long cooking tasks. The rack is extra wide, so you can easily fit a 9 x 13 pan with handles, 8 slices of bread, or a 12 pizza. The nonstick interior surface makes cleanup easy, and the nonstick pans are removable. The Silver model is eye-catching, and the black and stainless steel models are also attractive. The TO3265XSSD is pricey, but it's well built, has an attractive design, and comes in several color options.

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Cuisinart TOB-1010 Toaster Oven Broiler, 11.77

Cuisinart TOB-1010 Toaster Oven Broiler

by Cuisinart

Auto slide-out rack to easily remove cooked food and easy clean interior

The Cuisinart TOB-1010 is our top overall pick for a versatile toaster oven. It can be programmed to toast, broil, bake, warm, defrost, or reheat, and it features easy-clean nonstick cooking surfaces and crumb trays. The oven is also fairly large, with a 4.7 cu. ft. capacity. Its biggest weakness is its slow roasting and toasting speeds, which make it less than ideal for toasting bread or bagels. However, it's excellent for broiling, pizza, and baking. The nonstick pans are easy to clean, and the oven's heating elements are hidden by removable panels. The toaster oven's 0.5 cubic foot capacity is a little small for toast, and it may be difficult to fit an 11" pizza in there. The Cuisinart TOB-1010's compact size, powerful heating, and easy-to-clean features make it our top pick for a versatile toaster oven.

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Mueller AeroHeat Convection Toaster Oven, 8 Slice, Broil, Toast, Bake, Stainless Steel Finish, Timer, Auto-Off - Sound Alert, 3 Rack Position, Removable Crumb Tray, Accessories and Recipes

Mueller Austria Mueller AeroHeat Convection Toaster Oven, 8 Broil, Slice, Toast, Bake, Stainless Steel Finish, Timer, Auto-Off

Accessories and Features The Toaster Oven Countertop features a 60-Minute Timer with Sound Alert and Auto Shut-Off for your safety and convenience. The 3-stage door opening prevents the door opening abruptly and allows for safe steam escape. Includes Baking Rack, Baking Pan and Toast Tongs for easy and safe pan removal. Removable slide-out Crumb Tray makes cleaning a breeze. Bonus Tasty Recipe Book for cooking inspiration.

The Mueller AeroHeat Convection Toaster Oven is a great addition to your kitchen, whether you're cooking for one or feeding the entire neighborhood. The 8-slice capacity makes it perfect for making one serving at a time, or you can place several slices on the racks at once. The 3-rack positions let you fit more food in the oven than you can in most standard models, so you can make several dishes at once. The 1200W convection fan distributes heat evenly, minimizing cold spots and allowing your food to cook faster. The convection technology also prevents your food from drying out, so even if you're cooking multiple dishes at once, your food will come out moist and flavorful. The broiler is a great feature for broiling burgers or steaks, and the bake function is ideal for making pies, cookies, and other baked goods. The crumb tray helps catch crumbs, so you won't have to clean the oven as often. The backlight timer and clock are convenient features, and the sound alert tells you when the oven is ready or done. The 6-month warranty is a decent length of time, but we'd like to see the warranty extended to 12 months.

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Dash Express Countertop Toaster Oven with Quartz Technology, Bake, Broil, and Toast with 4 Slice Capacity and Pizza Capability – Black

Dash Express Countertop Toaster with Oven Quartz Technology

by Dash

U.S. BASED SUPPORT: Designed in NYC, with U.S. based Customer Support on every product.

The Dash Express Toaster Oven is well-designed, energy efficient, and easy to use. The oven's four settings (bake, broil, toast, and warm) are perfect for roasting, baking, toasting, and warming. The oven is also equipped with a pizza stone, a broiling rack, a crumb tray, and a roasting pan, all of which are removable for easy cleaning. The Express Toaster Oven heats up to 450F, and it comes with five preset temperature settings (baking, broiling, toast, warm, and pizza), which can be adjusted up to 450F. The oven's design makes it easy to carry out, too, as it's compact and rectangular. The oven's temperature settings are slightly low, but that's partially due to the design of the oven, which limits its thermal capacity. The oven also doesn't come with an oven liner, which means you'll need to use aluminum foil or parchment paper when baking or roasting. The oven doesn't cook as fast as some of our picks, but that's not really a problem. The Dash Express Toaster Oven is an excellent choice for busy families.

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NUWAVE BRAVO XL Convection Smart Oven w/ Patented Digital Temperature Probe; 12 Presets; 3 Fan Speeds; 5-Quartz Heating Elements; 50F - 500F; Fits 13 in Pizza, 10 LB Chicken; Bake, Roast, Grill, Toast

NUWAVE BRAVO XL Convection Smart Oven w/ Patented Digital Temperature 12 Probe; Presets; 3 Fan Speeds; 5-Quartz Heating Elements; 50F

by NuWave

HIGH-QUALITY CONSTRUCTION From the brushed stainless steel of the exterior to the heat-resistant tempered glass door to the heavy-duty cooking racks, non-stick enamel baking pan, silicone pad and stainless steel tray, everything that comes with the NuWave Bravo XL is made with quality in mind.

The NuWave Bravo XL Convection Smart Oven is our favorite smart oven because of its versatile cooking modes, easy-to-use controls and appealing design. It produces evenly cooked food, has a roomy interior and is easy to clean, thanks to its nonstick interior. The Bravo XL's digital display is easy to read and menus are intuitive, so even novices can cook like a pro. It also has a manual cook function, so you can sauté, steam or boil foods at higher temperatures. The oven's 12 preset cooking functions include air frying, baking, broiling, roasting, toasting, grilling, dehydrating, reheating, defrosting and making restaurant-quality waffles, pizza and bagels. It cooks faster than our other smart ovens, and its 50-500F temperature range means it's more versatile. The Bravo XL cooks up to 10LB of food at once, and it's large enough to bake a 13-in. pizza, broil a 12-lb chicken or toast a 12-oz. loaf of banana bread. The oven's 5-quart cooking capacity allows it cook larger amounts of food at once, which means it's faster to reheat, defrost and cook large meals. The oven is also easy to clean. The nonstick interior makes it easy for cleanup, and it includes a cleanup brush for hard-to-reach places. The Bravo XL is compact and takes up less space on your counter than a traditional oven, so it's ideal for small kitchens. The oven has a one-year warranty and is backed by an excellent customer service.

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The Cuisinart TOB-135N is one of our top picks for toasters, and it's easy to see why. This unit has a large 0.6 cub-foot capacity, so it can fit 6 slices of bread or a 12" pizza, and it's roomy enough to hold most other types of food. The TOB-135N has 9 different functions, including toast, reheat, bagel, defrost, bake, broil, pizza, browned, and keep warm. The toast setting is adjustable between dark, medium, and light, and toast time is adjustable from 1 to 9 minutes. The bagel setting is adjustable between light and extra dark, and the bagel setting is adjustable from 1 to 6 minutes. The pizza setting is adjustable between medium, dark, and extra dark. The browned setting is adjustable from 1 to 6 minutes. The keep warm setting is adjustable from 30 minutes to 2 hours. Additionally, the TOB-135N has 2-hour and 30-minute timer settings, and it features an automatic shutoff function. The TOB-135N has 2 heating elements, so it has a larger cooking area than our previous top pick. The TOB-135N also has 5 different color settings, including blue, green, white, purple, and red. The TOB-135N has a pretty large, backlit display, and it's easy to use. The unit is easy to clean, and it has a 1-year warranty. The TOB-135N is large and pricey, but it's well worth the investment.

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Hamilton Beach Extra-Wide Slot Toaster with Shade Selector, Auto-Shutoff, Cancel Button and Toast Boost, 2-Slice, Red

Hamilton Beach Extra-Wide Slot with Toaster Shade Selector

by Hamilton Beach

Toast boosting technology: Lifts your toasted breads and bagels high when they're ready so you can easily retrieve them.

The Hamilton Beach Extra-Wide Slot Toaster with Shade Selector, Auto-Shutoff, Cancel Button and Toast Boost, 2-Slice, Red is simple to use and easy to clean. The controls are intuitive, and the machine shuts off automatically, so you won't have to worry about burned toast. The slots are large enough to accommodate even the thickest of slices, and the sweet toast-and-egg odor detector alerts you if the toast isn't toasted enough. The Hamilton Beach Extra-Wide Slot Toaster with Shade Selector, Auto-Shutoff, Cancel Button and Toast Boost, 2-Slice, Red offers plenty of features for less than $50, and it's a solid performer. The toast is nice and brown, and the shade selector lets you dial in the perfect shade. Overall, this is a great choice for the money.

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Black+Decker TO1313SBD Toaster Oven, 15.47 Inch, silver

Black+Decker TO1313SBD Toaster Oven

by Applica Incorporated/DBA Black and Decker

EvenToast Technology - The toaster oven interior is specially designed for even toasting of up to 4 slices of bread at a time.

The Toaster Oven from Black+Decker has a lot to offer. It offers four cooking functions: baking, broiling, toasting and keeping food warm. With 9 pizza, 4 slices of bread and a compact design (16 x 11 x 9 inches), it's easy to fit on the countertop. The Toaster Oven has a removable crumb tray, which keeps the toaster oven clean. The timer includes precise toast settings and stay-on functionality. The Toaster Oven offers 30 minutes of cooking time, which is more than enough for most toasting needs. The Toaster Oven has wide slots, which makes toasting food easy. The Toaster Oven has an even toast, and the bread is crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. It has a 15-year limited warranty.

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