Living in a tiny place as one person or two persons you might find that you don’t need a big built-in oven. Even if you have a big oven you probably wouldn’t turn it on just for yourself or two persons. Countertop Smart Mini Toaster Ovens can replace a big oven easily.
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There are such great models out there that come in different sizes; but essentially they all provide the same features. They are called toaster ovens, but trust me, they can do much more than just toast bread. If you read the product descriptions of the selected Top 3 models of Smart Mini Toaster Ovens, you can find out what all you can do with it. Some models even provide besides all the cooking also defrosting features like Breville’s Compact Smart Oven.
One of the great advantages of a Countertop Smart Mini Toaster Oven is that is cooks in half the time you need in a full oven. Because of its more compact smaller size you don’t heat so much space which results in faster heating time and less energy use. Fantastic, isn’t it.
I also heard that the toaster oven unlike a microwave can create a crispiness people crave for their sandwiches.
The higher the wattage of a toaster oven is, the faster it cooks the meals. The presented list contains only toaster ovens with 1800W that is about the biggest wattage you can find for a toaster oven.
One of the chosen models below is a convection toaster oven. That means it includes a fan that circulates the heated air around your food for more even heating. This is a great feature. And if you bake your own bread like me, you want to have a convection toaster oven. But over all this is not absolutely necessary to cook well.
Please be aware that most of the models of Toaster Ovens get hot on the top. This means you can’t place anything on them or use them under a cabinet. They are definitely meant to be placed on the countertop.
Make also sure that you take careful measurements of the place on your countertop where you wish to place your new Mini Toaster Oven in order to choose the right size.
Cuisinart Convection Toaster Oven
- Capacity: 0.6 cu. ft.
- Stainless steel
- Easy-clean nonstick interior
- Preheat ready signal
- 2-hour timer
- Automatic shut-off
This oven is well thought out and simple to use. It toasts, bakes, and broils very quickly. Another thing I like is that it has insulation on the sides and does not get too hot.
We have had this for about 3 months and love it. I have cooked small casseroles in it and we heat everything in it! Easy to clean and love the stainless steel look.
I was skeptical about convection cooking until I got this. This little oven allows me to do so many things! I have not turned my oven on since I purchased this.
Panasonic Toaster Oven White
- Cooks up to 40% faster than conventional toaster ovens
- Cooking modes: Toast, Waffle, Roll, Pizza, Quick, hash brown
- 6-menu illustrated preset buttons for ease of use
- Inner cooking tray: square, 9″ diameter
- Size interior: 13″ x 12″ x 10.25″
It’s hard to believe that I get so excited about such an item. . .but this is one of those rare occasions where something just works well. . . REALLY REALLY well.
In short: these guys thought of everything you could want in a toaster, and made it reliably for a great price. Cleaning is EASY. The front pullout tray is awesome, I can clean it up in seconds. I can also pull out the grill quick and put it back in.
It is not overly large so it doesn’t take up so much counter space, it’s easy to operate, toasts perfectly and quickly, and I appreciate how, when opening the door, the wire shelf comes forward so you don’t burn your hand reaching in to grab hot food.
Breville Compact Smart Oven
- Capacity: 0.6 cu. ft.
- 4-slice oven with 3 rack positions
- Coated steel housing, non-stick interior cavity coating
- Needs clearance on top due to the product producing heat
- Front-access removable crumb tray
- Includes a 10×10″ enamel baking pan and a 10×10″ enamel broil rack
By far the best toaster we could imagine. You have the flexibility of toasting top, bottom or both to different levels.
I have absolutely loved this toaster. It is small, but it packs a big punch. Also, I have not been restricted in anything that I have needed to use it for based on its small size.
Makes toast perfectly and much faster than my last toaster oven. The bake feature also works very well. The settings are very intuitive and easy to use.
* Prices are good at the time the article was written, but subject to change without notice.