The Ultimate Toaster Oven Buying Guide for 2020

Breville Smart Oven AirCuisinart TOB-260N1Panasonic FlashXpressOster Digital 6 SliceBlack&Decker 4 Slice
Breville Smart Oven Air Toaster Oven thumbnailCuisinart TOB-260N1 Toaster Oven thumbnailPanasonic FlashXPress NB-G110P Toaster Oven thumbnailOster Digital Toaster Oven thumbnailToaster Oven thumbnail
Convection ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Air Fry ✔️ ✔️
Dehydrate ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Capacity9 slices9 slices4 slices6 slices4 slices
Dimensions21″ L
17″ W
12″ H
20.87″ L
16.93″ W
11.42″ H
13″ L
12″ W
10.5″ H
19.72″ L
16.29″ W
11.33″ H
11.6″ L
16.9″ W
9″ H

I have written on my love for toaster ovens on numerous occasions: even though some see them as outdated and inefficient, I am very much in favor of them. They have made my life so much easier that between my Breville and my microwave I don’t ever use the wall oven.

If you’re a busy mom, a student in a dorm, a white collar worker who’d rather spend their time not cooking, please try a toaster oven. I assure you you will never go back.

Today, I’ve decided to conclude my series on toaster ovens with a hall of fame-type post. I am listing the best toaster ovens out there on the market so that you don’t need to do any research. Here goes:

Best Overall: Breville Smart Oven Air

Here is my review of the Breville Smart Oven Air.


5 devices in 1
13 cooking presets
Massive interior
Four trays at a time
Convection cooking
Easy cleanup
Quick pre-heating and cooking


Light does not stay on

Runner-Up: Cuisinart TOB-260N1

Here is my review of the Cuisinart TOB-260N1.


Great insulation
Easy of use
The smart Dual Cook system
Easy cleanup
Great visibility


Potentially unsafe cord
Long preheating time
Short timer options

Best for a Family of One or Two: Panasonic FlashXPress NB-G110P

Here is my review of the Panasonic FlashXPress Compact.


No preheating, faster heating, even cooking
Accessible controls
Good insulation
Easy cleanup


Small size
Fiddly buttons
Short timer
Not powerful enough for baking or broiling

Best Bang for Buck: Oster Digital 6 Slice

Here is my review of the Oster Digital Toaster Oven.


Large interior
Space efficiency
Ease of use
Great interior light
Cooking presets
Two devices in one
Relatively inexpensive


Toasting is surprisingly bad
No light-up controls
Overcomplicated settings

Best Budget Pick: Black&Decker 4 Slice (TO1760SS)


Gets the basic jobs done
Easy to clean
Great size


Indicators on the knobs are hard to read
Gets very hot

Other Mentions

Here are a couple of links to other toaster ovens that I have reviewed:

  1. Hamilton Beach Easy Reach – this one is probably the prettiest I have owned. 8/10.
  2. Proctor Silex – very peculiar. Something that my parents love because it’s mechanic and retro-styled. 7/10. (Read that one to see my worst photos of a product to date!)
  3. Rosewill RHTO 13001 – avoid at all costs. Chinese pseudo-brand with shattering glass and toxic fumes. 1/10.

Wonder why I have so much experience with so many different toaster ovens? One reason: I have a massive shiny object syndrome. I buy something, try it out, and even if I like it for most part, whenever I see an ad for another new super duper thing™, I buy it and flip the old one on eBay. And yet whenever I buy something, I think this time it’s the one… Every. Time. Sigh.

Anyway, I hope you will benefit from my experience with these toaster ovens! Reach out to me to let me know what you think.

Love and peace,



Toaster Oven-Baked Rainbow Cheesecake