If you live in a hot and humid place like Florida, you definitely need a countertop oven.
We would like to recommend 10 models with convection baking features. You will notice a considerable difference in house temperature, as well as the drop on your power bill – these ovens use about half the energy of a full-size stove oven.
So, let's get to the point: here are our top 10 picks of best countertop ovens for 2017.
1. Oster Extra Large Digital Countertop Oven
- it's larger than other ovens on the list - dimensions of the oven are 15.75 inches wide x 16.36 inches deep x 8.91 inches high - which means it is bigger than most microwaves
- it's more energy efficient - convection technology uses 50% less energy than conventional ovens.
It has toast, bake, broil, warm, defrost, pizza and convection which are easy to configure thanks to the buttons on the front. It's made of stainless steel, so it doesn't look cheap or low quality.
However, there are two things we don't like. You have to be careful when opening the door. If you are not careful, they will drop down. Another complaint we have is a lack of interior light. It would be nice if we wouldn't need to use a flashlight to see inside.
2. BLACK+DECKER CTO6335S 6-Slice Digital Convection Countertop Toaster Oven
Here's another oven which uses convection technology. Convection technology means faster baking - it means that fan circulates heat throughout the oven for faster baking ). Again we have an oven with double rack and multiple temperature settings for bake, broil, toast, bagel, pizza, frozen snacks, potatoes, cookie.
Dimensions of the oven are 13.5 inches wide x10 inches deep ( with a little more in the middle due to a pizza indention ) and 5.5 inches high. It’s made of stainless steel, like the previous one.
Another nice feature is that crumb tray can be removed from the back for cleaning.
The only thing I don’t like is that outer top and side of the oven get very hot, so make sure to keep things off of it when in use.
3. Hamilton Beach 31104 Countertop Oven with Convection and Rotisserie
Now, this oven has a convection, but also a rotisserie feature – the meat is skewered on a spit and slowly rotated while it is being roasted in an oven. This gives the meal that deliciousness. It's also one of the extra large capacity ovens. When we say large, we mean it: you can roast/bake entire chicken without having to cut it.
Although it is advertised with the image of two pizzas baking, we suggest that you bake one by one, on the lower rack, and keep an eye on the toppings.
It has a nice timer ( 120 minutes ), but the thermometer could be more precise - if you move it to 350 degrees, you'll actually get 325 degrees - you get the point?
You need to have in mind that oven gets very hot, so don't touch it before it cools down, and don't put anything at the top of the oven to avoid possible fire hazards. Also, make sure you have enough counter space so nothing touches it when in use.
In general, the unit works nice and it's worth the money.
4. Breville BOV845BSS Smart Oven Pro Convection Toaster Oven with Element IQ
This is well built and a designed product which comes with two excellent features you'll surely appreciate. The first one is interior light (replaceable 25W G9 halogen bulb ), which enables you to keep an eye on the meal you’re cooking, and that is extremely important.
The second excellent addition you won’t find in any other product on the list is a slow cook function, which enables you to cook for a long time ( up to 10 hours ) at low temperature, which makes your meals tastier and juicier.
The digital display is very easy to use. In general, this appliance is very simple to use and easy to clean. We highly recommend it.
5. Cuisinart TOB-200 Rotisserie Convection Toaster Oven
This is a great rotisserie oven which really deserves five stars rating! It has a very nice interface with a large number of functions and separate buttons for rotisserie and convection functions. The crumb tray can be cleaned from the front, and in the general, stainless steel exterior is easy to clean.
However, there are just a few things we don't like:
- the lack of interior light,
- you can't pause rotisserie from spinning in order to take a temperature reading( you need to cancel the cooking cycle and start it again ),
- 475F temperature is not available, and is recommended for some frozen foods such as fish sticks ( but that's the case with the other products on this list, too ),
- the manual could be more detailed.
Keep in mind that sides and top get too hot when in use, so don't place it in wooden cabinets and make sure it has enough counter-space. There is a small learning curve regarding time and temperature, but as we said, it's a five stars product!
6. KitchenAid KCO273SS 12" Convection Bake Digital Countertop Oven
This countertop oven has 9 pre-programmed functions which include Asado Roast function for improved roasting performance, which, translated to everyday language, means a perfect crispy pizza crust for perfect Thursday evenings.
Another feature the company puts a strong accent on is even heat technology which provides consistent heat for delicious results.
This oven is, also, extremely easy to clean – the oven also features eco – friendly non-stick coating for easy cleaning.
We just love the preheat feature, and it’s very intuitive and has easy to use controls. Also, another good thing is very detailed and well-written manual. So, this oven is definitely our pick for the best countertop oven in 2017.
7. Panasonic NB-G110P Flash Xpress Toaster Oven
This is, in fact, a toaster oven. It comes with a 6-menu illustrated presets for toast bread, pizza, frozen foods, and quick reheat. Double infrared technology makes it 40 percent faster than conventional ovens, and there is no pre-heating required.
Unlike some others products on this list, this toaster oven comes with an interior light, and non-stick interior which makes it easy to use and easy to clean.
Keep in mind it’s not a traditional oven. Use it for what it is intended for and it will do a fantastic job.
The only thing we don’t like is the fact that you’re not able to adjust the time while cooking. But that’s not a big deal. We highly recommend it.
8. Wisco Wisco-620 Commercial Convection Counter Top Oven
This convection oven is equipped with a high-speed fan for even air distribution. It's made of stainless steel and includes a removable door and slide out racks, which makes it extremely easy to clean.
The insulation is really good. So good that you are able to put your hand on the top when the oven is in use.
The only thing we don't like about this oven are actually the baking sheets – they are too thin and have open corners. Otherwise, we really like it.
It's simple, well-designed, durable oven. Perfect for cookies, a pie, a roast, a pizza – you name it!
9. NutriChef Turkey Roaster Thanks Giving Rotisserie Cooker Countertop Broiler with Dual Electric Burner
This oven actually looks like „all in one solution“. You don't get just oven – it's a rotisserie, convection oven which distributes air evenly with two burners on the top. It has three levels to place oven rack or tray.
But, there are two things we don't like about it. Firstly you can't adjust the temperature of the burner on the top of the oven. You can only turn them on or off. The second is that you can't use the oven and the burners at the same time.
Also, the manual could be more detailed.
Otherwise, it's a great product. Actually, a perfect for a single person.
10. Morning Star - Extra Large -12-Slice Countertop Digital Infrared Convection Toaster Oven
It’s a high-quality stainless steel oven which looks nice and stays clean, and in many cases, it can perfectly replace any oven.
It has Toast, Bagel, Pizza, Baking, Defrost, Reheat, Roasting and Fermenting Modes and each of them can be modified by time, temperature, convection setting, etc. Another nice feature is a “Keep Warm” function, which enables you to keep food warm for up to 12 hours.
In general, it’s a great product and we highly recommend it.