Reviewers' Choice Awards

Top Toaster Ovens

A great toaster oven is liberating. And it can save on your utility bill. The Viewpoints Reviewers’ Choice awards recognize the top toaster ovens on the market, based solely on the product reviews we collect and publish daily on Viewpoints. Our reviews are written by ordinary consumers, not professional testers. These blenders all meet Viewpoints Reviewers’ Choice award eligibility and represent the top 3 percent of  121+ reviewed on Viewpoints. Make toast and much more with these versatile performers.

Viewpoints recommends three toaster ovens as top choices:

Breville Compact Smart Oven Toaster Oven BOV650XL

Best Overall: Toaster Ovens – Basic

Breville The Compact Smart Oven BOV650XL ($180)

Rated 97 | 18+ reviews

Several reviewers got this as a gift and didn’t know what to expect. The verdict, though, is nearly unanimous. The Breville compact toaster oven (smaller sibling to Breville’s convection BOV800XL) is “absolutely reliable.”

“… with the high price does come very good quality. We hesitate to even call this a toaster oven … It is so much more. We didn’t have a working kitchen through a long period of renovation and this Breville could not have been more of a savior to us.” WC3, Glendale, CA, Reviewer since 2011

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Breville The Smart Oven 1800-Watt Convection Toaster Oven BOV800XL

Best Overall: Toaster Ovens – Convection

Breville The Smart Oven Convection BOV800XL ($250)

Rated 98 | 30+ reviews

A bit larger than most toaster ovens, The Smart Oven by Breville bakes with convection heat and is in a class by itself. Is it possible to be in love with a toaster oven? Reviewers use words like “awesome” and “amazing” to describe its “top-of-the-line” features. A worthy splurge.

“I actually use it much more often than my regular oven … I cannot think of anything bad to say about the Breville Smart oven. It is probably the best kitchen purchase I have ever made!” fitzie2, Perrysburg, OH, Reviewer since 2009

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Black & Decker Convection Toast-R-Oven with Rotisserie CTO7100B

Best Value: Toaster Ovens – Convection

Black & Decker Convection Toast-R-Oven with Rotisserie CTO7100B ($100)

Rated 88 | 66+ reviews

Recommended as best for pizza, broiling or baking, the Black & Decker Convection Toast-R-Oven with Rotisserie packs much functionality for the price. This mighty toaster oven makes “the perfect housewarming or wedding gift.”

“Not your standard toaster oven! It is lightweight and attractive. It cooks food evenly. It doesn’t take up much counter space and is very easy to clean.”christmassnow09, Lancaster, NY, Reviewer since 2010

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Another Top Toaster Oven

This toaster oven is an award-winner too! It meets the tough criteria for a Viewpoints Reviewers’ Choice award and is also highly recommended:

Cuisinart TOB-195 Exact Heat Toaster Oven BroilerCuisinart TOB-195 Exact Heat Toaster Oven Broiler ($179)

This state-of-the-art toaster oven features cooking options, extra-large capacity and much more. Viewpoints-rated at 94 with 39+ reviews, reviews say this Cuisinart oven is the “most versatile and often-used appliance in my kitchen” and “one of the best on the market.”

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Editor’s Note: Viewpoints Reviewers’ Choice awards were given in October and November, 2013, and current product ratings may differ.