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10 Easy Pieces: Toaster Ovens

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10 Easy Pieces: Toaster Ovens

March 22, 2017

For an appliance that sits squarely on your countertop, in full view, there certainly are a lot of unappealing-looking toaster ovens on the market. Our picks range from beautiful Japanese ovens to standard stainless steel; they all look good and they all do the job (in fact, a lot of them do more than just toast). Here are our top picks.

10 Easy Pieces Toaster Ovens Designed by Naoto Fukasawa for Muji, the MoMA Muji Vertical Toaster Oven is a Japanese toaster (we think the hassle of using a power converter might be worth the gain in beauty). You can source it from Amazon for \$\1\25.99. Read more about Fukasawa&#8\2\17;s Muji designs in our post Appliances for Minimalists: The Muji Toaster Oven and More.
Above: Designed by Naoto Fukasawa for Muji, the MoMA Muji Vertical Toaster Oven is a Japanese toaster (we think the hassle of using a power converter might be worth the gain in beauty). You can source it from Amazon for $125.99. Read more about Fukasawa’s Muji designs in our post Appliances for Minimalists: The Muji Toaster Oven and More.
10 Easy Pieces Toaster Ovens The Breville Smart Convection Oven has nine operating modes, including bake, broil, toast, and roast. It measures \18.5 by \16.\25 by \1\1.\25 inches and has a 0.8 cubic foot interior–large enough for a \13 inch pizza (and yes, \13 by 9 inch baking sheets are available); \$\249.95 at Williams Sonoma.
Above: The Breville Smart Convection Oven has nine operating modes, including bake, broil, toast, and roast. It measures 18.5 by 16.25 by 11.25 inches and has a 0.8-cubic-foot interior–large enough for a 13-inch pizza (and yes, 13-by-9-inch baking sheets are available); $249.95 at Williams-Sonoma.
10 Easy Pieces Toaster Ovens The Dualit Professional Mini Toaster Oven goes from room temperature to 365 degrees in three minutes. It defrosts, grills, bakes, and convection cooks, in addition to regular toasting; \$\199.99 at Crate & Barrel.
Above: The Dualit Professional Mini Toaster Oven goes from room temperature to 365 degrees in three minutes. It defrosts, grills, bakes, and convection cooks, in addition to regular toasting; $199.99 at Crate & Barrel.
10 Easy Pieces Toaster Ovens The new Balmuda Steam Oven Toaster from Japan uses has a steam feature for toasting and warming breads (idea for the plain toast, baguette, croissant, rice cake, and croque monsieur lover). It&#8\2\17;s \$354.98 through Amazon or can be purchased directly from Balmuda in Japan. (Note that you might want to recruit your closest Japanese speaking friend to help decipher the manual and guidebook that comes with the toaster.)
Above: The new Balmuda Steam Oven Toaster from Japan uses has a steam feature for toasting and warming breads (idea for the plain toast, baguette, croissant, rice cake, and croque monsieur lover). It’s $354.98 through Amazon or can be purchased directly from Balmuda in Japan. (Note that you might want to recruit your closest Japanese-speaking friend to help decipher the manual and guidebook that comes with the toaster.)
10 Easy Pieces Toaster Ovens The KitchenAid Digital Convection Oven comes with two \1\2 inch round pans and has a nonstick, PTFE/PFOA free interior. It&#8\2\17;s available in white, stainless, and blue; \$\279.99 at Crate & Barrel.
Above: The KitchenAid Digital Convection Oven comes with two 12-inch round pans and has a nonstick, PTFE/PFOA-free interior. It’s available in white, stainless, and blue; $279.99 at Crate & Barrel.
10 Easy Pieces Toaster Ovens Cuisinart’s Compact Toaster Oven Broiler is small, has seven functions including a leftovers and warming option, and is \$69.95 at Amazon.
Above: Cuisinart’s Compact Toaster Oven Broiler is small, has seven functions including a leftovers and warming option, and is $69.95 at Amazon.
10 Easy Pieces Toaster Ovens While difficult to source, the Plus Minus Zero Vertical Toaster Oven, from Naoto Fukasawa, is available in black or white (shown) through various dealers on Amazon; \$\275 to \$3\20.
Above: While difficult to source, the Plus Minus Zero Vertical Toaster Oven, from Naoto Fukasawa, is available in black or white (shown) through various dealers on Amazon; $275 to $320.
10 Easy Pieces Toaster Ovens The Cuisinart Convection Toaster Oven Broiler has bake, broil, toast, and convection bake functions; \$99.95 at Crate & Barrel. (I own this toaster oven and I have to confess that I removed the black tabs on the sides so it would fit in a tight niche; it still works fine.)
Above: The Cuisinart Convection Toaster Oven Broiler has bake, broil, toast, and convection bake functions; $99.95 at Crate & Barrel. (I own this toaster oven and I have to confess that I removed the black tabs on the sides so it would fit in a tight niche; it still works fine.)
10 Easy Pieces Toaster Ovens The Wolf Gourmet Oven, with the brand&#8\2\17;s distinctive red knobs, is somewhere between a toaster and an actual oven with a built in temperature probe and six cooking modes (proof, warm, roast, bake, broil, and toast); \$549.95 at Williams Sonoma.
Above: The Wolf Gourmet Oven, with the brand’s distinctive red knobs, is somewhere between a toaster and an actual oven with a built-in temperature probe and six cooking modes (proof, warm, roast, bake, broil, and toast); $549.95 at Williams-Sonoma.
10 Easy Pieces Toaster Ovens The KitchenAid Compact Toaster Oven can bake, broil, toast, warm, and slow roast on a four hour temperature hold setting; \$\1\16.99 at Macy&#8\2\17;s.
Above: The KitchenAid Compact Toaster Oven can bake, broil, toast, warm, and slow roast on a four-hour temperature-hold setting; $116.99 at Macy’s.
10 Easy Pieces Toaster Ovens Consumer reviews across the Web deem the Panasonic Flash Xpress Toaster Oven, shown here in white, as one of the best. It uses quartz and ceramic infrared heating; \$\1\17.78 on Amazon.
Above: Consumer reviews across the Web deem the Panasonic Flash Xpress Toaster Oven, shown here in white, as one of the best. It uses quartz and ceramic infrared heating; $117.78 on Amazon.
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