The best toaster ovens for every kind of kitchen

Powerful little countertop cookers.

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It's much harder to make garlic bread in a pop-up toaster.Louis Hansel via Unsplash

No kitchen appliance is so versatile and compact as the toaster oven. What other device can reheat last night’s pizza to bubbly perfection and enable your 11 p.m. tuna melt desires? Plus, these days consumers have a lot of ovens to choose from, including digital toasters that can double as dehydrators and air fryers. Below, some of our favorites.

KitchenAid Digital Countertop Oven

KitchenAid Digital Countertop Oven

The toaster oven you can use with your eyes closed.Amazon

Are you the type to use your toaster oven as you’re making your morning coffee—that is to say, before your brain is fully firing? This is the easiest-to-use toaster oven. It comes with nine preset cooking options (cookies, roast, pizza, bagel, toast, bake, broil, reheat, keep warm) as well as a frozen button and a straightforward digital display for monitoring the time. It has a classic black and chrome design, and it holds a surprising amount of Pizza Bagels on its 9 x 13-inch baking pan and grill rack.

Breville the Compact Smart Oven

Breville the Compact Smart Oven

The everyman toaster oven for all your countertop cooking needs.Amazon

This toaster oven has a lot to brag about: preset cooking options, a classic design, four-slice toast capacity, and a price that won’t insult you. It’s a great option for those looking for a counter space-saving model, and its interior walls are non-stick for easy cleaning when your gooey cheese masterpiece gets a little out of hand.

Cuisinart TOA-65 AirFryer Toaster

Cuisinart TOA-65 AirFryer Toaster

The toaster oven that can do it all.Amazon

This toaster oven can do so much that it just might be the only thing you use to cook for the day. It has 13 different functions, including one for dehydrating and five (!) for air frying. Not only will you be able to get your nuggets to crisp perfection in short order, it’s spacious enough for you to bake a little cake. All the accessories are dishwasher safe.

Cuisinart TOB-60N1 Toaster Oven Broiler with Convection

Cuisinart TOB-60N1 Toaster Oven Broiler with Convection

Tried and true brand offers a simple option.Amazon

When it comes down to it, most of us just want a toaster oven to do a few basic things: make toast and reheat leftovers. This model from Cuisinart is affordable and functional. It can bake, broil, toast, convection bake, and warm. Like some of Cuisinart’s fancier models, this one also includes nonstick interior walls for easy cleaning. You get bang for your buck and don’t have to sacrifice some of the better design features.