Our favorite toaster oven (standard size):
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As cooks, we appreciate the merits of a small second oven, which is handy for preparing single portions and side dishes, melting cheese on sandwiches, and keeping the kitchen cool in hot weather. A toaster oven takes half the time of a full-size oven to preheat, and it’s more energy-efficient for small tasks. Toasting is still important, though: If these ovens can’t toast a simple slice of bread, what are the chances that they can handle cookies, chicken, or pizza?

We tested 11 toaster ovens to find the best one:
The Smart Oven by Breville
Breville Mini Smart Oven with Element IQ
Hamilton Beach Set & Forget Toaster Oven with Convection Cooking
Black & Decker Digital Convection Oven
Krups 6-Slice Convection Toaster Oven
Dualit Professional Mini Oven
Oster 6081 Channel 6-Slice Toaster Oven
Cuisinart Convection Toaster Oven
De’longhi Esclusivo Convection Toaster Oven
T-fal Avante Elite Toaster Oven
West Bend Countertop Oven with Rotisserie

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