Models Under $100

 


 

Black & Decker CTO6301 Digital Advantage Stainless-Steel 6-Slice Convection Toaster Oven

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Rating- The Black and Decker CTO6301 has an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Size-  it measures approximately 17-3/4 by 14 by 11-1/2 inches

Watts – 1500

Convection- Yes

Features- This model features bake, broil, toast and keep warm settings. The temperature is adjustable up to 450 degrees F. It comes equipped with a 30 minute timer. A baking pan and pizza pan included with this product.

Overall Review- 68% of the toaster oven reviews for this Black & Decker model are very positive and accompanied by a 4 or 5 star rating. Those reviews speak of a solid, well-built appliance capable of taking over most of the baking / broiling / heating in your kitchen. It heats up fast and cooks quickly, saving you time and energy costs over a typical full-sized oven. This model has a spacious interior; it is large enough to accommodate a 12 inch pizza.

Many reviews loved the digital control pad while others felt they are complicated and confusing and not at all intuitive. The timer is loud; this is a pro for some and a con for others.

The most common complaint on this toaster oven: it gets too hot on the outside. This is a prevalent complaint found in toaster oven reviews in general, especially any model that costs less than $100. The cheaper models just don't have the insulation of a Breville or other high-end toaster oven. And many consumers have grown accustomed to microwave ovens and expect little or no heat while counter-top cooking. As a result, many of the negative reviews tell war stories about the burns incurred while using this appliance.

There are 144 toaster oven reviews available, written by real people who have used this handy countertop appliance. See 144 Toaster Oven Reviews


Waring Pro WTO150 4-Slice Toaster Oven with Built-In 2-Slice Toaster

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Rating- This toaster oven has an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars

Size- approximately 15.375 x 21.625 x 10.375 Inches

Watts- 1500

Convection- No

Features- This toaster oven features an adjustable temperature, 30-minute timer, light to dark shade settings and a"bagel" button. A broiling pan and drip tray are included with this toaster oven.

Overall Review- 60% of the reviews for this Waring Pro toaster oven are very favorable and accompanied by a 4 or 5 star rating. While that isn't that great of a rating, there are a few features unique to this toaster oven that may lead you to consider this model.

First, there is no non-stick coating in this toaster oven; the inside is aluminized steel. There has been mounting evidence regarding the toxicity of non-stick coatings in recent years, and this is one way to avoid using these coatings in your kitchen. This is one of very few toaster ovens available without the standard non-stick coating.

Second, this is one of the few toaster ovens that offers a separate toaster and oven in one appliance. This allows both the toaster and oven to be more tailored to their respective functions. Hamilton Beach also offers a few toaster ovens with this feature, however, with the Hamilton Beach you can not use both the toaster and oven at the same time. This Waring Pro toaster oven allows for both functions to be used at the same time.

Overall, the majority of reviews paint a picture of a solid toaster oven with an appealing industrial feel. This large, capable toaster oven can take the place of your full-sized oven for many kitchen tasks, saving you time and energy costs.

Most of the negative reviews involve mechanical failure, much of it present at the time of purchase or soon after. Many people had trouble returning the toaster oven and having it replaced. You can avoid that problem by buying your toaster oven through this site; we have partnered with Amazon, and they offer full replacement free of charge on any defective items within 30 days. See 42 Customer Reviews for this toaster oven


Cuisinart TOB-40 Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler

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Rating- This toaster oven has an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars

Size- approximately 16.2 x 18.8 x 11 inches

Watts- 1800

Convection- Yes

Features- This toaster oven features a baking pan/drip pan, broiling rack, wire rack, front removable slide-out crumb tray, and a clutter-free cord wrap. It also has an auto slide out rack for easy removal of food.

Overall Review- 79% of the reviews for this Cuisinart toaster oven are very favorable and accompanied by a 4 or 5 star rating. If you remove two negative reviews that will be highlighted in the next paragraph, that number jumps even higher.

First, one review was expressing a lot of anger at the lack of a timer when using the baking function. There is a timer and auto shut-off when utilizing the toasting feature. It seems puzzling that some people expect more out of a less expensive counter top oven than a standard full-sized built-in oven that costs much more. Granted, a timer would be nice, but ask yourself if you have been able to use normal ovens without auto shut-off in the past (as many home cooks have been doing for generations.) If you answered "yes," you may want to consider this toaster oven and use a different timing device. The second issue involved a chemical taste and smell when using the toaster oven the first few times. This is common, and most toaster oven manuals recommend a "burn off" before preparing food in the oven. The "burn off" involves running the toaster oven at a high temperature until all fumes subside. After this is done once, it will never need to be done again.

The majority of reviews for this Cuisinart toaster oven paint a picture of a solid, well-constructed appliance that does everything you want a toaster oven to do. The rack is 11 inches by 11 inches, allowing versatility in use. It bakes and toasts very well. See 131 Toaster Oven Reviews


DeLonghi RO2058 6-Slice Convection Toaster Oven with Rotisserie

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Rating- This toaster oven has an overall rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Size- approximately 10- 3/7 x 14 x 19- 3/8 inches

Convection- Yes

Features- This toaster oven has bake, bake with convection, broil, toast, slow bake and keep warm settings. This model has an interior light; it fits two 12 inch pizzas. This toaster oven includes a detachable rotisserie spit, a non-stick bake pan and a non-stick broil pan.

Overall Review- 48% of the reviews for this were very positive and accompanied by a 4 or 5 star rating. Normally, we would not recommend you consider a toaster oven with such lackluster reviews. However, this is one of only a few toaster ovens that comes with a rotisserie, so you may still want to keep this model on your short list if that feature is important to you. Many of the negative reviews highlight problems that are either easily overcome or to be expected.

One such problem is the fact that this DeLonghi toaster oven only goes to 390 degrees F in the baking mode. If higher temperatures are desired, they can be achieved through the use of the broil setting available on this toaster oven.

Many reviews bemoaned the precision with which meat must be positioned on the rotisserie to ensure even cooking. This will be true on any toaster oven rotisserie, so this should not be held against this particular model.

Many reviews complained of the extreme heat on the outside of this toaster oven while in use. This is a very common issue with toaster ovens, especially those that cost less than $100. These less expensive toaster ovens just don't offer the same insulation as high-end models and will get extremely hot. The only way around this is to upgrade to a better and more expensive toaster oven, such as the Breville Smart Oven.

Overall, there are many positive reviews for this DeLonghi toaster oven, especially if you disregard the three most common issues listed above. This is a large toaster oven capable of taking the place of your regular full-sized oven for day to day tasks. The rotisserie and broil features add to the versatility of this model. See 54 customer reviews for this DeLonghi toaster oven


Oster TSSTTVMNDG Digital Large Capacity Toaster Oven, Stainless Steel

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Rating- This toaster oven has an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Size- approximately 22.5 x 18.1 x 14.6 inches

Convection- Yes

Features- The extra-large interior of this toaster oven can hold a 13 inch by 9 inch pan, an entire chicken, casseroles, a roast or a ham. A removable external crumb tray makes clean up easy. This toaster oven features two rack positions. It has digital controls with interior light for easy viewing. It is a 6-slice toaster oven with convection technology for faster, more even cooking.

Overall Review- 72% of the reviews for this Oster toaster oven were very favorable and accompanied by a 4 or 5 star rating.The authors of those reviews found this Oster toaster oven to be a great value. The toaster oven is large enough to fit a 9 x 13 inch baking pan. Not only does it feature convection baking, but the convection fans are much quieter than those on most inexpensive toaster ovens. This is one of only a handful of toaster ovens that comes equipped with an interior light. It is also the cheapest toaster oven available with digital controls. The reviews show the controls to be intuitive and easy to use.

What do the negative reviews say? There are the customary complaints about the outside getting too hot; you will find this in the reviews of any toaster oven that costs less than $100. The less expensive toaster ovens just don't have the same type of insulation you will find on high-end models. There were also several reviews that stated the clock runs fast, by a lot. That was not an issue for many people, partially because most kitchens have multiple appliances with clocks in them already. Still, if something is included on a toaster oven, it should work properly. Many people complained that a 9 x 13 pan would not fit into the toaster oven if the pan had handles; others saw this as common sense.See 123 reviews for this Oster toaster oven


 



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