Best Benchtop / Toaster Ovens

Everyone loves a good, home-cooked meal - anyone for crispy-crust pizza? A benchtop or toaster oven is a mini, portable oven that sits on your kitchen counter and achieves delicious results. We can help you decide whether a toaster oven is the right appliance for your culinary creations. Continue Reading...

47 listings
Cuisinart Combo Steam & Convection Oven CSO300NXA
Capacity17L

The $449 Cuisinart Combo Steam + Convection Oven is a handy multi-function benchtop oven that lets you bake, steam, grill, toast, bake bread and heat food up.

  • 9 cooking functions

  • Makes delicious food

  • Easy to use

  • Construction MaterialStainless Steel
  • Colour / FinishBrushed Stainless
  • Power1,875 W
Whirlpool 31L Convection, Crisp & Grill Microwave JT479IX
Capacity31L

Working as a 2-in-1 microwave and convection oven, this multi-purpose benchtop oven performs a variety of cooking tasks, such as baking, crisping and browning, re-heating, steaming, grilling and defrosting.

Price (RRP) $799.00

  • Multi-functional cooking ability

  • 90 pre-programmed recipes

  • Durable build quality

  • A little pricey at $649

  • Dimensions 380 x 490 x 541 mm
  • Construction MaterialStainless Steel
  • Colour / FinishStainless Steel
  • Power1,000 W
Sunbeam Multi Function Oven + Air Fryer BT7200
  • Award Winner 2021
4.2 from 21 reviews
Capacity22L

With a generous 22L capacity, affordable $249 price tag and award-winning status, the Sunbeam Multi Function Oven + Air Fryer is a steal.

Price (RRP) $249.00

  • Makes delicious, well-cooked food

  • Spacious 22L capacity

  • Includes an air fryer function

  • No interior or thermostat light

  • Dimensions 390 x 280 x 386 mm
  • Construction MaterialStainless Steel
  • Colour / FinishSilver
  • Power2,400 W
ALDI Air Fryer Oven

ALDI Air Fryer Oven

 · includes 5 listings
3.6 from 40 reviews
Capacity23L, 24L and 25L

Price (RRP) $99.99 to $149.00

Breville the Smart Oven Air Fryer
Capacity22L

The $549 Smart Oven Air Fryer from Breville promises great crispiness and deliciously cooked food - and plenty of it, with its 22-litre capacity.

Price (RRP) $499.95

Price from $449.00 Bing Lee

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Sunbeam NutriOven CO3000
3.3 from 68 reviews
Capacity11L

The $119 Sunbeam NutriOven Convection Oven is a compact glass convection oven that sits on your kitchen countertop, and lets you keep an eye on your food as it cooks.

Price (RRP) $99.95

Price from $95.00 Bing Lee

Kmart 3-in-1 Air Fryer Oven
3.1 from 45 reviews
Capacity11L

The $129 Kmart 3-in-1 Air Fryer is a multi-purpose kitchen appliance, serving as an air fryer, oven and dehydrator.

Price (RRP) $129.00

EasyCook Deluxe 727

EasyCook Deluxe 727

 · includes 2 listings
4.1 from 15 reviews

Latest review: If only I knew how over rated this good looking oven is .no way I'd keep it or tell anyone else to buy it..did some air frying couple of times,,not too bad,,today I've split a small Ingham chicken

Breville Toast & Roast Pro LOV560
Capacity28L

Price (RRP) $219.00

Sunbeam Mini Bake & Grill BT2600

Latest review: 10 litre capacity. This is a great addition to all kitchens. The Sinbeam Mini B & G is a very mini version of an oven. Sure, you cannot put a whole chicken to cook etc, but it isn’t designed for t

Sunbeam Digital Pizza Bake & Grill BT7100

Latest review: Bought the Sunbeam BT 7100 to replace the well used Breville oven (20 mins a day for 5 years). A few things I did noticed with the BT7100; the door is better constructed then that of our previous

Smeg TSF01UJAU
5.0 from 1 review

Latest review: This toaster looks and feels good. It perfectly toasts bread evenly without using the full power. If you appreciate quality you will definitely love this toaster. In terms of the price , it does

Price (RRP) $349.00

DeLonghi Multigrill CGH1012D

Latest review: It’s wonderful that the grill has multiple uses by replacing the plates. The knobs that adjusts the temp is placed where all splatters get to. And since it is textured, it’s not very easy to clean.

Russell Hobbs RHTOV10
4.3 from 3 reviews

Latest review: This was a great little oven at the start. And the grill & toast functions still work perfectly. The toasting function, in particular, works well with fillings for toasted sandwiches being fully

Euromaid MC130T
4.0 from 5 reviews

Latest review: I live in a granny flat and bought this oven. The oven width is just the same as a normal size oven and I can fit a good size oven dish into it. So perfect for one or two people. Cooktops work

Kmart Anko 45L Benchtop Oven
Capacity45L

Price (RRP) $99.00

DeLonghi EO241250M
4.0 from 4 reviews
Capacity24L

Price (RRP) $349.00

EasyCook E7XX Series

EasyCook E7XX Series

 · includes 3 listings
4.0 from 1 review

Latest review: Considerably upmarket from our old faithful that served us so well for almost 20 years before the thermostat gave out. As we had such great service out of old faithful, we decided to purchase the

Breville Compact Smart BOV650

Latest review: I bought a Breville Compact Smart Oven about 4 years ago. It was quite expensive. The top elements have stopped working and when I inquired of Greville they told me they do not repair this oven nor

Miele DG 6010
3.6 from 7 reviews
Capacity24L
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A benchtop oven cooking crusty pizza with hot chips on side

Which foods can you cook in a toaster oven?

You can cook a variety of sweet and savoury foods in a benchtop/toaster oven (also known collectively as compact ovens or electric benchtop ovens).

This includes benchtop pizza, baked potatoes, roast veggies, spring rolls, nuggets, roast nuts, cookies and toasted sandwiches. You can even use a compact oven to bake a cake.

What is a toaster oven good for?

Its small, compact size

A small toaster oven shouldn’t take up too much space in your kitchen, and is also portable. This is ideal if you move a lot, as an installed oven isn’t a guarantee in every living space.

Additional cooking space

This is especially useful if you have:

  • A large family or household, and your installed model lacks the required oven space to cook dinner for everyone
  • A celebration or holiday scheduled and you need to cook a meal with multiple courses
  • A regular-sized electric oven but frequently cook multiple foods that require different cooking temperatures. By splitting food between the oven and toaster oven, you won’t have to wait around for one food to finish cooking before your food prep is well underway.

It's cheaper than a regular oven

The purchase price and installation costs of standard ovens make them more expensive than toaster ovens. Since benchtop ovens also cook food faster using less energy, they are gentler on your electricity bill, too.

A toaster oven has more functionality than a pop-up toaster

While pop-up toasters do the job when it comes to toasting thin, sliced bread, a toaster oven is able to prepare other bakery-style treats such as pastries, garlic bread and melted cheese on toast.

It’s easy to clean

With less nooks and crannies and a smaller surface area in general, a benchtop oven is much easier to navigate than a regular oven. Simply use a dish cloth, some warm water, white vinegar and dish soap.

Types of Compact Ovens

Toaster ovens

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These toaster ovens can usually toast up to six slices of toast, and some models include settings that let you choose your preference for either ‘light, medium and dark’ toast shades.

As well as making toast, often even lower-priced models of compact ovens are equipped with the functionality to let you bake, roast, grill and warm foods.

Compact toaster ovens are affordable, with prices starting as low as $29, such as for the Kmart 9L toaster oven (pictured, left).

Benchtop Convection Ovens

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These sometimes have a similar appearance to a regular toaster oven, however there are also plenty of glass convection ovens (pictured, left). These use a sizeable heat-resistant glass bowl to place food in, while the lid contains a heating element and fan.

No matter their design, these types use convection technology to cook food.

While both regular toaster ovens and convection ovens use a combination of radiant heat, warm air and conduction, a benchtop convention oven also uses a fan to ‘turbo charge’ the warm air circulating food. This makes food cook faster and more evenly.

Pros

  • Multiple cooking methods available, including: steam, air fry, dehydrate and broil
  • Cooks food faster than a full-sized convection oven, at a lower temperature
  • Cheaper to buy and run than full-sized convection ovens

Cons

Other factors to consider when buying a toaster oven

Capacity

Capacity for a benchtop oven can range from around 9-45L, and generally the larger capacity, the bigger the dimensions of your new appliance will be, too.

If you’re using your toaster oven to cook meals, your required capacity will depend on the number of people in your household, and how much food you intend to cook in one session. Also consider the main type of food you’ll be cooking, e.g. if it’s large pies or pizzas, make sure the toaster oven can fit your favourite foods.

Pro Tip: Try and strike a balance between the amount of bench space you can spare, and a litre capacity that can cook your favourite foods. If you have limited bench space but a large family or household, this might be tricky.

Cost and Functionality

The average price of a benchtop toaster oven can range from $29-500 (with the most premium models close to $2,000). The cost depends on the range of cooking functions and extra features you opt for.

Entry-level toaster ovens: These can be very affordable, starting from $29. Even a cheap model usually lets you bake, roast, grill, toast and reheat, with adjustable temperature controls up to 250 degrees Celsius, and a 30 minute and/or 60 minute timer.

Mid-range toaster/benchtop ovens: Such as the Russell Hobbs toaster oven, the Air Fry Crisp’N Bake, houses a larger capacity, such as 20L. These usually also offer extra functions – in this case working as a 2-in-1 oven air fryer. The Kmart 3-in-1 Air Fryer Oven for $129 includes a dehydrator.

Higher-end models: These can feature up to fifteen functions. For example, Breville's toaster oven, the Smart Oven Pro, features ten cooking functions including making cookies and broiling. It also works as a slow cooker, and is convection-powered.

More premium benchtop ovens can usually also replace a microwave with included warm, re-heat and defrost modes. Others yet claim to make wood-fired style pizza in two minutes.

Keep in mind that price isn’t necessarily an indicator that a model will have the right features for you. It helps to think about which foods you commonly cook, then look out for cooking functions that correspond with these. While choosing a model with fancy features might be exciting at first, ultimately it's going to be a waste of money if you hardly use the extra features.

Extra Features

  • Controls: These should include, as a minimum, temperature controls and a timer. Check that controls are easy to read and navigate.
  • Timers: Check that these provided a clearly audible sound and visual signal once your food is ready.
  • Custom food trays: These assist the cooking method your toaster oven allows, for example: a pizza pan or roasting tray.
  • Auto-eject racks: automatically push racks halfway out of the toaster to check food or remove it
  • Adjustable racks: let you select the rack height to fit larger food.
  • Accessories: These will depend on your specific model, but examples include an air fryer insert, or rack tongs and a lid holder for safety when using glass ovens.

Thanks for reading, we hope this buying guide helps you shop with confidence, whether in-store on online. Our reviewers offer up some of the best real-world product information available. You can narrow down your shortlist and view toaster and benchtop oven reviews today.