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...

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PowerXL Air Fryer Oven

PowerXL Air Fryer Oven 🏆 2024

4.6  (185)
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  • Capacity10L
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Max18 posts
 
Miracle Chef Air Fryer Oven Deluxe

Miracle Chef Air Fryer Oven Deluxe 🏆 2024

4.5  (281)
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Caroline and Ron
Caroline and RonWA3 posts
 
I love mineI've used it as an airfryer, dehydrator and oven. It's does entries lovely and takes less time than conventional ovens.
One of my favourite kitchen appliances. Show details
Cuisinart Combo Steam & Convection Oven CSO300NXA

Cuisinart Combo Steam & Convection Oven CSO300NXA

4.3  (34)
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  • Capacity17L
otzi
otziAU51 posts
 
Sunbeam Multi Function Oven + Air Fryer BT7200

Sunbeam Multi Function Oven + Air Fryer BT7200

3.9  (27)
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  • Capacity22L
Peter in Darwin
Peter in DarwinNT8 posts
 
Fat? Where does the fat collect?1st impressions is great, but & it’s aBIG BUT, where does the fat drip to? This is a fire hazard just waiting to happen! Show details
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Breville the Smart Oven Air Fryer BOV860

Breville the Smart Oven Air Fryer BOV860

3.4  (52)
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$499Bing Lee
Sandy W.
Sandy W.4 posts
 
Absolutely shocking - can't be cleanedBEWARE: Absolutely disgusted. Can't air fry anything that drips so no chicken, meat etc as it would drip onto the element. . Absolutely impossible to clean. I've only had mine for approx 5 months & look at it now. You just can't clean them. Wish I'd kept my heaps cheaper model. Show details
Sunbeam NutriOven CO3000

Sunbeam NutriOven CO3000

3.2  (75)
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  • Price (RRP) $149
  • Capacity11L
Allan Jeffreys
Allan JeffreysNSW3 posts
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Sunbeam
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Carol P
Carol PSA6 posts
 
EasyCook Deluxe 727

EasyCook Deluxe 727

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DeLonghi Multigrill CGH1012D

DeLonghi Multigrill CGH1012D

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Julie.W
Julie.WRedcliffe28 posts
 
Even less happy with replacementGot a replacement grill for defective one, this one grinds metal shavings off the handle every time I use it. I can hear and feel it grinding and it leaves tiny little shards of metal behind. Show details
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Kmart Anko 25L Air Fryer and Oven

Kmart Anko 25L Air Fryer and Oven

2.7  (34)
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  • Price (RRP) $149
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Leanne Brown
Leanne Brown
 
Rotten air fryerAbsolute piece of rubbish! Rotisserie basket just doesn’t work. There are many better air fryers than this one. DONT BUY IT!! Show details
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Breville The Combi Wave 3 in 1 BMO870

Breville The Combi Wave 3 in 1 BMO870

2.9  (23)
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Dion S.
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Cuisinart Express Oven Air Fry

Cuisinart Express Oven Air Fry

3.5  (12)
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  • Capacity17L
Lisa
LisaNSW2 posts
 
Electronic timer and temperature no longer works properlyMy air fryer is a few years old and I use the various components a lot. However recently the electronic dial is not working properly. It numbers jump around when I’m trying to dial temperature and times. Local appliance repair man says it can’t be fixed. I expected it to work for years and that’s why I bought a quality product!
Euromaid MC130T

Euromaid MC130T

4.1  (8)
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Mrs E. Thompson
Mrs E. ThompsonQLD16 posts
 
Maid for Granny FlatsIdeal for my granny flat that I recently built for my retirement income. Show details ·  2
Sunbeam Digital Pizza Bake & Grill BT7100

Sunbeam Digital Pizza Bake & Grill BT7100

3.7  (10)
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Andrew Nguyen
Andrew NguyenWA119 posts
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Kmart Anko 45L Benchtop Oven

Kmart Anko 45L Benchtop Oven

3.9  (8)
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  • Price (RRP) $99
  • Capacity45L
Sasha
SashaQLD
 
Does the job beautifullyI’ve cooked roasts, cakes, curries, ribs, and pastries in this little oven and it’s done the job amazingly. It was the only oven we had as a family of 5 and it delivered time and time again. I highly recommend it and would buy again. It also goes above 200 degrees whereas the Kmart air fryer oven only goes up to 200 degrees, no higher. Show details
DeLonghi EO241250M

DeLonghi EO241250M

3.9  (8)
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  • Price (RRP) $349
  • Capacity24L
Kay
Kay12 posts
 
Brilliant A++++Hi highly recommend this bench oven extremely happy with purchase

I have had mine for 3+ years, used daily and has never missed a beat, easy to use, am able to cook all kinds of dishes.

Kmart 12L Convection Oven

Kmart 12L Convection Oven

3.0  (13)
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Debra
DebraQueensland
 
why can't heat resistant baking silicone be usedWhy can't you use heat resistant baking silicone muffen tray in this turbo oven. Other companies and of course Google say you can. Can someone please advise my why not Show details ·  1
Euromaid BT44

Euromaid BT44

3.5  (8)
david
davidNSW63 posts
 
Oven reviewVery pleased with the oven fits perfectly on bench heats up quickly tested a roast great everyone enjoyed it the light goes all the time it is on 2 baking trays provided can't wait to use it again highly recommend this And not made china made in Turkey a quality product  Show details ·  1
Lenoxx Healthy Choice 25L Digital Oven AFOD2600

Lenoxx Healthy Choice 25L Digital Oven AFOD2600

4.2  (5)
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  • Price (RRP) $299.95
  • Capacity25L
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Jonathan James
Jonathan JamesBrisbane8 posts
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Kmart Anko 28L Benchtop Oven

Kmart Anko 28L Benchtop Oven

2.6  (13)
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  • Price (RRP) $59
  • Capacity28L
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sidi
sidiNSW6 posts
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Sunbeam Convection Bake & Grill COM3500SS

Sunbeam Convection Bake & Grill COM3500SS

3.4  (7)
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  • Capacity18L
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$119Bing Lee
William M.
William M.SA
 
A great kitchen gadgetWe use this every day instead of using large oven. Not had a disaster yet. Show details
Westinghouse 7.2L Opti-Fry Air Oven WHOF04B

Westinghouse 7.2L Opti-Fry Air Oven WHOF04B

4.0  (5)
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  • Capacity7.2L
Rahul r.
Rahul r.
 
Ninja Foodi XL Air Fry Oven DT200

Ninja Foodi XL Air Fry Oven DT200

3.8  (5)
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  • Capacity29L
Annie
AnnieSydney24 posts
 
Breville the Smart Oven Pro BOV850

Breville the Smart Oven Pro BOV850

3.6  (5)
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  • Price (RRP) $449
  • Capacity22L
jayce
jayceQLD2 posts
 
Kmart Anko 3-in-1 Air Fryer Oven

Kmart Anko 3-in-1 Air Fryer Oven

3.0  (5)
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  • Price (RRP) $119
  • Capacity11L
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Terryw
TerrywVIC6 posts
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Kmart
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Sheila B.
Sheila B.9 posts
 
Smith + Nobel SNCO1GRB

Smith + Nobel SNCO1GRB

2.7  (3)
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Ben
Ben
 
Used to be greatHave used these for over 10 years. The latest one I bought 20 March 2023. The glass bowl was extremely thin, chipped very easily and ended up with a huge crack down the middle of it after a cook. Normally I would get several years out of one. This one only lasted 2 and a half months. Show details
Russell Hobbs Air Fry Toaster Oven

Russell Hobbs Air Fry Toaster Oven

2.7  (3)
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Angel - truth reveals.
Angel - truth reveals.28 posts
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Smith + Nobel 16L Air Fryer Oven SN-KAF-700

Smith + Nobel 16L Air Fryer Oven SN-KAF-700

1.3  (9)
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tracey and les
tracey and lesTAS3 posts
 
Got a good oneHad it 2 years ago still going use it at least once a week done rotisserie for hole chook made good kababs cakes chips hope you get a good one next time Show details
Smith + Nobel 12L Air Fryer Oven TM-AF1056

Smith + Nobel 12L Air Fryer Oven TM-AF1056

3.0  (2)
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Debbie Diaz
Debbie DiazSA6 posts
 

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
Can have limited features compared to a full-sized convection oven or convection microwave oven
May not be big enough to replace a full-sized oven entirely

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.

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