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Last updated: 12 July 2024
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Small benchtop ovens, also called toaster or compact ovens or glass convection ovens are a good alternative when you have a small amount of space and only need to cook small amounts. 

Through our testing, we reveal which toaster ovens:

  • perform best at reheating pizza, roasting chicken and making toast
  • are the easiest to use
  • are the easiest to clean
  • are safest

We've also partnered with Shop Ethical on this update to show the ratings the Ethical Consumer Group gives to each company.

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Safety concerns

We have significant concerns about the safety of some toaster ovens, especially for people who have small children around the kitchen. As they're not well insulated, the outer areas can get very hot with temperatures between 75°C and 100°C.

Another concern is how readily compact ovens can tip forward when you open the door and pull out a rack to remove food.


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    Volume (L)

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    Rounded to the nearest litre. We measure the internal volume from the lowest shelf of the oven or baking tray to the grill element, side-wall to side-wall, and the rear wall to the door. For the glass convection ovens, we measured from the floor to the rim and the top and bottom radius.

    enter value/s in increments of i between 1.3 and 21

    Running costs/10yrs

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    Based on running the oven for one hour, three times a week for 10 years.

    enter value/s in increments of i between 24 and 369

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    Shop Ethical rates the environmental and social impact of the company (not the product) using independent sources. This rating is not included in our total score. The rating ranks from A (highest) to F (lowest); N/A means there is no rating for that company.

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      • Pizza cooking score
      • Chicken cooking score
      • Grilling toast score
      • Running costs/10yrs
      • External dimensions (cm, H x W x D)
      • Internal dimensions (cm, H x W x D)
      • Weight (kg)
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      • Brand
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      • Volume (L)
      • Oven temperature range (°C)
      • Power (W)
      • Pizza tray
      • Fan forced
      • Fan assisted
      • Racks supplied
      • Rotisserie
      • Height extension ring
      • Lid holder
      • Thermostat light
      • Other accessories
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