Three Things to Look for in a Full-Size Toaster Oven

Cook anything and everything—right on your counter.

Couple eating breakfast by toaster oven in kitchen.
Cook anything and everything—right on your counter.Getty Images

Whether you don’t have an oven or you don’t like to use it, a full-size toaster oven makes a great substitute. Today’s models allow for limitless options, since many come with several different cooking functions built in.

Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Airfryer, Silver
With seven different functions, this appliance can not only toast, but can also air fry, bake and more. Available in three colors.Cuisinart

A full-size toaster oven is a real workhorse, replacing several different appliances to streamline your kitchen operation. One that has a bump-out in the back for larger foods and/or an included basket for making wings can be a real crowd-pleaser.

COMFEE' 6-Slice Toaster Oven Countertop with Convection, 1500W, Bake-Broil-Toast Setting, Includes Baking Pan, Baking Rack and Crumb Tray, Black
This option is great for families, as it can toast up to 6 pieces of bread at a time, or accomodate a casserole or 12-inch pizza.COMFEE'

No need to shell out a car payment for a kitchen appliance. As long as a toaster oven offers a wide range of temperatures and is large enough, functionality doesn’t have to be limited by price. Look for a model with a convection setting to ensure heat is evenly distributed throughout the oven.

Toshiba AC25CEW-SS Digital Toaster Oven with Convection Cooking and 9 Functions, 6-Slice Bread/12-Inch Pizza, Stainless Steel
This model includes a rotisserie kit and baking pan and can reach temperatures as high as 450 degrees for baking and roasting.Toshiba

Small-space living requires thoughtful use of countertops. A multifunctional appliance that performs different functions—fry, bake, roast, broil, toast, air fry and dehydrate, to name a few—will get your more mileage from your device.