[wpsm_reviewbox title=”Outstanding!” description=”Best Large Capacity Toaster Oven” pros=”Large Capacity;Convection technology;Easy to use;” cons=”Requires larger kitchen space;” score=”9.2″ ]
The Oster 6-slice is an outstanding toaster oven and a cinch to use! With it’s large capacity you can cook entire meals in this thing, I have even used mine to cook small chickens and a rack of scrumptious baby back ribs.
With it’s LCD display and touch panel, preset cooking functions and convection technology the performance of the Oster toaster oven is better than any other oven I have tested. It also scores 4.4 (out of 5) stars based on over 2,500 Amazon customer reviews!
Design and Features
The Oster toaster oven design includes an LCD display screen and touchpad which you can use to select the cooking presets, adjust the timer and input temperature settings. I really like this design because it takes the uncertainty out of how much time is left or what the temperature is.
The Oster 6-slice toaster oven has several very useful features:
- Seven preset cooking functions including bake, broil, warm, convection bake, defrost (a useful feature not found on many toaster ovens) and preset toast/pizza buttons.
- Adjustable rack settings which can be altered to best suit the type of food you are cooking
- 90-minute timer which is great if you are heating foods that require longer than the 30-minute timer on most toaster ovens
Another feature I liked on this toaster oven is the automatic shut-off which turns off the oven once the timer countdown reaches zero. This is an important safety feature to ensure the toaster oven is not left on indefinetely if you forget to switch it off (and let’s face it we’ve all been there on a Friday night heating some food after a night out lol).
Oster Toaster Oven Performance
The Oster toaster oven performed exceptionally well in all three of its basic cooking functions: broil, bake and defrost. The bake and broil setting allows you to cook foods at high temperatures up to a maximum of 450 degrees. One thing I really like about this oven is it heats up to the preset temperature in a short time (typically around four minutes) so you don’t have to wait long before you can start cooking.
To ensure food is cooked evenly, quickly and without any burned edges or frozen centres there is a “convection bake” option which uses a convection fan for more even heat distribution. Additionally, the fact that it includes a defrost option is really handy and you can use it to thaw your food.
My final comment on performance is the added bonus that even with all these cooking functions and a high temperature range, the Oster toaster oven is one of the most energy-efficient toaster ovens on the market and uses only 1,300 watts of power while in use.
In case you haven’t already guessed, I am a huge fan of the Oster toaster oven and honestly I would feel lost in my kitchen without it. The large capacity, great performance and functional design make this a great addition to your kitchen.
At the time of writing, it is selling for under $80 which is an absolute bargain considering its outstanding performance, safety features, and 6-slice capacity. For these reasons the Oster toaster oven has been selected as the “Editor’s Choice” toaster oven.
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