We did the research and compiled the 21 smallest toaster oven options by height, width and depth. The most compact toaster oven is...
Yet, among available toaster ovens, the sizes can range considerably. When we set out to do the research to put together this list of the top compact toaster ovens, we were surprised at the range in sizes for height, width and depth.
For instance, some are narrow, but tall and deep. Others are short, but wide and deep relative to other models.
Table of Contents
- Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven
- 4-Slice, Multi-Function Toaster Oven by Mueller Austria
- Black+Decker T013135 BD Toaster Oven
- Hamilton Beach 31344D Easy Reach Toaster Oven with Roll Top Door
- Hamilton Beach 6 Slice Countertop Toaster Oven
- KitchenAid KCO124BM Digital Countertop Oven with Air Fry
- COSORI Smart 12-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven Combo
- Oster® Compact Countertop Oven with Air Fryer
- Panasonic FlashXpress Compact Toaster Oven with Double Infrared Heating
- Breville the Smart Pro Toaster Oven
- Black+Decker T03250XSB Extra Wide Convection Countertop Toaster Oven
- Breville BOV900BSSUSC Smart Toaster Oven
- Elite Gourmet ETO-4510M Double French Door Countertop Convection Toaster Oven
- Ninja DT251 Foodi 10-in-1 Smart Air Fry Digital Countertop Convection Toaster Oven
- COMFEE Countertop Toaster Oven
- Black+Decker Countertop Convection Oven, CTO6335S
- Toshiba AC25CEW-BS Digital Toaster Oven with Convection Cooking
- 8-In-1 Small Stainless Steel Digital Toaster Oven
- Emeril Lagasse Power AirFryer Toaster Oven
- Breville the Compact Smart Oven BOV65XL
- Cuisinart TOB-260N1 Chef’s Convection Toaster Oven
- Our Previous List of Favorite Small Toaster Ovens
- 1. Compact Toaster Oven by Better Chef
- 2. Oster 4-Slice Toaster Oven (TSSTTVVG01)
- 3. Breville Mini Smart Oven
- 4. Small Toaster Oven and Toaster Combo by Hamilton Beach
- 5. Easy Reach Toaster Oven by Hamilton Beach
- 6. Toaster Oven Broiler by Cuisinart (TOB-40N)
- 7. Four-Slice Toaster Oven by Proctor-Silex
- 8. Breville Smart Oven Pro
- 9. Easy Reach Toaster Oven by Hamilton Beach
- 10. Hamilton Beach Toaster Oven
- 11. Compact Black & Decker Toaster Oven
- 12. Compact Smart Toaster Oven by Breville
- 13. Hamilton Beach Toastation® Toast and Oven Combo
- 14. Proctor-Silex Toaster Oven
- 15. Black & Decker 4-Slice Toaster Oven
- 16. Oster 4-Slice Toaster Oven (TSSTTVVG01)
- 17. Toaster Oven Broiler by Cuisinart (TOB-40N)
- 18. Easy Reach Toaster Oven by Hamilton Beach
- The Most Compact Toaster Oven Overall Is…
How we assembled our list
We reviewed 50 toaster ovens and recorded all dimensions and customer feedback. We then decided to break up our list into the shortest, narrowest and shallowest.
Accordingly, you’ll see our list below is actually three lists. The first sets out the best shortest toaster ovens. The second sets out narrow toaster ovens. The third sets out the least deep models.
Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven
This Cuisinart stainless steel oven has a full-size interior large enough for 6 pieces of toast and an 11” pizza. With settings for bagel, toast, bake, and broil, you have enough cooking options to easily prepare an entire meal in this compact toaster oven. Easy-grip rubberized dials allow you to seamlessly choose cooking, timer, and temperature settings. The non-stick interior allows for easy cleaning; likewise for the removable tray.
This appliance is equipped with even shade control that keeps tabs on cooking times and temperatures, so your toast comes out with a shade and crispness that matches the setting you selected. The auto-slide rack is made for hassle-free loading and convenient unloading of hot food. And there’s no need to worry about leaving the oven on. It shuts off automatically when cooking is complete.
This countertop appliance is relatively lightweight too, tipping the scales at just under 13 lbs.
While the majority of customers were satisfied with this product, several warned potential buyers that the unit may have a faulty heating element. However, they reported that the manufacturer replaced defective appliances without issue.
4-Slice, Multi-Function Toaster Oven by Mueller Austria
This small toaster oven by Mueller Austria is one of Amazon’s top picks. Its even-toasting technology browns up to 4 slices of bread simultaneously. It also accommodates a 9″ pizza. Its sleek design is meant to fit easily on a counter.
Although it may be small, the appliance has “big oven” capabilities, as you can set the cooking temperature anywhere between 150° and 450°. Natural convection allows for faster air circulation to ensure even heating. This little oven comes with several cooking functions and features, such as keeping food warm, baking, broiling, and toasting.
Just as with a conventional oven, this “scaled-down” version comes with a built-in (30-minute) timer. Precise settings make it possible to customize your cooking preferences.
For maximum versatility, this mini-oven comes with 2 rack positions and a multi-purpose pan. And, like others of its kind, this appliance is equipped with automatic shut-off.
Black+Decker T013135 BD Toaster Oven
This small, sleek, silver toaster oven is built to heat food evenly and can handle either a 9″-inch pizza or 4 slices of toast. There are 4 cooking functions that allow you to bake, broil, keep food warm, and toast. Like other similar models, this oven comes with a 30-minute timer that allows for stay-on functionality and precise toasting.
With its baking tray, broiling tray, and temperature settings up to 450°, you can cook a variety of foods. What a lot of people really like about this appliance is how low maintenance it is. With its removable crumb tray, it’s much easier to clean than a traditional oven.
Because the toaster is so small, you can only cook foods that are relatively flat. If you are cooking food that’s “tall” enough to touch the top heating tube, it will burn.
Hamilton Beach 31344D Easy Reach Toaster Oven with Roll Top Door
Dimensions: 8.97″x16.12″x 11.93″
With its compact design, the Hamilton Beach Toaster Oven with Roll Top Door is ideal if you have limited counter space. There are two rack positions and enough room to toast 4 bread slices, heat up a 9″ frozen pizza, or make a variety of other snacks and sides. Use the easy-to-grip, contoured dials to set the oven to bake, broil, or toast.
What sets this oven apart is the door that rolls up, so it never takes up valuable counter space or gets in the way when moving food in and out. Plus, rolling it up keeps it out of the path of spills, so there’s one less thing to wash. But if it ever does need a little cleaning, you can easily remove it for that purpose. The oven also comes with a crumb tray that you can take out when you need to empty it.
Customers will be happy to know that this unit is designed with safety in mind. Its timer can be set for up to 30 minutes of cooking time, and it shuts off automatically when cooking is complete.
Hamilton Beach 6 Slice Countertop Toaster Oven
Dimensions: 15.24″ x 18.74 “x 9.41”
Looking for something just a bit bigger than the Hamilton Beach 4-slice toaster oven? A similar model holds up to 6 slices. Or, you can fit a 12″ pizza inside. Just as with its slightly larger counterpart, this oven comes with a door that you can roll up and out of the way when loading and unloading the rack. This keeps the door clear of spills and frees up precious counter space.
There are 2 rack positions, so you can move the food closer or farther away from the heating element as needed. The device comes with a 9″x 11″ bake pan. Contoured knobs are easy to set to the desired function (bake, broil, or toast). The 30-minute timer enables the oven to shut off automatically unless you select the stay-on function. With the removable crumb tray, clean-up is a snap, too.
KitchenAid KCO124BM Digital Countertop Oven with Air Fry
Air fryers have become a trendy way to cook without all the work (and grease) required for deep-frying. This KitchenAid appliance is an oven-air fryer combo. Advanced convection technology allows for even heating. Top and bottom heating elements ensure that the oven consistently remains at the desired temperature.
This appliance packs a lot of punch into a relatively modest-sized device, considering it does a lot more than a traditional oven. It can accommodate two whole small chickens or a 9″x13″ casserole. It’s wired for 9 different cooking functions, including proofing.
You can even use it as a dehydrator for making jerky or dried fruit. Since it preheats in less than 4 minutes, you can begin cooking without delay. The oven comes with 1 rack and a crumb tray, both of which are removable.
One of the highlights of this oven is its air frying function. Just load the basket and your food fries evenly on both sides, no flipping necessary. The advanced 360 Air Fry system makes it possible to cook just about anything you can think of — fish sticks, potato wedges, and more.
COSORI Smart 12-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven Combo
Dimensions: 16.3″ x 16.9″ x 15.5″ (D x W x H)
Another appliance that gives you air-frying and baking capabilities is the COSORI Smart 12-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven Combo. It’s called a Smart unit because you can control it using voice commands with an Alexa device. This incredibly versatile oven comes with 12 functions:
- Keep warm
- Air fry
- Slow cooker
Oven capacity is 26.4 quarts, giving you enough space for a 12″ pizza or 4 slices of bread. Easily verify your settings on the LED screen. The oven’s controls are easy to operate, and the appliance has 6 heating elements and a convection fan to enable fast, consistent cooking. If you like to monitor the cooking process, you can easily turn the oven light on, then switch it off when you’re done.
Oster® Compact Countertop Oven with Air Fryer
Dimensions: 18.62″ x 15.35″ x 10.75″
The Oster Compact Countertop Oven with Air Fryer is like having 4 appliances in 1. You can use it as an air fryer, convection oven, broiler, and toaster. Its compact size saves counter space, as does its versatility since you don’t need to purchase separate appliances. Turbo Convection Technology reduces cooking times and browns your food more evenly than a traditional oven typically can.
Easy to handle dials make switching between settings seamless, and there are separate controls for cooking functions, temperature, and timing. Cooking functions include bake, air fry, adjustable broil, warm, and toast. Adjustable broil means you can broil at any temperature.
This kitchen appliance fits either a 9″ inch pizza or 4 slices of bread. To customize your cooking, you can choose one of three rack positions. The 60-minute timer allows for up to one hour of uninterrupted cooking.
Panasonic FlashXpress Compact Toaster Oven with Double Infrared Heating
Dimensions: 12″ x 13″ x 10.25″
With high-efficiency infrared heating, the Panasonic FlashXpress allows you to cook to perfection, whether you’re baking, re-heating, or toasting. You can precisely control cooking temperatures at the touch of a button, and you’ll be able to see your selections on the digital display screen. Removable baking trays accommodate up to 4 slices of bread or a 9″ pizza. You can easily take out the crumb tray for convenient cleaning, too.
The rack connects to the oven door so that when you open the door, you can automatically pull the rack toward you — no reaching into a steaming oven for piping hot food. A beep alerts you that cooking is finished.
This silver toaster oven goes with just about any kind of kitchen set-up or color scheme.
Breville the Smart Pro Toaster Oven
Dimensions: 18.5 x 14.5 x 11 inches
This Breville smart oven is large enough for 6 slices of bread or a pizza measuring 13″ in diameter. The interior oven light makes it easier to keep tabs on the cooking process. One feature people really like about this appliance is its versatility. Ten pre-set cooking functions make it possible to prepare a wide variety of foods.
- Slow cook
Its sophisticated heating system directs cold air away from your food while maintaining an accurate, consistent temperature. The convection setting cuts cooking time by nearly one-third.
There’s a non-stick coating on the oven’s interior that makes it easy to clean. This appliance comes with several other components for extra convenience and versatility.
- 12″x12″ enamel baking rack
- Wire rack
- 13″ non-stick pizza pan
- 12″x12″ broiling pan
- Crumb tray
There are some complaints about faulty thermal elements, but on the whole, most customers gave this countertop oven highly positive reviews.
Black+Decker T03250XSB Extra Wide Convection Countertop Toaster Oven
Dimensions: 14.5″ x 22″ x 11.5″
This Black+Decker countertop oven gives you a little more width and therefore greater capacity than some similar models. Yet it’s still compact enough to be considered space-saving. The toaster can accommodate 9″x 13″ pans (with handles). If you’re making toast for a small crowd, you can brown 8 slices of bread at a time in the oven, or cook a 12″ pizza.
You can set the temperature as high as 450. Advanced heating actually sets your appliance to a slightly lower temperature and distributes heat quickly and evenly to cook just as effectively, if not more so, than a conventional oven. Heating functions include warming food, toasting, baking, and broiling.
The device is advanced enough that you can set it to toast bread to a particular level of brownness. The toast timer keeps track of the whole process, and settings are calibrated to yield the best results with every snack or side you need to cook. You can set the timer for up to 60 minutes, but if you use the stay-on function, you can bake even longer.
And since preheating takes only a few minutes, you can begin cooking faster than you would with a traditional oven. Three rack positions allow you to set up the food right where you want it. While you can use your own dishes, a baking pan is included with the oven for extra convenience.
Another thing you’ll appreciate about this appliance is the crumb tray that slides in and out to make cleaning a snap.
Breville BOV900BSSUSC Smart Toaster Oven
Dimensions: 18.5″ x 26″ x 17″
If you want a high-tech appliance with multiple cooking functions, try the Breville Smart Toaster Oven. With it, you can air fry, roast, and dehydrate. If you don’t have a lot of time for food prep, you can use the convection setting to cut cooking times by up to 30%. With 13 cooking functions, you can prepare a variety of foods to perfection.
- Slow cook
- Dehydrate (up to 4 trays of food at once)
And the interior light lets you keep an eye on the process. The light comes on automatically when cooking is done so you can see the results.
What really stands out about this toaster oven is the Element IQ System that consists of several heating elements. Smart technology detects cold spots and directs heat consistently around the food for accurate temperature control.
The oven’s larger capacity allows you to prepare many meals without using your regular oven. You can fit 9 slices of bread or a 14-pound turkey in it. The unit can accommodate 12-cup muffin tins, 9″x 13″ pans, or even slow-cooking with a 5-quart Dutch oven.
Elite Gourmet ETO-4510M Double French Door Countertop Convection Toaster Oven
Dimensions: 16-3/8″ W x 15-7/8″ D x 8-1/2″ H
This oven adds a chic touch to your kitchen while allowing you to perform a variety of cooking functions. Convection distributes heat quickly and evenly throughout the oven, improving the quality and flavor of cooked foods.
You can open one or both French doors to load food into the oven and remove it when it’s ready. The rotisserie setting rotates the food so it cooks thoroughly and evenly. There are two racks, and 4 rack positions, so you can place the food right where you want it. The oven is roomy enough for 18 slices of bread or two 14″ pizzas or even a 20 lb turkey. Cooking functions include rotisserie, bake, broil, and toast.
What a lot of customers like about this unit is that you can control the top and bottom heating elements separately for especially precise cooking. You can set the temperature up to 450°, and the 60-minute timer allows for up to one hour of uninterrupted cooking. The appliance shuts off automatically when cooking is complete.
The tempered glass doors are easy to clean. And the crumb tray and grease pan make this appliance relatively low-maintenance when it comes to clean-up. Other accessories that come with the oven include:
1 enamel baking tray and tray handle
- 2 wire racks
- Rotisserie set
All the removable parts are dishwasher-friendly.
Ninja DT251 Foodi 10-in-1 Smart Air Fry Digital Countertop Convection Toaster Oven
The Ninja DT251 Foodi Countertop Oven runs on 1800 watts and does a lot more than you might expect. It comes with 2 racks and is large enough to cook two 12″ pizzas or a 5-lb chicken. You can even roast a 12-lb turkey or a baking dish full of vegetables in the oven. Its convection heating makes it possible to cook in less time than with a conventional oven. Plus, your food is likely to be juicier and more flavorful.
Its smart cooking system heats evenly and thoroughly while monitoring the internal temperature of your food to achieve the desired level of doneness. All you have to do is choose the setting, from medium-rare to well-done, and your appliance does all the work for you, without any trial and error on your part. Plus, you don’t have to worry about rotating or flipping the food.
With so many cooking functions, you can prepare a variety of foods. This toaster oven can:
- Whole roast
- Air roast
- Air fry
The unit is equipped with heating elements at the top, bottom, and in the back. You can set the oven temperature to a maximum of 450°.
COMFEE Countertop Toaster Oven
Dimensions: 14.8 x 11.9 x 8.9 inches
The COMFEE Countertop Toaster Oven is a compact model that runs on just 1000 watts of power. It doesn’t take up too much room but allows you to perform basic cooking functions — bake, broil, and toast. Separate dials enable you to control the time and temperature.
You can use the timer to select your favorite level of toasting. The timer also allows for up to 30 minutes of uninterrupted cooking, and you can set the oven to stay on longer if needed. You can set the temperature from 150° to 450°. The unit has enough room inside for 4 pieces of toast.
There’s a crumb tray included with the appliance. It’s removable and non-stick for easy cleaning.
According to Amazon, there is a slightly updated version of this oven on the market. It comes with most of the same features as its older counterpart but requires just a little more power (1100 watts). It can handle a variety of foods and can accommodate a dozen chicken wings or cookies, 2 steaks, 6 muffins, or a 9″ pizza.
What many people like about these ovens is that they are easy to use. They’re especially ideal if high-tech appliances aren’t really your thing.
Black+Decker Countertop Convection Oven, CTO6335S
Dimensions: 22.8 x 13.4 x 15.5
With its convection system, the Black+Decker Countertop Oven is designed for fast, efficient baking. The interior is deep enough for 6 slices of toast, a 12″ pizza, a small casserole dish, or even a small whole chicken. Two rack positions give you the flexibility to cook larger foods or to place smaller, flatter items closer to the broiler if needed.
At the touch of a button, you can easily select the cooking setting and temperature you want. The oven comes with a baking pan for extra convenience, and a crumb tray to take the hassle out of clean-up.
Toshiba AC25CEW-BS Digital Toaster Oven with Convection Cooking
Dimensions: 18.98 x 15.6 x 10.79 inches
Looking for an especially versatile small toaster oven? The Toshiba AC25CEW-BS Digital Toaster Oven comes with a bright digital display so you can easily verify the cooking functions and temperatures you’ve selected. You can adjust the temperature from 150° to 450°, and you can cook for up to two hours.
Ten cooking functions and three rack positions give you maximum versatility and flexibility. Convection heating makes it possible to effortlessly cook your food thoroughly and efficiently.
The oven comes with a few accessories
- Rack clamp
- Baking rack
- Baking pan
- Rotisserie kit and lifter
- Removable crumb tray
Another thing you will like about this toaster oven: It’s easy to clean. You can wipe the non-stick interior with a damp cloth and wash the crumb tray in warm, soapy water.
8-In-1 Small Stainless Steel Digital Toaster Oven
Dimensions: 13 x 11 x 13 inches
This 8-in-1 Stainless Steel Digital Toaster Oven is a relatively compact appliance that does a lot. Its 11-quart capacity gives you enough space for four slices of toast, or 15 chicken wings. Eight preset cooking functions allow you to choose various settings for foods such as pizza, chicken, or steak. Cooking functions include thaw, bake, broil, toast, roast, dehydrate, and air fry.
NTC Temperature Sensor and Natural Convection carefully regulate the temperature and ensure fast, even heating. You can select from temperatures between 150° and 450°, and you can set the timer for up to 60 minutes of cooking. The control panel is easy to use; just select the icon you want. Use the internal light to monitor cooking.
This oven comes with an air fry basket, removable crumb tray, baking pan, and oven rack.
Emeril Lagasse Power AirFryer Toaster Oven
The Emeril Lagasse Air Fryer Toaster Oven does it all. This all-in-one appliance fits up to 6 slices of toast or a small turkey or chicken. You can use the sleek, stainless, steel cooking appliance for 12 cooking functions:
- Slow cook
- Air fry
With this versatile oven, you can slow cook for up to 10 hours at a time. Quick cooking technology and 5 heating elements ensure that food is heated evenly.
The LCD screen displays your cooking function and temperature selections. Additionally, this multi-purpose cooker comes with a rotisserie spit, baking pan, pizza rack, crisper tray, and drip tray.
Breville the Compact Smart Oven BOV65XL
Dimensions: 15″ x 17″ x 10″
The Breville Compact Smart Oven combines versatility and intelligent heating. Element IQ uses smart technology to strategically direct heat across four heating elements to ensure consistent, efficient cooking.
Eight settings allow you to customize your cooking for different foods. The smart oven has functions for:
The appliance comes with plenty of space for your cooking needs. It can handle a 6-cup muffin tray, 12″ pizza, roast chicken, or 4 slices of toast.
The easy-to-use LCD display lights up orange from preheating until the end of the cooking time, at which point it turns blue, so keeping an eye on your cooking is a snap.
A non-stick coating on the inside of the oven allows for seamless clean-up. Just wipe it down with a damp cloth.
Cuisinart TOB-260N1 Chef’s Convection Toaster Oven
Dimensions: 20.87 x 16.93 x 11.42
The powerful Cuisinart TOB-260N1 Chef’s Convection Toaster Oven performs a considerable variety of functions, so you can take care of most, if not all, of your cooking tasks without using a conventional oven. The unit is large enough to accommodate a 9 x13″ baking pan or a 13″ pizza.
Digital controls and a clear, well-lit display allow you to easily select your desired cooking settings. Speed convection cuts cooking time while ensuring even heating. What cooking enthusiasts really like about the unit is that it comes with 15 functions, including a dual cook option, in which you can run two functions, at separate temperatures, at the same time.
What is convection?
Convection is a method of heat transfer. In cooking, convection happens when a fan distributes heat around the oven, which accelerates cooking. Conventional ovens don’t operate this way. To reap the full benefits of convection, food has to be warmed in the convection oven uncovered.
Can you cook frozen food in a toaster oven?
Some toaster oven manufacturers recommend not using the appliance for frozen food. Mini-ovens require you to put food much closer to the heating element than with a conventional oven. Therefore, if the frozen food comes in a plastic container, put it in a microwave-safe dish before heating. Make sure that the food is warmed thoroughly before eating.
How do you choose a toaster oven?
When choosing an oven, think about the size and cooking functions you are looking for. If you’re cooking for one or two people, a smaller oven is probably all you need. If you’re cooking for several people, you’ll probably want a larger model.
Also, consider what will be easier for you to use. if you want something lower-tech, a basic oven that performs a few functions is probably your best bet. If you want all the bells and whistles and plan to use your oven for a variety of cooking tasks, then you may prefer a smart appliance that comes with more cooking functions.
Our Previous List of Favorite Small Toaster Ovens
We decided to publish three separate lists, one for each dimension because most people looking for anything “small” relative to similar products, are usually restricted by one dimension. For instance, they don’t have much width and therefore need a narrow toaster oven. Or they don’t have much clearance and need a short option.
We conclude with what we consider the smallest toaster given all dimensions.
The following is results of our extensive research. We hope it helps you find the right sized toaster oven.
Small by Height: 6 Short Options Less than 9 Inches Tall
List ordered from shortest to tallest.
1. Compact Toaster Oven by Better Chef
Height: 8 inches | Width: 9.75 inches | Depth: 15 inches
Compact and simple describes this inexpensive toaster oven by Better Chef. As you can see from the photo, there aren’t a lot of controls (2 dials) so it’s very simple to use. I often prefer simple with fewer bells and whistles than complicated loaded with features. At the end of the day, you want a toaster oven that reliably toasts, bakes or broils. That’s it.
This one does all three and it won’t break the bank to do so. It’s also short and narrow – a truly compact model that will fit in tight spots in your kitchen or at the very least won’t take up too much counter space.
Because it’s compact, it has a maximum 4 slice toasting capacity.
While not fancy, it does the job.
2. Oster 4-Slice Toaster Oven (TSSTTVVG01)
Height: 8.25 inches | Width: 15.91 inches | Depth: 11.56 inches
This small and economic toaster oven by Oster is one of the shortest models available. With a maximum cooking time of 30 minutes, it can handle most dishes – whether you need to bake, toast or broil (yes, it includes a broiler).
My favorite feature, which isn’t a feature, but a design element, is the vintage look with the rounded curves. It has a 1950’s appliance look to it, yet the stainless steel and black color scheme will look great in any kitchen.
It’s a very simple-to-use model controlled by two dials on the right. Put food in, turn dials, wait and eat.
3. Breville Mini Smart Oven
Height: 8.75 inches | Width: 16 inches | Depth: 14.25 inches
When it comes to small appliances, few brands have as stellar of a reputation as Breville. Of course, you pay for the quality; their products are on the higher end of the price range, but you get best-of-the-best.
This particular unit is a mini smart oven which customers love, garnering a 4.8 out of 5 average customer rating (well over 100 customer reviews).
Not only does this unit toast, bake, broil and roast, but it also has a convection oven option.
While the exterior does get hot, it’s okay to use as countertop oven.
If you like features and digital menus, this is a great unit to get. You can see that the user interface is more complicated than the simple dial variety. That said, once familiar with the settings and menu features, using this unit will be second nature.
At the end of the day you can’t go wrong with Breville.
4. Small Toaster Oven and Toaster Combo by Hamilton Beach
Height: 8.86 inches | Width: 16.22 inches | Depth: 8.46 inches
This inexpensive toaster and toaster oven combo unit is enormously popular having over 587 customer reviews at Wayfair with an overall average rating of 4.5 (out of 5). Hamilton Beach calls this model the Toastation® Toaster & Oven.
Can both the toaster and oven be used at the same time? Yes, it can, which gives you more toasting capacity for such a compact unit.
The toaster slots can accommodate bread up to 1.25 inches thick and 7 inches wide so that you can toast bagels and thickly sliced bread.
The combo feature is great because it’s a space-saving feature so you don’t have to have a separate toaster taking up space in your kitchen. If you have a large kitchen, this isn’t a concern, but if you have a small kitchen, every square inch of counter space counts.
5. Easy Reach Toaster Oven by Hamilton Beach
Height: 8.97 inches | Width: 16.12 inches | Depth: 11.93 inches
Not only is this a great-looking and uniquely designed toaster oven, but it’s the most compact overall. Moreover, just because it’s so compact doesn’t mean it lacks in capability.
It broils, bakes and toasts. With two rack levels, you have further cooking control. There’s an auto-shut off at the 30 minute mark, but you can opt to cook longer if necessary.
Even though it’s small, it can still toast up to 4 slices at one time.
With respect to ease-of-use, there are only two dials used to control all cooking functions.
If you’re looking for the most compact with all dimensions considered, this is the unit for you.
6. Toaster Oven Broiler by Cuisinart (TOB-40N)
Height: 7.8 inches* | Width: 15.9 inches | Depth: 11.8 inches
The shortest toaster oven to make our list is one by Cuisinart with which you can toast, bake and broil. It’s the only option less than 8 inches in height which is a good choice if you have a place with little clearance.
Despite its short height, it’s offers a decent interior space in which you can toast up to six slices of bread.
The best part is not only is this a popular model, but the customer feedback is excellent garnering an average of 4.5 stars our of 5 from hundreds of customer reviews.
The temperature range is 150°F to 450°F which is plenty hot to toast, bake and broil pretty much any food, but also offers cooler options for warming.
Finally, while a simple design, it’s not bad aesthetically with it’s outer stainless steel casing and dials. If you don’t have much clearance space, this short toaster oven is a great choice.
*There is a height discrepancy between the dimensions given at Amazon and Wayfair. The height given at Amazon is 8.35 inches, which is still compact, but taller than than the 7.8 inches reported at Wayfair. Because of this discrepancy, we place this unit at the bottom of our height list.
Small by Width: Narrow Toaster Ovens Less than 17 Inches Wide
List ordered from narrowest to widest.
7. Four-Slice Toaster Oven by Proctor-Silex
Height: 16 inches | Width: 13.2 inches | Depth: 9.2 inches
You can tell just by looking at this unit that’s it’s fairly narrow relative to other toaster ovens. It’s also different in that it’s all white, which veers from the usual stainless steel and black toaster ovens.
In fact, of all the models we researched, this is the narrowest model available coming in at only 13.2 inches wide.
Due to it’s compact size and it’s low price, this is a very popular model that’s also well rated by hundreds of customers.
Despite being narrow, you can toast up to 4 slices of bread and you can fit a 9″ x 9″ pan.
One thing to note though, is it has a 15 minute maximum cooking time, which is pretty short if you’re baking food such as a potato.
Additional features includes a broiler, drop-down crumb tray and non-stick interior.
8. Breville Smart Oven Pro
Height: 11 inches | Width: 14.5 inches | Depth: 18.5 inches
Our second narrowest toaster oven is the Breville Smart Oven Pro. It’s a narrow 14.5 inches wide so it can squeeze into narrow spots. It’s also not terribly tall (although it’s 2 plus inches taller than the options listed in our “short toaster oven” section above.
Like other Breville appliances, this one is loaded with features such as a suggested cooking times for a variety of food items, convection oven, interior light and slow cook option. You seriously don’t need a full-sized oven when you have this unit in your kitchen… it does it all. Of course if you’re feeding a family, this will do for appetizers or a single dish, but it is a toaster oven after all.
You can cook up to 10 hours with this, which is an important consideration since many toaster ovens have much, much shorter maximum cooking times.
9. Easy Reach Toaster Oven by Hamilton Beach
Height: 8.97 inches | Width: 16.12 inches | Depth: 11.93 inches
The first thing you notice about this toaster oven is the design, which is done so for both form and function. It looks great but it’s also designed in such a way for an easy-reach feature… in that you can easily reach in to get your food with the roll-top door.
This is one of the best space-saving toaster ovens because the roll-top design of the door means the door does not drop down in front of the unit so you don’t need any front clearance whatsoever. If you have a space that’s both narrow and not deep, this is a great option. Another benefit is without the door dropping down in front, you won’t spill food on it.
As for cooking, it bakes, broils and toasts.
10. Hamilton Beach Toaster Oven
Height: 9.75 inches | Width: 16.38 inches | Depth: 13.19 inches
Hamilton Beach shows up again with this traditional-looking model that’s only 16.38 inches wide (sub 17 inches is fairly narrow for toaster ovens).
The classic stainless steel unit will look good in most kitchens, big or small. With a maximum 30 minute cooking time, it can accommodate most dishes and appetizers. It includes an automatic shut-off as well to avoid burning your dinner.
Like most toaster ovens, it bakes, broils and toasts.
Despite it’s compact width, it fits up to four slices of bred.
11. Compact Black & Decker Toaster Oven
Height: 9.4 inches | Width: 16.4 inches | Depth: 11.3 inches
This sleek stainless steel (front face) and black toaster oven is the first on our list by Black & Decker which is a huge name in the world of small appliances.
This toaster oven offers many standard features. You won’t miss out, but neither do you get any bells and whistles.
Here’s what you get in a nutshell: 30 minute cooaking time, removable tray, 4-slice capacity and a maximum cooking temperature to 450°F. It bakes, broils and toasts.
While it’s standard fare, so to is the price, which is actually on the low end of the toaster oven pricing range… so for the money you’re getting great value.
12. Compact Smart Toaster Oven by Breville
Height: 10.25 inches | Width 16.5 inches | Depth: 15.5 inches
Compact and durable with cooking presets describes this compact toaster oven by Breville.
Like many Breville appliances, this unit comes with an LED display screen to setting your cooking options. Not only does this unit broil, bake and toast (up to four slices), but it also has a defrost function.
While it’s a compact model, it comes with and accommodates a 10 inch by 10 inch boiling pan and baking rack.
Small by Depth: Less than 12 Inches Deep
List ordered from shallowest to deepest.
FYI, some of the models in this list may also be included in either the shortest or narrowest toaster oven lists above.
13. Hamilton Beach Toastation® Toast and Oven Combo
Height: 9.5 inches | Width: 17.1 inches | Depth: 9 inches
When you look at all the dimensions of this toaster oven, it’s actually compact all around.
A slightly different Toastation® model made the shortest list and it’s only .1 inch away from qualifying for the narrowest list. With respect to depth, this is the shallowest toaster oven we discovered in our research with a short depth of only 9 inches.
As you can tell, this is a unique toaster oven in that it is both traditional toaster and oven in one. Hamilton Beach is known for combo appliances. I have one of their combo coffee makers (single serve and pot hybrid).
Another Hamilton Beach quality is their appliances, while often unique in some way, are reasonably priced.
14. Proctor-Silex Toaster Oven
Height: 16 inches | Width: 13.2 inches | Depth: 9.2 inches
This toaster oven by Proctor-Silex also made our narrow toaster ovens list. With a 9.2 inche depth, this is the second shallowest toaster oven we found that received good customer ratings.
FYI, this Proctor-Silex and the above Hamilton Beach models are the only sub-10 inch deep toaster ovens. The next options on the list jump to over 11 inches deep.
We won’t repeat the features we set out above, so we’ll leave it at that.
15. Black & Decker 4-Slice Toaster Oven
Height: 9 inches | Width: 18.5 inches | Depth: 11.7 inches
I really like the look of this sleek toaster oven. It’s not as square as many models. Although, if you have all stainless steel appliances in your kitchen, you may want to opt for a stainless steel unit.
Overall, this is a fairly small model, but it’s most compact dimension is the its depth, which is a shallow 11.7 inches.
This model bakes, broils, toasts and reheats with a 30 minute cooking time. FYI, while it gets to 450°F, it has a 1,450 wattage, which is lower than the 1,800 wattage many other toaster ovens offer. Based on the number of customer reviews, assuming that’s an indication of popularity, this unit isn’t quite as popular as many units above. It makes our list because the few reviews it does have are overall positive and it’s sub 12 inches in depth.
16. Oster 4-Slice Toaster Oven (TSSTTVVG01)
Height: 8.25 inches | Width: 15.91 inches | Depth: 11.56 inches
This cool looking Oster toaster oven also makes our shallow toaster oven list with a depth of 11.56 inches. It’s #3 above in our short toaster oven list.
I won’t repeat what I said above… but will emphasize that the design of this unit is really cool.
17. Toaster Oven Broiler by Cuisinart (TOB-40N)
Height: 7.8 inches | Width: 15.9 inches | Depth: 11.8 inches
In addition to making our shortest list, this small Cuisinart toaster oven also makes the shallowest list, which like the Oster and Proctor-Silex units above, makes it one of the most compact toaster ovens available.
Cuisinar is not the cheapest brand but neither is it the most expensive. It’s known for decent quality across its fleet of small kitchen appliances.
A final note about this unit – it has a commercial kitchen design to it which can be really good or not so good if you care about how your small appliances look in your kitchen. If you have a chef’s kitchen with heavy-duty stainless steel appliances throughout, this model will look great.
18. Easy Reach Toaster Oven by Hamilton Beach
Height: 8.97 inches | Width: 16.12 inches | Depth: 11.93 inches
In addition to making our height and width lists, this model also makes our depth list.
It’s the only toaster oven to make all three lists which is why we consider it, overall, to be the most compact toaster oven available.
As you can see, it’s the roll-top design that makes it possible to be so compact. Not only is the overall size small, but you don’t need any door clearance in front because the door rolls upward. We argue that it’s the ultimate small toaster oven.
The Most Compact Toaster Oven Overall Is…
Why such huge price ranges with toaster ovens?
Please keep in mind that the focus of our lists above pertain to size and excellent customer reviews, not features and capabilities. Accordingly, some options on our list cost less than $50 while other cost more than $200. This really boils down to whether a model has advanced features such as smart features and whether it has a convection oven… two features that radically increase the price.