After toasting hundreds of bread slices, as well as piles of frozen Eggo waffles, English muffins, and bagels in 35 2-slice toaster ovens over the last two weeks, I have finally come up with an ultimate review of the best six that can meet anyone’s needs.
Also note, the quality of the meals they delivered was not the only thing I was testing on the appliances. Other features I checked include:
- Cool to the touch exteriors to protect the children in your home
- Style and design of the toaster ovens
- Durability and sturdiness
- Ease of cleaning
- Size and portability
- Quality of the heating elements
Only those appliances that could meet these features above made it into this enumeration: so whichever, you pick, you can rest assured it will not disappoint.
The Top 6 Best 2-Slice Toaster Oven in 2021
|Toaster Oven Name||Weight||Timer||Dimensions||Slice||Price|
|2-in-1 Countertop Oven||8.73 lbs||Yes||8.46 x 16.22 x 8.86 in||2|
|Mini Toaster Oven Cooker||4.24 lbs||Yes||9.2 x 9 x 8.8 in||2|
|Countertop Toaster Oven||4.79 lbs||Yes||13 x 8 x 6.75 in||2|
|Courant Toaster Oven Space Saving Design||9.53 lbs||Yes||14.75 x 12.5 x 11.25 in||2-4|
|Small Toaster Oven||29.5 lbs||Yes||24.5 x 19.6 x 17.4 in||2|
|Easy Grasp 2-Slice Toaster Oven||3.27 lbs||Yes||14.75 x 9.25 x 9.25 in||2|
- Founded in 1910 by Frederick J. Osius, Hamilton Beach became a leading American designer, distributor, and marketer of commercial restaurant equipment and home kitchen appliances. During the century it has been in existence, this firm has become known for its ability to combine retro designs with futuristic features, and this Hamilton Beach 22724 Toaster Oven is no different.
- Straight out of the box, you’ll either love or hate its simple design that won’t disrupt any kitchen’s interior design. Better yet, it retails in three different colors, namely red, black, and stainless steel. This gives you the option to pick the one that you think will best complement your kitchen interior décor. If you have a loved one’s special day coming up (wedding or party) you can also get this appliance as a gift for them (because you can also get it in their favorite color.)
- With its top slot, which is deep enough to toast the tallest artisan bread slices and wide enough to accommodate even the puffiest bagels, it will brown your slices evenly: even more evenly than the best four-slice toasters whose main role is to toast. That said, be careful while operating the appliance’s slot because the iron around it gets excessively hot during operations. When your slices have been sufficiently toasted, use the high lift lever on the side of the appliance to raise them (the slices) high to get them out without your fingers coming into contact with the iron.
- Besides this slot, the rest of the appliance remains cool to the touch during operations. So, if anyone in your family comes into contact with the appliance, they can rest assured they will not sustain any serious burn injuries. But this feature has a second advantage. A cooking appliance being cool to the touch means that it has been perfectly insulated, which in turn means that all the hot air remains trapped inside the appliance. This explains why Hamilton Beach 22724 Toaster Oven will deliver perfectly cooked foods 50 percent faster compared leading toaster ovens. It took less than three minutes to deliver perfectly toasted artisan bread slices.
- It has also been fitted with a shade selector and a 250 to 450 degrees Fahrenheit temperature range. The shade selector will adjust the top slot’s heating elements, which will allow it to accommodate anyone’s taste in your family – whereas the 250-450 temperature range will work on the toaster oven’s heating elements. Also note, be careful while operating the highest temperature as it tends to burn bread if you delay getting your meal.
- Retails in three different colors
- The feet are anti-skid, even on slippery surfaces
- Will cook 50 percent faster than regular toaster ovens
- Made from durable materials
- Exterior surface remains cool to the touch during operations
- The top slot is extra wide and extra deep
- Interior is non-stick, making it easy to clean
- My daughter was sitting beside me while I was reviewing this appliance, and after setting her eyes on this product, she insisted that I place an order right away while she watches. If you knew her, then you’d understand that I had no choice but to do what she said. I also quickly realized that it didn’t really matter if I liked the appliance or not. Her birthday was coming up, and I knew the perfect gift I was going to give her. She asked that I order for it, after all. Anyway, needless to say, the fact that the product made it into this enumeration implies that she was right. This masterpiece qualifies as one of the best reliable toaster ovens out there today.
- For starters, it retails with 550 watts of power and the product has also been backed by a one-year manufacturer’s warranty. If the warranty proves anything, it’s that the company has faith in the product they’re selling you. And in case it runs into any issues within the first year, they will repair or replace it, at no extra cost to you. Dash DMTO100GBRD04 Mini Toaster Oven also retails in four different colors, namely red, pink, aqua, and yellow. As stated before, this makes it the perfect gift if you have a loved one’s special occasion coming up.
- Backed by a one-year manufacturer’s warranty
- Sleek and unique design
- Durable and sturdy
- Boasts a cool to the touch exterior
- Retails in four different colors
- Has an easy to access temperature control knob
- The feet are anti-skid
- Compact and will not take up too much space on your kitchen counter
- I won’t lie to you. I was first attracted to this work of art by the promise of a ready bell signal, an auto shut off feature, and a 15-minute timer. I tend to get carried away while preparing a meal that will take a long time to cook. But with this Maxi-Matic Elite Cuisine ETO-224 Toaster Oven, all I need to do is put the meal in, set the timer I think is needed, adjust the temperature accordingly, and go on doing something else. When the timer runs out, the toaster oven will turn off automatically and let out a ready bell signal.
- And if I am a little too far from the toaster oven, it will keep the food warm until I retrieve it. I can also follow the cooking procedure through the appliance’s tempered glass door.
- Very powerful
- Boasts a modern design
- The package you’ll receive includes a wire rack and a baking pan
- Delivers perfectly baked cakes
- The interior is spacious to serve a standard family
- If you have a thin but tall space on your kitchen counter that you’ve set aside for your toaster oven, then I believe this Courant Toaster Oven could be what you’re looking for. Its glass door only measures 9.75 inches.
- The package you will receive from Amazon for this appliance will also come with two rack positions, a baking pan, toasting rack, and a removable crumb tray. All these have been included to improve your flexibility in the kitchen. In fact, you can even use the two rack positions to prepare two different meals at the same time.
- Has a narrow design to save on space
- Offers a 12-liter capacity that can accommodate up to 2 pizzas
- Comes with many accessories to improve flexibility
- Built to last for a long time
- Feet are anti-skid
- For those scouring the internet looking for the best modern toaster ovens, allow me to present you this Koolla Toaster Oven. This masterpiece has been fitted with a precise temperature control dial, a 3D recirculating air function, and a 15-minute timer.
- Add to that the accessories it retails with, including an oven rack, baking tray, and even a removable crumb tray. For those who are not accustomed to toaster ovens, the removable crumb tray will collect all the dirt and debris that fall off your cooked meals, which will, in turn, make the appliance easy to clean.
- Retails in two different colors
- Easy to clean
- Comes with multiple accessories
- Has been fitted with a 3D recirculating air function
- Very versatile
- This SPT SO-0972W Toaster Oven is hands down the fastest toaster ovens I tested while coming up with this review. It could deliver a perfectly baked cake in less than 30 minutes and evenly browned bread slices in less than two minutes.
- The 800 watts of power it delivers will ensure that the appliance can maintain the same level of performance even after operating for hours. To top it off, I have two friends who have been using this appliance for 2 and 4.5 years. Both of them claimed that their models have never run into any issues since they acquired them.
- Easy to clean and use
- Retails with a spacious interior
- Ideal for big families
- Comes with a cool to the touch exterior
- Heating elements are of the highest quality
After extensive testing and research, I pick Hamilton Beach 22724 Toaster Oven as the best 2-slice toaster oven out there in the market today. Its power and high-quality heating elements will ensure it meets all your needs and requirements. And when it’s not cooking, its perfect color combination will compliment your kitchen interior decor.
That said, if you had fallen for a different product, then do not let me change your mind. This Hamilton Beach 22724 Toaster Oven simply appeals to my personal preferences and I’ve recommended it for those who are having a hard time making a final decision.
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