Including a great toaster oven into your kitchen can save you tons of hands-on cook time so you can get to the good stuff, i.e., faster cooking and eating. A toaster oven equipped with high-quality heating elements and a high-power level will be capable of whipping up anything your heart desires from Maple-glazed sausage and figs to whole wheat blueberry cornbread muffins in a timely manner.
With that in mind, to enjoy all the goodness a toaster oven has to deliver, you first need to scour the internet and find a high-end model that can accommodate your needs and requirements – which is easier said than done.
The market is currently filled with hundreds of thousands of toaster ovens all claiming to be the best in the market. But if you learned how to separate the best from the rest, you’d realize that only less than 20 percent of those toaster ovens are worth your hard-earned cash. Don’t let all this scare you though, because I am here to help you out. If you have checked out my guide on how to pick the best toaster oven, then you remember that I mentioned one of the best ways to narrow down your list is to separate the models according to their manufacturing brands and only pick from leading manufacturers. Why? Well, unlike lesser-known manufacturing brands, leading kitchen appliance brands have a reputation to maintain, which means that more often than not, they will go above and beyond to ensure that the product they are releasing to the public can deliver as advertised.
That’s what inspired me to create this guide on the best Calphalon toaster ovens. Regarded as one of the leading hard-anodized aluminum cookware brands in the United States, Calphalon is best known for its non-stick pans, pots, and toaster ovens that have been celebrated by cooking enthusiasts and professional chefs for generations. The company’s classic, premium, and signature toaster ovens are also available in a wide array of finishes and materials, including stainless steel, which offers buyers like you the flexibility to pick the units you think are best suited for your needs and requirements.
Without further ado, let us skip to the main section of the post and look at the 4 best Calphalon toaster ovens money can buy today.
The Top 4 Calphalon Toaster Ovens in 2021
- In my experience as someone who has children in the household, I’ve come to learn that the best kitchen appliance should have a perfect balance between ease of use and futuristic designs – and that is exactly what this masterpiece delivers.
- For starters, the unit has been fitted with 11 preset cooking settings, including dehydrate, defrost, keep warm, reheat, cookies, pizza, broil, roast, bake, bagel, and toast. I don’t know about you, but those were more than enough to handle the needs of my huge family. What’s more? The fact that they are preset implies that when you select one of the settings, the appliance will automatically adjust the temperature and timer to a combination that will ensure perfect results. While testing the appliance, I tested all the 11 presets and they delivered perfectly cooked meals every time. That said, if you have a unique cooking procedure and don’t think that these pre-sets will work for you, feel free to use the temperature adjustment and timer knob to set levels you’re okay with. While reviewing the product, I also came across several people who claimed that they either loved their meals slightly overcooked or undercooked.
- For such people, Calphalon Quartz Heat Countertop Oven has been also installed with a feature that you will certainly appreciate. As you can see from the image above, it boasts a clear see-through glass door. This addition will allow you to visually track the cooking process of your food. And if you notice through the glass door that your food has been cooked to your liking, but the timer is still going, feel free to turn off the appliance and retrieve your meal.
- Another addition of this toaster oven that makes it one of the easiest to use toaster ovens is the high contrast LCD display placed at the top right corner of the appliance. You will use it to pick among the different settings, and if you have someone who has never used a toaster oven in your household before, you can rest assured that they won’t have a hard time operating it.
- Inside the package you will receive from Amazon, you’ll find several accessories, including a wire rack, dehydrator rack, pizza pan, and a baking pan. All these are there to improve your flexibility in the kitchen space.
- Durable and sturdy
- Retails in two different models
- Heating elements are of the highest quality
- Has an extra-large interior capacity that can fit a 12 inches pizza
- Fitted with 11 preset cooking functions
- Boasts a high contrast LCD display for intuitive control
- Several accessories included in the package from Amazon
- Just like the model we just looked at, the second Calphalon toaster oven in our review is also easy and perfectly safe to use in a household with children. During my test sessions, the first thing I noticed was that the appliance remained cool to the touch throughout the entire process. The testing session took around two hours. A cool-to-the-touch exterior means that regardless of how long the appliance stays in operation, its exterior surface won’t get hot in the slightest. This has two advantages. First, it ensures that anyone who accidentally comes into contact with the appliance does not sustain any serious burn injuries.
- Second, it speeds up the cooking times. Allow me to explain. The fact that the appliance’s exterior remains cool to the touch during operations implies that the unit has been perfectly insulated to ensure hot air doesn’t reach the outer surface. This further implies that all the hot air will be collected inside the oven, where it’s needed to cook faster. Couple the perfect insulation with the quartz heat technology and a turbo convection setting that the appliance has also been fitted with and you have one of the fastest toaster ovens in the market today. I personally confirmed that the appliance cooks meals 40 percent faster compared to standard toaster ovens.
- As you can see from the product’s top right corner in the image above, Calphalon 2106488 Toaster Oven is also fitted with a wide array of cooking settings. They are 12 to be exact, and these include dehydrate, reheat, cookies, pizza, proof, broil, roast, bake, bagel, keep warm, defrost and toast. Just like the first Calphalon oven model we looked at, all these 12 are preset.
- Inside the package you will receive from Amazon, you will find several accessories, including a crumb tray, a wire rack, a dehydrate basket, a baking pan, and a 12” pizza pan. The one that caught my attention from the list above is the removable crumb tray, which makes the appliance easy to clean. If you don’t know exactly what it does, a crumb tray will collect all the dirt and debris that fall off of your cooked meals. To clean the crumb tray, all you ought to do is take it out, empty its contents into a sink or bin, and wipe it clean using a damp cloth.
- For the occasional, thorough cleaning sessions, check out this guide on how to clean the interior of a toaster oven. This machine’s interior is also coated with a non-stick material, so a thorough cleaning process won’t be stressful either.
- The feet are anti-skid even on wet surfaces
- Has a cool to the touch exterior
- Fitted with a resilient, glass door
- Accessories included in the package from Amazon
- Has a large interior capacity
- Retails with a turbo convection setting
- Boasts 12 preset cooking functions
- This Calphalon Air Fry Oven’s unique selling proposition is obvious from its name. Unlike all the three other appliances in this enumeration, this bad boy also retails with an Air Fry setting, which implies that instead of using oil to fry your meals, it will use air and little to no oil. So, if your goal this year is to eat healthily and hit that body goal, this is the toaster oven for you. The turbo convection included in the appliance will ensure that the air fry setting delivers your meals in a timely manner.
- In addition to the air fry setting, the oven has also been fitted with preset cooking functions, just like the other two Calphalon toaster ovens. You can use the high contrast LCD screen to choose among the different cooking settings, adjust the temperature, and set the timer. Speaking of the timer. A cool addition is the fact that when the timer runs down, the appliance will automatically shut down to avoid overcooking your meal. The unit also retails with a ready signal bell that is assured to catch your attention in case you do not notice the appliance switching off.
- What if you’re too far from the appliance and do not notice the switch down or hear the ready signal bell? Well, in that case, Calphalon Air Fry Oven has still got you covered. The appliance’s perfect insulation will trap all the hot air inside the oven and keep it warm until you’re ready to retrieve and consume the meal.
- The package from Amazon will include four accessories to improve your flexibility while cooking. These are a removable crumb tray, a wire rack, a durable non-stick baking pan, and a resilient air fry basket. Another feature worth noting is the spacious interior. During my test sessions, it could fit a 12” pizza without a hassle.
- Has a strong and sturdy construction
- Fitted with a high contrast LCD screen
- Built-in light available
- Boasts a spacious interior
- Retails with 11 preset cooking functions
- The heating elements are of the highest quality
- Feet are anti-skid even on wet surfaces
- I know, this Calphalon toaster doesn’t have a quite impressive high contrast screen like its counterparts above but do not let that fool you into thinking that this stroke of genius cannot deliver. During my test sessions, the first thing I tested on the appliance was its consistency. I went out, acquired more than 30 loaves of bread, and decided to toast all the slices using the Calphalon Precision Control Oven back-to-back and without letting it rest.
- The results? Well, the last slice to go into the appliance came out just as perfectly and evenly toasted as the first one to go in. What’s more? The appliance took less than two minutes to deliver the perfectly toasted slices, which is as fast as some of the fastest toaster ovens I’ve ever had the pleasure of testing.
- The power cord is sufficiently long
- Boasts 8 preset cooking functions
- Package includes a removable wire rack, crumb tray, and non-stick baking pan
- Constructed to last for a long time
- Easy to use and clean
If you pick a toaster oven from my enumeration above, you can rest assured that preparing your preferred delicacies will never be the same again. I tested all the four products myself, and I stand by their ability to deliver the best results.
What’s more? For those of you who are having a hard time making a final, educated decision, I’m still here to help you out. If I were to pick from this list, I’d pick the third, Calphalon Air Fry Oven as my favorite Calphalon toaster oven. It could do all the other appliances could and was also fitted with a reliable Air Fry setting that blew my mind away.
Give it a try and let me know what you think.
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