If you are a toast lover and you regularly travel, then you are probably familiar with the frustration of restaurants’ toaster ovens not delivering evenly and perfectly toasted meals. This review of the best travel toaster ovens is intended to help you out in these situations.
All these appliances will allow you to enjoy your favorite meals regardless of where you are in the world. They also boast all the features required on a travel toaster oven, such as:
- A compact design
- Being lightweight
- Spacious interior to fit all your favorite meals
- A surface that doesn’t get dirty easily
So, regardless of the toaster oven you pick from the list, you can rest assured that it will be a perfect travel companion. That said, if at the end of the post you’re still having a hard time making a final educated decision, I will help you out with my personal recommendation as well.
Without wasting any more of your time, let us skip to the main section of the post and look at the best travel toaster ovens.
The Top 4 Best Travel Toaster Ovens in 2020
- The first masterpiece in our detailed review is the Hamilton Beach Toastation Oven. As you can see in the image above, this masterpiece combines two different appliances. It can act as a toaster oven as well as one of the best 2-slice toaster.
- I tested the toaster section using the thickest bagel and artisan bread slices I could find. As expected, they all came out perfectly and evenly toasted. While toasting the bagels, I activated the bagel setting to only toast the cut side of the slices. It also did it in a way that the outside came out crusty, but the inside remained warm and soft.
- Thanks to its high-quality heating elements, Hamilton Beach Toastation Oven also toasts 24 percent faster than a standard toaster oven. Add to that the fact it can reheat 28 percent faster than your standard countertop oven and will use 73 percent less energy than a traditional oven.
- This toaster model also retails with a crumb tray that can slide out to make it easy to clean. For those who do not know what a crumb tray is, it is the part of regular toasters and toaster ovens responsible for collecting all the dirt and debris that fall off of the toasted meals and bread slices. To clean the crumb tray, all you need to do is take it out and wipe it off using a damp cloth.
- If you’re a fan of pizzas, then you will be pleased to know that the appliance’s interior is sufficiently spacious to accommodate up to two 16 inches long pizza slices or two personal pizzas. Other meals you can fit inside the appliance include fish fillets, chicken breasts, sandwiches, chicken nuggets, fries, and more.
- The oven can reach even 450 degrees F, so ensure you adjust the temperature to match the meal in question.
- Will save you time and energy in the long run
- Easy to use even for beginners
- Very versatile
- Easy to clean thanks to the removable crumb tray
- The interior is very spacious
- The feet could be more anti-skid
- The exterior surface leaves fingerprint marks after usage
- If one of your loved one’s (who’s also a travel enthusiast) special occasion such a wedding or birthday is coming up and you’re looking for the best travel toaster oven, then this Elite Cuisine EBK-200 Maxi-Matic 3-in-1 Multifunction Breakfast Center could be exactly what you’re looking for.
- The model is a 3-in-1 multifunction breakfast station, that can prepare coffee, toast some bread slices and cook some eggs at the same time, saving you time and space in your kitchen. The 15-minute timer and indicator light will help you monitoring the cooking process, even if you have other tasks to do in the morning. The toaster oven is also fitted with 500 watts, which allows it to handle any meal you throw at it without running into any issues.
- Can prepare a wide array of meals at the same time
- Easy to use
- One of the best gift options
- Small interior space
- The power cord is short
- The third product in our detailed review is also a perfect gift option. This Dash DMTO100GBAQ04 Mini Toaster Oven retails in four different colors namely aqua, pink, red and yellow. They all deliver the same amount of power.
- Some of the meals this appliance will be perfect to prepare include cookies, paninis, pizza slices, bagel slices, and toasties. And thanks to its compact size, it will be more energy-efficient on the road than your toaster oven back at home.
- Besides the toaster oven, the package also contains a baking tray, oven rack and a crumb tray. All parts of the appliance are removable and dishwasher safe, making it easy to clean. To help you with the cooking process, a recipe book with lots of recipes also part of the package.
- Easy to clean
- Delivers even results
- Package includes a one-year warranty
- Comes with a recipe book
- Not everyone will love the design
- If like me, you tend to get carried away while preparing your breakfast, then you will love this Elite Cuisine ETO-224 Personal 2 Slice Countertop Toaster Oven, thanks to its clear see-through glass door.
- This toaster oven also retails with an indicator light that will help you track the cooking progress of your meals, and a 15-minute timer with auto shut off. When your meal is ready for consumption, the oven will let out a bell signal to notify you and will switch off. Depending on the meal you’ll be preparing, the wire rack and bake pan inside the package you’ll receive from Amazon will come in handy. They are removable and dishwasher safe, making cooking more enjoyable for you.
- Very powerfulComes with a wire rack and a baking pan
- Designed with indicator lights
- Very versatile
- Easy to use
- Compact and easy to pack
- Very basic for some people
- Not from a reputable brand
I hope you have found your next best travel toaster oven that will serve you for the next couple of years. As I promised at the beginning of the post, I will give my personal opinion to help those who are having a hard time picking from the list above. But if you already made a choice go ahead and place an order while stock lasts.
That said, if I were to pick from the list above, I would choose the Hamilton Beach Toastation Oven as my favorite travel toaster oven. It is aesthetic, reliable, compact, energy-saving and fast. In fact, some of my travel companions have also acquired the exact same toaster because they witnessed how great it was firsthand.
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