The 12 Best Smart Ovens You Didn’t Know You Needed
Today’s smart ovens are marvels of technological innovation that are changing the landscape of home cooking and reinventing what home appliances can be. Some are multi-functional machines that allow you to do all of your broiling, toasting, and air frying in one place, while others can connect to your smartphone or Amazon Alexa to give your dinnertime routine a dose of futuristic fun. We’ve compiled a list of the top-rated and best performing smart ovens out there to help you choose the one that’s right for you. Ready for rotisserie? Super-stoked about sous vide? Mad for microwaves? All-in on air fryers? Or want a machine that can do it all? Read on!
The Best Smart Ovens
Cost: The cost of a Tovala oven depends on whether you’d like to subscribe to Tovala meal delivery:
- $299.00 – Tovala Starter Kit (includes oven + accessories), purchased without meal subscription commitment
- $199.00 – Tovala Starter Kit (includes oven + accessories), with a commitment to purchase at least 6 meal deliveries within 6 months
COUPON: Use code MSA30 to get $130 off your Tovala Smart Oven when you order 6+ weeks of meals.
About This Oven: If you’re looking for a smart oven that will support your subscription addiction, look no further than Tovala. This wifi-enabled smart oven comes with its own coordinating meal subscription! But you don’t have to subscribe to Tovala’s meal delivery service to enjoy this incredible cooking machine. Tovala can bake, steam, broil, and toast, and it also has a few features that put the “smart” in smart oven. There’s a scan-to-cook feature that integrates with Tovala’s own meals but also works with hundreds of grocery store items. (Just scan the barcode of your Eggo waffles, frozen pizza, Trader Joe’s meal, or other compatible product, and Tovala will automatically set the cooking time and method.) You can also cook directly from the Tovala app: just pick out a recipe, prep it using your own ingredients, and press a button to send cooking information directly to your oven from within the app. We recently reviewed Tovala here at MSA, and it’s one of our top picks for best all-around smart oven. We love how it takes the guesswork out of cooking.
“Initially, I wasn’t sure I’d love Tovala. (Would the oven live up to the hype? Are scannable meals just a gimmick?) I may have started out skeptical, but this oven + meal delivery combo won me over. I’m now a certified, card-carrying fan. I’ve always kept a toaster oven on my kitchen counter, and the Tovala smart oven is a fabulous upgrade. It’s beautiful and user-friendly, and most importantly, it PERFORMS. The Tovala meals are a tasty time-saver, but the oven is the real star. It’s a great machine that has changed the way I cook in my kitchen.”
Cooking Functions: Steam, Bake, Broil, Toast, and Scan-to-Cook.
Dimensions: 12.75″ x 11″ x 8″
Check out our Tovala reviews to learn more.
Cost: $249.99 (with Alexa Dot)
About This Oven: If you’ve outfitted your smart home with Amazon products and already use Alexa around the house, Amazon’s Smart Oven might be the natural choice for your next kitchen upgrade. This stainless steel cooker is a microwave, convection oven, food warmer, and air fryer in one, and it comes with 30+ built-in presets to make all kinds of cooking easy. When paired with a compatible device like Echo Dot, you can cook using voice commands and even have the oven announce when your food is done cooking. One thing to call out about this oven is that online reviews are… mixed. It seems that those who are new to Alexa may struggle to formulate voice commands that accurately communicate cooking instructions. With that in mind, this might not be the right machine for those who are new to Alexa, get easily frustrated with technology, or are unwilling to learn the lingo required to cook a few strips of bacon (or toast or chicken).
“So far it’s been working great for both oven and microwave tasks. Made biscuits last night and re-heated lunch today. Pretty neat to tell Alexa to pre-heat the oven and how long to run the microwave.”
“Getting so many appliances into one REQUIRES some compromise, which raises the price and affects performance. With that said, this is a VERY solid and smart option if you want to save space. If you want the world’s best microwave, or air fryer, or small oven, you’ll need to buy them one at a time. If you want the best available combination of all those, this is probably it.”
Cooking Functions: 4-in-1: Microwave, Convection Oven, Food Warmer, and Air Fryer
External Dimensions: 21.73″ x 21.38″ x 12.83″
3. June Oven
About This Oven: Looking to splurge? The June Oven is a sleek, high-quality kitchen appliance that comes with lots of bells and whistles. There are several purchasing options and lots of accessories, and this oven boasts that it can take the place of up to 12 different appliances. It can bake, warm, toast, broil, reheat, slow cook, dehydrate, proof, air fry, and stone fry pizza. (Just to name a few.) The touch screen display is intuitive and futuristic, and the June app allows you to preheat the oven, adjust the cooking time and temp, and even watch a live-feed video of your food cooking— all without leaving the sofa. Is this oven a little “extra”? Sure. But there’s no arguing with luxury. (Even if you’re just reheating yesterday’s pizza.)
“Never thought I would be this excited about an oven.. I love coming home to it every day figuring out new things to do in it!”
“I absolutely love the June Smart Oven! Every single feature is just amazing. It makes cooking a breeze even on a busy stressful weeknight. I set my meal in the June and it’ll take care of every single step for me. Fast and easy.”
Cooking Functions: Dehydrating, Convection Bake, Keep Warm, Toast, Broil, Reheat, Slow Cook
External Dimensions: 12.75″ x 19.6″ x 19″
About This Oven: If you regularly pick up rotisserie chickens from the deli at your grocery store, consider an oven that allows you to cook a whole chicken rotisserie-style at home! This 12-in-1 oven from Cosori can rotisserie up to a 5-pound chicken, and it can also roast, air fry, toast, bake, broil, and even proof bread. It features a removable crumb tray, nonstick interior, and five different heating elements for fast and even cooking. When it comes to versatility, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a competitor in the same price range.
“I am thrilled by my new air fryer toaster oven. It is not too big but has so many presettings. It can totally take place of the toaster and traditional oven.”
“This oven does it all. Excellent temp. control and has ease of use. I had ordered 2 other ovens from different manufacturers and they were either too small or flimsy or both. I roasted a big chicken on the rotisserie and it turned out excellent.”
Cooking Functions: 12-in-1 Presets for Cooking Tasks Including Pizza, Roast, Airfry, Toast, Bagel, Bake, Broil, Cookies, Rotisserie, Dehydrate, Ferment, and Keep Warm
External Dimensions: 20.1″ x 16.5″ x 12.1″
About This Oven: Sometimes countertop ovens can heat inconsistently, leading to unevenly cooked food and burned spots. Breville has addressed this issue with the implementation of a heating system they call Element iQ. Here’s a little bit about how it works:
There’s heat, and there’s smart heat. Element iQ system transfers heat intelligently across 5 quartz elements for precise and stable heat just where and when you want it for perfect results, every time. Super-fast 1800 W preheat gets your meals on the table more quickly.
This Breville smart oven comes with 10 different pre-set cooking functions (like toast, bake, roast, broil, reheat, warm, and slow cook), and reviewers praise its ability to evenly cook chicken, pizza, and cookies with ease.
“HOLY CRAP!!! This oven is SWEET!!”
“If I could rate this oven higher I would. If this oven broke today I’d get another one without hesitation. Nothing on the market compares, in my opinion.”
Cooking Functions: 10 Pre-Set Functions Include: Toast 6 Slices, Bagel, Bake, Roast, Broil, Pizza, Cookies, Reheat, Warm, Slow Cook
External Dimensions:18.5″ x 14.5″ x 11″
About This Oven: Smart ovens come in all shapes and sizes, and this Ninja Foodi 8-in-1 Digital Air Fryer has a squat design that flips up when not in use to help you reclaim your counter space. It can air fry, air roast, air broil, bake, cook bagels, toast, dehydrate, and keep food warm, and the slightly unusual size allows for cooking up to 9 slices of toast, a 13″ pizza, or 4 pounds of french fries— just be aware that taller foods, like whole chicken, are unlikely to clear the lower ceiling height.
“I am so incredibly happy with this Ninja oven. I have used air fryers before, but felt limited with their small baskets to cook for my family. But, the convenience, short cooking time and ease of clean up encouraged me to try this ninja. You guys! It is amazing. I am so impressed.”
“I’ve owned two other airfryers this by far is the best. The fact that I can turn it up so it doesn’t take up all the counter space is a huge plus!”
Cooking Functions: Pre-Set Functions Include: Toast 6 Slices of Bread, Bagel, Bake, Roast, Broil, Pizza, Cookies, Reheat, Warm, Slow Cook
External Dimensions: 19. 7” x 7. 5” x 15. 1”
About This Oven: If you’re primarily in the market for an air fryer (but want one that can do more), check out the Air Fryer Oven by GoWISE. This machine provides up to 12.7 quarts of cooking space, making it one of the largest on the market and great for families. In addition to cooking up a big batch of tater tots with hot air instead of oil, you can also rotisserie a small chicken, make toast, and dehydrate foods.
“I bought this as my first air fryer. Had it for a little over a week and have used it every single day since getting it.”
“Bought this air fryer oven a couple of weeks ago and absolutely love it! We use it almost every day. It makes everything hot and nice and crispy. I use it in place of our oven for many things, which will be nice when not wanting to use the regular oven during the summer. I researched many air fryer ovens and chose this one…you should too!”
Cooking Functions: 16 Pre-Sets Include: Rotisserie, Air Fry, and Dehydrate
External Dimensions: 11.5″ x 12″ x 14″
About This Oven: This combination convection and toaster oven gets top marks as a solid all-around cooker. It comes with 15 cooking functions, including a setting specifically for sandwiches and speed convection for ultra-fast cooking. It’s even outfitted with “Always Even™ toast control,” a feature that works with the convection fan and promises everyone will get toast in their desired shade of brown.
“Bought this oven to use as a second oven for big dinners. It heats up so quickly and cooks/bakes evenly. The speed convection cooks quick and no preheating required. This is my go to oven for most sides or smaller dinners.”
“Love this oven! Cooks very quickly and evenly. Just the right size.”
Cooking Functions: Convection Oven/ Toaster Oven with 15 Cooking Functions (for Sandwiches, Bagels, Pizza, and More)
External Dimensions: 20.87″ x 16.93″ x 11.42″
About This Oven: If only the best will do, consider this luxe combi-oven. (If ovens were sports cars, this baby would be a Ferrari.) It was designed to bring commercial oven technology into the home kitchen and give home cooks the tools necessary to cook like the pros. From Anova:
Pros use humongous, expensive combi-ovens to cook to perfection — we’re talking thousands of dollars. We’re about to change all that. The Anova Precision® Oven is a countertop combi-oven for the home, with all of the features of a pro-level combi-oven at a fraction of the cost.
Using steam, bag-free sous vide technology, and temperature monitoring, this oven promises professional results when cooking everything from chicken to French bread. Bottom line: if you want to upgrade your conventional oven and make sous vide a serious part of your cooking routine, this oven’s got you covered.
Cooking Functions: True Combi-cooking with continuous steam and an easy-fill Water Tank, Precision convection cooking with adjustable fan speed, Sous Vide (Without Plastic Bags)
External Dimensions: 22.4″ x 17.7″ x 14.1″
About This Oven: Don’t let the simple, retro-futuristic design of this oven fool you; it’s a powerhouse. It’s a microwave, broiler, air fryer, and convection oven… all in one. You can even use the different functionalities in tandem, so if you want to quickly heat AND toast your sandwich a la Subway, this oven will deliver! If you’re looking for a smart oven air fryer combo that will cook in less time than your full-size oven, this might just be the best machine for you. Smart features include app-enabled recipes, child lock, and silent mode (for top-secret midnight snack missions).
“This 4-in-1 oven is great! (…) I’m hooked and I use it every day for, kids’ chicken nuggets, precook potatoes, home-made cookies and so on!”
“Overall, this is a slick machine and it works well but I have to dock Panasonic a star because of the small font and no back lighting on the control buttons.”
Cooking Functions: Microwave, Broiler, Air Fryer, and Convection Oven
External Dimensions: 14.97″ x 15.36″ x 9″
About This Oven: This convection oven and rotisserie combo is one of the more affordable options on this list of the best toaster ovens, and with a roomy interior it can do a lot. It features dual oven racks that will fit two 12-inch pizzas, two baking pans, or two 9″ x 13″ casseroles at the same time, and you can also rotisserie up to a 5-pound chicken. This oven might not have a lot to show off tech-wise (no app connectivity or scan-to-cook features here), but the multiple cooking methods are still pretty smart.
Cooking Functions: Convection Oven and Rotisserie
External Dimensions: 14.5″ x 23.5″ x 18.0″
About This Oven: Rounding out this list is an absolute show-stopper of a toaster oven. Balmuda The Toaster is a super-expensive, design-forward machine that certainly makes a statement. (And that statement screams, “I love toasting bread!”) Using steam, heat sensors, and 5 different cooking modes, this toaster promises to “bring out the best in any type of bread.”
“I’m not sure how a toaster can be this amazing. But the Balmuda is THE ONE for me!”
“If you love toast you won’t be disappointed. Each slice is a delight to eat.”
Cooking Functions: All about toast: “This machine uses steam technology, heat control, and five different modes to bring out the best in any kind of bread.”
External Dimensions: 14.1″ × 12.6″ × 8.2″
Want to see a smart oven in action? Check out our Tovala reviews!
Do you own a fancy-schmancy smart oven? If so, tell us about it in the comments!