Countertop ovens bring the benefits of a traditional oven down to size, offering home cooks the same possibilities in a much smaller footprint. Easy to clean, simple to use and versatile, portable countertop ovens just make life simpler. Here are some things you’ll love about having a countertop oven:
- Takes up less space than a full-sized oven.
- Preheat quickly and avoid heating the entire oven when preparing smaller meals or cooking for one.
- Great for quickly completing everyday tasks with select models featuring capabilities like toasting, roasting, and even air frying.
Things you can bake in a countertop oven
A countertop baking oven is the perfect kitchen companion, especially for smaller portions or single servings. Countertop convection ovens are also particularly good at baking foods that taste best with a crispy exterior and fluffy or tender interior like juicy meats, roasted root vegetables and fresh bread. Try one of these recipes in your countertop oven:
- Honey and Brown Sugar Sweet Potatoes
- Apple Brie Crostini
- Honey Mustard Balsamic Roasted Salmon
- 30-Minute Dinner Rolls
- Twice Baked Duchess Potato
What’s the difference between countertop ovens and toaster ovens?
The terms countertop oven and toaster oven are sometimes used interchangeably, but they are different appliances. A countertop oven is usually larger and can be used to fully cook or bake a range of recipes. A toaster oven is often used to toast and reheat, but generally has a more limited range of settings. Here are some of the major differences between countertop ovens and toaster ovens:
Size and Capacity
A countertop oven can often replace or stand in for a full sized oven, especially when cooking a dish for two. Skip heating up the entire oven for these smaller meals. Many countertop ovens include features normally found on full-size ovens, including:
- Convection cooking
- Multiple racks
- Preset cooking functions
- Interior lights
- Non-stick interiors
- Temperature probes
The KitchenAid® Digital Countertop Oven with Air Fry even goes beyond the capabilities of most full-sized ovens. With the No-Flip Air Fry Basket and 360° Air Fry System it's easy to make everything from french fries to delicate fish and so much more.
Is a convection countertop oven a better choice?
Convection ovens feature a fan that circulates hot air to help maintain consistent temperature throughout the oven cavity. This can provide optimal results depending on your recipe due to even heat distribution.
Similar benefits gained from convection baking in a regular oven are often found in a countertop oven, depending on your recipe and a few other factors:
- Circulating air helps dishes cook evenly
- Meats get crispy outside while staying juicy in the inside
- Consistently browned meats & vegetables
Find the perfect KitchenAid® Countertop Oven for your lifestyle
KitchenAid brand offers full-sized oven expertise on your countertop with a lineup of innovative, space-saving countertop ovens. Choose from three models with enough capacity to fit a 9x13 baking pan1 perfect for a sheet cake, a full one-pan dinner or up to 2 full size chickens (3.4 lbs each). Choose from select models that feature convection cooking technology to get delicious, even results on a range of recipes. Browse the selection to find the right fit for your countertop including models that let you experiment with new techniques like air frying, dehydration, and dough proofing.
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