This “Tiffany Box of Toaster Ovens” Is a Favorite of Three Kitchn Editors — and on Sale Right Now

updated Nov 17, 2020
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Important reminder: Toaster ovens do so much more than just make toast! The versatile small appliance can do everything from reheating meals for quick lunches to roasting the perfect golden-brown chicken to even baking a cake. And contrary to popular belief, a great toaster oven doesn’t need to take up too much room on your countertop. Compact options exist, and if you’re looking for one, you can’t go wrong with Breville’s Mini Smart Oven, which was handpicked by our gear pro for our Best List. Ready for more good news? Right now, you can bring one home for 20 percent off as part of Bed Bath & Beyond’s Early Black Friday deals!

So what makes Breville’s Mini such a great pick? Senior Contributing Food Editor Sheela was gifted one for her wedding, and said it was “by far the best toaster oven” she’s ever used. (And as a food editor, trust us, she’s used a bunch!) For starters, unlike many other toaster ovens, the Breville Mini is a “huge time-saver,” preheating in minutes, saving you tons of cooking time, and even getting your lunch reheated quickly. It also comes with eight preset programs that ensure you always get a perfectly toasted bagel or just the right crust on your pizza without having to fumble with heat settings or switch on your larger oven. Kitchn contributor Geraldine, who snagged one for herself, found it incredibly convenient to toast her morning bread, or roast, broil and bake dishes without being bothered to “take out the sheet pans and cast iron skillet” she had stashed in her larger oven.

The biggest pro is the Mini’s petite footprint — just 16 x 14.25 x 8.5-inches — which takes up very little room without eating into your precious workspace. And it doesn’t hurt that the oven is quite a looker, with a sleek design and spiffy silver finishes. Our gear pro Sharon even described it as the “Tiffany box of toaster ovens.”

At 20 percent off, it’s by far one of the best deals we’ve spotted on this popular appliance that’s approved by not just one, but three Kitchn writers and editors. So go ahead and order yours now to make sure that it’s delivered just in time to cook your turkey, pies, biscuits, stuffing … well, you get the idea.

Buy: Breville Mini Smart Oven with Element IQ, $127.99 (normally $159.99)