9 Smart Ovens That Will Completely Change Your Cooking Experience (For the Better!)

updated May 31, 2024
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Growing up, I loved imagining my “home of the future” (I was also a huge fan of The Jetsons, so I think that also had something to do with it, but I digress). In this future, we all had “smart homes” outfitted with high-end tech in every room, designed to help make our lives easier. Well, dear reader, that future is now, and if you’ve been paying attention, you know that home tech is at an apex. With everything from touchscreen refrigerators to smart home assistants to *checks notes* a personal home robot, smart homes are no longer only a thing of Hanna-Barbera’s imagination. One of our favorite product developments? Smart ovens.

What is a smart oven?

These genius countertop companions are designed to take on everything from small tasks like heating and reheating food to major undertakings like cooking an entire meal at different temperatures in one sitting. They use WiFi to help you control them and typically connect to your smartphone. Below, we rounded up eight of the best smart ovens you need to know about. Get ready to take your kitchen into the year 3000.

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You may be a fan of the Instant Pot, but the Instant Omni Plus Smart Oven may just become your new favorite product from the brand. With a 10-in-1 design, this oven can air fry, broil, bake, roast, dehydrate, reheat, rotisserie, toast, warm, and convection cook all in one appliance. Easily fitting everything from a 12-inch pizza to an entire chicken (hello, homemade rotisserie chicken!), it's the ultimate sous chef. Best of all, it comes with everything you need to get started — including an enamel baking tray, stainless-steel oven rack, an air fry basket, a rotisserie spit, a lift tool, and app capability with over 100 recipes right at your disposal!

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Part smart appliance, part (optional) meal delivery service, there's a lot to love about the Tovala Smart Oven. This smart find works in two ways: with Tovala's meal delivery kits or with your own recipes. For those interested in the meal kits, all you have to do is select your meals, do a little light cook-prep, scan your kit, and let the machine do its thing — it's programmed to cook each chef-curated meal to perfection. Rather skip the meals? With built-in Bake, Broil, Air Fry, Toast, Steam, and Reheat functions, you can customize your own meals either with recipes found on the Tovala App or your own creations.

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The Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer Pro is a powerhouse that has been beloved for years now — and with good reason. Reaching up to 480°F in temperature, this device boasts an impressive 13 functions: toast, bagel, broil, bake, roast, warm, pizza, proof, air fry, reheat, cookies, slow cook, and dehydrate. It offers precise cooking thanks to its Element iQ technology as well as it's two-speed convection fan. We're fans of the included accessories, which include a 12-inch pizza pan and a mesh basket perfect for air frying, among others.

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Another 10-in-1 beast, the Ninja Foodi Smart XL Air Fry Oven tackles air frying, air roasting, baking, whole roasting, broiling, toasting, bagels, dehydrating, reheating, and pizza cooking with ease. Offering up to 10 times the convection powers of a full-size convection, it also features an integrated Foodi Smart Thermometer designed to help you reach the perfect doneness level — from rare to well done — at the touch of a button. And yes, it comes loaded with accessories including two sheet pans, two wire racks, an air fry basket, a roast tray, a crumb tray, and a 15-recipe guide.

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An Amazon- and customer-favorite, the NUWAVE Bravo Air Fry Oven is a great pick for people on a budget. Coming in at under $200, this machine has 12 cooking presets for air frying, grilling, baking, broiling, roasting, dehydrating, reheating, defrosting, toasting, and more. It also comes with a host of accessories including a grill rack, a non-stick griddle, and a smart thermometer. With four rack positions, you can really get creative with what you cook in here — which can be almost anything as this machine reaches up to 500 degrees!

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For a compact pick, it's hard to beat the GoWISE Electric Air Fryer Oven, since this tiny wonder is no less impressive than its counterparts. It comes with 15 cooking presets, 10 accessories (including a rotisserie tong, rotisserie rod, oven rack, drip pan, skewer rotisserie, rotisserie cage, rotisserie steak cage, shallow mesh basket, and two mesh trays), and has a three-rack level design that makes preparing family-sized quantities a breeze.

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A personal favorite, the Brava Smart Oven functions as an oven, toaster oven, slow cooker, steamer, air fryer, dehydrator, frying pan, sous vide, and grill. Phew. Thanks to pioneering light technology, it can cook a whole meal in minutes, with precise heat that cooks each ingredient to its perfect doneness — all at once. (I was shocked.) The best part? It comes pre-loaded with recipes to inspire you on nights when you don't know what to cook.

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If you're looking for a smart kitchen upgrade, you can't beat the Cuisinart Chef's Convection Toaster Oven. With 15 cooking functions, easy-to-read digital controls, and Always Even toast control (which makes even browning a snap), this bad boy is sure to take your home cooking to the next level with ease. They also throw in a 13-inch pizza stone, two cooking racks, an enamel baking pan, a broiling pan, and a recipe booklet for a little culinary inspiration. Talk about value!

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There are toaster ovens, and then there's the Wolf Gourmet Countertop Oven. With seven settings, precise temperature control, and advanced convection, it can be used for everything from baking cookies to air-frying broccoli. (It's been a trusty tool in our writer's kitchen for years!)