Oster Toaster Oven

Together with making its popular Osterizer Blenders and other related kitchen devices, Oster also makes some extremely popular Oster Toaster Ovens.

I recently was pleased to see that my friends James and Jen had specified one in their Wedding Registry, and that made my buying them a great yet reasonably priced wedding gift that they’d love easy. I was even more surprised that no one had bought it for them first as I was pretty late.

The Oster 6-Slice Convection Toaster Oven is a very popular model. It can cook seemingly anything, from a single slice of toast to a 12” pizza to a good sized roast beef. For those that wonder about cooking more than just toast in a taster oven, trust me, they work extremely well. This one has convection technology and can toast as well as bake, broil, and warm. The temperature adjusts from 150 to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and light to dark toast settings.

It’s stainless steel outside, has a continuous-clean nonstick interior, a 60 minute timer with auto shutoff and a bell, and “Cool-Touch” side handles which make it easy to move around your countertop.

Other features include double walled construction for heat retention, a glass door which is very convenient for viewing cooking foods whether toast or a rack of lamb, and a one year limited warranty.

It comes with al the accessories you’d want including two cooking racks, a crumb tray, a baking pan and a broiler insert, and it measures a convenient 17 inches by 14 inches by 9 inches.

The Oster 6058 6-Slice Digital Convection Toaster Oven is an extremely similar model but with a digital display. It's a few dollars more, but both of these units are well under $100 right now.

So how are they? Well, they are both extremely popular toaster ovens and most people love them. They are not going to replace an oven for most people or at least families, although my friend Jim exclusively used his when he was a bachelor. It is almost amazing how many things you can cook in these. Also, like any toaster ovens, they get hot on the outside - no way around that.

These are on the big side, so they do take a few minutes to warm up and make toast. You don't want to hang over them watching and waiting!

If you only want to make a piece or two of toast at a time and never anything else, you want a toaster, not a toaster oven. If you occasionally want the ability to make many pieces of toast at a time (for most bread, more like 5 than 6 slices at once), and additional flexibility, then a toaster oven rocks!

You can read nearly endless reviews on Amazon, mostly positive. It appears some of the negative reviews may be reviewing different models, but no appliance is perfect for everyone. An Oster Toaster Oven may just be right for you.

Obviously, Oster makes many great products, including Osterizer Blenders and even Rice Cookers and Wine Openers!