The 5 Best Mini Toaster Ovens

Meals like juicy roasted chicken or sizzling filet mignon sound like delicacies that require a spacious kitchen with top-notch appliances to cook up. But that doesn't have to be the case... if you have one of the best mini toaster ovens at home! They're a simple little way to prepare fast, easy, and delicious meals — without taking up loads of counter space.

Even more appealing than their small size, however, is their multi-functionality. Aside from their obvious toasting function, they can bake goods, broil proteins, and do pretty much everything a regular-sized toaster oven can do.

While conventional ovens cook food a little slower by surrounding it with hot air, convection ovens — which is what most modern toaster ovens are — use a rear-placed fan to blow hot air directly onto the food and cook it super quickly. So, if you're frequently in a rush when preparing meals at home, having a mini one is going to be a game-changer. As for features, you might be surprised by how little you have to splurge for some really cool specs.

Curious as to what's out there? Below, find five of the best compact but functional options that will help you channel your inner chef in the smallest of settings.