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Which toaster ovens does Good Housekeeping recommend as the best toaster ovens?

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As of 2012, Good Housekeeping rates the Kenmore Elite Infrared Convection Toaster Oven, the Breville Compact Smart Oven, Black and Decker's Convection Countertop Toaster Oven and the Avanti Digital Convection Oven Broiler/Toaster Oven as its top toaster ovens. A total of 35 toaster ovens were tested.

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Good Housekeeping did not provide specific numerical rankings, but lists these ovens as its four favorites on its website. The magazine liked the Avanti Digital Convection Oven Broiler/Toaster Oven for its affordability, ability to simultaneously toast six slices, clip-on handle for hot pan removal and six different temperature settings. The only negative was that some grease dribbled out of the unit when cooking chicken.

The Kenmore Elite Infrared Convection Toaster Oven was praised for its digital timer, six-slice capacity, visibility and consistent performance when toasting bread. Good Housekeeping liked the Breville Compact Smart Oven for its toasting and cooking performance, electronic controls and presets. The only disadvantage relative to the other listed units is that it only has a capacity of four slices, but there is a six-slice version available.

The Black and Decker Convection Countertop Toaster Oven was regarded as the best overall bargain. It performed well with toast and baking cakes, but it is a bit smaller than the other six-slice options.

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