After testing 76 countertop appliances, we pick our favorites in nine categories, from blenders to espresso makers.
Best Small Appliances

The Winner

Krups FBC4 6-Slice Convection ($200)
Made perfect golden-brown toast, melted cheese evenly and baked cookies the fastest of the models tested. The extrawide glass door makes it easy to watch food while it cooks (


Dualit Mini Oven Convection ($250)
This retro-cool oven aced every test, but it has no “toast” setting—you set the temperature and timer as with a regular oven. The door closes snugly, which prevents heat loss (

Honorable Mentions

Hamilton Beach Convection ($75)
The machine is large—almost as big as a small wall oven—so it’s best for kitchens with lots of counter space. Fits at least six slices of bread, and the stainless steel baking sheet is supersturdy (

Cuisinart Toaster Oven Broiler TOB-195 ($180)
The convection feature is superquiet. This model has touch-pad controls for complex functions, making it better suited as second oven than as a toaster (