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The best convection ovens of 2020

Cook, crisp food more quickly with these countertop and built-in convection models

There’s no doubt that convection ovens win out over their traditional counterparts. With a convection, you can whip up your favorite meals in half the time and at lower temperatures. Convection ovens also cause your food to shrink less, which makes a difference in your grocery bill over time. 

Not sure which convection oven is right for your kitchen? We tested out some of the top models for 2020 from leading brands like Breville and KitchenAid to find this year’s best convection oven.

Countertop models

Breville BOV845BSS

Breville BOV845BSS

We’re big fans of Breville’s embrace of technology, which leads to some very unique, powerful designs and control systems. This oven, for example, has a large LED screen and a collection of dial-based controls instead of buttons. This allows Breville to offer speedy temperature and time settings, as well as a number of presets for general heating levels, including toast, roast, broiling, pizza, cookies, reheating, and so on.

The 0.8 cubic foot interior isn’t incredibly large, but it’s big enough for most projects, including a 13-inch pizza. Plus, at 1800 watts, you get a lot of power as well as convection settings and a bright internal light that you can use to check on your food if you’re unsure about convection times. We do wish there were a couple more smart features, but this would raise the price even more.

Cafe 30-inch CTS70DP2NS1 Smart Oven

If you want the very best in wall convection ovens, take a look at this smart Cafe model that’s designed for high-tech kitchens and gadget-oriented cooks. It offers a beautiful 7-inch touchscreen that allows you to control exactly how you use the convection cooking options, and gives you easy-to-read updates on the cooking progress whenever you need: The oven sensors can adjust temperature and cook times automatically if it looks like a meal is progressing differently than foreseen, too!

The model has 5 cubic feet of space to hold even very large meals, and customizable options like your choices of handles and knobs to match other appliances in your home. It’s also voice assistant friendly, compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant. If you use the app to control the oven, there’s a neat bar code scanning option that automatically creates oven settings for frozen foods and similar items you may want to cook.

KitchenAid 30-inch KOSE500ESS

KitchenAid’s high-quality true convection system features “Even-Heat” which means a bow-tie shaped heating element design and a fan positioned to circulate air as evenly as possible through the 5 cubic foot space. While the glass touch display and rolling extension rack are exactly quality of life additions to the even, we also like the high-tech features they added. This includes a conversion tool for converting traditional recipes to convection measurements, and a built-in temperature probe to make sure that meats are cooked to perfection.

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