Toshiba AC25CEW-BS Digital Convection Toaster Oven

Last updated date: September 30, 2020

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9.4

Toshiba AC25CEW-BS Digital Convection Toaster Oven

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We looked at the top Convection Toaster Ovens and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Convection Toaster Oven you should buy.

Update as September 30, 2020:
Checkout The Best Convection Toaster Oven for a detailed review of all the top convection toaster ovens.

Overall Take

This convection toaster oven has an attractive sleek black stainless steel exterior that is sure to look good in any kitchen. It features a large interior for cooking everything from casseroles to a 4-pound chicken. In addition to the 10 cooking settings, this oven also comes with six accessories, including a rotisserie kit, a removable crumb tray and a baking pan.


In our analysis of 37 expert reviews, the Toshiba Digital Convection Toaster Oven placed 3rd when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

This Toshiba 25L toaster oven features a digital menu display that lets you monitor time and temperature with digital accuracy and also allows you to navigate and choose the many functions and mode of the countertop toaster oven. It boasts both beauty and function with its elegant Black Stainless Steel panels and features like convection and Rotisserie cooking. It's ability to perfectly cook a wide variety of both savory and sweet dishes makes this stainless steel toaster oven an essential equipment to your home kitchen. Upper and lower heating elements and a convection fan provide even cooking.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

8.5
6 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

9.0
1,325 user reviews

What experts liked

This model had good performance in our full batch tests, which reflects color evenness among all slices in a batch on medium setting. This model was very good in ease of use. How clear the controls are and how easy they are to set on the toaster oven. This model was very good in ease of cleaning. How easy it is to clean both the exterior and the crumb tray. This model was good in baking. How evenly the toaster oven bakes corn muffins and cookies.
- Consumer Reports
Enjoy perfectly made roast chicken using the convection and rotisserie function. Convection locks in the flavor and juices, cooking meat evenly to a tender and moist consistency.
- ReviewAffi
The digital controls are nice to have in this fancy-looking, black stainless steel option
- CNET
It can be really rare to find so many preset settings in one Compact Toaster Oven, but this product does the exact task for you as it claims. Also, if you have been having problem with cleaning your old toaster oven from its inside, then you don’t have to worry anymore, as this toaster oven comes with a nice non-stick coating on its inside, that does not let any mess and residue stick to the walls.
- Toaster Oven
Spacious interior capacity can handle everyday cooking needs. You can cook anything from roast chickent to 6 slices of bread or 12-inch pizza with ease.
- Zitrod

What experts didn't like

My last tests were an office favorite: Nestle Tollhouse chocolate chip cookies. I baked five cookies at a time in each toaster oven at its convection setting and according to the recommended time and temperature settings. The Toshiba toaster oven again produced an overcooked result, which fit the pattern -- it undercooked during toast tests and overcooked during baking and broiling tests.
- CNET
Can shut off on its own at times. Not very durable.
- Toaster Oven

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An Overview On Convection Toaster Ovens

If you want a perfectly browned turkey on Thanksgiving or an evenly cooked ham on Christmas, a convection oven is what you need. Let’s look at how a convection oven works and the best applications for it in your cooking.

The difference between a traditional oven and a convection oven is the airflow cycling that the convection features. The hot air is blown around the food and vented out in a convection oven. This creates a perfectly dry heat that will crisp the outside without drying the inside of your food.

Like a traditional oven, a convection oven still hosts heating elements that produce the heat, so technically it has radiant heat and forced hot air as cooking sources. This system is very efficient, and you may find you need to adjust the temperature and cooking time of your recipes. It cooks faster and more evenly than a traditional oven.

“It’s precision cooking and yes, it makes a huge difference,” says our expert Vicki Liston, host of the award-winning home improvement show “On the Fly…DIY.”

“Have you ever cooked something in the oven, a microwave, or a traditional toaster oven and had the item cook unevenly? Or experienced ‘hot spots’? A convection oven solves these cooking irritations,” says Liston. “It preheats faster than a traditional oven and uses less power to run. In the summer months, it makes cooking much more bearable as it doesn’t heat up your entire house during operation.”

When you first start using a convection oven, it’s smart to pay close attention to the food while it’s cooking. There are certain foods such as breads and cakes that need time to rise that don’t do well in a convection oven. If you are cooking a recipe for the first time in the oven, try decreasing the temperature by 25 degrees from the suggested temperature. This will ensure thorough cooking without burning.

Another thing to remember when cooking with a convection oven is the type of pan you use for your food. Shallow dishes do best with convection because it increases the surface area that the heated air touches. Many baking dishes have been adapted for convection purposes but consider updating your bakeware for the best results.

Some convection ovens feature sensors and presets for different foods. The presets should be used as guidelines and can be reliable with some foods. Sensors are not always reliable but can help you gauge how long and what temperature to cook certain foods when you first start out. They should also be used as a guide. Another handy tool to have on hand when first starting out with a convection oven is a thermometer probe. This will come in particular use when cooking meat dishes. Remember to always keep an eye on food in a convection oven since it cooks much faster than a traditional oven.

There are all different styles of countertop convection ovens. From a drop-down door in the front, like the Breville Smart Convection Toaster Oven Pro, to a French-door opening like the Oster Convection Countertop & Toaster Oven you will find a style that works in your kitchen. The Toshiba Digital Convection Toaster Oven features stylish knobs for programming the settings. They are all designed with large digital displays so you can see exactly how long and what temperature you’ve set it to.

The Convection Toaster Oven Buying Guide

  • According to Liston, convection ovens are “ridiculously versatile.”
    “You could replace several kitchen appliances by getting one,” says Liston. “Many people consider the amount of counter space taken up to be a drawback. However, if you didn’t need an air fryer, a toaster, a microwave, a dehydrator, a slow cooker, and even a plate warmer, would you make the switch? In fact, it can save you space in the long run!
  • Adjust temperatures and times of recipes when first starting out with your oven.
  • Baked goods that need to rise will not do well in the convection oven.
  • Meats that need crispy exteriors will do great in the convection oven.
  • Remember to leave plenty of space around your convection oven for the best ventilation.