Toshiba EC042A5C-BS Microwave & Countertop Convection Oven

Last updated date: July 21, 2020

DWYM Score
8.9

Toshiba EC042A5C-BS Microwave & Countertop Convection Oven

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Overall Take

If you have little ones at home, you'll want to consider this countertop convection oven. It has a child safety lock to keep little fingers out. Older children will appreciate the handy popcorn and pizza preset buttons, while parents enjoy a reduced electric bill from the power-saving eco mode. In our analysis of 52 expert reviews, the Toshiba Toshiba Microwave & Countertop Convection Oven placed 4th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note July 21, 2020:
Checkout The Best Countertop Convection Oven for a detailed review of all the top countertop convection ovens.

Expert Summarized Score
9.5
7 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.2
1,020 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
You can choose from three modes; convection, microwave, or both. Cooking has never been so easy on a microwave.
- Cookwared
Not only this the scratch-resistant stainless steel interiors offers easy cleaning and keeps you safe from the hazardous exposure of nonstick Teflon.
- Browngoods Talk
It also has sensor cooking which helps to heat certain common foods perfectly without any guesswork.
- CompuKitchen
The interior has a LED light which gives you clear visibility of your food during cooking.
- Top Best Product Review
The heating element at the top aided with the convection fan in the rear replicates oven-like results to say the least. This microwave, I believe takes it away right here.
- Best Kitchen Buy
Unlike regular microwaves that turn off after operation, the warm hold function allows you to cook food and keep it at serving temperature.
- Bustle
The triple heat distribution system ensures even distribution of heat in the cavity and even cooking.
- Kitchen Favour
What experts didn't like
We think the microwave mode is underpowered as it took a few more minutes than we expected to heat food.
- Cookwared
Can be inaccurate with heating
- CompuKitchen
Needs some clearance besides already being quite heavily built.
- Best Kitchen Buy
The cavity is squarer than rectangular
- Kitchen Favour

From The Manufacturer

This Toshiba 1. 5 cu. Ft. 1000 watts microwave oven with its (black) stainless Steel finish and timeless look can match different kitchen styles. It features convection function with 4 auto bake menus & 4 Auto roast menus, sensor function with 13 auto menus, one touch popcorn button, easy defrosting by weight/time, microwave cooking with 10 power levels, warm hold function, express cook buttons for 1-6 mines and memory function. It is equipped with a bright LED cavity light, a glass turntable, energy saving eco mode, mute button, clock and kitchen timer. The bright LED digital display, easy-to-read control panel and easy-to grip door handle further improve the user experience. The stainless steel cavity is scratch and rust resistant and is also easy to clean. for further information please kindly refer to the user manual and cook book provided as a PDF document below the product description section.

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Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 5
Oster TSSTTVDGXL-SHP Digital Countertop Convection Oven
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Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 6
DeLonghi EO241250M Livenza Countertop Convection Oven
5. DeLonghi EO241250M Livenza Countertop Convection Oven
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 6
Calphalon 2106488 Cool Touch Countertop Convection Oven
6. Calphalon 2106488 Cool Touch Countertop Convection Oven
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 3
Cuisinart CMW-200 Convection Microwave Oven With Grill
7. Cuisinart CMW-200 Convection Microwave Oven With Grill
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 6
Aobosi 6-In-1 Multi-Function Countertop Convection Oven
8. Aobosi 6-In-1 Multi-Function Countertop Convection Oven
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 1
AUG Countertop Steam Convection Oven & Grill
9. AUG Countertop Steam Convection Oven & Grill
Overall Score: 6.7
Expert Reviews: 5

An Overview On Countertop Convection Ovens

Countertop convection ovens are unique little appliances. They are equipped with a fan and exhaust system that circulate the oven’s heated air around your food, allowing it to cook evenly and more rapidly. The exhaust system also draws moisture away from the food, so that it can get that crispy, browned texture that many food lovers desire.

If you don’t want to invest in a full-size traditional oven with a convection setting, you can go with a countertop convection oven instead. It’s more affordable and also able to fit in small apartments, condos and even RVs.

As you browse the available countertop convection models, look at the oven’s capacity to make sure it’s capable of cooking enough food for everyone in your household. A smaller model that can handle four slices of toast and a 10-inch pizza is a great choice for individuals and couples, while a model like the F.Blümlein Steam Countertop Convection Oven is a better choice for families. After all, it can handle nine slices of toast and an 18-pound turkey.

Check the number of presets and whether the oven is able to replace any of your other kitchen appliances. For example, the Cuisinart Countertop Convection Toaster Oven & Air Fryer has seven functions and eliminates the need for a separate air fryer. Other models are capable of taking over the job of a yogurt maker, toaster oven or bread maker.

You should also look to see what is included with the oven. The Oster Digital Countertop Convection Oven offers two oven racks, a baking pan and an integrated broiling rack, for example. Other models include an air fryer basket, drip tray, steam tray, cleaning sponge, insulated gloves and a recipe booklet.

Consider any added features that could make your new countertop convection oven more functional. There are models that are designed to be cool to the touch, which is important if you have young children in the home. Some ovens have touchscreens and LCD displays that are easy to use. The Toshiba Microwave & Countertop Convection Oven even doubles as a microwave, so you could reheat your coffee after baking a cinnamon roll.

DWYM Fun Fact

Did you know that convection ovens run 25 to 30 degrees hotter than traditional ovens when set to the same temperature? It’s true, and since many cookbooks are geared toward traditional ovens, you’ll need to adjust either your cooking time or the oven’s temperature when heating a dish in a convection oven. Here are a few more interesting facts about the convection oven:

  • It’s best not to use a baking pan with high sides in a convection oven, as the sides can prevent the air from flowing properly around the food.
  • You’ll want to make sure the food you’re cooking is spaced out on the baking racks. Again, you want the air to be able to flow around the food easily, and it won’t if your baking pan is overcrowded.
  • The U.S. Department of Energy reports that convection ovens use 20% less energy per month than traditional ovens. That could mean some nice savings on your power bill.

The Countertop Convection Oven Buying Guide

  • When your countertop convection oven arrives, you may want to give it a wipe down with a cleaning solution that contains either white distilled vinegar or fresh lemon juice.
  • Check to see if the interior racks and provided pans are dishwasher safe before you clean them. Many are not and must be washed by hand using a little dish soap and hot water.
  • While a great many foods can be prepared in a convection oven, there are few dishes you’ll need to reserve for your traditional oven. Quick breads, soufflés and custards are a few examples of foods that are best suited for a conventional oven.
  • You can use more than one rack in a convection oven. Since the air is designed to flow around the food, you don’t have to worry that a lower rack will cook faster than a higher rack or vice versa. They should both cook evenly.
  • Countertop convection ovens come in a variety of prices that are typically based on their size, the number of appliances the oven can replace and extra features that make the oven more convenient to use. A basic model, like the Oster Digital Countertop Convection Oven, is going to be very budget-friendly. If you’re looking for an oven that can perform additional functions, such as the Cuisinart Countertop Convection Toaster Oven & Air Fryer or the Toshiba Microwave & Countertop Convection Oven, you’ll need to pay a more moderate price. The F.Blümlein Steam Countertop Convection Oven comes with all the bells and whistles, which is why it is able to fetch a premium price.