Pros / Panasonic's toaster oven uses infrared heating, which cooks food quickly and evenly.
Cons / This toaster oven took the longest to preheat out of all the ovens in our review.
Verdict / Despite the lack of features and capacity, this toaster oven still effectively cooks and toasts food, and it's one of the most affordable options.
The Panasonic FlashXpress With 2X Infrared Heating Toaster Oven is an energy-efficient model, using only 1,300 watts when operating. The toaster oven has a temperature range of 250 to 500 degrees Fahrenheit; however, the temperature goes up by odd increments. When preheating this toaster oven, we found that the interior temperature did not match the oven's thermometer. We set the oven at 500 degrees before it ever reached 350 degrees inside.
This small toaster oven only fits four pieces of toast on its single rack. You cannot adjust the rack, since it features an automatic rack ejector that requires it to remain inside the unit. The toaster oven has several touchpads instead of a dial, which makes it easy to select which cooking function you want to use. It has various buttons for the timer, temperature and cooking functions.
This is a compact toaster oven that weighs less than 10 pounds. You can easily fit it on top of the counter or move it around. This isn't a convection toaster oven; rather, it uses double-infrared heating – quartz and ceramic – to cook food. The far infrared cooks the outside of the food, while the near infrared penetrates the food and cooks the inside. This toaster oven has a small display screen that shows the timer and the temperature when you are adjusting it.
This white toaster oven has an automatic shut-off feature. After the timer ends, the oven stops heating on its own. During our tests, we found that the temperature of the unit varied from what the thermometer read by almost 100 degrees. This made it difficult to determine how long to cook food, because it kept changing.
The oven becomes very hot to the touch when you use it. The exterior reached 250 degrees Fahrenheit in our tests, and the handle measured 107 degrees, so you need hand protection to open the oven. With only a 25-minute timer, the oven limits what kinds of food you can make. However, you can add minutes to the timer while the food is cooking.
This six-slice toaster oven comes with a baking pan, and it has six preset cooking functions: toast, waffle, roll, pizza, reheat and hash browns. This toaster oven does not have a nonstick interior, but it's still easy to clean by following the manual's instructions. This toaster oven comes with a one-year warranty, which is standard.
- Bread Slice Capacity
- Preheat Time
- Exterior Temperature
The Panasonic FlashXpress Toaster Oven NB-G110P lacks some features that the top-rated toaster ovens offer, but it thoroughly cooks food. While it struggles a little to reach the right temperatures, we were able to quickly determine how long to cook food with it.