Best Turbo Oven Reviews – Buyer’s Guide

I know for a fact that if you are on here right now, you are most likely in search of a new oven. One that will make your food moist on the inside and crisp on the outside.

Also, you are looking for a way to reduce the use of oil in your meals.

turbo oven

The benefit of turbo oven is that it will even cook your food faster than the regular oven.

Thanks to one of my best friends who introduced me to this gadget that I’ve used for over five months now. I can tell you for a fact that you all need this item because the benefits are massive.

But before you go into buying it lets get to understand it better.

What Is Turbo Oven?

turbo oven

Did you know that turbo ovens have been around since the 70’s? They were first manufactured by a Japanese company whose focus was on household appliances.

In the 21st century, I realize that they are more popular than they were back then.

In simple terms, turbo ovens are countertop convection ovens. This is to mean that they use a fan to circulate the heated air over the food. The reason why they are popular is that they cook food faster than conventional ovens.

They even cook food at a lower temperature thereby regulating the amount of energy you use. Turbo oven has between 3-6 parts depending on the type you buy.

Glass bowl: almost all turbo ovens have a glass bowl and it’s actually the oven itself.

The fan: it then has a lid where the fan is situated. The lid also has the heating element. On top of the lid, you have either the manual or digital control.

The base plate: sometimes the oven will have the base plate and, in this case, the oven bowl will fit into the plate.

Wire rack: you will find the wire rack placed in the bowl then the lid placed on top. You may find other models having an expansion rind placed before the lid. This ring helps you when you wish to cook larger items like a whole chicken or turkey.

How to Use the Oven


This is another one of the simplest ovens to use. You only must place the food that you need to cook on the rack that is in the bowl. Next, like any other regular oven, lock the door, set the temperature and timer then start cooking.

You might have ovens with two racks and that makes it easy to cook all your food at once. However, in such cases, you want to place the meats on the first rack and the potatoes and veggies on the following rack.

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Always use the same temperatures you normally use with your conventional ovens. However, for the cooking time, set it to a time that is half the normal time you often cook your food.

The only difference is that when cooking frozen food, the time will most likely be the same as when you are cooking with a regular oven.

use turbo oven to cook chicken

What Is Best Cooked in the Turbo Oven?

You can cook almost every meal in the oven that you usually cook in the conventional oven. Moreover, if you have the expansion ring then you can cook even large poultry pieces in.

You will easily steam your veggies and bake the cakes in the oven as well.

best turbo oven

Nevertheless, the oven can’t cook a few things as you will see below.

Heating the liquid in a glass container. Unfortunately, the glass will get hot but not the content in your glass.

Casseroles also can’t cook as perfectly as you would wish if you won’t stir the food.

The Turbo Ovens

1. Nuwave Pro Digital-Controlled Infrared Tabletop Oven

Nuwave 20326 Pro Digital-Controlled Infrared Tabletop Oven, Black

This is one of the major brands when it comes to convection ovens. Since it has an extension ring it will cook almost anything you want including the 16pounds of turkey. The item blends three methods of cooking which includes convention, conduction and infrared cooking.

It comes with a digital timer and thermostats which means even a beginner can comfortably set and control the item. The oven gives your food some natural taste because it seals the flavors and nutrients to enhance its flavors.

You don’t have to add extra oil because it will use the circulating air to cook. Since it’s small and lightweight it’s rather portable and ideal for use in dormitories and RVs among other stations. The infrared rays are safe for human use.

Actually, it’s the same as the rays your human body generates. It has a nonstick pan liner that you can use as a serving tray. The dome holder will keep your power within reach. Moreover, you save more energy with this oven. In the real sense, it saves up to 85% of energy.

It further has most parts being dishwasher safe, therefore, easing the cleaning process. You have other ideal functions like delay and warm preset. It will further cook 50% faster than your regular oven.

2. BlackNuWave 20631 OSFA Black

NuWave 20631 OSFA, Black

Being one of your lowest priced ovens, it’s also one of the best sellers. We all know that this oven although just gaining popularity is proving that cooking technology is evolving to embrace better methods. Coming in the shape of a lamp this is the oven you need.

Nuwave ovens have embraced digital control system something that other ovens are yet to embrace. Its glass dome works to release excess steam thus your food is cooks perfectly.

The oven design allows you to cook your food directly as opposed to preheating it first. Remember, if you pre-heat the oven you might just overcook your food. What’s more, you won’t have to deal with smoke or heat as you do with the conventional oven.

It, like other Nuwave turbo oven equipment, has features like keep warm and delay functions. This is something the regular oven lacks. It’s further versatile and you can use it at home but also in the domes.

3. Oyama Turbo Convection Oven

Oyama TRO-110C Turbo Convection Oven, 12 L, White

This cooking technology is winning souls around the globe majorly because they are eco-friendly. The Oyama turbo oven is versatile for use since you can bake, grill, roast and steam your food. The item is easy to clean yet attractive to any kitchen.

It comes with two racks which means that you can cook even large pieces of meat in it. It further saves energy since you will cook up to two kinds of food at a go. Blending the meats and veggies in the oven will make it also blend the flavors.

This heating method will air fry your fries and other foodstuffs thereby delivering some crispy and healthy food pieces. This is a six-piece item that is durable if taken care of.

It assumes the shape of a kettle on top of a bowl and it will cook within a short time. Unfortunately, you have to constantly clean the oven if you will avoid grease. If possible clean it every time you cook your food.

4. Rosewill Infrared Halogen Convection Oven

Rosewill R-HCO-15001 Infrared Halogen Convection Oven with Stainless Steel Extender Ring, 12.6-18 Quart, Healthy Low Fat Cooking

In recent years, most cooking gadgets have been invented but the types that you will find in most kitchen are the ones which offer versatile use. This item will do everything that your regular convention oven can do.

To make it even more ideal is the fact that it will cook fast and better with even lesser power consumption. The item has only two dial halogen technology which means even a beginner will easily use it.

It cooks almost as fast as a microwave but it will retain the flavors and deliver some rich meals. The item has two racks for more cooking. It also carries along tongs for ease in the food service.

The item allows for easy hot air circulation thereby quicker cooking. Its extended ring gives you room for more cooking capacity. Working as an air fryer, the oven cooks faster but with little oil thereby delivering some delicious meals with health benefits.

5. NuWave Pro Plus Oven

NuWave Pro Plus Oven

The Nuwave pro oven is the exact oven you need especially if you have a small kitchen. With this gadget, you forget about smoke when cooking. Everyone likes a clean ambience in the kitchen and that is what you get with this tool.

It cooks using 3 methods the convection, conduction and infrared technology. With this item, you have clean and well-cooked food that is also tasty and nutritious. It has the polycarbonate dome with a black base and digital panel. It even has the porcelain enamel lining.

The oven can cook up to 10 hrs. at a time. You will barbecue, roast, grill, air fry, and bake even 10 pounds of poultry. It has a digital temperature control panel which for easy temperature adjusting.

Its temperature settings range between 100 and 350 degrees. It even has other extra features like reheat, keep warm and delay. This item will cook your food 70% faster and with lesser energy than your normal conventional oven.

6. NutriChef Air Fryer, Infrared Convection Oven

Nutrichef PKAIRFR48.5 Air Fryer, Infrared Convection, Halogen Oven Countertop, Cooking Stainless Steel, 13 Quart 1200W, Prepare Quick Healthy Meals, for French Fries & Chips, ((White)

If you have this item then you will know why it appears in the list of the best turbo ovens. It combines the halogen, infrared and conventional technology to prepare your food. With these three methods, it gives you quality food.

It has a large capacity that will cook enough food to cater for your medium sized family. This makes it ideal for use in the restaurant. It has gone through tests that prove that it will deliver not only delicious meals but also healthy ones.

Its air frying compartment is way better than the traditional air fryer. In fact, you use very little oil making it better than the deep fryer. It uses the rapid air circulation method to in cooking your chicken, steaks and other meals.

It’s cooking bowl is thankfully stain resistant which makes it easy to clean. You can even clean it in a dishwasher. The glass tempered bowl allows you to literary observe as the food is cooking. This makes it easy to know whether your food is burning.

7. Turbo Pot FreshAir Stainless Steel 3.5 Qt. Casserole Pot/Dutch Oven

Turbo Pot FreshAir Stainless Steel 3.5 Qt. Dutch Oven Casserole Pot

This gadget comes along to make the cooking process faster and easy. The whole process is revolutionized and today how you cook your seafood, pasta and other dishes is quite different. This gadget will consume 40% less energy than your regular ovens.

The reason to reduce the energy used is to ultimately reduce the bills. In the end, you have a system that even keeps your environment clean. You don’t have the emission of the suffocating carbon dioxide. Your air indoor will remain safe to breathe.

It comfortably cooks a wide range of foodstuffs which include making soups and sauces as well as cooking your potatoes and beans. The pot is made using the grade 304 stainless steel. This makes it more durable.

This pot heats up faster and evenly, therefore, reducing the time it takes you to cook the food.

8. Aroma Housewares Aeromatic Convection Oven

Aroma Housewares  AST-900E Aeromatic Convection Oven

This turbo oven gives you the opportunity to cook a one-pot meal. therefore, you don’t have to wait for one meal to cook after another. This reduces the utensils you would have to wash. So, you have no excuse to cooking on a weeknight.

You can bake, steam, fry, roast, toast or grill among other cooking methods. The temperature within which you can cook ranges between 200-400 degrees. You obviously know that this allows you to cook a wide range of foodstuff.

The aroma turbo oven has three removable racks that will give you space to cook even larger meals. You can also cook up to 3 types of food items at a time. The fry basket works well for the air frying reasons.

Buying this item will make the time you spend in the kitchen your time. You can further earn flavorful meals without you having to add more fats which would make it unhealthy. The cooker cooks 50% faster.

9. TO-2000 Turbo Convection Oven 12Qt

TO-2000 Turbo Convection Oven 12Qt.

The tayama brand is a popular brand for producing all the best products. They bring to you a convection oven for multipurpose use. You can roast, bake or grill steam or even fry.

Unlike the traditional methods that you have to take hours to cook in the oven, here you cook 3 to 5 times faster. I like that although it cooks your food fast it still gets fully cooked. You will earn not only delicious but also healthy, flavorful and tender food.

The fan on the lid circulates the heated air over your food surface to cook them evenly. The glass tempered body allows you to monitor the food as it’s cooking. You have up to three racks for you to easily cook two kinds of food at a go.

Its two knobs make it easy to adjust the temperature. Therefore, we can always cook our food at just the right temperature. While it doesn’t occupy too much space, it looks good on your counter.

10. Excelvan 12 Quart Halogen Tabletop Countertop Convection Oven

Excelvan 12 Quart 1200W Halogen Tabletop Countertop Convection Cooking Toaster Oven,Matt Black

This 12-quart halogen oven gives you sufficient space to cook all your meals. You can use it for baking, roasting, frying, broiling and steaming. With its glass body, you are able to monitor the food cooking and cleaning it is further a breeze.

While you may use it in the kitchen counter, it’s ideal for all those outdoor activities but more specifically for the dorm rooms and the recreational vehicle. For safety, it comes with a detachable power lead plug.

You can easily remove the lid to clean it. The most important thing is that the oven retains your food flavor, therefore, making it delicious and it does. It will cook 3 times faster than your regular conventional oven.

It has 2 racks which allow you to cook two kinds of food at a go. This oven is quite convenient. It has removable parts that are dishwasher safe. If you have an average family of 3-5 this is your oven to enjoy.

11. Hometech 12 Quart Halogen Infrared Tabletop Convection Toaster Oven

Hometech HT-A11 12 Quart 1200W Halogen Infrared Tabletop Convection Countertop Cooking Toaster Oven with 5 Quart Extender Ring(to 17 Quart),Lid Holder, Frying Pan, Tongs, Dual Rack,Matt Black

It’s always fun to buy a new kitchen gadget that you may use not for one purpose but multiple. Hometech halogen oven is that tool which you may use for baking, roasting, boiling, steaming and frying your food.

The gadget is user-friendly and will work easily for even those who have no experience with the turbo ovens. It combines the halogen, infrared and conventional technology to deliver you nicely cooked meals.

With its 12 quarts, it will cater for an average family. Its 5qt extender ring makes it easy for you to cook the larger meals. This oven will retain your food flavor and texture. What’s more, it cooks faster than the regular oven.

Besides your house doesn’t heat up as its cooking. Its even heat distribution is responsible for the great meals you receive whenever you use it.

12. Mainstays Turbo Convection Oven 12.5 Quart

Mainstays 201519 Turbo Convection Oven, 12.5 Quart

Another turbo oven that cooks 30% faster than your regular oven. The oven features a sturdy construction that can stand high heat cooking. It offers you the aesthetic value with its black edges blending with the glass bowl.

Like other turbo ovens, the item is versatile. It will cook your frozen food without you having to thaw the food first. With its large capacity, you may recreate the meals for your friends during the holiday.

Forget about the massive cleaning you used to have to do, here, you use only one gadget. In disassembling the parts, you can easily clean it in the dishwasher.

13. Ambiano Turbo Convection Oven

Ambiano Turbo Convection Oven 51359

It’s the nature of almost all turbo convection ovens to be at least 30% fast. With its 12.5qt capacity, you get to comfortably cook any meal for an average family. If you wish to cook even larger meals, you may use the extender rings that the oven carries along.

It has the time and temperature knobs which gives you the control on the cooking process. It further has a safety lock handle to keep both you and the food safe as its cooking. The glass bowl is dishwasher safe.

14. The Sharper Image Super Wave Oven

The Sharper Image 8217 Super Wave Oven Halogen, Infrared & Convection Tech 1300watt 16 Quart

Last on the list is the 16-quart sharper which lets you cook for a larger family. In this gadget, you can also cook large pieces of meats. Like all the above it will grill, roast, bake steam and even air-fry among other cooking methods.

It will cook your food 3 times faster than your regular oven. For your frozen food, you don’t have to thaw your frozen food fast, go ahead and begin cooking. It has a 60 minutes timer and an adjustable temperature knob.

With its two stainless steel racks, you may cook even two different food types at a go. This versatile cooker combines the infrared, halogen and convection technology to give you one of the best-infrared ovens.

I like that it cooks with less energy and when it’s in your kitchen it adds to the aesthetic appeal. This oven will further directly heat your food thereby adding a browning aspect to the food. You will have perfectly cooked food both on the inside and outside.

Why Do I Need the Turbo Oven?

  • It’s fast thereby saving

Since it uses the convection cooking method, the oven works faster than does the conventional oven. In fact, this oven will work 50% fast. In addition, it will use a lower heat to cook thus saving on the energy cost.

  • The meals are healthy and delicious

Unlike the regular style of cooking where you need to rub the oil or butter on the roasts to achieve a tender interior texture and crisp exterior, here you don’t have to. The air that is circulating during the cooking naturally makes the exterior crisp by searing it. It also attains a brown color.

The meats and other foodstuffs are delicious and unparalleled because the cooking method locks in the juices and thereby preserves the juices as well as flavor. For the perfect results, let the fat drop from your meats to the baking sheet under thereby you eat a fat-free meal.

  • It’s a great tool during summer

You all know how summer days can be. I like it that the turbo oven doesn’t heat your kitchen or home while it’s cooking. This makes it ideal for summer days when the last thing you want is to heat your home.

  • You may use it to reheat your food

Although it’s not as first as a microwave, it’s still faster than the regular oven. Have you ever reheated your left-over pizza in the microwave? It just doesn’t work because it softens or sometimes dries the whole thing.

For the turbo oven, reheating your pizza will take a couple of minutes but your pizza will be soft on the inside and nicely crusty on the outside.

If you notice the difference when you reheat your meat on the microwave then you might want to use the turbo oven instead since it keeps your meat tender and tasty.

  • It’s easy to clean

Since the oven itself is the glass bowl, it’s easy to clean it. You only need to wash it in the sink with warm soapy water after removing the parts. Remember you don’t want to place the lid in water even if it has sticky stains.

Just use a soapy sponge to clean the entire surface. Meanwhile, be watchful when you are cleaning the areas where the fan is because it’s the powerhouse.

There are models that have the self-cleaning method. Here, you should fill water to the stated mark, place the lid back and set the equipment to the washing button. The process should take no more than 10 minutes.

  • The item is versatile

Apart from baking, you may use the oven to steam, broil, grill, fry, roast and even thaw your frozen food.

  • It’s easy to use

You don’t need any unique technical know-how all you have to do is throw all your ingredients in the foil or baking pan then place on the wire rack. Next just set the timer and temperature you desire and start it. You can go about your business and come back to a fully cooked meal.

  • Space saving

They are often smaller than the regular conventional oven. This means that even if you have a small kitchen, the oven will fit and you will have an even better meal. What’s more, it’s a portable gadget therefore even on your outdoor activity you can enjoy your favorites.

  • No health hazards

This oven doesn’t use the same heating method that the conventional and microwave ovens use. It cooks your food gently and thoroughly therefore; the food is evenly cooked. This means that you get rid of all bacteria and you eat your food at the right temperatures.

Moreover, it doesn’t use the radiant method of cooking that the other two do. Forget about the cold spots that the microwave gives you.

  • Your kitchen is clean and fresh

There’s nothing so pleasing than having a kitchen so clean and fresh even after using an oven and that is what the turbo oven gives you.

Infrared Oven Vs Conventional Oven

In recent years, most people who love cooking have discovered that there are various options to conventional cooking. The common one is the convection cooking method.

The infrared ovens are popular today because it consumes less power and cooks faster. Below are the clear differences between the two.

  • Energy consumption

We live in an era where we are more concerned about the environment. This means that people are concerned about the energy they use in a day.

On the other hand, the fuel prices have been rapidly rising, this has led to people sorting for alternative options to reduce fuel consumption.

Consider that the convection ovens are larger than the convection ones (infrared ovens). They are also designed to consume more energy. This is why most people are using the infrared ovens since it uses lesser energy than conventional ones.

  • They save on space

Unfortunately, with the increase in life demands people are opting for smaller houses preferably shared apartments. In apartments, it’s rare to find a house with a large kitchen. The infrared oven helps you save on space.

They are further portable so you can move them from one point to another within the kitchen or even use them on the dining table.

  • The cooking time

It takes a shorter time to cook the same meal in an infrared oven than it does in the conventional oven. you know the value of time today and that means you can use the time you would have used in the kitchen for other roles.

  • Maintenance

Conventional ovens are larger and they contain many parts which mean that the maintenance cost is higher on the convention oven than it is on the infrared one. It’s further cheap to replace the infrared oven if it’s spoilt.

I like that the infrared oven even operates silently. This gives a quiet environment in the house.

  • Cleanliness

The infrared oven doesn’t release smoke as its cooking. This means that the house isn’t heated up as you are cooking. You also breathe the fresh air in the kitchen even when you are using the oven. Contrary to the conventional oven which heats your house and may produce smoke.

Your infrared oven is further dish washable which saves you time on cleaning the oven. The conventional oven is further large with different parts which means that the cleaning takes more time.

Wrapping Up

Clearly, the infrared is the best option especially if you will only cook a small amount of food at a time. Since we are concerned about energy a time is coming when the only oven you will have is the infrared ones.

From the list, not only is the NuWave 20631 OSFA Black among the cheapest turbo ovens in the market but its also effective. It even uses the digital control method to operate it.

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