Countertop convection ovens are such a useful appliance to have in your kitchen. They can do almost all of the same type of work as a full-size oven, but they're quicker and use much less energy. If you're cooking a big meal, they are great for overflow dishes. And, they are perfect if you generally have a limited amount of space in your kitchen. They are fantastic for small spaces, such as apartments, RV’s and tiny homes.
If you are looking to purchase a convection oven, it may be worth considering one made by the brand KitchenAid. You have likely heard of this brand thanks to their very popular kitchen mixers. But, they do create other brilliant kitchen appliances too.
In this article, we present KitchenAid convection oven reviews for five different models. We have researched them all in detail and have included their specifications for you to browse. We hope this article will help you to find the best convection oven for you.
OUR TOP PICK
This is one of the most popular KitchenAid Convection Ovens. Its overall look is sleek and modern. It is mostly black, with some metal accents on the handle. The design is simple and is matte.
The full dimensions are 16.4 x 18.5 x 13 inches. It weighs 34.4 pounds. As it is fairly compact, it is great for smaller countertops. It has black knobs and a streamlined profile.
Although this is a fairly small convection oven, it does not compromise how much food you can cook. It will cook enough food to feed a small family.
In terms of capacity, you can cook two whole chickens that weigh 3.6 pounds at one time. You are not limited to what you can cook in this oven and you can make savory food and baked goods too.
There are 12 different cooking settings that you can choose between. These cooking presets include food such as meats and pizza.
You can also choose baking presets such as cookies. It even allows you to prove dough, which is great if you enjoy making bread!
The controls are easy to operate and everything is set out well. The KCO255BM has digital displays that show the time, temperature, and cooking time. It also gives you the option to cook from frozen.
The oven has a save time, which is a great feature. This allows you to cook food quicker if you are on a time limit.
It will allow you to cook foods such as chicken 20% faster than the regular cooking presets. This is possible thanks to the dual convection bake setting.
There is an interior light included so you can see how your food is cooking. In addition to this, the oven comes with a temperature probe so you can ensure your food is thoroughly cooked before consuming it.
It has a timer you can set up to 120 minutes and the surfaces are all non-stick to allow for easy cleaning. There is a crumb tray and broiler pan with grill rack included that can be removed to clean. This oven is reasonably priced.
The KitchenAid KCO275SS is not as modern in its design compared to the KCO255BM. But it is still sleek and contemporary.
It is all stainless steel and is more traditional in its design. If you want an easy to operate oven, this is a great option for you.
It is reasonably priced and weighs only 19.7 pounds. This is significantly less than the first model we discussed. Given this, it is easier to transport and put away if needed.
The dimension of this oven is 15 x 18 x 13.88 inches and it has a wattage of 1800. This model comes with a one-year warranty, which is hassle-free. This is great should anything go wrong.
Although this is a compact oven, you still have all of the features of a full-sized oven.
Here is everything that is included with this convection oven:
- 12-inch non-stick multipurpose pan,
- 12-inch broiling rack,
- Cooling rack
- Non-stick drip tray
The timer reaches 120 minutes, which is a useful function. The convection mode and even-heat technology allows food to cook thoroughly and evenly.
There are many functions you can carry out with this KitchenAid Oven, such as broiling, reheating, and defrosting. This oven is spacious and can comfortably cook a chicken, or even two twelve-inch pizzas!
There are 9 preset functions to help you cook easily, such as keep warm. What is great about this oven is that it has an Asado Roast function.
This allows you to sear meat at high temperatures and also adjust the temperature to roast meat to perfection.
The oven and trays included are all non-stick to help with easy cleanup. In addition to this, it has interior CeramaShield coating.
This coating helps to preserve the oven as it is scratch-resistant, non-stick, and PFOA free.
The KitchenAid KCO275OB is another more traditional looking convection oven. The model comes in one color, onyx black, with silver accents.
Its dimensions are 16.1 x 18 x 12.1 inches. It weighs 25.6 pounds in total. Given this, it is a little heavier than the KCO275SS model.
However, it is still compact overall.
It comes with the following:
- 12-inch non-stick multipurpose pan
- 12-inch broiling rack
- Cooling rack
- Non-stick drip tray
This is everything you will need to begin cooking right away. These are all easy to clean and the inside of the KitchenAid is non-stick to help with cleaning too.
The capacity is large and you can cook two 12 inch pizzas in this oven, similar to KitchenAid’s other models.
Choosing a countertop convection oven does not mean that you have to lose out on the functions that a standard oven has.
With the KCO275OB, there are nine different cooking presets you can choose between. They include reheat and Asado roast.
This model includes a 120-minute timer to help you keep track of your cooking. It is reasonably priced and is easy to use.
There is a knob to adjust the cooking presets and the timer is displayed digitally.
This convection oven looks a little different compared to the other KitchenAid models we have reviewed so far. This model is available in a royal blue color with metal accents on the oven door handle.
While it may not be to everyone’s tastes, we think the color is vibrant and would be a great addition to the right kitchen.
What is great about this model is that it has a glass door. This will allow you to keep a close eye on your food as it is cooking. This oven cooks food quickly and evenly and provides great results every time.
It is easy to clean thanks to its removable shelves and non-stick interior. It includes two cooking racks that can be removed and placed at different heights, depending on what you are cooking.
You can easily bake a cake, roast a turkey, or cook two pizzas in this oven. It does not limit what you can cook.
Its overall dimensions are 16.7 X 17.7 X 11.3 inches. It also can preheat for up to four hours before cooking. This is great if you are planning to bake or slow roast food.
This KitchenAid is great if you prefer a manual oven. It does not have a digital screen, but instead, it has four different knobs to control the temperature and other settings.
Overall it is reasonably priced and made from durable, good quality materials.
The final KitchenAid convection oven we will be reviewing is the KCO253Q2SS. This model is very similar to the KCO253QBU that we have discussed.
It comes in one color stainless steel. Given its simplistic look, it will fit in well in many kitchens and is easy to clean thanks to its non-stick properties.
There are four different cooking options to choose from. While there may not be as many presets, you are not limited to what you can cook.
You will just need to adjust your cooking times accordingly. You can still use this oven as you would a full-sized oven.
Again, this model has a glass oven door, so you can see your food as it is cooking. There are four different knobs to adjust things such as your cooking time and temperature.
There is no LED screen as there are with some other models.
This model has a non-stick interior. The racks can be removed to clean and are easily adjusted, based on the height of what you are cooking.
Its overall dimensions are 16.7 X 17.7 X 11.3 and it weighs only 20 pounds.
What is great about this model is that it will automatically switch itself off once it has finished cooking for safety and to conserve energy.
In terms of cost, this model is reasonably priced and its stay on feature is great for slow roasting food. Although it is compact it can still cook a good amount of food.
We hope that this article has helped you to find the perfect KitchenAid Convection Oven that best suits your needs.