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The best smart ovens of 2022: Amazon, June, Tovala and more

Everything is “smart” these days, from our doorbells to our televisions, so why not have a smart oven? Having a virtual kitchen assistant is a great idea that gives home cooks more options like a smart screen, recipes and more. There are even Bluetooth thermometers to monitor cooking times and appliances such as Samsung’s Family Hub smart refrigerator.

But just when we thought smart cooking had reached its peak, smart countertop ovens took off, and they’re way more exciting than a conventional oven. These microwave ovens perform dozens of tasks, including baking, baking, frying, dehydrating, and even proofing the dough.

Some work with voice assistants; others recognize food with AI cameras or scan frozen foods or frozen pizza packages from your local grocery store. Here are the excellent smart ovens we tested.

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The $299 Tovala Smart Oven is built around Tovala’s chef-prepared meal kits. These meal kits are expensive at $12 each. portion, but you can buy the oven without the meals and still get a lot out of them.

That’s because the Tovala Smart Oven can scan 750 different grocery items from your local store and use the steam, bake, grill and toast functions to prepare your dish during the cooking process. There is no voice assistant compatibility, but there is a Tovala app where you can control the oven, view recipes and more.

Amazon’s smart oven also scans food, but only a handful and most come from the Whole Foods warehouse. If you are interested in the Tovala table toaster oven, I recommend trying the meal kits because they are easy to prepare, delicious and interesting. The oven is often on sale or on other promotions for less than $299 MSRP, so if price is an obstacle, check Tovala’s website for deals.

Read our review of the Tovala smart oven.

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The June Oven in its second generation is the best oven we have tested for food recognition. There are many cooking options including fan-baking, slow cooking, toasting, roasting and more. The oven also offers on-screen recommendations on how to cook different foods and several handy accessories. Use it for air frying and dehydrating, or use it as a convection oven for baking and convection baking, or as a toaster oven for grilling.

The June oven works with Alexa for voice commands, and the June app lets you control the oven from anywhere and watch live video of your food as it cooks. A smart cooking function tracks the core temperature for the perfect cooking time.

You can buy the oven in a Standard package that includes a food thermometer, broiler, roasting pan, rack and crumb tray for $499 or in a Gourmet package for $699 that adds roasting pans. baking, air fryer basket, recipe subscription and extended warranty. (Note: This item is currently out of stock, but availability on Amazon tends to fluctuate.)

A third generation of the June oven can be pre-ordered. Along with improved hardware and software, this model offers a handful of updates from the 2nd generation model. Pricing starts at $599.

Read our June oven review.

Smart Oven comparison chart

Amazon smart oven June oven Tovala smart oven
Cost

$250

$499

299 USD

Dimensions (W x H x D)

21.8 inches x 13 inches x 21.4 inches

19.6 inches x 12.75 inches x 19 inches

18.5 inches x 11.75 inches x 12.32 inches

Voice assistant compatibility

Alexa

Alexa

None

Cooking methods

Microwave oven, hot air baking, automatic roasting, keep warm, air fry

Convection, Toast, Air Fry, Dehydrate, Slow Cook, Roast, Keep warm

Steam, grill, roast, bake

Accessories included

Tall and short grill grates, temperature sensor, air fryer

Thermometer, roasting plate, oven tray, grid, crumb tray

Oven glove, oven dish, oven rack, measuring cup

We’re only just getting started

This category has only been around for a few years and we have experienced strong growth. We tested a smart oven with a limited spread of Whirlpool WLabs. That Suvie food processor launched on Kickstarter and uses water to cool and cook your entire meal. Then there is Anova, which released a smart oven in 2021.

These ovens may be the best around, but they certainly won’t be the last. More and more companies are expressing interest in this category, so we will continue to test new models as they appear.

Originally published earlier and updated periodically as we review new products.

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