Well, mini ovens are just fantastic, aren’t they? For such a small piece of kitchen equipment, they can be extremely versatile.
You might be looking for a mini oven to keep you going while your oven is waiting for a repair. Or you could be looking for an oven for a small home, houseboat or camper van. If so, these mini ovens could be perfect for you!
We have the best mini ovens with a hob on the market right now, plus how to choose the mini oven that will benefit you the most.
Best Mini Ovens with a Hob in the UK
1. Russell Hobbs 22780 Mini Kitchen Multi-Cooker with Hotplates
This Russell Hobbs mini oven is perfect for anyone that wants a mini oven to save on space but still wants their home to look stylish. This is arguably the most stylish mini oven in the world, and yet it has a lot of features to make cooking with it fun and easy too.
To start with, this mini oven has a fan-assisted oven, so it heats up nice and fast, and the temperature stays even throughout the whole cooking process. You have 1600 watts of power that you can use to defrost food quickly as well. Plus, the handy hob rings on the top (there are two) means that this mini oven packs a big punch in the cooking department and the style department.
- Really impressive oven
- Excellent hob rings that heat up fast
- 30-litre capacity provides lots of cooking space
- Cheapish build quality
2. Cooks Professional 34L Mini Oven & Hob
This powerful mini oven has two handy hot plates and a choice of four cooking functions. The temperature is adjustable between 100°C and 220°C, and the mini oven even has a timer and bell to let you know when the cooking has finished.
The Cooks Professional mini oven is compact and ideal for use in small spaces, but doesn’t compromise on its surprisingly high capacity and range of functions. The oven is even supplied with a wire rack, roasting tray and detachable handle to make removing food even safer.
Owners love just how easy this mini oven is to use, and the fact that the built-in timer reduces the risk of the appliance being accidentally left on, which makes it ideal for people with disabilities.
- Controls are easy to read and use
- Huge 34 litre capacity
- 1 year warranty
- Hot plate does not have a variable temperature
3. Netta 35L Electric Mini Oven with Double Hotplate
This Netta mini oven has a 35-litre capacity, which makes it one of the largest mini ovens on the market. It also has two hotplates. So, you have loads of cooking options with this mini oven.
You can also use the oven to bake, grill, roast and everything else you could possibly want to do.
What’s more, this Netta mini oven is nice and compact but looks really stylish too. Something that a lot of Netta owners love is that this model doesn’t compromise on the looks and the power that you have.
So, you can cook with this oven just as you would with a larger oven, and it will look nice and modern while you do too.
- Oven and hob work at the same time
- Compact and stylish
- Will cook a good meal for two
- Basic controls
4. Geepas 35L Mini Oven & Grill with Double Hotplate
This mini oven is another one that has a 35-litre capacity and two hotplates too. It has a max temperature of 230 degrees Celsius and you can, once again, cook a whole chicken in it. There is a nice temperature range on this mini oven, from 100 to 230 degree Celsius.
Plus, thanks to the compact size, you’ll be able to fit this mini oven into just about any space you have. Yet the cavity inside is plenty big enough to cook a meal for a couple.
This mini oven also features a double glass door, so there is hardly any loss of heat while cooking and baking. So, it is very energy efficient and heats up quickly too. The two hotplates also heat up relatively quickly.
If you are looking for a temporary oven while you wait for a replacement or even your everyday oven if you are a small household, this could be your perfect mini oven.
- Rotisserie feature works great
- Heats up fast
- Great space inside and compact yet stylish design
- Can’t use the hotplate and the oven at the same time (this is fairly typical with most mini ovens, though)
5. Tower T14044 Mini Oven with Dual Hot Plates
At 32 litres, this mini oven has a good capacity that can easily handle a whole chicken and meals big enough for a small family. This Tower mini oven has two hot plates, and the oven can be set at any temperature between 90 and 230°C.
The oven has four individual heating elements to promote even heat distribution, and the entire cooking process is controlled by four simple dials.
Overall, owners find that this Tower mini oven will do a good job of baking cakes, roasting meat and cooking vegetables, to name just a few. Despite the lack of a fan, the heat distribution is very good too.
- Perfect for occasional use for small meals
- Good value for money
- Oven is easy to use
- No indicator to let you know the oven has reached temperature
- Instruction manual is not very clear
What Is a Mini Oven?
You may have seen mini ovens before, they are often called toaster ovens, at least, that’s what our American friends call them. However, mini ovens are for a lot more than just toast.
A mini oven can do anything that a regular-sized oven can. Some people get a mini oven solely for baking in.
As the oven is nice and small, the heat distribution makes it amazing for baking. However, you can grill, roast and anything else you can do with a normal oven with these handy little things.
Of course, mini ovens are just perfect for the small home. You can roast a whole chicken in one of these ovens. Plus, a lot of mini ovens have hotplates on them too.
So, even though they are small in size, they could offer a couple or even a small family, all of the cooking power they need for a standard-sized meal.
How to Choose a Mini Oven
Choosing a mini oven can be tricky. Of course, some of us want the most features for our money.
Some of us have a gap that the oven must fit in. So, before you buy one of the mini ovens above, think about the size you need. Even measure the gap that the oven must fit in. If the sizing isn’t crucial, but you want a mini oven that has the biggest cavity possible, ensure you pay attention to the capacity amount which is usually measured in litres.
If you want a mini oven just for baking, look for one with the best temperature control settings and one that has a timer, you don’t want to be burning your cakes!
If you are looking for a mini oven for a caravan, check that your caravan can power the oven you like the look of. Of course, most mini ovens have a similar power range, but it is better to be safe than sorry.
Finding the perfect mini oven for your needs is all about making a list of things you want your new mini oven with a hob to have and then finding the oven that ticks all of these boxes. Hopefully, one of the mini ovens above will tick all these boxes and more.
Is a Mini Oven Cheaper to Run?
Overall, mini ovens are much cheaper to run than standard full-size ovens are. On average, a full-size electric oven costs around 14p per hour to run, and by comparison, a mini oven can cost as little as 3p per hour to run.
It is also worth noting that mini ovens heat up considerably quicker than standard electric ovens, which not only means you won’t be waiting around for the oven to heat up, but it also saves money on your electricity bill too.
We hope this look at mini ovens has been helpful. If we had to pick just one to recommend it would be the Russell Hobbs 2278. It's highly rated by users thanks to the powerful fan-assisted oven and stylish design.
For more things oven-related, take a look around our website. We have everything you need to choose an oven, maintain it and cook with it on here.
Scott is a writer and a passionate home chef. His passion for cooking began when he was 10 years old. Scott has been writing professionally for over five years now and loves to combine his passion for cooking with his day job.