Avantco CO-16 Half Size Countertop Convection Oven, 1.5 Cu. Ft. - 120V, 1600W

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Item #: 177CO16

  • 1/2 size interior holds up to (4) 1/2 size sheet pans on included wire shelves or using guides
  • Fully adjustable heat settings from 150-500°F to cook a variety of dishes and foods
  • Cool-touch dual pane glass door keeps the heat inside while checking on the cooking progress
  • Heavy-duty stainless steel construction for easy cleaning
  • Ideal for light-duty use; 120V, 1600W, 1.5 cu. ft.

If you need more cooking flexibility with limited space requirements, the Avantco CO-16 half size convection oven is a great way to make pizzas, baked goods, snacks, warm sandwiches and more right on your countertop. This 1.5 cu. ft. oven boasts 1600 watts of heating power and forced-air heat circulation for even cooking, and can hold up to four, 1/2 size sheet pans at one time. Four chrome wire shelves are included so you can begin baking right away! Plus, cooking temperature can be adjusted up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit, and a built-in 120 minute timer lets you know when food is cooked to perfection.

This oven's interior and exterior are fully constructed of heavy duty stainless steel, and the cool-touch dual pane glass door window keeps heat in while preventing operator burns on the exterior side. A vent with guard is located at the rear of the unit for even heat and air distribution. The Avantco CO-16 requires a 120V electrical connection for operation.

Exterior Dimensions:
Width: 23"
Depth: 22 1/2"
Height: 16 1/2"

Interior Dimensions:
Width: 18 1/2"
Depth: 14 1/2"
Height: 9 3/4"

Customer Reviews

We use this item daily to make all kinds of baked treats. It heats up quick, has a ton of cooking space and is sold at a awesome price. Cleaning is easy!

Shawn Bradley from Creamland Food & Ice Cream LLC
Posted on 9/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

This little oven works like a dream and keeps up with the demand for pastries and treats on my coffee truck. I wish the front face came off easily for cleaning, but that's about my only complaint.

Kate Hutchens from Sunflower Espresso LLC
Posted on 9/4/2018 12:00:00 AM

Solid built over-the -counter oven, works as described. This convection oven preheats quickly. It bakes faster and it holds at high temperatures.. This is one of the better convection ovens I bought , I've only had the oven for a few months, so it's too early to comment on the durability but so far it does the job in my small cafe

David Perez Jaimes from Rosita's Cafeteria
Posted on 9/3/2018 12:00:00 AM

We took a full size stove/oven out of a kitchen where we really only needed the oven function, and we now use this countertop unit. It works great for keeping pans warm and also does a great job of cooking multiple pans at once. It's well sealed and sturdy. The top does get warm, so we wouldn't recommend planning to have the top for stacking anything.

Caroline Compton from Jefferson Country Store
Posted on 9/26/2019 12:00:00 AM

This countertop model has been excellent for our needs. Heats very quickly and holds a consistent temp. Perfect size for remaining out on a countertop without being obtrusive

Russell Beck from 1915 Wine Cellar
Posted on 9/19/2019 12:00:00 AM

As soon as I got the oven I tried it and it works very well, I recommend turning the product in the middle of the cooking time as it burns on one side more than the other. I would have given 5 stars if the fan was a little faster.

Posted on 9/15/2017 12:00:00 AM

Very nice product. i recommend it. It handles well heavy duty tasks, keeps the temperature and the size is good for the place I have (40 seats). Easy to clean as well

Fabio Perricelli from
Posted on 9/11/2018 12:00:00 AM

This was great, but make sure you have the correct outlet or plan on having some electrical work done. I love the height between racks.

Alanna Dennis from Alanna
Posted on 8/5/2019 12:00:00 AM

We use this great little oven to hot-hold some of our restaurants menu items. It holds a consistent temperature, heats up quickly and has held up well so far.

Molly Maciejewski CO Madison Sourdough Co from
Posted on 8/31/2017 12:00:00 AM

Good product worked perfect.

Wilmer Bonilla from
Posted on 8/29/2023 12:00:00 AM

Heats up quick, does its job properly, looks nice, and is inexpensive. It's a great buy, and highly recommended. Only thing I wish...the timer was louder. You can barely hear it standing next to it!

John M Kallenberger from Roll On In
Posted on 8/29/2017 12:00:00 AM

This counter top oven is making some killer treats for us at Red Light Roastery that compliment our coffee drinks oh so well! Clafoutis. Savory muffins. So many!

Adam Moore from Red Light Roastery
Posted on 8/12/2016 12:00:00 AM

This is a good product. It truly a convection oven, it heats up fast, and cook fast. I have used used this product in my restaurant. I have cook seafood mac & cheese, tandoori chicken, crab stuffed flounder, Cooks in 10 minutes.

Tushar Patel from Sapid Foods
Posted on 7/7/2019 12:00:00 AM

The small size works well to place on our countertop in the kitchen of our coffee shop. We were able to take out the wire racks and slide the quarter-size baking sheets (https://www.webstaurantstore.com/bakers-mark-quarter-size-19-gauge-wire-in-rim-aluminum-bun-sheet-pan/407BUNQRTR.html) directly into the oven. We use it to bake scones and it has worked pretty well. When following the baking directions on the box of scones for baking with a convection oven, they were undercooked. This could be to poor cooking directions from the scones too. we were able to adjust the cooking times and they now turn out great.

Kathy Hart from Common Ground Coffeehouse
Posted on 7/5/2017 12:00:00 AM

Not bad considering the price, although its ready to be replaced after 13 months and I wont be getting another one. To be fair, it is used for toasting sandwiches all day in a busy deli. The fan is far slower than I was expecting and the door seal hasn't stayed in place since it arrived. While it is still working, the door springs are worn out and wont keep the door closed. For home use you should be happy but anything involving commercial food service, keep looking.

Thomas Notarpole from
Posted on 7/30/2020 12:00:00 AM

This is a great over! Had to adjust the door gasket but still worked well. Very happy with the purchase and the customer service from WR.

Tracie Mosley Young from Mimi's Cookies N' Creamery
Posted on 7/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

I searched for months to find an affordable but heavy duty half-size convection oven. The home models were too flimsy or small, and most commercial models were way out of my price range. The Advantco was exactly what I was looking for. It runs on normal household current, but is still plenty powerful. It is all stainless construction and comes with four baking racks. The oven fan is quite powerful. You really need to be careful about opening it while it’s running, because you will be blasted with hot air. I did notice, as other reviewers have commented, that it has a hot spot, and you really should rotate the food half way through the cooking process. One unusual design is where the heating element is located. I would have expected the element to be at the top and/or bottom of the oven, but it coils around the convection fan in the rear. My single biggest complaint is that it has no oven light. I have to keep a portable clip on light handy to hook onto the oven handle in order to clearly see inside while the food is cooking. I sure wish Advantco would consider putting in an oven light – it would make this countertop convection oven near-perfect. Cleaning involves taking off the for screws that old the housing around the fan and two screws on the sides that old the chrome rails that the baking racks fit into. Then you have complete access to the interior. I’ve done one thorough cleaning since I owned it, and it came out looking like it was brand new.

Robert J. Coscarelli from
Posted on 7/23/2018 12:00:00 AM

Heating not consistent, we are having trouble getting our baked goods to cook evenly with this oven. Have adjusted temp, spacing, turning and cannot seem to make it work for us. Small coffee shop that offers baked goodies so oven is crucial, sadly would not recommend if baking evenly is a priority.

Leah Michaelis from
Posted on 7/22/2021 12:00:00 AM

This is a nice little oven. This oven is not use very often, as it is a back up oven, but this oven is a full-size convection oven that does not take up too much room and fits nice, and conveniently on a stainless steel stand.

Posted on 7/20/2023 12:00:00 AM

This is our 2nd oven from avantco and we found the best price here on webstaurant, suit for many many baking needs and build quality is amazing for the price point! Delivery was easy so 5 start all the way!

Ben Zheng from Sweettoothbakeshop
Posted on 7/14/2022 12:00:00 AM

Good professional quality as expected. Always great service and products from these guys. I can always rely on the great shipping options and friendly customer service.

R Mateus from
Posted on 7/10/2020 12:00:00 AM

We are a small coffee shop and this oven is the perfect size for our space! It had great reviews and was extremely affordable. We are extremely happy with it so far!

Summer Hinton from Kava Coffee Exchange
Posted on 7/10/2019 12:00:00 AM

Amazingly consistent! We use this oven all the time in our kitchen. The back top corners get a little hotter than the rest of the unit, so depending on what you put in there you might have to rotate your trays at some point. Once we figured out a system it's been a gem to use.

Ryan Strandjord from Plantology LLC
Posted on 6/7/2021 12:00:00 AM

Perfect for my hotdog shop. Easy to operate, easy to clean. I love tbis product I would definitely order this oven again. Cooks very easily.

Tajuana Henderson from BEA's Snack Shop
Posted on 6/6/2019 12:00:00 AM

As far as the functionality of the oven, it does everything it should and does it pretty well. It's slightly uneven and has some "hot spots" but for an affordable oven, I think you have to expect this. I am overall really happy with the oven. Works great for warming up our pastries and baking cookies. The one thing is it did just stop working completely one day. I contacted Webstaurant directly, with in just a few short minutes, I got a response back from Webstaurant saying they had heard back from the manufacture and are either sending me a brand new one or giving me credit to purchase a different product. I have to say, I was going to give this unit a much lower rating but because of the incredible customer service, I am giving it a 4 star rating. Hope this review helps!

Jacob Archer from 5 Stones Coffee Co
Posted on 6/3/2016 12:00:00 AM

Perfect size for our small diner. It can fit a 12" pizza which is ideal for what we need. We also use it for stromboli and toasted sandwiches. It seems to be sturdy and well built.

Sue Nix from Depot Diner
Posted on 6/29/2019 12:00:00 AM

I haven't used this oven enough to have mastered the art of convection yet, but I am definitely liking it! Seems that there is a sweet spot to find in just how much to lower the temperature and/or adjust the baking time. But it's certainly not rocket science, and practice makes perfect. Great little oven!

Lisa Pomeroy from Mallows & Madness, LLC
Posted on 6/28/2017 12:00:00 AM

Mailee Sae Yang from
Posted on 6/25/2023 12:00:00 AM

Nice convection oven!! Had about a month and no complaints! Cooks evenly and fast. Great for those that need a countertop convection oven with limited space

Marty Seagraves from A Dip Into Paradise
Posted on 6/25/2017 12:00:00 AM

This is a great priced product. Heats up quickly and cooks quicker than a standard residential oven. I can fit more product in at one time. I had noticed that the seal that suppose to press on the glass wasn't making contact in some spots, so some heat loss is happening and hard to tell if it is holding temperature. Maybe the seal will seal itself after I use the product a while.

Paul Fera from
Posted on 6/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

This oven is great. We bake all of our pastries at our coffee shop: scones, loaves, muffins, cookies, brownies, all kinds of baked goods. We also use it to cook off chicken and bacon for our salads. The items are best rotated, like most convection ovens, to prevent browner spots or lopsided muffins from the fan blowing, but with a turn or two mid bake the items come out lovely! I don’t always use a timer, but with the recipes I’ve used with times on them it is fairly accurate for completion on a cook/bake.

Trae Pearson from KISS Coffee
Posted on 6/22/2020 12:00:00 AM

The feet are the first things to fall off. It’s kind of eecpected. We move this around quite a bit so I like how it is lightweight enough. Any larger and we wouldn’t be able to move it. It’s decent, although I would bake in here. Mostly we use it to reheat or toast.

Valerie Luu from
Posted on 6/21/2018 12:00:00 AM

This is the most amazing countertop oven I've ever purchased. It is definitely commercial. It bakes much faster than my regular household oven which I have in my business. It Cooks like the big $5,000 commercial ovens but is more compact I personally can fit 12 leg quarters in it at one time and they come out lovely. A must have for an economic chef

Posted on 6/19/2017 12:00:00 AM

This is a high quality convection oven. It works really well. I am very happy with this purchase. The timer is very helpful addition to this oven.

Melanie Murray from
Posted on 6/17/2020 12:00:00 AM

it is perfect fit my bakery store and works well so far, highly recommends to other people who want to buy it. great quality and design.

Trunglong from Bubble Waffle & Tea
Posted on 6/15/2018 12:00:00 AM

We have been using this oven for two months now, mostly for melts in a high volume establishment. The door got a bit squeaky, but no big deal. So far so good, hope it holds up to our usage in the long run.

Francesca Fericano from
Posted on 6/12/2018 12:00:00 AM

It is easy to clean and it does not take up to much space. It heats up fast so I don't have to wait long getting customers there food quicker! We love it.

Thuy from Clark Gas Station
Posted on 6/10/2018 12:00:00 AM

This little guy has been an absolute legend. We turn him on in the morning for pastries and then again for lunch time hot foods. Quick to heat up, never been a problem in the nine months we've been running. For the price, you really cant go wrong. And we work him pretty hard!. We do have to rotate trays mid way through baking to get the best result which is not that unusual for most ovens.

Jodie Fairclough from
Posted on 6/1/2023 12:00:00 AM

Delia Pido from
Posted on 6/1/2023 12:00:00 AM

This convection oven works wonders! I use to be a food demonstratior and we mostly used convection ovens to prepare samples food items. This made me want a convection oven for my home. This oven cooks food quick and evenly through out. Nice countertop size too. I prefer to use this oven when cooking frozen food items such as pizza, wings, fish Stix than using my conventional oven. Two knobs, one for timer and the other for temperature gauge. Three convenient racks to cook a large portion of food if needed. Great by, plus I got it on sale!

Tiffany Lester from
Posted on 6/1/2019 12:00:00 AM

This has been a great little oven. Unfortunately when it arrived the door on it was shattered, however, I called it in and a new door was delivered within 3 days. Great response from customer service! They have always been very helpful when I have had any issues!

Roberta Hurley from Cleveland Park Catering Company
Posted on 6/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

great for tight spaces and cooks for the most part evenly. I did although have to take the fan shroud off and re adjust the fan, kind of an inconvienence as I did have to do some work. Best price on the net!

Sal Ferrales from
Posted on 5/9/2017 12:00:00 AM

Disappointed with quality

David L. Butler from
Posted on 5/8/2023 12:00:00 AM

This was the cheapest, largest counter top convection oven I could find. I didn't have a big budget and needed to make this work. The first thing I noticed while I was baking veggies was the seal between the door and the oven would leak steam and water would start to drip down the front door. I tried fixing the seal but it just doesn't seem to fit properly. The second thing I noticed was the veggies in the back would brown first so I started to rotate the baking sheets 180 degrees halfway through the cooking process and that works wonders. Overall i'm satisfied for the time being, I do plan on replacing this in the future with a larger higher quality oven.

Matt Bryant from MAD Meal Preps
Posted on 5/6/2017 12:00:00 AM

So this item is not my favorite. we ordered it to fit a small space, when picking ovens i prefer a full size, and natural gas, but this unit works in a pinch.

Robert Chaisson from
Posted on 5/31/2016 12:00:00 AM

perfect oven for what we use it, it is not the best market but without a doubt, it is very good equipment, and its excellent price

Humberto Torres from Home Use
Posted on 5/30/2018 12:00:00 AM

Really good oven for baking on a smaller scale. The shelves are pretty close together so you can't really use for high items if you plan on using all 3 shelves.

Dovid Hershkowitz from Boeuf & Bun Corp.
Posted on 5/27/2019 12:00:00 AM

It's a great little oven. Will hold multiple half sheet baking pans. We use it to cook our oven baked potatoes.

Heather Burwell from
Posted on 5/25/2023 12:00:00 AM

These Avantco Half-Size Countertop ovens are great for those tight spaces where a traditional standing oven just won't cut it. These are lightweight but still sturdy and made very well.

Brandon Gardner from Gardner Foods, LLC
Posted on 5/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

This little Avantco oven works just as well as the more expensive Italian brand we've used before. We cook biscuits, sausage & chicken patties every morning for our customers and it works perfectly every time!

Mary Dubberly from Cozy Cabin Coffee
Posted on 5/19/2020 12:00:00 AM

This oven gets the job done. We're on our second unit within our first year of business after the first one's heating coil died, but with the warranty we were all set for a replacement. Good customer service, and we were happy to give another version of the same oven another shot. This one seems to be working completely fine, and cooks foods evenly and quickly.

Morgan Oxley from Bathtub Coffee
Posted on 5/19/2019 12:00:00 AM

Love these ovens! We own 3 of them. 2 of them weve had for about 4 years. Had to replace the fan motors in 2 of them, but we do bake 250 to 300 biscuits a day in them.

Shannon Garrison from Main Street Grill
Posted on 5/18/2022 12:00:00 AM

This is our second Avantco oven. The first was 1/2 sheet size and after less than 12 months had to discard it because the door would not stay closed. The Webstaurant store was kind enough to refund our money. We purchased this 1/4 size oven in February and it is holding up well. Purchasers should understand that Avantco products may be very inexpensive, but they are not the best built product you might expect. This quarter size unit came with a few flaws and design shortfalls, but we have adapted to its quirks and it serves our needs for baking chicken and roasting vegetables. . If I had to buy it again, I would, unless I was going to use it for some delicate type baking purposes where precise temperature control is a must. Pros: the oven door closes well every time so far Cons: The thermostat numbers are not accurate. You will need to insert a thermometer until you get used to where to set the dial for the temperature you need. We always use 350 and with this unit we have to turn the dial to 400 to get a fairly consistent 350. The shelf rack placement was designed poorly. There are three shelves and the top level is so high there is little room for clearance. Avantco could have easily lowered the entire shelf setup as there is ample space below the low shelf. Also, the racks are very thin steel and flex too easily minimizing the weight they hold. There is a timer switch but it only rings a bell, it doesn't shut off the oven, which is weird. Why bother with a switch if that's all it does? If you're looking for a basic use oven without any fine baking requirements you will get your value with this unit. I expect it well last a few years, but that's just a guesstimate.

Lee Crowell from Dale's
Posted on 5/18/2015 12:00:00 AM

Amazing little ovens that keep warm even with constant opening and closing. Size is perfect for our little kitchen, fits on top of counter or on shelves. Easy to use and fits more food inside than you would think.

Paramount Cafe from Paramount Cafe
Posted on 5/11/2020 12:00:00 AM

I highly recommend this oven. Pros; It heats up in minutes, and it is inexpensive. Cons; the temp dial is worthless you have to by an oven thermometer, and the timer is only good for 60min.

Jessica Jackson from Icki Sticki
Posted on 5/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

This thing is fantastic! We use it in our food truck for pretty much everything. It's a little on the small side but heats up very quickly and produces great results.

Samantha Boggs from Louami's
Posted on 4/5/2016 12:00:00 AM

The convent size is easily transported between our locations and for special events. It is easy to use and can be set up any where.

Anita Meixner from Keystone Community Resources Inc.
Posted on 4/3/2018 12:00:00 AM

Received the oven (2015-4-28), opened and tested. Electrically supping the oven with a measured 119.5-VAC, 20 AMP, 12 gauge circuit. 1: Removing the plastic protective covering on the top and sides of the oven went smoothly. 2: Beautiful high quality stainless steel inside and out. 3: Commercial duty construction. 4: Heats quickly, uniformly, and quiet. (SPL 58db, 1 meter from unit) 5: The new production run addresses the convection fan issue. Fan now stays on along with the heating element during the entire heating cooking cycle. 6: Good thermal insulation between the inner and outer stainless steel. Outer shell top is cooler than other ovens. 7: Simple controls. 8: Heavy duty 14 gauge power cord. 9: WEBstaurantStore.com ...excellence in website design, customer service and support. The not so good: 1: The protective plastic covering the door, is difficult to totally remove from the top corners of the door. Some still stuck under the stainless steel folds of the door corners. (see photo) 2: Essential to remove the stainless steel door handle allowing complete removal of the plastic protective covering the face of the door. No big deal, two small fillips screws, nonetheless must be done. 3: Due to the colors and design of the front label, it is very difficult to read the temperature and timer settings. 4: The cheep neon indicating lamps are awful. Lamps turn out to be useless. The green "Working" light is difficult to view. Turning room lights off helps. 5: The red "Power" light is brighter by a small margin, still difficult to see. (Indicating lamps need to be replaced with heat tolerant high brightness LED's). The bad: 1: Scratch on the inside center of the outer glass of the oven door. (Questions quality control) 2: When the timer ends it does NOT turn OFF the oven. The "TIMER" is downright USELESS. (Nothing more than a egg timer that ends with a low SPL bell sound) 3: Timer does NOT turn OFF oven consequently this can often lead to over cooking in a busy environment, loud environment or by simple forgetfulness. 4: Timer does NOT turn OFF (mains disconnect) the oven, a possible fire hazard and wastes energy. 5: Timer configuration never mentioned until reading the packaged operating manual. 6: CE and ETL listed but NOT certified or approved. 7: Unit is NOT UL listed or approved. Sum in one word; disappointed. A fantastic oven in need of a few production changes. The oven can easily become close to perfect.

Guy Zeleski from
Posted on 4/29/2015 12:00:00 AM

We use this in one of our food trucks. I prefer this one over the quarter size. You can fit a little more in it.

Terry Newton from Metal Masters
Posted on 4/24/2018 12:00:00 AM

You get what you pay, Lightweight oven perfect for catering. Mine is cooking unevenly, must rotate pans every 10 min to get uniform cooking. But for less money its ok.

Nathalie Bianchi from Mermelada Caracas
Posted on 4/23/2019 12:00:00 AM

Outstanding countertop convection oven. Needs minimal space and cooks to perfection. Great for baking cookies, and the removable racks make it easy for larger items

William Vincent from
Posted on 4/18/2018 12:00:00 AM

we just received this one a week ago. It is not too bad, built strong. It just takes a little bit time to get hot. So far so good

Tram Bui from TEZM Llc
Posted on 4/14/2021 12:00:00 AM

This is a beast! This unit is a work horse. The Avantco CO-28 Half Size Countertop Convection Oven, 2.3 Cu. Ft. - 208/240V, 2800W and also the 110v are great.

Herman Holly from In-Stock Supply Inc
Posted on 4/14/2020 12:00:00 AM

This toaster oven is amazing. We are able to leave it on during business hours with no problems. Keeps a steady temperature. Will use it every day and it was a perfect size for our counter. I would buy it again

Regina Steele from Steele House Coffee
Posted on 4/14/2018 12:00:00 AM

Nice counter sized unit. We used it to bake cookies and had no problems with it. It uses a standard outlet so it's easy to set up anywhere.

Nate Mendenhall from Blind Bobs LLC
Posted on 4/11/2018 12:00:00 AM

It works, but bakes unevenly! Have to turn whatever you're baking a couple times to not overcook whatever is in the back. The "timer" is a very faint and single "ding." Have used for 1.5 years at small coffee shop for croissants and biscuits.

Olivia Adams from
Posted on 3/8/2024 12:00:00 AM

this oven is prefect for small coffee shop! i definitely recommend this product! the side of oven was not hot when we use it. i think it is good for safety.

Brian Park from Coffee Speaks
Posted on 3/6/2017 12:00:00 AM

Good product for the cost. Doesn't always cook evenly. The three shelves inside cook at different temps if you have all three shelves in at the same time.

Daniel Scott from Trio's Deli
Posted on 3/6/2016 12:00:00 AM

Puts together very well, sturdy and shipped quickly Great product for the restaurant and the size could be larger and would make it a good bargain. Shipping charges were a bit much but when we order more items it gets cheaper.

Herman Holly from Instock Supply
Posted on 3/31/2023 12:00:00 AM

I love the size of this oven. It worked very well for about a year and a half, only using it for a few hours a day. After 1.5 years the motor went out. Spend the extra money and upgrade.

BJ Lowrance from
Posted on 3/31/2022 12:00:00 AM

Another successful install in a customers concession trailer. Very nice quality and finish. Got it on sale making it a bonus. If it goes on sale again will buy more.

Franks And Pattys Concession from Franks & Pattys Concession
Posted on 3/30/2018 12:00:00 AM

Purchased this oven for our mold manufacturing company and it works great. Tons of room inside the oven for running prototypes. Heat is pretty consistent as well. Highly recommend for anyone that wants a tabletop solution that's still spacious enough for larger capacity items.

Evan Smith from Dark City Molds LLC
Posted on 3/29/2021 12:00:00 AM

We've been using this in our cafe for light baking every day for about a month now, and it's great. I wouldn't start a bakery with it, but for light baking at the beginning of the day it works just fine.

Ian Miller from Little Lion Ice Cream
Posted on 3/29/2019 12:00:00 AM

The Avantco portable countertop ovens are great. They heat up pretty quickly and are easy to move, which is very important for our catering team. One issue we have found is that with frequent opening the door will become loose and the oven loses it seal. We may have to repair our. That being said however, these are great ovens and we highly recommend them, especially if you need a portable oven for catering gigs.

Brandon Gregoire from Dig & Serve
Posted on 3/24/2017 12:00:00 AM

Works great so far, I use this to cook baked Mac n cheese throughout the day. Cooks evenly and the timer is great when you are busy..no problems so far. Best part it’s 120 volt..

Obi Linton from
Posted on 3/21/2020 12:00:00 AM

Decent convection oven especially when you consider the price. Ours has served us well for over a year now and needed nothing except some additional sheet pans, and a good wipedown every morning before firing her up.

Greg from Iwindis Llc
Posted on 3/17/2019 12:00:00 AM

This is a compact oven that pretty much does its job. It's about the size of a microwave. The top rack is too high to use for anything other than cookies. I found that if I remove all the racks and simply insert quarter sized pans without them, I can use all three tiers. After about 3 months, this oven had an electrical short and would blow a circuit, simply by plugging it in. I was about to pack it up to return it, when I decided to have someone take a look at it. Apparently there is a poor design with the wiring connector. The technician simply used a different (already available) connector inside. It took about 4 minutes for him to fix. I would have given this oven 5 stars, but for this petty problem.

Bill Myrthil from Capital City Creamery
Posted on 3/17/2016 12:00:00 AM

satisfies out needs, but not the best oven. the knobs fall off easily. the racks are very close together. it doesn't get hot on the sides which is nice. small size is convenient. the timer kind of doesn't work anymore and we don't even use it much, so we use our phones now. it's ok and does the job.

Linda Galt from
Posted on 3/13/2024 12:00:00 AM

For several months, I have been researching countertop convection ovens, and have seen how expensive they can be. I originally thought about purchasing This half size Avantco 120v, but hesitated based on reviews and my own opinion about wanting an oven with an interior light feature. I bit the bullet since I didn’t have 2k to cough up on my dream oven... I purchased the Avantco CO-16 half size countertop convection oven, and boy was this a great buy! The oven itself is bigger than I had anticipated, it is also very quiet. I am learning how to use my new oven since I have never owned a convection and it is indeed a learning curve. When you first plug it in, insure that is has its OWN dedicated outlet, this is important in preventing the unit from overheating. The unit comes oiled or greased from the manufacturer so it will slightly smoke in the back ventilation system, this must occur in order for the unit to complete its first time usage cycles, the more you use it the quicker the unit adjusts itself to the temperatures that you need for your baking. I tested my unit 5 times back to back for 5 days. I plugged it in, placed my oven thermometer inside, put the temperature to 350, I noticed the unit heating up gradually,I noticed the slight smoke, assured my unit was 12inches away from my walls, noticed the temperature light shutting off when the unit reached my desired temperature. By days 3,4, and 5. Zero smoke from the oiled fans, and the unit reached temperature in about 3-5 minutes! This oven is quiet and absolutely a bargain for the price. I am still learning how to use my convection oven since the degrees on my internal oven thermometer read differently than my oven temperature control knob, an exact 50 degrees difference. This is normal for convections, although depending on the brand this may differ. Overall, I am loving this oven, it is absolutely beautiful and a wonderful addition to our kitchen. This is your sign to get yours, if you are patient and willing to learn how to use your oven and understand that all ovens are not made the same, then go ahead, for the price you really can't beat it, it is a great oven and we love ours. ??

Mariana Vargas from
Posted on 3/11/2024 12:00:00 AM

This oven is the perfect size! Im able to transport it, and still fit 8 quarter size trays in at a time. Only wish it had an interior light

Racquel Mounce from Sprinkles Cookie Creations
Posted on 2/9/2019 12:00:00 AM

Awesome convection oven for the $$. Small enough to fit into a concession area or behind a bar for quick heating or hot holding. I use this thing daily without any issues going on a few years now.

Karla Goodson from Brewing Good Coffee Company
Posted on 2/28/2022 12:00:00 AM

Avantco CO-28 Half Size Countertop Convection Oven, 2.3 Cu. Ft. is very good quality product. Brand is very good. Power is very good. Thanks !

Muhammed Yildiz from Low Price Supply Inc
Posted on 2/25/2020 12:00:00 AM

We have only had the over for about a week but it works great. Heat up very fast and cooks food well. Chicken tenders and Mozzarella sticks come out hot and crispy, just like from a fryer but without the old. It hold 3 1/4 sheet pans so you can make a lot of food at once.

Nathan Mares from
Posted on 2/19/2015 12:00:00 AM

Great item. Exactly as described.

Maryjane Coronis from
Posted on 2/17/2024 12:00:00 AM

I have had no issues with this countertop oven. It puts off very little heat, which is great in the small space we have it in. Like any oven, it does have some hot spots, so I rotate my sheets halfway through. I have had no complaints and am contemplating purchasing a second one!

Jana Laviolette from Nanna's Sweets
Posted on 2/17/2021 12:00:00 AM

So far so good, this oven actually does a good job when we bake our signature pay de queso a leaves it nice and golden brown.

Efrain Villalobos from PK2 Helados
Posted on 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AM

Although I measured this now that its on the counter it feels much larger than I thought it would. The openings between the racks are also relatively low so you can't bake anything very tall.

Heidi Gledhill from Deep Creek Coffee Co
Posted on 2/13/2018 12:00:00 AM

We've had this little unit for our brewery for just a little over a year. We use it to heat our pretzels, melt our cheese for our crostini's, Heat up our flatbread pizza's and sandwiches, and anything else we put on the menu for light heating needs. For us, it's been a work horse and has not failed us. GREAT buy for the money!

Jordan Oswald from Batch Slapped
Posted on 2/10/2023 12:00:00 AM

We bought this oven really skeptical because all the bad reviews , so far is been working good, easy to use, and the size is perfect

Geoff Scalera from The Public House Tap & Grill
Posted on 12/6/2019 12:00:00 AM

The Avantco CO-16 Half Size Countertop Convection Oven was purchased for our coffee shop to do small pans of cookies, cakes & quiches. The small countertop size allows more work space for the other equipment.

Randy Shetler from
Posted on 12/6/2016 12:00:00 AM

Great oven!! we used it for cheesecakes and it worked great bake everything nice and evenly and was a perfect size that fit into a small area.

Bracha Sackton from
Posted on 12/4/2017 12:00:00 AM

great little oven! does everything promised and never fails to heat all our food every single time no matter what we throw at this guy

Jarrah Donald from Stormy Mountain Brewing
Posted on 12/4/2017 12:00:00 AM

My first unit didn't work more than a couple of days but customer service helped get an exchange shipped out quickly and easily. The replacement has worked great so far (knock on wood!)

Karen Keller from Deli Station
Posted on 12/31/2019 12:00:00 AM

There is a learning curve to using this oven but overall it does a decent job. We like to use it for our flatbread pizzas because it warms up quickly.

David Alink from The Homestead
Posted on 12/30/2017 12:00:00 AM

I have only had these ovens for a couple of months, but as of right now, I love them. They were extremely affordable, stack easily, and hold a lot of food. Other reviewers are right in noting that most of the time, you won't actually use 4 sheet pans in them because of the limited height - really the only thing I've been able to do that with is bacon or other flat meat products, like sausage links, etc. But you can certainly fit 3 cupcake pans or anything like that with no trouble. Great buy!

Leah Wilcox from
Posted on 12/29/2016 12:00:00 AM

I cannot say enough great things about this oven, I have two of them and they are wonderful. I started a small bakery and these helped me bypass getting an expensive hood system installed. My production capacity with two of these is essentially the same as a residential oven, though there is the benefit of being able to bake at different temperatures. A few nuances that I have noticed: - Goods will bake faster, and some recipes will need to have the temperature reduced by 25-50 degrees (creme brulee, cheesecake) - While it has the capacity for four racks/trays, it's really best to do two at a time max as the heat isn't distributed as evenly with more than two trays in at a time. And for macarons, I only ever load on tray at a time. You can only fit two, half size cupcake pans in at once, meaning that you can essentially bake 24 cupcakes at one time in this oven. I use tulip liners and space the pans out and they work well. - There is no broiler feature (not an application I have use for but something to keep in mind.) - Oven is made to utilize commercial half-size pans. I have some pans I got a deal on but they were just slightly too large, intended for home use. - The fan make a noticeable sound but it's not overly loud or obnoxious. - There is no oven light. Honestly for the price, these ovens are a great bargain and perfect if you're starting a food operation on a low budget. I run them both five days a week for usually at least 8 hours.

Aarika Farris from
Posted on 12/28/2016 12:00:00 AM

This oven is great for a small space and small cooking needs. We tend to refer to this oven as "our easy bake" oven due to its small size, yet works great in a limited amount of prep space.

Kevin Muller from Crazy Crepe
Posted on 12/27/2017 12:00:00 AM

I have a small boutique pie shop. I use this oven to bake our pies. It seems the back, right portion of this oven is hotter than the rest as my pies on that side tend to burn. So I have to regularly rotate my pies during the cooking process to prevent them from burning. Other than that glitch this oven bakes my pies very well. Flakey crust cooked all the way through and much quicker than our regular electric oven. I would buy another one if I needed it - I really like it. I recommend it for a small bakery/shop environment on a limited budget.

Amey Balman from Hooray For Pie!
Posted on 12/25/2020 12:00:00 AM

The Avantco CO-28 Half Size Countertop Convection Oven, 2.3 Cu. Ft, came fully assembled and was as easy as plugging it into the wall. The products meets our expectations for a small operation like us

Christopher Sidell from
Posted on 12/22/2015 12:00:00 AM

I have never had or used a convection oven before so this was a new toy in the kitchen. this thing really cooks fast, in many cases twice as fast as a conventional oven. this means a lot to a small store with limited staff. I can really get fresh made orders out quick. very well built unit, only negative to me is that it could use a better, more precise, timer. I have a magnetic digital timer mounted on the front of the stove that I can set to the second and this solves my timer problem. overall it is an excellent product.

Jeff Kennedy from Sebring Soda & Ice Cream Works
Posted on 12/20/2017 12:00:00 AM

This is a good purchase with a good price and quality together, Fast shipping service, Good description and photos. Very happy with the purchase, we will be returning for more. thanks

Ramiro Delgado from Cleanby Corp
Posted on 12/15/2018 12:00:00 AM

We use this oven on a daily basis & absolutely love it! It heats up super quick and we haven’t had any trouble yet with the oven.

Kayla Tankesly from Cafe Paradiso
Posted on 12/13/2017 12:00:00 AM

What can I say I sell Empanadas I justed to reheat my Empanadas and a toaster oven and always my customers have to wait for my Empanadas now with this oven no more lines I can reheat three times more Empanadas at once thanks you I will reorder another one

Michely Almaraz from El Tenedor De Nacho
Posted on 11/8/2015 12:00:00 AM

I just received this oven and fired it up for a test bake using some croissants. While it is a small oven and you do have to rotate the pans, you also need to do that in any other convection oven unless you get a rotational rack oven. This oven is solid, clean, runs quiet, and heats up/maintains its heat very quickly. Not sure what the negative reviews are for, but this seems like a great oven so far.

Shawn Bergin from
Posted on 11/5/2019 12:00:00 AM

This countertop convection oven is perfect to keep our breakfast items warm all morning. The dial thermostat is simple and the unit has been performing well for months.

Phil Riehl from Oak Hill Bulk Foods, Inc.
Posted on 11/4/2015 12:00:00 AM

We use this oven is our concession stand to heat soft pretzels and other convenience foods. Works great for us. Does not pull much power and heats items we use in 2 to 3 minutes, perfect for our use. We do have to be sure to clean crumbs from the bottom around the door gasket to maintain the seal. Other than that works great. We have owned this for 3 years and use it constantly 4 to 5 hours a day.

Norman Stoddart from Https://Iceworkshsv.Wordpress.Com/
Posted on 11/30/2021 12:00:00 AM

Avantco CO-16 Half Size Countertop Convection Oven, 1.5 Cu. Ft. - 120V, 1600W is a solid and affordable oven that we are able to use in different places.

Distribution Warehouse from
Posted on 11/30/2019 12:00:00 AM

Perfect size oven for a small business! I have a bakery I use it for, no exhaust system needed for use. I am to fit 4 quarter sheet trays inside or two trays of 1/2doze cupcakes. So small but definitely gets the job done!

Jasmine from Sweet Dreams
Posted on 11/29/2017 12:00:00 AM

This oven fits all my needs at the coffee shop. It sits on the counter and heats quickly and quietly. I really like the timer because time flys and it keeps me on track. I warm a Rosemary Potato rustic roll and the smell, sells.

David Beightol from
Posted on 11/28/2019 12:00:00 AM

This was such a great buy!! It works good, doesn't get too hot on the outside and has good heat distribution. The price was very reasonable too. Would buy another.one

Larry Arcand from Park Falls Variety Store
Posted on 11/27/2018 12:00:00 AM

This fits perfectly in my small space and heats up quickly and is well insulated. Even though it is convection, rotation of the pans is still necessary to keep products from burning on one side.

Troy Patterson from Fit Baking Company
Posted on 11/25/2019 12:00:00 AM

Great oven Took a couple replacements but it works great and would recommend this for your needs. I can fit full size pans and roasting pans in it.

Wayne Bevins from
Posted on 11/24/2014 12:00:00 AM

I own four Avantco products and they all work perfectly. I really appreciate the size and operational capabilities of this oven and have had no issues so far. The only thing I would like to see changed. I would like the oven to shut off with the timer with option to stay on.

David Jarvis from
Posted on 11/22/2020 12:00:00 AM

Lifesaver!! Being a small kitchen and menu this countertop convection oven has done more for our food business than we expected. It gets to the temperature you need. The food is cooked evenly and the timer is a big help so nothing goes to waste.

Bryce Holland from 109 & Co.
Posted on 11/2/2020 12:00:00 AM

This item came with a piece unattached, once we figured out it was reverse threaded it went back in to place easily. We have limited space in our kitchen and this oven does a great job for the size. We have issues keeping the temperature regulated and the adjustment dial seems to be a bit off. We bought an inexpensive oven thermometer and that makes it easier to regulate now. We are looking at buying another to stack. It cooks nicely for the size/cost.

Tricia Sullivan from Dolce Diva
Posted on 11/16/2014 12:00:00 AM

works grate no noise not a lot of power usage and its very good looking so far i had no complains about this product av

Avraham Candinov from Munch Place
Posted on 11/15/2015 12:00:00 AM

We have purchased several of these ovens and each one has worked perfectly.. The price is the best around, and even though this oven has a low price it is well made. Oven gets hot quickly and cleans easily.

John Dawson from Please B Seated
Posted on 11/13/2015 12:00:00 AM

really, really happy with this purchase. The oven is compact, heats quickly, is easy to get working out of the box, and does the job.

Nick Leahy from AIX
Posted on 11/11/2018 12:00:00 AM

This unit works as well as can be expected for a countertop oven. It's 'convection' qualities leave much to be desired. The edges are definitely hot spots and baked goods baked off in here are mediocre when compared to baked goods baked off site in our large convection oven. We use this unit in our very small restaurant for toasting of bread, finishing off of par-cooked bacon to get it to crisp, and daily baking of scones and cookies on site. It's interior size is its best feature. I personally like that it does not have an automatic timer to turn off. I would purchase this unit again if ever necessary.

Awna Zegzdryn from AZ Catering & Event Planning
Posted on 11/10/2018 12:00:00 AM

The Avantco CO-14 Countertop Convection oven I bought from you; Every time I use it, it set´s off an awfull vibrating and racketeering noice. The noise it makes is almost unbarable and it doesn´t stop until I am trough baking. In the description of this item on your site: You did not alert us about this problem. All I have had since I bought this oven from you are problems. First the oven came without the racks. Then you mailed the wrong racks. And then it took for ever till I got the right racks.... Now I wonder if they realy are the right racks? Because of the noice they make. Is there anything that can be done to solve this problem? If not, I would like to return ithe OVEN.

Posted on 10/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

We use this oven mostly during the baking classes. It is a bit tricky to use, it takes a while to heat up. It also has significant hot spots located diagonally, which makes it difficult not to burn cakes baked on half size sheets. When baking smaller products, it works okay. Its size and weight make it very convenient to transport when needed.

Tiina D'souza from
Posted on 10/29/2023 12:00:00 AM

A perfect sized oven for my boutique bakery, I love the way it fix all of my goods perfectly and evenly, as well as time efficient. A countertop oven is perfect for space saving as well.

Amber Godina from Violette's Fine Pastries
Posted on 10/29/2015 12:00:00 AM

I love this new oven! It's perfect for home use and the instructions are simple to read! They had forgotten the racks however, once I contacted them about it, it came immediately and I was excited about using it. The oven is very good at baking cakes, cupcakes and cookies! For bread, it doesn't work too well however, you have to open the oven and turn it in certain angles to make sure the bread browns evenly. Not a problem since I usually bake cupcakes and cookies. I totally recommend this!

Selena from
Posted on 10/26/2017 12:00:00 AM

The unit came well packaged and protected and arrived on time. This sees daily use on a moderate basis. So far it has performed well and as described. The size is excellent for counter top usage.

The Transit Cafe from The Transit Cafe
Posted on 10/20/2015 12:00:00 AM

Economy option for sure, but heats up well still after a few years. Door gets loose and gasket wears easily, nut is easy to replace. Good product for the price.

Jordan Keeton from 83 West
Posted on 10/2/2021 12:00:00 AM

Bought this oven to replace a Turbo Chef and it fits our needs perfectly. We have a small cafe and are using it to make sandwiches and heat up small items. We love it bc the Turbo Chef was pumping out so much heat even when idle. This oven is quiet - the only thing I will say is that when the fan is blowing there is a rattling sound that sounds like the it's hitting a piece of metal inside. And the door is very squeaky for some reason. Nothing a little WD40 can't fix I'm sure

Donna Szu from
Posted on 10/2/2017 12:00:00 AM

This oven has been great for the couple of months we've been using it. Definitely follow the instructions and run the oven at least a day before service so you can get rid of the plastic smell it ships with.

Tracy Kennard from
Posted on 10/17/2017 12:00:00 AM

This oven is simply amazing. I purchased it for personal use in my RV - because RV ovens are so bad! This oven rivals my dual convection oven in my house! I love it! Even baking - I have baked so many items in this already - cookies, breads, pies, cakes, rolls, etc. There is nothing this little gem can't handle - and the price point is amazing! I would buy this over and over and over again!

Rhandel Chapman-Kidwell from
Posted on 10/13/2018 12:00:00 AM

Good product for the price. Only down side is the temp runs lower than indicator. Agree with other reviews about protective sheeting being difficult to remove, but hey, no scratches on it.

Sherry Byrum from Y'all Come Eat
Posted on 10/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

I am very pleased with this product. I read mixed reviews on it before purchasing and I was very apprehensive, but after the purchase, I can say that I love this oven. My only complaint at this point would be the dial for the temperature and timer isn't precise. You have to guesstimate on it, but its a great product.

T Aldrich from Mom's Bakery
Posted on 1/9/2017 12:00:00 AM

Worked great for 13.5 months (with the 1 year warranty! Isn't that always the way!) before emitting a loud HUUUUUMMMMMM from the blower motor. You get what you pay for!

A&J King Artisan Bakers from A. King
Posted on 1/6/2020 12:00:00 AM

Excellent convection oven for a great price! The oven itself is actually relatively light, so you can move it around, if need be. It's quite and works really nicely, and doesn't take up a ton of space. Perfect for small loads of things that need to get baked. The only slight downside is that the dial is not terribly accurate/easy to read, so you have to eyeball the temperature on the dial, to the best of your ability.

Katherine Sprung from
Posted on 1/6/2017 12:00:00 AM

Perfect size for use in small restaurant or food truck kitchens, very good quality for the price all stainless steel comes protected for the shipment.

Victor Colmenarez from Victors
Posted on 1/4/2018 12:00:00 AM

Good quality construction and worked properly as designed. The oven also came in pretty quickly which was great considering our last minute need for the oven. Definitely recommend.

Nancy Moreno from
Posted on 1/31/2020 12:00:00 AM

This oven works great. Never had an issue with it. Heats thoroughly. We us this for heating sandwiches. Lots of space inside can fit up to 6 in the oven.

Elise Richard from Cafe
Posted on 1/31/2017 12:00:00 AM

The oven is definitely bigger than I thought. It definitely works really well for cookies. however for bigger items I need to take a shelf out so that there's enough space in between the racks.

Jennifer Lasala from Jennifer Lee's Bakery
Posted on 1/3/2020 12:00:00 AM

This is a great office sized oven. It has been a nice way to bake items for clients such as cookies, cinnamon rolls, and lunch items. Glad I purchased it.

Eric Hammon from Life Track
Posted on 1/29/2020 12:00:00 AM

First of all the power cord was backward compared the spec sheet. Major hot spots and runs low on temperature. Within two months we decided to get something better, now just need to figure out how to get rid of this one or sell it. As a business owner it’s annoying to spend time on things like this.

Diana Shockley from
Posted on 1/28/2020 12:00:00 AM

Got this today, and during the initial seasoning run I noticed the fan was noisy, more so as it stopped. It was hitting on the shield in the back of the oven. I took the shield off (I am an appliance repairman) and discovered the nut on the fan had not been tightened! The fan was flopping around. Tightened it up (reverse thread) and all is nice & quiet now. 5- minute fix, but should not have been needed had QC been on the ball! One big downer has to do with the protective film on the unit that has to be removed. The film comes off okay, but that on the door was applied to the panel before the door was put together. Thus, some of the film is under the lips of the other door panels, and will not come out, leaving a ragged plastic piece of film on our beautiful stainless oven!

Shari Hickman from
Posted on 1/26/2015 12:00:00 AM

one of the best ovens ive used...bakes evenly and efficiently...the fan blows hot air so all my cakes and pastries bake up more fluffy and light!

Feraz Abdool from Home
Posted on 1/22/2017 12:00:00 AM

This is my second avantco half size countertop oven and I have really enjoyed them. They heat up very fast and very hot so make sure to monitor whatever you are cooking or add a gauge on the rack.

Robert Harrison from Harbor House Seafood
Posted on 1/20/2020 12:00:00 AM

I love this oven . It heats up super fast and bakes great. I cut down a pizza stone to put in mine and it bakes some of the best pizzas! Perfect for snacks when you don't want to have to heat up your big oven.

Anthony Lucente from
Posted on 1/2/2015 12:00:00 AM

I have been using this oven daily to bake Focaccia bread and toast sandwiches for my small café. It works wonderfully so far, I have no complaints!

Jennifer Southerland from Vivace Gourmet Café
Posted on 1/19/2022 12:00:00 AM

This oven has its quirks! I know they say every oven is a learning experience, so let me share what I've learned. The hot spot is the back right-hand side of the oven. If you bake with more than 2 trays, the temperature will drop too much to keep a consistent bake, so you will have to add time to all of your items. You will have to rotate SOME items, not all. Anything in rows. Surprisingly enough, I have baked cakes and cookies at the same time, and I found that the cakes do not need to be turned at all. They bake really evenly thanks to the circular shape. From time to time, this oven rattles. It is not completely stable inside. Make sure your trays are not directly touching the back of the oven, and be sure to clean it frequently!!!!! Also, take good care of the seal. Mine seemed to be a little worn on day one, and I kick myself for not speaking up about it. The seal on the oven door must be watched closely. I would recommend this oven for very light use. If you are starting a small business, this is not the right oven for you.

Michael De Matto from Baked
Posted on 1/17/2021 12:00:00 AM

i can't believe this oven is as strong as the turbofan. i have used this oven to bake my macaron and it turn out amazing.

Jimmy Phu from
Posted on 1/13/2016 12:00:00 AM

Works as a casual oven in a small cafe. It does have several hot spots and we need to split the baking time to constantly flip the pan back to front and even which trays are on each rack. Top burns, middle back gets crispy. No consistency. I would recommend a better brand but if you are looking to only bake a few times a week this will do with some care.

Tina Ciotti from The Fancy Marshmallow Co
Posted on 1/10/2023 12:00:00 AM