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 racks 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 racks 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

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

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.

JAVIER from
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

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.

Jon Mills 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

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

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

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

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

We bought this oven for our small batch bakery. It is the perfect size for counter top use. Our only complaint is there seems to be a hot spot, but that is easily remedied by turning and rotating product half way thru baking times. It isn't super loud and doesn't put off nearly as much heat as we expected.

Alanna Dennis from Alanna's Gourmet Treats
Posted on 6/23/2018 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

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.

Baosong Huang from Bubble Waffle & Tea
Posted on 6/15/2018 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

The Avantco CO-16 Half Size Countertop Convection Oven, 1.5 Cu. Ft. - 120V, 1600W is the perfect size for what we need. Next we will be ordering more items to use with it!

Herman Holly from In-Stock Supply Inc
Posted on 5/5/2016 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

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

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.

Renee Jelinek from Paramount Cafe
Posted on 5/11/2020 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.

Laura Brown-Yadlosky from Keystone Community Resources Inc.
Posted on 4/3/2018 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 Isaacks from Hooray For Pie!
Posted on 12/25/2020 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

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

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 [email protected]
Posted on 11/28/2019 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

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

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

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

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

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

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