Best OTG Ovens In India

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Fancy a chocolate cake every now and then?

Maybe a thin crust pizza?

Or maybe you’re just particular about having your morning bread toasted just right.

You could order out every time you have a craving for one of these – or, well, if you have any consideration for your wallet- you could easily make all three of these dishes(and much more!) at home, in an OTG(Oven Toaster Griller).

At this point, you may be wondering, hang on- what is an OTG oven? Or you may already know about them and want to know straightaway about the top OTG ovens in the market. Keeping both categories in mind, we have written this detailed buying guide for the best OTG ovens in India, covering all of the top oven brands in India as well as all the accessories and utensils for OTG ovens that come with. We’ll also cover how to use an OTG oven, in case you’re a beginner.

Basically anything and everything about OTG ovens!

So let’s get started, shall we?

What is an OTG Oven?

OTG ovens are an important addition to any kitchen. And while most households get along fine with just microwave ovens, which are extremely handy and convenient to use, if you want to achieve a higher quality for baking or grilling, you can’t do without an OTG.

Here’s how:

OTG’s use either a single, or multiple thermal heating coils(depending on the make and model) that provide heat. There are mainly two broad categories of OTG ovens:

  1. Professional OTG ovens: Totally heat insulated and can provide temperatures upto 300 degrees Celsius.
  2. OTG’s for home use: Partially heat insulated and provide temperatures up to ~250 degrees celsius.

OTG Oven Uses

OTG ovens, as the name suggests can only be used specifically for Baking, grilling or toasting. You can make pizzas, kebabs, cakes, etc in an OTG oven. Depending on your food habits, you may find this perfectly suited or you may prefer the multi functionality of a microwave oven. Each has it’s own place in your kitchen, and neither can replace the other.

What Type of OTG Oven Should You Buy?

Firstly, OTG ovens come in different sizes. The small OTG ovens have a capacity of upto 20 L. Medium sized OTG ovens have a capacity of 20-40 L and large OTG ovens have a capacity of about, 40-55 L.

If you live in a small household(1-3 people) or, if you are a beginner who just wants an easy way to bake or grill at home, a small OTG oven would be best suited for you. The main reason being that bigger OTG ovens can be a bit complicated for newbies, who haven’t baked or grilled ever.

That disclaimer aside, if you’re willing to put in a little extra effort and experiment a bit, you can quickly get the hang of even a bigger OTG oven, and be baking/grilling/toasting like a pro in no time.

Another plus point of putting in the extra commitment is that bigger OTG’s have more features such as a convection fan for baking, multiple heating rods and motorized rotisserie(more about these features below).

Utensils For OTG Ovens

Depending on whether you’re baking, grilling or toasting- you’ll use particular utensils in your OTG Oven such as:

  • Baking tray
  • Crumb Tray
  • Tongs
  • Skewer rods
  • Rotisserie rods(if you have an OTG with motorized rotisserie)
  • Grill rack

What materials should OTG oven utensils be made up of?

We recommend you use stainless steel as much as possible, as it is non-reactive. You can use other materials as well, such as borosilicate glass, ceramic cookware, etc- but you’ll have to be particular about how you use them in your oven, which can get unnecessarily complicated.

How To Use OTG Ovens

You should pre-heat your OTG oven for about 10-15 mins before using it. As you use your oven more, you’ll figure out the best pre-heating time. Your OTG oven will have 3 knobs to control temperature, time and the ‘function’ you’re using it in- such as convection/grill/toast, etc.

Smaller OTG’s usually do not have all functions. They’ll usually just have 2-3 functions in which you can use either a single or multiple heating coils.

As the OTG size increases, more functions get added on such as convection, rotisserie. Let’s explore these:

Convection: This mode uses an in built fan and exhaust to spread the heat evenly inside the oven. This ensures a steady temperature around your food and also pulls away moisture, giving that crispy, brown look. You can read more about baking in convection mode here.

Rotisserie: Used for grilling meat. You can insert strips of meat between the rotisserie rods(or even a whole chicken!) and set it inside the oven. The rotisserie rod rotates and ensures that all sides of the meat get grilled evenly.

Pro Tip

Use an oven thermometer to check the temperature inside the OTG oven when you’re preheating. See how long it takes to get to your pre-set temperature and whether it stays at that temperature or goes higher/lower. Repeat this exercise in a few more spots inside the OTG. You’ll get to know where the hot and cold spots in your OTG are, if any, so you can adjust your cooking time accordingly

How to Maintain Your OTG oven?

  • Clean it out after every usage. This’ll help you in the long term, because the longer a food stain sits in the oven, the harder it gets to take it out. You can make a natural and effective oven cleaner solution at home using baking soda and vinegar! Have a look at the preparation process in this post by the kitchn. And always remember to unplug the oven before cleaning it!
  • Place a baking tray/ plate at the bottom of the oven while using the oven. This will ensure that if, say, your cake rises and spills a bit too much, or a bit of your grilled meat falls off, it won’t be hard to clean up.

Best OTG ovens in India – Top 9 Reviewed

Mini OTG’s- Suitable for Small Families of upto 3 people

#1 Bajaj Majesty

Features

  1. Power consumption=1200 W
  2. Capacity= 16 L
  3. Warranty: 2 years on product
  4. Accessories included: Tongs, skewer rods, crumb tray, baking tray, grill rack
  5. Thermostat and timer functionality
  6. Powder coated, stainless steel body

Pros

✅ Easy portability

✅Easy to clean and maintain

Cons

❌No rotisserie function

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#2 Prestige PCR

Features

  1. Power consumption=1380 W
  2. Capacity= 19 L
  3. Warranty: 1 year
  4. Accessories included: Tongs, skewer rods, crumb tray, baking tray, grill rack
  5. Thermostat and timer functionality
  6. Rotisserie feature

Pros

✅ Great build quality and looks

Cons

❌ Connecting wire is too short for our liking. Not convenient while plugging in to the power point

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#3 Lifelong OTG

Features

  1. Power consumption=1200 W
  2. Capacity= 16 L
  3. Warranty: 2 years on product
  4. Thermostat and timer functionality
  5. Accessories included: Tongs, skewer rods, crumb tray, baking tray, gloves

Pros

✅ Lightweight, easy to carry around

✅ Great build quality

Cons

❌  Steel border near the handle turns too hot to touch when product is in use. Will have to use mittens while handling

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Medium Sized OTG’s- Suitable for families of 4-6 people

#1 American Micronic 36 L

Features

  1. Power consumption=2000 W
  2. Capacity= 36 L
  3. Warranty: 2 years
  4. Thermostat and timer functionality
  5. Motorized rotisserie
  6. Convection heating fan
  7. 6 heating elements- 2 having 400 W rating and rest having 300 W rating
  8. Accessories included: Tongs, skewer rods, crumb tray, baking tray,
  9. Double layered glass door

Pros

✅Only OTG in India that provides option for variable heating intensity on top and bottom

✅ Superior baking experience that most OTG’s due to convection heating technology

Cons

❌  No light bulb in the inner chamber

❌ Instruction manual not provided along with the product

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#2 Morphy Richards 28 RSS

Features

  1. Power consumption=1600 W
  2. Capacity= 28 L
  3. Warranty: 2 years
  4. Thermostat and timer functionality
  5. Accessories included: Tongs, skewer rods, crumb tray, baking tray, gloves
  6. Motorized rotisserie(rotating skewer which ensures that food gets evenly grilled on all sides)
  7. Removable crumb tray
  8. Stainless steel body

Pros

✅ Can effectively grill dishes with the motorized rotisserie feature

✅ Easy to clean with the removable crumb tray

Cons

❌  Flimsy quality of thermostat/ function control knobs

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#3 American Micronic 28 L

Features

  1. Power consumption=1500 W
  2. Capacity= 28 L
  3. Warranty: 2 years
  4. Thermostat and timer functionality
  5. Toughened glass door
  6. Accessories included: Tongs, skewer rods, crumb tray, baking tray, gloves

Pros

✅ Energy efficient due to toughened glass door that retains heat

✅ Sturdy build quality

Cons

❌  No light bulb on the inside

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Large OTG’s- Suitable for 7-10 people

#1 Bajaj Majesty 45 L

Features

  1. Power consumption=2000 W
  2. Capacity= 45 L
  3. Thermostat and timer functionality
  4. Accessories included: Tongs, skewer rods, crumb tray, baking tray, rotisserie fork
  5. Rotisserie & Convection modes

Pros

✅ Quick pre-heating as compared to other OTG’s

Cons

❌  No light bulb inside the OTG

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#2 Borosil Prima

Features

  1. Power consumption=2000 W
  2. Capacity= 42 L
  3. Thermostat and timer functionality
  4. Accessories included: Tongs, skewer rods, crumb tray, baking tray, rotisserie fork
  5. Rotisserie feature
  6. Conventional heating

Pros

✅ Quick pre-heating as compared to other OTG’s

Cons

❌  Few online users have complained of outer body heating up while in use

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#3 Morphy Richards 52 RCSS

Features

  1. Power consumption=2000 W
  2. Capacity= 52 L
  3. Warranty= 2 years
  4. Thermostat and timer functionality
  5. Accessories included: Tongs, skewer rods, crumb tray, baking tray, rotisserie fork
  6. Motorized Rotisserie & Convection modes
  7. Stay on mode to keep food warm
  8. Galvanized and rust proof inner chamber
  9. 6 operation modes including- Toast+Convection, Bake+ Convection, defrost…

Pros

✅ Great energy efficiency and heat retention – due to galvanized steel inner chamber

✅ Illuminated inner chamber

Cons

❌  Short power cable

❌ Build quality could be better

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Best OTG Oven in India- Our Recommendation

Our final verdict- The best OTG oven in India, across all categories is:

American Micronic 36 L

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We feel that it hits the sweet spot in terms of Capacity, pricing and features that an average sized family will need. Whether you’re a serious baker or an amateur, you’re surely going to have fun with this OTG.

 

That’s it in our review of the best OTG ovens in India, hope you found this buyer’s guide helpful. Any questions? Jump into the comments section below and we’ll get back to you ASAP!

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